Belgium - OPCAT Situation

OPCAT Status

OPCAT signature date
OPCAT ratification comment

Under Consideration

UNCAT ratification Date
NPM Designated

Under Consideration

Belgium signed the OPCAT in October 2005 and discussions have been ongoing since then regarding the ratification of the instrument.

In parallel, discussions have also taken place on the possible NPM structure and various options have emerged, including designating the existing Federal Ombudsperson or the Conseil Central de Surveillance Pénitentiaire (CCSP), subject to changes in their mandates.