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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