S.T. (name withheld) v. The Netherlands,
Communication No. 175/2000,
U.N. Doc. CAT/C/27/D/175/2000 (2001).

Communication No. 175/2000

Submitted by : S.T (name withheld) [represented by counsel]
Alleged victim: The author
State party: The Netherlands
Date of communication: 27 November 2000
The Committee against Torture, established under Article 17 of the
Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading
Treatment or Punishment,
Meeting on 23 November 2001,
Having concluded its consideration of communication No. 175/2000,
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 all information made available to it by the author
of the communication, his counsel and the State party,
Adopts its Views under article 22, paragraph 7, of the Convention.
1.1. The petitioner is Mr. S.T., a citizen of Sri Lanka, born on 3 January
1979, currently residing in a shelter for asylum-seekers in the Netherlands.
He claims that his forcible return to Sri Lanka would constitute a violation
by the Netherlands of article 3 of the Convention against Torture and Other
Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. He is represented
by counsel.
1.2. On 5 December 2000, the Committee forwarded the communication to
the State party for comments and requested, under Rule 108, paragraph 9 of
the Committee's rules of procedure, not to return the petitioner to Sri Lanka

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