United Nations


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

Distr.: General

10 October 2019

Original: English

Committee against Torture

Decision adopted by the Committee under article 22 of the Convention, concerning communication No. 700/2015 * , ** , ** *

Communication submitted by:J.D.

Alleged victim:The complainant

State party:Switzerland

Date of complaint:8 September 2015 (initial submission)

Substantive issue:Risk of torture upon deportation to Italy under the Dublin III Regulation

At its meeting on 26 July 2019, the Committee, having received the State party’s request for discontinuance, noted that the complainant’s asylum proceedings had been reopened by a decision dated 6 November 2018, which involved a merits assessment of his asylum request. At the same meeting, the Committee, in the light of the statutory stay of removal in force for the duration of the proceedings, decided to discontinue the examination of communication No. 700/2015.