CAT/C/38/D/268/2005
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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-eighth session
concerning
Communication No. 268/2005
Submitted by:

A.A. (represented by counsel)

Alleged victim:

The complainant

State party:

Switzerland

Date of complaint:

2 February 2005 (initial submission)

The Committee against Torture, established under article 17 of the Convention against
Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment,
Meeting on 1 May 2007,
Having concluded its consideration of complaint No. 268/2005, submitted to the
Committee against Torture by A.A. 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 of the Committee against Torture under article 22, paragraph 7,
of the Convention against Torture
1.1 The complainant, A.A., a Pakistani citizen, resides in Switzerland and is the subject of an
order for deportation to his country of origin. He does not invoke any particular provision of the
Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment,
but his complaint seems to raise issues under article 3. The complainant is represented by
counsel.
1.2 In accordance with article 22, paragraph 3, of the Convention, the Committee brought the
complaint to the attention of the State party in a note verbale dated 20 April 2005. At the same
time, the Committee, acting in accordance with rule 108, paragraph 9, of its rules of procedure,
requested the State party not to deport the complainant to Pakistan pending the Committee’s
consideration of his complaint.

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