CCPR/C/116/D/2297/2013 United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Distr.: General 12 May 2016 English 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: Algeria 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 substantiation 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) 020616 060616 

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