CCPR/C/119/D/2593/2015

United Nations

International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
12 May 2017
Original: English

Human Rights Committee

Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 (4)
of the Optional Protocol, concerning communication
No. 2593/2015*, **
Communication submitted by:

M.Z.B.M. (represented by counsel, Gunnar
Homann)

Alleged victim:

The author

State party:

Denmark

Date of communication:

31 March 2015 (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 1 April 2015 (not issued in
document form)

Date of adoption of Views:

20 March 2017

Subject matter:

Deportation of a transgender woman to Malaysia

Procedural issues:

Non-substantiation of claims; inadmissibility
ratione loci and ratione materiae

Substantive issues:

Risk of torture or ill-treatment; arbitrary or
unlawful interference with privacy; freedom of
thought, conscience and religion; equality before
the law; prohibition of discrimination

Articles of the Covenant:

7, read in conjunction with 17 (1), 18 (1) and 26

Articles of the Optional Protocol:

2 and 3

1.1
The author of the communication is M.Z.B.M., a national of Malaysia born in 1977.
She claims that her forcible return to Malaysia would violate her rights under article 7, read
in conjunction with articles 17 (1), 18 (1) and 26, of the Covenant. She is represented by
counsel. The Optional Protocol entered into force for the State party on 23 March 1976.
1.2
On 1 April 2015, pursuant to rule 92 of its rules of procedure, the Committee, acting
through its Special Rapporteur on new communications and interim measures, requested

* Adopted by the Committee at its 119th session (6 March-29 March 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, Anja Seibert-Fohr, Yuval
Shany and Margo Waterval.

GE.17-07669(E)

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