United Nations

International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
4 August 2016
Original: English

Human Rights Committee

Decision adopted by the Committee under article 5 (4) of the
Optional Protocol, concerning communication
No. 2357/2014*, **
Communication submitted by:

A (represented by counsel, Joseph W. Allen)

Alleged victim:


State party:


Date of communication:

17 March 2014 (initial submission)

Document references:

Decision taken pursuant to rules 92 and 97 of
the Committee’s rules of procedure,
transmitted to the State party on 17 March
2014 (not issued in document form)

Date of adoption of decision:

30 March 2016

Subject matter:

Deportation of author to Afghanistan

Procedural issues:

Admissibility – manifestly ill-founded;
admissibility – ratione materiae

Substantive issues:

Aliens’ rights – expulsion; non-refoulement;
refugee status; right to life; torture; fair trial

Articles of the Covenant:

6, 7, 13 and 14

Articles of the Optional Protocol:

2 and 3

* Adopted by the Committee at its 116th session (7-31 March 2016).
** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication:
Yadh Ben Achour, Lazhari Bouzid, Sarah Cleveland, Olivier de Frouville, Ahmed Amin Fathalla,
Yuji Iwasawa, Ivana Jelić, Dunkan Muhumuza Laki, Photini Pazartzis, Sir Nigel Rodley,
Victor Manuel Rodríguez-Rescia, Fabián Omar Salvioli, Dheerujlall Seetulsingh, Anja Seibert-Fohr,
Yuval Shany, Konstantine Vardzelashvili and Margo Waterval.



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