Brazil - OPCAT Situation

OPCAT Status

OPCAT ratification date
Uncat ratification Date
NPM Type

National Preventive System in Federal State

LPM Type

Alagoas: New Specialised Institution

Rio de Janeiro: New Specialised Institution

Espirito Santo: New Specialised Institution

Paraíba: New Specialised Institution

Pernambuco: New Specialised Institution

Rondonia: New Specialised Institution

LPM Designated

Alagoas: State Mechanism to Prevent and Combat Torture

Rio de Janeiro: Mechanism to Combat and Prevent Torture

Espirito Santo: StateMechanism to Prevent and Combat Torture

Paraíba: State Mechanism to Prevent and Combat Torture

Pernambuco: State Mechanism to Prevent and Combat Torture

Rondonia: State Mechanism to Prevent and Combat Torture

Minas Gerais: State Mechanism to Prevent Torture

Annual reports

The NPM publishes an annual report on the prevention of torture in Brazil, which includes an analysis of the situation at both the Federal and State levels, a summary of the work carried out by the NPM, and its recommendations to improve the situation.

Other Reports

The NPM drafts reports of the visits to places of detention within one month after the visit and present them to the National Committee to Prevent and Combat Torture, the General Attorney’s Office and to the detention authorities.