CAT (2018) Joyce Nakato Nakawunde v. Canada, No. 615/2014, 3 August 2018.

  • Category: Case Law
  • Source: Other
  • Subject: Deportation,Discretion,Asylum/Refugee,Discrimination,Documentation status,Homophobia,Law/Legistation,Lesbian,Religion,Sexual Orientation,Violence
  • Place: Uganda
  • Year: 2018
  • URL: CAT-2018-Joyce-Nakato-Nakawunde-v.pdf
The complainant is Joyce Nakato Nakawunde, a national of Uganda born on 13 April 1966. She submits the communication on her behalf and on behalf of her 11-year-old daughter, Sanyu, born in Canada on 14 May 2004. The complainant, who claims to be a lesbian, is subject to forcible removal from Canada to Uganda, as she overstayed her student visa.1 She claims that her forcible removal to Uganda would constitute a violation by Canada of articles 1 and 3 of the Convention. She fears that she will be arrested, tortured and eventually killed by the Ugandan police and anti-gay mobs if returned. The complainant is not represented by counsel.