CAT

UNITED
NATIONS

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

Distr.
GENERAL
CAT/C/CR/28/4
6 June 2002
Original: ENGLISH

COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE
Twenty-eighth session
29 April-17 May 2002

CONSIDERATION OF REPORTS SUBMITTED BY STATES
PARTIES UNDER ARTICLE 19 OF THE CONVENTION
Conclusions and recommendations of the Committee against Torture
RUSSIAN FEDERATION
1.
The Committee considered the third periodic report of the Russian Federation
(CAT/C/34/Add.15) at its 520th, 523rd and 526th meetings, held on 13, 14 and 16 May 2002
(CAT/C/SR.520, 523 and 526), and adopted the following conclusions and recommendations.
A. Introduction
2.
The Committee welcomes the third periodic report of the Russian Federation, which
was submitted with a delay. The report responds directly to some of the concerns and
recommendations expressed by the Committee in its conclusions adopted in 1996. The
Committee regrets that despite the State party’s assurances that it would promptly provide the
Committee with the additional information requested in the review, such materials have not been
received. The Committee appreciates the updated and detailed information as well as the
extensive responses provided by the representatives of the State party in the oral update and
reply. The Committee notes, however, that, because of a lack of time, many of the questions
asked by the Committee in the review of the third periodic report remained unanswered.

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