United Nations

International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
3 May 2016
Original: English

Human Rights Committee

Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 (4)
of the Optional Protocol, concerning communication
No. 2060/2011*, **
Communication submitted by:

W.M.G. (represented by counsel, Carole Simone

Alleged victim:

The author

State party:


Date of communication:

10 May 2011 (initial submission)

Document references:

Decision taken pursuant to rule 97 of the
Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to
the State party on 12 May 2011 (not issued in
document form)

Date of adoption of Views:

11 March 2016

Subject matter:

Deportation to Zimbabwe of a person who is

Procedural issues:

Exhaustion of domestic remedies, ratione
materiae; failure to sufficiently substantiate

Substantive issues:

Right to an effective remedy; right to life; torture
or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or
punishment; fair trial; right to privacy, family
and reputation; protection of the family

Articles of the Covenant:

2 (3), 6 (1), 7, 14 (1) (2) and (3) (c), 17 and 23

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 present
communication: Yadh Ben Achour, Lazhari Bouzid, Sarah Cleveland, Yuji Iwasawa, Ivana Jelić,
Duncan Laki Muhumuza, Mauro Politi, Sir Nigel Rodley, Víctor Manuel Rodríguez-Rescia, Fabián
Omar Salvioli, Anja Seibert-Fohr, Yuval Shany, Konstantine Vardzelashvili and Margo Waterval.



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