United Nations

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

Distr.: Restricted*
8 July 2011

Original: English

Committee against Torture
Forty-sixth session
9 May–3 June 2011

Communication No. 379/2009
Submitted by:

Sylvie Bakatu-Bia (represented by counsel,
Emma Persson)

Alleged victim:

The complainant

State party:


Date of complaint:

26 March 2009 (initial submission)

Date of decision:

3 June 2011

Subject matter:

Deportation of the complainant to
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Procedural issues:

Insufficient substantiation

Substantive issues:

Prohibition of refoulement

Articles of the Convention:





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