United Nations

International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
30 August 2016
Original: English

Human Rights Committee

Decision adopted by the Committee under the Optional
Protocol, concerning communication No. 2745/2016*, **
Communication submitted by:

V.R. and N.R. (represented by Daniel Norrung)

Alleged victims:

The authors and their son

State party:


Date of communication:

27 February 2016 (initial submission)

Date of adoption of decision:

14 July 2016

Subject matter:

Deportation to the Islamic Republic of Iran

Procedural issue:

Substantiation of claims

Substantive issues:

Right to life; torture, cruel, inhuman or
degrading treatment or punishment; freedom
of religion

Articles of the Covenant:

6, 7 and 18

Article of the Optional Protocol:


The authors of the communication are V.R and N.R. and their son, D., all of whom
are Iranian nationals born, respectively, in 1983, 1984 and 2013. The authors were asked to
leave Denmark voluntarily within 15 days of 17 August 2015, following the rejection of
their asylum request. They claim that the State party would violate their rights under
articles 6, 7 and 18 of the Covenant if they were deported back to the Islamic Republic of
Iran. The authors are represented by counsel. The Optional Protocol entered into force for
the State party on 23 March 1976.
On 3 March 2016, the Committee, acting through its Special Rapporteur on new
communications and interim measures, decided not to issue a request for interim measures
of protection under rule 92 of the Committee’s rules of procedure, and determined that no
* 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
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,
Victor Manuel Rodríguez-Rescia, Fabián Omar Salvioli, Yuval Shany and Margo Waterval.



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