Lithuania - OPCAT Situation

OPCAT Status

OPCAT ratification date
UNCAT ratification Date
NPM Type

Ombuds Institution

NPM Designated

Parliamentary Ombudsperson's Office (Seimas Ombudsmen's Office)

Lithuania adopted the law on OPCAT ratification at domestic level in December 2013 and designated its Parliamentary Ombudsperson's Office as NPM, through amendments to its Law, providing for additional functions of the Parliamentary Ombudsman that are necessary to become a national human rights institution as well as national preventive mechanism.

In January 2014, Lithuania deposited the instrument of ratification of the OPCAT with the United Nations in New York, becoming the 70th OPCAT State party. In January 2014, the amendments to the Law of the Parliamentary Ombudsman also entered into force.

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

Annual reports

Annual reports may be available on the NPM's website.