CAT/C/31/D/153/2000
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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. 153/2000
Submitted by:

Z. T. (represented by Ms. Angela
Cranston)

Alleged victim:

R. T.

State party:

Australia

Date of complaint:

4 January 2000 (initial submission)

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 complaint No. 153/2000, submitted to
the Committee against Torture by Ms. Z. T. 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 of the Committee Against Torture under article 22 of the
Convention
1.1
The complainant in the case dated 4 January 2000 is Z. T. She submits the
case on behalf of her brother, R. T., an Algerian citizen born on 16 July 1967. She
claims that her brother is a victim of violations by Australia of article 3 of the
Convention against Torture and Other Cruel Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or
Punishment. She is represented by counsel.
1.2
On 26 January 2000, the Committee forwarded the complaint to the State party
for comments and requested it, under Rule 108, paragraph 1, of the Committee’s rules
of procedure, not to return the complainant to Algeria while his complaint was under

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