United Nations

Convention on the Rights of
the Child
Advance unedited version

Distr.: General*
25 January 2018
Original: English

Committee on the Rights of the Child

Views adopted by the Committee on the Rights of the Child
under the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights
of the Child on a communications procedure in respect of
communcation No. 3/2016*,**
Submitted by:

I.A.M. (represented by counsel, Mr. N. E.

Alleged victim:


State party:


Date of communication:

12 February 2016

Date of adoption of Views:

25 January 2018

Subject matter:

Deportation of girl to Somalia, where she would
face an alleged risk of being forcefully subjected
to female genital mutilation

Procedural issues:

Substantiation of claims

Substantive issues:

Prohibition of discrimination, best interests of
the child, protection of the child against all forms
of violence or ill treatment

Articles of the Convention:

1, 2, 3, and 19

Articles of the Optional Protocol:

7 (f)

* Adopted by the Committee at its seventy-seventh period of sessions (15 January to 2
February 2018).
** The following Committee members took part in the consideration of the present communication:
Suzanne Aho Assouma, Amal Salman Aldoseri, Hynd Ayoubi Idrissi, Jorge Cardona Llorens,
Bernard Gastaud, Olga A. Khazova, Hatem Kotrane, Cephas Lumina, Gehad Madi, Benyam Dawit
Mezmur, Clarence Nelson, Mikiko Otani, Luis Pedernera, José Ángel Rodríguez Reyes, Kirsten
Sandberg, Ann Skelton, Velina Todorova and Renate Winter.



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