CCPR/C/133/D/2623/2015 United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Distr.: General 16 December 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. 2623/2015 *’**’*** Communication submitted by: S.K. (represented by counsel, Lina Anani) Alleged victim: The author State party: Canada Date of communication: 23 June 2015 (initial submission) Document references: Decision taken pursuant to rules 92 and 94 of the Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to the State party on 23 June 2015 (not issued in document form) Date of adoption of views: 27 October 2021 Subject matter: Deportation to Iran Procedural issues: Exhaustion of domestic remedies; level of substantiation of claims Substantive issues: Right to life; torture; cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment; liberty of person; right to defence; right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; right to an effective remedy Articles of the Covenant: 2 (3), 6, 7, 10, 14 (3) (b) and 18 Articles of the Optional Protocol: 2 and 5 (2) (b) 1.1 The author of the communication is Mr. S.K., a national of Iran born in 1983. His application for asylum has been rejected. The author claims that his deportation to Iran would amount to a violation of his rights under articles 2 (3), 6, 7, 10, 14 (3) (b) and 18 of the * Adopted by the Committee at its 133rd session (11 October – 5 November 2021). ** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication: Wafaa Ashraf Moharram Bassim,Yadh Ben Achour, Mahjoub El Haiba, Shuichi Furuya, Carlos Gomez Martinez, Duncan Laki Muhumuza, Photini Pazartzis, Vasilka Sancin, José Manuel Santos Pais, Changrok Soh, Kobauyah Kpatcha Tchamdja, Hélène Tigroudja, Imeru Tamaret Yigezu and Gentian Zyberi. Pursuant to rule 108 (1) (a) of the Committee’s rules of procedure, Marcia V.J. Kran did not participate in the examination of the communication. *** Individual opinions by Committee members Yadh Ben Achour, Duncan Laki Muhumuza, José Manuel Santos Pais, Kobauyah Kpatcha Tchamdja and Hélène Tigroudja (dissenting) are annexed to the present Views.