Albania - OPCAT Situation
Albania ratified the OPCAT in 2003 and establish its NPM five years later (2008) within the Ombudsperson's Office, through amendments to the existing legislation.
A Torture Prevention Unit was created within the existing institution to perform the NPM mandate. It started its operations in 2008.
The SPT member Milos Jankovic is the SPT Focal Point for Albania.
October 1, 2003
May 11, 1994
National Human Rights Institution - NPM Unit
3 150 886
Area (sq km)
Number of prisons
Communication to the SPT: Official Correspondence from Albania (12 January 2009)
CAT: Concluding Observations (May 2012)
UPR: Report of the Working Group (December 2009)
CPT: Report (June 2008) and last visit in Jan-Feb 2011 (press release)
Commissioner for Human Rights (Council of Europe): Report (2011)