CAT

UNITED
NATIONS

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

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GENERAL
CAT/C/GEO/CO/3
25 July 2006
Original: ENGLISH

COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE
Thirty-sixth session
1-19 May 2006
CONSIDERATION OF REPORTS SUBMITTED BY STATES PARTIES
UNDER ARTICLE 19 OF THE CONVENTION
Conclusions and recommendations of the Committee against Torture
GEORGIA
1
The Committee considered the third periodic report of Georgia (CAT/C/73/Add.1) at
its 699th and 702nd meetings (see CAT/C/SR. 699 and CAT/C/SR.702), held on 3 and
4 May 2006, and adopted, at its 716th meeting (CAT/C/SR.716), the following conclusions
and recommendations.
A. Introduction
2.
The Committee welcomes the timely third periodic report of Georgia and the information
presented therein. The Committee expresses its appreciation for the large high-level delegation,
which facilitated a constructive oral exchange during the consideration of the report. The
Committee also appreciates the comprehensive written and oral replies provided to questions
posed during the dialogue.
3.
The Committee notes that following the State party’s independence in 1991, internal
conflict has continued in part of its territory. In particular, the situation in the self-proclaimed
autonomous republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, the latter having produced more than
215,000 internally displaced persons, is a matter of serious concern. Taking the above into
consideration, the Committee wishes to remind the State party that no exceptional circumstances
may be invoked in respect of the absolute prohibition of torture.

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