United Nations

International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
17 November 2016
Original: English

Human Rights Committee

Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 (4) of the
Optional Protocol, concerning communication
No. 2324/2013*, **, ***
Communication submitted by:

Amanda Jane Mellet (represented by the Center
for Reproductive Rights)

Alleged victim:

The author

State party:


Date of communication:

11 November 2013

Document references:

Decision taken pursuant to rule 97 of the
Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to
the State party on 30 December 2013 (not issued
in document form)

Date of adoption of Views:

31 March 2016

Subject matter:

Termination of pregnancy in a foreign country

Procedural issues:


Substantive issues:

Cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment; right to
privacy; right to obtain information; gender

Articles of the Covenant:

2 (1), 3, 7, 17, 19 and 26

Articles of the Optional Protocol:


* Adopted by the Committee at its 116th session (7-31 March 2016).
** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication:
Yadh Ben Achour, Lazhari Bouzid, Sarah Cleveland, Ahmed Amin Fathalla, Olivier de Frouville,
Yuji Iwasawa, Ivana Jelić, Duncan Laki Muhumuza, Photini Pazartzis, Sir Nigel Rodley,
Víctor Manuel Rodríguez-Rescia, Fabián Omar Salvioli, Dheerujlall Seetulsingh, Anja Seibert-Fohr,
Yuval Shany, Konstantine Vardzelashvili and Margo Waterval. Five opinions signed by seven
Committee members are appended to the present Views.
*** The annexes to the present document are being circulated as received, in the language of submission



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