Committee Against Torture Issues Conclusions on Albania Report
Friday, May 27, 2005 11:30 AM

The Committee Against Torture considered the report of Albania at two of its meetings held on 10 and 11 May 2005 and later adopted conclusions and recommendations. In addition to concerns about the way in which Albania handles the existence of torture, the Committee expressed concern about the "prevalence of violence against women and girls, including sexual and domestic violence, and the reluctance on the part of the authorities to, inter alia, adopt legislative and other measures to counter this phenomenon." In response, the committee recommends that Albania establish a plan to combat violence against women and ensure adequate investigation into allegations of violence and prosecution of offenders.

Compiled from: "Conclusions and Recommendations of the Committee Against Torture: Albania." Committee Against Torture. (CAT/CO/34/ALB) May 2005.