CAT

UNITED
NATIONS

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

Distr.
GENERAL
CAT/C/CR/29/2
23 December 2002
ENGLISH
Original: SPANISH

COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE
Twenty-ninth session
11-22 November 2002
CONSIDERATION OF REPORTS SUBMITTED BY STATES PARTIES
UNDER ARTICLE 19 OF THE CONVENTION
Conclusions and recommendations of the Committee against Torture
VENEZUELA
1.
The Committee considered the second periodic report of Venezuela (CAT/C/33/Add.5)
at its 538th, 541st and 545th meetings, held on 18, 19 and 21 November 2002 (CAT/C/SR.538,
541 and 545), and adopted the following conclusions and recommendations.
A. Introduction
2.
The Committee welcomes with satisfaction the second periodic report of Venezuela,
which should have been submitted in August 1996 but was received in September 2000 and
updated in September 2002. This report contains the information which the State party was to
have included in its third periodic report, which should have been submitted in August 2000.1
3.
The Committee notes that although the report contains abundant information on the legal
provisions which have entered into force since the previous report was submitted, it lacks
information on facts relating to the implementation in practice of the Convention against Torture
and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. It contains no descriptions of
situations or facts which have been examined or considered by the judicial, administrative or
other authorities with jurisdiction over the issues dealt with in the Convention.

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The Committee therefore decided to consider document CAT/C/33/Add.5 as the second and
third periodic reports of Venezuela.

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