Slovenia - OPCAT Situation

Opcat status

OPCAT Ratification January 23, 2007
UNCAT Ratification July 16, 1993
NPM Designated

Human Rights Ombudsman, in collaboration with NGOs (Slovenian Red Cross, Legal Information Center for NGOs, Primus Institute, Slovenian Federation of Pensioners' Organisations and Novi paradoks)

NPM Type

Ombuds Plus Institution

NPM Legal Framework

OPCAT Ratification Law, Official Gazette n°20/2006 International Treaties, Official Gazette n°114/2006 (Unofficial translation)

Human Rights Ombudsman Act

Republic of Slovenia Constitution

Slovenia ratified the OPCAT in 2007 and made a formal declaration under Article 17, designating the Human Rights Ombudsperson’s Office as its NPM. The declaration made also foresees a formal cooperation between its Human Rights Ombudsperson’s Office and civil society organisations in the implementation of the NPM mandate. 

The Human Rights Ombudsperson’s Office became operational in 2007, and carries out its mandate as NPM in formal cooperation with five national NGOs.

The SPT member Aisha Shujune Muhammad is the SPT Focal Point for Slovenia.

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