CAT/C/DJI/CO/1

United Nations

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

Distr.: General
22 December 2011
English
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

Djibouti
1.
The Committee against Torture (hereinafter referred to as “the Committee”)
considered the initial report of Djibouti (CERD/C/DJI/1) at its 1024th and 1027th meetings
(CAT/C/SR.1024 and 1027), which were held on 2 and 3 November 2011, and adopted the
following concluding observations at its 1045th and 1046th meetings (CAT/C/SR.1045 and
1046), on 17 and 18 November 2011.

A.

Introduction
2.
The Committee welcomes the submission of the initial report of Djibouti, which
generally follows the Committee’s guidelines on initial reports. The Committee commends
the frankness of the report, which acknowledges shortcomings in the State party’s
implementation of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading
Treatment or Punishment (hereinafter referred to as “the Convention”). The Committee
regrets, however, that the report was submitted seven years late. The Committee welcomes
the very frank dialogue it held with the delegation of the State party on numerous areas
covered by the Convention.

B.

Positive aspects
3.
The Committee notes with satisfaction the State party’s ratification of the following
international instruments:
(a)

The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, in

(b)

The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, in 2002;

2002;

(c)
The two Optional Protocols to the International Covenant on Civil and
Political Rights, in 2002;
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