27 May 2003
COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE
28 April-16 May 2003
CONSIDERATION OF REPORTS SUBMITTED BY STATES PARTIES
UNDER ARTICLE 19 OF THE CONVENTION
Conclusions and recommendations of the Committee against Torture
The Committee considered the second periodic report of Iceland (CAT/C/59/Add.2)
at its 552nd, 555th and 568th meetings (CAT/C/SR.552, 555 and 568), held on 1, 2
and 13 May 2003, and adopted the following conclusions and recommendations.
The Committee welcomes the second periodic report of Iceland, which was submitted on
time and conforms fully with the guidelines of the Committee for the preparation of States
parties’ periodic reports. The Committee thanks the Government of Iceland and its delegation
for the genuine cooperation and constructive dialogue.
B. Positive aspects
The Committee notes with satisfaction that it did not receive any complaint of torture
having taken place in Iceland.
The Committee welcomes the following developments: (a) the new Act on Protection of
Children, No. 80/2000 which offers greater protection to children; (b) the new Act on Foreigners,
No. 96/2002, which gives foreigners greater protection; (c) the amendments to the Police Act
which provides for allegations that an offence has been committed by a member of the police
force to be submitted directly to the General Prosecutor for investigation.
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