United Nations

International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
7 September 2016
Original: English

Human Rights Committee

Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 (4) of the
Optional Protocol, concerning communication No. 2493/2014*, **
Communication submitted by:

A.H.A. (represented by counsel, Tage Gottsche)

Alleged victim:

The author

State party:


Date of communication:

1 December 2014 (initial submission)

Document references:

Decision taken pursuant to rule 97 of the
Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to
the State party on 9 December 2014 (not issued
in document form)

Date of adoption of Views:

8 July 2016

Subject matter:

Deportation to Somalia

Procedural issues:

Substantiation of claims

Substantive issues:

Torture; cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
or punishment

Articles of the Covenant:

7 and 9

Article of the Optional Protocol:


The author of the communication is A.H.A., a Somali national from Qoryooley,
born in 1986. The author is subject to deportation to Somalia, following the rejection of his
application for asylum in Denmark. The author claims that by forcibly deporting him to
Somalia, Denmark would be violating his rights under articles 7 and 9 of the Covenant. The

* 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 communication:
Yadh Ben Achour, Lazhari Bouzid, Olivier de Frouville, Ahmed Amin Fathalla, Yuji Iwasawa,
Ivana Jelić, Photini Pazartzis, Mauro Politi, Víctor Manuel Rodríguez-Rescia, Fabián Omar Salvioli,
Dheerujlall Seetulsingh, Yuval Shany, Konstantine Vardzelashvili and Margo Waterval.



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