Tajikistan: Follow-up to the Concluding Observations of the UN Committee against Torture

In November 2012, the United Nations Committee against Torture considered Tajikistan’s second periodic report on the implementation of the country’s obligations under the Convention against Torture and adopted Concluding Observations later that month. It requested the authorities of Tajikistan to submit follow-up information in response to several recommendations issued by the Committee that relate to legal safeguards available to persons in detention, investigations into allegations of torture or other ill-treatment and prosecutions. The Government’s follow-up information was posted on the website of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in February 2014. On 11 May 2015, Amnesty International, the Coalition against Torture in Tajikistan, the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights (Poland) and International Partnership for Human Rights jointly submitted a follow-up document to the Committee against Torture to update the Committee on relevant developments ahead of the Committee’s consideration under its follow-up procedure.

The joint submission can be downloaded here.

This new document supplements information submitted to the Committee against Torture by Amnesty International and the Coalition against Torture in Tajikistan prior to the November 2012 session of the Committee and a follow-up document submitted by the two groups in April 2014. The above-mentioned Government information and NGO documents previously submitted to the Committee against Torture can be found on:  http://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/TreatyBodyExternal/Countries.aspx?CountryCode=TJK&Lang=EN