United Nations

International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
20 October 2017
Original: English

Human Rights Committee

Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 (4) of the
Optional Protocol, concerning communication No.
2530/2015*, **, ***
Communication submitted by:

F and G (represented by the Danish Refugee

Alleged victims:

F, G and their three minor children

State party:


Date of communication:

8 January 2015 (initial submission)

Document references:

Decision taken pursuant to rule 97 of the
Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to
the State party on 14 January 2015 (not issued in
document form)

Date of adoption of decision:

16 March 2017

Subject matter:

Removal of the authors to Egypt

Procedural issues:

Admissibility — manifestly ill-founded;
admissibility — ratione materiae

Substantive issues:

Risk of arbitrary detention and cruel, inhuman or
degrading treatment or punishment in country of

Articles of the Covenant:

7, 9 and 18 (1)

Articles of the Optional Protocol:


* Adopted by the Committee at its 119th session (6-29 March 2017).
** 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, Olivier de
Frouville, Christof Heyns, Yuji Iwasawa, Bamarian Koita, Marcia V.J. Kran, Duncan Laki
Muhumuza, Photini Pazartzis, Mauro Politi, José Manuel Santos Pais, Anja Seibert-Fohr, Yuval
Shany and Margo Waterval.
*** A joint opinion by Committee members Yuval Shany and Christof Heyns (dissenting) is annexed to
the present Views.



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