United Nations

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

Distr.: General
22 January 2018
Original: English

Committee against Torture

Decision adopted by the Committee under article 22 of the
Convention, concerning communication No. 692/2015*, **
Communication submitted by:

Ragulan Thurairajah

Alleged victim:

The complainant

State party:


Date of complaint:

13 July 2015 (initial submission)

Substantive issue:

Risk of torture upon deportation to Sri Lanka

At its meeting on 6 November 2017, the Committee against Torture, having
ascertained that the complainant had voluntarily left the Netherlands on 16 April 2017 and
having received confirmation from his counsel that he agreed with the State party’s request
for discontinuance, decided to discontinue the consideration of communication No.

* 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 Khening Zhang.



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