CAT/C/23/D/118/1998
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Annex
VIEWS 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-THIRD SESSION
concerning
Communication No. 118/1998
Submitted by:

K.T. (Name withheld)
[represented by counsel]

Alleged victim:

The author

State party:

Switzerland

Date of communication:

30 September 1998

The Committee against Torture, established under article 17 of the Convention against
Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment,
Meeting on 19 November 1999,
Having concluded its consideration of communication No. 118/1998, 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 and the State party,
Adopts the following decision:
1.1
The author of the communication is K.T., a citizen of the Democratic Republic of
the Congo (DRC) born in 1969 and currently residing in Switzerland, where he is seeking
asylum and is at risk of deportation. He maintains that sending him back to the DRC would
constitute a violation by Switzerland of article 3 of the 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 brought the
communication to the attention of the State party on 20 October 1998.

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