CAT/C/53/D/514/2012 United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment Distr.: General 13 January 2015 English Original: French Committee against Torture Communication No. 514/2012 Decision adopted by the Committee at its fifty-third session (3–28 November 2014) GE.15-00394 (E) Submitted by: Déogratias Niyonzima, represented by Track Impunity Always (TRIAL) Alleged victim: The author State party: Burundi Date of complaint: 23 July 2012 (initial submission) Date of the present decision: 21 November 2014 Subject matter: Torture committed by police officers; failure to investigate; lack of redress Procedural issues: Examination of the same matter under another procedure of international investigation or settlement; exhaustion of domestic remedies Substantive issues: Torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment; measures to prevent torture; systematic review of arrangements for custody and treatment of detainees; State party’s obligation to ensure that its competent authorities proceed to a prompt and impartial investigation; right of complaint; right to redress; prohibition on the use of statements obtained under torture as evidence in proceedings Articles of the Convention: Articles 2 (para.1), 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15, read in conjunction with articles 1 and 16 of the Convention; article 22 (para. 5 (a) and (b)) of the Convention 120215 120215 

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