Romania - OPCAT Situation
Romania became a state party to the OPCAT in 2009 and made a declaration under Article 24, postponing the implementation of its national obligations to establish a NPM for three years. Following a request made to the Committee against Torture, Romania was authorised to further delay the designation of its NPM for an additional two- year period. It is therefore expected that Romania's NPM will be established by late 2014. Romania is the first State Party of the OPCAT that used the procedure to extend the initial three year postponement to establish the NPM.
The SPT member Malcolm Evans is the SPT Focal Point for Romania.