United Nations

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

Distr.: General
9 January 2018
Original: English

Committee against Torture

Decision adopted by the Committee under article 22 of the
Convention, concerning communication No. 597/2014*, **
Communication submitted by:

K.D.S. (represented by counsel, Marie-Pierre

Alleged victim:

The complainant

State party:


Date of complaint:

22 April 2014 (initial submission)

Substantive issue:

Risk of torture upon deportation to Togo

At its meeting on 6 November 2017, the Committee, not having received the
complainant’s comments on the State party’s observations, despite sending three reminders
to that effect, and therefore being unable to continue the proceedings, decided to
discontinue the consideration of communication No. 597/2014.

* Adopted by the Committee at its sixty-second session (6 November–6 December 2017).
** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication:
Essadia Belmir, Alessio Bruni, Felice Gaer, Abdelwahab Hani, Claude Heller Rouassant, Jens
Modvig, Ana Racu, Sébastien Touzé and Khening Zhang.



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