Iceland - OPCAT Situation

Opcat status

OPCAT Ratification February 20, 2019
UNCAT Ratification October 23, 1996
NPM Designated

Parliamentary Ombudsman

NPM Type

Ombuds Institution

During the examination of Iceland’s third periodic report in May 2008, the UN Committee against Torture encouraged the country to proceed to its ratification of the OPCAT at the earliest possible date. In June 2010, following her visit to Iceland, the High Commissioner for Human Rights encouraged Iceland to proceed to the prompt ratification of the OPCAT.

Iceland ratified the treaty in February 2019.

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