CCPR/C/112/D/2018/2010

Annex
Views of the Human Rights Committee under article 5,
paragraph 4, of the Optional Protocol to the International
Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (112th session)
concerning

Communication No. 2018/2010*
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:

Nepal

Date of communication:

7 December 2010 (initial submission)

Decision on admissibility:

8 March 2012

The Human Rights Committee, established under article 28 of the International
Covenant on Civil and Political Rights,
Meeting on 28 October 2014,
Having concluded its consideration of communication No. 2018/2010, submitted to
the Human Rights Committee on behalf of Kedar Chaulagain under the Optional Protocol
to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights,
Having taken into account all written information made available to it by the author
of the communication and the State party,
Adopts the following:

Views under article 5, paragraph 4, of the Optional Protocol
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The author of the communication is Kedar Chaulagain, a Nepalese national born in
1958. The communication is submitted in his own name and on behalf of his deceased
daughter, Subhadra Chaulagain, also a Nepalese national, born in 1986. The author claims
that Nepal violated his daughter’s rights under articles 6, 7, 9 and 10, all read in conjunction
with article 2, paragraph 3, and also separately under article 26; as well as his own rights

* The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the present
communication: Yadh Ben Achour, Lazhari Bouzid, Christine Chanet, Ahmed Amin Fathalla,
Cornelis Flinterman, Yuji Iwasawa, Walter Kälin, Zonke Zanele Majodina, Gerald L. Neuman, Sir
Nigel Rodley, Víctor Manuel Rodríguez-Rescia, Fabián Omar Salvioli, Dheerujlall B. Seetulsingh,
Anja Seibert-Fohr, Yuval Shany, Konstantine Vardzelashvili, Margo Waterval and Andrei Paul
Zlătescu.
The text of an individual opinion by Committee members Víctor Manuel Rodríguez-Rescia and
Fabián Omar Salvioli is appended to the present Views.

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