Albania

News on Prevention

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EU, Argentina and Mongolia launch global Alliance for Torture-Free Trade
September 20, 2017
South-Eastern European NPMs share concerns over treatment of persons with mental disabilities in detention
June 1, 2017

OPCAT Status

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OPCAT Ratification : October 1, 2003
UNCAT Ratification : May 11, 1994
NPM Designated :

People's Advocate (Avokati i Popullit)

NPM Type :

Ombuds Institution

NPM Legal Framework :

Articles 36 and 74 (1-3), Law N° 9888 (10 March 2008), Unofficial Translation.

See also People's Advocate Legal Basis (Law N° 8454 of 4 February 1999 as amended) and OPCAT Ratification Bill (Albanian)

Information

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Population : 3 038 594
Area (sq km) : 28 748
Number of prisons : 22
Prison population : 6 108
Torture Laws compilation