News on Prevention

The APT and the Brazilian National Council of Justice unite to tackle torture during the first hours of detention
November 18, 2019
Re-establish Brazil’s NPM: The APT joins Latin American preventive mechanisms in call to the Brazilian Government
October 31, 2019


Series on Safeguards to Prevent Torture in Police Custody in Latin America
September 13, 2018
Realidades de los Mecanismos Nacionales de Prevención de la Tortura en América Latina (2014)
February 5, 2018
Regional Forum on the OPCAT in Latin America - Outcome Report (2014)
February 5, 2018
Putting prevention into practice - OPCAT 10th anniversary booklet (2016)
February 5, 2018
Statement UPR Brazil (2012)
January 30, 2018

OPCAT Status

OPCAT Ratification : January 12, 2007
UNCAT Ratification : September 28, 1989
NPM Type :

National Preventive System in Federal State

NPM Legal Framework :

Law N° 12.847 (2 August 2013) - Portuguese version

Implementing Decree N° 8.154 (16 December 2013) - Portuguese version

Law N° 12.857 creating the NPM members' positions (2 September 2013) - Portuguese version

LPM Designated :

Alagoas: State Mechanism to Prevent and Combat Torture

Rio de Janeiro: Mechanism to Combat and Prevent Torture

Espirito Santo: State Mechanism to Prevent and Combat Torture

Paraíba: State Mechanism to Prevent and Combat Torture

Pernambuco: State Mechanism to Prevent and Combat Torture

Rondonia: State Mechanism to Prevent and Combat Torture

Minas Gerais: State Mechanism to Prevent Torture

LPM Type :

Alagoas: New Specialised Institution

Rio de Janeiro: New Specialised Institution

Espirito Santo: New Specialised Institution

Paraíba: New Specialised Institution

Pernambuco: New Specialised Institution

Rondonia: New Specialised Institution

LPM Legal framework :

Alagoas: Law n°7.141/2009 (December 2009)

Rio de Janeiro: Law n. 5778/2010 (30 June 2010)

Espirito Santo: Law nº10.006 (April 2013)

Paraíba: Law nº 9413 (July 2011)

Pernambuco: Law nº 14.863 (December 2012)

Rondonia: Law nº 3.262 (5 December 2013)

Minas Gerais: Law nº 21.164 (17 January 2014)


Torture Laws compilation