CAT/C/AUT/CO/4-5

United Nations

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

Distr.: General
20 May 2010
Original: English

Committee against Torture
Forty-fourth session
26 April-14 May 2010

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

Austria
1.
The Committee against Torture considered the forth and fifth combined periodic
reports of Austria (CAT/C/AUT/4-5) at its 940th and 942nd meetings, held on 5 and 6 May
2010 (CAT/C/SR.940 and 942), and adopted the following conclusions and
recommendations at its 950th meeting (CAT/C/SR.950).

A.

Introduction

2.
The Committee welcomes the timely submission of the fourth and fifth combined
periodic report of Austria and the replies to the list of issues. However, it regrets that the
report does not follow the Committee’s reporting guidelines.
3.
The Committee appreciates the constructive efforts made by the high-level
delegation to provide information and additional explanations during the discussion of the
report.

B.

Positive aspects

4.
The Committee notes with satisfaction that since the consideration of the third
periodic report of the State party, the latter has ratified the following international
instruments:
(a)
Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional
Protocol (26 September 2008);
(b)
Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human
Beings (12 October 2006);
(c)
European Convention on the Compensation of Victims of Violent Crimes (30
August 2006).

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