United Nations

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

Distr.: General
25 May 2010
Original: English

Committee against Torture
Forty-fourth session
26 April–14 May 2010

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

The Committee against Torture considered the third periodic report of Liechtenstein
(CAT/C/LIE/3) at its 938th and 941st meetings (CAT/C/SR.938 and 941), held on 4 and 5
May 2010, and adopted, at its 948th meeting (CAT/C/SR.948), the following concluding
observations as set out below.


The Committee welcomes the third periodic report of Liechtenstein which was
submitted, with some delay, and which follows in general terms the Committee’s guidelines
on the form and content of periodic reports. The Committee expresses its appreciation for
the comprehensive written replies to the list of issues which provided important additional
information and for with the provision of a translation of the 2009 annual report of the
national preventive mechanism in due time for the consideration of the report.
The Committee expresses its appreciation for the frank, constructive and fruitful
dialogue held with the delegation of the State party, as well as for their extensive and
precise replies provided orally and in writing in response to the questions and concerns
expressed by the Committee.


Positive aspects
The Committee takes note with satisfaction the ratification by the State party of the
following international human rights instruments during the reporting period:
(a) Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture in 2006;
(b) International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial
Discrimination in 2000;


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