United Nations

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

Distr.: General
19 June 2019
Original: French

Committee against Torture

Decision adopted by the Committee under article 22 of the
Convention, concerning communication No. 827/2017*, **
Communication submitted by:

Ferhat Erdoğan (represented by counsel, El kbir

Alleged victim:

The complainant

State party:


Date of complaint:

12 June 2017 (initial submission)

Document references:

Decision taken pursuant to rules 114 and 115 of
the Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted
to the State party on 20 June 2017 (not issued in
document form)

Date of present decision:

10 May 2019

Subject matter:

Extradition to Turkey

Procedural issues:

Exhaustion of domestic remedies; inadmissibility
owing to non-substantiation

Substantive issues:

Risk of torture for political reasons upon
extradition (non-refoulement)

Articles of the Convention:


* Adopted by the Committee at its sixty-sixth session (23 April–17 May 2019).
** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication:
Felice Gaer, Abdelwahab Hani, Claude Heller Rouassant, Jens Modvig, Ana Racu, Diego RodríguezPinzón, Sébastien Touzé, Bakhtiyar Tuzmukhamedov and Honghong Zhang. Pursuant to rule 109 of
the Committee’s rules of procedure, Essadia Belmir did not take part in the examination of the present

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