Chile - OPCAT Situation
Chile ratified the OPCAT in 2008. One year later, a new National Human Rights Institute was established by law and the government informed the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture about its intention to designate the NHRI as the NPM, although the NHRI's legislation does not include specific reference to the OPCAT.
The NHRI started its operations in 2010 and discussions are ongoing within the institution on how to implementation of the NPM mandate.
The SPT member Enrique Andrés Font is the SPT Focal Point for Chile.