United Nations

International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
9 September 2016
Original: English

Human Rights Committee

Views adopted by the Committee under article 5(4) of the
Optional Protocol, concerning communication
No. 2469/2014*, **
Communication submitted by:

E.U.R. (represented by counsel,
Marianne Vølund)

Alleged victim:

The author

State party:


Date of communication:

23 October 2014 (initial submission)

Document references:

Decision taken pursuant to rules 92 and 97 of the
Committee’s rules of procedure; transmitted to
the State party on 24 October 2014 (not issued in
document form)

Date of adoption of Views:

1 July 2016

Subject matter:

Deportation to Afghanistan

Substantive issues:

Right to life; risk of torture and ill-treatment;
right to a fair trial

Procedural issue:

Insufficient substantiation of claims

Articles of the Covenant:

7 and 19

Articles of the Optional Protocol:

2 and 3

* Adopted by the Committee at its 117th session (20 June-15 July 2016).
** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the present
communication: Yadh Ben Achour, Lazhari Bouzid, Olivier de Frouville, Ahmed Amin Fathalla,
Yuji Iwasawa, Duncan Muhumuza Laki, Photini Pazartzis, Mauro Politi, Sir Nigel Rodley,
Victor Manuel Rodríguez-Rescia, Fabián Omar Salvioli, Dheerujlall Seetulsingh, Anja Seibert-Fohr,
Yuval Shany, Konstantine Vardzelashvili and Margo Waterval.
The texts of one individual and one joint (dissenting) opinions by five Committee members are
appended to the present Views.



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