Second joint follow-up submission to the Concluding Observations of the United Nations Committee against Torture – 2015
In advance of the review of the follow-up information to the Concluding Observations (CAT/C/TJK/CO/2) provided by the Government on 5 February 2014, the Coalition against Torture in Tajikistan, Amnesty International, International Partnership for Human Rights (Belgium) and the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights (Poland) jointly submit the following information in relation to paragraphs 8(a) (b), 9(a), 11(c) and 14(c) as identified in the Concluding Observations to the United Nations (UN) Committee against Torture. In addition, we include information in relation to paragraphs 7, 8(c) (d) (e) (g) (f), 9(c), 11(c), 21 and 22.
This document supplements the information submitted by Amnesty International and by the Coalition against Torture in Tajikistan prior to the 49th session of the Committee against Torture in November 2012 and in April 2014, and should be read in conjunction with it. It also takes account of two documents distributed to human rights groups by the Presidential Administration of Tajikistan in March 2015 that provide information about the implementation of the Government Action Plan on Torture and of recommendations on torture and other human rights issues made under the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) respectively.