UNITED
NATIONS

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

Distr.
GENERAL
CAT/C/CHL/CO/5
23 June 2009
ENGLISH
Original: SPANISH

COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE
Forty-second session
Geneva, 27 April-15 May 2009

CONSIDERATION OF REPORTS SUBMITTED BY STATES PARTIES
UNDER ARTICLE 19 OF THE CONVENTION
Concluding observations of the Committee against Torture
CHILE
1.
The Committee considered the fifth periodic report of Chile (CAT/C/CHL/5) at its 877th
and 879th meetings, held on 4 and 5 May 2009 (CAT/C/SR.877 and 879), and adopted the
following concluding observations at its 891st meeting (CAT/C/SR.891).
A. Introduction
2.
The Committee welcomes the fifth periodic report of Chile and expresses its appreciation
for the constructive dialogue it has had with the high-level delegation and for the frank and clear
written replies provided to the questions raised by the Committee.
3.
The Committee notes with satisfaction that in the period since its consideration of the
fourth periodic report of the State party, the latter has ratified:
(a) The Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman
or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, which entered into force for the State party on
11 January 2009; and
(b) The International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention concerning Indigenous and
Tribal Peoples in Independent Countries (No. 169) on 15 September 2008.

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