UNITED
NATIONS

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

Distr.
GENERAL
CAT/C/NIC/CO/1
10 June 2009
ENGLISH
Original: SPANISH

COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE
Forty-second session
Geneva, 27 April-15 May 2009
CONSIDERATION OF REPORTS SUBMITTED BY STATES PARTIES
UNDER ARTICLE 19 OF THE CONVENTION
Concluding observations of the Committee against Torture
NICARAGUA
1.
The Committee considered the initial report of Nicaragua (CAT/C/NIC/1) at its 872nd
and 874th meetings (see CAT/C/SR.872 and 874), held on 30 April and 1 May 2009,
and adopted the following concluding observations at its 890th and 891st meetings, held
on 13 May 2009 (CAT/C/SR.890 and 891).
A. Introduction
2.
The Committee welcomes the initial report of Nicaragua but regrets the delay in its
submission. The Committee appreciates the constructive and fruitful dialogue that it held with a
capable delegation from the State party and is grateful for its frank and detailed replies to the
Committee’s questions. The Committee also thanks the State party for the additional information
sent by the delegation.
B. Positive aspects
3.
The Committee welcomes the State party’s ratification of the Optional Protocol to the
Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
on 26 August 2008, which confirmed its will to combat and eradicate these practices.
4.
The Committee welcomes the ratification by the State party of the International
Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their
Families in 2005 and its ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
in December 2007.
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