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

Alleged victims:

The complainants

State party:


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

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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