United Nations

International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
7 January 2015
Original: English

Human Rights Committee

Communication No. 2053/2011
Views adopted by the Committee at its 112th session
(7–31 October 2014)
Submitted by:

B.L. (represented by Balmain for Refugees)

Alleged victim:

The author

State party:


Date of communication:

15 April 2011 (initial submission)

Document references:

Special Rapporteur’s rule 92 and 97 decision,
transmitted to the State party on 26 April 2011 (not
issued in document form)

Date of adoption of Views:

16 October 2014

Subject matter:

Deportation to Senegal

Substantive issues:

Right to life; right to protection from cruel, inhuman
or degrading treatment or punishment; right to
freedom of thought, conscience and religion

Procedural issues:

Insufficient substantiation; non-exhaustion of
domestic remedies; inadmissibility ratione materiae

Articles of the Covenant:

6, 7 and 18

Articles of the Optional Protocol:

2, 3 and 5 (para. 2 (b))

GE.15- 00119 (E)


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