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Liberia - OPCAT Situation

Updated 07.08.2017

Liberia ratified the OPCAT, together with the UNCAT, in September 2004. Even though a draft anti torture bill foreseeing the establishment of an NPM was submitted to the National Legislature of Liberia in 2010, the NPM has not been established yet.

According to the draft anti-torture law, the NPM would be established as a sub-unit of the Independent National Commission on Human Rights (INCHR).

The Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture visited Liberia in 2010 and the report has not been made public yet.

The SPT member Satyabhooshun Gupt Domah is the SPT Focal Point for Liberia.

Opcat status
OPCAT Ratification September 22, 2004
UNCAT Ratification September 22, 2004
NPM Designated

Under Consideration

Information
Population 4 195 666
Area (sq km) 111 370
Number of prisons 15
Prison population 1 719
Quick links

SPT: Visit (December 2010) - Press release

UPR: Report of the Working Group (July 2015)

African Commission on Human and People’s Rights: Periodic Report (1984-2012)