CRPD/C/22/D/24/2014 United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Distr.: General 15 October 2019 Original: English Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 of the Optional Protocol, concerning communication No. 24/2014*, ** Communication submitted by: Z (represented by counsel) Alleged victim: The author State party: United Republic of Tanzania Date of communication: 12 June 2014 (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 9 January 2015 (not issued in document form) Date of adoption of Views: 19 September 2019 Subject matter: Torture, inhuman and degrading treatment; discrimination against a person with albinism Procedural issues: Exhaustion of domestic remedies; substantiation of claims Substantive issues: Albinism; discrimination based on disability; torture, inhuman and degrading treatment; violation of the right to respect for intellectual and mental integrity Articles of the Convention: 5, 6, 8, 10, 14, 15 (1), 16 and 17 Article of the Optional Protocol: 2 (d) and (e) 1. The author of the communication is Ms. Z, a national of the United Republic of Tanzania, born in 1983. She claims to be a victim of violations by the State party of articles 5, 6, 8, 10, 14, 15 (1), 16 and 17 of the Convention. The United Republic of Tanzania ratified the Optional Protocol on 10 November 2009. The author is represented by counsel. 1 * Adopted by the Committee at its twenty-second session (26 August–20 September 2019). ** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication: 1 Ahmad Alsaif, Martin Mwesigwa Babu, Monthian Buntan, Imed Eddine Chaker, Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame, Amalia Eva Gamio Ríos, Jun Ishikawa, Rosemary Kayess, Kim Mi Yeon, László Gábor Lovászy, Robert George Martin, Dmitry Rebrov, Jonas Ruskus, Markus Schefer and Risnawati Utami. The author and her counsel have requested anonymity. GE.19-17817(E) 

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