ICCPR Case Digest




Submission: 2011.10.03

View Adopted: 2016.10.27

Akunov v. Kyrgyzstan

Substantive Issues
  • Arbitrary detention
  • Freedom of expression
  • Right to life
  • Torture / ill-treatment
Relevant Articles
  • Article 19
  • Article 2.3
  • Article 6.1
  • Article 7
  • Article 9.1


In accordance with article 2 (3) (a) of the Covenant, the State party is under an obligation to provide the author, on his own behalf and on behalf of his deceased father with an effective remedy. This requires it to make full reparation to individuals whose Covenant rights have been violated.

Accordingly, the State party is obligated, inter alia

1) to conduct a new, expeditious, impartial, effective and thorough investigation into the exact circumstances of Mr. Akunov’s death;

2) to prosecute those responsible;

3)  to provide the author with adequate compensation and appropriate measures of satisfaction.

The State party is also under an obligation to prevent similar violations in the future.


Implementation due date: April 27 2017

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