United Nations

International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
17 March 2017
Original: French

Human Rights Committee

Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 (4) of the
Optional Protocol, concerning communication
No. 2157/2012*, **
Submitted by:

Rafik Belamrania (represented by Alkarama)

Alleged victims:

Mohammed Belamrania (author’s father) and the

State party:


Date of communication:

9 May 2012 (initial submission)

Document references:

Decision taken pursuant to rule 97 of the
Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to
the State party on 11 June 2012 (not issued in
document form)

Date of adoption of Views:

27 October 2016

Subject matter:

Summary execution

Procedural issues:

State party’s failure to cooperate

Substantive issues:

Right to an effective remedy; right to life;
prohibition of torture and cruel or inhuman

Articles of the Covenant:

2 (3), 6 (1) and 7

Articles of the Optional Protocol:

5 (2) (b)

* Adopted by the Committee at its 118th session (17 October-4 November 2016).
** The following members of the Committee participated in the consideration of the communication:
Yadh Ben Achour, Sarah Cleveland, Olivier de Frouville, Yuji Iwasawa, Ivana Jelić, Duncan Laki
Muhumuza, Mauro Politi, Sir Nigel Rodley, Víctor Manuel Rodríguez Rescia, Anja Seibert-Fohr,
Yuval Shany, Konstantine Vardzelashvili and Margo Waterval. In accordance with article 90 of the
Committee’s rules of procedure, Lazhari Bouzid, member of the Committee, did not take part in the
consideration of the communication.

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