COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE L. B. v. Spain Communication No. 9/1991 18 November 1991 CAT/C/7/D/9/1991 * ADMISSIBILITY Submitted by: Mr. L. B. (name deleted) Alleged victim: The author State party concerned: Spain Date of communication: 16 September 1991 Documentation reference: Prior Decisions - none Date of present decision: 18 November 1991 The Committee against Torture, established under article 17 of the Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, Meeting on 18 November 1991, Adopts the following: Decision on admissibility 1. The author of the communication (dated 16 September 1991) is L. B., a lawyer residing in Spain. He claims to be a victim of article 1 of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment because of the degrading and humiliating treatment he allegedly receives from Spanish judges and magistrates in retaliation for having brought charges against them. 2. Before considering any claims contained in a communication, the Committee against Torture must decide whether or not it is admissible under article 22 of the Convention.