United Nations

International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
5 May 2015
Original: English

Human Rights Committee

Communication No. 2000/2010
Views adopted by the Committee at its 113th session
(16 March–2 April 2015)
Submitted by:

Yuba Kumari Katwal (represented by counsel,
Track Impunity Always–TRIAL)

Alleged victim:

Chakra Bahadur Katwal (the author’s husband)
and the author herself

State party:


Date of communication:

27 October 2010 (initial submission)

Document references:

Special Rapporteur’s rule 97 decision,
transmitted to the State party on 8 November
2010 (not issued in document form)

Date of adoption of Views:

1 April 2015

Subject matter:

Enforced disappearance; right to life

Procedural issues:

Exhaustion of domestic remedies

Substantive issues:

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

Articles of the Covenant:

Articles 2 (3); 6 (1); 7; 9 (1–4); 10 (1); and 16

Article of the Optional Protocol:

Article 5 (2 (b))

GE.15-08909 (E)


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