Lebanon - OPCAT Situation
Lebanon ratified the OPCAT in 2008. Following consultations at the domestic level, it was decided to establish a new National Human Rights Institution which would also perform the NPM mandate.
A draft NHRI legislation was introduced to the Parliament in January 2012 and is still being examined.
The Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture visited Lebanon in 2010. The report has not been made public yet. A response was sent by the authorities in February 2012, which is also confidential.
The SPT member Lowell Patria Goddard is the SPT Focal Point for Lebanon.
Keywords: SPT In-Country Visits