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Implementing the OPCAT in Federal and Other Decentralised States


Wednesday, March 30, 2011


The APT publishes an updated paper on this issue which provides practical suggestions, ways forward and interesting examples for future implementation.

The OPCAT, an operational treaty requesting States to establish or designate independent National Preventive Mechanisms, poses specific challenges for federal and other decentralised States. These can be of legal, political as well practical nature: federal and other decentralised States have found various responses regarding OPCAT implementation.

With the benefit of experience of several recent projects to implement the OPCAT in federal and other decentralised States, the APT publishes an updated paper on this issue which provides practical suggestions, ways forward and interesting examples for future implementation. More detailed information on country examples can also be found in our OPCAT Database.

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