Convention against Torture
and Other Cruel, Inhuman
or Degrading Treatment
3 January 2020
Committee against Torture
Decision adopted by the Committee under article 22 of the
Convention, concerning communication No. 763/2016*, **
Communication submitted by:
D.M.D. (represented by counsel, John Sweeney)
Date of complaint:
8 August 2016 (initial submission)
Risk of torture upon deportation to Sri Lanka
At its meeting on 15 November 2019, the Committee, having lost contact with the
complainant and therefore being unable to continue the proceedings, decided to discontinue
the examination of communication No. 763/2016.
* 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.