News on Prevention

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


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
Putting prevention into practice - OPCAT 10th anniversary booklet (2016)
February 5, 2018

OPCAT Status

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).


Torture Laws compilation