The Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg approved the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York on 18 December 2002, under the Law of 11 april 2010 and designated the Ombudsman as its national preventive mechanism (“NPM”).

In this function, the Ombudsman performs regular visits of numerous places where people are deprived of their liberty.

Law of 11 april 2010

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