United Nations

International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
12 November 2018
Original: English

Human Rights Committee

Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 (4) of the
Optional Protocol, concerning communication No.
2181/2012*, **
Communication submitted by:

Egor Bobrov (not represented by counsel)

Alleged victim:

The author

State party:


Date of communication:

17 November 2010 (initial submission)

Document references:

Decision taken pursuant to rule 97 of the
Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to
the State party on 3 July 2012 (not issued in
document form)

Date of adoption of Views:

27 March 2018

Subject matters:

Inhumane conditions of detention; access to
justice; effective remedy

Procedural issues:

Exhaustion of domestic remedies; State party’s
failure to cooperate

Substantive issues:

Conditions of detention; effective remedy

Articles of the Covenant:

2 (3) (a), 7, 10 and 14 (1)

Articles of the Optional Protocol:

1, 2 and 5 (2) (b)

The author of the communication is Egor Bobrov, a national of Belarus born in 1984.
He claims that the State party has violated his rights under articles 2 (3) (a), 7 and 14 (1) of
the Covenant. The Optional Protocol entered into force for the State party on 30 December
1992. The author is not represented by counsel.
The facts as submitted by the author
On 3 December 2009, the author was found guilty of having committed an
administrative offence,1 and was sentenced to 15 days of administrative arrest. He claims
that he was kept in a number of different cells of the Offenders’ Detention Centre in Minsk,

* 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, Duncan Laki Muhumuza, Photini Pazartzis,
Mauro Politi, José Manuel Santo Pais, Yuval Shany and Margo Waterval.
The author does not provide details of his administrative offence.



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