CAT

UNITED
NATIONS

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

Distr.
GENERAL
CAT/C/CR/32/4
11 June 2004
Original: ENGLISH

COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE
Thirty-second session
3-21 May 2004

CONSIDERATION OF REPORTS SUBMITTED BY STATES PARTIES
UNDER ARTICLE 19 OF THE CONVENTION
Conclusions and recommendations of the Committee against Torture
NEW ZEALAND
1.
The Committee considered the third periodic report of New Zealand (CAT/C/49/Add.3)
at its 604th, 607th and 616th meetings, held on 11, 12 and 19 May 2004 (CAT/C/SR.604, 607
and 616), and adopted the following conclusions and recommendations.
A. Introduction
2.
The Committee welcomes the third periodic report of New Zealand, which was prepared
in accordance with the Committee’s guidelines. It notes, however, that the report was submitted
with a three-year delay.
3.
The Committee welcomes with appreciation the additional written and oral information
provided, as well as the attendance of a high-level delegation, which demonstrates the State
party’s willingness to maintain an open and fruitful dialogue with the Committee.
B. Positive aspects
4.

The Committee notes with appreciation:

(a)
The adoption of the 1999 Extradition Act, responding to the Committee’s
previous recommendations;

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