United Nations

International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
17 December 2015
Original: English

Human Rights Committee

Communication No. 2223/2012
Views adopted by the Committee at its 115th session
(19 October-6 November 2015)
Submitted by:

Sunnet Japparow (represented by counsel)

Alleged victim:

The author

State party:


Date of communication:

3 September 2012 (initial submission)

Document references:

Special Rapporteur’s rule 97 decision,
transmitted to the State party on 5 December
2012 (not issued in a document form)

Date of adoption of Views:

29 October 2015

Subject matter:

Conscientious objection to compulsory military
service; inhuman and degrading treatment;
deprivation of liberty

Procedural issues:

Admissibility – exhaustion of domestic remedies

Substantive issues:

Freedom of conscience; inhuman and degrading
treatment; deprivation of liberty

Articles of the Covenant:

7, 10 and 18 (1)

Articles of the Optional Protocol:

5 (2) (b)



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