United Nations

International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
22 September 2016
Original: English

Human Rights Committee

Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 (4) of the
Optional Protocol, concerning communication
No. 2379/2014*, **
Communication submitted by:

Ms. Obah Hussein Ahmed (represented by the
Danish Refugee Council)

Alleged victims:

The author and her four children

State party:


Date of communication:

11 April 2014 (initial submission)

Document references:

Decision taken pursuant to rule 97 of the
Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to
the State party on 17 April 2014 (not issued in
document form)

Date of adoption of Views:

7 July 2016

Subject matter:

Deportation to Italy

Procedural issues:

Substantiation of claims

Substantive issues:

Torture; cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
or punishment

Article of the Covenant:


Article of the Optional Protocol:


The author of the communication is Ms. Obah Hussein Ahmed, a Somali national 1
from Qalimow, Somalia, who was 36 years old when the communication was submitted.

* Adopted by the Committee at its 117th session (20 June-15 July 2016).
** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the present
communication: Yadh Ben Achour, Lazhari Bouzid, Sarah Cleveland, Olivier de Frouville,
Ahmed Amin Fathalla, Yuji Iwasawa, Ivana Jelić, Photini Pazartzis, Sir Nigel Rodley, Fabián Omar
Salvioli, Dheerujlall Seetulsingh, Yuval Shany, Konstantine Vardzelashvili and Margo Waterval.
Two individual opinions signed by six Committee members are appended to the present Views.



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