Convention against Torture
and Other Cruel, Inhuman
or Degrading Treatment
28 August 2018
Committee against Torture
Concluding observations on the sixth periodic report of
The Committee against Torture considered the sixth periodic report of Chile
(CAT/C/CHL/6) at its 1665th and 1667th meetings, held on 30 and 31 July 2018 (see
CAT/C/SR.1665 and 1667), and adopted the present concluding observations at its 1678th
and 1679th meetings, held on 9 August 2018.
The Committee would like to express its appreciation to the State party for agreeing
to follow the optional reporting procedure, as this allows for a more focused dialogue
between the State party and the Committee. However, the Committee regrets that the
periodic report was submitted more than three years late.
The Committee appreciates the constructive dialogue held with the State party’s
delegation and the additional information provided during the consideration of the report.
The Committee welcomes the State party’s ratification of or accession to the
following international human rights instruments since the consideration of its fifth periodic
report in May 2009:
The International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced
Disappearance, on 8 December 2009;
The Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons, on 11 April 2018;
The Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness, on 11 April 2018.
The Committee welcomes the following legislative measures taken by the State
party in areas related to the Convention:
The promulgation, on 11 November 2016, of Act No. 20968, which
criminalizes torture, aggravated torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment;
The promulgation, on 26 June 2009, of Act No. 20357, which criminalizes
crimes against humanity, genocide and war crimes;
The promulgation, on 24 November 2009, of Act No. 20405 on the
establishment of the advisory commission on the classification of disappeared detainees,
* Adopted by the Committee at its sixty-fourth session (23 July−10 August 2018).