UNITED
NATIONS

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

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GENERAL
CAT/C/IDN/CO/2
2 July 2008
Original: ENGLISH

COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE
Fortieth session
Geneva, 28 April-16 May 2008

CONSIDERATION OF REPORTS SUBMITTED BY STATES PARTIES
UNDER ARTICLE 19 OF THE CONVENTION
Concluding observations of the Committee against Torture
INDONESIA
1.
The Committee considered the second periodic report of Indonesia (CAT/C/72/Add.1) at
its 819th and 822nd meetings, held on 6 and 7 May 2008 (CAT/C/SR.819 and CAT/C/SR.822),
and adopted, at its 832nd meeting, on 15 May 2008 (CAT/C/SR.832), the concluding
observations as set out below.
A. Introduction
2.
The Committee welcomes the second periodic report of Indonesia, which, while generally
following the Committee’s guidelines for reporting, lacks statistical data and practical
information on the implementation of the provisions of the Convention and relevant domestic
legislation.
3.
The Committee expresses its appreciation for the extensive written response provided to
the list of issues (CAT/C/IDN/Q/2). The Committee also appreciates the expertise, size and
high level of the State party delegation, the comprehensive and fruitful dialogue conducted and
the additional oral information provided by representatives of the State party to questions raised
and concerns expressed during the consideration of the report.
B. Positive aspects
4.
The Committee welcomes the continuing effort of the State party to strengthen its
institutions and legislation to safeguard universal human rights protection, including the
establishment of the Constitutional Court, the National Law Commission, the Judiciary
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