CCPR/C/113/D/2013/2010

United Nations

International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
19 May 2015
Original: English

Human Rights Committee

Communication No. 2013/2010
Views adopted by the Committee at its 113th session
(16 March–2 April 2015)

Submitted by:

Oleg Grishkovtsov (represented by counsel,
Roman Kislyak)

Alleged victim:

The author

State party:

Belarus

Date of communication:

6 December 2010 (initial submission)

Document references:

Special Rapporteur’s decision under rules 92 and
97, transmitted to the State party on 6 December
2010 (not issued in document form)

Date of adoption of Views:

1 April 2015

Subject matter:

Imposition of a death sentence after unfair trial,
based on confessions obtained under duress

Procedural issues:

Failure of the State party to cooperate, nonrespect of the Committee’s request for interim
measures, level of substantiation of claims

Substantive issues:

Arbitrary deprivation of life; torture and illtreatment; habeas corpus; right to a fair hearing
by an independent and impartial tribunal; right to
be presumed innocent; right not to be compelled
to testify against oneself or to confess guilt

Articles of the Covenant:

6 (1-2); 7; 9 (1–4); 14 (1, 2 and 3 (a), (b), (d) and
(g))

Articles of the Optional Protocol:

1 and 2

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