CAT

UNITED
NATIONS

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

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GENERAL
CAT/C/CR/33/1
10 November 2004
ENGLISH
Original: SPANISH

COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE
Thirty-third session
15-26 November 2004
CONSIDERATION OF REPORTS SUBMITTED BY STATES PARTIES
UNDER ARTICLE 19 OF THE CONVENTION
Conclusions and recommendations of the Committee against Torture
ARGENTINA
1.
The Committee considered the fourth periodic report of Argentina (CAT/C/55/Add.7) at
its 622nd and 625th meetings, held on 16 and 17 November 2004 (CAT/C/SR.622 and 625), and
adopted the following conclusions and recommendations.
A. Introduction
2.
The Committee welcomes the fourth periodic report of Argentina, though noting that it
was received two years after the due date of June 2000. The Committee appreciates the
constructive dialogue established with a high-level representative delegation and thanks it for the
frank and direct answers provided to the questions posed by the Committee.
B. Positive aspects
3.
The Committee welcomes with satisfaction the efforts made by the State party to combat
impunity in respect of crimes against humanity committed under the military dictatorship, and in
particular:
(a)
The promulgation of Act No. 25.779 in September 2003, declaring the “Due
Obedience” and “Clean Slate” Acts absolutely null and void;
(b)
The initiation of a significant number of cases in which such violations are being
investigated;
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