United Nations

International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
19 January 2015
Original: English

Human Rights Committee

Communication No. 1965/2010
Views adopted by the Committee at its 112th session
(7–31 October 2014)

Submitted by:

John Njie Monika (represented by
counsel, Martin Dikanjo Esingila)

Alleged victim:

The author

State party:


Date of communication:

11 January 2010 (initial submission)

Document references:

Special Rapporteur’s rule 97 decision,
transmitted to the State party on 10 August 2010
(not issued in document form)

Date of adoption of Views:

21 October 2014

Subject matter:

Assault by a government representative, not
followed by investigation or prosecution

Procedural issues:

Exhaustion of domestic remedies; lack of

Substantive issues:

Right to life; prohibition of torture and cruel and
inhuman treatment; Right to liberty; right to
protection from inhuman treatment; right to
family life; right of children to protection; right
to an effective remedy; discrimination and equal
protection of the law

Articles of the Covenant:

Articles 2 (paras. 1 and 3); 6 (para. 1); 7;
9 (paras. 1–2) ; and 26

Articles of the Optional Protocol:

Articles 2 and 5 (para. 2 (b))

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