United Nations


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

Distr.: General

21 March 2022

Original: English

Committee against Torture

Decision adopted by the Committee under article 22 of the Convention, concerning communication No. 974/2019 * , **

Communication submitted by:P.T. (represented by counsel, John Sweeney)

Alleged victim:The complainant

State party:Australia

Date of complaint:20 December 2019 (initial submission)

Substantive issue s :Deportation to Sri Lanka; risk of torture

At its meeting on 14 July 2021, the Committee, not having received comments from the complainant’s counsel on the State party’s observations, despite sending two reminders to that effect, and in the light of the subsequent withdrawal of the complaint by the counsel as he had lost contact with the author, decided to discontinue the consideration of communication No. 974/2019.