Austria

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 : December 4, 2012
UNCAT Ratification : July 29, 1987
NPM Designated :

Austrian Ombudsman Board (Volksanwaltschaft)

NPM Type :

Ombuds Institution

NPM Legal Framework :

Ombudsman Act (amended in January 2012)

OPCAT Implementation Act (OPCAT Durchführungsgesetz - Federal Law Gazette I No. 1/2012, 10 January 2012)

 

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Population : 8 711 770
Area (sq km) : 83 870
Number of prisons : 27
Prison population : 8 177
Federal Structure : Austria is divided into 9 states
Torture Laws compilation