United Nations

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

Distr.: General
17 June 2011
Original: French

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 fourth and fifth periodic reports of
Monaco (CERD/C/MCO/4-5) at its 1000th and 1003rd meetings (CAT/C/SR.1000 and
1003), held on 20 and 23 May 2011, and adopted the following concluding observations at
its 1015th meeting (CAT/C/SR.1015).


The Committee welcomes the fourth and fifth periodic reports of Monaco and the
fact that they were submitted in accordance with the new optional reporting procedure,
under which the State party replies to a list of issues sent to it by the Committee
(CAT/C/MCO/Q/4). The Committee thanks the State party for agreeing to submit its report
under this new optional procedure, which facilitates cooperation between the State party
and the Committee.
The Committee welcomes the frank and constructive dialogue with the State party’s
high-level delegation, which it thanks for its clear, specific and detailed answers during the
dialogue, and also for the additional written replies provided.


Positive aspects
The Committee notes with satisfaction that the State party has ratified the following
international human rights instruments during the reporting period:
Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against
Women, in 2005;
Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of
children, child prostitution and child pornography, in 2008.

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