Serbia - OPCAT Situation

OPCAT Status

OPCAT ratification date
Uncat ratification Date
NPM Type

Ombuds Plus Institution

NPM Designated

Protector of Citizens, in cooperation with the ombudsperson's offices from the autonomous provinces and human rights associations

Serbia became a State Party to the OPCAT in 2006. Five years later, it designated the Ombudsperson's Office (Protector of Citizens) as NPM by a legislation amending the Law on the OPCAT ratification in July 2011.

The Protector of Citizens operates as NPM in formal cooperation with the ombudsperson's offices and with human rights associations. A specific NPM Department is performing the NPM functions. 

The SPT member Aneta Stanchevska is the SPT Focal Point for Serbia.
 

NPM Structure

The Serbian NPM includes, besides the Ombuds office, the Provincial Ombudsperson's Office and specialized NGOs selected on the basis of a public call.