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COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE CONCLUDES FIFTY-SECOND SESSION
Adopts Concluding Recommendations on the Reports of Cyprus, Guinea, Holy See, Lithuania, Montenegro, Sierra Leone, Thailand and Uruguay
23 May 2014

The Committee against Torture this afternoon concluded its fifty-second session after adopting concluding observations and recommendations on the reports of Cyprus, Guinea, Holy See, Lithuania, Montenegro, Sierra Leone, Thailand and Uruguay on how they implement the provisions of the Convention against Torture in their countries. 

The concluding observations and recommendations are available on the Committee’s webpage.  The concluding observations and recommendations on the report of Cyprus can be found in CAT/C/CYP/CO/4; ; on the report of Guinea in CAT/C/GIN/CO/1; on the report of the Holy See in CAT/C/VAT/CO/1; on the report of Lithuania in CAT/C//LTU/CO/3; on the report of Montenegro in CAT/C/MNE/CO/2; on the report of Sierra Leone in CAT/C/SLE/CO/1; on the report of Thailand in CAT/C/THA/CO/1; and on the report of Uruguay in CAT/C/URY/CO/3.

In addition to its consideration of the reports of the eight Member States, the Committee  met on 9 May with the President of the Subcommittee on the Prevention of Torture who presented the Subcommittee’s annual report.  The Committee also discussed the issue of reprisals against persons who cooperate with United Nations bodies, on the basis of a decision that they adopted at their previous session CAT/C/51/3.  In closed meetings, the Committee considered information appearing to contain well-founded indications that torture was systematically practised in some States parties.

The fifty-third session of the Committee will be held from 3 to 28 November, during which it will review the reports of Australia, Burundi, Croatia, Kazakhstan, Sweden, Ukraine, United States and Venezuela.


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