United Nations

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

Distr.: General
28 January 2021
Original: English

Committee against Torture

Decision adopted by the Committee under article 22 of the
Convention, concerning communication No. 741/2016*, **
Communication submitted by:

J.L. (represented by counsel, Rachel Benaroch)

Alleged victim:

The complainant

State party:


Date of complaint:

18 April 2016 (initial submission)

Substantive issues:

Deportation of the complainant to Sri Lanka; risk
of torture

On 30 December 2020, the Committee, having been informed that the complainant
had been granted permanent residence in Canada on 19 July 2019, decided to discontinue the
consideration of communication No. 741/2016, on the understanding that the complainant
was no longer at risk of deportation to Sri Lanka and that, therefore, the communication had
become moot.

* 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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