News on Prevention

EU, Argentina and Mongolia launch global Alliance for Torture-Free Trade
September 20, 2017
UN Subcommittee calls on Germany to stop short-changing its NPM
April 15, 2013

OPCAT Status

OPCAT Ratification : December 4, 2008
OPCAT Ratification comment :

Declaration under Article 24 of the OPCAT, Part IV

UNCAT Ratification : October 1, 1990
SPT Member : Ms. Margarete Osterfeld
NPM Designated :

National Agency for the Prevention of Torture, comprising:

- Federal Agency for the Prevention of Torture (Bundesstelle zur Verhütung von Folter); and

- Joint Commission of the Länder (Länderkommission zur Verhütung von Folter)

NPM Type :

New Specialised Institution

NPM Legal Framework :

OPCAT Ratification Bill (2 September 2008) and Statutory Notice (20 November 2008, Federal Bulletin, Nr 182, S. 4277), Ministry of Justice, establishing the Federal NPM.

Inter-state treaty, 24 June 2009 establishing the federal states’ component of the NPM.


Torture Laws compilation