CCPR/C/123/D/2767/2016 United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Distr.: General 29 August 2018 English Original: Spanish Human Rights Committee Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 (4) of the Optional Protocol, concerning communication No. 2767/2016*, ** Communication submitted by: Lydia Cacho Ribeiro (represented by Article 19) Alleged victim: The author State party: Mexico Date of communication: 13 October 2014 Document references: Decision taken pursuant to rule 97 of the Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to the State party on 9 May 2016 (not issued in document form) Date of adoption of Views: 17 July 2018 Subject matter: Detention of a journalist for defamation and calumny following publication of a book about a child sexual exploitation ring Procedural issues: Exhaustion of domestic remedies, incompatibility with the provisions of the Covenant, insufficient substantiation of the complaint Substantive issues: Prohibition of torture and ill-treatment, gender equality, prohibition of arbitrary detention, treatment of persons deprived of their liberty, due process guarantees, nullum crimen, freedom of expression Articles of the Covenant: 2 (3), 3, 7, 9, 10, 12, 14 (1), 15 (1) and 19 Articles of the Optional Protocol: 2, 3 and 5 (2) (b) * Adopted by the Committee at its 123rd session (2–27 July 2018). ** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication: Tania María Abdo Rocholl, Yadh Ben Achour, Ilze Brands Kehris, Sarah Cleveland, Ahmed Amin Fathalla, Olivier de Frouville, Christof Heyns, Bamariam Koita, Marcia V.J. Kran, Duncan Laki Muhumuza, Mauro Politi, José Manuel Santos Pais, Yuval Shany and Margo Waterval. GE.18-14178 (E) 200918 210918 

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