United Nations

International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
15 December 2017
Original: English

Human Rights Committee

Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 (4) of the
Optional Protocol, concerning communication
No. 2162/2012*, **, ***
Communication submitted by:

Arsen Ambaryan (not represented by counsel)

Alleged victim:

Artur Ambaryan

State party:


Date of communication:

20 April 2012 (initial submission)

Document references:

Decision taken pursuant to rule 97 of the
Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to
the State party on 18 June 2012 (not issued in
document form)

Date of adoption of Views:

28 July 2017

Subject matter:

Detention and trial on criminal charges

Procedural issue:

Non-exhaustion of domestic remedies

Substantive issues:

Torture and ill-treatment; arbitrary
arrest/detention; fair trial

Articles of the Covenant:

2 (3) (a) and (b), 7, 9 (1)−(4) and 14 (1), (3) (a)
and (f) and (5)

Articles of the Optional Protocol:

2 and 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 Amin 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
*** An individual opinion by Committee members Yuval Shany, José Manuel Santos Pais and Christof
Heyns (dissenting) is annexed to the present Views.



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