L.O. (name withheld) v. Canada, Communication No.
U.N. Doc. CAT/C/24/D/95/1997 (2000).
Communication No. 95/1997
Submitted by: L.O. (name withheld) [represented by counsel]
Alleged victim: The author
State party: Canada
Date of communication: 23 October 1997
The Committee against Torture, established under article 17 of the
Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading
Treatment or Punishment,
Meeting on 19 May 2000,
Adopts the following:
Decision on admissibility
1.1 The author of the communication is Mr. L.O., a Ghanaian national, born
on 27 December 1967, who was deported after having sought asylum in
Canada. He claims that his deportation to Ghana constitutes a violation by
Canada of the Convention. He is represented by counsel.
1.2 In accordance with article 22, paragraph 3 of the Convention, the
Committee transmitted the communication to the State party on 19
November 1997. At the same time, The Committee requested the State party
pursuant to rule 108, paragraph 9 of the Committee's rules of procedure, not
to expel the author to Ghana while his communication was under
consideration. In a submission of 22 January 1998, the State party informed
the Committee that the author had been removed from Canada on 27
October 1997, prior to the receipt by the State party of the communication
and its request for interim measures.
The facts as presented by the author