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APT works to promote the exchange of good practices among Ibero-American NPMs
May 18, 2017

OPCAT Status

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OPCAT Ratification : April 4, 2006
UNCAT Ratification : October 21, 1987
SPT Member : Mr Emilio Ginés Santidrian (2009-2014;2015-2018)
NPM Designated :

Ombudsperson's Office (Defensoría del Pueblo)

NPM Type :

Ombuds Institution

NPM Legal Framework :

Organic Law N°1/2009 (3 November 2009), Final Disposition designating the Ombudsperson's Office as NPM.

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Population : 48 146 134
Area (sq km) : 505 370
Number of prisons : 82
Prison population : 65 581
Federal Structure : Spain is not a federal State but has a significantly decentralised structure. Spain is divided into 17 autonomous communities and 2 autonomous cities.
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