Hungary - OPCAT Situation
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 member Malcolm Evans is the SPT Focal Point for Hungary.
January 12, 2012
OPCAT Ratification comment
Accession with a declaration under Article 24, Part IV of the OPCAT (NPM designation deferred)
April 15, 1987
9 897 541
Area (sq km)
Number of prisons
Communication to the SPT: Official Correspondence from Hungary (October 2012)
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)