United Nations


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

Distr.: General

8 February 2022

Original: English

Committee against Torture

Decision adopted by the Committee under article 22 of the Convention, concerning communication No. 751/2016 * , **

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

Alleged victim:The complainant

State party:Australia

Date of complaint:28 April 2016 (initial submission)

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

At its meeting on 12 November 2021, the Committee, not having received comments from the complainant’s counsel on the State party’s observations, and having received a request from the complainant’s counsel to discontinue the communication as he had lost contact with the complainant, decided to discontinue the examination of communication No. 751/2016.