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UN Committee Against Torture (CAT)

The Committee Against Torture (CAT) is the body of independent experts that monitors implementation of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment by its State parties.

All States parties are obliged to submit regular reports to the Committee on how the rights are being implemented. States must report initially one year after acceding to the Convention and then every four years. The Committee examines each report and addresses its concerns and recommendations to the State party in the form of “concluding observations”.  Website: www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/cat/
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Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under article 19 of the Convention, Fifth periodic report of States parties due in 2012 : Macao, China

4 April 2014 | Publisher: UN Committee Against Torture (CAT) | Document type: States Parties Reports

Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under article 19 of the Convention, Fifth periodic reports of States parties due in 2012 : Hong Kong, China

1 April 2014 | Publisher: UN Committee Against Torture (CAT) | Document type: States Parties Reports

List of issues prior to the submission of the seventh periodic report of Ecuador, adopted by the Committee at its forty-ninth session (29 October–23 November 2012)

16 January 2014 | Publisher: UN Committee Against Torture (CAT) | Document type: Country Reports

Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under article 19 of the Convention pursuant to the optional reporting procedure, Fourth and fifth periodic reports of States parties due in 2012 : Australia

9 January 2014 | Publisher: UN Committee Against Torture (CAT) | Document type: States Parties Reports

Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under article 19 of the Convention pursuant to the optional reporting procedure, Fourth and fifth periodic reports of States parties due in 2012 : Australia

9 January 2014 | Publisher: UN Committee Against Torture (CAT) | Document type: States Parties Reports

Concluding observations on the initial report of Burkina Faso

2 January 2014 | Publisher: UN Committee Against Torture (CAT) | Document type: Concluding Observations

Concluding observations on the combined third and fourth periodic reports of Sri Lanka, Addendum : Information received from Sri Lanka on follow-up to the concluding observations

2014 | Publisher: UN Committee Against Torture (CAT) | Document type: Country Reports

Concluding observations on the combined fifth and sixth periodic reports of Poland

23 December 2013 | Publisher: UN Committee Against Torture (CAT) | Document type: Concluding Observations

Observations of the Committee against Torture on the revision of the United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners (SMR)

16 December 2013 | Publisher: UN Committee Against Torture (CAT) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under article 19 of the Convention pursuant to the optional reporting procedure : Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment : 3rd to 5th periodic reports of States parties due in 2011 : United States of America

4 December 2013 | Publisher: UN Committee Against Torture (CAT) | Document type: States Parties Reports

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