Albania - OPCAT Situation

OPCAT Status

OPCAT ratification date
UNCAT ratification Date
NPM Type

Ombuds Institution

NPM Designated

People's Advocate (Avokati i Popullit)

Albania ratified the OPCAT in 2003 and established its NPM five years later, in 2008, within the Ombuds Institution (People's Advocate), through amendments to the existing legislation.

A specific unit was created within the existing institution to perform the NPM mandate. It started its operations in 2008.

The SPT member who is the SPT Focal Point for Albania is available here.



NPM Structure

A specific unit was created within the People’s Advocate Office to assume the NPM mandate. The NPM unit is led by a Commissioner (see Organisational Chart of the People's Advocate).


Annual reports

The People's Advocate publishes an annual report. The annual reports are available here.

Other Reports

Other reports, such as visit and thematic reports, may be available on the NPM's website.