Convention against Torture
and Other Cruel, Inhuman
or Degrading Treatment
4 June 2019
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)
Date of complaint:
10 January 2017 (initial submission)
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.