United Nations

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

Distr.: General
20 January 2011
Original: English

Committee against Torture
Forty-fifth session
1-19 November 2010

Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under
article 19 of the Convention
Concluding observations of the Committee against Torture

The Committee considered the initial report of Mongolia (CAT/C/MNG/1) at its
963rd and 964th meetings (CAT/C/SR.963 and 964), held on 5 and 8 November 2010, and
adopted at its 976th meeting (CAT/C/SR./976) the following concluding observations.


The Committee welcomes the submission of the initial report of Mongolia, which,
while generally following the Committee’s guidelines for reporting, lacks statistical and
practical information on the implementation of the provisions of the Convention. The
Committee regrets that the report was submitted six years late, which has prevented the
Committee from monitoring the implementation of the Convention in the State party since
it ratified the treaty. It also regrets that no civil society organizations participated in the
preparation of the report.
The Committee welcomes the frank and constructive dialogue with the delegation of
the State party and the extensive oral responses to the questions posed by the Committee
members, which provided the Committee with important additional information.


Positive aspects
The Committee welcomes that since the accession to the Convention by the State
party on 24 January 2002 it has ratified or acceded to the following international
Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of
Discrimination against Women, in March 2002;


Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, in April 2002;

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