United Nations

International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
28 June 2018
Original: French

Human Rights Committee

Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 (4) of the
Optional Protocol, concerning communication No.
2398/2014**, ***
Communication submitted by:

Arab Millis (represented by counsel, Nassera
Dutour of the Collectif des familles de
disparu(e)s en Algérie)

Alleged victims:

The author and Mohamed Millis (son of the

State party:


Date of communication:

10 March 2014 (initial submission)

Document references:

Decision under rules 92 and 97 of the rules of
procedure of the Committee, transmitted to the
State party on 16 August 2013 (not issued in
document form)

Date of adoption of Views:

6 April 2018

Subject matter:

Enforced disappearance

Procedural issues:

Exhaustion of domestic remedies

Substantive issues:

Right to an effective remedy; cruel, inhuman or
degrading treatment or punishment; liberty and
security of the person; human dignity;
recognition as a person before the law; freedom
of assembly

Articles of the Covenant:

2 (2) and (3), 6, 7, 9, 10, 14, 16 and 21

Articles of the Optional Protocol:

2, 3 and 5 (2)

The author of the communication, dated 10 March 2014, is Arab Millis, an Algerian
national. He claims that his son, Mohamed Millis, born on 7 March 1964 and also an
Algerian national, was the victim of enforced disappearance attributable to the State party,
in violation of articles 2 (2) and (3), 6, 7, 9, 10 and 16 of the International Covenant on

* Re-issued for technical reasons (27 August 2018).
** Adopted by the Committee at its 122nd session (12 March–6 April 2018).
*** The following members of the Committee participated in the consideration of the present
communication: Yadh Ben Achour, Ilze Brands Kehris, Ahmed Amin Fathalla, Olivier de Frouville,
Christof Heyns, Yuji Iwasawa, Ivana Jelić, Bamariam Koita, Marcia V.J. Kran, Duncan Laki
Muhumuza, Photini Pazartzis, Mauro Politi, José Manuel Santos Pais, Yuval Shany and Margo

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