Maldives - OPCAT Situation
Shortly after the ratification of the OPCAT in 2006, Maldives appointed the National Human Rights Commission as its NPM in 2007. Although the legal basis for the NPM is the National Human Rights Commission Act, a specific legislation is currently being considered, as the designation took place through the means of a presidential decree. A specific NPM unit was established within the Commission, with dedicated staff and budget.
The Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture visited the Maldives in December 2007 and focused also on the development process of the NPM. The report was made public.
The SPT member Suzanne Jabour is the SPT Focal Point for the Maldives.
Keywords: SPT In-Country Visits