APT - Bolivia - OPCAT Situation

Bolivia - OPCAT Situation

Opcat status

OPCAT Ratification May 23, 2006
UNCAT Ratification April 12, 1999
NPM Designated

Service for the Prevention of Torture

NPM Type

New Specialised Institution

NPM Legal Framework

Law N° 474 (30 December 2013)

Decree N° 2082 implementing the NPM Law (20 August 2014)

Bolivia ratified the OPCAT in 2006 and in December 2013 it adopted a national legislation establishing the Service for the Prevention of Torture, a body attached to the Ministry of Justice, to perform the NPM mandate. The NPM started to be operational in July 2016.

The SPT visited Bolivia in September 2010 and carried out a second visit in May 2017. The report of the first visit is still confidential.

The SPT member Maria Dolores Gómez is the SPT Focal Point for Bolivia.