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Congo, Republic of - OPCAT Situation

Updated 30.11.2016

The OPCAT was signed by the Republic of Congo in 2008, during the UN Treaty Event. In April 2016, the Parliament adopted the Law No 9-2016 authorising the ratification of the OPCAT and the President of the Republic issued the Decree No 2016-126 on the ratification. 

Congo has not deposited the instrument of ratification of the OPCAT with the United Nations yet.

Opcat status
OPCAT Signature September 29, 2008
UNCAT Ratification July 30, 2003
Population 4 853 412
Area (sq km) 342 000
Number of prisons 12
Prison population 1240
Quick links

CAT: Concluding observations (May 2015)

UPR: Report of the Working Group (January 2014)

African Commission on Human and People’s Rights: Periodic Report (2001-2007)