United Nations

International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
3 January 2017
Original: English

Human Rights Committee

Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 (4)
of the Optional Protocol, concerning communication
No. 2242/2013*, **
Submitted by:

“I Elpida” — The Cultural Association of Greek
Gypsies from Halandri and Suburbs, and
Stylianos Kalamiotis (represented by counsel)

Alleged victims:

The authors

State party:


Date of communication:

6 May 2013 (initial submission)

Document references:

Decision taken pursuant to rule 97 of the
Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to
the State party on 10 May 2013 (not issued in
document form)

Date of adoption of Views:

3 November 2016

Subject matter:

Forced eviction and demolition of housing of
Roma community

Procedural issues:

Exhaustion of domestic remedies, locus standi

Substantive issues:

Unlawful and arbitrary interference with one’s
home and family; discrimination on the ground
of ethnic origin

Articles of the Covenant:

2, 7, 14, 17, 23, 26 and 27

Article of the Optional Protocol:


* Adopted by the Committee at its 118th session (17 October-4 November 2016).
** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication:
Yadh Ben Achour, Lazhari Bouzid, Sarah Cleveland, Ahmed Amin Fathalla, Olivier de Frouville,
Yuji Iwasawa, Ivana Jelić, Duncan Laki Muhumuza, Photini Pazartzis, Mauro Politi, Sir Nigel Rodley,
Víctor Manuel Rodríguez Rescia, Fabián Omar Salvioli, Anja Seibert-Fohr, Yuval Shany,
Konstantine Vardzelashvili and Margo Waterval.



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