United Nations

Convention against Torture
and Other Cruel, Inhuman
or Degrading Treatment
or Punishment

Distr.: General
21 December 2017
Original: English

Committee against Torture

Decision adopted by the Committee under article 22 of the
Convention, concerning communication No. 688/2015*, **
Communication submitted by:

T.Z. (represented by counsel, Stephanie Motz)

Alleged victim:

The complainant

State party:


Date of complaint:

7 July 2015 (initial submission)

Date of present decision:

22 November 2017

Subject matter:

Deportation of the complainant from Switzerland
to Ethiopia

Procedural issues:

Non-substantiation of claims

Substantive issues:

Risk of torture upon deportation to country of
origin (non-refoulement)

Articles of the Convention:

3 and 22 (2)

* Adopted by the Committee at its sixty-second session (6 November–6 December 2017).
** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication:
Essadia Belmir, Alessio Bruni, Felice Gaer, Abdelwahab Hani, Claude Heller Rouassant, Jens
Modvig, Sapana Pradhan-Malla, Ana Racu, Sébastien Touzé and Kening Zhang.



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