United Nations

Convention on the
Rights of the Child
advance unedited version

Distr.: General
5 March 2021
Original: English

Committee on the Rights of the Child
Views adopted by the Committee on the Rights of the Child under the
Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a
communication procedure, concerning communication No. 83/2019*,**
Communication submitted by:

R.H.M. (represented by counsel, N.E. Hansen)

Alleged victim:


State party:


Date of communication:

26 April 2019

Date of adoption of Views:

4 February 2021

Subject matter:

Deportation of a girl to Somalia, where she would
allegedly risk being forcefully subjected to female
genital mutilation

Procedural issue:

Substantiation of claims

Substantive issues:

Prohibition of discrimination; best interests of the
child; protection of the child against all forms of
violence or ill treatment

Articles of the Convention:

3 and 19

Articles of the Optional Protocol:

7 (e) and (f)

* Adopted by the Committee at its eighty-sixth session (18 January–5 February 2021).
** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication:
Suzanne Aho Assouma, Amal Salman Aldoseri, Hynd Ayoubi Idrissi, Philip Jaffe, Olga A. Khazova,
Gehad Madi, Benyam Dawit Mezmur, Mikiko Otani, Luis Pedernera Reyna, Aissatou Alassane
Sidikou, Ann Marie Skelton, Velina Todorova and Renate Winter.


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