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Ms. Nathalie Gettliffe v. Canada, Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, Opinion No. 1/2007, U.N. Doc. A/HRC/7/4/Add.1 at 56 (2007).




Communication: addressed to the Government on 11 August 2006.

Concerning: Ms. Nathalie Gettliffe.

The State has ratified the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

1. (Same text as paragraph 1 of Opinion No. 32/2006.)

2. The Working Group conveys its appreciation to the Government for having provided the requested information.

3. The Working Group further notes that the source informed the Group that Nathalie Gettliffe, who had been sentenced in Canada to 16 months imprisonment on charges of abducting two of her children from their father, was returned to France in December 2006 to serve the remainder of her term. On 13 January 2007, Ms. Gettliffe was released under judicial surveillance by a judge of Evry. She is, therefore, no longer in detention.

4. Having examined all the information submitted to it and without prejudging the arbitrary nature of the detention, the Working Group, on the basis of paragraph 17 (a) of its methods of work, decides to file the case.

Adopted on 8 May 2007.



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