United Nations

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

Distr.: General
2 October 2019
Original: English

Committee against Torture

Decision adopted by the Committee under article 22 of the
Convention, concerning communication No. 906/2018*, **
Communication submitted by:

J.E. et al. (represented by counsels, Ruth
Nordström and Rebecca Ahlstrand)

Alleged victims:

The complainants

State party:


Date of complaint:

5 December 2018 (initial submission)

Substantive issue:

Risk of torture upon deportation to Nigeria

At its meeting on 26 July 2019, the Committee, having been informed that the
removal order against the complainants had become statute-barred on 16 February 2019
and that the complainants had filed a new asylum application in Sweden on 10 April 2019,
decided to discontinue the examination of communication No. 906/2018. The decision of
the Committee was taken on the understanding that the complainants would be entitled to
submit a new communication to the Committee in the event of a renewed risk of forcible
removal from the State party’s territory.

* Adopted by the Committee at its sixty-seventh session (22 July–9 August 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 and Sébastien Touzé.



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