CCPR/C/132/D/3266/2018 United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Distr.: General 24 August 2021 Original: English Human Rights Committee Decision adopted by the Committee under the Optional Protocol, concerning communication No. 3266/2018*, ** Communication submitted by: H.G. (represented by counsel, Charlotta Lagnander) Alleged victim: The author State party: Sweden Date of communication: 19 November 2018 (initial submission) Document references: Decision taken pursuant to rule 92 of the Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to the State party on 19 November 2018 (not issued in document form) Date of adoption of decision: 23 July 2021 Subject matter: Deportation to Afghanistan Procedural issues: Exhaustion of domestic remedies; level of substantiation of claims Substantive issues: Torture; cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment; right to family life Articles of the Covenant: 7 and 17 Articles of the Optional Protocol: 2 and 5 (2) (b) 1.1 The author of the communication is H.G., a national of Afghanistan born on 6 January 1999. He claims that by deporting him to Afghanistan, the State party would violate his rights under articles 7 and 17 of the Covenant. The Optional Protocol entered into force for the State party on 23 March 1976. The author is represented by counsel. 1.2 On 19 November 2018, pursuant to rule 94 of its rules of procedure, the Committee, acting through its Special Rapporteur on new communications and interim measures, requested the State party not to deport the author to Afghanistan while his case was under consideration by the Committee. * Adopted by the Committee at its 132nd session (28 June–23 July 2021). ** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication: Tania María Abdo Rocholl, Wafaa Ashraf Moharram Bassim, Yadh Ben Achour, Arif Bulkan, Mahjoub El Haiba, Furuya Shuichi, Carlos Gómez Martínez, Duncan Laki Muhumuza, Photini Pazartzis, Hernán Quezada Cabrera, Vasilka Sancin, José Manuel Santos Pais, Soh Changrok, Kobauyah Tchamdja Kpatcha, Hélène Tigroudja, Imeru Tamerat Yigezu and Gentian Zyberi. GE.21-11651(E)

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