CEDAW/C/76/D/116/2017 United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women Distr.: General 26 August 2020 Original: English Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women Views adopted by the Committee under article 7 (3) of the Optional Protocol, concerning communication No. 116/2017*,** Communication submitted by: S.H. (represented by counsel, TRIAL International) Alleged victim: The author State party: Bosnia and Herzegovina Date of communication: 27 January 2017 (initial submission) References: Transmitted to the State party on 10 April 2017 (not issued in document form) Date of adoption of views: 9 July 2020 Subject matter: State party’s failure to act with due diligence for the timely and effective investigation of sexual violence; the right to fair and adequate compensation and support Procedural issues: Exhaustion of domestic remedies; actio popularis Articles of the Convention: 1, 2 (a)–(f), 3, 12, 13 (a) and (b) and 15 (1) Articles of the Optional Protocol: 2 and 4 (2) * Adopted by the Committee at its seventy-sixth session (29 June–9 July 2020). ** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the present communication: Gladys Acosta Vargas, Hiroko Akizuki, Tamader Al-Rammah, Nicole Ameline, Gunnar Bergby, Marion Bethel, Louiza Chalal, Esther Eghobamien -Mshelia, Naéla Mohamed Gabr, Hilary Gbedemah, Nahla Haidar, Rosario G. Manalo, Lia Nadaraia, Aruna Devi Narain, Ana Peláez Narváez, Bandana Rana, Rhoda Reddock, Elgun Safarov, Wenyan Song, Genoveva Tisheva, Franceline Toé-Bouda and Aicha Vall Verges. 20-11100 (E) 051020 *2011100*

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