CCPR/C/123/D/2575/2015 United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Distr.: General 3 May 2019 Original: English Human Rights Committee Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 (4) of the Optional Protocol, concerning communication No. 2575/2015*, **, *** Communication submitted by: Bayush Alemseged Araya (represented by counsel, Danish Refugee Council) Alleged victims: The author and her minor son State party: Denmark Date of communication: 24 February 2015 (initial submission) Document references: Decision taken pursuant to rules 92 and 97 of the Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to the State party on 25 February 2015 (not issued in document form) Date of adoption of Views: 13 July 2018 Subject matter: Deportation from Denmark to Italy Procedural issues: None Substantive issue: Risk of torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment Article of the Covenant: 7 Article of the Optional Protocol: 5 (2) (a) and (b) 1.1 The author of the communication dated 24 February 2015, is Bayush Alemseged Araya, an Eritrean national born in 1984, submitting the complaint on behalf of herself and her son Euas, born on 8 December 2014. The author sought asylum in Denmark, but her application was rejected and she has faced deportation to Italy since 26 February 2015. She claims that her deportation to Italy would constitute a violation by Denmark of her rights under article 7 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. The Optional * Adopted by the Committee at its 123rd session (2 to 27 July 2018). ** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the present communication: Tania María Abdo Rocholl, Yadh Ben Achour, Ilze Brands Kehris, Sarah Cleveland, Ahmed Amin Fathalla, Olivier de Frouville, Christof Heyns, Bamariam Koita, Marcia V.J. Kran, José Manuel Santos Pais, Yuval Shany and Margo Waterval. *** The text of individual opinions (dissenting) of Committee members Ilze Brands Kehris, Sarah Cleveland, Christof Heyns and Yuval Shany is annexed to the present Views. An individual opinion (concurring) by Committee member Olivier de Frouville is also annexed. GE.19-07290(E) 060519  140519

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