UNITED
NATIONS

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

Distr.
RESTRICTED*
CAT/C/41/D/323/2007
21 November 2008
ENGLISH
Original: SPANISH

COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE
Forty-first session
(3-21 November 2008)
DECISION
Communication No. 323/2007
Submitted by:

J.H.A.

On behalf of:

P.K. et al.

State party:

Spain

Date of the complaint:

7 May 2007 (initial submission)

Date of the present decision:

10 November 2008

Subject matter:

Detention of 23 Indian immigrants in Mauritania under
Spanish control.

Substantive issues:

-

Procedural issues:

Lack of jurisdiction of the State party, absence of
locus standi, failure to exhaust available domestic remedies

Article of the Convention:

22
[ANNEX]

* Made public by decision of the Committee against Torture.

GE.08-45499 (E) 230109 260109

Select target paragraph3