United Nations

Convention against Torture
and Other Cruel, Inhuman
or Degrading Treatment
or Punishment
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Distr.: General
19 December 2018
Original: English

Committee against Torture

Decision adopted by the Committee under article 22 of the
Convention, concerning communication No. 756/2016 *, **
Communication submitted by:

Mr. T. T. P. (represented by counsel Mr. John
Phillip Sweeney)

Alleged victim:

The complainant

State party:


Date of complaint:

25 May 2016 (initial submission)

Document references:

Decision taken pursuant to rule 115 of the
Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to
the State party on 28 June 2016

Date of the present decision:

14 November 2018

Subject matter:

Deportation to Vietnam

Procedural issues:

Lack of substantiation of claims; non-exhaustion
of domestic remedies; incompatibility with the

Substantive issues:

Risk to life and risk of torture or ill-treatment in
the event of deportation to country of origin

Article of the Convention:


Adopted by the Committee at its sixty-fifth session (12 November – 7 December 2018).
The following members of the Committee have participated in the consideration of the
communication: Essadia Belmir, Felice Gaer, Abdelwahab Hani, Claude Heller, Jens Modvig, Ana
Racu, Diego Rodríguez-Pinzón, Sébastien Touzé, Bakhtiyar Tuzmukhamedov and Honghong Zhang.




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