CAT

UNITED
NATIONS

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

Distr.
GENERAL
CAT/C/ITA/CO/4
16 July 2007
Original: ENGLISH

COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE
Thirty-eighth session
30 April to 18 May 2007

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

1.
The Committee considered the fourth periodic report of Italy (CAT/C/67/Add.3) at its
762nd and 765th meetings (CAT/C/SR.762 and 765), held on 4 and 7 May 2007, and adopted, at
its 777th and 778th meetings (CAT/C/SR.777 and 778), the following conclusions and
recommendations.
A.

Introduction

2.
The Committee welcomes the submission of the fourth periodic report of Italy and the
information presented therein, but it regrets that the report did not follow the Committee’s
guidelines for reporting. The Committee expresses its appreciation for the dialogue with the
State party’s large and high-level delegation and welcomes the extensive responses to the list of
issues in written form (CAT/C/ITA/Q/4/Rev.1/Add.1), which facilitated discussion between the
delegation and Committee members. In addition, the Committee appreciates the delegation’s oral
and written 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 ratified the following international instruments:
(a)
The United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, on 2
August 2006;
(b)
The Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially
Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational
Organized Crime, on 2 August 2006;
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