Sri Lanka - OPCAT Situation

Opcat status

OPCAT Ratification December 5, 2017
UNCAT Ratification January 3, 1994
NPM Designated

Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka

NPM Type

National Human Rights Commission

Sri Lanka acceded to the OPCAT on 5 December 2017. The OPCAT entered into force on 4 January 2018.

During its Universal Periodic Review by the Human Rights Council in November 2017, Sri Lanka announced its intention to designate the National Human Rights Commission as the National Preventive Mechanism.