United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment CAT​/C/ARM/CO/3 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 Armenia 1. 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. A. Introduction 2. 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. 3. 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. B. 4. GE.12-43917 Positive aspects The Committee welcomes the ratification by the State party of a number of international and regional instruments, including:

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