United Nations

Convention on the
Rights of the Child

Distr.: General
30 October 2020
Original: French

Committee on the Rights of the Child

Views adopted by the Committee under the Optional
Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on
a communications procedure concerning communication
No. 56/2018*, **, ***
Communication submitted by:

V.A. (represented by counsel, Immacolata Iglio
Rezzonico and Paolo Bernasconi)

Alleged victims:

E.A. and U.A.

State party:


Date of communication:

21 September 2018 (initial submission)

Date of adoption of Views:

28 September 2020

Subject matter:

Deportation to Italy

Procedural issues:

Non-exhaustion of domestic remedies;
manifestly ill-founded; justiciability of
Convention rights

Substantive issues:

Discrimination; best interests of the child;
development of the child; right to be heard in any
judicial and administrative proceedings affecting
the child; protection and humanitarian assistance
for refugee children; right of the child to the
enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of
health; inhuman or degrading treatment

Articles of the Convention:

2, 3, 6 (2), 12, 22, 24 and 37

Articles of the Optional Protocol:

6 and 7 (e) and (f)

The author of the communication is V.A., an Azerbaijani national born in 1986. She
submits the communication on behalf of her sons, E.A., born in 2009, and U.A., born in
2014, both Azerbaijani nationals. She claims that E.A. and U.A. are victims of a violation

* Adopted by the Committee at its eighty-fifth session (14 September–1 October 2020).
** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication:
Suzanne Aho Assouma, Hynd Ayoubi Idrissi, Bragi Gudbrandsson, Olga A. Khazova, Gehad Madi,
Benyam Dawit Mezmur, Otani Mikiko, Luis Ernesto Pedernera Reyna, José Ángel Rodríguez Reyes,
Ann Marie Skelton, Velina Todorova and Renate Winter.
*** Pursuant to rule 8 (1) (a) of the Committee’s rules of procedure under the Optional Protocol to the
Convention on the Rights of the Child on a communications procedure, Philip Jaffé did not participate
in the consideration of the communication.

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