United Nations

International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
24 September 2018
Original: English

Human Rights Committee

Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 (4) of
the Optional Protocol, concerning communication No.
2595/2015*, **
Communication submitted by:

A.A. (represented by counsel, Niels-Erik Hansen)

Alleged victim:

The author

State party:


Date of communication:

8 April 2015 (initial submission)

Document references:

Decision taken pursuant to rule 97 of the
Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to
the State party on 9 April 2015 (not issued in
document form)

Date of adoption of Views:

22 March 2018

Subject matter:

Deportation from Denmark to Egypt

Procedural issue:

Level of substantiation of claims

Substantive issues:

Risk to life and of torture or ill-treatment upon
forced removal to country of origin

Articles of the Covenant:

6 and 7

Article of the Optional Protocol:


The author of the communication is A.A., a national of Egypt born in 1988. The
author is subject to deportation to Egypt following the rejection of his application for
asylum by the Danish Refugee Appeals Board on 4 March 2015. He claims that his
deportation would amount to a violation by Denmark of his rights under articles 6 and 7 of
the Covenant. The Optional Protocol entered into force for Denmark on 23 March 1976.
The author is represented by counsel.
On 9 April 2015, pursuant to rule 92 of its rules of procedure, the Committee, acting
through its Special Rapporteur on new communications and interim measures, requested
the State party not to deport the author to Egypt while his case was under consideration by
the Committee. On 13 April 2015, the Refugee Appeals Board suspended his deportation
from the State party until further notice, in compliance with the Committee’s request.

* 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:
Tania María Abdo Rocholl, Yadh Ben Achour, Ilze Brands Kehris, Sarah Cleveland, Olivier de
Frouville, Christof Heyns, Ivana Jelić, Bamariam Koita, Marcia V.J. Kran, Duncan Laki Muhumuza,
Photini Pazartzis, Mauro Politi, José Manuel Santos Pais, Yuval Shany and Margo Waterval.



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