Niger - OPCAT Situation

OPCAT Status

OPCAT ratification date
UNCAT ratification Date
NPM Type

National Human Rights Commission

In May 2020, the Niger Council of Ministers adopted two new bills aimed at strengthening the legal framework against torture. For the first time, the first bill would define and criminalise torture in the Penal Code. The second bill revises the National Commission for Human Rights (CNDH)’s mandate to include the mandate of NPM.

The SPT visited Niger from 29 January to 4 February 2017. The report has not been made public yet.

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

NPM Structure

The structure of the CNDH has not yet been reformed to create a specific NPM department or unit.