14 May 2003
COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE
28 April-16 May 2003
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 second periodic report of Azerbaijan (CAT/C/59/Add.1)
at its 550th, 553rd and … meetings, held on 30 April, 1 May and … 2003 (CAT/C/SR.550, 553
and …), and adopted the following conclusions and recommendations.
The Committee welcomes the second periodic report of Azerbaijan, as well as the oral
information provided by the high-level delegation. The Committee particularly welcomes the
State party’s assurances that the concerns and recommendations adopted by the Committee will
be pursued seriously.
The report, which mainly addresses legal provisions and lacks detailed information on the
practical implementation of the Convention, does not fully comply with the reporting guidelines
of the Committee. The Committee emphasizes that the next periodic report should contain more
specific information on implementation.
B. Positive aspects
The Committee notes the following positive developments:
The efforts by the State party to address the Committee’s previous concluding
observations, through, in particular, the important Presidential Decree of 10 March 2000;
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