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. 959/2019 * , **

Communication submitted by:O.E. (represented by counsel, Fazil Ahmet Tamer and Nesrin Ulu)

Alleged victim:The complainant

State party:Switzerland

Date of complaint:26 September 2019 (initial submission)

Substantive issues:Deportation to South Africa; risk to life; risk of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment

At its meeting on 28 April 2021, the Committee, having been informed by the complainant’s counsel that the State party’s authorities had accepted the stay of the complainant in Switzerland on humanitarian grounds, and that his asylum application would be re-examined on the merits by the State party’s authorities, and having noted the subsequent withdrawal of the communication by the counsel, decided to discontinue the examination of communication No. 959/2019, on the understanding that the complainant would be entitled to present a new communication, if necessary.