Finland - OPCAT Situation

Opcat status

OPCAT Ratification October 8, 2014
UNCAT Ratification August 30, 1989
NPM Type

Ombuds Institution

NPM Legal Framework

Law No. 495/2013 amending the Parliamentary Ombudsman Act (28 June 2013) - sections 5 - 11 (h)

Parliamentary Ombudsman Act (No. 197/2002 of 14 March 2002)

In April 2013, the Finnish Parliament passed a national law on OPCAT implementation and in June of the same year it approved amendments to the Act of the Parliamentary Ombudsperson's Office to carry out the NPM mandate. 

Finland deposited the instrument of ratification of the OPCAT to the United Nations in New York in October 2014.

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