United Nations

International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
3 December 2021
Original: English

Advance unedited version

Human Rights Committee

Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 (4) of the
Optional Protocol, concerning communication No.
2787/2016*, **, ***

Communication submitted by:

J.R.R. et al. (represented by counsel, Kale
Anwar, Danish Refugee Council)

Alleged victims:

The authors

State party:


Date of communication:

15 July 2016 (initial submission)

Document references:

Decision taken pursuant to rule 92 of the
Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to
the State party on 18 July 2016 (not issued in
document form)

Date of adoption of Views:

22 July 2021

Subject matter:

Deportation to the country of origin (nonrefoulement)

Procedural issues:

Non-exhaustion of domestic remedies;
insufficient substantiation of claims

Substantive issues:

risk of torture and other cruel, inhuman or
degrading treatment; the best interest of the child

Articles of the Covenant:

7 and 24

Articles of the Optional Protocol:

2 and 5 (2) (b)

The authors of the communication, dated 15 July 2016, are Mr. J.R.R.1, born on 29
October 1976, and Ms. L.A.A., born on 20 January 1982, both nationals of Syria. They
* Adopted by the Committee at its 132nd session (28 June – 23 July 2021).
** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the present
communication: Tania Abdo Rocholl, Wafaa Ashraf Moharram Bassim, Yadh Ben Achour, Arif
Bulkan, Mahjoub El Haiba, Shuichi Furuya, Kobauyah Tchamdja Kpatcha, Carlos Gómez Martinez,
Duncan Laki Muhumuza, Photini Pazartzis, Hernán Quezada, Vasilka Sancin, José Manuel Santos
Pais, Changrok Soh, Hélène Tigroudja and Gentian Zyberi.
*** Individual opinions (dissenting) by Committee members Duncan Laki Muhumuza, José Manuel
Santos Pais and Hélène Tigroudja are annexed to the present Views.

The authors have requested anonymity.

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