CAT

UNITED
NATIONS

Convention against Torture
and Other Cruel, Inhuman
or Degrading Treatment
or Punishment

Distr.
GENERAL
CAT/C/GUY/CO/1
7 December 2006
Original: ENGLISH

COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE
Thirty-seventh session
6-24 November 2006

CONSIDERATION OF REPORTS SUBMITTED BY STATES PARTIES
UNDER ARTICLE 19 OF THE CONVENTION
Conclusions and recommendations of the Committee against Torture
GUYANA
1.
The Committee considered the initial report of Guyana (CAT/C/GUY/1) at its 734th
and 737th meetings (CAT/C/SR.734 and 737), held on 13 and 14 November 2006, and adopted,
at its 748th meeting on 22 November 2006 (CAT/C/SR.748), the following conclusions and
recommendations.
A. Introduction
2.
The Committee welcomes the presentation of the initial report of Guyana, which
complies partly with the Committee’s guidelines on the form and content for the preparation of
initial reports, but nevertheless regrets that it was submitted with a 17-year delay.
3.
The Committee commends the report’s frankness and the State party’s acknowledgement
of shortcomings in the implementation of the Convention. The Committee welcomes the
constructive and frank dialogue conducted with the representative of the State party and
appreciates the answers provided to the questions raised during the dialogue.

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