26 August 1977


Communication No. 4/1977; U.N. Doc. CCPR/C/10/D/4/1977


human rights committee

  Second Session  
  1-31 August 1977  

William Torres Ramirez






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BEFORE: CHAIRMAN: Mr. Andreas v. Mavrommatis (Cyprus)
VICE-CHAIRMEN: Mr. Luben G. Koulishev (Bulgaria), Mr. Rajsoomer Lallah (Mauritius), Mr. Torkel Opsahl (Norway)
ACTING RAPPORTEUR: Mr. Julio Prado Vallejo (Ecuador)
MEMBERS: Mr. Mohamed Ben-Fadhel (Tunisia), Mr. Ole Mogens Espersen (Denmark), Sir Vincent Evans (United Kingdom), Mr. Manouchehr Ganji (Iran), Mr. Bernhard Graefrath (German Democratic Republic), Mr. Vladimir Hanga (Romania), Mr. Haissam Kelani (Syrian Arab Republic), Mr. Fernando Mora Rojas (Costa Rica), Mr. Anatoly Petrovich Movchan (Soviet Union), Mr. Fulgence Seminega (Rwanda), Mr. Walter Surma Tarnopolsky (Canada), Mr. Christian Tomuschat (Federal Republic of Germany).
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Citation: Torres Ramirez v. Uruguay Comm. 4/1977, U.N. Doc. CCPR/C/OP/1 at 3 (HRC 1977)
Publications: Office of the U.N. High Comm'r for Human Rights, Human Rights Committee: Selected Decisions under the Optional Protocol, Vol. I, at 3, U.N. Doc. CCPR/C/OP/1, U.N. Sales No. E.84.XIV.2 (1985)

Transmittal to State party under rule 91--Request to State party for information on admissibility--Request to author on exhaustion of domestic remedies


With regard to communication No. 4/1977, dated 13 February 1977, addressed to the Human Rights Committee by William Torres Ramirez, the Human Rights Committee decides:


(a)        That the communication be transmitted to the State party concerned under rule 91 of the provisional rules of procedure requesting from the State party information and observations relevant to the question of admissibility of the communication;


(b)       That the author be requested to furnish information on his efforts or steps taken to exhaust domestic remedies and to give details of the facts which constitute the alleged violations of articles 18 and 19 of the Covenant;


(c)        That the State party and the author of the communication be informed that, as a rule, the Committee can only consider an alleged violation of human rights occurring on or after 23 March 1976 (the date of entry into force of the Covenant and the Protocol for Uruguay), unless it is an alleged violation which, although occurring before that date, continues or has effects which themselves constitute a violation after that date;


(d)       That the State party and the author be informed that their information and observations should reach the Human Rights Committee, in care of the Division of Human Rights, United Nations Office at Geneva, within six weeks of the date of the request;


(e)        That the Secretary-General transmit any information or observations received to the other party as soon as possible to enable the other party to comment thereon if it so wishes. Any such comments should reach the Human Rights Committee, in care of the Division of Human Rights, United Nations Office at Geneva, within four weeks of the date of the transmittal.



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