CAT/C/42/D/261/2005
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Date of present decision:

8 May 2009

Subject matter: Ill-treatment of the complainant by police officials in the course of the
execution of an eviction order and subsequent failure to obtain redress and compensation.
Procedural issues: article 22, paragraph 5 (b)
Substantive issues: Cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment; the right to a
prompt and impartial investigation, wherever there is reasonable ground to believe that cruel,
inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment has been committed; the right to complain to, and
to have a case promptly and impartially examined by the competent authorities; the right to fair
and adequate compensation.
Articles of the Convention: article 16, paragraph 1, read separately or in conjunction with
articles 12 and 13, and article 14, read separately or in conjunction with article 16, paragraph 1.

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