United Nations

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

Distr. General
9 July 2012

Original: English

Committee against Torture

Communication No. 382/2009
Decision adopted by the Committee at its forty-eighth session, 7 May–1
June 2012


Submitted by:

M.D.T. (unrepresented)

Alleged victim:

The complainant

State party:


Date of complaint:

11 April 2009 (initial submission)

Date of decision:

14 May 2012

Subject matter:

Deportation of the complainant from
Switzerland to the Democratic Republic of
Congo; risk of torture and cruel, inhuman or
degrading treatment

Procedural issues:


Substantive issues:

Risk of torture following deportation; risk of
cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
following deportation

Articles of the Convention:

3, paragraph 1

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