United Nations

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

Distr.: General
14 December 2011
Original: Spanish

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 combined fourth to sixth periodic
reports of Paraguay (CERD/C/PRY/4-6) at its 1026th and 1029th meetings
(CAT/C/SR.1026 and SR.1029), held on 3 and 4 November 2011. At its 1048th meeting
(CAT/C/SR.1048), held on 21 November 2011, the Committee adopted the following
concluding observations.


The Committee welcomes the submission by Paraguay of its combined fourth to
sixth periodic reports in response to the list of issues prior to the submission of reports
(CAT/C/PRY/Q/4-6). The Committee expresses its appreciation to the State party for
agreeing to follow this new procedure for the submission of periodic reports, which
facilitates cooperation between the State party and the Committee and helps focus the
consideration of the report as well as the dialogue with the delegation.
The Committee also appreciates the frank and open dialogue it had with the
delegation of the State party and the supplementary information supplied during its
consideration of the report, although it regrets that some of its questions to the State party
were not answered.


Positive aspects
The Committee notes with satisfaction that the State party has ratified or acceded to
the following international instruments since the consideration of its third periodic report:
Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of
Discrimination against Women (14 May 2001);

GE.11-47781 (E)

Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (14 May 2001);

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