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. 714/2015*, **
Communication submitted by:
K.V. (represented by counsel, John Sweeney)
Date of complaint:
2 September 2015 (initial submission)
Risk of torture upon deportation to Sri Lanka
At its meeting on 10 November 2017, the Committee, having ascertained that the
complainant had left Australia, returned to Sri Lanka and ceased communication with his
counsel, who had been unable to contact him, decided to discontinue the consideration of
communication No. 714/2015.
* 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.