Panama - OPCAT Situation

Opcat status

OPCAT Ratification June 2, 2011
UNCAT Ratification August 24, 1987
NPM Designated

Ombuds Institution

NPM Type

Ombuds Institution

NPM Legal Framework

NPM Law N°6 of 22 February 2017 (Spanish version)

Panama ratified the OPCAT in 2011.  It designated its Ombuds Institution as NPM in 2017 through a specific legislation. The NPM is not operational yet.

The SPT will carry out a visit to Panama in August 2017.

The SPT member Lorena González Pinto is the SPT Focal Point for Panama.