COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE
CONSIDERATION OF REPORTS SUBMITTED BY STATES PARTIES UNDER ARTICLE
19 OF THE CONVENTION
Conclusions and recommendations of the Committee against Torture
148. The Committee considered the second periodic report of Greece
(CAT/C/20/Add.2) at its 181st and 182nd meetings, held on 22 April
1994 (CAT/C/SR.181 and 182) and has adopted the following conclusions
149. The Committee thanks the State party for its report and for its
continuing cooperation in the constructive dialogue with the Committee.
It takes note of the information submitted in the report as well as
the oral presentation of the delegation of Greece.
150. Greece has complied with its obligation to submit an initial
report and a second periodic report under article 19 of the Convention.
151. The Committee wishes to express its appreciation to Greece for
its obvious willingness to deal with the various issues raised by
152. The Committee feels that Greece has a very advanced legislative
and administrative scheme for the implementation of human rights values
contained in the international instruments.
153. The Committee also regards as very positive the fact that the
Government of Greece has continued to take practical measures to promote
and protect human rights and in particular to bring about the total
and effective eradication of torture and other similar treatment.
154. It is also encouraging that judicial and administrative proceedings
have been undertaken to investigate violations of human rights, especially
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155. However, the Committee is concerned at the practice of severe
ill-treatment which seems to be an ongoing problem occurring in some
156. The Committee recommends that the advanced legislation in Greece
for preventing the ill-treatment of accused persons be fully applied
157. The Committee also recommends that more attention be given to
adequate training on the prohibition of torture to medical personnel.
158. In addition, the Committee expects to receive answers to the
various questions addressed to the Greek delegation, especially those