Madagascar - OPCAT Situation

OPCAT Status

OPCAT signature date
OPCAT ratification date
UNCAT ratification Date
NPM Type

National Human Rights Commission

Madagascar signed the OPCAT in 2003 and ratified on 21 September 2017.

As for the NPM designation process, on 1 June 2018 the Parliament adopted a law amending the founding legislation of the National Human Rights Commission, to grant it the NPM mandate. The High Constitutional Court declared the  of Law n ° 2018-028  to be in conformity with the Constitution, by decision n ° 02-HCC / D3 of January 23, 2019, allowing it to enter into force.

While the NPM is established, however, it does not have a separate budget within the Commission. The SPT has also not yet been officially notified of designation.

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

NPM Structure

Two of the 11 members of the Commission are dedicated to the NPM.