United Nations


International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
30 August 2016
Original: English

Human Rights Committee

Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 (4) of the
Optional Protocol, concerning communication
No. 2443/2014*, **
Communication submitted by:

S.Z. (represented by counsel, Jytte Lindgard)

Alleged victim:

The author

State party:


Dates of communication:

7 July 2014 (initial submission)

Document references:

Decision taken pursuant to rule 97 of the
Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to
the State party on 7 October 2011 (not issued in
document form)

Date of adoption of Views:

13 July 2016

Subject matter:

Non-refoulement; torture; right to liberty and
security of person.

Procedural issue:

Admissibility — manifestly ill-founded

Substantive issues:

Non-refoulement; torture

Articles of the Covenant:

7 and 9

Article of the Optional Protocol:


The author of the communication is S. Z., a Russian national of Chechen ethnicity
born in 1954. The author’s asylum claim was rejected in Denmark and her deportation was
set for 23 July 2014. She claims that she would be the victim of a violation by Denmark of
her rights under articles 7 and 9 of the Covenant if she were deported to the Russian
* Adopted by the Committee at its 117th session (20 June-15 July 2016).
** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the present
communication: Yadh Ben Achour, Lazhari Bouzid, Sarah Cleveland, Olivier de Frouville,
Ahmed Amin Fathalla, Yuji Iwasawa, Photini Pazartzis, Mauro Politi, Sir Nigel Rodley,
Victor Manuel Rodríguez-Rescia, Fabián Omar Salvioli, Dheerujlall Seetulsingh, Anja Seibert-Fohr,
Yuval Shany, Konstantine Vardzelashvili and Margo Waterval.



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