Azerbaijan - OPCAT Situation

OPCAT Status

OPCAT ratification date
UNCAT ratification Date
NPM Type

Ombuds Institution

NPM Structure

Azerbaijan designated the Commissioner for Human Rights as NPM by means of Presidential Decree n°112 (13 January 2009). Azerbaijan made the designation public through a declaration under Article 17 upon ratification.

There is a specific unit within the Commissioner for Human Rights to conduct visits to places of detention.

Annual reports

The Commisoner for Human Rights' annual reports include information on the NPM. The reports are available here

Other Reports

Other reports and press releases are available on the NPM's website.