Cyprus - OPCAT Situation
Shortly after having ratified the OPCAT in 2009, Cyprus appointed the Commissioner for Administration (Ombuds Institution) as its NPM.
A separate unit, called Independent Authority forthe Prevention of Torture, was established to perform the NPM mandate and handle complaints. The NPM started to be operational in 2011.
The SPT member Marija Definis-Gojanovic is the SPT Focal Point for Cyprus.
April 29, 2009
July 18, 1991
1 189 197*
Area (sq km)
Number of prisons
Communication to the SPT: Official Correspondence from Cyprus (28 July 2009)
CAT: Concluding Observations (June 2014)
UPR: Report of the Working Group (April 2014)
CPT: Report (September-October 2013) and latest visit in February 2017 (news flash)
Commissioner for Human Rights (Council of Europe): Report (2008)