United Nations


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

Distr.: General

31 July 2023

Original: English

Committee against Torture

Decision adopted by the Committee under article 22 of the Convention, concerning communication No. 794/2017 * , **

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

Alleged victim :The complainant

State party :Australia

Date of com plaint :15 December 2016

Substantive issues:Deportation to Sri Lanka; risk of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment

At its meeting on 5 May 2023, the Committee, having received a request from the counsel of the complainant to withdraw the complaint on the grounds that he had lost contact with the complainant, decided to discontinue the consideration of communication No. 794/2017.