CAT/C/71/D/792/2016 United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment Distr.: General 31 August 2021 Original: English Committee against Torture Decision adopted by the Committee under article 22 of the Convention, concerning communication No. 792/2016*, ** Communication submitted by: H.S. (represented by the Danish Refugee Council) Alleged victim: The complainant State party: Denmark Date of complaint: 19 December 2016 (initial submission) Document references: Decisions taken pursuant to rules 114 and 115 of the Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to the State party on 20 December 2016 (not issued in document form). Date of adoption of present decision: 19 July 2021 Subject matter: Deportation to Uganda Procedural issue: Admissibility – manifestly ill-founded Substantive issues: Non-refoulement; torture Article of the Convention: 3 1.1 The complainant is H.S., a national of Uganda born in 1977. She claims that the State party would violate her rights under article 3 of the Convention if it removed her to Uganda. The State party has made the declaration pursuant to article 22 (1) of the Convention, effective from 27 May 1987. The complainant is represented by counsel, the Danish Refugee Council. 1.2 On 19 December 2016, the complainant requested that the Committee grant interim measures. On 20 December 2016, pursuant to rule 114 of its rules of procedure, the Committee, acting through its Rapporteur on new complaints and interim measures, requested the State party to refrain from returning the complainant to Uganda while her communication was under consideration by the Committee. On 21 March 2019, the Committee denied the State party’s request to lift the interim measures. * Adopted by the Committee at its seventy-first session (12–30 July 2021). ** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication: Essadia Belmir, Claude Heller, Erdoğan İşcan, Liu Huawen, Ilvija Pūce, Ana Racu, Diego RodríguezPinzón, Sébastien Touzé and Bakhtiyar Tuzmukhamedov. Pursuant to rule 109, read in conjunction with rule 15, of the Committee’s rules of procedure, and paragraph 10 of the guidelines on the independence and impartiality of members of the human rights treaty bodies (the Addis Ababa guidelines), Peter Vedel Kessing did not participate in the examination of the communication. GE.21-12067(E)

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