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OPCAT Database

States Parties
Additional States signatories
States have designated their National Preventive Mechanisms (NPM)

About the database

This database contains information on 100 countries, and is regularly updated.
Latest database update: 8 August 2017

The OPCAT Database is compiled based on information from APT in-country work and other sources. These can be UN websites, the Council of Europe website, NPM Annual Reports, NPM websites or NPMs themselves.

Basic data listed under country’s information, such as population and number of prisons, is taken from the CIA – The World Factbook website, as well as from the website of the International Centre for Prison Studies.

Please send any comments to opcat@apt.ch