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Slovenia - OPCAT Situation

Updated 08.08.2017

Slovenia ratified the OPCAT in 2007 and made a formal declaration under Article 17, designating the Human Rights Ombudsperson’s Office as its NPM. The declaration made also foresees a formal cooperation between its Human Rights Ombudsperson’s Office and civil society organisations in the implementation of the NPM mandate. 

The Human Rights Ombudsperson’s Office became operational in 2007, and carries out its mandate as NPM in formal cooperation with five national NGOs.

The SPT member Aisha Shujune Muhammad is the SPT Focal Point for Slovenia.

Opcat status
OPCAT Ratification January 23, 2007
UNCAT Ratification July 16, 1993
NPM Designated

Human Rights Ombudsman, in collaboration with NGOs (Slovenian Red Cross, Legal Information Center for NGOs, Primus Institute, Slovenian Federation of Pensioners' Organisations and Novi paradoks)

NPM Type

Ombuds Plus Institution

NPM Legal Framework

OPCAT Ratification Law, Official Gazette n°20/2006 International Treaties, Official Gazette n°114/2006 (Unofficial translation)

Human Rights Ombudsman Act

Republic of Slovenia Constitution

Population 2 010 347
Area (sq km) 20 273
Number of prisons 7
Prison population 1 301
Quick links

Communication to the SPT: Official Correspondence from Slovenia (4 March 2009)

CAT: Concluding Observations (May 2011)

CPT: Report (January-February 2012) and latest visit in March-April 2017 (news flash)

Commissioner for Human Rights (Council of Europe): Report (2003)