CAT/C/29/D/193/2001
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Annex
DECISION OF THE COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE UNDER ARTICLE 22,
PARAGRAPH 7 OF THE CONVENTION AGAINST TORTURE AND OTHER
CRUEL, INHUMAN OR DEGRADING TREATMENT OR PUNISHMENT
Twenty-ninth session
concerning
Complaint No. 193/2001
Submitted by:

Ms. P.E. (represented by counsel)

Alleged victim:

Ms. P.E.

State party:

France

Date of complaint:

24 September 2001

Date of decision:

21 November 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 21 November 2002,
Having considered complaint No. 193/2001, submitted to the Committee against Torture
under article 22 of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading
Treatment or Punishment,
Having taken into account the information made available to it by the author of the
complaint and the State party,
Adopts the following:
1.1
The complainant, P.E., a German national, born on 26 May 1963 in Frankfurt, was
extradited by France to Spain on 7 November 2001. She claims that she was the victim of a
violation by France of article 15 of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or
Degrading Treatment or Punishment. She is represented by counsel.
1.2
In accordance with article 22, paragraph 3, of the Convention, the Committee transmitted
the complaint to the State party on 5 December 2001. At the same time, in pursuance of rule 108
of its rules of procedure, the Committee requested the State party not to extradite the
complainant to Spain while her complaint was under consideration by the Committee.1

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