United Nations

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

Distr.: General
18 January 2012
Original: French

Committee against Torture

Communication No. 351/2008
Decision adopted by the Committee at its forty-seventh session,
31 October to 25 November 2011

GE.12-40233 (E)

Submitted by:

E.L. (not represented by counsel)

Alleged victim:

The complainant

State party:


Date of complaint:

9 May 2008 (initial submission)

Date of present decision:

15 November 2011

Subject matter:

Deportation of the complainant to the
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Procedural issues:

Insufficiently substantiated allegations;
failure to establish prima facie violation of
article 3; absence of personal, real and
concrete risk of torture in the Democratic
Republic of the Congo

Substantive issues:

Risk of torture following deportation of the

Articles of the Convention:

3 and 22

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