United Nations

International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
17 August 2018
Original: French

Human Rights Committee

Decision adopted by the Committee under the Optional
Protocol, concerning communication No. 2831/2016*, **
Communication submitted by:

M.A.K. (represented by counsel)

Alleged victim:

The author

State party:


Date of communication:

27 July 2016

Document references:

Decision taken pursuant to rule 97 of the
Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to
the State party on 2 November 2015 (not issued
in document form)

Date of adoption of decision:

13 July 2018

Subject matter:

Extradition to the United States of America

Procedural issues:

Abuse of the right to submit a communication;
sufficient substantiation of claims

Substantive issues:
Articles of the Covenant:

2 (1) and (3), 7, 9 (1) and (5), 10 (1), 14 (1), 15
(1) and 26

Article of the Optional Protocol:


* Adopted by the Committee at its 123rd session (2–27 July 2018).
** The following members of the Committee participated in the consideration of the communication:
Tania María Abdo Rocholl, Yadh Ben Achour, Ilze Brands Kehris, Ahmed Amin Fathalla, Olivier de
Frouville, Christof Heyns, Bamarian Koita, Marcia V.J. Kran, Mauro Politi, José Manuel Santos Pais,
Yuval Shany and Margo Waterval. Pursuant to rule 90 of the Committee’s rules of procedure, the
Committee member Sarah Cleveland did not take part in the consideration of the communication.

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