CCPR/C/121/D/2612/2015

United Nations

International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
1 December 2017
Original: English

Human Rights Committee

Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 (4) of the
Optional Protocol, concerning communication No.
2612/2015**, ***
Communication submitted by:

A.S.G.M. (represented by counsel, Søren Rafn,
of Copenhagen Refugee Community)

Alleged victim:

The author

State party:

Denmark

Date of communication:

13 May 2015 (initial submission)

Document references:

Decision taken pursuant to rule 97 of the
Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to
the State party on 20 May 2015 (not issued in
document form)

Date of adoption of Views:

9 November 2017

Subject matter:

Deportation from Denmark to Egypt

Procedural issues:

Failure to sufficiently substantiate allegations

Substantive issues:

Risk of torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading
treatment

Article(s) of the Covenant:

7

Article(s) of the Optional Protocol:

2

1.1
The author of the communication is A.S.G.M., an Egyptian national born on 3
August 1986. The author claims that by forcibly deporting him to Egypt, Denmark would
violate its obligations under article 7 of the Covenant. The Optional Protocol entered into
force for Denmark on 23 March 1976. The author is represented by counsel.
1.2
On 20 May 2015, pursuant to rule 92 of its rules of procedure, the Committee, acting
through its Special Rapporteur on new communications and interim measures, requested
the State party not to deport the author to Egypt while his case was under consideration by
the Committee. On 11 June 2015, the Refugee Appeals Board of Denmark suspended the

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Reissued for technical reasons on 26 December 2017.
Adopted by the Committee at its 121st session (16 October-10 November 2017).
The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication:
Yadh Ben Achour, Ilze Brands Kehris, Sarah Cleveland, Olivier de Frouville, Christof Heyns, Yuji
Iwasawa, Marcia V.J. Kran, Photini Pazartzis, Mauro Politi, José Manuel Santos Pais, Anja SeibertFohr, Yuval Shany and Margo Waterval.

GE.17-21434(E)

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