United Nations

International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
25 November 2016
Original: English

Human Rights Committee

Decision adopted by the Committee under the Optional
Protocol, concerning communication No. 2115/2011*, **
Communication submitted by:

I.A.K. (represented by counsel, Niels-Erik

Alleged victim:

The author

State party:


Date of communication:

1 June 2011 (initial submission)

Document references:

Decision taken pursuant to rule 97 of the
Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to
the State party on 9 November 2011 (not issued
in document form)

Date of adoption of Views:

3 November 2016

Subject matter:

Deportation from Denmark to Iraq

Procedural issues:

Failure to sufficiently substantiate allegations;
incompatibility ratione materiae

Substantive issues:

Right to life; torture; cruel, inhuman or
degrading treatment or punishment

Articles of the Covenant:

2, 6, 7, 13, 14 and 26

Articles of the Optional Protocol:

2 and 3

The author of the communication is I.A.K., a national of Iraq born on 20 December
1980. He claims that his removal to Iraq by the State party would violate his rights under
articles 2, 6, 7, 13, 14 and 26 of the Covenant. 1 The Optional Protocol entered into force for
the State party on 23 March 1976. The author is represented by counsel.

* Adopted by the Committee at its 118th session (17 October-4 November 2016).
** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the present


communication: Yadh Ben Achour, Lazhari Bouzid, Sarah Cleveland, Ahmed Amin Fathalla, Olivier
de Frouville, Yuji Iwasawa, Ivana Jelić, Photini Pazartzis, Mauro Politi, Sir Nigel Rodley, Víctor
Manuel Rodríguez Rescia, Fabián Omar Salvioli, Yuval Shany and Margo Waterval.
The author’s claims regarding articles 2, 13, 14 and 26 of the Covenant were raised by the author in



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