CAT/C/57/D/551/2013 United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment Distr.: General 9 August 2016 English Original: French Committee against Torture Decision adopted by the Committee under article 22 of the Convention, concerning communication No. 551/2013*,** Communication submitted by: Taoufik Elaïba (represented by TRIAL (Track Impunity Always) and Christian Action for the Abolition of Torture (ACAT-France)) Alleged victim: The complainant State party: Tunisia Date of communication: 11 June 2013 (initial submission) Date of decision: 6 May 2016 Subject matter: Torture and ill-treatment by State authorities Procedural issues: None Substantive issues: Torture; cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment; measures to prevent torture; systematic review of arrangements for custody and treatment of detainees; State party’s obligation to ensure that its competent authorities proceed to a prompt and impartial investigation; right of complaint; right to redress; prohibition of the use of statements obtained under torture as evidence in proceedings Articles of the Convention: 1, 2, 11 to 16 and 22 * Adopted by the Committee at its fifty-seventh session (18 April-13 May 2016). ** The following members of the Committee took part in the consideration of the communication: Essadia Belmir, Alessio Bruni, Felice Gaer, Claude Heller-Rouassant, Jens Modvig, Sapana PradhanMalla, Ana Racu, Sébastien Touzé and Kening Zhang. GE.16-13706 (E) 010916 060916 

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