United Nations

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

Distr.: General
12 June 2019
Original: English

Committee against Torture

Decision adopted by the Committee under article 22 of the
Convention, concerning communication No. 760/2016*, **
Communication submitted by:

K. and K. (represented by counsel, Mr. Verbaas)

Alleged victims:

The complainants

State party:


Date of complaint:

20 May 2016 (initial submission)

Substantive issue:

Risk of torture upon deportation to Sierra Leone

At its meeting on 3 May 2019, the Committee, having been informed that the
complainants, who are mother and daughter, had received regular residence permits valid
until 2023, decided to discontinue the consideration of communication No. 760/2016.

* 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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