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

Alleged victims:

The authors and Danda Pani Neupane (husband
and father of the authors, respectively)

State party:


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



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