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Congo, Democratic Republic of - OPCAT Situation

Updated 20.07.2017

The Democratic Republic of Congo ratified the OPCAT in September 2010 during the UN Treaty Event in New York.

The designation of a National Preventive Mechanism is under consideration.

The SPT member Haimoud Ramdan is the SPT Focal Point for the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Opcat status
OPCAT Ratification September 23, 2010
UNCAT Ratification March 18, 1996
NPM Designated

Under Consideration

Population 73 375 136
Area (sq km) 2 344 858
Number of prisons 230
Prison population 22 000
Quick links

UPR: Report of the Working Group (July 2014)

CAT: Concluding Observations (April 2006)

Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary detention: Report (June 2010) and follow-up report (April 2012)

African Commission on Human and People’s Rights: Periodic Report (2003-2007)