News on Prevention

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Further synergies within Ombuds institutions designated as NPMs essential to bring about long-lasting change
September 27, 2017
EU, Argentina and Mongolia launch global Alliance for Torture-Free Trade
September 20, 2017

OPCAT Status

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OPCAT Ratification : January 15, 2013
UNCAT Ratification : February 9, 1989
NPM Designated :

Ombudsperson's Office (Provedor de Justiça)

NPM Type :

Ombuds Institution

NPM Legal Framework :

Resolution 32/2013 of the Council of Ministers (9 May 2013)

Ombudsperson's Office Law no. 9/91 (9 April 2013) and Constitution of the Portuguese Republic (relevant extracts)

Information

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Population : 10 813 834
Area (sq km) : 92 090
Number of prisons : 49
Prison population : 14 445
Torture Laws compilation