CCPR/C/125/D/2345/2014 United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Distr.: General 18 April 2019 Original: English Human Rights Committee Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 (4) of the Optional Protocol, concerning communication No. 2345/2014*, ** Communication submitted by: M.M. (represented by counsel, Niels-Erik Hansen) Alleged victim: The author State party: Denmark Date of communication: 7 February 2014 (initial submission) Document references: Decision taken pursuant to rule 97 of the Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to the State party on 11 February 2014 (not issued in document form) Date of adoption of Views: 14 March 2019 Subject matter: Deportation to Afghanistan Procedural issue: Insufficient substantiation of claims Substantive issues: Right to life; torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment; nonrefoulement; protection of aliens against arbitrary expulsion; right to a fair and public hearing by a competent, independent and impartial tribunal; right to freedom of religion or belief; right to the equal protection of the law Articles of the Covenant: 6, 7, 13, 14, 18 and 26 Article of the Optional Protocol: 2 1.1 The author of the communication is M.M., an Afghan national born in 1993. His request for asylum in Denmark was rejected and, at the time of submission of the communication, he was in detention awaiting deportation to Afghanistan. At that time, the author claimed that, by forcibly deporting him to Afghanistan, Denmark would violate his * Adopted by the Committee at its 125th session (4–29 March 2019). ** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication: Tania María Abdo Rocholl, Yadh Ben Achour, Ilze Brands Kehris, Christopher Arif Bulkan, Ahmed Amin Fathalla, Shuichi Furuya, Christof Heyns, Bamariam Koita, Marcia Kran, Duncan Laki Muhumuza, Photini Pazartzis, Hernán Quezada Cabrera, Vasilka Sancin, José Manuel Santos Pais, Yuval Shany, Hélène Tigroudja, Andreas Zimmermann and Gentian Zyberi. GE.19-06548(E) 

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