United Nations

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

Distr.: General
18 June 2018
Original: English

Committee against Torture

Concluding observations on the third periodic report of
The Committee against Torture considered the third periodic report of Tajikistan
(CAT/C/TJK/3) at its 1633rd and 1636th meetings, held on 4 and 7 May 2018 (see
CAT/C/SR.1633 and CAT/C/SR.1636), and adopted the present concluding observations at
its 1645th and 1646th meetings, held on 14 May 2018.


The Committee welcomes the dialogue with the State party’s delegation and the oral
replies and written information provided in response to the concerns raised by the


Positive aspects
The Committee welcomes the accession to or ratification of the following
international instruments by the State party:
The Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of
Discrimination against Women, on 22 July 2014;
The Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide,
on 3 November 2015.
The Committee welcomes the State party’s initiatives to revise its legislation in
areas of relevance to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or
Degrading Treatment or Punishment, including its adoption of:

The Prevention of Domestic Violence Act, in 2013;

The Act on Combating Trafficking in Persons and the Provision of Services
for Human Trafficking Victims, in 2014;

The revised Law on Refugees, on 26 July 2014;

Amendments to article 479 of the Code of Criminal Procedure prohibiting the
extradition of a person if there is evidence that he or she may be tortured, on 27 November

The Children’s Rights Act, on 18 March 2015;


The new Constitutional Law on Nationality, on 8 August 2015;

* Adopted by the Committee at its sixty-third session (23 April–18 May 2018).


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