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Annual reports received by the SPT from National Preventive Mechanisms

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Designated NPM and notified to the SPT


Country
NPM
Annual Report
Albania People's Advocate
http://www.avokatipopullit.gov.al
2008-2010, 2013, 2015
Armenia Human Rights Defender of Armenia
http://www.ombuds.am
2009
AustriaAustrian Ombudsman Board
http://volksanwaltschaft.gv.at/en
2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019
Azerbaijan Human Rights Commissioner (Ombudsman)
http://ombudsman.gov.az
2009-2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
BulgariaOmbudsman
http://www.ombudsman.bg/
2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019
Costa Rica Defensoria de los Habitantes
http://www.dhr.go.cr
2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
CroatiaCroatian's People Ombudsmen
http://www.ombudsman.hr/
2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Cyprus Commissioner of Administration
http://www.ombudsman.gov.cy
2015-2016-2017, 2018&2019
Czech Republic Public Defender of Rights
http://www.ochrance.cz
2006, 2007, 2008
(excepts from the general Annual Reports of the Public Defender of Rights)
2012 (full report)
2015 (upload)
2016 (upload)
2018, update the 2019 AR
Denmark Ombudsman
http://www.ombudsmanden.dk
2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016
EcuadorDefensoría del Pueblo
http://www.dpe.gob.ec
2013
Estonia Chancellor of Justice
http://www.oiguskantsler.ee
2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016-2017, 2019-2020
FinlandParliamentary Ombudsperson of Finland, www.oikeusasiamies.fi 2015, 2018
France General Inspector of Places of Deprivation of Liberty (Contrôleur général des lieux de privation de liberté)
http://www.cglpl.fr
2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 (EN) (FR), 2014, 2015, 2016
Georgia Public Defender
http://www.ombudsman.ge
Special report 2009-2010 - Right to health
2009, 2010
2010 Monitoring of Children Institutions
2010Monitoring of Penitentiary Institutions and Temporary Detention Isolators
January - June 2011 report, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 20162017, 2018, 2019
Germany

Federal Agency for the Prevention of Torture and Joint Commission of the Lander
http://www.antifolterstelle.de

2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

GreeceThe Greek Ombudsman,
www.synigoros.gr
2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019
Honduras

National Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CONAPREV)

CONAPREV,

2010-2011, 2013 
Hungary Commissioner for Fundamental Rights2015 (1-2), 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
KazakhstanCommissioner for Human Rights 2018, 2019
KyrgyzstanThe National Centre of the Kyrgyz Republic on Prevention of Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment2014 (E, R)
Liechtenstein Corrections Commission 2012, 2013, 2018 
Lithuania Seimas Ombudsmen's Office 2014-2015 
2017-2018
2019
Luxembourg Médiateure du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg 2009, 2010, 2011-2012 I & II
Maldives Human Rights Commission
http://www.hrcm.org.mv
 
Mali National Human Rights Commission (Commission nationale des droits de l'homme)  
Malta Board of Visitors for Detained Persons and the Board of Visitors of the Prisons
http://www.mjha.gov.mt
 2014-2015​
Mauritania Le Mécanisme National de Prévention de la Torture 2016-2017
Mauritius National Human Rights Commission
http://www.gov.mu
 
Mexico National Human Rights Commission
http://www.cndh.org.mx
2008, 2009, 2010, 2011,2012, 2013
MontenegroProtector of Human Rights and Freedoms, Ombudsman
http://www.ombudsman.co.me
2013
NetherlandsFour national inspectorate bodies comprise the Dutch NPM, and are coordinated by the Inspectorate of Security and Justice 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017-2018, 2019
New Zealand Human Rights Commission (central NPM) + the Ombudsman's Office, the Children's Commissioner, the Police Complaints Authority and the Judge Advocate General
http://www.hrc.co.nz
2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 
North Macedonia"Ombudsman of the Republic of Macedonia"; The non-governmental organizations registered in the State Party and organizations which have acquired the status of humanitarian organizations in the State Party, may perform some of the competences of the national preventive mechanism, in agreement
with, and with prior consent of the "Ombudsman of the Republic of Macedonia"
http://www.ombudsman.mk

2008, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Norway Parliamentary Ombudsman for Public Administration
2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Paraguay Mecanismo Nacional de Prevención de la Tortura 2013
Poland The Commissioner for Civil Rights Protection (Ombudsman)
http://www.rpo.gov.pl
2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 
PortugalPortuguese Ombudsman
http://www.provedor-jus.pt
2014, 2015, 2016
Republic of Moldova Centre for Human Rights (Ombudsman) in combination with the Consultative Council
http://www.ombudsman.md
2009, 2017, 2018 (1, 2),
2019
Romania

The People's Advocate

2016
Senegal Observateur national des lieux de privation de liberté  
SerbiaProtector of Citizens Ombudsman July-December 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019
Slovenia Human Rights Ombudsman in combination with NGOs
http://www.varuh-rs.si
2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Spain Ombudsman's Office (Defensor del Pueblo)
http://www.defensordelpueblo.es
2010 (EN | SP), 2011 (EN | SP), 2012 (EN | SP), 2013 (EN | SP), 2014 (EN | SP), 2015 (EN | SP), 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 (SP)
Sweden Parliamentary Ombudsman
and the Chancellor of Justice
http://www.jo.se
2011-2014
2015-2017
2018
2019
2020
Switzerland National Commission for the Prevention of Torture 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 (EN | FR), 2016, 2017, 2018
TurkeyNational Human Rights Institution of Turkey,
www.tihk.gov.tr
 
United Kingdom

NPM composed of twenty-one groups and bodies: www.justiceinspectorates.gov.uk/hmiprisons/national-preventive-mechanism

2009-2010, 2012-2013, 2014-2015 
2015-2016, 2017-2018, 2019-2020
UkraineParliament Commissioner for Human Rights
http://www.ombudsman.gov.ua/en/
2012, 2013, 2014, 2019 
Uruguay National Human Rights Institutions (Institución Nacional de Derechos Humanos) 2013, 2016

10th Anniversary

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