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Hungary - OPCAT Situation

Updated 31.07.2017

Hungary ratified the OPCAT in 2012, with a declaration under the Article 24 of the treaty, postponing the establishment of its NPM for three years.

The Office of the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights was designated as NPM, through amendments to the Ombudsperson's Act. The NPM started its operations in January 2015.

The SPT visited Hungary in March 2017. The visit report has not been made public yet.

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

Opcat status
OPCAT Ratification January 12, 2012
OPCAT Ratification comment

Accession with a declaration under Article 24, Part IV of the OPCAT (NPM designation deferred)

UNCAT Ratification April 15, 1987
NPM Type

Ombuds Institution

Population 9 897 541
Area (sq km) 93 028
Number of prisons 33
Prison population 17 976
Quick links

Communication to the SPT: Official Correspondence from Hungary (October 2012)

SPT: Visit (20-31 March 2017) - Press release

UPR: Report of the Working Group (July 2016)

CAT: Concluding Observations (February 2007)

CPT: Visit Report (October 2015)

Commissioner for Human Rights (CoE): Visit Report (July 2014)