National Preventive Mechanism
New Specialised Institution
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 Hans-Jörg Viktor Bannwart is the SPT Focal Point for Mauritania.