United Nations

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

CAT/C/MEX/CO/5-6
Distr.: General
11 December 2012
English
Original: Spanish

Committee against Torture

Concluding observations on the combined fifth and sixth
periodic reports of Mexico as adopted by the Committee at
its forty-ninth session (29 October–23 November 2012)
1.
The Committee against Torture considered the combined fifth and sixth periodic
reports of Mexico (CAT/C/MEX/5-6) at its 1098th and 1101st meetings (CAT/C/SR.1098
and 1101), held on 31 October and 1 November 2012, and adopted the following
conclusions and recommendations at its 1118th, 1120th and 1121st meetings
(CAT/C/SR.1119, 1120 and 1121), held on 14 and 15 November 2012.

A.

Introduction
2.
The Committee welcomes the fact that Mexico has submitted its combined fifth and
sixth periodic reports in response to the list of issues prior to reporting (CAT/C/MEX/Q/56). It is grateful that the State party agreed to submit its periodic report pursuant to the new
optional reporting procedure because this paves the way for closer cooperation between the
State party and the Committee and for a more focused consideration of the report and
dialogue with the delegation.
3.
The Committee appreciates the open and constructive dialogue held with the State
party’s delegation and the information provided during its consideration of the report.

B.

Positive aspects
4.
The Committee notes with satisfaction that, since the consideration of the State
party’s fourth periodic report, it has ratified the following international instruments:
(a)
The Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and
Political Rights, aiming at the abolition of the death penalty (September 2007);
(b)
The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional
Protocol (December 2007);
(c)
The International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced
Disappearance (March 2008).
5.
The Committee welcomes the fact that in May 2010 the State party made public the
report on the September 2008 visit of the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture to
Mexico (CAT/OP/MEX/1), together with the Mexican authorities’ response to the
Subcommittee’s recommendations and questions (CAT/OP/MEX/1/Add.1).

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