CAT/C/37/D/262/2005
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ANNEX
DECISION OF THE COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE UNDER ARTICLE 22 OF THE
CONVENTION AGAINST TORTURE AND OTHER CRUEL, INHUMAN OR
DEGRADING TREATMENT OR PUNISHMENT
Thirty-seventh session
Concerning
Communication No. 262/2005
Submitted by:

V. L. (not represented by counsel)

Alleged victim:

The complainant

State Party:

Switzerland

Date of complaint:

12 January 2005 (initial submission)

The Committee against Torture, established under Article 17 of the Convention against
Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment,
Meeting on 20 November 2006,
Having concluded its consideration of complaint No. 262/2005, submitted to the
Committee against Torture by V. L. under article 22 of the Convention against Torture and
Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment,
Having taken into account all information made available to it by the complainant,
Adopts the following decision under article 22, paragraph 7, of the Convention against
Torture.
1.1 The complainant isV. L., born in 1946, a Belarusian citizen currently living in
Switzerland, pending her return to Belarus. She does not invoke specific provisions of the
Convention against torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment,
but her complaint appears to raise issues under article 3 thereof. She is not represented by
counsel.
1.2 On 14 January 2005, the Committee, through its Rapporteur on New Complaints and
Interim Measures, transmitted the complaint to the State party and requested it, under Rule
108, paragraph 1, of its rules of procedure, not to return the complainant to Belarus while her
case is under consideration by the Committee. The Rapporteur indicated that this request
could be reviewed in the light of new arguments presented by the State party. The State party
acceded to this request by note of 25 February 2005.

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