CAT/C/67/D/700/2015 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: J.D. Alleged victim: The complainant State party: Switzerland 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. GE.19-17483(E) 

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