COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE
CONSIDERATION OF REPORTS SUBMITTED BY STATES PARTIES UNDER ARTICLE
19 OF THE CONVENTION
Conclusions and recommendations of the Committee against Torture
80. The Committee considered the initial report of Liechtenstein (CAT/C/12/Add.4)
at its 195th and 196th meetings, held on 10 November 1994 (see CAT/C/195
and 196 and Add.2), and adopted the following conclusions and recommendations.
81. The Committee thanks the Government of Liechtenstein for its comprehensive
report. It also listened with interest to the oral report and extensive
clarifications presented by the delegation of Liechtenstein. The Committee
wishes to thank the delegation for its replies and for the spirit
of openness and cooperation in which the dialogue was conducted.
82. The Committee appreciates the determination of Liechtenstein to
guarantee respect for and the promotion of human rights through its
accession without reservations to a number of international and regional
instruments for the promotion of such rights.
83. The Committee notes with satisfaction that the policy of prevention
of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment
was successful and sets special store by the fact that no governmental
or non-governmental body has affirmed the existence of cases of torture
within the meaning of article 1 of the Convention.
84. The Committee hopes that the Liechtenstein authorities will continue
their successful efforts to prevent the instances of torture and other
cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment in the territory
of the State party.
85. The Committee, while awaiting answers to some of the questions
which were raised during the consideration of the report, hopes also
that the authorities of Liechtenstein will expeditiously finalize
the drafting of the law concerning the granting of asylum to ensure
the prompt application of article 3 of the Convention.