United Nations


International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
29 June 2018
Original: French

Human Rights Committee

Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 (4) of
the Optional Protocol, concerning communications Nos.
3090/2017 and 3091/2017*, **
Communication submitted by:


On behalf of:

The author

States parties:

Luxembourg and France

Dates of communication:

27 July 2015 (against Luxembourg) and 29 July
2015 (against France)

Document references:

Decision taken pursuant to rule 97 of the
Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to
the State party on 18 May 2018 (not issued in
document form)

Date of decision:

6 April 2018

Subject matter:

Arbitrary detention, lack of a remedy

Procedural issue(s):

Substantiation of claims

Substantive issue(s):

Right to a fair trial

Article(s) of the Covenant:

7, 9 (1), (3) and (5), and 14 (1)

Article(s) of the Optional Protocol:


The author of the communication is F.F., a French citizen, born on 16 January 1962.
He claims to be the victim of violations by Luxembourg and France of rights enshrined in
articles 7, 9 (1), (3) and (5), and 14 (1) of the Covenant. The author is not represented by
On 6 November 2017, the Committee, acting through its Special Rapporteur on new
communications and interim measures, decided that observations from the States parties
were not required to assess the admissibility of the present communication.

* Adopted by the Committee at its 122nd session (12 March–6 April 2018).
** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication:
Yadh Ben Achour, Ilze Brands Kehris, Ahmed Amin Fathalla, Christof Heyns, Yuji Iwasawa, Ivana
Jelić, Bamariam Koita, Marcia V.J. Kran, Duncan Laki Muhumuza, Photini Pazartzis, Mauro Politi,
José Manuel Santos Pais, Yuval Shany and Margo Waterval. In accordance with article 90 of the
Committee’s rules of procedure, Olivier de Frouville did not participate in the consideration of the

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