UNITED
NATIONS

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

Distr.
GENERAL
CAT/C/ISL/CO/3
8 July 2008
Original: ENGLISH

COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE
Fortieth session
Geneva, 28 April-16 May 2008

CONSIDERATION OF REPORTS SUBMITTED BY STATES PARTIES
UNDER ARTICLE 19 OF THE CONVENTION
Concluding observations of the Committee against Torture
ICELAND
1.
The Committee against Torture considered the third periodic report of Iceland
(CAT/C/ISL/3) at its 826th meeting, held on 9 May 2008 (CAT/C/SR.826), and adopted, at its
831st meeting on 15 May 2008 (CAT/C/SR.831), the concluding observations as set out below.
A. Introduction
2.
The Committee welcomes the third periodic report of Iceland, which was prepared in
accordance with the Committee’s guidelines and submitted on time. The Committee welcomes
also the comprehensive written responses provided to the list of issues (CAT/C/ISL/Q/3/Add.1)
and appreciates the fruitful and constructive dialogue with the State party’s delegation.
B. Positive aspects
3.
The Committee welcomes the State party’s ongoing efforts to comply with its obligations
under the Convention and to prevent and eliminate any acts or conduct contrary to its provisions.
The Committee notes, inter alia:
(a) The new Application of Punishments Act, No. 49/2005, including its two regulations
on the application of punishment and the training of prison warders;

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