UNITED
NATIONS

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

Distr.
RESTRICTED*
CAT/C/37/D/227/2003
14 December 2006
Original: ENGLISH

COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE
Thirty-seventh session
6 – 24 November 2006

DECISION
Communication No. 227/2003
Submitted by:

A. A. C. (represented by counsel)

Alleged victim:

The complainant

State party:

Sweden

Date of complaint:

6 February 2003 (initial submission)

Date of present decision:

16 November 2006

Subject matter: Deportation from Sweden to Bangladesh; previous experience of
torture; effect of deportation on mental health.
Substantive issues: Risk of present, personal risk of torture; relevance of mental health
to question of degrading treatment.
Procedural issues: None
Articles of the Convention: 3 and 16
[ANNEX]

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Made public by decision of the Committee against Torture.

GE.06-45973

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