Convention against Torture
and Other Cruel, Inhuman
or Degrading Treatment
27 March 2019
Committee against Torture
Decision of the Committee against Torture under article 22 of
the Convention, concerning communication No. 584/2014*, **
Communication submitted by:
B.M. (represented by counsel, Florence Rouiller)
Date of complaint:
20 January 2014 (initial submission)
Risk of torture in the event of return to the
Republic of Moldova
Having been informed by the State party that on 1 May 2018 the complainant had
obtained a residence permit in Switzerland following his marriage to a German national and
that he was consequently no longer at risk of being returned to the Republic of Moldova,
the Committee, meeting on 15 November 2018, found that communication No. 584/2014
had become moot and decided to discontinue consideration of the communication.
* Adopted by the Committee at its sixty-fifth session (12 November–7 December 2018).
** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication:
Essadia Belmir, Felice Gaer, Abdelwahab Hani, Claude Heller Rouassant, Jens Modvig, Ana Racu,
Diego Rodríguez-Pinzón, Sébastien Touzé, Bakhtiyar Tuzmukhamedov and Honghong Zhang.