CAT

UNITED
NATIONS

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

Distr.
GENERAL
CAT/C/HUN/CO/4
6 February 2007
Original: ENGLISH

COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE
Thirty-seventh session
6-24 November 2006

CONSIDERATION OF REPORTS SUBMITTED BY STATES PARTIES
UNDER ARTICLE 19 OF THE CONVENTION
Conclusions and recommendations of the Committee against Torture
HUNGARY

1.
The Committee considered the fourth periodic report of Hungary (CAT/C/55/Add.10) at
its 738th and 741st meetings (CAT/C/SR.738 and 741), held on 15 and 16 November 2006, and
adopted, at its 748th and 749th meetings (CAT/C/SR.748 and 749), the following conclusions
and recommendations.
A. Introduction

2.
The Committee welcomes the submission of the fourth periodic report of Hungary and
the information presented therein. The Committee expresses its appreciation for the dialogue
with the State party’s delegation and welcomes the extensive responses to the list of issues in
written form (CAT/C/HUN/Q/4/Add.1), which facilitated discussion between the delegation and
Committee members. In addition, the Committee appreciates the delegation’s oral responses to
questions raised and concerns expressed during the consideration of the report.
B. Positive aspects

3.
The Committee notes with appreciation that in the period since the consideration of the
last periodic report, the State party has acceded to the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the
Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and ratified the Rome Statute of the
International Criminal Court.
4.
The Committee notes with satisfaction the ongoing efforts at the State level to reform its
legislation, policies and procedures in order to ensure better protection of human rights,
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