Moldova - OPCAT Situation
Moldova ratified the OPCAT in 2006 and established its National Preventive Mechanism in 2010. There is a lack of clarity about the nature of the National Preventive Mechanism as Moldova adopted a hybrid-type model: the National Centre for Human Rights was designated as the NPM, together with a Consultative Council.
In October 2012, Moldova received a SPT visit focusing on NPM issues. The authorities and the NPM received a separate SPT report in January 2013. The Moldovan NPM made the SPT report public while the report sent to the authorities remains confidential.
The SPT member Petros Michaelides is the SPT Focal Point for Moldova.
Keywords: SPT Advisory Visits on NPMs