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Communications report to session 40 of the Human Rights Council, communications sent from 01 Jun 2018 to 30 Nov 2018 and their replies received until 31 Jan 2019. Some names of individuals or other information have been rendered anonymous or otherwise unidentifiable.
Date, Country,
Type and
ref. no. of
communication
Mandates Summary Replies
received
    11 Sep 2018
    Australia
    OL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Comments on the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Bill 2018 (“the draft Bill”), in response to the call for comments by the Department of Home Affairs (“the Department”)
Alleged victims: -
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21 Nov 2018
    11 Sep 2018
    Japan
    AL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the attack against investigative journalist Shunsuke Yamaoka.
Alleged victims: 1
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05 Nov 2018
    11 Sep 2018
    Uganda
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning legislative amendments introducing the Over-The-Top tax on telecommunication companies, severely restricting the right to freedom of opinion and expression, as well as the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association online in Uganda.
Alleged victims: -
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    10 Sep 2018
    Hungary
    JAL
  • education
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • international solidarity
  • migrants
  • racism
Information received concerning the recent adoption of a series of laws that introduce undue restrictions on the rights to freedom of association, peaceful assembly and freedom of expression in Hungary and risk to further fuel the already existing xenophobic and discriminatory public discourse on migration and negative narrative about civil society, in particular when its activities are related to migration issues.
Alleged victims: -
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    07 Sep 2018
    Lebanon
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
concerning the summoning of Mr. Wadih Al-Asmar and other human rights defenders by Lebanese security agencies for posts made on social media.
Alleged victims: 1
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    07 Sep 2018
    Poland
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the judicial harassment of the non-governmental organisation, the Open Dialog Foundation, and the deportation of Ms. Lyudmyla Kozlovska from Belgium to Ukraine, following a request by the Polish authorities via the Schengen Information System (SIS) database, to deny Ms. Kozlovska access to the countries of the Schengen zone.
Alleged victims: 2
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06 Nov 2018
    05 Sep 2018
    Brazil
    JAL
  • hazardous substances
  • water and sanitation
  • environment
  • health
  • indigenous peoples
  • business
Information received concerning the renewed agreement of 25 June 2018 that Samarco Mining S.A., Vale S.A. and BHP Billiton signed with the Federal Government and the State Governments of Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo regarding socioeconomic and environmental reparations necessitated by the 2015 Doce River disaster.
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16 Nov 2018
16 Nov 2018
    05 Sep 2018
    Japan
    JAL
  • hazardous substances
  • internally displaced persons
Information received concerning issues faced by evacuees (also “internally displaced persons”) under the ongoing decontamination and resettlement program in the Fukushima Prefecture of Japan and the existing and potential risks to which they are exposed to as a result of lifting the evacuation orders.
Alleged victims: -
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05 Nov 2018
    05 Sep 2018
    Kyrgyzstan
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • terrorism
  • torture
  • mercenaries
Information received concerning the risk of arbitrary deprivation of life and violations of other human rights of nationals of Kyrgyzstan facing prosecution and trials for offences carrying capital punishment under Iraq’s Anti-Terrorism Law no. 13, in relation to their alleged membership in the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)..
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    04 Sep 2018
    Paraguay
    JOL
  • poverty
  • slavery
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con una iniciativa para reformar la ley sobre los trabajadores domésticos, actualmente en revisión ante la Cámara de Diputados.
Alleged victims: -
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