CAT UNITED NATIONS Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment Distr. RESTRICTED* CAT/C/20/D/47/1996 19 June 1998 ENGLISH Original: FRENCH COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE Twentieth session (4-22 May 1998) DECISION Communication No. 47/1996 Submitted by: V.V. (name withheld) (represented by counsel) Alleged victim: The author State Party: Canada Date of communication: 15 March 1996 Date of present decision: 19 May 1998 [See annex] * Made public by decision of the Committee against Torture. GE.98-16588 (E)

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