CCPR/C/121/D/2283/2013 United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Distr.: General 1 December 2017 English Original: French Human Rights Committee Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 (4) of the Optional Protocol, concerning communication No. 2283/2013*, ** Submitted by: Abdelkader Boudjema (represented by the Alkarama Foundation) Alleged victims: The author and Mahmoud Boudjema (the author’s father) State party: Algeria Date of the communication: 18 June 2013 (initial submission) Document references: Decision under rules 92 and 97 of the rules of procedure, transmitted to the State party on 16 August 2013 (not issued in document form) Date of adoption of Views: 30 October 2017 Subject matter: Enforced disappearance Procedural issue: Exhaustion of domestic remedies Substantive issues: Right to an effective remedy; prohibition of torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment; right to liberty and security of the person; respect for the inherent dignity of the human person; recognition as a person before the law; right to privacy; right to family life Articles of the Covenant: 2 (3), 6 (1), 7, 9 (1–4), 10 (1), 16, 17 and 23 (1) Articles of the Optional Protocol: 2 and 5 (2) 1.1 The author of the communication, dated 18 June 2013, is Abdelkader Boudjema, a national of Algeria. He is represented by the Alkarama Foundation. He claims that his father, Mahmoud Boudjema, born on 1 April 1946 and also an Algerian national, was the victim of enforced disappearance attributable to the State party, in violation of articles 6 (1), 7, 9 (1–4), 10 (1), 16, 17, 23 (1) and 2 (3) of the Covenant. The author claims that he himself has been a victim of violations of articles 7, 17, 23 (1) and 2 (3). The Covenant and * Adopted by the Committee at its 121st session (16 October–10 November 2017). ** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication: Yadh Ben Achour, Ilze Brands Kehris, Olivier de Frouville, Christof Heyns, Yuji Iwasawa, Ivana Jelić, Bamariam Koita, Marcia V.J. Kran, Duncan Laki Muhumuza, Photini Pazartzis, José Manuel Santos Pais, Anja Seibert-Fohr, Yuval Shany and Margo Waterval. GE.17-21416 (E) 020218 020218 

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