United Nations

International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
25 May 2016
Original: English

Human Rights Committee

Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 (4)
of the Optional Protocol, concerning communication
No. 2314/2013*, **
Communication submitted by:

Y (represented by counsel Arash Banakar)

Alleged victim:

The author

State party:


Date of communication:

6 December 2013 (initial submission)

Document references:

Decision taken pursuant to rule 97 of the
Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to
the State party on 9 December 2013 (not issued
in document form)

Date of adoption of Views:

22 March 2016

Subject matter:

Deportation to Sri Lanka

Procedural issues:

Exhaustion of domestic remedies

Substantive issues:

Right to life; torture, cruel, inhuman or
degrading treatment or punishment; and arbitrary

Articles of the Covenant:

6 (1), 7 and 9 (1)

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, Olivier de Frouville, Yuji Iwasawa, Ivana Jelić,
Duncan Muhumuza Laki, Photini Pazartzis, Mauro Politi, Sir Nigel Rodley, Victor Manuel
Rodríguez-Rescia, Fabián Omar Salvioli, Dheerujlall Seetulsingh, Anja Seibert-Fohr, Yuval Shany,
Konstantine Vardzelashvili and Margo Waterval.
Individual opinion by Committee member Dheerujlall Seetulsingh (dissenting) is appended to the
present Views.



Select target paragraph3