New Zealand Delegation

January 2012

ICVA welcomed a delegation from the Independent Police Conduct Authority (IPCA) of New Zealand, as part of a series of events illustrating how independent custody visiting operates as a National Preventative Mechanism (NPM) in the UK.

IPCA, the National Preventive Mechanism for New Zealand under OPCAT, was represented by Chair, Justice Goddard and National Manager, Janis Adair. IPCA is an independent body set up by parliament to keep watch over the police. Its role includes monitoring the conditions of detention and treatment of detainees in police custody.

The July visit included a series of events to provide an insight into how independent custody visiting operates as an NPM in the UK.