Uruguay - OPCAT Situation
Uruguay ratified the OPCAT in 2005 and took the opportunity of establishing a new National Human Rights Institution to include the NPM mandate within its new functions.
Although the legislation entered into force in 2009, it is only in 2012 that its members were appointed. The Institution started its general work and is carrying out internal discussions on how to implement its mandate under the OPCAT.
The SPT member Enrique Andrés Font is the SPT Focal Point for Uruguay.