Convention against Torture
and Other Cruel, Inhuman
or Degrading Treatment
27 June 2019
Committee against Torture
Decision adopted by the Committee under article 22 of the
Convention, concerning communication No. 772/2016*, **
Communication submitted by:
K.L. (represented by counsel, John Sweeney)
Date of complaint:
26 August 2016 (initial submission)
Risk of torture and ill-treatment upon deportation
to Sri Lanka
At its meeting on 3 May 2019, the Committee, having received no comments from
the complainant’s counsel on the State party’s observations on the merits, despite a
reminder to provide such comments, and taking into account that the counsel had
subsequently withdrawn the complaint as he had lost contact with the complainant, decided
to discontinue the consideration of communication No. 772/2016.
* Adopted by the Committee at its sixty-sixth session (23 April–17 May 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, Sébastien Touzé, Bakhtiyar Tuzmukhamedov and Honghong Zhang.