CCPR/C/116/D/2314/2013 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: Canada 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 detention Articles of the Covenant: 6 (1), 7 and 9 (1) Articles of the Optional Protocol: 2 * 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. GE.16-08087(E) 

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