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Gabon - OPCAT Situation

Updated 14.10.2015

Gabon ratified the OPCAT in September 2010 and discussions are ongoing in the country regarding the establishment of a new specialised institution as the future NPM.

The Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture visited Gabon in December 2013. The SPT visit report was made public.

The SPT member Paul Lam Shang Leen is the SPT Focal Point for Gabon.

Opcat status
OPCAT Ratification September 22, 2010
UNCAT Ratification September 8, 2000
NPM Designated

Under Consideration

Information
Population 1 705 336
Area (sq km) 267 667
Number of prisons 9
Prison population 3 500
Quick links

SPT: Visit Report (April 2014)

CAT: Concluding observations (January 2013)

UPR: Report of the Working Group (December 2012)

African Commission on Human and People’s Rights: Initial and combined periodic reports (1986-2012)