United Nations

International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
22 November 2021
Original: English

Advance unedited version

Human Rights Committee

Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 (4) of the
Optional Protocol, concerning communication No.

Communication submitted by:

K.A. et al. (represented by counsel, Katherine
Wrigley, of the Refugee Advice and Casework

Alleged victims:

The authors

State party:


Date of communication:

13 March 2014 (initial submission)

Document references:

Decision taken pursuant to rule 92 of the
Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to
the State party on 21 March 2014 (not issued in
document form)

Date of adoption of Views:

8 July 2021

Subject matter:

Detention of minors in immigration facilities

Procedural issues:

Lack of substantiation

Substantive issues:

Cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or
punishment; liberty and security of person;
human dignity; children’s rights; right to an
effective remedy

Articles of the Covenant:

2 (3), 7, 9 (1) and (4), 10, 17, 23, and 24

Articles of the Optional Protocol:

2 and 3

* Adopted by the Committee at its 132nd session (28 June-23 July 2021).
** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication:
Wafaa Ashraf Moharram Bassim, Yadh Ben Achour, Arif Bulkan, Mahjoub El Haiba, Kobauyah
Kpatcha Tchamdja, Carlos Gómez Martínez, Duncan Laki Muhumuza, Photini Pazartzis, Hernán
Quezada, Vasilka Sancin, José Manuel Santos Pais, Changrok Soh, Hélène Tigroudja, Imeru Tamerat
Yigezu, and Gentian Zyberi

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