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Luxembourg - OPCAT Situation

Updated 07.08.2017

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 Petros Michaelidis is the SPT Focal Point for Luxembourg.

Opcat status
OPCAT Ratification May 19, 2010
UNCAT Ratification September 20, 1987
NPM Designated

Ombudsperson's Office (Médiateure du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg)

NPM Type

Ombuds Institution

NPM Legal Framework

OPCAT Legislation (April 2010) and Ombudsperson's Act

Population 502 000
Area (sq km) 2586
Number of prisons 2 (third in construction)
Prison population 700
Quick links

CAT: Concluding Observations (July 2007)

UPR: Report of the Working Group (December 2008)

CPT: Visit Report (Jan - Feb 2015)

Commissioner for Human Rights (Council of Europe): Report (2004) and press release (2012)