United Nations

International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
4 May 2015
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

Alleged victim:

The author

State party:


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

Date of decision:

30 March 2015

Subject matter:

Disbarment of a lawyer as a consequence of
disciplinary proceedings

Procedural issues:

Insufficient substantiation

Substantive issue:


Articles of the Covenant:

2, 5, 7, 12, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19 and 22

Articles of the Optional Protocol:

2 and 3

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