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. 919/2019 * , **

Communication submitted by:A.H. (represented by counsel, Rebecca Ahlstrand and Ruth Nordström)

Alleged victim:The complainant

State party:Sweden

Date of complaint:1 March 2019 (initial submission)

Substantive issues:Deportation to Afghanistan; risk of torture

At its meeting on 28 April 2021, the Committee, having been informed that the expulsion order against the complainant had become statute-barred on 20 April 2020 and that he could submit a new application for asylum in Sweden, decided to discontinue the examination of communication No. 919/2019, on the understanding that the complainant would be entitled to submit a new communication to the Committee should he face a renewed risk of forcible removal from the State party’s territory.