Convention against Torture
and Other Cruel, Inhuman
or Degrading Treatment
9 January 2018
Committee against Torture
Decision adopted by the Committee under article 22 of the
Convention, concerning communication No. 707/2015*, **
Communication submitted by:
T.K. (represented by counsel, John Sweeney)
Date of complaint:
14 October 2015 (initial submission)
Risk of torture upon deportation to Sri Lanka
At its meeting on 6 November 2017, the Committee, having ascertained that the
complainant had left Australia and that his counsel had been unable to establish contact
with him, decided to discontinue the consideration of communication No. 707/2015.
* Adopted by the Committee at its sixty-second session (6 November–6 December 2017).
** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication:
Essadia Belmir, Alessio Bruni, Felice Gaer, Abdelwahab Hani, Claude Heller Rouassant, Jens
Modvig, Ana Racu, Sébastien Touzé and Kening Zhang.