United Nations

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

Distr.: General
15 June 2011
Original: English

Committee against Torture
Forty-sixth session
9 May - 3 June 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 initial report of Turkmenistan
(CAT/C/TKM/1) at its 994th and 997th meetings, held on 17 and 18 May 2011
(CAT/C/SR.994 and 997), and adopted, at its 1015th meeting (CAT/C/SR.1015), the
following concluding observations.


The Committee welcomes the submission of the initial report of Turkmenistan,
which generally follows the Committee’s guidelines for reporting. However, the Committee
regrets that the report lacks statistical and practical information on the implementation of
the provisions of the Convention and that it was submitted 10 years late, which prevented
the Committee from conducting an analysis of the implementation of the Convention in the
State party following its ratification in 1999.
The Committee notes with appreciation that a high-level delegation from the State
party met with the Committee during its forty-sixth session, and also notes with
appreciation the opportunity to engage in a constructive dialogue covering many areas
under the Convention.


Positive aspects
The Committee welcomes the fact that the State party has ratified or acceded to the
following international instruments:
International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial
Discrimination (on 29 September 1994);
Convention on the Rights of the Child (on 20 September 1993) and its two
Optional Protocols (on 29 April and 28 March 2005);


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