CAT/C/52/D/503/2012 United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment Distr.: General 12 June 2014 English Original: French Committee against Torture Communication No. 503/2012 Decision adopted by the Committee at its fifty-second session (28 April– 23 May 2014) GE.14-04314 (E) Submitted by: Boniface Ntikarahera, represented by Track Impunity Always (TRIAL) Alleged victim: The complainant State party: Burundi Date of complaint: 12 April 2012 (initial submission) Date of decision: 12 May 2014 Subject matter: Torture committed by police officers Procedural issues: – Substantive issues: Torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment; obligation to systematically monitor interrogation techniques and practices; obligation of the State party to ensure that the competent authorities conduct a prompt and impartial investigation; right to lodge a complaint; right to redress Articles of the Convention: Articles 2 (para. 1), 11, 12, 13 and 14, read in conjunction with articles 1 and 16 of the Convention 240614 270614 *1404314*

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