United Nations

International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
19 May 2015
Original: English

Human Rights Committee

Communication No. 2218/2012
Views adopted by the Committee at its 113th session
(16 March–2 April 2015)
Submitted by:

Zafar Abdullayev (represented by counsel)

Alleged victim:

The author

State party:


Date of communication:

3 September 2012 (initial submission)

Document references:

Special Rapporteur’s rule 97 decision,
transmitted to the State party on 5 December
2012 (not issued in document form)

Date of adoption of Views:

25 March 2015

Subject matter:

Conscientious objection to compulsory military
service; inhuman and degrading treatment;
conviction for the same offence twice.

Procedural issues:

Lack of substantiation of claims.

Substantive issues:

Freedom of conscience; right not to be tried and
punished again for an offence for which he has
already been finally convicted; inhuman and
degrading treatment.

Articles of the Covenant:

7, 10, 14 (7) and 18 (1).

Articles of the Optional Protocol:


GE.15-10044 (E)


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