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UN Committee against Torture publishes findings on Ecuador, Finland, Monaco, Sri Lanka, Namibia, Turkmenistan, Armenia, Cabo Verde

GENEVA (7 December 2016) – The UN Committee against Torture has published its findings on the countries it examined during its latest session from 7 November to 7 December: Ecuador, Finland, Monaco, Sri Lanka, Namibia, Turkmenistan, Armenia and Cabo Verde.

The findings cover positive aspects of how the respective State is implementing the Convention against Torture, Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, and also main matters of concern and recommendations.

The reports, officially termed concluding observations, can be found here: http://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/treatybodyexternal/SessionDetails1.aspx?SessionID=1085&Lang=en

The Committee will next meet from 18 April to 12 May 2017 when it will review Afghanistan, Argentina, Bahrain, Lebanon, New Zealand, Pakistan, Republic of Korea. More details: http://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/treatybodyexternal/SessionDetails1.aspx?SessionID=1108&Lang=en

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For more information and media requests, please contact Liz Throssell + 41 (0) 22 917 9466 7 ethrossell@ohchr.org or Nicoleta Panta +41 (0) 22 917 9310/ npanta@ohchr.org

Background

Members of the CAT are independent human rights experts drawn from around the world, who serve in their personal capacity and not as representatives of States parties. The Committee’s concluding observations are an independent assessment of States’ compliance with their human rights obligations under the treaty. More information:  http://www.ohchr.org/en/hrbodies/cat/pages/catindex.aspx

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