COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE CONCLUDES TWENTY-FIFTH SESSION

Considered Reports of Armenia,

Belarus, Australia, Canada, Cameroon and Guatemala

(Reissued as received)

GENEVA, 24 November (UN Information Service) –- The Committee against Torture concluded its twenty-fifth session this morning following a two-week series of meetings at the Palais Wilson in Geneva during which it considered reports submitted by Armenia, Belarus, Australia, Canada, Cameroon and Guatemala.

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There was a brief discussion by the panel of the situation in the Palestinian territories occupied by Israel in light of article 16 of the Convention.  And the Committee further pursued efforts to establish a pre-sessional working group, beginning in 2002, to review individual complaints over the week preceding each Committee session.

The Committee's next session is scheduled for 30 April through 18 May 2001.  It is expected to consider reports from Georgia, Greece, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica and Kazakhstan.

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Document symbol: HR/4503
Document Type: Press Release
Document Sources: Committee against Torture
Subject: Armed conflict, Human rights and international humanitarian law, Incidents, Intifadah II
Publication Date: 24/11/2000