United Nations

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

Distr.: General
28 August 2018
Original: English

Committee against Torture

Concluding observations on the sixth periodic report of the
Russian Federation*
The Committee against Torture considered the sixth periodic report of the Russian
Federation (CAT/C/RUS/6) at its 1658th and 1661st meetings, held on 25 and 26 July 2018
(see CAT/C/SR.1658 and 1661), and adopted the present concluding observations at its
1676th and 1677th meetings, held on 8 August 2018.


The Committee welcomes the submission of the sixth periodic report of the Russian
Federation and the information contained therein.
The Committee appreciates having had an opportunity to engage in a constructive
dialogue with the State party’s delegation and the replies provided in response to the
questions and concerns raised by the Committee.


Positive aspects
The Committee welcomes the accession to or ratification of the following
international instruments by the State party:
The Council of Europe Convention against Trafficking in Human Organs, on
24 September 2015;
The Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the
sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography, on 24 September 2013;

The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, on 25 September

The Committee welcomes the State party’s initiatives to revise its legislation in
areas of relevance to the Convention, including its adoption of:
Amendments to articles 43 and 96 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, which
establish the investigators’ obligation to respect the right of detained persons to notify a
relative, in 2015;
Amendments to Federal Act No. 260 of 13 July 2015, the Penal Enforcement
Code, which aims to increase the monthly allowances paid to convicted persons;

* Adopted by the Committee at its sixty-fourth session (23 July−10 August 2018).


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