United Nations


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

Distr.: General

2 October 2018

Original: English

Committee against Torture

Decision adopted by the Committee under article 22 of the Convention, concerning communication No. 803/2017 * , **

Communication submitted by:A.E.M. (represented by counsel, Alison Battisson)

Alleged victim:The complainant

State party:Australia

Date of complaint:3 February 2017 (initial submission)

Substantive issue:Risk of inhuman and degrading treatment in case of deportation to Afghanistan

At its meeting on 3 August 2018, the Committee, having been informed by the complainant’s counsel that the complainant had been deported, that counsel had lost contact with the complainant and had, accordingly, withdrawn the complaint as it was impossible for her to comment on the State party’s observations, decided to discontinue the consideration of communication No. 803/2017.