CRPD/C/18/D/22/2014 United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Distr.: General 5 October 2017 Original: English Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 of the Optional Protocol, concerning communication No. 22/2014*, ** Communication submitted by: X (represented by counsel) Alleged victim: The author State party: United Republic of Tanzania Date of communication: 23 June 2014 (initial submission) Document references: Decision taken pursuant to rule 70 of the Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to the State party on 9 July 2014 (not issued in document form) Date of adoption of decision: 18 August 2017 Subject matter: Torture, inhuman and degrading treatment; discrimination against a person with albinism Procedural issues: Admissibility — exhaustion of domestic remedies Substantive issues: Albinism; discrimination based on disability; torture, inhuman and degrading treatment; violation of the right to respect for intellectual and mental integrity Articles of the Convention: 1, 5, 15 and 17 Article of the Optional Protocol: 2 1. The author of the communication is X, a Tanzanian national with albinism, born on 12 January 1969. His left arm was cut off by two men when he was 41 years old, owing to his condition of albinism. He is no longer self-sufficient. He claims to be a victim of violations by the State party of articles 5, 15 and 17 of the Convention. The United Republic of Tanzania signed and ratified the Optional Protocol on 29 September 2008 and 10 November 2009, respectively. The author is represented by counsel. 1 * Adopted by the Committee at its eighteenth session (14 -31 August 2017). ** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication: 1 Ahmad Al-Saif, Danlami Umaru Basharu, Munthian Buntan, Imed Eddine Chaker, Theresia Degener, Samuel Njuguna Kabue, Hyung Shik Kim, Stig Langvad, Lászlo Gábor Lovaszy, Robert George Martin, Martin Babu Mwesigwa, Carlos Alberto Parra Dussan, Coomaravel Pyaneandee, Valery Nikitich Rukhledev, Jonas Ruskus and Damjan Tatić. The counsel has requested anonymity. GE.17-17526(E) 

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