United Nations


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

Distr.: General

13 September 2019

Original: English

Committee against Torture

Decision adopted by the Committee under article 22 of the Convention, concerning communication No. 844/2017 * , **

Communication submitted by:D.M. (represented by counsel, Kirsi Hytinantti)

A lleged victim:The complainant

State party:Finland

Date of complaint:6 October 2017 (initial submission)

Substantive issue:Risk of torture and ill-treatment upon deportation to Afghanistan

At its meeting on 26 July 2019, the Committee, having been informed by counsel that the Supreme Administrative Court of Finland has decided to remit the case to the Finnish Immigration Service for fresh consideration and that counsel has asked specifically for discontinuance of the case, decided to discontinue the consideration of communication No. 844/2017 on the understanding that the complainant 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.