S. C. (name withheld) v. Denmark, Communication No. 143/1999,
U.N. Doc. CAT/C/24/D/143/1999 (2000).
Communication No. 143/1999
Submitted by: S.C. (name withheld) [represented by counsel]
Alleged victims: The author
State party: Denmark
Date of communication: 17 August 1999
The Committee against Torture, established under article 17 of the
Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading
Treatment or Punishment,
Meeting on 10 May 2000,
Having concluded its consideration of communication No. 143/1999,
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 author of the communication is Ms. S.C., born on 21 August 1965,
of Ecuadorian origin, currently seeking asylum in Denmark together with
her three minor children. The author claims that she would risk torture if she
is returned to Ecuador and that her forced return to that country therefore
would constitute a violation by Denmark of article 3 of the Convention. The
author is represented by the Danish non-governmental organization "Let
Bosnia Live".
1.2 In accordance with article 22, paragraph 3, of the Convention, the
Committee transmitted the communication to the State party on 29
September 1999. Pursuant to rule 108, paragraph 9, of the Committee's rules
of procedure, the State party was requested not to expel the author to
Ecuador pending the consideration of her case by the Committee. In a
submission of 29 November 1999 the State party informed the Committee
that the author and her three minor children would not be expelled to her
country of origin while her communication was under consideration by the
Committee.

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