Convention against Torture
and Other Cruel, Inhuman
or Degrading Treatment
13 January 2020
Committee against Torture
Decision adopted by the Committee under article 22 of the
Convention, concerning communication No. 821/2017*, **
Communication submitted by:
B.B. (represented by counsel, Alfred Ngoyi Wa
Date of complaint:
10 April 2017 (initial submission)
Risk of torture upon deportation to the
Democratic Republic of the Congo
At its meeting on 15 November 2019, the Committee, not having received the complainant’s
comments on the State party’s observations, despite sending three reminders to that effect to
his counsel, and having lost direct contact with the complainant, decided to discontinue the
examination of communication No. 821/2017.
* Adopted by the Committee at its sixty-eighth session (11 November–6 December 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 and Bakhtiyar Tuzmukhamedov.