UNITED
NATIONS

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

Dist.
GENERAL
CAT/C/SRB/CO/1
19 January 2009
Original: ENGLISH

COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE
Forty-first session
3-21 November 2008

CONSIDERATION OF REPORTS SUBMITTED BY STATES PARTIES UNDER
ARTICLE 19 OF THE CONVENTION

Concluding observations of the Committee against Torture
SERBIA
1. The Committee against Torture considered the initial report of Serbia (CAT/C/SRB/1) at
its 840th and 843rd meetings (CAT/C/SR.840 and 843), held on 5 and 6 November 2008,
and adopted, at its 857th and 859th meetings (CAT/C/SR.857 and 859), held on 17 and
18 November 2008, the following concluding observations.
A. Introduction
2. The Committee welcomes the submission of the initial report of Serbia which covers the
period from 1992 to 2003 as well as the replies to the list of issues
(CAT/C/SRB/Q/1/Add.1) which provided additional information on the legislative,
administrative, judicial and other measures taken by the State party to implement the
Convention. The Committee also notes with satisfaction the constructive dialogue held
with a high-level delegation.
B. Positive aspects
3. The Committee welcomes the many legislative changes, including the adoption of:
(a) A new Constitution which provides that no one may be subjected to torture
that entered into force in 2006;
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