CCPR/C/112/D/2069/2011

United Nations

International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
19 January 2015
Original: English

Human Rights Committee

Communication No. 2069/2011
Views adopted by the Committee at its 112th session
(7–31 October 2014)

Submitted by:

Tatiana Shikhmuradova on behalf of her
husband, Boris Shikhmuradov (not represented
by counsel)

Alleged victim:

The author, and her husband

State party:

Turkmenistan

Date of communication:

28 April 2011 (initial submission)

Document references:

Special Rapporteur’s rule 97 decision,
transmitted to the State party on 4 July 2011
(not issued in document form)

Date of adoption of Views:

17 October 2014

Subject matter:

Enforced disappearance of the author’s husband;
torture; habeas corpus; unfair trial

Substantive issues:

Right to life, prohibition of torture and cruel and
inhuman treatment, right to liberty and security
of the person, right to a fair trial, principle of
non-retroactivity, protection against unlawful
interference with family

Procedural issues:

State party’s failure to cooperate

Articles of the Covenant:

6 (para. 1); 7; 9; 14 (paras. 1 and 5); 15; 17

Article of the Optional Protocol:

5 (para. 2 (a))

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