CCPR/C/132/D/2615/2015 United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Distr.: General 22 November 2021 Original: English Advance unedited version Human Rights Committee Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 (4) of the Optional Protocol, concerning communication No. 2615/2015*,** Communication submitted by: Devi Maya Nepal(pseudonym) (represented by counsel, TRIAL (Track Impunity Always)) Alleged victim: The author State party: Nepal 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.