United Nations

International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
9 October 2017
Original: English

Human Rights Committee

Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 (4) of the
Optional Protocol, concerning communication No.
2470/2014*, **, ***
Communication submitted by:

Hibaq Said Hashi (represented by counsel,
Stinne Østergaard Poulsen, of the Danish
Refugee Council)

Alleged victims:

The author and her minor son, S.A.A.

State party:


Date of communication:

27 October 2014 (initial submission)

Document references:

Decision taken pursuant to rule 97 of the
Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to
the State party on 27 October 2014 (not issued in
document form)

Date of adoption of Views:

28 July 2017

Subject matter:

Deportation to Italy

Procedural issue:

Failure to sufficiently substantiate allegations

Substantive issue:

Inhuman and degrading treatment

Article of the Covenant:


Article of the Optional Protocol:


* Adopted by the Committee at its 120th session (3-28 July 2017).
** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the present
communication: Tania María Abdo Rocholl, Yadh Ben Achour, Ilze Brands Kehris, Sarah Cleveland,
Ahmed Amin Fathalla, Olivier de Frouville, Christof Heyns, Yuji Iwasawa, Ivana Jelić, Bamariam
Koita, Marcia V.J. Kran, Duncan Laki Muhumuza, Photini Pazartzis, José Manuel Santos Pais, Yuval
Shany and Margo Waterval.
*** A joint opinion by Committee members Yuval Shany, Christof Heyns and Photini Pazartzis
(dissenting) is annexed to the present Views.



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