Decision of the Human Rights Committee under article 5,
paragraph 4, of the Optional Protocol to the International
Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (114th session)

Communication No. 2428/2014*
Submitted by:

I.A.A. et al. (represented by the Danish Refugee

Alleged victim:

The author

State Party:


Date of communication:

17 June 2014 (initial submission)

The Human Rights Committee, established under article 28 of the International
Covenant on Civil and Political Rights,
Meeting on 23 July 2015,
Having concluded its consideration of communication No. 2428/2014, submitted to
the Human Rights Committee on behalf of Ms. I.A.A. et al. under the Optional Protocol to
the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights,
Having taken into account all written information made available to it by the author
of the communication and the State party,
Adopts the following:

Decision on admissibility
The author of the communication dated 17 June 2014 is Ms. I.A.A., born on 31 May
1984. She brings the complaint on behalf of herself and her two minor children: F.A.A.,
born on 19 April 2005, and M.A.H.H., born on 6 July 2012. They are Somali nationals
residing in Denmark and, at the time of submission of their communication, were subject to
a deportation order to Italy, scheduled on 20 June 2014.
The author claims that, by forcibly deporting her and her children to Italy, Denmark
would violate their rights under article 7 of the Covenant. The author is represented by the
Danish Refugee Council. The Optional Protocol entered into force for Denmark on
23 March 1976.

* The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the present
communication: Yadh Ben Achour, Sarah Cleveland, Olivier de Frouville, Yuji Iwasawa, Ivana Jelić,
Duncan Laki Muhumuza, Photini Pazartzis, Mauro Politi, Sir Nigel Rodley, Victor Manuel
Rodríguez-Rescia, Fabián Omar Salvioli, Dheerujlall B. Seetulsingh, Anja Seibert-Fohr, Yuval
Shany, Konstantine Vardzelashvili and Margo Waterval.


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