COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE
Forty-second session Geneva, 27 April-15 May 2009

ADVANCED UNEDITED VERSION 

CONSIDERATION OF REPORTS SUBMITTED BY STATES PARTIES UNDER ARTICLE 19 OF THE CONVENTION 

1. The Committee considered the fourth periodic report of Israel (CAT/C/ISR/4[Link]) at its 878th and 881st meetings (CAT/C/SR.878 and 881), held on 5 and 6 May 2009, and adopted, at its 893rd meeting (CAT/C/SR.893), the following concluding observations.

A. Introduction

2. The Committee welcomes the submission of the fourth periodic report of Israel, which is in conformity with the Committee's guidelines for reporting.

3. The Committee expresses its appreciation for the extensive written responses to its list of issues (CAT/C/ISR/Q/4/Add.1[Link]), which provided important additional information, and for the oral responses to the numerous questions raised and concerns expressed during the consideration of the report. The Committee also appreciates the expert delegation of the State party and the open and comprehensive dialogue conducted.

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