CRPD/C/20/D/23/2014 United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Distr.: General 30 October 2018 Original: English Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 of the Optional Protocol, concerning communication No. 23/2014*, ** Communication submitted by: Y (represented by counsel who has requested anonymity) Alleged victim: The author State party: United Republic of Tanzania Date of communication: 23 June 2014 (initial submission) Document references: Decision taken pursuant to rule 70 of the Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to the State party on 24 July 2014 (not issued in document form) Date of adoption of Views: 31 August 2018 Subject matters: Torture, inhuman and degrading treatment; discrimination against a person with albinism Procedural issues: Admissibility — exhaustion of domestic remedies; competence ratione materiae Substantive issues: Albinism; discrimination based on disability; torture, inhuman and degrading treatment; violation of the right to respect for intellectual and mental integrity Articles of the Convention: 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 24 Article of the Optional Protocol: 2 1.1 The author of the communication is Y, a national of the United Republic of Tanzania with albinism born in 1999. He is represented by A.P. 1 The author claims to be a victim of violations by the State party of his rights under articles 4, 5, 7, 8, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 24 of the Convention. The United Republic of Tanzania ratified the Optional Protocol to the Convention on 10 November 2009. 1.2 On 23 September 2014, the State party submitted its observations on the admissibility of the present communication, requesting that the admissibility and the merits * Adopted by the Committee at its twentieth session (27 August–21 September 2018). ** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication: 1 Ahmad Al-Saif, Monthian Buntan, Imed Eddine Chaker, Theresia Degener, Jun Ishikawa, Samuel Njuguna Kabue, Hyung Shik Kim, Stig Langvad, Robert George Martin, Martin Babu Mwesigwa, Coomaravel Pyaneandee, Jonas Ruskus, Damjan Tatić and Liang You. Both the author and his counsel have requested anonymity. GE.18-18136(E) 

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