United Nations

International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
25 November 2014
Original: English

Human Rights Committee

Communication No. 2111/2011
Views adopted by the Committee at its 112th session
(7–31 October 2014)

Submitted by:

Sharmila Tripathi (represented by counsel,
Track Impunity Always-TRIAL)

Alleged victim:

The author, Gyanendra Tripathi (her husband)
and C.T. (their minor daughter)

State party:


Date of communication:

28 September 2011 (initial submission)

Document references:

Special Rapporteur’s rule 97 decision,
transmitted to the State party on 21 October 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; freedom of association; right of the child to
measures of protection; and right to an effective

Procedural issues:

Exhaustion of domestic remedies

Articles of the Covenant:

6, para. 1; 7; 9, paras. 1–4; 10, para. 1; 16; 22;
and 24, para. 1, alone and read in conjunction
with article 2, para. 3

Articles of the Optional Protocol:

3 and 5, para. 2 (b)

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