Cyprus - OPCAT Situation

OPCAT Status

OPCAT ratification date
UNCAT ratification Date
NPM Type

Ombuds Institution

NPM Structure

The Ombuds Institution established a separate unit within the Office to perfom the NPM functions and to handle complaints, called Independent Authority for the Prevention of Torture.

Annual reports

The Ombuds Institution drafts a separate annual report as NPM. The annual report is submitted to the President of the Republic, the Board of Ministers, the Parliament and the Attorney General. It is published on the website of the Ombuds Institution. 

If requested by Parliament, annual reports are also presented through hearings in the relevant Parliament Committee.

Other Reports

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