Macedonia, Former Yugoslav Republic of - OPCAT Situation

Opcat status

OPCAT Ratification February 13, 2009
UNCAT Ratification December 12, 1994
SPT Member Ms Aneta Stancevska (2011-2014; 2015-2018)
NPM Designated

Ombudsperson's Office

NPM Type

Ombuds Institution

NPM Legal Framework

Amendments to the Ombudsperson's Office law (September 2009) and OPCAT Ratification Law

Law on the Ombudsperson's Office (September 2003)

Macedonia ratified the OPCAT in 2009 and made a declaration under Article 17 on the structure of the NPM. The Ombudsperson’s Office was designated as NPM and, although it has not been implemented in practice, formal cooperation with civil society organisations was encouraged in the declaration.

The NPM became operational in 2011 and a specific NPM department was established, with dedicated staff.

The SPT member Zdenka Perovic is the SPT Focal Point for Macedonia.