United Nations

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

Distr.: General
28 June 2011
Original: English

Committee against Torture
Forty-sixth session
9 May-3 June 2011

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 second periodic report of Kuwait
(CAT/C/KWT/2) at its 986th and 989th meeting (CAT/C/SR.986 and 989), held on 11 and
12 May 2011, and adopted, at its 1007th meeting (CAT/C/SR.1007), the following
concluding observations.


The Committee welcomes the submission of the second periodic report of Kuwait,
which has been submitted in accordance with the new optional procedure of the Committee
consisting of replies of the State party to a list of issues prepared and transmitted by the
Committee (CAT/C/KWT/Q/2) to allow for a more focused dialogue. However, the
Committee regrets the lack of detailed information of the report, including statistical data,
as well as that the report was submitted nine years late. This has prevented the Committee
from conducting an on-going analysis on the implementation of the Convention in the State
The Committee notes with appreciation that a high-level delegation from the State
party met with the Committee, and also notes with appreciation the opportunity to engage a
constructive dialogue covering various areas of concern under the Convention.


Positive aspects
The Committee welcomes the fact that since the consideration of the initial report,
the State party has ratified or acceded to the following international instruments:
Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the
involvement of children in armed conflicts;


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