CCPR/C/114/D/2038/2011 United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Distr.: General 21 October 2015 Original: English Human Rights Committee Communication No. 2038/2011 Views adopted by the Committee at its 114th session (29 June-24 July 2015) Submitted by: Chhedulal Tharu and others (represented by counsel, Advocacy Forum-Nepal and REDRESS) Alleged victim: The authors and Dhaniram Tharu, Soniram Tharu, Radhulal Tharu, Prem Prakash Tharu, Kamala Tharu/Chaudhari, Mohan Tharu/Chaudhari, Lauti Tharu/Chaudhari and Chillu Tharu/Chaudhari (authors’ close relatives) State party: Nepal Date of communication: 24 January 2011 (initial submission) Document references: Special Rapporteur’s rule 97 decision, transmitted to the State party on 8 April 2011 (not issued in document form) Date of adoption of Views: 3 July 2015 Subject matter: Enforced disappearance Procedural issues: Exhaustion of domestic remedies Substantive issues: Right to life, prohibition of torture and cruel and inhuman treatment, right to liberty and security of person, respect for the inherent dignity of the human person, recognition as a person before the law and right to an effective remedyArticles of the Covenant:6, 7, 9, 10, 16, 17 (1), 23 and 24 (1), alone and in conjunction with article 2 (3) Articles of the Optional Protocol: 5 (2) (a) and (2) (b) GE.15-16644(E) *1516644*

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