United Nations

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

Distr.: Restricted*
1 July 2011
Original: French

Committee against Torture
Forty-sixth session
9 May–3 June 2011

Communication No. 399/2009
Submitted by:

F.M-M. (represented by counsel, Bureau de
conseil pour les Africains francophones de la
Suisse (Office of Counsel for Frenchspeaking Africans in Switzerland)

Alleged victim:

The complainant

State party:


Date of complaint:

9 September 2009 (initial submission)

Date of decision:

26 May 2011

Subject matter:

Expulsion of the complainant to the Republic
of the Congo

Procedural issues:

Exhaustion of domestic remedies

Substantive issues:


Articles of the Convention:

3, 22, paragraph (b)

Rules of Procedure:

107 (e)


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