CAT/C/20/D/59/1996
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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.

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