CRC/C/80/D/4/2016 United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child Distr.: General 15 May 2019 English Original: Spanish Committee on the Rights of the Child Views adopted by the Committee under the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a communications procedure, concerning communication No. 4/2016*, ** Communication submitted by: D.D. (represented by counsel, Mr. Carsten Gericke, and by Fundación Raíces, a nongovernmental organization) Alleged victim: D.D. State party: Spain Date of communication: 26 November 2015 Date of adoption of Views: 1 February 2019 Subject matter: Summary deportation of an unaccompanied child from Spain to Morocco Procedural issues: Inadmissibility rationae loci, rationae personae and rationae materiae, failure to exhaust domestic remedies Articles of the Convention: 3, 20 and 37 Articles of the Optional Protocol: 5 and 7 (e) 1.1 The author of the communication is D.D., a Malian citizen born on 10 March 1999. He claims to be a victim of violations of articles 3, 20 and 37 of the Convention. The Optional Protocol entered into force for the State party on 14 April 2014. 1.2 On 9 June 2017, the Working Group on Communications, acting on behalf of the Committee, decided to reject the State party’s request to consider the admissibility and merits of the communication separately. The facts as submitted by the author 2.1 In 2013, the author left his village in Mali because of the armed conflict. He arrived in Morocco in February 2014 and spent nearly a year living in the informal migrant camps on Mount Gurugú surrounding the Spanish enclave of Melilla. * Adopted by the Committee at its eightieth session (14 January–1 February 2019). ** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication: Suzanne Aho Assouma, Hynd Ayoubi Idrissi, Olga A. Khazova, Hatem Kotrane, Gehad Madi, Benyam Dawit Mezmur, Clarence Nelson, Mikiko Otani, Luis Ernesto Pedernera Reyna, José Ángel Rodríguez Reyes, Kirsten Sandberg, Ann Marie Skelton, Velina Todorova and Renate Winter. GE.19-07971 (E) 120719 120719 

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