United Nations

International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
5 August 2016
Original: English

Human Rights Committee
Decision adopted by the Committee under the Optional Protocol,
concerning communication No. 2084/2011*, **
Communication submitted by:

V.L. (not represented by counsel)

Alleged victim:

The author

State party:


Date of communication:

3 November 2010 (initial submission)

Document references:

Decision taken pursuant to rule 97 of the
Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to
the State party on 18 May 2010 (not issued in
document form)

Date of adoption of decision:

30 March 2016

Subject matter:

Torture; right to liberty and security; fair trial;
right to an effective remedy

Procedural issues:

Exhaustion of domestic remedies; insufficient
substantiation of claims

Substantive issues:

Torture; arbitrary arrest; fair trial

Articles of the Covenant:

2, 7, 9 and 14

Articles of the Optional Protocol:


* 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,
Víctor Manuel Rodríguez-Rescia, Fabián Omar Salvioli, Dheerujlall Seetulsingh, Anja Seibert-Fohr,
Yuval Shany, Konstantine Vardzelashvili and Margo Waterval.



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