CAT/C/CZE/CO/4-5

United Nations

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

Distr.: General
13 July 2012
Original: English

Committee against Torture
Forty-eighth session
7 May–1 June 2012

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

Czech Republic
1.
The Committee against Torture considered the combined fourth and fifth periodic
reports of the Czech Republic (CAT/C/CZE/4-5) at its 1068th and 1071st meetings, held on
14 and 15 May 2012 (CAT/C/SR.1068 and CAT/C/SR.1071), and adopted the following
concluding observations at its 1087 meeting (CAT/C/SR.1087).

A.

Introduction
2.
The Committee welcomes the submission of the fourth and fifth periodic reports of
the Czech Republic, submitted on time and in accordance with its reporting guidelines, and
the detailed replies (CAT/C/CZE/Q/4-5/Add.1) to the list of issues (CAT/C/CZE/Q/4-5).
The Committee expresses its appreciation to the State party for accepting the optional
reporting procedure despite the fact that it did not report under it due to the advanced stage
of the drafting of the report.
3.
The Committee appreciated the open and constructive dialogue with the State
party’s multi-sectoral delegation and thanks the delegation for its answers to the questions
raised by the Committee members.

B.

Positive aspects
4.
The Committee welcomes that since the consideration of the third periodic report,
the State party has ratified or acceded to the following international instruments:
(a)
Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and other Cruel,
Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (20 July 2006);
(b)
Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of
children, child prostitution and child pornography (26 January 2005);
(c)

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Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (28 September 2009);

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