United Nations


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

Distr.: General

21 June 2018

Original: English

Committee against Torture

Decision adopted by the Committee under article 22 of the Convention, concerning communication No. 745/2016*,**

Communication submitted by:N.H.N. (represented by counsel, John Sweeney)

A lleged victim:The complainant

State party:Australia

Date of complaint:21 April 2016 (initial submission)

Substantive issue:Risk of torture upon deportation to Sri Lanka

At its meeting on 26 April 2018, the Committee, having received a request from the complainant’s counsel to discontinue the communication, as he had lost contact with the complainant following the latter’s voluntary departure from Australia with the assistance of the International Organization for Migration, decided to discontinue the consideration of communication No. 745/2016.