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. 646/2014*, **
Communication submitted by:
M.B. (represented by counsel, John Sweeney)
Date of complaint:
13 November 2014 (initial submission)
Risk of torture upon deportation to Sri Lanka
At its meeting on 15 November 2019, the Committee, having received a request from the
complainant’s counsel to discontinue the communication following the deportation of the
complainant, and taking into account the fact that the counsel has lost contact with him and
has no possibility of re-establishing such contact, decided to discontinue the examination of
communication No. 646/2014.
* 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.