United Nations

International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
20 November 2014
Original: French

Human Rights Committee

Communication No. 2132/2012
Views adopted by the Committee at its 112th session (7–31 October

GE.14-22477 (E)

Submitted by:

Kamela Allioua and Fatima Zohra Kerouane
(represented by Philippe Grant of the Swiss
organization Track Impunity Always

Alleged victims:

Adel, Tarek and Mohamed Kerouane
(grandsons and brothers of the authors) and
the authors themselves

State party:


Date of communication:

16 February 2012 (initial submission)

Document references:

Special Rapporteur’s rule 97 decision,
transmitted to the State party on 28 February
2012 (not issued in document form)

Date of adoption of Views:

30 October 2014

Subject matter:

Enforced disappearance

Substantive issues:

Right to an effective remedy, right to life,
prohibition of torture and cruel or inhuman
treatment, right to liberty and security of the
person, respect for the inherent dignity of the
human person, recognition as a person before
the law, right to family life and right to
protection for minors

Procedural issues:

Exhaustion of domestic remedies

Articles of the Covenant:

Articles 2 (para. 3), 6 (para. 1), 7, 9 (paras. 1–
4), 10 (paras. 1–2), 16, 23 (para. 1) and 24
(para. 1)

Article of the Optional Protocol:

Article 5 (para. 2 (b))

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