DECISION OF THE COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE UNDER
ARTICLE 22 OF THE CONVENTION AGAINST TORTURE
AND OTHER CRUEL, INHUMAN OR DEGRADING
TREATMENT OR PUNISHMENT
Communication No. 215/2002
Mr. J. A. G. V. (represented by counsel)
Mr. J. A. G. V.
Date of communication:
22 July 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 11 November 2003,
Having concluded its consideration of communication No. 215/2002, submitted by Mr. J.
A. G. V. 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 complainant of the
complaint, his counsel and the State party,
Adopts the following:
Decision under article 22, paragraph 7, of the Convention
The complainant of the complaint is J. A. G. V., a Colombian citizen, born in 1962. In
his complaint dated 22 July 2002 he claimed that his deportation to Colombia would constitute a
violation by Sweden of article 3 of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or
Degrading Treatment or Punishment (henceforth referred to as “the Convention”). He is
represented by counsel.
The State party ratified the Convention on 8 January 1986, when it also made the
declaration under article 22 of the Convention. The Convention entered into force for the State
party on 26 June 1987.
In accordance with article 22, paragraph 3, of the Convention, the Committee forwarded
the complaint to the State party on 23 July 2002 for comments and requested it, under rule 108,