CCPR/C/113/DR/2176/2012 United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Distr.: General 4 May 2015 English Original: French Human Rights Committee Communication No. 2176/2012 Decision adopted by the Committee at its 113th session, 16 March–2 April 2015 GE.15-08734 (E) Submitted by: M. (represented by counsel, Mr. Antoine Deguines) Alleged victim: The author State party: Belgium Date of communication: 20 March 2012 (initial submission) Document references: Special Rapporteur’s rule 97 decision, transmitted to the State party on 12 September 2013 (not issued in document form) Date of decision: 30 March 2015 Subject matter: Disbarment of a lawyer as a consequence of disciplinary proceedings Procedural issues: Insufficient substantiation Substantive issue: Discrimination Articles of the Covenant: 2, 5, 7, 12, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19 and 22 Articles of the Optional Protocol: 2 and 3 260515 270515 

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