United Nations

International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
8 January 2015
Original: English

Human Rights Committee

Communication No. 2018/2010
Views adopted by the Committee at its 112nd session
(7–31 October 2014)
Submitted by:

Kedar Chaulagain (represented by counsel,
Mandira Sharma, Advocacy Forum-Nepal,
and Carla Ferstman, Redress Fund)

Alleged victims:

The author and his deceased daughter,
Subhadra Chaulagain

State party:


Date of communication:

7 December 2010 (initial submission)

Document references:

Special Rapporteur’s rule 97 decision,
transmitted to the State party on 22 December
2010 (not issued in document form)
The Committee’s decision on admissibility of 8
March 2012 (CCPR/C/104/D/2018/2010)

Date of adoption of Views:

28 October 2014

Subject matter:

Arbitrary arrest and detention, torture, inhuman
and degrading treatment, and subsequent
extrajudicial killing of a girl suspected of being a
member of the Communist Party (Maoist)

Substantive issues:

Right to life; prohibition of torture and cruel,
inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment;
right to liberty and security of the person; respect
for the inherent dignity of the human person;
right to an effective remedy; equal protection of
the law

Procedural issues:

Non-exhaustion of domestic remedies

Articles of the Covenant:

2 (para. 3) in conjunction with 6, 7, 9, 10 and 26

Articles of the Optional Protocol:

2 and 5 (para. 2 (b))

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