CAT/C/30/D/192/2001
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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
Thirtieth session
concerning
Communication No. 192/2001
Submitted by:

H.B. H., T.N. T., H.J. H., H.O. H., H.R. H. and H.G. H.
(represented by counsel, Peter Bozli)

Alleged victims:

The complainants

State party:

Switzerland

Date of submission:

15 October 2001

The Committee against Torture, established under article 17 of the Convention against
Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment,
Meeting on 29 April 2003,
Having considered communication No. 192/2001, submitted to the Committee against
Torture by H.B. H., T.N. T., H.J. H., H.O. H., H.R. H. and H.G. H under article 22 of the
Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment,
Having taken into account all the information made available to it by the complainants,
their counsel and the State party,
Adopts the following decision:
DECISION UNDER ARTICLE 22, PARAGRAPH 7, OF THE CONVENTION
1.1
The complainants, Mr. H.B. H., his wife, Mrs. T.N. T., and their children H.J. H.,
H.O. H., H.R. H. and H.G. H. - are Syrian nationals of Kurdish origin. They are currently in
Switzerland, where they submitted an application for asylum. The application was rejected, and
the complainants maintain that their return to Syria would constitute a violation by Switzerland
of article 3 of the Convention against Torture. They have therefore asked the Committee to deal
with the case as a matter of urgency, as they were facing imminent expulsion when they
submitted their complaint. They are represented by counsel.

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