France - OPCAT Situation
France decided to create a specialised institution dedicated to torture prevention before ratifying the OPCAT. In October 2007, a legislation was passed to establish the General Controller of Places of Deprivation of Liberty and the mandate-holder was appointed in 2008 for a six-year term. Shortly after, France ratified the OPCAT. In May 2014, an amendment to the Act on the General Controller was adopted to expand its mandate.
The SPT member Suzanne Jabbour is the SPT Focal Point for France.