United Nations

International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
28 April 2016
Original: English

Human Rights Committee

Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 (4) of the
Optional Protocol, concerning communication
No. 2099/2011*,**
Communication submitted by:

Fillip Maksimovich Polskikh (not represented
by counsel)

Alleged victim:

The author

State party:

Russian Federation

Date of communication:

29 September 2008 (initial submission)

Document references:

Decision taken pursuant to rule 97 of the
Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to
the State party on 14 September 2011 (not issued
in a document form)

Date of adoption of Views:

11 March 2016

Subject matter:

Author arrested on suspicion of murder and
forced to confess through torture

Procedural issues:


Substantive issues:

Effective remedy; forced confession; arbitrary
arrest-detention; fair trial

Articles of the Covenant:

2, 7, 9 and 14

Articles of the Optional Protocol:


* 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, Yuji Iwasawa, Ivana Jelić, Dunkan Laki
Muhumuza, Mauro Politi, Sir Nigel Rodley, Víctor Manuel Rodríguez-Rescia, Fabián Omar Salvioli,
Anja Seibert-Fohr, Yuval Shany, Konstantine Vardzelashvili and Margo Waterval.



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