United Nations

International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
26 September 2016
Original: English

Human Rights Committee

Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 (4)
of the Optional Protocol, concerning communication
No. 2226/2012*, **
Communication submitted by:

Shadurdy Uchetov (represented by counsel,
Shane H. Brady)

Alleged victim:

The author

State party:


Date of communication:

3 September 2012 (initial submission)

Document references:

Decision taken pursuant to rule 97 of the
Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to
the State party on 7 December 2012 (not issued
in document form)

Date of adoption of Views:

15 July 2016

Subject matter:

Conscientious objection to compulsory military

Procedural issue:

Exhaustion of domestic remedies

Substantive issues:

Freedom of conscience; inhuman or degrading
treatment; deprivation of liberty; conditions of

Articles of the Covenant:

7, 10 (1) and 18 (1)

Article of the Optional Protocol:

5 (2) (b)

* Adopted by the Committee at its 117th session (20 June-15 July 2016).
** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication:
Yadh Ben Achour, Lazhari Bouzid, Sarah Cleveland, Olivier de Frouville, Yuji Iwasawa, Ivana Jelić,
Photini Pazartzis, Mauro Politi, Sir Nigel Rodley, Víctor Manuel Rodríguez-Rescia, Fabián Omar
Salvioli, Yuval Shany and Margo Waterval.
A joint opinion by Committee members Yuji Iwasawa and Yuval Shany is annexed to the present



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