ICCPR Case Digest




Submission: 2014.06.18

View Adopted: 2017.03.21

Sirozhiddin Allaberdiev v. Uzbekistan

Substantive Issues
  • Access to witnesses
  • Fair trial
  • Liberty and security of person
  • Preparation of defence
  • Torture / ill-treatment
Relevant Articles
  • Article 14.3 (b)
  • Article 14.3 (c)
  • Article 14.3 (e)
  • Article 14.3 (g)
  • Article 7
  • Article 9.1


The Committee considers that the author otherwise has provided detailed information and has sufficiently substantiated, for purposes of admissibility, his remaining claims under articles 7, 9(1), and 14(3)(b), (e) and (g) of the Covenant, and proceeds to their consideration on the merits. 


Pursuant to article 2(3)(a), of the Covenant, the State party is under an obligation to provide the author with an effective remedy. This requires that States parties make full reparation to individuals whose Covenant rights have been violated. In the present case, the State party is under an obligation (a) to quash the author’s conviction and its attendant consequences, including terminating without delay his incarceration on that basis, and, if necessary, conduct a new trial, in accordance with the principles of fair hearings, presumption of innocence and other procedural safeguards; and (b) to conduct a full and effective investigation into the author’s allegations of torture, to prosecute the perpetrators and punish them with appropriate sanctions, and to provide adequate compensation and appropriate measures of satisfaction. The State party is also under an obligation to take steps to prevent similar violations occurring in the future. 

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