United Nations

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

Distr.: General
26 June 2012
Original: English

Committee against Torture
Forty-eighth session
7 May–1 June 2012

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 second periodic report of Albania
(CAT/C/ALB/2), at its 1060th and 1063rd meetings (CAT/C/SR.1060 and 1063), held on 8
and 9 May 2012. At its 1084th meeting (CAT/C/SR.1084), held on 25 May 2012, it
adopted the following concluding observations.


The Committee welcomes the submission of the second periodic report by the State
party although it was submitted after a delay of almost two years. The Committee notes that
the State party’s report generally complied with the reporting guidelines, albeit it lacked
specific data, disaggregated by sex, age and nationality, in particular about acts of torture
and ill-treatment by law enforcement officials.
The Committee appreciates the open and constructive dialogue with the State party’s
inter-departmental delegation covering all areas under the Convention. The Committee also
appreciates the submission by the State party of the detailed written replies to the list of
issues that it provided in advance of the session to facilitate the consideration of its report.


Positive aspects
The Committee welcomes the ratification by the State party of the following
international instruments:
International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant
Workers and Members of their Families, on 5 June 2007;
Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights,
on 4 October 2007;


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