United Nations

International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
10 May 2021
Original: Spanish

Human Rights Committee

Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 (4) of the
Optional Protocol, concerning communication No.
3259/2018*, **
Communication submitted by:

Irma Leticia Hidalgo Rea (represented by Philip
Grant, Blanca Isabel Martínez Bustos and
Michael William Chamberlin Ruiz)

Alleged victims:

The author and Roy Rivera Hidalgo (the author’s
disappeared son)

State party:


Date of communication:

15 January 2018

Document references:

Decision taken pursuant to rule 92 of the
Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to
the State party on 24 October 2018 (not issued in
document form)

Date of adoption of Views:

25 March 2021

Subject matter:

Enforced disappearance

Procedural issue:

Exhaustion of domestic remedies

Substantive issues:

Right to an effective remedy; right to life;
prohibition of torture and cruel and inhuman
treatment; right to liberty and security of person;
recognition as a person before the law; right not
to be subjected to arbitrary or unlawful
interference with one’s privacy

Articles of the Covenant:

2 (3), 6, 7, 9, 16 and 17

Article of the Optional Protocol:

5 (2) (b)

The author of the communication, dated 15 January 2018, is Irma Leticia Hidalgo Rea,
a national of Mexico born in 1962. The author is acting on her own behalf and on behalf of
Roy Rivera Hidalgo, her elder son, also a national of Mexico, born in 1992 and disappeared
on 11 January 2011. The author alleges that the State party has violated Mr. Rivera Hidalgo’s
rights under articles 6, 7, 9 and 16 of the Covenant, read alone and in conjunction with article
* Adopted by the Committee at its 131st session (1–26 March 2021).
** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication:
Tania María Abdo Rocholl, Wafaa Ashraf Moharram Bassim, Yadh Ben Achour, Arif Bulkan,
Mahjoub El Haiba, Furuya Shuichi, Carlos Gómez Martínez, Marcia V.J. Kran, Duncan Laki
Muhumuza, Photini Pazartzis, Hernán Quezada Cabrera, Vasilka Sancin, José Manuel Santos Pais,
Soh Changrok, Kobauyah Tchamdja Kpatcha, Hélène Tigroudja, Imeru Tamerat Yigezu and Gentian

GE.21-06148 (E)



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