United Nations

International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
22 November 2021
Original: English

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Human Rights Committee

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

Devi Maya Nepal(pseudonym) (represented
by counsel, TRIAL (Track Impunity

Alleged victim:

The author

State party:


Date of communication:

24 March 2015 (initial submission)

Document reference:

Decision taken pursuant to former rule 97 of
the Committee’s rules of procedure,
transmitted to the State party on 3 June 2015
(not issued in document form)

Date of adoption of Views:

15 July 2021

Subject matter:

Gang rape of indigenous woman by members
of armed forces

Procedural issues:

Admissibility – exhaustion of domestic
remedies; admissibility – ratione materiae

Substantive issues:

Cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment or
punishment; discrimination; discrimination
against women; effective remedy; family life;
privacy; torture; unlawful attacks on honour
or reputation

Articles of the Covenant:

7, read alone and in conjunction with 2 (1)(3), 3, and 26; and 17 and 23 (1), each read
alone and in conjunction with 2 (1), 2 (3), 3
and 26.

Articles of the Optional Protocol:

3 and 5 (2) (b)

* Adopted by the Committee at its 132nd session (28 June—23 July 2021).
** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication:
Yadh Ben Achour, Tania María Abdo Rocholl, Arif Bulkan, Wafaa Ashraf Moharram Bassim,
Mahjoub El Haiba, Shuichi Furuya, Kobauyah Tchamdja Kpatcha, Carlos Gómez Martínez, Duncan
Laki Muhumuza, Hernán Quezada Cabrera, Vasilka Sancin, José Manuel Santos Pais, Hélène
Tigroudja, Imeru Tamerat Yigezu, and Gentian Zyberi.

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