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
Geneva, 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 considered the second periodic report of Jordan (CAT/C/JOR/2) at
its 932nd and 934th meetings (CAT/C/SR.932 and 934), held on 29 and 30 April 2010, and
adopted, at its 947th and 948th meetings (CAT/C/SR.947 and 948), the following
concluding observations.


The Committee welcomes the submission of the second periodic report of Jordan,
which, while generally following the Committee’s guidelines for reporting, lacks statistical
and practical information on the implementation of the provisions of the Convention and
relevant domestic legislation. The Committee regrets that the report was submitted 13 years
late, which has prevented the Committee from conducting an ongoing analysis of the
implementation of the Convention in the State party.
The Committee expresses its appreciation for the extensive written responses to its
list of issues (CAT/C/JOR/Q/2/Add.1), which provided important additional information,
and the information about the range of Jordanian institutions that participated in the
preparation of the report. The Committee also appreciates the dialogue with and the
additional oral information provided by the delegation of the State party. The Committee
regrets that the delegation did not include representatives of the General Intelligence
Directorate who had also been involved in the preparation of the report.


Positive aspects
The Committee welcomes that, in the period since the consideration of the initial
report, the State party has ratified or acceded to the following international instruments:


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