United Nations

International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
12 May 2016
Original: French

Human Rights Committee

Views adopted by the Committee under article 5, paragraph
4, of the Optional Protocol, in respect of Communication No.
2297/2013* **
Submitted by:

Mejdoub Chani [represented by counsel,
William Bourdon, and Action by Christians
for the Abolition of Torture-France (ACATFrance)]

Alleged victim:

The author

State party:


Date of communication:

15 July 2013 (initial submission)

Document references:

Decision under rules 92 and 97, transmitted
to the State party on 30 October 2013 (not
issued in document form)

Date of adoption of Views:

11 March 2016

Subject matter:

Torture and arbitrary detention

Procedural issues:

Exhaustion of domestic remedies; lack of

Substantive issues:

Torture and inhuman or degrading treatment;
arbitrary detention; liberty of movement;
equality of arms and right to a fair hearing;
removal from the protection of the law

* Adopted by the Committee at its 116th session (7-31 March 2016).
** The following members of the Committee participated in the consideration of the present
communication: Yadh Ben Achour, Sarah Cleveland, Olivier de Frouville, Yuji Iwasawa, Ivana Jelić,
Duncan Laki Muhumuza, Mauro Politi, Sir Nigel Rodley, Víctor Manuel Rodríguez-Rescia, Anja
Seibert-Fohr, Yuval Shany, Konstantine Vardzelashvili and Margo Waterval. Pursuant to rule 90 of
the Committee’s rules of procedure, Committee member Lazhari Bouzid did not participate in the
consideration of this communication. The text of an individual (concurring) opinion by Olivier de
Frouville, Yadh Ben Achour, Mauro Politi and Víctor Manuel Rodríguez-Rescia is appended to the
present Views.

GE.16-07656 (E)

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