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:


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.


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