CRC/C/85/D/56/2018 United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child Distr.: General 30 October 2020 English 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: Switzerland 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) 1.1 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. GE.20-14363 (E) 131120 131120 

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