CAT

UNITED
NATIONS

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

Distr.
GENERAL
CAT/C/CR/31/5
5 February 2004
Original: ENGLISH

COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE
Thirty-first session
10-21 November 2003
CONSIDERATION OF REPORTS SUBMITTED BY STATES PARTIES
UNDER ARTICLE 19 OF THE CONVENTION
Conclusions and recommendations of the Committee against Torture
LITHUANIA
1.
The Committee considered the initial report of Lithuania (CAT/C/37/Add.5) at its 584th
and 587th meetings, held on 17 and 19 November 2003 (CAT/C/SR.584 and 587), and adopted
the following conclusions and recommendations.
A. Introduction
2.
The Committee welcomes the initial report of Lithuania and the additional information
provided by the high-level delegation.
3.
The report, which mainly addresses legal provisions and lacks detailed information on the
practical implementation of the Convention and statistical data, does not fully conform to the
reporting guidelines.
B. Positive aspects
4.
The Committee welcomes the ongoing efforts by the State party to reform its legal
system and revise its legislation in order to safeguard fundamental human rights, including the
right not to be subjected to torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or
punishment, including:
(a)
The adoption of a new Criminal Code and Code of Criminal Procedure which
prohibit the use of violence, intimidation, degrading treatment or treatment impairing a
person’s health, and a Code of Enforcement of Punishments, all of which entered into force
on 1 May 2003;
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