CCPR/C/125/D/2684/2015 United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Distr.: General 8 May 2019 Original: English Human Rights Committee Decision adopted by the Committee under the Optional Protocol, concerning communication No. 2684/2015*, ** Communication submitted by: T (represented by counsel, Tony Ellis) Alleged victim: The author State party: New Zealand Date of communication: 2 June 2015 (initial submission) Document references: Decision taken pursuant to rule 97 of the Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to the State party on 20 November 2015 (not issued in document form) Date of adoption of decision: 29 March 2019 Subject matter: Trial of a defendant with intellectual disability Procedural issues: Exhaustion of domestic remedies; abuse of the right of submission; admissibility ratione temporis Substantive issues: Cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment; arbitrary arrest – detention; fair trial Articles of the Covenant: 7, 9 (1), 10 (1), 14 (1) and (3) (a) (d) (f) and (g) Articles of the Optional Protocol: 3 and 5 (2) (b) * Adopted by the Committee during its 125th session (4–29 March 2019). ** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication: Tania María Abdo Rocholl, Yadh Ben Achour, Ilze Brands Kehris, Christopher Arif Bulkan, Ahmed Amin Fathalla, Shuichi Furuya, Christof Heyns, Bamariam Koita, Marcia V.J. Kran, Duncan Laki Muhumuza, Photini Pazartzis, Hernán Quezada Cabrera, Vasilka Sancin, José Manuel Santos Pais, Yuval Shany, Hélène Tigroudja, Andreas Zimmermann and Gentian Zyberi. GE.19-07594(E) 

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