United Nations


Convention on the Elimination
of All Forms of Discrimination
against Women

Distr.: General
26 August 2020
Original: French

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination
against Women

Views adopted by the Committee under article 7 (3) of the
Optional Protocol, concerning communication
No. 122/2017*’**
Communication submitted by:

Rahma Abdi-Osman (represented by counsel,
Gabriella Tau)

Alleged victim:

The author

State party:


Date of communication:

28 November 2017 (initial submission)


Transmitted to the State party on 1 December
2017 (not issued in document form)

Date of adoption of views:

6 July 2020

Subject matter:

Deportation to Italy; discrimination against
women; risk of trafficking, exploitation and

Procedural issue:

Communication manifestly ill-founded

Articles of the Convention:

2 (d), 3 and 6

Articles of the Optional Protocol:

4 (2) (c)

* Adopted by the Committee at its seventy-sixth session (29 June–9 July 2020).
** The following members of the Committee took part in the consideration of the present
communication: Gladys Acosta Vargas, Hiroko Akizuki, Tamader Al-Rammah, Nicole Ameline,
Gunnar Bergby, Marion Bethel, Louiza Chalal, Esther Eghobamien -Mshelia, Naéla Mohamed
Gabr, Hilary Gbedemah, Nahla Haidar, Dalia Leinarte, Rosario G. Manalo, Lia Nadaraia, Aruna
Devi Narain, Ana Peláez Narváez, Bandana Rana, Rhoda Reddock, Elgun Safarov, Wenyan
Song, Genoveva Tisheva, Franceline Toé-Bouda and Aicha Vall Verges.

20-11108 (E)




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