Ecuador

News on Prevention

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Bridging the gap between law and practice in the first hours of detention in Latin America
November 27, 2017
Further synergies within Ombuds institutions designated as NPMs essential to bring about long-lasting change
September 27, 2017

Resources

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Realidades de los Mecanismos Nacionales de Prevención de la Tortura en América Latina (2014)
February 5, 2018
Regional Forum on the OPCAT in Latin America - Outcome Report (2014)
February 5, 2018

OPCAT Status

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OPCAT Ratification : July 20, 2010
UNCAT Ratification : March 30, 1988
NPM Designated :

Ombudsperson's Office (Defensoría del Pueblo)

NPM Type :

Ombuds Institution

NPM Legal Framework :

NPM Resolution N°111 by the Ombudpserson's Office (8 November 2011)

Information

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Population : 15 654 411
Area (sq km) : 283 561
Number of prisons : 50
Prison population : 24 722
Torture Laws compilation