Cape Verde - OPCAT Situation

Opcat status

OPCAT Ratification April 1, 2016
UNCAT Ratification June 14, 1992
NPM Designated

National Human Rights Commission

NPM Type

National Human Rights Commission

Cape Verde signed the OPCAT on 26 September 2011 and stated its intention to ratify during the examination of its report by the Universal Periodic Review of the Human Rights Council in 2013. Cape Verde deposited the instrument of ratification with the United Nations on the 1st of April 2016.

The National Human Rights Commission was designated as National Preventive Mechanism on 28 September 2018.


The SPT member Haimoud Ramdan is the SPT Focal Point for Cape Verde.