Decentralised unit within Ombudsperson's Office (Defensoría de los Habitantes)
Costa Rica ratified the OPCAT in 2005 and designated its Ombudsperson's Office (Defensoria de los Habitantes) as NPM in 2007 by Presidential Decree. In February 2014, the NPM mandate was enshrined in law, through the adoption of the NPM Law N° 9204, published in the official Gazette N° 42 of 28 February 2014. In July 2015, a decree was adopted to regulate the NPM Law.
The Ombudsperson's Office established a separate NPM Unit, currently composed of one Director and two staff. The NPM started its operations in
The SPT member Roberto Michel Fehér Pérez is the SPT Focal Point for Costa Rica.