Mauritania - OPCAT Situation

Opcat status

OPCAT Ratification October 3, 2012
UNCAT Ratification November 17, 2004
SPT Member Mr. Haimoud Ramdan
NPM Designated

National Preventive Mechanism

NPM Type

New Specialised Institution

NPM Legal Framework

Law N° 2015-034 of 30 September 2015

Mauritania ratified the OPCAT in October 2012 and in September 2015 it adopted a law establishing a new specialised institution as National Preventive Mechanism.

The 12 members of the NPM were appointed by the President in April 2016, following a selection procedure, including a public call, carried out by the Selection Commission of the National Preventive Mechanism appointed in January of the same year by Ministerial Decision N°052.

The SPT carried out a visit to Mauritania in October 2016. The report of the visit is not public yet.

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