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02 Aug 2018 description

GENEVA (31 July 2018) - The Committee against Torture this afternoon concluded its consideration of the sixth periodic report of Chile on the efforts made by the State party to implement the provisions of the Convention against Torture.

27 Jul 2018 description

GENEVA (26 July 2018) - The Committee against Torture this afternoon concluded its consideration of the sixth periodic report of the Russian Federation on the efforts made by the State party to implement the provisions of the Convention against Torture.

28 Feb 2018 description

UN’s Committee against Torture issues new guidelines on asylum seekers’ rights

GENEVA (26 February 2018) – New guidelines developed by the United Nations Committee against Torture (CAT) aim to help governments avoid violating international human rights law, and to help asylum seekers avoid torture or other ill-treatment.

26 Apr 2017 description

This afternoon, the Committee against Torture completed the review of the second periodic report of Afghanistan on its implementation of the provisions of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.

24 Apr 2017 description

Committee against Torture
21 April 2017 

The Committee against Torture this afternoon completed its consideration of the initial report of Lebanon on the implementation of the provisions of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. 

03 Apr 2017 description

GENEVA (31 March 2017) – Hungary should immediately address the excessive use of detention, the UN Subcommittee on the Prevention of Torture (SPT) said on Friday at the end of an 11-day visit to the country.

13 Sep 2016 description
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GENEVA (13 September 2016) – The United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) on Friday concluded its visit to Ukraine. The experts returned to Ukraine from 5 to 9 September to resume a visit they had suspended in May after being unable to access some places under the authority of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU).

31 Aug 2016 description

GENEVA (31 August 2016) – UN torture prevention experts will return to Ukraine from 5 to 9 September to resume a visit they had suspended in May after being unable to access some places of detention that are under the authority of the Security Service of Ukraine.

The resumption of the visit by a delegation from the UN Subcommittee on the Prevention of Torture (SPT) follows positive talks between the SPT and the Government of Ukraine.

01 Aug 2016 description

The Committee against Torture this afternoon concluded its consideration of the special report of Burundi on the measures taken to implement the provisions of the Convention against Torture.

Jens Modvig, Chairperson of the Committee, explained that, during the Committee’s 2015 session and due to the worrying developments in Burundi, the Committee had asked for a special report which would answer a series of pressing questions.

25 Jul 2016 description

GENEVA (25 July 2016) - The UN Committee against Torture is due to conduct a special review* of Burundi on 28 and 29 July in Geneva, in light of information it has received about the deteriorating human rights situation in the country.

CAT members and a Burundian delegation, headed by the Minister of Justice, will discuss the following issues specified in the Committee’s written request for a special report, sent to the Burundian Government in December 2015:

25 May 2016 description

GENEVA (25 May 2016) – The United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) has suspended its visit to Ukraine after being denied access to places in several parts of the country where it suspects people are being deprived of their liberty by the Security Service of Ukraine, the SBU.

01 Dec 2014 description

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  1. Le Comité contre la torture a examiné le deuxième rapport périodique du Burundi (CAT/C/BDI/2), à ses 1262e et 1265e séances, les 11 et 12 novembre 2014 (CAT/C/SR.1262 et 1265), et a adopté les observations finales ci-après à sa 1284e séance, le 26 novembre 2014 (CAT/C/SR.1201).

A. Introduction

19 Nov 2014 description

Committee against Torture

6 November 2014

The Committee against Torture today concluded its consideration of the sixth periodic report of Ukraine on its implementation of the provisions of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.

13 Nov 2014 description

Le Comité contre la torture a examiné, hier matin et cet après-midi, le rapport du Burundi sur les mesures prises par le pays en application des dispositions de la Convention contre la torture et autres peines ou traitements cruels, inhumains ou dégradants.

18 May 2012 description

The Committee against Torture this afternoon heard the responses of Rwanda to questions raised by Committee Experts on the initial report of that country on how it is implementing the provisions of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.

16 May 2012 description

The Committee against Torture this morning considered the situation in Syria in the absence of the special report requested of the State party on the measures it was taking to ensure that all of its obligations under the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment were being effectively implemented; measures taken to implement the recommendations of the Committee’s concluding observations adopted in May 2010; as well as information on the current events occurring in the territory of the State party.

15 May 2012 description

15 May 2012

The Committee against Torture this morning began its consideration of the initial report of Rwanda on how it implements the provisions of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.

28 Nov 2011 description

GENEVA (25 November 2011) – The United Nations Committee Against Torture said Friday it is deeply concerned about gross and pervasive human rights violations in Syria, that are allegedly taking place in a context of impunity, according to reliable sources from the UN human rights system.

10 Nov 2011 description

8 November 2011

The Committee against Torture this morning began its consideration of the combined third and fourth periodic reports submitted by Sri Lanka on how it implements the provisions of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.

10 Nov 2011 description

9 November 2011

The Committee against Torture this afternoon heard the response of Sri Lanka to questions raised by Committee Experts on the combined third and fourth periodic reports of that country on how it is implementing the provisions of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.