CAT/C/20/D/59/1996 page 2 ANNEX DRAFT VIEWS OF THE COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE UNDER ARTICLE 22, PARAGRAPH 7, OF THE CONVENTION AGAINST TORTURE AND OTHER CRUEL, INHUMAN OR DEGRADING TREATMENT OR PUNISHMENT TWENTIETH SESSION concerning Communication No. 59/1996 Submitted by: Encarnación Blanco Abad (represented by counsel) Alleged victim: The author State party: Spain Date of communication: 12 February 1996 Date of decision on admissibility: 28 April 1997 The Committee against Torture, established under article 17 of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, Meeting on 14 May 1998, Having concluded its consideration of communication No. 59/1996, submitted to the Committee against Torture by Mrs. Encarnación Blanco Abad under article 22 of the Convention, Having taken into account all information made available to it by the author of the communication and the State party, Adopts its Views under article 22, paragraph 7, of the Convention. 1. The citizen. 13 and 15 Degrading author of the communication is Encarnación Blanco Abad, 1 a Spanish She claims to be the victim of violations by Spain of articles 12, of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Treatment or Punishment. She is represented by counsel. An earlier communication submitted on behalf of the author and her 1/ husband (communication No. 10/1993) was declared inadmissible by the Committee on 14 November 1994 for failure to exhaust domestic remedies.