United Nations

Convention against Torture
and Other Cruel, Inhuman
or Degrading Treatment
or Punishment
Advance unedited version

Distr.: General
16 August 2019
Original: English

Committee against Torture

Decision adopted by the Committee under article 22 of the
Convention, concerning Communication No. 857/2017*’**


Communication submitted by:

Cevdet Ayaz (represented by counsels, Mr.
Kovacevic and Ms. Trkulja, Belgrade Centre
for Human Rights)

Alleged victim:

The complainant

State party:


Date of complaint:

7 December 2017 (initial submission)

Document references:

Decision taken pursuant to rules 114 and 115
of the Committee’s rules of procedure,
transmitted to the State party on 11 December
2017 (not issued in document form)

Date of present decision:

2 August 2019

Subject matter:

Risk of torture in the event of deportation to
country of origin (non-refoulement);
prevention of torture

Substantive issue:

Deportation of the complainant from Serbia
to Turkey

Procedural issues:
Articles of the Convention:

3 and 15

Adopted by the Committee at its sixty-seventh session (22 July - 9 August 2019)
The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication:
Essadia Belmir, Felice Gaer, Abdelwahab Hani, Claude Heller Rouassant, Jens Modvig, Ana Racu,
Diego Rodríguez-Pinzón, Sébastien Touzé and Bakhtiyar Tuzmukhamedov.



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