CCPR/C/116/D/2078/2011

United Nations

International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
11 May 2016
Original: English

Human Rights Committee

Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 (4) of the
Optional Protocol, concerning communication
No. 2078/2011*, **
Communication submitted by:

AnnakurbanAmanklychev (represented by
counsel, Timur Misrikhanov)

Alleged victim:

The author

State party:

Turkmenistan

Date of communication:

27 May 2009 (initial submission)

Document references:

Decision taken pursuant to rule 97 of the
Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to
the State party on 8 August 2011 (not issued in
document form)

Date of adoption of Views:

31 March 2016

Subject matter:

Torture; denial of fair trial procedural
guarantees.

Procedural issues:

Admissibility – non-exhaustion of domestic
remedies

Substantive issues:

Torture, family rights, privacy, conditions of
detention, arbitrary arrest – detention.

Articles of the Covenant:

2 (3) (b), 7, 9 (1), 10 (1) and (2), 14 (1) and (3)
and 17 (1)

Articles of the Optional Protocol:

5 (2) (b)

* Adopted by the Committee at its 116th session (7-31 March 2016).
** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication:
Yadh Ben Achour, Lazhari Bouzid, Sarah Cleveland, Ahmed Amin Fathalla, Olivier de Frouville,
Yuji Iwasawa, Ivana Jelić, Duncan Laki Muhumuza, Photini Pazartzis, Sir Nigel Rodley,
Víctor Manuel Rodríguez-Rescia, Fabián Omar Salvioli, Dheerujlall Seetulsingh,
Anja Seibert-Fohr, Yuval Shany, Konstantine Vardzelashvili and Margo Waterval.

GE.16-07624(E)

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