United Nations

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

Distr.: General
4 September 2019
Original: English

Committee against Torture

Decision adopted by the Committee under article 22 of the
Convention, concerning communication No. 665/2015*, **
Communication submitted by:

J.S. (represented by counsel)

Alleged victim:

The complainant

State party:


Date of complaint:

18 March 2015 (initial submission)

Substantive issue:

Risk of torture and ill-treatment upon deportation
to Sri Lanka

At its meeting on 26 July 2019, the Committee, having received a request from the
State party for discontinuance, and noting the fact that the complainant had become a
permanent resident of Canada on 5 March 2018 and that therefore the communication was
moot, decided to discontinue the consideration of communication No. 665/2015.

* 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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