CAT/C/70/D/684/2015 United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment Distr.: General 10 February 2021 Original: English Committee against Torture Decision adopted by the Committee under article 22 of the Convention, concerning communication No. 684/2015*, ** Communication submitted by: J.S. (represented by Stewart Istvanffy) Alleged victim: The complainant State party: Canada Date of complaint: 28 May 2015 (initial submission) Substantive issues: Deportation to Sri Lanka; risk of torture On 30 December 2020, the Committee, having been informed that the complainant had been granted permanent residence in the State party, decided to discontinue the examination of communication No. 684/2015, on the understanding that the complainant would be entitled to submit a new communication to the Committee in the event of a renewed risk of forcible removal from the State party’s territory. * 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. GE.21-01799(E)

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