CCPR/C/112/D/2031/2011

United Nations

International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
25 November 2014
Original: English

Human Rights Committee

Communication No. 2031/2011
Views adopted by the Committee at its 112th session
(7–31 October 2014)

Submitted by:

Ram Kumar Bhandari (represented by counsel,
Track Impunity Always-TRIAL)

Alleged victim:

The author and Tej Bahadur Bhandari
(his father)

State party:

Nepal

Date of communication:

14 December 2010 (initial submission)

Document references:

Special Rapporteur’s rule 97 decision,
transmitted to the State party on 17 February
2011 (not issued in document form)

Date of adoption of views:

29 October 2014

Subject matter:

Enforced disappearance

Substantive issues:

Right to life; prohibition of torture and cruel and
inhuman treatment; right to liberty and security
of person; respect for the inherent dignity of the
human person; recognition as a person before the
law; and right to an effective remedy

Procedural issues:

Exhaustion of domestic remedies

Articles of the Covenant:

6; 7; 9; 10 and 16, alone and read in conjunction
with article 2, para. 3

Articles of the Optional Protocol:

5, para. 2 (b)

GE.14-22802 (E)

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