CCPR/C/117/D/2462/2014

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. 2462/2014*, **
Communication submitted by:

M.K.H. (represented by counsel, Helle Holm
Thomsen)

Alleged victim:

The author

State party:

Denmark

Date of communication:

26 September 2014 (initial submission)

Document references:

Decision taken pursuant to rules 92 and rule 97
of the Committee’s rules of procedure,
transmitted to the State party on 29 September
2014 (not issued in document form)

Date of adoption of Views:

12 July 2016

Subject matter:

Deportation to Bangladesh

Procedural issue:

Level of substantiation of claims

Substantive issues:

Risk of torture and ill-treatment

Articles of the Covenant:

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Articles of the Optional Protocol:

2 and 5 (2) (b)

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The author of the communication is M.K.H.,1 a national of Bangladesh, of Bengal
ethnicity and a Muslim, allegedly born on 21 December 1994. He is a failed asylum seeker
in Denmark and faces deportation. He claims that in case of return to Bangladesh, he would
* Adopted by the Committee at its 117th session (20 June-15 July 2016).
** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the present

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communication: Yadh Ben Achour, Lazhari Bouzid, Sarah Cleveland, Olivier de Frouville,
Ahmed Amin Fathalla, Yuji Iwasawa, Ivana Jelić, Photini Pazartzis, Mauro Politi, Sir Nigel Rodley,
Víctor Manuel Rodríguez-Rescia, Fabián Omar Salvioli, Dheerujlall Seetulsingh, Anja Seibert-Fohr,
Yuval Shany, Konstantine Vardzelashvili and Margo Waterval.
Counsel requested anonymity for the author.

GE.16-20383(E)

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