United Nations

International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights
Advance unedited version

Distr.: General
23 November 2020
Original: English

Human Rights Committee

Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 (4) of the
Optional Protocol, concerning communications Nos. 3106/2018,
3107/2018, 3108/2018, 3109/2018, 3110/2018, 3111/2018,
3112/2018, 3113/2018, 3114/2018, 3115/2018, 3116/2018,
3117/2018, 3118/2018, 3119/2018, 3120/2018, 3121/2018 and
Communications submitted by:

A.G., I.Y., I.O., S.U., B.K., Y.C., T.M., H.A.,
S.M., M.K., R.K., A.K., B.D., G.C., A.D.,
E.A. and M.B.

Alleged victims:

The authors and their families

State party:


Date of communications:

19 January 2018 (initial submissions)

Document references:

Decision taken pursuant to rule 92 of the
Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to
the State party on 9 February 2018 (not issued
in document form)

Date of adoption of Views:

21 July 2020

Subject matter:

Deportation to Turkey

Procedural issue:

Non-exhaustion of domestic remedies

Substantive issues:

Risk of torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading
treatment or punishment; non-refoulement

Articles of the Covenant:

7, 13 and 14

Article of the Optional Protocol:


* Adopted by the Committee at its 129th session (29 June-24 July 2020).
** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication:
Tania María Abdo Rocholl, Yadh Ben Achour, Arif Bulkan, Shuichi Furuya, Bamariam Koita,
Marcia Kran, Duncan Laki Muhumuza, Photini Pazartzis, Hernán Quezada Cabrera, Vasilka Sancin,
José Manuel Santos Pais, Yuval Shany, Hélène Tigroudja, Andreas Zimmermann and Gentian Zyberi.

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