Portugal - OPCAT Situation
Portugal ratified the OPCAT at the domestic level in December 2012 and deposited the instrument of ratification to the United Nations shortly after: it became the 66th State Party to the OPCAT in January 2013.
In May 2013, Portugal designated its Ombudsperson's Office as NPM, through the means of a resolution adopted by the Council of Ministers.
The SPT member Milos Jankovic is the SPT Focal Point for Portugal.
January 15, 2013
February 9, 1989
National Human Rights Institution
10 605 870
Area (sq km)
Number of prisons
CAT: Concluding Observations (November 2007)
UPR: Report of the Working Group (December 2009)
CPT: Report (February 2012) and Portugal's response
Commisioner for Human Rights (Council of Europe): Report (2012)