United Nations


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

Distr.: General

27 May 2021

Original: English

Committee against Torture

Decision adopted by the Committee under article 22 of the Convention, concerning communication No. 785/2016 * , **

Communication submitted by:D.L. (represented by counsel, Patrick Bazanye)

Alleged victim:The complainant

State party:Sweden

Date of complaint:24 November 2016 (initial submission)

Substantive issues:Deportation to Uganda; risk of being subjected to treatment contrary to article 3 of the Convention on the grounds of the author’s homosexuality

At its meeting on 28 April 2021, the Committee, having been informed that since the expulsion order against the complainant had become time-barred and that he could then submit a new asylum application in Sweden, decided to discontinue the examination of communication No. 785/2016 on the understanding that the complainant 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.