ICCPR Case Digest

CCPR/C/126/DR/2545/2014

Communication

2545/2014

Submission: 2014.04.28

View Adopted: 2019.07.26

S.G. v. Canada

Substantive Issues
  • Effective remedy
  • Fair trial
  • Freedom of association
  • Freedom of expression
  • Privacy
Relevant Articles
  • Article 14.1
  • Article 17.2
  • Article 19.2
  • Article 2.3
  • Article 22
  • Article 26
Full Text

Admissibility

  • The Committee considers that the author has not sufficiently substantiated in what way the investigations undertaken should have caused irreparable damage to his honour and reputation within the Kurdish Canadian community. Consequently, this part of the communication is declared inadmissible for lack of substantiation, pursuant to article 2 of the Optional Protocol.

  • In relation to articles 19(2) and 22, the Committee considers that the author has failed to sufficiently substantiate that he would have been prohibited by the State party to express his political opinions, or would have faced any illegitimate consequences of such expression or association. Accordingly, this part of the communication is declared inadmissible, pursuant to article 2 of the Optional Protocol.

  • As regards article 26, the Committee considers that it has not been sufficiently substantiated that the author’s differential treatment based on residence status was not objective, reasonable and in pursuit of a legitimate aim. Consequently, these claims are inadmissible under article 2 of the Optional Protocol.

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