United Nations

International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
15 December 2014
Original: French

Human Rights Committee

Communication No. 2098/2011
Views adopted by the Committee at its 112th session (7–31 October

GE.14-24393 (E)

Submitted by:

Tahar Ammari (represented by counsel,
Nassira Dutour of the Collectif des Familles
de Disparus en Algérie (Coalition of Families
of Disappeared Persons in Algeria))

Alleged victims:

Toufik Ammari (son of the author) and the
author himself

State party:


Date of communication:

8 June 2011 (initial submission)

Document reference:

Special Rapporteur’s rule 97 decision,
transmitted to the State party on 13
September 2011 (not issued in document

Date of adoption of Views:

30 October 2014

Subject matter:

Enforced disappearance

Substantive issues:

Right to an effective remedy; prohibition of
torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading
treatment; right to liberty and security of
person; respect for the inherent dignity of the
human person; recognition as a person before
the law; and right to a hearing by an impartial

Procedural issues:

Exhaustion of domestic remedies

Articles of the Covenant:

Articles 2 (para. 3), 7, 9, 10 (para. 1) and 16

Article of the Optional Protocol:

Article 5 (para. 2 (b))

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