CAT/C/31/D/203/2002 Page 2 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.