United Nations

International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
18 May 2017
Original: English

Human Rights Committee

Decision adopted by the Committee under article 5 (4) of
the Optional Protocol, concerning communication
No. 2473/2014*, **
Communication submitted by:

A.H.S. (represented by counsel, Tage Gottsche)

Alleged victim:

The author

State party:


Date of communication:

24 October 2014 (initial submission)

Document references:

Decision taken pursuant to rule 97 of the
Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to
the State party on 29 October 2014 (not issued in
document form)

Date of adoption of the decision:

28 March 2017

Subject matter:

Non-refoulement; arbitrary arrest and detention

Procedural issue:

Substantiation of claims

Substantive issues:

Torture; arbitrary arrest and detention

Articles of the Covenant:

7 and 9

Articles of the Optional Protocol:


The author of the communication is A.H.S., a stateless person from Gaza, born in
1982. He risks deportation to Gaza from Denmark. He claims that by deporting him,
Denmark would violate his rights under articles 7 and 9 of the Covenant. He is represented
by counsel.
On 29 October 2014, pursuant to rule 92 of its rules of procedure, the Committee,
acting through the Special Rapporteur on new communications and interim measures,
decided not to grant the author’s request for interim measures.

* Adopted by the Committee at its 119th session (6-29 March 2017).
** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication:
Tania María Abdo Rocholl, Yadh Ben Achour, Ilze Brands Kehris, Sarah Cleveland, Ahmed Amin
Fathalla, Olivier de Frouville, Christof Heyns, Yuji Iwasawa, Bamariam Koita, Marcia V.J. Kran,
Duncan Laki Muhumuza, Photini Pazartzis, Mauro Politi, José Manuel Santos Pais, Anja Seibert-Fohr,
Yuval Shany and Margo Waterval.



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