United Nations


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

Distr.: General

29 September 2021

Original: English

Committee against Torture

Decision adopted by the Committee under article 22 of the Convention, concerning communication No. 842/2017 * , **

Communication submitted by:I.M. et al. (represented by counsel, Tomas Fridh)

Alleged victims:The complainants

State party:Sweden

Date of complaint:6 September 2017 (initial submission)

Substantive issues:Deportation to the Russian Federation; risk of torture

At its meeting on 14 July 2021, the Committee – having been informed that since the expulsion order against the complainants had become time-barred, and they could now submit a new asylum application in Sweden – decided to discontinue the examination of communication No. 842/2017 on the understanding that the complainants would be entitled to submit a new communication to the Committee in the event of a renewed risk of forcible removal from the State party’s territory.