United Nations


International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
29 December 2016
Original: English

Human Rights Committee

Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 (4) of the
Optional Protocol, concerning communication
No. 2608/2015**, ***
Communication submitted by:

R.A.A. and Z. M. (represented by counsel)

Alleged victims:

The authors

State party:


Date of communication:

8 May 2015 (initial submission)

Document references:

Decision taken pursuant to rule 97 of the
Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to
the State party on 8 May 2015 (not issued in
document form)

Date of adoption of Views:

28 October 2016

Subject matter:

Degrading and inhuman treatment; deportation to

Procedural issue:

Lack of substantiation

Substantive issue:

Torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
or punishment

Article of the Covenant:


Article of the Optional Protocol:


* Reissued for technical reasons on17 March 2017.
** Adopted by the Committee at its 118th session (17 October-4 November 2016).
*** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication:
Yadh Ben Achour, Lazhari Bouzid, Sarah Cleveland, Ahmet Amin Fathalla, Olivier de Frouville,
Yuji Iwasawa, Ivana Jelić, Duncan Laki Muhumuza, Photini Pazartzis, Mauro Politi, Sir Nigel Rodley,
Víctor Manuel Rodríguez Rescia, Fabián Omar Salvioli, Anja Seibert-Fohr, Yuval Shany,
Konstantine Vardzelashvili and Margo Waterval.
One joint opinion, signed by five members of the Committee, is appended to the present Views.



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