CAT/C/MUS/CO/3

United Nations

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

Distr.: General
15 June 2011
Original: English

Committee against Torture
Forty-sixth session
9 May-3 June 2011

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

Mauritius
1.
The Committee against Torture considered the third periodic report of Mauritius
(CAT/C/MUS/3), submitted in accordance with the new optional reporting procedure, at its
998th and 1001st meetings, held on 19 May and 20 May 2011 (CAT/C/SR.998 and 1001),
and adopted, at its 1015th meeting, held on 31 May (CAT/C/SR 1015), the following
concluding observations.

A.

Introduction
2.
The Committee welcomes the submission of the third periodic report of Mauritius in
accordance with the new optional reporting procedure of the Committee consisting of
replies by the State party to a list of issues prepared and transmitted by the Committee. The
Committee expresses its appreciation to the State party for agreeing to report under this
new procedure which facilitates the dialogue between the State party and the Committee.
However, the Committee regrets that the report was submitted eight years late, which
hinders the Committee from ongoing analysis of the implementation of the Convention.
3.
The Committee appreciates that the replies to the list of issues were submitted within
the requested deadline. It also appreciates the open and constructive dialogue with the State
party’s high-level delegation, as well as the additional information and explanations
provided by the delegation to the Committee.

B.

Positive aspects
4.

The Committee welcomes the ratification of the following international instruments:

(a)
Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel,
Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, on 21 June 2005;

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