CAT/C/52/D/402/2009 United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment Distr.: General 13 June 2014 English Original: French Committee against Torture Communication No. 402/2009 Decision adopted by the Committee at its fifty-second session (28 April– 23 May 2014) Submitted by: Nouar Abdelmalek (represented by Philip Grant of Track Impunity Always (TRIAL) – Swiss Association against Impunity) Alleged victim: Nouar Abdelmalek State party: Algeria Date of complaint: 17 July 2009 (initial submission) Date of previous decision: 18 November 2013 (admissibility) Date of present decision: 23 May 2014 Subject matter: Torture in detention for the purpose of obtaining confessions Procedural issues: None Substantive issues: Torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment; obligation to systematically monitor interrogation rules and practices; obligation to conduct a prompt and impartial investigation; right to an effective remedy; right to compensation; prohibition against using confessions obtained under torture Articles of the Covenant: 1, 2 (para. 1), 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15; and, alternatively, article 16 [Annex] GE.14-05037 (E) 260614 270614 *1405037*

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