Hungary - OPCAT Situation

Opcat status

OPCAT Ratification January 12, 2012
OPCAT Ratification comment

Accession with a declaration under Article 24, Part IV of the OPCAT (NPM designation deferred)

UNCAT Ratification April 15, 1987
NPM Type

Ombuds Institution

Hungary ratified the OPCAT in 2012, with a declaration under the Article 24 of the treaty, postponing the establishment of its NPM for three years.

The Office of the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights was designated as NPM, through amendments to the Ombudsperson's Act. The NPM started its operations in January 2015.

The SPT visited Hungary in March 2017. Only the visit report addressed to the NPM has been made public.

The SPT member who is the SPT Focal Point for Hungary is available here.