Albania - OPCAT Situation

Opcat status

OPCAT Ratification October 1, 2003
UNCAT Ratification May 11, 1994
NPM Designated

People's Advocate (Avokati i Popullit)

NPM Type

Ombuds Institution

NPM Legal Framework

Articles 36 and 74 (1-3), Law N° 9888 (10 March 2008), Unofficial Translation.

See also People's Advocate Legal Basis (Law N° 8454 of 4 February 1999 as amended) and OPCAT Ratification Bill (Albanian)

Albania ratified the OPCAT in 2003 and established its NPM five years later, in 2008, within the Ombuds Institution (People's Advocate), through amendments to the existing legislation.

A specific unit was created within the existing institution to perform the NPM mandate. It started its operations in 2008.

The SPT member Zdenka Perović is the SPT Focal Point for Albania.