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Ecuador - OPCAT Situation

Updated 02.12.2015

Ecuador ratified the OPCAT in 2010. In November 2011, the Ombudsperson’s Office adopted a resolution to regulate its functions as NPM. This decision was endorsed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs which notified the SPT in February 2012.

The SPT conducted an NPM advisory visit to Ecuador in September 2014 and will send two separate confidential reports to the authorities and the NPM.

The SPT member Nora Sveaass is the SPT Focal Point for

Opcat status
OPCAT Ratification July 20, 2010
UNCAT Ratification March 30, 1988
NPM Designated

Ombudsperson's Office (Defensoría del Pueblo)

NPM Type

Ombuds Institution

NPM Legal Framework

NPM Resolution N°111 by the Ombudpserson's Office (8 November 2011)

Population 15 654 411
Area (sq km) 283 561
Number of prisons 50
Prison population 24 722
Quick links

SPT: NPM Advisory Visit (September 2014) - Press release

UPR: Report of the Working Group (July 2012)

CAT: Concluding Observations (December 2010)