Liberia - OPCAT Situation

OPCAT Status

OPCAT ratification date
UNCAT ratification Date
NPM Designated

Under Consideration

Liberia ratified the OPCAT, together with the UNCAT, in September 2004. Even though a draft anti torture bill, foreseeing the establishment of an NPM, was submitted to the National Legislature of Liberia in 2010 the NPM has not been established yet.

According to the draft anti-torture law, the NPM would be established as a sub-unit of the Independent National Commission on Human Rights (INCHR).

The Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture visited Liberia in 2010 and the report has not been made public yet.

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