Mojica v. Dominican Republic
United Nations Human Rights Committee
Comm. No. 449/1991, U.N. Doc. CCPR/C/51/D/449/1991 (1994)
Barbarin Mojica (plaintiff) submitted a communication on behalf of his son, Rafael Mojica. Barbarin was a well-known labor leader in the Dominican Republic, and his son was a dockworker. Barbarin alleged that Rafael received death threats from a particular military captain and two of his assistants. Rafael was apparently threatened due to his presumed stance on Communism. A few weeks after receiving the threats, Rafael disappeared. There was no evidence of Rafael’s arrest or imprisonment. Barbarin alleged a violation of Articles 6, 7, 9, and 10 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (the covenant). The Human Rights Committee (the committee) requested that the Dominican Republic conduct an investigation into Rafael’s disappearance and submit the results to the committee. Despite reminders, the Dominican Republic did not respond.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Per curiam)
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