CCPR/C/115/D/2351/2014

Annex
Decision of the Human Rights Committee under the Optional
Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political
Rights (115th session)
concerning

Communication No. 2351/2014*
Submitted by:

R.G. et al. (represented by counsel,
Helge Nørrung)

Alleged victim:

The authors

State party:

Denmark

Date of communication:

4 March 2014 (initial submission)

The Human Rights Committee, established under article 28 of the International
Covenant on Civil and Political Rights,
Meeting on 2 November 2015,
Having concluded its consideration of communication No. 2351/2014, submitted to
it under the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights,
Having taken into account all written information made available to it by the authors
of the communication and the State party,
Adopts the following:

Decision on admissibility
1.1
The authors of the communication are R.G. and her adult son, I.G., born in 1966 and
1994, respectively. They submit the complaint on their own behalf and on behalf of R.G.’s
two minor daughters. The authors are nationals of Pakistan, members of the Christian
minority. The authors claim that if Denmark proceeds with their deportation to Pakistan, it
would amount to a violation of their rights under articles 6, 7 and 18 of the Covenant, as
they fear being exposed to threats to their lives. The authors are represented by counsel.
The Optional Protocol entered into force for Denmark on 23 March 1976.
1.2
The communication was registered on 5 March 2014. Pursuant to rule 92 of its rules
of procedure, the Committee, acting through its Special Rapporteur on new
communications and interim measures, requested the State party to refrain from deporting
the authors to Pakistan while their case is under consideration by the Committee. On 10
March 2014, the Danish Refugee Appeals Board suspended the time limit for the authors’
* 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, Víctor Manuel Rodríguez-Rescia, Fabián Omar Salvioli, Dheerujlall Seetulsingh, Anja
Seibert-Fohr, Yuval Shany, Konstantine Vardzelashvili and Margo Waterval.

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