CAT/C/39/D/304/2006 Page 2 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.