United Kingdom

News on Prevention

EU, Argentina and Mongolia launch global Alliance for Torture-Free Trade
September 20, 2017
European Court dismisses allegations of torture against the UK
September 19, 2014


Putting prevention into practice - OPCAT 10th anniversary booklet (2016)
February 5, 2018
APT's Evidence to the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation in the UK on Deportations with assurances and post-return monitoring mechanisms (2014)
January 30, 2018
Interview with Erwin James, UK
August 6, 2014

OPCAT Status

OPCAT Ratification : December 10, 2003
OPCAT Ratification comment :

On 24 February 2014, the UK extended OPCAT ratification to the territory of the Isle of Man

UNCAT Ratification : December 8, 1988
SPT Member : Mr. Malcolm Evans (Chairperson)
NPM Designated :

21 bodies were designated as part of the UK NPM, coordinated by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons - Click for a complete list

NPM Type :

Multiple Institutions

NPM Legal Framework :

Ministerial Statement (3 December 2013)

Ministerial Statement (March 2009)


Torture Laws compilation