Luxembourg - OPCAT Situation

Opcat status

OPCAT Ratification May 19, 2010
UNCAT Ratification September 20, 1987
NPM Designated

Ombudsperson's Office (Médiateure du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg)

NPM Type

Ombuds Institution

NPM Legal Framework

OPCAT Legislation (April 2010) and Ombudsperson's Act

In 2010, Luxembourg adopted a specific OPCAT legislation, which included both the ratification of the OPCAT and the designation of the NPM. The Ombudsperson’s Office was designated as the NPM and a specific NPM department was established. It has been operational for a few years now.

The SPT member Petros Michaelidis is the SPT Focal Point for Luxembourg.