Liberia - OPCAT Situation

Opcat status

OPCAT Ratification September 22, 2004
UNCAT Ratification September 22, 2004
NPM Designated

Under Consideration

Liberia ratified the OPCAT, together with the UNCAT, in September 2004. Even though a draft anti torture bill foreseeing the establishment of an NPM was submitted to the National Legislature of Liberia in 2010, the NPM has not been established yet.

According to the draft anti-torture law, the NPM would be established as a sub-unit of the Independent National Commission on Human Rights (INCHR).

The Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture visited Liberia in 2010 and the report has not been made public yet.

The SPT member Satyabhooshun Gupt Domah is the SPT Focal Point for Liberia.

  • Information

    Population 4 195 666
    Area (sq km) 111 370
    Number of prisons 15
    Prison population 1 719