United Nations

International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
27 July 2016
Original: English

Human Rights Committee
Decision adopted by the Committee under the Optional Protocol,
concerning communication No. 2411/2014*, **
Communication submitted by:

V.K. (not represented by counsel)

Alleged victim:

The author

State party:

Russian Federation

Date of communication:

21 March 2014 (initial submission)

Document references:

Decision taken pursuant to rule 97 of the
Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted
to the State party on 4 June 2014 (not issued
in document form)

Date of adoption of decision:

30 March 2016

Subject matter:

Torture; fair trial; retroactive application of
criminal law

Procedural issues:

Exhaustion of domestic remedies; substantiation
of claims

Substantive issues:

Torture; conditions of detention; fair trial; fair
trial — witnesses; retroactive application of
criminal law

Articles of the Covenant:

7, 10 (1) and (2) (a), 14 (1), (3) (b), (d), (e)
and (g) and 15 (1)

Articles of the Optional Protocol:

2 and 5

* Adopted by the Committee at its 116th session (7-31 March 2016).
** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication:
Yadh Ben Achour, Lazhari Bouzid, Sarah Cleveland, Olivier de Frouville, Ahmed Amin Fathalla,
Yuji Iwasawa, Ivana Jelić, Duncan Laki Muhumuza, Photini Pazartzis, Sir Nigel Rodley,
Victor Manuel Rodríguez-Rescia, Fabián Omar Salvioli, Dheerujlall Seetulsingh, Anja Seibert-Fohr,
Yuval Shany, Konstantine Vardzelashvili and Margo Waterval.



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