United Nations

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

Distr.: General
4 June 2019
Original: English

Committee against Torture

Decision adopted by the Committee under article 22 of the
Convention, concerning communication No. 797/2017*, **
Communication submitted by:

M.B. (represented by counsel, Stephanie Motz)

Alleged victim:

The complainant

State party:


Date of complaint:

10 January 2017 (initial submission)

Substantive issue:

Risk of torture upon deportation to Ethiopia

At its meeting on 3 May 2019, the Committee, having been informed by counsel in
October 2018 and November 2018 that she was unable to contact the author, and not having
received a response to a request for an update from counsel, decided to discontinue the
consideration of communication No. 797/2017.

* Adopted by the Committee at its sixty-sixth session (23 April–17 May 2019).
** 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. Mr.
Hani expressed reservations about the decision, without entering an individual opinion pursuant to
rule 119 of the Committee’s rules of procedure.



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