CAT

UNITED
NATIONS

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

Distr.
GENERAL
CAT/C/DRC/CO/1
1 April 2006
ENGLISH
Original: FRENCH

COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE
Thirty-fifth session
7-25 November 2005

CONSIDERATION OF REPORTS SUBMITTED BY STATES PARTIES
UNDER ARTICLE 19 OF THE CONVENTION
Conclusions and recommendations of the Committee against Torture
Democratic Republic of the Congo
1.
The Committee considered the initial report of the Democratic Republic of the
Congo (CAT/C/37/Add.6) at its 686th and 687th meetings (CAT/C/SR.686 and 687), held
on 21 and 22 November 2005, and adopted, at its 691st meeting, the following conclusions
and recommendations.
A. Introduction
2.
The Committee welcomes the presentation of the initial report of the Democratic
Republic of the Congo, which is in conformity with the Committee’s guidelines for the
preparation of reports, but regrets that it was submitted with an eight-year delay. It commends
the report’s frankness and the State party’s acknowledgement of shortcomings in the
implementation of the Convention. It appreciates the constructive dialogue conducted with the
high-level delegation sent by the State party and notes with satisfaction the candid and full
answers given to the questions raised during the dialogue.

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