United Nations

International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
13 December 2018
Original: English
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Human Rights Committee

Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 (4) of the
Optional Protocol, concerning communication
No. 2610/2015*, **, ***
Communication submitted by:

Yelitze Lisbeth Moreno de Castillo (represented
by counsels Carlos Ayala, Bernardo Pulido, José
Guarenas and Raúl Castillo)

Alleged victim:

The author; her deceased husband, Joe Luis
Castillo González; and her deceased son, Luis
César Castillo Moreno

State party:

Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

Date of communication:

10 April 2015 (initial submission)

Document references:

Decision taken pursuant to rule 97 of the
Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to
the State party on 13 May 2015 (not issued in
document form)

Date of adoption of Views:

10 November 2017

Subject matter:

Responsibility of the State for the attack of
which the author and her family were victims

Procedural issues:

Same case was submitted to the Inter-American
Court of Human Rights

Substantive issues:

Right to life; right to physical integrity; right to
security; guarantees of due process

Articles of the Covenant:

2, 6 (1), 7, 9 (1) and 14

Articles of the Optional Protocol:

2 and 5 (2) (a)

The author of the communication is Yelitze Lisbeth Moreno de Castillo, a national
of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. The communication is submitted on her own
behalf and on behalf of her husband, Joe Luis Castillo González, and her son, Luis César

* 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, Sarah Cleveland, Olivier de Frouville, Christof Heyns, Yuji
Iwasawa, Ivana Jelić, Bamarian Koita, Marcia V.J. Kran, Photini Pazartzis, Mauro Politi, José
Manuel Santos Pais, Yuval Shany, and Margo Waterval.
*** An individual opinion by Committee member Sarah Cleveland (partly concurring, partly dissenting)
is annexed to the present Views.



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