CAT

UNITED
NATIONS

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

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GENERAL
CAT/C/CR/34/UGA
21 June 2005
Original: ENGLISH

COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE
Thirty-fourth session
2-20 May 2005
CONSIDERATION OF REPORTS SUBMITTED BY STATES PARTIES
UNDER ARTICLE 19 OF THE CONVENTION
Conclusions and recommendations of the Committee against Torture
UGANDA
1.
The Committee considered the initial report of Uganda (CAT/C/5/Add.32) at its 651st
and 654th meetings, held on 11 and 12 May 2005 (CAT/C/SR.651 and 654), and adopted, at
its 661st meeting (CAT/C/SR.661), the following conclusions and recommendations.
A. Introduction
2.
The Committee welcomes the submission of the initial report of Uganda, which is in
accordance with the Committee’s guidelines, but regrets the delay of 16 years in the
submission of the report. It commends the frankness of the report, which admits shortcomings
in the implementation of the Convention in the State party. The Committee appreciates the
constructive dialogue established with a high-level representative delegation and welcomes the
candid and comprehensive responses to the questions raised during the dialogue.
B. Positive aspects
3.

The Committee notes with satisfaction the following positive developments:

(a)
The establishment in 1996 of the Uganda Human Rights Commission under
articles 51 to 59 of the Constitution and in accordance with the Paris Principles, which is
endowed with powers to address human rights violations, and the human rights desks in the
army, police stations and prisons;

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