United Nations

International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
9 September 2016
Original: English

Human Rights Committee

Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 (4) of the
Optional Protocol, concerning communication
No. 2291/2013*, **
Communication submitted by:

A and B (represented by counsel,
Niels Erik-Hansen)

Alleged victims:

A and B

State party:


Date of communication:

1 October 2013 (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 23 October 2013 (not issued
in document form)

Date of adoption of Views:

13 July 2016

Subject matter:

Removal of the authors to Pakistan

Procedural issues:

Admissibility – manifestly ill-founded;
admissibility – ratione materiae

Substantive issues:

Risk of torture and violation of freedom of
religion in case of return to country of origin;
fair trial

Articles of the Covenant:

6, 7, 13, 14 and 18

Articles of the Optional Protocol:

2 and 3

* 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 present
communication: Yadh Ben Achour, Lazhari Bouzid, Sarah Cleveland, Olivier de Frouville,
Ahmed Amin Fathalla, Yuji Iwasawa, Ivana Jelić, Photini Pazartzis, Mauro Politi, Sir Nigel Rodley,
Víctor Manuel Rodríguez-Rescia, Fabián Omar Salvioli, Dheerujlall Seetulsingh, Anja Seibert-Fohr,
Yuval Shany, Konstantine Vardzelashvili and Margo Waterval.



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