United Nations

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

Distr.: General
10 January 2019
Original: English

Committee against Torture

Decision adopted by the Committee under article 22 of the
Convention, concerning communication No. 679/2015*, **
Communication submitted by:

A.S. (represented by counsel, Rajwinder S.

Alleged victim:

The complainant

State party:


Date of complaint:

14 May 2015 (initial submission)

Substantive issue:

Risk of torture upon deportation to India

At its meeting on 15 November 2018, the Committee, taking into account the fact
that the complainant had become a permanent resident in Canada under the spousal
sponsorship programme, not having received any replies from the complainant despite
sending him several reminders and therefore being unable to continue the proceedings,
decided to discontinue the consideration of communication No. 679/2015.

* Adopted by the Committee at its sixty-fifth session (12 November–7 December 2018).
** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication:
Abdelwahab Hani, Jens Modvig, Diego Rodríguez-Pinzón, Sébastien Touzé and Bakhtiyar



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