CAT/C/30/D/198/2002
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Annex
VIEWS OF THE COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE UNDER ARTICLE 22
OF THE CONVENTION AGAINST TORTURE AND OTHER CRUEL,
INHUMAN OR DEGRADING TREATMENT OR PUNISHMENT
Thirtieth session
concerning
Communication No. 198/2002
Submitted by:

A.A.

Alleged victim:

A.A.

State party:

Netherlands

Date of complaint:

10 October 2001 (initial submission)

The Committee against Torture, established under article 17 of the Convention against
Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment,
Meeting on 30 April 2003,
Having concluded its consideration of complaint No. 198/2002, submitted to the
Committee against Torture by Mr. A.A. under article 22 of the Convention against Torture and
Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment,
Having taken into account all information made available to it by the author of the
complaint, his counsel and the State party,
Adopts the following:
Views under article 22, paragraph 7, of the Convention
1.1
The petitioner is A.A., a Sudanese citizen, born on 11 November 1968, currently residing
in the Netherlands, where he has requested asylum. He claims that his removal to Sudan would
constitute a violation of article 3 of the Convention by the Netherlands. He is represented by
counsel.
1.2
On 10 January 2002, the Committee, in accordance with rule 108 of its rules of
procedures, requested the State party not to expel the petitioner, pending the consideration of his
case by the Committee. On 11 March 2002, the State party informed the Committee that this
request would be complied with.

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