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Kyrgyzstan - OPCAT Situation

Updated 23.06.2016

Kyrgyzstan ratified the OPCAT in 2008 and established a new specialised institution dedicated to torture prevention as NPM: the National Center for the Prevention of Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, Degrading Treatment or Punishment.

The legislation establishing this new institution and its superior administrative body, the Coordinating Council, was adopted in July 2012 and the NPM started to be operational in March 2014.

The Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture visited Kyrgyzstan in September 2012. The report has been made public.

The SPT member Arman Danielyan is the SPT Focal Point for Kyrgyzstan.

Opcat status
OPCAT Ratification December 29, 2008
UNCAT Ratification September 5, 1997
NPM Type

New Specialised Institution

NPM Legal Framework

NPM Law N°104 of 12 July 2012 (Russian version)

English unofficial version

Population 5 664 939
Area (sq km) 199 951
Number of prisons 24
Prison population 10 030
Quick links

Communication to the SPT: Official correspondence from Kyrgyzstan (21 February 2015)

SPT: SPT Report (19 - 28 September 2012) 

UPR: Report of the Working Group (April 2015)

CCPR: Concluding Observations (April 2014)

CAT: Concluding Observations (December 2013)

SRT: Visit Report (February 2012)