United Nations

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

Distr.: General
13 August 2018
Original: English

Committee against Torture
Decision adopted by the Committee under article 22 of the Convention,
concerning Communication No. Communication No. 744/2016 **’**


Submitted by:

H.A. (represented by counsel, Viktoria Nyström)

Alleged victim(s):

The complainant

State party:


Date of complaint:

8 April 2016 (initial submission)

Date of adoption of decision:

11 May 2018

Subject matter:

Deportation to Iraq

Substantive issue(s):


Procedural issue(s):

Examination by another procedure of international
investigation or settlement, level of substantiation of

Article(s) of the Convention:


Adopted by the Committee at its sixty-third session (23 April – 18 May 2018).
The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication:
Essadia Belmir, Felice Gaer, Abdelwahab Hani, Claude Heller-Rouassant, Ana Racu, Diego
Rodríguez-Pinzón, Sébastien Touzé, Bakhtiyar Tuzmukhamedov and Honghong Zhang



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