Denmark - OPCAT Situation

Opcat status

OPCAT Ratification June 25, 2004
UNCAT Ratification May 27, 1987
NPM Designated

Danish Parliamentary Ombudsman, in collaboration with DIGNITY (NGO) and the Danish Institute for Human Rights (National Human Rights Institution)

NPM Type

Ombuds Plus Institution

NPM Legal Framework

Ombudsman Act

After the ratification of the OPCAT in 2004, Denmark designated the Danish Parliamentary Ombudsman as its NPM in 2007.

Two years later, the Danish NPM concluded agreements with both the Danish Institute for Human Rights and the NGO DIGNITY (formerly the Rehabilitation and Research Centre for Torture Victims). The agreements aimed at initiating formal collaboration with civil society organisations in order to strengthen the Ombudsman’s monitoring activities.

The SPT member Mari Amos is the SPT Focal Point for Denmark.