Sri Lanka - OPCAT Situation

OPCAT Status

OPCAT ratification date
UNCAT ratification Date
NPM Type

National Human Rights Commission

Sri Lanka acceded to the OPCAT on 5 December 2017. The OPCAT entered into force on 4 January 2018.

During its Universal Periodic Review by the Human Rights Council in November 2017, Sri Lanka announced its intention to designate the National Human Rights Commission as the National Preventive Mechanism.

The SPT conducted its first country visit to Sri Lanka in April 2019.

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