United Nations

International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
15 August 2016
Original: English

Human Rights Committee

Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 (4) of the
Optional Protocol, concerning communication
No. 2198/2012*, **
Communication submitted by:

V.D. (represented by Roza Magomedova)

Alleged victim:

The author

State party:

Russian Federation

Date of communication:

23 September 2012 (initial submission)

Document references:

Decision taken pursuant to rule 92 and rule 97 of
the rules of procedure, transmitted to the State
party on 8 October 2012 (not issued in a
document form)

Date of adoption of Views:

30 March 2016

Subject matter:

Extradition to Belarus

Procedural issues:

Non-exhaustion of domestic remedies;
insufficient substantiation of claims

Substantive issues:

Risk of torture and ill-treatment; unfair trial; no
bis in idem; right to family life

Articles of the Covenant:

7, 14, 15 and 17

Articles of the Optional Protocol:

2 and 5 (2) (b)

The author of the communication is V.D., a national of Belarus born on 17 March
1960. He claims that, by extraditing him to Belarus, the Russian Federation would violate
his rights under articles 7, 14, 15 and 17 of the Covenant. The Optional Protocol entered
into force for the State party on 1 January 1992. The author is represented.
* 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, Olivier de Frouville, Ahmed Amin Fathalla,
Yuji Iwasawa, Ivana Jelić, Duncan Laki Muhumuza, Photini Pazartzis, Sir Nigel Rodley,
Victor Manuel Rodríguez-Rescia, Fabián Omar Salvioli, Dheerujlall Seetulsingh,
Anja Seibert-Fohr, Yuval Shany, Konstantine Vardzelashvili and Margo Waterval.



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