Investigations and Analysis Report
Report No: SHRC/IAR/No.2/2021
Report Title: Conditions of Places of Detention (Perseverance Police Station)
Report Issued: 03rd December 2021
Responsible Bodies: The Ministry of Internal Affairs
The Seychelles Police Force
The Issues covered by the Report
(a) Whether the cells and facilities at the Perseverance Police Station are appropriate for the detention of persons for a period longer than twenty-four (24) hours; and
(b) Whether the cells and facilities at the Perseverance Police Station are appropriate for the detention of vulnerable groups, such as women and children, in accordance with Seychelles’ domestic and international obligations.
Attached is an Investigation and Analysis Report made by the Seychelles Human Rights Commission (“the Commission”) as per its mandate under the Seychelles Human Rights Commission Act, 2018, in relation to the issues mentioned above. The Report is based on the national and international human rights standards of Seychelles.
The findings and recommendations of the Commission can be found in paragraphs 6.1 and 6.3 of the Report.
The Responsible Bodies named in this Report have the statutory duty to respond to this Report within the period stipulated, which is no longer than 60 days from the date of issue of the Report and are invited to enter into discussions with the Commission prior to providing its response, should it wish to.