United Nations

CAT/C/67/1

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

Distr.: General

23 May 2019

Original: English

English, French and Spanish only

Committee against Torture

Sixty-seventh session

22 July–9 August 2019

Item 1 of the provisional agenda

Adoption of the agenda

Annotated provisional agenda

Provisional agenda

1.Adoption of the agenda.

2.Organizational and other matters.

3.Submission of reports by States parties under article 19 of the Convention.

4.Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under article 19 of the Convention.

5.Consideration of information submitted under article 20 of the Convention.

6.Consideration of communications submitted under article 22 of the Convention.

Annotations

1.Adoption of the agenda

Under rule 8 of the Committee’s rules of procedure, the first item on the agenda of any session shall be the adoption of the agenda, except when the election of officers is required under rule 16. Under this item, the Committee will adopt the agenda for the session.

In accordance with rule 6 of the rules of procedure, the present provisional agenda has been prepared by the Secretary-General in consultation with the Chair of the Committee. In accordance with rule 9 of its rules of procedure, the Committee may revise the agenda during the session and may, as appropriate, defer or delete items; only urgent and important items may be added to the agenda.

2.Organizational and other matters

The sixty-seventh session of the Committee will be held at the United Nations Office at Geneva, in Palais des Nations, from 22 July to 9 August 2019, and will be opened by a representative of the Secretary-General. The first meeting will be convened on Monday, 22 July 2019, at 10 a.m.

Pursuant to rule 31 of the rules of procedure, the meetings of the Committee will be held in public unless the Committee decides otherwise or it appears from the relevant provisions of the Convention that the meetings should be held in private.

The Committee will consider its programme of work for the session, its working methods, its annual report and any other matter concerning the modalities of discharging its functions under the Convention.

3.Submission of reports by States parties under article 19 of the Convention

States parties to the Convention

As at 14 May 2019, there were 166 States parties to the Convention.

Reports received

In addition to the reports scheduled for consideration by the Committee at its sixty-seventh session, as at 14 May 2019, the Secretary-General had received the following reports, which are pending consideration:

Reporting State party

Symbol

Australia

CAT/C/AUS/6

Belgium

CAT/C/BEL/4

Bolivia

CAT/C/BOL/3

Burkina Faso

CAT/C/BFA/2

Cuba

CAT/C/CUB/3

Cyprus

CAT/C/CYP/5

Iceland

CAT/C/ISL/4

Kazakhstan

CAT/C/KAZ/4

Kenya

CAT/C/KEN/3

Kyrgyzstan

CAT/C/KGZ/3

Latvia

CAT/C/LVA/6

Lithuania

CAT/C/LTU/4

Montenegro

CAT/C/MNE/3

Niger

CAT/C/NER/1

Portugal

CAT/C/PRT/7

Serbia

CAT/C/SRB/3

Sweden

CAT/C/SWE/8

Ukraine

CAT/C/UKR/7

United Arab Emirates

CAT/C/ARE/1

Uruguay

CAT/C/URY/4

Uzbekistan

CAT/C/UZB/5

Initial reports

The status of submission of initial reports as at 14 May 2019 was as follows:

Initial reports

State party (since)

Overdue since

Date due or received

Bahamas (2018)

Due on 1 July 2019

Bangladesh (1998)

4 November 1999

Botswana (2000)

7 October 2001

Central African Republic (2016)

10 November 2017

Comoros (2017)

25 June 2018

Côte d’Ivoirea (1995)

16 January 1997

Dominican Republicb (2012)

23 February 2013

Equatorial Guinea (2002)

6 November 2003

Eritrea (2014)

25 October 2015

Eswatini (2004)

25 April 2005

Fiji (2016)

14 April 2017

Gambia (2018)

Due on 28 October 2019

Guinea-Bissau (2013)

24 October 2014

Lao People’s Democratic Republic (2012)

26 October 2013

Lesothoc (2001)

11 December 2002

Liberia (2004)

22 October 2005

Malawid (1996)

10 July 1997

Mali (1999)

27 March 2000

Marshall Islands (2018)

12 April 2019

Nauru (2012)

26 October 2013

Niger (1998)

Received on 8 June 2018

Nigeria (2001)

28 June 2002

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (2001)

30 August 2002

Samoa (2019)

Due on 28 April 2020

San Marino (2006)

27 December 2007

Sao Tome and Principe (2017)

10 February 2018

Somaliae (1990)

22 February 1991

South Sudan (2015)

30 April 2016

State of Palestine (2014)

2 May 2015

United Arab Emirates (2012)

Received on 20 June 2018

Vanuatu (2011)

11 August 2012

a On 29 January 2016, the State party accepted the simplified reporting procedure offered by the Committee owing to the amount of time by which the initial report was overdue.

b On 30 May 2018, the State party accepted the simplified reporting procedure offered by the Committee owing to the amount of time by which the initial report was overdue.

c On 23 July 2018, the State party accepted the simplified reporting procedure offered by the Committee owing to the amount of time by which the initial report was overdue.

d On 8 December 2016, the State party accepted the simplified reporting procedure offered by the Committee owing to the amount of time by which the initial report was overdue.

e On 2 February 2017, the State party accepted the simplified reporting procedure offered by the Committee owing to the amount of time by which the initial report was overdue.

Periodic reports

The status of submission of periodic reports as at 14 May 2019 was as follows:

Periodic reports

State party (since)

Last report examined (date of examination)

Next report overdue (since)

Next report (date due or received)

Afghanistana (1987)

Second (April 2017)

Third(Due on 12 May 2021)

Albania (1994)

Second (May 2012)

Third(1 June 2016)

Algeria (1989)

Third (May 2008)

Fourth(20 June 2012)

Andorraa (2006)

Initial(November 2013)

Second(22 November 2017)

Antigua and Barbuda (1993)

Review in absence of initial report (July 2017)

Second(Due on 11 August 2021)

Argentinaa (1986)

Fifth and sixth (April 2017)

Seventh(Due on 12 May 2021)

Armeniaa (1993)

Fourth (November 2016)

Fifth (Due on 7 December 2020)

Australiaa (1989)

Fourth and fifth(November 2014)

Sixth (Received on 16 January 2019)

Austriaa (1987)

Sixth (November 2015)

Seventh (Due on 9 December 2019)

Azerbaijana (1996)

Fourth (November 2015)

Fifth(Due on 9 December 2019)

Bahraina (1998)

Second and third (April 2017)

Fourth (Due on 12 May 2021)

Belarusa (1987)

Fifth (May 2018)

Sixth (Due on 18 May 2022)

Belgiuma (1999)

Third (November 2013)

Fourth(Received on 1 October 2018)

Belizea (1986)

Initial (November 1993)

Initial and second (25 June 1996)

Benina (1992)

Third (May 2019)

Fourth(Due on 17 May 2023)

Bolivia (Plurinational State of) (1999)

Second(May 2013)

Third(Received on 11 February 2019)

Bosnia and Herzegovinaa (1993)

Sixth (November 2017)

Seventh(Due on 6 December 2021)

Brazila (1989)

Initial (May 2001)

Second (27 October 2002)

Bulgariaa (1986)

Sixth (November 2017)

Seventh(Due on 6 December 2021)

Burkina Faso(1999)

Initial(November 2013)

Second (Received on 8 February 2018)

Burundi (1993)

Second(November 2014)

Third(28 November 2018)

Cabo Verde (1993)

Review in absence of initial report (November 2016)

Second(Due on 7 December 2020)

Cambodiaa (1992)

Second (November 2010)

Third (19 November 2014)

Cameroona (1986)

Fifth (November 2017)

Sixth(Due on 6 December 2021)

Canadaa (1987)

Seventh(November 2018)

Eighth(Due on 7 December 2022)

Chada (1995)

Initial (May 2009)

Second (15 May 2012)

Chilea (1988)

Sixth(July 2018)

Seventh(Due on 10 August 2022)

China (including Hong Kong, China and Macao, China) (1988)

Fifth (November 2015)

Sixth(Due on 9 December 2019)

Colombiaa (1987)

Fifth (May 2015)

Sixth (Due on 5 May 2019)

Congo (2003)

Initial(May 2015)

Second(Due on 15 May 2019)

Costa Ricaa (1993)

Second (May 2008)

Third (30 June 2012)

Croatiaa (1992)

Fourth and fifth (November 2014)

Sixth(28 November 2018)

Cuba (1995)

Second (May 2012)

Third(Received on 19 October 2018)

Cyprusa (1991)

Fourth (May 2014)

Fifth(Received on 23 May 2018)

Czechiaa (1993)

Sixth (May 2018)

Seventh (Due on 18 May 2022)

Democratic Republic of the Congo (1996)

Second (May 2019)

Third (Due on 17 May 2023)

Denmarka (1987)

Sixth and seventh (November 2015)

Eighth(Due on 9 December 2019)

Djibouti (2002)

Initial (November 2011)

Second(25 November 2015)

Ecuadora (1988)

Seventh (November 2016)

Eighth (Due on 7 December 2020)

Egypt (1986)

Fourth (November 2002)

Fifth (25 June 2004)

El Salvadora (1996)

Second (November 2009)

Third (20 November 2013)

Estoniaa (1991)

Fifth (May 2013)

Sixth(31 May 2017)

Ethiopia (1994)

Initial (November 2010)

Second (19 November 2014)

Finlanda (1989)

Seventh (November 2016)

Eighth (Due on 7 December 2020)

Francea (1986)

Seventh (May 2016)

Eighth(Due on 13 May 2020)

Gabona (2000)

Initial (November 2012)

Second(23 November 2016)

Georgiaa (1994)

Third (May 2006)

Fourth and fifth (24 November 2011)

Germanya (1990)

Sixth (May 2019)

Seventh(Due on 17 May 2023)

Ghanaa (2000)

Initial (May 2011)

Second (3 June 2015)

Greecea (1988)

Fifth and sixth (May 2012)

Seventh(Received on 22 January 2018)

Guatemalaa (1990)

Seventh(November 2018)

Eighth(Due on 7 December 2022)

Guinea (1989)

Initial(May 2014)

Second(23 May 2018)

Guyanaa (1988)

Initial (November 2006)

Second (31 December 2008)

Holy See (2002)

Initial(May 2014)

Second(23 May 2018)

Hondurasa (1996)

Second (July 2016)

Third (Due on 12 August 2020)

Hungarya (1987)

Fourth (November 2006)

Fifth and sixth (31 December 2010)

Icelanda (1996)

Third (May 2008)

Fourth(Received on 16 October 2018)

Indonesia (1998)

Second (May 2008)

Third (30 June 2012)

Iraq (2011)

Initial (July 2015)

Second (Due on 15 August 2019)

Irelanda (2002)

Second (July 2017)

Third(Due on 11 August 2021)

Israela (1991)

Fifth (May 2016)

Sixth (Due on 13 May 2020)

Italya (1989)

Fifth and sixth (November 2007)

Seventh(Due on 6 December 2021)

Japana (1999)

Second(May 2013)

Third(31 May 2017)

Jordana (1991)

Third (November 2015)

Fourth (Due on 9 December 2019)

Kazakhstana (1998)

Third(November 2014)

Fourth(Received on 5 December 2018)

Kenyaa (1997)

Second (May 2013)

Third(Received on 3 August 2018)

Kuwaita (1996)

Third (July 2016)

Fourth (Due on 12 August 2020)

Kyrgyzstana (1997)

Second(November 2013)

Third (Received on 31 January 2019)

Latviaa (1992)

Third to fifth (November 2013)

Sixth(Received on 12 June 2018)

Lebanon (2000)

Initial(April 2017)

Second(Due on 12 May 2021)

Libyaa (1989)

Third (May 1999)

Fourth (14 June 2002)

Liechtensteina (1990)

Fourth (November 2015)

Fifth(Due on 9 December 2019)

Lithuaniaa (1996)

Third (May 2014)

Fourth(Received on 19 December 2018)

Luxembourga (1987)

Sixth and seventh (May 2015)

Eighth (Due on 15 May 2019)

Madagascar (2005)

Initial (November 2011)

Second(25 November 2015)

Maldives (2004)

Initial (November 2018)

Second(Due on 7 December 2022)

Maltaa (1990)

Second (November 1999)

Third (12 December 2000)

Mauritania (2004)

Second(July 2018)

Third(Due on 10 August 2022)

Mauritiusa (1992)

Fourth(November 2017)

Fifth(Due on 6 December 2021)

Mexicoa (1986)

Seventh (May 2019)

Eighth(Due on 17 May 2023)

Monacoa (1991)

Sixth (November 2016)

Seventh (Due on 7 December 2020)

Mongoliaa (2002)

Second (July 2016)

Third(Due on 12 August 2020)

Montenegroa (2006)

Second (May 2014)

Third(Received on 7 August 2018)

Moroccoa (1993)

Fourth (November 2011)

Fifth(25 November 2015)

Mozambique (1999)

Initial(November 2013)

Second(22 November 2017)

Namibia (1994)

Second (November 2016)

Third(Due on 7 December 2020)

Nepal (1991)

Second (November 2005)

Third to fifth (12 June 2008)

Netherlandsa (1988)

Seventh(November 2018)

Eighth (Due on 7 December 2022)

New Zealanda (1989)

Sixth(May 2015)

Seventh(Due on 15 May 2019)

Nicaragua (2005)

Initial (May 2009)

Second (15 May 2013)

Norwaya (1986)

Eighth (May 2018)

Ninth (Due on 18 May 2022)

Pakistan (2010)

Initial(April 2017)

Second(Due on 12 May 2021)

Panamaa (1987)

Fourth (August 2017)

Fifth(Due on 11 August 2021)

Paraguaya (1990)

Seventh (July 2017)

Eighth(Due on 11 August 2021)

Perua (1988)

Seventh (November 2018)

Eighth (Due on 7 December 2022)

Philippinesa (1986)

Third(May 2016)

Fourth(Due on 13 May 2020)

Polanda (1989)

Fifth and sixth (November 2013)

Seventh(Received on 20 February 2018)

Portugala (1989)

Fifth and sixth (November 2013)

Seventh(Received on 7 June 2018)

Qatara(2000)

Third (May 2018)

Fourth (Due on 18 May 2022)

Republic of Koreaa (1995)

Third to fifth (May 2017)

Sixth (Due on 12 May 2021)

Republic of Moldovaa (1995)

Third (November 2017)

Fourth(Due on 6 December 2021)

Romaniaa (1990)

Second(May 2015)

Third (Due on 15 May 2019)

Russian Federationa (1987)

Sixth (July 2018)

Seventh(Due on 10 August 2022)

Rwanda (2008)

Second (November 2017)

Third(Due on 6 December 2021)

Saudi Arabia (1997)

Second (May 2016)

Third(Due on 13 May 2020)

Senegala (1986)

Fourth (May 2018)

Fifth(Due on 18 May 2022)

Serbiaa (2001)

Second (May 2015)

Third(Received on 10 April 2019)

Seychelles (1992)

Initial (July 2018)

Second(Due on 10 August 2022)

Sierra Leone (2001)

Initial(May 2014)

Second(23 May 2018)

Slovakiaa (1993)

Third (July 2015)

Fourth (Due on 14 August 2019)

Sloveniaa (1993)

Third (May 2011)

Fourth (3 June 2015)

South Africaa (1998)

Second (May 2019)

Third (Due on 17 May 2023)

Spaina (1987)

Sixth(May 2015)

Seventh(Due on 15 May 2019)

Sri Lanka (1994)

Fifth (November 2016)

Sixth (Due on 7 December 2020)

Swedena (1986)

Sixth and seventh(November 2014)

Eighth(Received on 26 November 2018)

Switzerlanda (1986)

Seventh (August 2015)

Eighth (Due on 14 August 2019)

Syrian Arab Republic (2004)

Initial (May 2010)

Second (14 May 2014)

Tajikistan (1995)

Third(May 2018)

Fourth (Due on 18 May 2022)

Thailanda (2007)

Initial (May 2014)

Second(23 May 2018)

The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedoniaa, b (1994)

Third(May 2015)

Fourth(Due on 15 May 2019)

Timor-Leste (2003)

Initial(November 2017)

Second(Due on 6 December 2021)

Togoa (1987)

Second (November 2012)

Third(Received on 11 April 2018)

Tunisia (1988)

Third (May 2016)

Fourth (Due on 13 May 2020)

Turkeya (1988)

Fourth (May 2016)

Fifth (Due on 13 May 2020)

Turkmenistan (1999)

Second (November 2016)

Third (Due on 7 December 2020)

Ugandaa (1986)

Initial (May 2005)

Second (25 June 2008)

Ukrainea (1987)

Sixth(November 2014)

Seventh(Received on 30 November 2018)

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Irelanda (1988)

Sixth(May 2019)

Seventh(Due on 17 May 2023)

United States of Americaa (1994)

Third to fifth (November 2014)

Sixth(28 November 2018)

Uruguaya (1986)

Third (May 2014)

Fourth(Received on 9 July 2018)

Uzbekistan (1995)

Fourth (November 2013)

Fifth(Received on 16 January 2018)

Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) (1991)

Third and fourth(November 2014)

Fifth(28 November 2018)

Viet Nam (2015)

Initial(November 2018)

Second(Due on 7 December 2022)

Yemena (1991)

Second (May 2010)

Third (14 May 2014)

Zambiaa (1998)

Second (May 2008)

Third (30 June 2012)

a States parties submitting reports under the simplified reporting procedure.

b Since 14 February 2019, “ North Macedonia ” has replaced “ the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia ” as the short name used in the United Nations.

4.Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under article 19 of the Convention

The attention of States parties is drawn to the tentative timetable for the consideration of reports set out below. In accordance with rule 68 of the rules of procedure, representatives of States parties are invited to attend the meetings of the Committee when their reports are examined.

Date and start time of meeting

Report

Symbol

Tuesday, 23 July

10 a.m.

Poland: seventh periodic report

CAT/C/POL/7

Wednesday, 24 July

10 a.m.

Greece: seventh periodic report

CAT/C/GRC/7

3 p.m.

Poland: replies

Thursday, 25 July

3 p.m.

Greece: replies

Friday, 26 July

10 a.m.

Togo: Third periodic report

CAT/C/TGO/3

Monday, 29 July

3 p.m.

Togo: replies

Tuesday, 30 July

10 a.m.

Bangladesh: review in the absence of report

Wednesday, 31 July

10 a.m.

Bangladesh: replies

5.Consideration of information submitted under article 20 of the Convention

In accordance with the provisions of chapter XIX of its rules of procedure, the Committee will consider information that has been, or appears to have been, submitted for its consideration under article 20 of the Convention.

In accordance with the provisions of article 20 (5) of the Convention and rules 78 and 79 of the rules of procedure, all documents and proceedings of the Committee relating to its functions under article 20 of the Convention are confidential and all the meetings concerning its proceedings under that article are closed.

6.Consideration of communications submitted under article 22 of the Convention

In accordance with the provisions of chapter XXI of its rules of procedure, the Committee will consider communications that have been, or appear to have been, submitted to it under article 22 of the Convention.

In accordance with article 22 (6) of the Convention and rule 107, paragraph 1, of the rules of procedure, meetings of the Committee or its subsidiary bodies during which communications under article 22 of the Convention are examined are closed.