United Nations

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

Distr.: General
22 June 2012
Original: French

Committee against Torture

Communication No. 370/2009
Decision adopted by the Committee against Torture at its forty-eighth
session, 7 May–1 June 2012

GE.12-43638 (E)

Submitted by:

E.L. (represented by counsel, Mr. Carlos

Alleged victim:

The complainant

State party:


Date of complaint:

14 January 2009 (initial submission)

Date of decision:

21 May 2012

Subject matter:

Risk of deportation of complainant to Haiti

Procedural issues:

Inadmissibility ratione materiae and ratione

Substantive issues:

Deportation of a person to another State
where there are substantial grounds for
believing that he would be in danger of being
subjected to torture

Articles of the Convention:

3 and 22

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