April 4, 2006
October 21, 1987
Mr Emilio Ginés Santidrian (2009-2018)
NPM Legal Framework
Organic Law N°1/2009 (3 November 2009), Final Disposition designating the Ombudsperson's Office as NPM.
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Area (sq km)
Number of prisons
Spain is not a federal State but has a significantly decentralised structure. Spain is divided into 17 autonomous communities and 2 autonomous cities.
Communication to the SPT: Official Correspondence from Spain (3 November 2008)
CAT: Concluding Observations (2015) - Spanish unedited version
CCPR: Concluding Observations (July 2015) - Spanish unedited version
UPR: Report of the Working Group (April 2015)
CPT: Visit Report (July 2014) and monitoring of return flight in February 2016 (Report). Latest visit in September-October 2016 (News Flash)
Commissioner for Human Rights (Council of Europe): Report (2013)