Convention against Torture
and Other Cruel, Inhuman
or Degrading Treatment
11 January 2019
Committee against Torture
Decision adopted by the Committee under article 22 of the
Convention, concerning communication No. 859/2018*, **
Communication submitted by:
Date of complaint:
15 January 2018 (initial submission)
Risk of torture upon deportation to Pakistan
At its meeting on 15 November 2018, the Committee, having ascertained that the
complainant had submitted a new pending asylum application in Sweden, and that the
expulsion order against him in Sweden had become time-barred, decided to discontinue the
consideration of communication No. 859/2018, on the understanding that the complainant
would be entitled to submit a new communication to it in the event of a renewed risk of
forcible removal from the State party’s territory.
* 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. Mr.
Hani disassociated himself from the decision.