United Nations

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

Distr.: General
22 January 2020
Original: English

Committee against Torture

Decision adopted by the Committee under article 22 of the
Convention, concerning communication No. 895/2018*, **
Communication submitted by:

S.S. (represented by counsel, Shamili Kugathas)

Alleged victim:

The complainant

State party:


Date of complaint:

25 May 2018 (initial submission)

Substantive issues:

Deportation to Sri Lanka; risk of torture

On 30 December 2020, the Committee, not having received comments from the
complainant’s counsel on the State party’s observations, despite sending a reminder to that
effect, and following the withdrawal of the complaint as counsel had lost contact with the
complainant, decided to discontinue the examination of communication No. 895/2018.

* Adopted by the Committee intersessionally on 30 December 2020.
** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication:
Essadia Belmir, Claude Heller, Erdogan Iscan, Liu Huawen, Jens Modvig, Ilvija Puce, Diego
Rodríguez-Pinzón, Sébastien Touzé and Bakhtiyar Tuzmukhamedov.


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