United Nations

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

Distr.: General
2 October 2018
Original: English

Committee against Torture

Decision adopted by the Committee under article 22 of the
Convention, concerning communication No. 724/2016*, **
Communication submitted by:

V.K. and S.K.

Alleged victims:

The complainants

State party:


Date of complaint:

12 December 2015 (initial submission)

Substantive issue:

Risk of torture upon deportation to Sri Lanka

At its meeting on 3 August 2018, the Committee, having received information from
the parties that the State party, by decision of 14 April 2018, had granted the complainants
refugee status, decided to discontinue the consideration of communication No. 724/2016.

* Adopted by the Committee at its sixty-fourth session (23 July–10 August 2018).
** 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, Bakhtiyar Tuzmukhamedov and Honghong Zhang.



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