United Nations

International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
24 December 2015
Original: French

Human Rights Committee

Communication No. 2214/2012
Views adopted by the Committee at its 115th session (19 October-6
November 2015)
Submitted by:

John-Jacques Lumbala Tshidika (represented
by the World Organization Against Torture
and Association africaine de défense des
droits de l’homme)

Alleged victim:

The author

State party:

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Date of communication:

13 August 2012 (initial submission)

Document references:

Special Rapporteur’s decision under rules 92
and 97, transmitted to the State party on 27
November 2012 (issued in document form)

Date of adoption of Views:

5 November 2015

Procedural issues:


Subject matter:

Torture and arbitrary detention

Substantive issues:

Right to liberty; right not to be subjected to
torture; equality of arms and fair hearing;
arbitrary interference with family life

Articles of the Covenant:

2 (paras. 2 and 3), 7, 9, 10 (para. 1), 16, 17,
19 and 23

Article of the Optional Protocol: None

GE.15-22873 (E)




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