United Nations

International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
29 December 2016
Original: French

Human Rights Committee

Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 (4) of the
Optional Protocol, concerning communication
No. 2128/2012*, **
Communication submitted by:

Kouider Kerrouche

Alleged victim:

The author

State party:


Date of communication:

11 October 2011 (initial submission)

Document references:

Decision taken pursuant to rule 97 of the
Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to
the State party on 4 January 2012 (not issued in
document form)

Date of adoption of Views:

3 November 2016

Subject matter:

Criminal conviction for having reported acts of

Procedural issues:

Failure to substantiate claims

Substantive issues:

Inhuman or degrading treatment; conditions of
detention; right to a fair trial; unlawful attacks on
honour and reputation; right to freedom of

Articles of the Covenant:

2 (3), 7, 10, 17, 14 and 19

Articles of the Optional Protocol:


The author of this communication is Kouider Kerrouche, born on 7 January 1956 in
Mascara, Algeria and now living in France. He claims to be a victim of a violation by the
* Adopted by the Committee at its 118th session (17 October-4 November 2016).
** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication: Mr.
Yadh Ben Achour, Ms. Photini Pazartzis, Sir Nigel Rodley, Mr. Dheerujlall Seetulsingh, Mr. Yuval
Shany and Mr. Konstantine Vardzelashvili. Pursuant to rule 90 of the Committee’s rules of procedure,
Mr. Lazhari Bouzid did not participate in the consideration of this communication.
The individual opinion of Mr. Olivier de Frouville, Committee member, is attached to these Views.

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