View Adopted: 2019.03.18
The author is an Afghan national currently in Denmark, and claimed he would be victim of a violation of articles 6, 7 and 18 of the Covenant if he were removed to Afghanistan.
The author left Afghanistan in 2011 due to security risk arising from a dispute with his neighbour, an army general. He travelled through several countries and applied for asylum in Denmark, which was rejected in 2014.
The Committee considered that the author's claim mainly reflects his disagreement with the factual conclusion drawn by the state party, and the alleged risk of harm by his former neighbour. The Committee found that these factors did not present a real and personal risk of torture, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, and on that basis found that the state party did not violate its obligations under articles 6 and 7 of the Covenant by removing the author to Afghanistan.