Mexico - OPCAT Situation
Mexico ratified the OPCAT in 2005 and designated the National Human Rights Commission as its NPM two years later through an inter-ministerial agreement, which regulates partly its functions. In addition, amendments were brought to the Commission’s Regulations to better reflect the NPM’s mandate. A specific Unit was established within a department of the Human Rights Commission (Tercera Visitaduría) to perform the function of NPM.
The Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture visited Mexico in 2008 and the
report was made public, as well as the State’s response.
The SPT member Emilio Ginés Santidrian is the SPT Focal Point for Mexico.
Keywords: SPT In-Country Visits