CCPR/C/120/D/2209/2012 United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Distr.: General 19 September 2017 Original: English Human Rights Committee Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 (4) of the Optional Protocol, concerning Communication No. 2209/2012*, ** Submitted by: Amarasinghe Arachchige Simon Amarasinghe (represented by counsel, Asian Legal Resources Centre and REDRESS) Alleged victims: Amarasinghe Arachchige David Amarasinghe and Amarasinghe Arachchige Simon Amarasinghe State party: Sri Lanka Date of communication: 27 September 2012 (initial submission) Document references: Decision taken pursuant to rule 97 of the Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to the State party on 26 November 2012 (not issued in a document form) Date of adoption of Views: 13 July 2017 Subject matter: Failure to properly investigate, prosecute and ensure redress for the alleged arbitrary detention and torture of the victim by police officers, resulting in his death. Procedural issues: State party’s failure to cooperate. Substantive issues: Right to life; torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment; right to liberty and personal security Articles of the Covenant: 6, 7 and 9, read alone and in conjunction with 2 (3) Articles of the Optional Protocol: 2 and 5 * Adopted by the Committee at its 120th session (3-28 July 2017). ** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the present communication: Tania María Abdo Rocholl, Yadh Ben Achour, Ilze Brands Kehris, 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, Yuval Shany and Margo Waterval. GE.17-16403(E) 

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