CAT

UNITED
NATIONS

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

Distr.
GENERAL
CAT/C/CR/32/7
11 June 2004
Original: ENGLISH

COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE
Thirty-second session
3-21 May 2004
CONSIDERATION OF REPORTS SUBMITTED BY STATES PARTIES
UNDER ARTICLE 19 OF THE CONVENTION
Conclusions and recommendations of the Committee against Torture
GERMANY
1.
The Committee examined the third periodic report of Germany (CAT/C/49/Add.4) at
its 600th and 603rd meetings (CAT/C/SR.600 and 603), held on 7 and 10 May 2004, and
adopted the following conclusions and recommendations.
A. Introduction
2.
The Committee welcomes the third periodic report of Germany, although it regrets the
three-year delay in its submission. The report complies with the Committee’s reporting
guidelines; in particular, it addresses the State party’s response to the Committee’s previous
concluding observations. The Committee commends the comprehensive written responses
provided to the list of issues, as well as the meticulous responses provided to all oral questions
posed. Finally, the Committee also welcomes the State party’s willingness to engage in a full
and frank dialogue with the Committee on all issues arising under the Convention.
B. Positive aspects
3.

The Committee welcomes:

(a)
The State party’s strengthening of institutional protections for human rights,
including through the establishment of the Human Rights Committee of the Federal Parliament
and the Federal Government’s submission of biennial national human rights reports to the
Federal Parliament;

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