Uruguay

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
APT works to promote the exchange of good practices among Ibero-American NPMs
May 18, 2017

Resources

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Regional Forum on the OPCAT in Latin America - Outcome Report
October 24, 2017
Realidades de los Mecanismos Nacionales de Prevención de la Tortura en América Latina
October 1, 2017

OPCAT Status

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OPCAT Ratification : December 8, 2005
UNCAT Ratification : October 24, 1986
SPT Member : Mr Roberto Michel Fehér Pérez (2015-2018)
NPM Designated :

National Human Rights Institution and Ombuds Institution (Institución Nacional de Derechos Humanos y Defensoría del Pueblo)

 

NPM Type :

National Human Rights Commission

NPM Legal Framework :

National Human Rights Institution Law, N° 18.446 of 24 December 2008 (Spanish version). Amendments to NHRI Law (Law N° 18.806 of 14 September 2011).

NPM Implementing Agreement of 6 December 2013 (Spanish version).

Information

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Population : 3 332 972
Area (sq km) : 176 215
Number of prisons : 29
Prison population : 9 599
Torture Laws compilation