CCPR/C/130/D/2780/2016 United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Distr.: General 11 February 2021 English Original: French Human Rights Committee Decision adopted by the Committee under the Optional Protocol, concerning communication No. 2780/2016*, **, *** Communication submitted by: P.F. and M.F. (represented by counsel, William Woll) Alleged victims: The authors State party: France Date of communication: 14 February 2015 (initial submission) Document references: Decision taken pursuant to rule 92 of the Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to the State party on 16 June 2016 (not issued in document form) Date of adoption of decision: 20 October 2020 Subject matter: Arbitrary invasions of privacy Procedural issues: Non-exhaustion of domestic remedies; insufficient substantiation of claims; incompatibility ratione materiae with the Covenant Substantive issues: Right to privacy and family life; right to a fair trial Articles of the Covenant: 2 (3), 7, 14 (1) and 17 Articles of the Optional Protocol: 2, 3 and 5 (2) (b) * Adopted by the Committee at its 130th session (12 October–6 November 2020). ** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication: Yadh Ben Achour, Arif Bulkan, Ahmed Amin Fathalla, Furuya Shuichi, Christof Heyns, Bamariam Koita, David H. Moore, Duncan Laki Muhumuza, Photini Pazartzis, Hernán Quezada Cabrera, Vasilka Sancin, José Manuel Santos Pais, Yuval Shany, Andreas Zimmermann and Gentian Zyberi. In accordance with rule 108 of the Committee’s rules of procedure, Hélène Tigroudja did not participate in the examination of the communication. *** The text of an individual opinion (partly dissenting) of Committee member José Manuel Santos Pais is appended to the present decision. GE.21-01892 (E) 170221 180221

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