CCPR/C/132/D/2365/2014 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. 2365/2014*,** Communication submitted by: K.A. et al. (represented by counsel, Katherine Wrigley, of the Refugee Advice and Casework Service) Alleged victims: The authors State party: Australia 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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