CAT/C/CHE/CO/6

United Nations

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

Distr.: General
25 May 2010
English
Original: French

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

Switzerland
1.
The Committee against Torture considered the sixth periodic report of Switzerland
(CAT/C/CHE/6) at its 935th and 936th meetings, held on 30 April and 3 May 2010
(CAT/C/SR.935 and 936), and adopted the following concluding observations at its 948th
meeting on 11 May 2010 (CAT/C/SR.948).

A.

Introduction
2.
The Committee welcomes the sixth periodic report of Switzerland, prepared in
accordance with the Committee’s guidelines, and the replies to the list of issues
(CAT/C/CHE/Q/6 and Add.1). It appreciates open and constructive dialogue with the State
party’s high-level and multisectoral delegation, as well as the additional information and
explanations provided by the delegation to the Committee.

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 (24 September 2009);
(b)
Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of
children, child prostitution and child pornography (19 September 2006);
(c)
Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the
involvement of children in armed conflict (26 June 2002);
(d)
Protocols Nos. 1 and 2 to the European Convention for the Prevention of
Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (1 March 2002);

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