United Nations

International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
19 February 2016
Original: English

Human Rights Committee

Communication No. 2005/2010*
Views adopted by the Committee at its 115th session
(19 October-6 November 2015)
Submitted by:

David Hicks (represented by counsel,
Tamara Sims and Ben Saul)

Alleged victim:

The author

State party:


Date of communication:

20 September 2010 (initial submission)

Document references:

Special Rapporteur’s rule 92 and 97 decision,
transmitted to the State party on 18 November
2010 (not issued in document form)

Date of adoption of Views:

5 November 2015

Subject matter:

State party’s responsibility in executing a foreign

Substantive issues:

Retroactive punishment, torture, arbitrary
detention, conditions of detention, unfair trial,
non-discrimination, right to privacy

Procedural issues:

State party’s jurisdiction, lack of substantiation

Articles of the Covenant:

2, 7, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19 and 22

Articles of the Optional Protocol:

1 and 2

* Annex II is circulated in the language of submission only.



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