United Nations

International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
30 December 2016
Original: English

Human Rights Committee

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

J.D. (represented by counsel, Niels-Erik Hansen)

Alleged victim:

The author

State party:


Date of communication:

18 September 2012 (initial submission)

Document references:

Decision taken pursuant to rule 97 of the
Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to
the State party on 19 November 2012 (not issued
in document form)

Date of adoption of Views:

26 October 2016

Subject matter:

Deportation to China

Procedural issues:

ratione materiae

Substantive issues:

Right to an effective remedy; right to life;
torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or
punishment; non-refoulement; right to a fair and
public hearing by a competent, independent and
impartial tribunal; right to freedom of religion or
belief; right to the equal protection of the law;
protection of minorities

Articles of the Covenant:

2, 6, 7, 14, 18, 26 and 27

Articles of the Optional Protocol:

2, 3


* 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 present
communication: Yadh Ben Achour, Sarah Cleveland, Ahmed Amin Fathalla, Olivier de Frouville,
Yuji Iwasawa, Ivana Jelić, Duncan Laki Muhumuza, Photini Pazartzis, Mauro Politi, Sir Nigel Rodley,
Fabián Omar Salvioli, Dheerujlall Seetulsingh, Anja Seibert-Fohr, Yuval Shany, Konstantine
Vardzelashvili and Margo Waterval.



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