CCPR/C/125/D/2556/2015 United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Distr.: General 11 June 2019 Original: English Human Rights Committee Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 (4) of the Optional Protocol, concerning communication No. 2556/2015*, **, *** Submitted by: Fulmati Nyaya (represented by TRIAL International) Alleged victim: The author State party: Nepal Date of communication: 20 June 2014 (initial submission) Document references: Decision taken pursuant to rule 97 of the Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to the State party on 27 January 2015 (not issued in document form) Date of adoption of Views: 18 March 2019 Subject matter: Arbitrary arrest; torture; forced labour of suspected Maoist child supporter by army and police officers Procedural issues: Exhaustion of domestic remedies Substantive issues: Prohibition of torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment; prohibition of forced labour; right to liberty and security of person; respect for the inherent dignity of the human person; nondiscrimination; recognition as a person before the law; right not to be subjected to arbitrary or unlawful interference with one’s privacy and family life; right to special protection as a child; right to an effective remedy Articles of the Covenant: 2, 3, 7, 8 (3) (a), 9, 10 (1), 17, 23 (1), 24 (1) and 26 * Adopted by the Committee at its 125th session (4–29 March 2019). ** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication: Tania María Abdo Rocholl, Yadh Ben Achour, Ilze Brands Kehris, Christopher Arif Bulkan, Ahmed Amin Fathalla, Shuichi Furuya, Christof Heyns, Bamariam Koita, Marcia V.J. Kran, Duncan Laki Muhumuza, Photini Pazartzis, Hernán Quezada Cabrera, Vasilka Sancin, José Manuel Santos Pais, Yuval Shany, Hélène Tigroudja, Andreas Zimmermann and Gentian Zyberi. *** An individual opinion by Committee member José Manuel Santos Pais (partially concurring) is annexed to the present Views. GE.19-09373(E) 

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