United Nations

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

Distr.: General
7 June 2019
Original: English

Committee against Torture

Decision adopted by the Committee under article 22 of the
Convention, concerning communication No. 777/2016*, **
Communication submitted by:

R.D. et al. (represented by counsel, Stewart

Alleged victims:

The complainants

State party:


Date of complaint:

27 October 2016 (initial submission)

Substantive issue:

Risk of torture upon deportation to India

At its meeting on 3 May 2019, the Committee, having been informed that the
complainants had been granted permanent residence status in Canada, decided to
discontinue the consideration of communication No. 777/2016.

* 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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