United Nations

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

Distr.: Restricted
7 December 2010
Original: Spanish

Committee against Torture
Forty-fifth session
1–19 November 2010

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

The Committee against Torture considered the combined fourth to sixth reports of
Ecuador (CAT/C/ECU/4-6) at its 965th and 966th meetings (CAT/C/SR.965 and 966), held
on 8 and 9 November 2010. At its 978th and 979th meetings (CAT/C/SR.978 and 979),
held on 18 November 2010, the Committee adopted the following concluding observations.


The Committee welcomes the submission by Ecuador of the combined fourth to
sixth periodic reports in reply to the list of issues prior to the submission of reports
The Committee appreciates the fact that the State party has accepted this new
procedure for the presentation of periodic reports, which facilitates cooperation between the
State party and the Committee. It also thanks the State party for including information on
the various measures adopted in response to the concerns expressed in the previous
concluding observations of the Committee (CAT/C/ECU/CO/3), as well as its replies to the
letter of 11 May 2009 sent by the Rapporteur on follow-up to concluding observations.
The Committee also appreciates the frank and open discussions it has enjoyed with
the State party’s delegation and the additional information the latter provided during
consideration of the report.


Positive aspects
The Committee notes with satisfaction that since the consideration of its third
periodic report the State party has ratified the following international instruments:
Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel,
Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (20 July 2010);

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