United Nations

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

Distr.: General
4 July 2012
Original: English/French

Committee against Torture

Communication No. 343/2008
Decision adopted by the Committee at its forty-eighth session, 7 May to
1 June 2012

GE.12-43835 (E)

Submitted by:

Arthur Kasombola Kalonzo

Alleged victim:

The complainant

State party:


Date of complaint:

4 June 2008 (initial submission)

Date of decision:

18 May 2012

Subject matter:

Risk of complainant’s deportation to the
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Procedural issue:

Non-exhaustion of domestic remedies

Substantive issue:

Risk of torture upon return

Article of the Convention:


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