United Nations

International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
8 September 2017
Original: English

Human Rights Committee

Decision adopted by the Committee under the Optional
Protocol, concerning communication No. 2625/2015*, **
Submitted by:

S.Z. (represented by counsel, Niels-Erik Hansen)

Alleged victim:

The author

State party:


Date of communication:

25 June 2015 (initial submission)

Document references:

Decision taken pursuant to rule 97 of the
Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to
the State party on 29 January 2014 (not issued in
document form)

Date of adoption of decision:

28 July 2016

Subject matter:

Deportation to Afghanistan

Procedural issue:

Lack of substantiation

Substantive issues:

Torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
or punishment; refoulement; fair trial, equality
before the law

Articles of the Covenant:

6, 7, 13 and 26

Article of the Optional Protocol:


* Adopted by the Committee at its 120th session (3-28 July 2017).
** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the present
communication: Tania Maria Abdo Rocholl, Yadh Ben Achour, Ilze Brands Kehris, Sarah Cleveland,
Ahmed Amin Fathalla, Olivier de Frouville, Christof Heyns, Yuji Iwasawa, Bamariam Koita, Duncan
Laki Muhumuza, Photini Pazartzis, Mauro Politi, José Manuel Santos Pais and Margo Waterval.



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