Poland - OPCAT Situation

Opcat status

OPCAT Ratification September 14, 2005
UNCAT Ratification July 26, 1989
NPM Type

Ombuds Institution

NPM Legal Framework

Act on the Commissioner for Human Rights and Constitution of the Republic of Poland (relevant excerpt)

Amendments to the Act on the Commssioner for Human Rights related to the NPM mandate

Poland ratified the OPCAT in 2005 and designated the Commissioner for Human Rights in 2008 as NPM. Amendments were brought to the Act on the Commissioner for Human Rights to make it compliant with the OPCAT. A specific NPM unit was established within the institution.

The SPT member Victor Zaharia is the SPT Focal Point for Poland.