CCPR/C/116/D/2233/2013

United Nations

International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
2 May 2016
Original: English

Human Rights Committee

Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 (4)
of the Optional Protocol, concerning communication
No. 2233/2013*, **
Communication submitted by:

F.J. et al. (represented by counsel, Ben Saul)
Alleged victim:
The authors

State party:

Australia

Date of communication:

3 December 2012 (initial submission)

Document references:

Decision taken pursuant to rule 97 of the
Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to
the State party on 17 January 2013 (not issued in
document form)

Date of adoption of Views:

22 March 2016

Subject matter:

Indefinite detention of persons in migration
facilities

Procedural issues:

Right to liberty; right to protection from inhuman
treatment

Substantive issues:

Exhaustion of domestic remedies; inadmissibility
ratione materiae; lack of substantiation.

Articles of the Covenant:

7, 9 (1), (2) and (4) and 10 (1)

Articles of the Optional Protocol:

2, 3 and 5 (2) (b)

* Adopted by the Committee at its 116th session (7-31 March 2016).
** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication:
Yadh Ben Achour, Lazhari Bouzid, Sarah Cleveland, Olivier de Frouville, Yuji Iwasawa, Ivana Jelić,
Duncan Laki Muhumuza, Photini Pazartzis, Mauro Politi, Sir Nigel Rodley, Víctor Manuel
Rodríguez-Rescia, Fabián Omar Salvioli, Dheerujlall Seetulsingh, Anja Seibert-Fohr, Yuval Shany,
Konstantine Vardzelashvili and Margo Waterval.

GE.16-07120(E)

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