United Nations

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

Distr.: General
10 October 2019
Original: English

Committee against Torture

Decision adopted by the Committee under article 22 of the
Convention, concerning communication No. 700/2015*, **, ***
Communication submitted by:


Alleged victim:

The complainant

State party:


Date of complaint:

8 September 2015 (initial submission)

Substantive issue:

Risk of torture upon deportation to Italy under
the Dublin III Regulation

At its meeting on 26 July 2019, the Committee, having received the State party’s
request for discontinuance, noted that the complainant’s asylum proceedings had been
reopened by a decision dated 6 November 2018, which involved a merits assessment of his
asylum request. At the same meeting, the Committee, in the light of the statutory stay of
removal in force for the duration of the proceedings, decided to discontinue the
examination of communication No. 700/2015.

* Adopted by the Committee at its sixty-seventh session (22 July–9 August 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 and Sébastien Touzé.
*** Mr. Hani expressed reservation about the decision, without entering an individual opinion pursuant to
rule 119 of the Committee’s rules of procedure.



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