CAT

UNITED
NATIONS

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

Distr.
GENERAL
CAT/C/CR/33/3
10 December 2004
Original: ENGLISH

COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE
Thirty-third session
15-26 November 2004

CONSIDERATION OF REPORTS SUBMITTED BY STATES PARTIES
UNDER ARTICLE 19 OF THE CONVENTION
Conclusions and recommendations of the Committee against Torture
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland,
Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories

1.
The Committee considered the fourth periodic report of the United Kingdom of Great
Britain and Northern Ireland, Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories
(CAT/C/67/Add.2) at its 624th and 627th meetings, held on 17 and 18 November 2004
(CAT/C/SR. 624 and 627) and has adopted the following conclusions and recommendations:

A. Introduction

2.
The fourth periodic report of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern
Ireland was due on 6 January 2002 and was received on 6 November 2003. Like the previous
report, it conformed to the guidelines of the Committee pertaining to the preparation of such
reports, including the point by point replies to the Committee’s previous recommendations.
The Committee welcomes the comprehensive information provided by the State party, and the
inclusive participation in the reporting process of institutions and non-governmental
organizations concerned with the protection of human rights. The Committee commends the
exhaustive written responses provided to the List of Issues, as well as the detailed responses

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