United Nations


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

Distr.: General

4 September 2019

Original: English

Committee against Torture

Decision adopted by the Committee under article 22 of the Convention, concerning communication No. 665/2015 * , **

Communication submitted by:J.S. (represented by counsel)

A lleged victim:The complainant

State party:Canada

Date of complaint:18 March 2015 (initial submission)

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

At its meeting on 26 July 2019, the Committee, having received a request from the State party for discontinuance, and noting the fact that the complainant had become a permanent resident of Canada on 5 March 2018 and that therefore the communication was moot, decided to discontinue the consideration of communication No. 665/2015.