CAT/C/32/D/148/1999
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ANNEX
DECISION OF THE COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE UNDER
ARTICLE 22 OF THE CONVENTION AGAINST TORTURE AND OTHER
CRUEL, INHUMAN OR DEGRADING TREATMENT OR PUNISHMENT
Thirty-second session
Concerning
Communication No. 148/1999
Submitted by:

A. K

Alleged victim:

The complainant

State party:

Australia

Date of complaint:

13 October 1999 (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 5 May 2004,
Having concluded its consideration of complaint No. 148/1999, submitted to
the Committee against Torture by A. K. 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:
Decision of the Committee Against Torture under article 22 of the
Convention
1.1 The complainant is A. K., a Sudanese national, currently detained at the
Immigration Detention Centre, New South Wales. He claims that his forcible
return to Sudan would constitute a violation of article 3 of the Convention
against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment by
Australia. The complainant was initially represented by counsel. 1

1

On 20 March 2004, the author’s representatives informed the Committee that they no longer
represented the complainant.

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