United Nations


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

Distr.: General

10 February 2021

Original: English

Committee against Torture

Decision adopted by the Committee under article 22 of the Convention, concerning communication No. 638/2014 * , **

Communication submitted by:V.A. (not represented by counsel)

Alleged victim:The complainant

State party:Kazakhstan

Date of complaint:20 November 2014 (initial submission)

Substantive issue s :Torture; lack of investigation

On 30 December 2020, the Committee, not having received comments from the complainant on the State party’s observations, despite sending at least four reminders to that effect, decided to discontinue the examination of communication No. 638/2014.