United Nations

International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
7 August 2015
Original: English

Human Rights Committee

Communication No. 2280/2013
Views adopted by the by the Committee at its 114th session
(29 June-24 July 2015)
Submitted by:

Y (represented by counsel, Arash Banakar)

Alleged victim:

The author

State party:


Date of communication:

29 July 2013 (initial submission)

Document references:

Special Rapporteur’s rule 97 decision,
transmitted to the State party on 30 July 2013
(not issued in document form)

Date of adoption of Views:

22 July 2015

Subject matter:

Deportation to Sri Lanka

Procedural issues:

Failure to sufficiently substantiate allegations;
and incompatibility ratione materiae with the

Substantive issues:

Right to life; prohibition of torture or cruel,
inhuman or degrading treatment; right to liberty
and security of person; and right to be free from
arbitrary detention

Articles of the Covenant:

Articles 6 (1), 7 and 9 (1)

Articles of the Optional Protocol:

Articles 2 and 3



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