Guatemala

News on Prevention

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Caribbean and Latin American States meet on torture prohibition
April 7, 2017
UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture announces visits for 2015
November 26, 2014

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
Statements to the HRC on Colombia and Guatemala (2015-16)
January 30, 2018
APT submission to the CAT on Guatemala (2015)
January 30, 2018
Statement UPR Guatemala (2013)
January 30, 2018

OPCAT Status

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OPCAT Ratification : June 9, 2008
UNCAT Ratification : June 5, 1990
SPT Member : Ms Lorena González Pinto (2015-2018)
NPM Designated :

National Office to Prevent Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment

NPM Type :

New Specialised Institution

NPM Legal Framework :

Legislative Decree 40-2010 (November 2010)

Information

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Population : 14 647 083
Area (sq km) : 108 889
Number of prisons : 22
Prison population : 16 336
Torture Laws compilation