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)

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:


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.



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