CCPR/C/131/D/3259/2018 United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Distr.: General 10 May 2021 English 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: Mexico 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) 1. 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 Zyberi. GE.21-06148 (E) 030621 040621

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