CCPR/C/122/D/2753/2016 United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Distr.: General 2 May 2018 Original: English Human Rights Committee Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 (4) of the Optional Protocol, concerning communication No. 2753/2016*, ** Communication submitted by: C.L. and Z.L. (represented by counsel, Daniel Nørrung) Alleged victims: The author and his minor son State party: Denmark Date of communication: 15 March 2016 (initial submission) Document references: Decision taken pursuant to rules 92 and 97 of the Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to the State party on 17 August 2015 (not issued in document form) Date of adoption of Views: 26 March 2018 Subject matter: Deportation from Denmark to China Procedural issues: Inadmissibility — manifestly ill-founded; inadmissibility ratione materiae and ratione loci; level of substantiation of claims Substantive issues: Right to life, risk of torture or ill-treatment upon forced removal to country of origin, and right to freedom of religion Articles of the Covenant: 6, 7 and 18 Articles of the Optional Protocol: 2, 3 and 5 (2) (a) and (b) 1.1 The author of the communication is C.L.,1 born on 1 March 1970. He submits the communication on his behalf and on behalf of his minor son, Z.L., born on 30 July 2004. Both are citizens of China. The author and his son are subject to forcible removal to China following the rejection of their application for asylum by the Danish Refugee Appeals Board on 4 September 2013 and on 24 September 2015, when it refused to reopen the author’s asylum case.2 The author claims that their forcible removal to China would amount * Adopted by the Committee at its 122nd session (12 March–6 April 2018). ** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the present 1 2 communication: Yadh Ben Achour, Ilze Brands Kehris, Sarah Cleveland, Ahmed Amin Fathalla, Olivier de Frouville, Ivana Jelić, Bamariam Koita, Photini Pazartzis, Mauro Politi, José Manuel Santos Pais, Yuval Shany and Margo Waterval. The author requests the Committee not to disclose his identity or that of his minor child. The date of the author’s removal had not been indicated at the time of the submission of his initial communication. GE.18-06992(E) 

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