UNITED
NATIONS

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

Distr.
GENERAL
CAT/C/KAZ/CO/2
12 December 2008
Original: ENGLISH

COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE
Forty-first session
Geneva, 3 - 21 November 2008

CONSIDERATION OF REPORTS SUBMITTED BY STATES PARTIES
UNDER ARTICLE 19 OF THE CONVENTION
Concluding observations of the Committee against Torture
KAZAKHSTAN
1.
The Committee considered the second periodic report of Kazakhstan (CAT/C/KAZ/2) at its
842nd and 845th meetings (CAT/C/SR.842 and CAT/C/SR.845), held on 6 and 7 November 2008, and
adopted at its 858th meeting held on 18 November 2008 (CAT/C/SR.858), the following conclusions
and recommendations.
A.

Introduction

2.
The Committee welcomes the submission of the second periodic report of Kazakhstan and the
responses to the list of issues (CAT/C/KAZ/Q/2/Add.1) submitted by the State party. The Committee
also wishes to welcome the open and constructive dialogue held with the high-level delegation.
B.
3.

Positive aspects

The Committee welcomes the recent ratification of the following international instruments:
(a)

The Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture;

(b)
The declaration made under article 21 and 22 of the Convention against Torture in
2008 recognizing the competence of the Committee to receive and consider State and
individual communications;
(c)
The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights in 2006 and the signature of
the first Optional Protocol thereto in 2007;
(d)

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The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in January 2006;

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