ICCPR Case Digest

CCPR/C/122/D/2680/2015

Submission: 2015.04.30

View Adopted: 2018.04.04

Khairullo Zaidov v. Tajikistan

Substantive Issues
  • Access to witnesses
  • Arbitrary detention
  • Fair trial
  • Presumption of innocence
  • Right to appeal
  • Right to legal assistance
Relevant Articles
  • Article 11
  • Article 14.1
  • Article 14.2
  • Article 14.3 (b)
  • Article 14.3 (e)
  • Article 14.5
  • Article 17
  • Article 19
  • Article 22
  • Article 26
  • Article 9.1
  • Article 9.2
Full Text

Merits

The Committee acting under article 5(4) of the Optional Protocol, is of the view that the facts before it disclose a violation of Mr. Zaidov's rights under articles 9(1), 14(1), (2), (3)(b) and (e), 19(2) and 22(1) of the Covenant 

Recommendations

The State party is obligated, inter alia:

  • To quash Mr. Zaidov's conviction, release him, and if necessary, conduct a new trial in accordance with the principles of fair hearings, presumption of innocence and other procedural safeguards. 
  • To provide Mr. Zaidov with adequate compensation
  • To take all steps necessary to prevent similar violations from occurring in the future.

Implementation

The Committee wishes to receive from the State party, within 180 days, information concerning the measures taken to give effect to the present Views 

 

DATE: 4 OCTOBER 2018

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