CCPR/C/130/D/2671/2015 United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Distr.: General 17 March 2021 Original: English Human Rights Committee Decision adopted by the Committee under the Optional Protocol, concerning communication No. 2671/2015*, ** Communication submitted by: F.A. (represented by counsel, Niels-Erik Hansen) Alleged victim: The author State party: Denmark Date of communication: 5 November 2015 (initial submission) Document references: Decision taken pursuant to rule 92 of the Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to the State party on 6 November 2015 (not issued in document form) Date of adoption of decision: 6 November 2020 Subject matter: Deportation to Afghanistan Procedural issue: Insufficient substantiation of claims Substantive issues: Risk of torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment; nonrefoulement Articles of the Covenant: 6, 7 and 13 Article of the Optional Protocol: 2 1.1 The author of the communication is F.A., a national of Afghanistan born on 21 December 1986. At the time of submission of the communication, he was subject to deportation to Afghanistan following rejection of his application for refugee status by the Danish authorities. He claimed that by forcibly returning him to Afghanistan, Denmark would violate his rights under articles 6 and 7 of the Covenant. He further claimed that his rights under article 13 of the Covenant had been violated in connection with the hearing of his asylum case by the Danish authorities. The author requested the Committee to request interim measures so that he would not be returned to Afghanistan pending the examination of his communication. The Optional Protocol entered into force for the State party on 23 March 1976. The author is represented by counsel. 1.2 On 6 November 2015, pursuant to rule 94 of its rules of procedure, the Committee, acting through its Special Rapporteur on new communications and interim measures, * Adopted by the Committee at its 130th session (12 October–6 November 2020). ** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication: Yadh Ben Achour, Arif Bulkan, Furuya Shuichi, Christof Heyns, David H. Moore, Duncan Laki Muhumuza, Hernán Quezada Cabrera, Vasilka Sancin, José Manuel Santos Pais, Yuval Shany, Hélène Tigroudja and Gentian Zyberi. GE.21-03618(E)

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