CAT/C/31/D/209/2002
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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. 209/2002
Submitted by:

Mr. M. O. (represented by counsel, Ms. Birte
Falkesgaard-Larsen)

Alleged victim:

The complainant

State party:

Denmark

Date of complaint:

24 May 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 12 November 2003,
Having concluded its consideration of complaint No. 209/2002, submitted to
the Committee against Torture by Mr. M. O. 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 against Torture
1.1
The complainant is Mr Milo Otman, an Algerian national, currently residing in
Denmark and awaiting his deportation to Algeria. He claims that his forcible return to
Algeria would constitute a violation by Denmark of article 3 of the Convention against
Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. He is
represented by counsel.1

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