Convention against Torture
and Other Cruel, Inhuman
or Degrading Treatment
12 June 2002
COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE
29 April-17 May 2002
CONSIDERATION OF REPORTS SUBMITTED BY STATES PARTIES
UNDER ARTICLE 19 OF THE CONVENTION
Conclusions and recommendations of the Committee against Torture
The Committee considered the fourth periodic report of Denmark (CAT/C/55/Add.2) at
its 508th, 510th and 518th meetings on 2, 3 and 10 May 2002 (CAT/C/SR.508, 510 and 518) and
adopted the following conclusions and recommendations.
The Committee welcomes the fourth periodic report of Denmark, which was submitted
on time and in full conformity with the Committee’s guidelines for the preparation of periodic
reports. In particular, the Committee welcomes the way the State party has addressed the
Committee’s previous recommendations in a separate part of the report. The Committee also
welcomes the fruitful and open dialogue between the representatives of the State party and itself.
B. Positive aspects
The Committee commends the State party for maintaining a high level of respect for
human rights in general and for its obligations under the Convention in particular, as well as for
the active role it plays internationally in the fight against torture.
The Committee welcomes the recommendation made by the Committee set up by the
Ministry of Justice to incorporate three main United Nations human rights treaties, including the
Convention, into Danish domestic law.