Luxembourg - OPCAT Situation
In 2010, Luxembourg adopted a specific OPCAT legislation, which included both the ratification of the OPCAT and the designation of the NPM. The Ombudsperson’s Office was designated as the NPM and a specific NPM department was established. It has been operational for a few years now.
The SPT member Christian Pross is the SPT Focal Point for Luxembourg.
May 19, 2010
September 20, 1987
National Human Rights Institution - NPM Unit
Area (sq km)
Number of prisons
2 (third in construction)
CAT: Concluding Observations (July 2007)
UPR: Report of the Working Group (December 2008)
CPT: Report (2009) and Luxembourg's Response
Commissioner for Human Rights (Council of Europe): Report (2004) and press release (2012)