CAT

UNITED
NATIONS

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

Distr.
GENERAL
CAT/C/CR/29/3
23 December 2002
ENGLISH
Original: SPANISH

COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE
Twenty-eighth session
11-22 November 2002

CONSIDERATION OF REPORTS SUBMITTED BY STATES PARTIES
UNDER ARTICLE 19 OF THE CONVENTION
Conclusions and recommendations of the Committee against Torture
SPAIN
1.
The Committee considered the fourth periodic report of Spain (CAT/C/55/Add.5)
at its 530th, 533rd and 540th meetings, held on 12, 13 and 19 November 2002
(CAT/C/SR.530, 533 and 540), and adopted the following conclusions and recommendations.
A. Introduction
2.
The Committee welcomes the fourth periodic report of Spain, which was submitted by
the State party by the scheduled deadline. Although the report contains abundant information on
legislative developments, the Committee observes that it provides little information on the
implementation in practice of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or
Degrading Treatment or Punishment during the period since the submission of the previous
report.
3.
The Committee appreciates Spain’s sending a large and highly qualified delegation for
the consideration of the report, thus demonstrating the State party’s concern to continue the frank
and constructive dialogue which Spain has been holding with the Committee. The Committee

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