CCPR/C/126/D/2560/2015 United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Distr.: General 16 August 2019 Original: English Human Rights Committee Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 (4) of the Optional Protocol, concerning communication No. 2560/2015*, ** Communication submitted by: Tikanath and Ramhari Kandel (represented by counsel, TRIAL International) Alleged victims: The authors and Amrit Kandel (the authors son and brother, respectively) State party: Nepal Date of communication: 11 April 2014 (initial submission) Document references: Decision taken pursuant to rule 97 of the Committee’s rules of procedure (now rule 92), transmitted to the State party on 2 February 2015 (not issued in document form) Date of adoption of Views: 15 July 2019 Subject matter: Arbitrary arrest, torture and enforced disappearance; absence of prompt and impartial investigation; lack of access to an effective remedy Procedural issue: Admissibility – exhaustion of domestic remedies Substantive issues: Right to life; prohibition of torture and cruel and inhuman treatment or punishment; right to liberty and security of person; respect for the inherent dignity of the human person; recognition as a person before the law; right to an effective remedy Articles of the Covenant: 2 (3), 6, 7, 9, 10 and 16 Articles of the Optional Protocol: 2 and 5 (2) (b) 1.1 The authors of the communication are Tikanath Kandel, born on 14 April 1950, and his son Ramhari Kandel, born on 28 August 1978. The communication is brought on their * Adopted by the Committee at its 126th session (1–26 July 2019). ** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication: Tania María Abdo Rocholl, Yadh Ben Achour, Ilze Brands Kehris, Arif Bulkan, Ahmed Amin Fathalla, Shuichi Furuya, Christof Heyns, Bamariam Koita, Duncan Laki Muhumuza, Photini Pazartzis, Hernán Quezada Cabrera, Vasilka Sancin, José Manuel Santos Pais, Yuval Shany, Hélène Tigroudja, Andreas Zimmermann and Gentian Zyberi. GE.19-13957(E) 

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