CAT/C/55/D/553/2013 United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment Distr.: General 5 October 2015 English Original: French Committee against Torture Communication No. 553/2013 Decision adopted by the Committee at its fifty-fifth session (27 July-14 August 2015) Submitted by: X represented by Track Impunity Always (TRIAL) Alleged victim: The complainant State party: Burundi Date of complaint: 10 May 2013 (initial submission) Date of decision: 10 August 2015 Subject matter: Torture committed by police officers Procedural issues: None Substantive issues: Torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment; obligation to systematically monitor interrogation practices; obligation of the State party to ensure that its competent authorities conduct a prompt and impartial investigation; right of complaint; right to obtain redress; use of a statement made under torture as evidence in proceedings Articles of the Convention: Articles 2 (para. 1), 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15, read in conjunction with articles 1 and 16 of the Convention [Annex] GE.15-16736 (E) 191115 *1516736* 201115

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