UNITED
NATIONS

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

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GENERAL
CAT/C/DZA/CO/3
26 May 2008
ENGLISH
Original: FRENCH

COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE
Fortieth session
28 April-16 May 2008
CONSIDERATION OF REPORTS SUBMITTED BY STATES PARTIES
UNDER ARTICLE 19 OF THE CONVENTION
Concluding observations of the Committee against Torture
ALGERIA
1.
The Committee considered the third periodic report of Algeria (CAT/C/DZA/3) at its 815th
and 818th meetings, held on 2 and 5 May 2008 (CAT/C/SR.815 and 818), and adopted the
following concluding observations at its 827th and 828th meetings, held on 13 May 2008
(CAT/C/SR.827 and 828).
A. Introduction
2.
The Committee welcomes the third periodic report of Algeria, the written replies
(CAT/C/DZA/Q/3/Add.1) to the list of issues (CAT/C/DZA/Q/3) and the additional information
provided during the discussion of the report, while regretting the eight-year delay in its
submission. The Committee also welcomes the resumption of constructive dialogue with the
high-level delegation sent by the State party, and is grateful for the exhaustive replies to the
questions raised.
B. Positive aspects
3.

The Committee notes with satisfaction:

(a) The provisions included in the amendments to the Criminal Code, articles 263 bis, ter
and quater, making torture a criminal offence;

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