CAT/C/VNM/CO/1

United Nations

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

Distr.: General
28 December 2018
Original: English

Committee against Torture

Concluding observations on the initial report of Viet Nam*
1.
The Committee against Torture considered the initial report of Viet Nam
(CAT/C/VNM/1) at its 1685th and 1688th meetings, held on 14 and 15 November 2018
(see CAT/C/SR.1685 and SR.1688), and adopted the present concluding observations at its
1708th meeting (see CAT/C/SR.1708), held on 29 November 2018.

A.

Introduction
2.
The Committee welcomes the dialogue with the State party’s delegation and the oral
and written replies provided to the concerns raised by the Committee.

B.

Positive aspects
3.
The Committee welcomes the State party’s accession to and ratification of the
following international instruments:
(a)
The Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide,
on 11 August 1950;
(b)

The Slavery Convention, on 14 August 1956;

(c)
The Geneva Conventions relating to the protection of victims of international
armed conflicts, on 28 June 1957;
(d)
The Protocol additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and
relating to the protection of victims of international armed conflicts, on 19 October 1981;
(e)
The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against
Women, on 17 February 1982;
(f)
The International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial
Discrimination, on 9 June 1982;
(g)
The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the first
Optional Protocol thereto, on 24 September 1982;
(h)
The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, on 24
September 1982;
(i)

The Convention on the Rights of the Child, on 28 February 1990;

(j)
The Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999 (No. 182), on 19
December 2000;

* Adopted by the Committee at its sixty-fifth session (12 November–7 December 2018).
GE.18-22803(E)

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