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Greece - OPCAT Situation

Updated 31.07.2017

Greece ratified the OPCAT at domestic level in January 2014 and deposited the instrument of ratification to the United Nations on 11 February 2014.

The law on OPCAT ratification also designates the Ombudsperson's Office as NPM.

The SPT member Malcolm Evans is the SPT Focal Point for Greece.

Opcat status
OPCAT Ratification February 11, 2014
UNCAT Ratification October 6, 1988
NPM Designated

Ombudsperson's Office

NPM Type

Ombuds Institution

Population 11 283 293
Area (sq km) 131 957
Number of prisons 27
Prison population 11 547
Number of therapeutic establishments 3
Special juvenile establishments 3
Quick links

Communication to the SPT: Official correspondence from Greece (March 2014)

CAT: Concluding Observations (May 2012)

UPR: Report of the Working Group (July 2011)

SRT: Report (April 2011)

CPT: Visit Report (April 2015)