CCPR/C/132/D/2900/2016 United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Distr.: General 19 November 2021 Original: English Advance unedited version Human Rights Committee Views adopted by the Committee under the Optional Protocol, concerning communication No. 2900/2016*, ** Communication submitted by: A.S. (represented by counsel, Patrick Keyzer) Alleged victims: The author State party: Australia Date of communication: 8 March 2016 (initial submission) Document references: Decision taken pursuant to rule 92 of the Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to the State party on 16 December 2016 (not issued in document form) Date of adoption of Views: 2 July… 2021 Subject matter: Deprivation of liberty of a person with mental disability for an indefinite term and in the absence of regular mandatory reviews Procedural issues: Exhaustion of domestic remedies; lack of substantiation; incompatibility ratione materiae Substantive issues: Cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment; arbitrary detention; conditions of detention; rehabilitation; family rights; minorities; discrimination on the ground of disability Articles of the Covenant: 7; 9 (1) and (4); 10 (1) and (3) read alone and in conjunction with articles 2 (1) and 26; article 17 in conjunction with article 23; and article 27 Articles of the Optional Protocol: 2, 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: Tania Abdo Rocholl, Yadh Ben Achour, Arif Bulkan, Wafaa Ashraf Moharram, Mahjoub El Haiba, Furuya Shuichi, Kobauyah Tchamdja Kpatcha, Duncan Laki Muhumuza, Carlos Gomez Martinez, Photini Pazartzis, Hernán Quezada Cabrera, Vasilka Sancin, José Manuel Santos Pais, Changrok Soh, Hélène Tigroudja, Imeru Tamerat Yigezu and Gentian Zyberi.

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