CAT/C/39/D/304/2006
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ANNEX
DECISION OF THE COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE UNDER ARTICLE 22 OF THE
CONVENTION AGAINST TORTURE AND OTHER, CRUEL, INHUMAN OR
DEGRADING TREATMENT OR PUNISHMENT
Thirty-ninth session
concerning
Communication No. 304/2006
Submitted by:

L. Z. B., on her own behalf and on behalf of
her daughter J. F. Z. (represented by counsel)

Alleged victim:

The complainants

State party:

Canada

Date of the complaint:

6 October 2006

The Committee against Torture, established under article 17 of the Convention against
Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment,
Meeting on 8 November 2007,
Having concluded its consideration of complaint No. 304/2006, submitted on behalf of
L. Z. B. and her daughter J. F. Z. under article 22 of the Convention against Torture and
Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment,
Having taken into account all information made available to it by the complainants and
the State party,
Adopts the following decision of the Committee against Torture under article 22 of the
Convention
1.1 The complainants, L. Z. B. (the complainant) and her daughter J. (daughter), are
Mexican nationals born in 1961 and 1992 respectively. Their application for political asylum
in Canada was rejected in 2006. The complainants claim that their forced return to Mexico
would expose them to the risk of torture or death. They are represented by counsel.
1.2 On 10 October 2006, the Committee, acting through its Rapporteur for new complaints
and interim measures, and under rule 108 of its rules of procedure, refused to act on the
complainants’ request for the Committee to ask the State party to suspend their return.

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