CAT

UNITED
NATIONS

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

Distr.
GENERAL
CAT/C/CR/32/3
11 June 2004
Original: ENGLISH

COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE
Thirty-second session
3-21 May 2004

CONSIDERATION OF REPORTS SUBMITTED BY STATES PARTIES UNDER
ARTICLE 19 OF THE CONVENTION
Conclusions and recommendations of the Committee against Torture
CROATIA
1.
The Committee considered the third periodic report of Croatia (CAT/C/54/Add.3) at
its 598th and 601st meetings (CAT/C/SR.598 and 601), held on 6 and 7 May 2004, and adopted
the following conclusions and recommendations.
A. Introduction
2
The Committee welcomes the third periodic report of Croatia, while noting that the report
was not prepared in complete conformity with the Committee’s guidelines for the preparation of
periodic reports. The Committee nevertheless expresses its appreciation for the oral information
provided by the State party’s delegation and the constructive dialogue which took place during
the consideration of the report.
B. Positive aspects
3.
The Committee notes with satisfaction the ongoing efforts by the State party to reform its
legislation in order to ensure better protection of human rights, including the right not to be
subjected to torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, namely:
(a)
The adoption of the Law on Asylum in June 2003, which is scheduled to enter
into force in July 2004 and which sets out the procedure for applying for asylum in the State
party;

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