United Nations

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

Distr.: General
13 January 2012
Original: English

Committee against Torture

Communication No. 327/2007
Decision adopted by the Committee at its forty-seventh session, 31
October to 25 November 2011


Submitted by:

Régent Boily (represented by counsel,
Christian Deslauriers and Philippe

Alleged victim:

The complainant

State party:


Date of the complaint:

4 July 2007 (initial submission)

Date of decision:

14 November 2011

Subject matter:

Extradition of the complainant to Mexico to
serve a prison sentence for drug trafficking

Procedural issues:

Non-exhaustion of domestic remedies;
allegations insufficiently substantiated;
failure to show prima facie violation of article
3; lack of a personal, real and specific risk of
torture in Mexico

Substantive issue:

Risk of torture in the case of extradition of
the complainant

Articles of the Convention:

3 and 22

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