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Preventing torture in Latin America - a shared responsibility
October 9, 2014

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Realidades de los Mecanismos Nacionales de Prevención de la Tortura en América Latina
November 20, 2014

OPCAT Status

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OPCAT Ratification : February 25, 2009
UNCAT Ratification : July 5, 2005
NPM Designated :

Ombudsperson's Office (Procuraduría para la Defensa de los Derechos Humanos)

NPM Type :

Ombuds Institution

NPM Legal Framework :

Presidential Agreement N° 04-2012 (16 January 2012)

Founding legislation of the Ombudsperson's Office (December 1995)

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Population : 5 848 641
Area (sq km) : 130 370
Number of prisons : 8
Prison population : 9 168
Torture Laws compilation
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