Nigeria - OPCAT Situation

OPCAT Status

OPCAT ratification date
UNCAT ratification Date
NPM Type

New Specialised Institution

NPM Designated

National Committee on Torture

On 27 July 2009 Nigeria ratified the OPCAT and, in September of the same year, established a new specialised institution as its NPM: the National Committee on Torture. The Committee started to be operational in 2011.

The SPT conducted an OPCAT advisory visit to Nigeria in April 2014. The visit report has not been made public yet.

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