United Nations

International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
7 December 2021
Original: English

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Human Rights Committee

Views adopted by the Committee under the Optional
Protocol, concerning communication No. 2651/2015*,**,***

Communication submitted by:

A.M.F. and A.M. (represented by counsel, Daniel

Alleged victim:

The author

State party:


Date of communication:

25 September 2015 (initial submission)

Document references:

Special Rapporteur’s rule 92 decision, transmitted
to the State party on 28 September 2015 (not
issued in document form)

Date of adoption of Views:

22 July 2021

Subject matter:

Deportation to Ethiopia

Procedural issue:

Level of substantiation of claims, exhaustion of
domestic remedies

Substantive issues:

Non-refoulement; torture, right to life

Articles of the Covenant:

6, 7, 24 (1)

Articles of the Optional Protocol:

2, 5 (2) (b)

The author is A.M.F., an Ethiopian national born in 1987. She submits the
communication on behalf of herself and her son, A.M., born in 2010. She claims that they
are victims of a violation by Denmark of their rights under articles 6, 7 and 24(1) of the
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (“the Covenant”). The author and her
son are represented by counsel.

* Adopted by the Committee at its 132nd session (28 June-23 July 2021).
** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication:
Tania Abdo Rocholl, Wafaa Ashraf Moharram Bassim, Yadh Ben Achour, Arif Bulkan, Mahjoub El
Haiba, Shuichi Furuya,Kobauyah Kpatcha Tchamdja, Carlos Gómez Martínez, Duncan Laki
Muhumuza, Photini Pazartzis, Hernán Quezada, Changrok Soh, Vasilka Sancin, José Manuel Santos
Pais, Hélène Tigroudja and Gentian Zyberi
*** Joint Individual opinion by Committee members Shuichi Furuya,. Photini Pazartzis and. Vasilka
Sancin (Dissenting). is annexed to the present Views

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