5 February 2004
COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE
10-21 November 2003
CONSIDERATION OF REPORTS SUBMITTED BY STATES PARTIES
UNDER ARTICLE 19 OF THE CONVENTION
Conclusions and recommendations of the Committee against Torture
The Committee considered the third periodic report of Morocco (CAT/C/66/Add.1
and Corr.1), together with the additional oral information submitted by the State party
delegation, at its 577th, 580th and 589th meetings (CAT/C/SR.577, 580 and 589), held
on 12, 13, and 20 November 2003, and adopted the following conclusions and recommendations.
The Committee welcomes the third periodic report of Morocco, which provided it with
detailed information on the efforts made by the State party, since the consideration of the second
report in 1999, to implement the Convention, and also the information given orally by the
Moroccan delegation, which furnished positive information concerning measures to implement
the Convention taken since the submission of the third report on 23 March 2003. The
Committee thanks the delegation for the frank and constructive dialogue established with it.
The third periodic report was submitted slightly late since it had been scheduled for 2002.
It was not completely consistent with the general guidelines regarding the form and contents of
periodic reports, notably because it did not devote a part to measures taken to comply with the
conclusions and recommendations previously addressed to the State party by the Committee.
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