UNITED
NATIONS

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

Distr.
GENERAL
CAT/C/CRI/CO/2
7 July 2008
ENGLISH
Original: SPANISH

COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE
Fortieth session
28 April-18 May 2008

CONSIDERATION OF REPORTS SUBMITTED BY STATES PARTIES
UNDER ARTICLE 19 OF THE CONVENTION
Conclusions and recommendations of the Committee against Torture
COSTA RICA
1.
The Committee considered the second periodic report of Costa Rica (CAT/C/CRI/2) at
its 818th and 821st meetings, held on 5 and 6 May 2008 (CAT/C/SR.818 and CAT/C/SR.821),
and, at its 830th and 831st meetings (CAT/C/SR.830 and CAT/C/SR.831), adopted the following
concluding observations.
A. Introduction
2.
The Committee notes with satisfaction the presentation of the second periodic report of
Costa Rica, welcomes the sincere and open dialogue with the delegation from the State party and
expresses appreciation for the written replies to the list of issues (CAT/C/CRI/Q/2/Add.1 and 2),
which facilitated the discussions between the delegation and the Committee members. The
Committee also thanks the delegation for the replies given to the questions posed and the
concerns expressed during consideration of the report.
B. Positive aspects
3.
The Committee notes with appreciation that during the period since the initial report was
considered, the State party has ratified the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture
and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment and the Optional Protocol to the Convention
on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, as well as the Rome Statute
of the International Criminal Court.

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