CCPR/C/132/D/2508/2014 United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Distr.: General 24 November 2021 Original: English Advance unedited version Human Rights Committee Views adopted by the Committee under the Optional Protocol, concerning communication No. 2508/2014*, ** Communication submitted by: * ** 1 Alleged victims: Dodanpegamage Asantha Aravinda (represented by counsels, Sarah Fulton1 and Alejandra Vicente of Redress Trust) The author State party: Sri Lanka Date of communication: 31 October 2011 (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 2014 (not issued in document form) Date of adoption of Views: 2 July 2021 Subject matter: Failure to properly investigate, prosecute and ensure redress for the alleged arbitrary detention and torture of the victim by a private person and police officers Procedural issues: State party’s failure to cooperate; exhaustion of domestic remedies; lack of substantiation Substantive issues: Cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment; arbitrary detention; discrimination on the ground of other status; effective remedy Articles of the Covenant: 7, 9 and 26 read alone and in conjunction with article 2 (3) Articles of the Optional Protocol: 2 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. Former counsel.