CCPR/C/120/D/2285/2013 United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Distr.: General 7 December 2017 Original: English Human Rights Committee Decision adopted by the Committee under article 5 (4) of the Optional Protocol, concerning communication No. 2285/2013*, **, *** Submitted by: Basem Ahmed Issa Yassin et al. (represented by counsels Bret Thiele, Michael Sfard and Emily Schaeffer) Alleged victims: The authors State party: Canada Date of communication: 28 February 2013 (initial submission) Document references: Decision taken pursuant to rule 97 of the Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to the State party on 27 August 2013 (not issued in document form) Date of adoption of decision: 26 July 2017 Subject matter: Responsibility of the State for activities of private enterprises Procedural issues: Lack of standing; incompatibility with provisions of the Covenant; non-substantiation of claims Substantive issues: Restrictions to freedom of movement; unlawful interference with the home; deprivation of the right to enjoy one’s own culture Articles of the Covenant: 7, 12 (1), 17 and 27 Articles of the Optional Protocol: 1 and 2 1. The authors of the communication are Basem Ahmed Issa Yassin, born in 1977 in the Palestinian village of Bil’in; Maysaa Ahmed Issa Yassin, born in 1978 in Bil’in; Lamyaa Ahmed Issa Yassin, born in 1982 in Jerusalem; Nora Ahmed Issa Yassin, born in 1983 in Jerusalem; Tagreed Ahmed Issa Yassin, born in 1985 in Bil’in; Mohammed Ahmed Issa Yassin, born in 1989 in Bil’in; Abdullah Ahmed Issa Yassin, born in 1991 in Bil’in; * Adopted by the Committee at its 120th session (3–28 July 2017). ** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the present communication: Tania Abdo Rocholl, Yadh Ben Achour, Ilze Brands Kehris, Sarah Cleveland, Ahmed Fathalla, Olivier de Frouville, Christof Heyns, Yuji Iwasawa, Bamariam Koita, Duncan Laki Muhumuza, Photini Pazartzis, Mauro Politi, José Manuel Santos Pais and Margo Waterval. *** A joint opinion by Committee members Olivier de Frouville and Yadh Ben Achour (concurring) is annexed to the present decision. GE.17-21900(E) 050118  050118 GE.17-21900

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