United Nations

Convention on the Rights
of Persons with Disabilities

Distr.: General
5 October 2017
Original: English

Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Decision adopted by the Committee under article 2 of the
Optional Protocol, concerning communication
No. 28/2015*, **
Communication submitted by:

O.O.J. (represented by Lars Andén)

Alleged victims:

E.O.J., O.O.J., F.I.J., E.J.

State party:


Date of communication:

18 March 2015 (initial submission)

Document references:

Decision taken pursuant to rules 64 and 70 of the
Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to
the State party on 19 March 2015 (not issued in
document form)

Date of adoption of the decision:

18 August 2017

Subject matter:

Deportation of child with autism and his family
to Nigeria

Procedural issues:

Exhaustion of domestic remedies; substantiation
of claims; admissibility — ratione materiae;
admissibility — ratione personae

Substantive issues:

Equal recognition before the law; access to
justice; freedom from cruel, inhuman or
degrading treatment; right to education; right to
health services; right to habilitation and
rehabilitation services; right to adequate standard
of living and social protection

Articles of the Convention:

3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 13, 15, 24, 25, 26 and 28

Articles of the Optional Protocol:

1, 2 (b), (d) and (e)

* Adopted by the Committee at its eighteenth session (14-31 August 2017).
** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication:
Ahmad Al Saif, Danlami Umaru Basharu, Munthian Buntan, Imed Eddine Chaker, Theresia Degener,
Samuel Njuguna Kabue, Hyung Shik Kim, Stig Langvad, Lászlo Gábor Lovaszy, Robert George
Martin, Martin Babu Mwesigwa, Carlos Alberto Parra Dussan, Coomaravel Pyaneandee, Valery
Nikitich Rukhledev, Jonas Ruskus and Damjan Tatić.



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