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OPTIONAL PROTOCOL TO THE CONVENTION AGAINST TORTURE (OPCAT)
SUBCOMMITTEE ON PREVENTION OF TORTURE

Annual reports received by the SPT from National Preventive Mechanisms

Note: Organizations and institutions that have authored the NPM Annual Reports posted on this page are responsible for the content and for the opinions expressed therein, which are not necessarily those of the SPT.

Designated NPM and notified to the SPT


Country
NPM
Annual Report
Albania People's Advocate
http://www.avokatipopullit.gov.al
2008-2010, 2013
Armenia Human Rights Defender of Armenia
http://www.ombuds.am
2009
Austria Austrian Ombudsman Board
http://volksanwaltschaft.gv.at/en
2012, 2013
Azerbaijan Human Rights Commissioner (Ombudsman)
http://ombudsman.gov.az
2009-2010, 2011, 2012
Bulgaria Ombudsman
http://www.ombudsman.bg/
2012, 2013
Costa Rica Defensoria de los Habitantes
http://www.dhr.go.cr
2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Croatia Croatian's People Ombudsmen
http://www.ombudsman.hr/
2012
Cyprus Commissioner of Administration
http://www.ombudsman.gov.cy
 
Czech Republic Public Defender of Rights
http://www.ochrance.cz
2006, 2007, 2008
(excerpts from the general Annual Reports of the Public Defender of Rights)
2012 (full report)
Denmark Ombudsman
http://www.ombudsmanden.dk
2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Ecuador Defensoría del Pueblo
http://www.dpe.gob.ec
2013
Estonia Chancellor of Justice
http://www.oiguskantsler.ee
2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013 
France General Inspector of Places of Deprivation of Liberty (Contrôleur général des lieux de privation de liberté)
http://www.cglpl.fr
2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 (EN) (FR)
Georgia Public Defender
http://www.ombudsman.ge
Special report 2009-2010 - Right to health
2009, 2010
2010 Monitoring of Children Institutions
2010Monitoring of Penitentiary Institutions and Temporary Detention Isolators
January - June 2011 report
Germany

Federal Agency for the Prevention of Torture and Joint Commission of the Lander
http://www.antifolterstelle.de

2009, 2010, 2012

Honduras

National Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CONAPREV)

CONAPREV,

2010-2011, 2013
Liechtenstein Corrections Commission 2012, 2013
Luxembourg Médiateure du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg 2009, 2010, 2011-2012 I & II
Maldives Human Rights Commission
http://www.hrcm.org.mv
 
Mali National Human Rights Commission (Commission nationale des droits de l'homme)  
Malta Board of Visitors for Detained Persons and the Board of Visitors of the Prisons
http://www.mjha.gov.mt
 
Mauritius National Human Rights Commission
http://www.gov.mu
 
Mexico National Human Rights Commission
http://www.cndh.org.mx
2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Montenegro Protector of Human Rights and Freedoms, Ombudsman
http://www.ombudsman.co.me
2013
Netherlands Six national inspectorate bodies comprise the Dutch NPM, and are coordinated by the Inspectorate for Implementation of Sanctions 2011, 2012
New Zealand Human Rights Commission (central NPM) + the Ombudsman's Office, the Children's Commissioner, the Police Complaints Authority and the Judge Advocate General
http://www.hrc.co.nz
2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 
Nigeria National Committee on Torture  
Paraguay Mecanismo Nacional de Prevención de la Tortura 2013
Poland The Commissioner for Civil Rights Protection (Ombudsman)
http://www.rpo.gov.pl
2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013 
Republic of Moldova Centre for Human Rights (Ombudsman) in combination with the Consultative Council
http://www.ombudsman.md
2009
Senegal Observateur national des lieux de privation de liberté  
Serbia Protector of Citizens Ombudsman July-December 2011, 2012
Slovenia Human Rights Ombudsman in combination with NGOs
http://www.varuh-rs.si
2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 
Spain Ombudsman's Office (Defensor del Pueblo)
http://www.defensordelpueblo.es
2010, 2011, 2012
Sweden Parliamentary Ombudsman
and the Chancellor of Justice
http://www.jo.se
2012-2013
Switzerland National Commission for the Prevention of Torture 2012
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia "Ombudsman of the Republic of Macedonia"; The non-governmental organizations registered in the State Party and organizations which have acquired the status of humanitarian organizations in the State Party, may perform some of the competences of the national preventive mechanism, in agreement
with, and with prior consent of the "Ombudsman of the Republic of Macedonia"
http://www.ombudsman.mk

2008, 2011, 2012

United Kingdom Eighteen organisations, including the lay visitor scheme organisations (ICVA), the HM Inspectorate for Prisons, and the HM Inspectorate for Constabulary, coordinated by the HM Inspector for Prisons, Ms Anne Owers
http://www.justice.gov.uk
2009-2010, 2012-2013 
Ukraine Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights
http://www.ombudsman.gov.ua/en/
2012, 2013
Uruguay National Human Rights Institutions (Institución Nacional de Derechos Humanos) 2013

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