El Salvador

The information relating to domestic torture laws has been adapted from the Compilation of Torture Laws tool available on the Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT) website, available here.

Date of accession UNCAT: 17 June 1996

Relevant Laws

• Penal Code of 26 April 1997
• Criminal Procedure Code of 4 December 1996

Relevant Articles

Prohibition of Torture:
• Articles 243 and 262 of the Criminal Procedure Code

• Article 297 of the Penal Code

• Defences:
o Article 99 of the Penal Code
o Article 34 of the Criminal Procedure Code

* Information compiled December 2008

Country file can be accessed via APT website here.