Turkey - OPCAT Situation

Opcat status

OPCAT Ratification September 27, 2011
UNCAT Ratification August 2, 1988
NPM Type

National Human Rights Commission

NPM Legal Framework

Cabinet Decree (28 January 2014)

National Human Rights Institution's Law N° 6332 (21 June 2012) - English unofficial translation

Turkey ratified the OPCAT in 2011 and in January 2014 the government decided to designate the recently established National Human Rights Institution of Turkey as National Preventive Mechanism by means of a cabinet decree published in the Official Gazette on 28 January 2014.

The SPT visited Turkey in October 2015. The visit report has not been made public yet.

The SPT member Malcolm Evans is the SPT Focal Point for Turkey.