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UN Subcommittee calls on Germany to stop short-changing its NPM
April 15, 2013

OPCAT Status

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OPCAT Ratification : December 4, 2008
OPCAT Ratification comment :

Declaration under Article 24 of the OPCAT, Part IV

UNCAT Ratification : October 1, 1990
SPT Member : Ms. Margarete Osterfeld (2014 - 2016)
NPM Designated :

National Agency for the Prevention of Torture, comprising:

- Federal Agency for the Prevention of Torture (Bundesstelle zur Verhütung von Folter); and

- Joint Commission of the Länder (Länderkommission zur Verhütung von Folter)

NPM Type :

New Specialised Institution

NPM Legal Framework :

OPCAT Ratification Bill (2 September 2008) and Statutory Notice (20 November 2008, Federal Bulletin, Nr 182, S. 4277), Ministry of Justice, establishing the Federal NPM.

Inter-state treaty, 24 June 2009 establishing the federal states’ component of the NPM.

Information

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Population : 82 422 299
Area (sq km) : 357 021
Number of prisons : 185
Prison population : 70 103
Federal Structure : Germany is divided into 16 federal states (Länder)
Torture Laws compilation
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