CAT

UNITED
NATIONS

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

Distr.
GENERAL
CAT/C/CR/28/7
6 June 2002
Original: ENGLISH

COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE
Twenty-eighth session
29 April-17 May 2002
CONSIDERATION OF REPORTS SUBMITTED BY STATES PARTIES
UNDER ARTICLE 19 OF THE CONVENTION
Conclusions and recommendations of the Committee against Torture
UZBEKISTAN
1.
The Committee considered the second periodic report of Uzbekistan (CAT/C/53/Add.1)
at its 506th, 509th and 518th meetings, held on 1, 2 and 8 May 2002 (CAT/C/SR.506, 509
and 518), and adopted the following conclusions and recommendations.
A. Introduction
2.
The Committee welcomes the second periodic report of Uzbekistan, which was submitted
on time and in accordance with the Committee’s previous request. It appreciates the substantial
information on the many reforms aimed at bringing domestic legislation into harmony with the
State party’s obligations under the Convention. While noting that there was little information in
the report on the implementation of the Convention in practice, the Committee wishes to express
its appreciation for the informative oral update given by the representatives of the State party
during the consideration of the report, and the State party’s willingness to provide further
information and relevant statistics in writing.
B. Positive aspects
3.

The Committee notes the following positive developments:

(a)
The ratification of several significant human rights treaties and the enactment of
many laws aimed at bringing the legislation into conformity with the obligations in those
treaties;
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