Brazil - OPCAT Situation
Brazil ratified the OPCAT in 2007 and the NPM has not been designated yet at the Federal level. A draft NPM legislation was introduced at the the Congress in 2011 and is still under consideration.
Similarly to Argentina, OPCAT implementation has also started at the state level: legislations establishing local preventive mechanisms have been adopted in three States (Alagoas, Paraíba, Rio de Janeiro) while the State of Minas Gerais is examining a draft LPM legislation. The LPM from Rio de Janeiro has been operational since August 2011.
The SPT visited Brazil in September 2011 and the report was made public. Brazil decided to make its response public in November 2012.
The SPT member Felipe Villavicencio Terreros is the SPT Focal Point for Brazil.
Keywords: SPT In-Country Visits