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Iceland - OPCAT Situation

Updated 11.10.2012

Iceland signed the OPCAT in 2003 and no further progress has been made on the ratification side, despite recommendations from Treaty Bodies and the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Opcat status
OPCAT Signature September 24, 2003
UNCAT Ratification October 23, 1996
Population 299 388
Area (sq km) 103 000
Number of prisons 5
Prison population 175
Quick links

UPR: Report of the Working Group (December 2011). Replies of Iceland (March 2012)

CAT: Concluding Observations (May 2008)

CPT: Report (September 2012) 

Commissioner for Human Rights (Council of Europe): Report (2005) and press release (2012)