CAT

UNITED
NATIONS

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

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GENERAL
CAT/C/CR/31/1
4 February 2004
ENGLISH
Original: SPANISH

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

COLOMBIA
1.
The Committee considered the third periodic report of Colombia (CAT/C/39/Add.4) at
its 575th and 578th meetings, held on 11 and 12 November 2003 (CAT/C/SR.575 and 578), and
adopted the following conclusions and recommendations.
A. Introduction
2.
The Committee welcomes the third periodic report of Colombia, but regrets that it was
submitted on 17 January 2002, five years late. It notes that the report contains little information
on the practical application of the Convention over the reporting period. The Committee is,
however, grateful for the exhaustive oral replies that the State party’s delegation gave to most of
its members’ questions and for the statistics provided during the consideration of the report.

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