United Nations

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

Distr.: General
28 June 2012
Original: Spanish

Committee against Torture

Communication No. 453/2011
Decision adopted by the Committee at its forty-eighth session, 7 May to
1 June 2012

GE.12-43762 (E)

Submitted by:

Oskartz Gallastegi Sodupe (represented by
counsel, Mr. Julen Arzuaga and Ms. Iratxe

Alleged victim:

The author

State party:


Date of complaint:

20 January 2011 (initial submission)

Date of decision:

23 May 2012

Subject matter:

Statement obtained under torture

Procedural issues:


Substantive issues:

Prompt and impartial investigation,
prohibition of invoking statements obtained
under torture as evidence, right to redress

Articles of the Convention:

12, 14 and 15.

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