United Nations

International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
23 August 2017
Original: English

Human Rights Committee

Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 (4) of the
Optional Protocol, concerning communication No.
2173/2012*, **
Communication submitted by:

Dzhuraboy Boboev (represented by counsel,
Sergei Romanov)

Alleged victims:

The author and his deceased son, Ismonboy

State party:


Date of communication:

9 July 2012 (initial submission)

Document references:

Decision taken pursuant to rule 97 of the
Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to
the State party on 17 July 2012 (not issued in
document form)

Date of adoption of Views:

19 July 2017

Subject matter:

Torture and death of the author’s son in police

Procedural issue:

Non-substantiation of claims

Substantive issues:

Right to life; torture; prompt and impartial
investigation of torture

Articles of the Covenant:

6 (1) and 7, separately and in conjunction with 2

Articles of the Optional Protocol:

2 and 5 (2) (b)

The author of the communication is Dzhuraboy Boboev, a Tajikistan national, born
in 1954. Mr. Boboev submits the present communication on his own and on behalf of his
deceased son, Ismonboy Boboev. He claims a violation by Tajikistan of his son’s rights
under articles 6 (1) and 7, read separately and in conjunction with article 2 (3); and his own
rights under article 7, read separately and in conjunction with article 2 (3), of the Covenant.
The Optional Protocol entered into force for the State party on 4 April 1999. The author is
represented by counsel.

* Adopted by the Committee at its 120th session (3-28 July 2017).
** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication:
Tania María Abdo Rocholl, Yadh Ben Achour, Ilze Brands Kehris, Olivier de Frouville, Christof
Heyns, Yuji Iwasawa, Bamariam Koita, Marcia V.J. Kran, Duncan Laki Muhumuza, Photini Pazartzis,
Mauro Politi, José Manuel Santos Pais, Yuval Shany and Margo Waterval.



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