United Nations


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

Distr.: General

2 October 2019

Original: English

Committee against Torture

Decision adopted by the Committee under article 22 of the Convention, concerning communication No. 906/2018*,**

Communication submitted by:J.E. et al. (represented by counsels, Ruth Nordström and Rebecca Ahlstrand)

Alleged victims:The complainants

State party:Sweden

Date of complaint:5 December 2018 (initial submission)

Substantive issue:Risk of torture upon deportation to Nigeria

At its meeting on 26 July 2019, the Committee, having been informed that the removal order against the complainants had become statute-barred on 16 February 2019 and that the complainants had filed a new asylum application in Sweden on 10 April 2019, decided to discontinue the examination of communication No. 906/2018. The decision of the Committee was taken on the understanding that the complainants would be entitled to submit a new communication to the Committee in the event of a renewed risk of forcible removal from the State party’s territory.