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COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE

Jurisprudence

CAT- 52nd session (April-May 2014) Geneva

Reference

Case Name

Articles invoked

Subject Matter

Procedural issues

Outcome

Documents

CAT/C/52/D/366/2008
Communication No. 366/2008

Eduardo Haro v. Argentina

CAT articles: 1, 2, 10–14 and 16

Torture in prison

Other procedures of international investigation or settlement; failure to substantiate claims

Decision – Non-violation

E F R S C A

CAT/C/52/D/455/2011
Communication No. 455/2011

Xue Qin v. Australia

CAT articles: 3 and 22

Risk of torture in case of complainant’s deportation to China

None

Decision  - Non–Violation

E F R S C A

 

CAT/C/52/D/466/2011
Communication No. 466/2011

Nicmeddin Alp v. Denmark

CAT article: 3

Risk of torture in case of complainant’s deportation to Turkey

None

Decision – Non-Violation

E F R S C A

CAT/C/52/D/525/2012
Communication No. 525/2012

Yousfi v. Morocco

CAT articles:
3, 15

The complainant alleges that confessions incriminating him were obtained under torture and that he is at risk of being subjected to torture if extradited

Exhaustion of domestic remedies

Decision – Non-Violation

E F R S C A

CAT/C/52/D/372/2009
Communication No. 372/2009

Barry v. Morocco

CAT articles:15

Cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment of the complainant during his expulsion to Mauritania

Exhaustion of domestic remedies

Decision Violation

E F R S C A

CAT/C/52/D/402/2009
Communication No. 402/2009

Abdelmalek v. Algeria

CAT articles: 1, 2 (para. 1), 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15; and, alternatively, 16

Torture in detention for the purpose of obtaining confessions

None

Decision Violation

E F R S C A

CAT/C/52/D/475/2011
Communication No. 475/2011

Nasirov v. Kazakhstan

CAT articles: 3, 6 and 7

Risk of torture in case of complainant’s brother’s deportation to Uzbekistan

Exhaustion of domestic remedies

Decision Violation

E F R S C A

CAT/C/52/D/478/2011
Communication No. 478/2011

Kirsanov v. Russian Federation

CAT articles: 1, 4, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 22

Excessive detention in substandard conditions during pretrial proceedings

Non-substantiation

Decision Violation

E F R S C A

CAT/C/52/D/477/2011
Communication No. 477/2011

Ali Aarrass v. Morocco

CAT articles: 2, para. 1; 11; 12; 13; and 15

Torture in police custody

Exhaustion of domestic remedies

Decision Violation

E F R S C A

CAT/C/52/D/481/2011
Communication No. 481/2011

K.N., F.W. & S.N. v. Switzerland

CAT articles:
3, 22

Risk of torture in case of complainants’ deportation to Iran

None

Decision Violation

E F R S C A

CAT/C/52/D/483/2011 and 485/2011
Communications No. 483/2011 and 485/2011

Mr.X and Mr.Z  v. Finland

CAT articles: 3

Risk of torture in case of complainants’ deportation to Iran

None

Decision Violation

E F R S C A

CAT/C/52/D/497/2012
Communication No. 497/2012

Rasim Bairamov v. Kazakhstan

CAT articles: 1; 2; 12; 13; 14; 15 and 16

Failure to carry out a prompt and impartial investigation into torture allegations, to bring perpetrators to justice, provide full and adequate reparation, forced confession; inadequate health care

Non-substantiation

Decision Violation

E F R S C A

CAT/C/52/D/503/2012
Communication No. 503/2012

Boniface Ntikarahera v. Burundi

CAT articles: 2 (para. 1), 11, 12, 13 and 14, read in conjunction with 1 and 16

Torture committed by police officers

None

Decision Violation

E F R S C A

CAT- 51st session (November 2013) Geneva

Reference

Case Name

Articles invoked

Subject Matter

Procedural issues

Outcome

Documents

CAT/C/51/D/426/2010
Communication No. 426/2010

R.D. v. Switzerland

CAT articles: 3; 22;

Risk of torture in case of complainant’s deportation to Ethiopia

None

Decision – Non-violation

E F R S C A

CAT/C/51/D/429/2010
Communication No. 429/2010

Sivagnanaratnam v. Denmark

CAT articles: 3; 22;

Risk of torture in case of complainants’ deportation to Sri Lanka

Non-substantiation of claims

Decision  - Non–Violation

E F R S C A

CAT/C/51/D/434/2010
Communication No. 434/2010

Y.G.H. et al v. Australia

CAT articles: 3; 16; 22;

Risk of torture in case of complainant’s deportation to China

Non-substantiation of claims

Decision – Non-Violation

E F R S C A

CAT/C/51/D/438/2010
Communication No. 438/2010

M.A.H. and F.H. v. Switzerland

CAT articles: 3;

Risk of torture in case of complainants’ deportation to Tunisia

None

Decision – Non-Violation

E F R S C A

CAT/C/51/D/376/2009
Communication No. 376/2009

Bendib v. Algeria

CAT articles: 2 (1); 11, 12, 13 et 14, read in conjunction with articles 1 and 16; 22 (5)(a)

Torture; cruel treatment; prompt and efficient investigation; right to complain; right to compensation

Same matter examined under another procedure of international settlement

Decision Violation

E F R S C A

CAT/C/51/D/387/2009
Communication No. 387/2009

Dewage v. Australia

CAT articles: 3; 22;

Risk of torture in case of complainants’ deportation to Sri Lanka

Non-substantiation and incompati-bility with the Convention

Decision Violation

E F R S C A

CAT/C/51/D/441/2010
Communication No. 441/2010

Evloev v. Kazakhstan

CAT articles: 1, 2; 12; 13; 14; 15; 22

Torture; severe pain or suffering; effective measures to prevent torture; right to complain to, and to have one’s case promptly and impartially examined by the authorities; right to fair and adequate compensation, confessions obtained under duress.

Exhaustion of domestic remedies

Decision Violation

E F R S C A

CAT- 50th session (May 2013) Geneva

Reference

Case Name

Articles invoked

Subject Matter

Procedural issues

Outcome

Documents

CAT/C/50/D/392/2009
Communication No. 392/2009

R.S.M v. Canada

CAT articles: 3; 22, para 5 b)

Risk of torture in case of complainant’s deportation to Togo

Non-exhaustion of domestic remedies

Decision – Non-violation

E F R S A C

CAT/C/50/D/430/2010
Communication No. 430/2010

Abichou v. Germany

CAT articles: 3; 22, para. 5 a)

Risk of torture in case of complainants’ deportation to Tunisia

Same matter examined under another procedure of international settlement

Decision –Violation

E F R S A C

CAT/C/50/D/431/2010
Communication No. 431/2010

Y. v. Switzerland

CAT articles: 3 and 22

Risk of torture in case of complainant’s deportation to Turkey

Non-substantiation of claims

Decision – Non-violation

E F R S A C

CAT/C/50/D/439/2010
Communication No. 439/2010

M.B.F et al v. Switzerland

CAT articles: 3; 22

Risk of torture in case of complainants’ deportation to Iran

None

Decision – Non-violation

E F R S A C

CAT/C/50/D/463/2011
Communication No. 463/2011

D.Y. v. Sweden

CAT articles: 3

Risk of torture in case of complainants’ deportation to Uzbekistan

None

Decision – Non-violation

E F R S A C

CAT/C/50/D/467/2011
Communication No. 467/2011

Y.B.F. et al v. Switzerland

CAT articles: 3

Risk of torture in case of complainants’ deportation to Yemen

None

Decision – Non-violation

E F R S A C

CAT/C/50/D/479/2011
Communication No. 479/2011

E.E. v. Russian Federation

CAT articles: 1, para. 1; 2, para. 3; 4, para. 1; 15

Torture and ill-treatment during pre-trial investigation in an attempt to obtain forced confessions

Same matter examined under another procedure of international settlement

Decision – Inadmissibility

E F R S A C

CAT- 49th session (November 2012) Geneva

Reference

Case Name

Articles invoked

Subject Matter

Procedural issues

Outcome

Documents

CAT/C/49/D/416/2010
Communication No. 416/2010

Chun Rong v. Australia

CAT articles: 3; 22

Risk of torture in case of complainant’s deportation to the China

Non-substantiation of claims

Decision – violation

Case summary

E F R S A C

CAT/C/49/D/464/2011
Communication No. 464/2011

K.H. v. Denmark

CAT articles: 3

Risk of torture and ill-treatment in case of complainants’ deportation to Afghanistan

None

Decision – violation

Case summary

E F R S A C

CAT/C/49/D/385/2009
Communication No. 385/2009

M.A.F et al v. Sweden

CAT articles: 3; 22

Risk of torture in case of complainants’ deportation to Libya

Inadmissibility ratione materiae

Decision – Non-violation

Case summary

E F R S A C

CAT/C/49/D/389/2009
Communication No. 389/2009

R.A v. Switzerland

CAT articles: 3; 22 para. 5 b)

Risk of torture in case of complainants’ deportation to Turkey

Non-exhaustion of domestic remedies

Decision – Non-violation

Case summary

E F R S A C

CAT/C/49/D/406/2009
Communication No. 406/2009

S.M. v. Switzerland

CAT articles: 3

Risk of torture in case of complainants’ deportation to Ethiopia

None

Decision – Non-violation

Case summary

E F R S A C

CAT/C/49/D/412/2010
Communication No. 412/2010

A.A.R v. Denmark

CAT articles: 2; 3; 12; 16; 22, para. 5 b)

Ill-treatment while in detention in Denmark; failure to investigate such ill-treatment; risk of torture or ill-treatment following the deportation to Iraq

Non-substantiation of claims and non-exhaustion of domestic remedies

Decision – Non-violation

Case summary

E F R S A C

CAT/C/49/D/417/2010
Communication No. 417/2010

Y.Z.S v. Australia

CAT articles: 3

Risk of torture in case of complainants’ deportation to China

Non-substantiation of claims

Decision – Non-violation

Case summary

E F R S A C

CAT/C/49/D/432/2010
Communication No. 432/2010

H.K. v. Switzerland

CAT articles: 3

Risk of torture in case of complainants’ deportation to Ethiopia

None

Decision – Non-violation

Case summary

E F R S A C

CAT/C/49/D/435/2010
Communication No. 435/2010

G.B.M v. Sweden

CAT articles: 3

Risk of torture in case of complainants’ deportation to Tanzania

Non-substantiation of claims

Decision – Non-violation

Case summary

E F R S A C

CAT/C/49/D/346/2008
Communication No. 346/2008

S.A.C v. Monaco

CAT articles: 3; 22, para. 5 a) and b)

Risk of torture in case of complainants’ extradition to Brazil

Case considered by another international settlement body and non-exhaustion of domestic remedies

Inadmissibility decision

Case summary

E F R S A C

CAT/C/49/D/425/2010
Communication No. 425/2010

I.A.F.B v. Sweden

CAT articles: 3; 22, para. 2

Risk of ill-treatment in case of complainants’ deportation to Algeria

Non-substantiation of the claims, claim manifestly ill-founded; incompatibility with the Convention

Inadmissibility decision

Case summary

E F R S A C

CAT/C/49/D/437/2010
Communication No. 437/2010

B.M.S v. Sweden

CAT articles: 3; 22, para. 5 b

Risk of ill-treatment in case of complainants’ deportation to Algeria

Non-substantiation of claims; non-exhaustion of domestic remedies

Inadmissibility decision

Case summary

E F R S A C

CAT- 48th session ( 7 May to 1 June 2012) Geneva

Reference

Case Name

Articles invoked

Subject Matter

Procedural issues

Outcome

Documents

CAT/C/48/D/343/2008
Communication No. 343/2008

Kalonzo v. Canada

CAT articles: 3

Risk of torture in case of complainant’s deportation to the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Non-exhaustion of domestic remedies

Decision – violation

Case summary

E  F  S  R A C

CAT/C/48/D/391/2009
Communication No. 391/2009

M.A.M.A. et al. v. Sweden

CAT articles: 3, 16

Risk of torture and ill-treatment in case of complainants’ deportation to Egypt

Non-substantiation of claims

Decision – violation

Case summary

E  F  S  R A C

CAT/C/48/D/396/2009
Communication No. 396/2009

Gbadjavi v. Switzerland

CAT articles: 3

Risk of torture in case of complainants’ deportation to Togo

None

Decision – violation

Case summary

E  F  S  R A C

CAT/C/48/D/433/2010
Communication No. 433/2010

Gerasimov v. Kazakhstan

CAT articles:  1; 2; 12; 13; 14; 22

Failure to carry out a prompt and impartial investigation into torture allegations, to bring perpetrators to justice and provide full and adequate reparation;

Ratione temporis;exhaustion of domestic remedies; withdrawal of complaint before the Committee

Decision – violation

Case summary

E  F  S  R A C

CAT/C/48/D/444/2010
Communication No. 444/2010

Abdussamatov et al. v. Kazakhstan

CAT articles: 3

Risk of torture in case of complainants’ extradition to Uzbekistan

None

Decision – violation

Case summary

E  F  S  R A C

CAT/C/48/D/453/2011
Communication No. 453/2011

Gallastegi Sodupe v. Spain

CAT articles:  12, 14, 15

Prompt and impartial investigation, prohibition of invoking statements obtained under torture as evidence, right to redress

None

Decision – violation

Case summary

E  F  S  R A C

CAT/C/48/D/364/2008
Communication No. 364/2008

J.L.L. et al. v. Switzerland

CAT articles:  3 and 22, paragraph 5 (b)

Risk of torture in case of complainants’ deportation to the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Non-exhaustion of domestic remedies

Decision – non- violation

Case summary

E  F  S  R A C

CAT/C/48/D/370/2009
Communication No. 370/2009

E.L. v. Canada

CAT articles: 3 and 22

Risk of torture in case of complainant’s deportation to Haiti

Inadmissibility ratione materiae and ratione personae

Decision – non- violation

Case summary

E  F  & Corr.1 S  R A C

CAT/C/48/D/382/2009
Communication No. 382/2009

M.D.T. v. Switzerland

CAT articles: 3

Risk of torture in case of complainant’s deportation to the Democratic Republic of the Congo

None

Decision – non- violation

Case summary

E  F  S  R A C

CAT/C/48/D/393/2009
Communication No. 393/2009

E.T. v. Switzerland

CAT articles: 3

Risk of torture in case of complainant’s deportation to Ethiopia

Lack of substantiation of the claims

Decision – non- violation

Case summary

E  F  S  R A C

CAT/C/48/D/413/2010
Communication No. 413/2010

A.A.M. v. Sweden

CAT articles: 3

Risk of torture in case of complainant’s deportation to Burundi

None

Decision – non- violation

Case summary

E  F  S  R A C

CAT/C/48/D/414/2010
Communication No. 414/2010

N.T.W. v. Switzerland

CAT articles: 3

Risk of torture in case of complainant’s deportation to Ethiopia

Lack of substantiation of the claims

Decision – non- violation

Case summary

E  F  S  R A C

CAT/C/48/D/424/2010
Communication No. 424/2010

M.Z.A. v. Sweden

CAT articles: 3

Risk of torture in case of complainant’s deportation to Azerbaijan

Non-exhaustion of domestic remedies

Decision – non- violation

Case summary

E  F  S  R A C



CAT- 47th session

Reference

Case Name

Articles invoked

Subject Matter

Procedural issues

Outcome

Documents

CAT/C/47/D/347/2008
Communication No. 347/2008

N.B-M.  v. Switzerland

3

Risk of torture following deportation; risk of cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment following deportation

None

Decision Non-violation

E F R S C A

CAT/C/47/D/351/2008 Communication No.351/2008

E.L. v. Switzerland

3, 22

Risk of torture following deportation of the complainant

Failure to substantiate claims

Decision Non–Violation

E F R S C A

CAT/C/47/D/312/2007
Communication No.312/2007

Eftekhary v. Norway

3,22

Risk of torture following deportation of the complainant

Failure to substantiate claims

Decision  Violation

E F R S C A

CAT/C/47/D/327/2007
Communication No.327/2007

Boily v. Canada

3,22

Risk of torture in the case of extradition of the complainant

Failure to substantiate claims

Decision Violation

E F R S C A

CAT/C/47/D/353/2008
Communication No.353/2008

Slyusar v. Ukraine

1, 2, 12, 13, 14,22

Torture, failure to conduct prompt and impartial investigation

Failure to substantiate claims

Decision Violation

E F R S C A

CAT/C/47/D/368/2008
Communication No.368/2008

Sonko v. Spain

12; 16, paragraphs 1 and 2, 22

Torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment

Failure to substantiate claims

Decision Violation

E F R S C A

CAT/C/47/D/374/2009
Communication No.374/2009

S.M., H.M. and A.M. v. Sweden

3, 22

Risk of torture upon return to country of origin

Failure to substantiate claims

Decision Violation

E F R S C A

CAT/C/47/D/381/2009
Communication No.381/2009

Faragollah v. Switzerland

3

Risk of torture following deportation; risk of cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment following deportation

None

Decision Violation

E F R S C A

CAT/C/47/D/428/2010
Communication No.428/2010

Kalinichenko v. Morrocco

3, 22

Risk of torture upon return to the country of origin

Exhaustion of domestic remedies

Decision Violation

E F R S C A

CAT/C/47/D/444/2010
Communication No.444/2010

Abdussamatov et al.v. Kazakhstan, Case No. 444/2010

3, 22

Risk of torture upon return to the country of origin

Exhaustion of domestic remedies

Admissibility decision

E F R S C A
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