United Nations

International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
12 June 2018
Original: French

Human Rights Committee

Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 (4)
of the Optional Protocol, concerning communication
No. 2292/2013*, **
Communication submitted by:

W.K. (represented by counsel, Mylène Barrière,
then Stéphanie Valois)

Alleged victim:

The author

State party:


Date of communication:

23 October 2013 (initial submission)

Document references:

Decision taken pursuant to rule 97 of the
Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to
the State party on 24 October 2013 (not issued in
document form)

Date of adoption of Views:

27 March 2018

Subject matter:

Expulsion from Canada to Egypt

Procedural issues:

insufficient substantiation; incompatibility with
the Covenant

Substantive issues:

Right to life; risk of being subjected to torture or
cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or

Articles of the Covenant:

6 (1), 7, 9 (1), 17, 18 and 27

Articles of the Optional Protocol:

2, 3 and 5 (2) (b)

* Adopted by the Committee at its 122nd session (12 March–6 April 2018).
** The following members of the Committee participated in the consideration of the present
communication: Tania María Abdo Rocholl, Yadh Ben Achour, Ilze Brands Kehris, Sarah Cleveland,
Olivier de Frouville, Christof Heyns, Ivana Jelić, Bamariam Koita, Duncan Laki Muhumuza, Photini
Pazartzis, Mauro Politi, José Manuel Santo Pais, Yuval Shany and Margo Waterval.

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