CAT/C/ESP/CO/5

United Nations

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

Distr.: General
9 December 2009
English
Original: Spanish

Committee against Torture
Forty-third session
2–20 November 2009

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

Spain
1.
The Committee against Torture considered the fifth periodic report of Spain
(CAT/C/ESP/5) at its 913th and 914th meetings, held on 12 and 13 November 2009
(CAT/C/SR.913 and 914), and adopted the following conclusions and recommendations at
its 923rd meeting (CAT/C/SR.923).

A.

Introduction
2.
The Committee welcomes the fifth periodic report of Spain, submitted in accordance
with the Committee’s guidelines, and the replies to the list of issues. The Committee also
notes with satisfaction the constructive efforts made by the multisectoral delegation to
provide information and additional explanations during the discussion of the report.

B.

Positive aspects
3.

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 (4 April 2006);
(b)
International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced
Disappearance (24 September 2009);
(c)
Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and its Optional
Protocol (3 December 2007);
(d)
Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human
Beings (2 April 2009).
4.
The Committee notes with satisfaction the efforts being made by the State party to
amend its legislation, policies and procedures in order to ensure greater protection of
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