CCPR/C/119/D/2259/2013 United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Distr.: General 16 May 2017 English Original: French Human Rights Committee Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 (4) of the Optional Protocol, concerning communication No. 2259/2013*, ** Communication submitted by: Malika El Boathi (represented by counsel, Nassira Dutour of the Collectif des Familles de Disparu(e)s en Algérie) Alleged victims: The author and Brahim El Boathi (the author’s son) State party: Algeria Date of communication: 5 April 2013 (initial submission) Document references: Decision taken pursuant to rules 92 and 97 of the Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to the State party on 14 June 2013 (not issued in document form) Date of adoption of Views: 17 March 2017 Subject matter: Enforced disappearance Procedural issues: Exhaustion of domestic remedies Substantive issues: Right to an effective remedy; prohibition of torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment; right to liberty and security of persons; respect for the inherent dignity of the human person; recognition as a person before the law Articles of the Covenant: 2 (2) and (3), 6, 7, 9, 10 and 16 1. The author of the communication is Malika El Boathi, a national of Algeria. She claims that her son, Brahim El Boathi, born on 3 April 1965, of Algerian nationality, is the victim of an enforced disappearance attributable to the State party, in violation of articles 2 (2) and (3), 6, 7, 9, 10 and 16 of the Covenant. The author claims to be a victim of violations of articles 2 (2) and 7, read in conjunction with article 2 (3), of the Covenant. She * Adopted by the Committee at its 119th session (6-29 March 2017). ** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication: Ms. Tania María Abdo Rocholl, Mr. Yadh Ben Achour, Ms. Ilze Brands Kehris, Ms. Sarah Cleveland, Mr. Ahmed Amin Fathalla, Mr. Olivier de Frouville, Mr. Christof Heyns, Mr. Yuji Iwasawa, Mr. Bamariam Koita, Ms. Marcia V.J. Kran, Mr. Duncan Laki Muhumuza, Ms. Photini Pazartzis, Mr. Mauro Politi, Mr. José Manuel Santos Pais, Mr. Yuval Shany and Ms. Margo Waterval. GE.17-07865 (E) 240517 060617 

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