Honduras - OPCAT Situation

OPCAT Status

OPCAT ratification date
UNCAT ratification Date
NPM Type

New Specialised Institution

Honduras ratified the OPCAT in 2006. This ratification, together with Bolivia’s on the same day, led to the OPCAT’s entry-into-force on 22 June 2006.

After consultations with relevant actors, in 2008 Honduras finally adopted a law creating a new specialized institution as National Preventive Mechanism, the National Committee for the Prevention Against Torture (CONAPREV), operational since 2010. An amendment to the NPM law was passed by the National Congress to ensure its independence and adequate resources in May 2014.

The SPT conducted a country visit to Honduras in September 2009 and an NPM advisory visit in April-May 2012. Both reports have been made public.

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

NPM Structure

All information regarding the NPM's internal organisation is contained in the
General Regulations of the NPM law, adopted in October 2011.

Annual reports

The Honduran NPM drafts an annual report every year and submits it to the Executive and Legislative powers as well as to civil society. The annual reports are available on their website.

Other Reports

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