United Nations

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

Distr.: General
21 December 2011
Original: French

Committee against Torture
Forty-seventh session
31 October–25 November 2011

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 initial report of Madagascar
(CAT/C/MDG/1) at its 1034th and 1037th meetings (CAT/C/SR.1034 and 1037), held on
10 and 11 November 2011, and adopted the following concluding observations at its
1052nd and 1053rd meetings (CAT/C/SR.1052 and 1053) on 23 November 2011.


The Committee welcomes the initial report of Madagascar. It appreciates the frank
and constructive dialogue that it has had with the delegation of the State party and thanks it
for providing detailed replies to the questions raised at that time, as well as the additional
written replies supplied subsequently.


Positive aspects
The Committee welcomes the ratification by the State party of the following
international instruments during the reporting period:

The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, in 2008; and

The International Labour Organization (ILO) Abolition of Forced Labour
Convention, 1957 (No. 105), in 2007.
The Committee takes note of the commitment made by the State party to ratify the
Optional Protocol to the Convention and to develop an action plan for putting into practice
the recommendations of the universal periodic review, including those concerning
appropriate measures to prevent torture and ill-treatment.

The Committee takes note that:

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The State party’s Constitution prohibits torture;

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