UNITED
NATIONS

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

Distr.
GENERAL
CAT/C/HND/CO/1
23 June 2009
ENGLISH
Original: SPANISH

COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE
Forty-second session
Geneva, 27 April to 15 May 2009

CONSIDERATION OF REPORTS SUBMITTED BY STATES PARTIES
UNDER ARTICLE 19 OF THE CONVENTION
Concluding observations of the Committee against Torture
HONDURAS
1.
The Committee against Torture considered the initial report of Honduras (CAT/C/HND/1)
at its 880th and 882nd meetings (CAT/C/SR.880 and 882), held on 6 and 7 May 2009, and
adopted, at its 893rd meeting (CAT/C/SR.893), the following conclusions and recommendations.
A. Introduction
2.
The Committee welcomes the submission of the initial report of Honduras and commends
the State party for its frank and open assessment on the implementation of the Convention in the
State party. Nevertheless, it regrets that the initial report was submitted with a 10-year delay. The
Committee notes with satisfaction the constructive efforts made by the multisectoral State party
delegation to provide additional information and explanations during the dialogue.
B. Positive aspects
3.

The Committee welcomes the ratification of the following international instruments:

(a) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Second Optional
Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights on the abolition of the death
penalty (18 April 2008);
(b) International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced
Disappearance (1 April 2008);
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