United Nations

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

Distr.: General
12 December 2011
Original: English

Committee against Torture
Forty-seventh session
31 October–25 November 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 fifth periodic report of Germany
(CAT/C/DEU/5), at its 1028th and 1031th meetings (CAT/C/SR.1028 and 1031), held on 4
November and 8 November 2011. At its 1046th and 1047th meetings (CAT/C/SR.1046 and
1047), held on 18 November 2011, it adopted the following concluding observations.


The Committee welcomes the submission of the fifth periodic report by the State
party but regrets that it was submitted after a delay of more than two years. The Committee
further notes that the State party’s report generally complied with the reporting guidelines
despite lacking specific data, disaggregated by sex, age and nationality, in particular about
acts of torture and ill-treatment by law enforcement officials.
The Committee commends the State party for its comprehensive inter-ministerial
delegation, which included the federal and Länder representatives of the National Agency
for the Prevention of Torture, and appreciates the dialogue between the delegation and the
members of the Committee covering many areas under the Convention. The Committee
further commends the State party for the detailed written replies to the list of issues that it
provided in advance of the session to facilitate the consideration of the State party report.


Positive aspects
The Committee welcomes the ratification by the State party of the following
international instruments:
June 2006;

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