United Nations

International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
16 September 2016
Original: English

Human Rights Committee

Views adopted by the Committee under article 5(4) of the
Optional Protocol, concerning communication
No. 2464/2014*, **
Communication submitted by:

A.A.S. (represented by counsel, Helle Holm

Alleged victim:

The author

State party:


Date of communication:

2 October 2014 (initial submission)

Document references:

Decision taken pursuant to rule 97 of the
Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to
the State party on 7 October 2014 (not issued in
document form)

Date of adoption of Views:

4 July 2016

Subject matter:

Deportation to Somalia

Procedural issue:

Non-substantiation of claims

Substantive issues:

Torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
or punishment; non-refoulement

Articles of the Covenant:


Articles of the Optional Protocol:


* Adopted by the Committee at its 117th session (20 June-15 July 2016).
** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the present
communication: Yadh Ben Achour, Lazhari Bouzid, Sarah Cleveland, Ahmed Amin Fathalla,
Olivier de Frouville, Yuji Iwasawa, Ivana Jelić, Duncan Laki Muhumuza, Photini Pazartzis,
Mauro Politi, Sir Nigel Rodley, Victor Manuel Rodríguez-Rescia, Fabián Omar Salvioli,
Dheerujlall Seetulsingh, Yuval Shany, Konstantine Vardzelashvili and Margo Waterval.
A joint opinion by Committee members Yuval Shany, Yuji Iwasawa and Konstantine Vardzelashvili
is appended to the present Views.



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