CAT/C/CZE/CO/6

United Nations

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

Distr.: General
6 June 2018
Original: English

Committee against Torture

Concluding observations on the sixth periodic report of
Czechia*
1.
The Committee against Torture considered the sixth periodic report of Czechia
(CAT/C/CZE/6) at its 1629th and 1632nd meetings (see CAT/C/SR.1629 and 1632), held
on 2 and 3 May 2018, and adopted the present concluding observations at its 1649th
meeting, held on 16 May 2018.

A.

Introduction
2.
The Committee welcomes the submission of the sixth periodic report of Czechia and
the information contained therein.
3.
The Committee appreciates having had an opportunity to engage in a constructive
dialogue with the State party’s delegation, and the replies provided in response to the
questions and concerns raised by the Committee.

B.

Positive aspects
4.
The Committee welcomes the ratification of or accession to the following
international instruments by the State party:
(a)

The Council of Europe Convention against Trafficking in Human Organs, in

2017;
(b)
The United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, in
2013, and its Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially
Women and Children, in 2014.
5.
The Committee also welcomes the State party’s initiatives to revise its legislation in
areas of relevance to the Convention, including the adoption of:
(a)

The amendment to the Education Act (No. 561/2004), in 2015;

(b)

The Act on Victims of Crime (No. 45/2013), in 2013.

6.
The Committee further welcomes the initiatives of the State party to amend its
policies, programmes and administrative measures to give effect to the Convention,
including the adoption of:
(a)

The Crime Prevention Strategy for the period 2016–2020, in 2016,

(b)

The Concept of the Prison System until 2025, in 2016;

* Adopted by the Committee at its sixty-third session (23 April–18 May 2018).
GE.18-09127(E)

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