United Nations


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

Distr.: General

14 September 2021

Original: English

Committee against Torture

Decision adopted by the Committee under article 22 of the Convention, concerning communication No. 779/2016 * , **

Communication submitted by:K.L.P. and N.L.P. (represented by counsel, John Sweeney)

Alleged victim s :The complainants

State party:Australia

Date of complaint:29 July 2016 (initial submission)

Substantive issue:Risk of torture upon deportation to Sri Lanka

At its meeting on 14 July 2021, the Committee, not having received comments from the complainants’ counsel on the State party’s observations, followed by a request to withdraw the communication by the counsel as he had lost contact with the complainants, decided to discontinue the examination of communication No. 779/2016.