United Nations

International Convention for
the Protection of All Persons
from Enforced Disappearance

Distr.: General
12 April 2016
Original: Spanish

Committee on Enforced Disappearances

Views approved by the Committee under article 31 of the
Convention for communication No. 1/2013*, **
Submitted by:

Estela Deolinda Yrusta and Alejandra del
Valle Yrusta (represented by the Provincial
Public Defender of Santa Fe, Argentina,
Gabriel Ganón)

Alleged victims:

The authors and their disappeared brother,
Roberto Agustín Yrusta

State party:


Date of communication:

11 September 2013 (initial submission)

Document references:

Special Rapporteur’s decision under article
31 of the Convention, transmitted to the State
party on 20 September 2013 (not issued in
document form); decision on admissibility
adopted on 6 February 2015

Date of Views:

11 March 2016

Subject matter:

Enforced disappearance while in detention

Substantive issues:

Enforced disappearance and participation of
family members in related judicial and
investigative proceedings

Procedural issues:

Non-exhaustion of domestic remedies;
competence ratione materiae; lack of
cooperation by the State party in the
consideration of the communication

* Approved by the Committee at its tenth session (7-18 March 2016).
** The following members of the Committee took part in the consideration of the communication:
Mohammed Al-Obaidi, Santiago Corcuera Cabezut, Emmanuel Decaux, Daniel Figallo Rivadeneyra,
María Clara Galvis Patino, Rainer Huhle, Suela Janina, Juan José López Ortega, Kimio Yakushiji.
In accordance with article 47 of the Committee’s rules of procedure, Luciano Hazan, member of the
Committee, did not take part in the consideration of the communication.

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