CAT

UNITED
NATIONS

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

Distr.
GENERAL
CAT/C/CR/28/5
12 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
SAUDI ARABIA
1.
The Committee considered the initial periodic report of Saudi Arabia (CAT/C/42/Add.2)
at its 516th, 519th, 521st and 524th meetings, on 8, 10, 13 and 15 May 2002 (CAT/C/SR.516,
519, 521 and 524), and adopted the following conclusions and recommendations.
A. Introduction
2.
The Committee welcomes the submission of the initial report, although it regrets the
delay in submission and the paucity of information on the practical enjoyment in Saudi Arabia of
the rights conferred by the Convention. It generally conforms to the Committee’s reporting
guidelines. The Committee also welcomes the opportunity to engage in a dialogue with a large
delegation covering many matters arising under the Convention, which was enhanced by the
extensive oral report.

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