CCPR/C/120/D/2170/2012 United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Distr.: General 31 August 2017 Original: English Human Rights Committee Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 (4) of the Optional Protocol, concerning communication No. 2170/2012*, ** Submitted by: Shanta Neupane and Nisha Neupane (represented by counsel, Philip Grant, of Track Impunity Always-TRIAL) Alleged victims: The authors and Danda Pani Neupane (husband and father of the authors, respectively) State party: Nepal Date of communication: 14 December 2012 (initial submission) Document references: Decision taken pursuant to rule 97 of the Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to the State party on 2 August 2012 (not issued in document form) Date of adoption of Views: 21 July 2017 Subject matter: Enforced disappearance Procedural issue: Exhaustion of domestic remedies Substantive issues: Right to life; prohibition of torture or cruel and inhuman treatment; right to liberty and security of person; respect for the inherent dignity of the human person; recognition as a person before the law; right to an effective remedy Articles of the Covenant: 6, 7, 9, 10 and 16, alone and read in conjunction with 2 (3) Articles of the Optional Protocol: 5 (2) (b) * Adopted by the Committee at its 120th session (3-28 July 2017). ** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication: Tania María Abdo Rocholl, Yadh Ben Achour, Ilze Brands Kehris, Ahmed Fathalla, Olivier de Frouville, Christof Heyns, Yuji Iwasawa, Bamariam Koita, Marcia V.J. Kran, Duncan Laki Muhumuza, Photini Pazartzis, Mauro Politi, José Manuel Santos Pais, Yuval Shany and Margo Waterval. GE.17-15161(E) 

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