Czech Republic - OPCAT Situation

Opcat status

OPCAT Ratification July 10, 2006
UNCAT Ratification February 22, 1993
NPM Designated

Public Defender of Rights

NPM Type

Ombuds Institution

NPM Legal Framework

Law on Public Defender of Rights

The Czech Republic ratified the OPCAT in 2006 and designated its Ombuds Institution, the Public Defender of Rights, as its NPM. The Public Defender's legislation was amended in that context and a NPM unit was established.

The Czech NPM started to be operational in January 2006.

The SPT member Kosta Mitrovic is the SPT Focal Point for the Czech Republic.