CAT/C/31/D/203/2002
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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-first session
Concerning
Communication No 203/2002
Submitted by:

Mr. A. R. (represented by counsel,
Mr. R Himja)

Alleged victim:

The complainant

State Party:

The Netherlands

Date of complaint:

14 March 2002

The Committee against Torture, established under Article 17 of the Convention
against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment,
Meeting on 14 November 2003,
Having concluded its consideration of complaint No. 203/2002, submitted to the
Committee against Torture by Mr.. A. R. 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 under article 22, paragraph 7, of the Convention
1.1
The complainant is Mr. A. R., an Iranian national, born on 30 June 1966,
currently residing in the Netherlands and awaiting deportation to Iran. He claims that his
forcible return to Iran would constitute a violation by the Netherlands of article 3 of the
Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or
Punishment. He is represented by counsel.
1.2
On 22 March 2002 the Committee transmitted the complaint to the State party for
comments.

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