United Nations

International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
28 August 2012
Original: English

Human Rights Committee

Communication No. 1303/2004
Views adopted by the Committee at its 105th session (9-27 July 2012)


Submitted by:

Joyce Nawila Chiti (not represented by counsel)

Alleged victim:

Jack Chiti, the author and their five children.

State party:


Date of communication:

26 July 2004 (initial submission)

Document references:

Special Rapporteur’s rule 97 decision,
transmitted to the State party on 9 August 2004
(not issued in document form)

Date of adoption of Views:

26 July 2012

Subject matter:

Alleged torture, death penalty following unfair
trial and forced eviction with no adequate

Substantive issue:

Torture, unfair trial, arbitrary arrest and
detention; death penalty; right to privacy, to
family and child protection; freedom of
movement; and right to adequate remedy

Procedural issue:

Non-exhaustion of domestic remedies.

Articles of the Covenant:

2, para. 3; 7; 9, para. 1; 10, para. 1; 12, para. 1;
14, para. 3 (c) and (g); 16; 17, paras. 1 and 2; 23,
para. 1; 24, para. 1; and 26

Article of the Optional Protocol:

5, para. 2 (b)

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