United Nations

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

Distr.: General
10 February 2021
Original: English

Committee against Torture

Decision adopted by the Committee under article 22 of the
Convention, concerning communication No. 638/2014*, **
Communication submitted by:

V.A. (not represented by counsel)

Alleged victim:

The complainant

State party:


Date of complaint:

20 November 2014 (initial submission)

Substantive issues:

Torture; lack of investigation

On 30 December 2020, the Committee, not having received comments from the
complainant on the State party’s observations, despite sending at least four reminders to that
effect, decided to discontinue the examination of communication No. 638/2014.

* Adopted by the Committee intersessionally on 30 December 2020.
** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication:
Essadia Belmir, Claude Heller, Erdogan Iscan, Liu Huawen, Jens Modvig, Ilvija Puce, Diego
Rodríguez-Pinzón, Sébastien Touzé and Bakhtiyar Tuzmukhamedov.


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