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Liechtenstein - OPCAT Situation

Updated 07.08.2017

Liechtenstein ratified the OPCAT in 2006. The following year the Corrections Commission was designated as its NPM through a revision of the Enforcement of Sentences Act. This is a new body which has been operational since 2007.

The SPT member Petros Michaelidis is the SPT Focal Point for Liechtenstein.

Opcat status
OPCAT Ratification November 3, 2006
UNCAT Ratification November 2, 1990
NPM Designated

Corrections Commission (Vollzugskommission)

NPM Type

New Specialised Institution

NPM Legal Framework

Article 17, Enforcement of Sentences Act (21 November 2007)

Population 35 000
Area (sq km) 160
Number of prisons 1
Prison population 10
Quick links

Communication to the SPT: Official Correspondence from Liechtenstein (31 October 2008)

CAT: Concluding Observations (May 2010)

UPR: Report of the Working Group (December 2008)

CPT: Report (February 2007) and latest visit in June 2016 (News Flash)

Commissioner for Human Rights (Council of Europe): Report (2005)