CAT/C/68/D/773/2016

United Nations

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

Distr.: General
3 January 2020
Original: English

Committee against Torture

Decision adopted by the Committee under article 22 of the
Convention, concerning communication No. 773/2016*, **
Communication submitted by:

E.I.M. et al. (represented by counsel, Robert
Nyström)

Alleged victims:

The complainants

State party:

Sweden

Date of complaint:

10 October 2016 (initial submission)

Substantive issue:

Risk to life, or risk of torture or inhuman or
degrading treatment upon deportation to Nigeria
(non-refoulement)

At its meeting on 15 November 2019, the Committee, having ascertained that the
complainants had submitted new pending asylum applications in Sweden, and that the
expulsion orders against them became time-barred on 10 June 2019, decided to discontinue
the examination of communication No. 773/2016, on the understanding that the complainants
would be entitled to submit a new communication to it, with a request for interim measures,
in case of facing a renewed risk of forcible removal from the State party’s territory.

* Adopted by the Committee at its sixty-eighth session (11 November–6 December 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, Sébastien Touzé and Bakhtiyar Tuzmukhamedov.

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