Cyprus - OPCAT Situation
Shortly after having ratified the OPCAT in 2009, Cyprus appointed the Commissioner for Administration (Ombudsperson’s office) as its NPM. The choice of designating a single institution, instead of multiple ones, was taken due to practical reasons.
The SPT member Aneta Stanchevska is the SPT Focal Point for Cyprus.
April 29, 2009
July 18, 1991
Mr. Petros Michaelides (2011-2014)
National Human Rights Institution - NPM Unit
Area (sq km)
Number of prisons
Communication to the SPT: Official Correspondence from Cyprus (28 July 2009)
CAT: Concluding Observations (2002)
UPR: Report of the Working Group (November 2009)
CPT: Report (2004) and News Flash (2008)
Commissioner for Human Rights (Council of Europe): Report (2008)