CCPR/C/122/D/2265/2013 United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Distr.: General 14 May 2018 Original: English Human Rights Committee Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 (4) of the Optional Protocol, concerning communication No. 2265/2013*, ** Communication submitted by: Himal and Devi Sharma (represented by counsel, Philip Grant, of TRIAL: Track Impunity Always) Alleged victims: The authors State party: Nepal Date of communication: 22 April 2013 Document references: Decision taken pursuant to rule 97 of the Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to the State party on 11 July 2013 (not issued in document form) Date of adoption of Views: 6 April 2018 Subject matter: Enforced disappearance Procedural issues: Failure to sufficiently substantiate allegations; exhaustion of domestic remedies Substantive issues: Right to life; prohibition of torture and cruel and inhuman treatment; right to liberty and security of person; respect for the inherent dignity of the human person; recognition as a person before the law; right not to be subjected to arbitrary or unlawful interference with one’s family life; and right to an effective remedy Articles of the Covenant: 2 (3), 6, 7, 9, 10 (1), 16 and 17 Articles of the Optional Protocol: 2; 5 (2) (b) 1. The authors of the communication are Himal Sharma and his wife Devi Sharma, nationals of Nepal born on 24 April 1969 and on 14 April 1970 respectively. They claim * Adopted by the Committee at its 122nd session (12 March–6 April 2018). ** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication: Yadh Ben Achour, Ilze Brands Kehris, Ahmed Amin Fathalla, Christof Heyns, Yuji Iwasawa, Ivana Jelić, Bamariam Koita, Duncan Laki Muhumuza, Photini Pazartzis, Mauro Politi, José Manuel Santos Pais, Yuval Shany and Margo Waterval. GE.18-07713(E) 

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