ANNEX
DECISION OF THE COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE UNDER ARTICLE 22
OF THE CONVENTION AGAINST TORTURE AND OTHER CRUEL, INHUMAN
OR DEGRADING TREATMENT OR PUNISHMENT
Twenty-eighth session
concerning
Complaint No. 111/1998
Submitted by:
(represented by counsel)

Mr. R. S.

Alleged victim:
State party:

Mr. R. S.
Austria

Date of complaint:

16 April 1997

Date of present decision:

30 April 2002

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 2002,
Having concluded its consideration of complaint No. 111/1998, submitted to
the Committee against Torture by Mr. R. S. 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 its Decision under article 22, paragraph 7, of the Convention
1.1
The complainant is Mr. R.S., an Austrian citizen, at the time of the first
submission imprisoned in Vienna, Austria, on a conviction for housebreaking,
procuring of prostitution and drug trafficking. He claims to be the victim of violations
by Austria of article 13 of the International Convention against Torture and Other
Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. He is represented by
counsel.
1.2
In accordance with article 22, paragraph 3, of the Convention, the Committee
transmitted the petition to the State party on 11 January 1999.

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