United Nations

Convention against Torture
and Other Cruel, Inhuman
or Degrading Treatment
or Punishment

Distr.: General
2 February 2016
Original: French

Committee against Torture

Communication No. 578/2013
Decision adopted by the Committee at its fifty-sixth session
(9 November-9 December 2015)
Submitted by:

E.N., represented by Track Impunity Always

Alleged victim:

The complainant

State party:


Date of complaint:

10 December 2013 (initial submission)

Date of present decision:

25 November 2015

Subject matter:

Torture committed by police officers

Procedural issue:


Substantive issues:

Torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading
treatment or punishment; obligation to
systematically monitor interrogation
techniques and practices; obligation of the
State party to ensure that the competent
authorities conduct a prompt and impartial
investigation; right to lodge a complaint;
right to redress

Articles of the Convention:

Articles 2 (1), 11, 12, 13 and 14, read in
conjunction with articles 1 and 16 of the


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