FIACAT, an international association with consultative status at ECOSOC has the honour of addressing the following concerns to your attention regarding the implementation by the Central African Republic of the International Pact on Civil and Political Rights (hereafter called the Pact).
This report is to be presented during the 87th session of the Human Rights Committee, which will be held in Geneva from 10 – 28 July 2006. During this session, the second periodic report from the Central African Republic on the implementation of the rights contained in the Pact will be examined, after a seventeen year delay. FIACAT has only studied those articles related to its objective, the fight against torture and capital punishment.
This alternative report has been prepared in close cooperation with ACAT CAR, a member of the FIACAT network in Central Africa.
The study is divided into three parts :
Part one outlines the general international legal framework of the protection of human rights and the political situation in the Central African Republic.
Part two analyses, article by article, the implementation of the Pact by the Central African Republic on a national level.
The report ends with a series of recommendations that FIACAT is putting to the Human Rights Committee.
The information contained in this report is both recent and reliable.