Follow-up to Views on Individual Communications

On 24 March 2014, Yuji Iwasawa, the Rapporteur on Follow-up to Individual Communications presented his intermediate report (CCPR/C/110/R2) on the implementation of the recommendations adopted by the Committee in relation to Individual Communications.

15 State parties had provided the Committee with information in relation to individual communications (Algeria, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cameroon, France, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Nepal, Norway, Paraguay, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Ukraine and Uruguay).

One positive development highlighted in the report was the steps taken by Sweden in relation to the case of X. (1833/2009) and how it facilitated the victim’s return to Sweden. The Committee considered that the recommendation was fully implemented (grade A), as all the travel documents were issued at the Swedish Embassy in Iran.

The follow-up report revealed that no progress was noted regarding most other cases including Afuson v. Cameroon (1353/2005); Cochet v. France (1760/2008); Kim et al. v. Republic of Korea (1786/2008); Sharma v. Nepal (1469/2006); Giri v. Nepal (1761/2008); Maharjan v. Nepal (1863/2009); Asensi v. Paraguay (1407/2005); Dominguez v. Paraguay (1828/2008); Benitez Gamarra (1829/2008); Antonio Martinez Fernandez v. Spain (1104/2002); Shchetka v. Ukraine (1535/2006) and Peirano Basso v. Uruguay (1887/2009).

The Committee applied grade C to each of these cases, indicating that it considered the implementation of its recommendations unsatisfactory and that the victims had not received reparation.

The CCPR Centre will carry out a more detailed analysis of the report of the Rapporteur on Follow-up to Individual Communications when it is made public in May 2014.

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