Keywords: SPT In-Country Visits
Accession with a declaration under Article 24, Part IV of the OPCAT (NPM designation deferred)
Act CXI of 2011 on the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights (Chapter III/A)
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. The visit report has not been made public yet.
The SPT member Malcolm Evans is the SPT Focal Point for Hungary.