United Nations


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

Distr.: General

22 March 2022

Original: English

Committee against Torture

Decision adopted by the Committee under article 22 of the Convention, concerning communication No. 853/2017 * , **

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

Alleged victim:The complainant

State party:Australia

Date of complaint:22 November 2017 (initial submission)

Substantive issue s :Deportation to Sri Lanka; risk of torture and other ill-treatment

At its meeting on 14 July 2021, the Committee, not having received comments from the complainant’s counsel on the State party’s observations, and in the light of the subsequent withdrawal of the communication by the counsel as he had lost contact with the complainant, decided to discontinue the consideration of communication No. 853/2017.