Mexico - OPCAT Situation
Mexico ratified the OPCAT in 2005 and designated the National Human Rights Commission as its NPM two years later. The inter-ministerial agreement designating the NPM regulates its functions as well. In addition, amendments were brought to the Human Rights Commission Regulations to better reflect the NPM’s mandate.
A specific NPM Unit was established within a department of the Human Rights Commission to perform the function of NPM. It comprises 23 persons. Agreements were also signed with the different state human rights commissions.
The SPT member Emilio Ginés Santidrian is the SPT Focal Point for Mexico.
The Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture visited Mexico in 2010 and the report was made public, as well as the State’s response.
Keywords: SPT In-Country Visits