United Nations

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

Distr.: General
6 July 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 third periodic report of Armenia
(CAT/C/ARM/3), at its 1064th and 1067th meetings (CAT/C/SR.1064 and 1067), held on
10 and 11 May 2012. At its 1085th and 1086th meetings (CAT/C/SR.1085 and 1086), held
on 28 and 29 May 2012, it adopted the following concluding observations.




The Committee welcomes the submission of the third periodic report by the State party,
which follows the general guidelines regarding the form and contents of periodic reports.
Nonetheless, it regrets the State party’s delay of seven years in submitting the report.


The Committee welcomes the opportunity to examine compliance with the Convention
with a high-level delegation from the State party. It appreciates the State party’s extensive
written replies to the list of issues (CAT/C/ARM/Q/3 and Add.1) and the additional
information provided orally and in writing by the delegation.



Positive aspects
The Committee welcomes the ratification by the State party of a number of international
and regional instruments, including:

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