United Nations

International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
4 January 2016
Original: English

Human Rights Committee

Communication No. 2077/2011
Views adopted by the Committee at its 115th session
(19 October-6 November 2015)
Submitted by:

A.S. (represented by counsel, TRIAL: Track
Impunity Always and the Centre for Victims of
Torture, Nepal)

Alleged victim:


State party:


Date of communication:

22 July 2011 (initial submission)

Document references:

Special Rapporteur’s rule 97 decision,
transmitted to the State party on 8 November
2011 (not issued in document form)

Date of adoption of Views:

6 November 2015

Subject matter:


Procedural issues:

Exhaustion of domestic remedies

Substantive issues:

Prohibition of torture and cruel and inhuman
treatment; right to liberty and security of person;
right to humane treatment of persons deprived of
their liberty; right not to be subjected to arbitrary
or unlawful interferences with one’s family life;
right to an effective remedy

Articles of the Covenant:

Articles 7, 9 (1), (2) and (5), 10 (1) and 17, read
in conjunction with article 2 (3)

Articles of the Optional Protocol:

5 (2) (b)



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