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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
    23 Nov 2018
    Turkey
    JAL
  • cultural rights
  • environment
  • housing
  • internally displaced persons
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the alleged resettlement of thousands of persons and the destruction of ancient cultural heritage in the city of Hasankeyf and neighboring villages, as a result of the Ilisu dam project under construction in the Tigris River, in southeast Turkey.
Alleged victims: -
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24 Jan 2019
    21 Nov 2018
    Argentina
    AL
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Información recibida en relación con la destitución del juez Luis Federico Arias de su cargo en el Departamento Judicial de La Plata, Provincia de Buenos Aires. Asimismo, quisiera llamar a la atención de su Excelencia el hecho de que se haya presuntamente producido un nombramiento de jueces y juezas en la Corte Suprema de Justicia a través de un Decreto de Necesidad y Urgencia en lugar de proceder bajo el procedimiento constitucionalmente establecido.
Alleged victims: 1
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21 Jan 2019
    21 Nov 2018
    Canada
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • mercenaries
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the risk of arbitrary deprivation of life and violations of other human rights of foreign nationals, including possibly Canadian nationals, 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).
Alleged victims: -
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08 Feb 2019
    20 Nov 2018
    Guatemala
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • health
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con la situación de las personas migrantes en caravana, en dirección de los Estados Unidos.
Alleged victims: 8000
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26 Feb 2019
    20 Nov 2018
    Honduras
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • health
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con la situación de las personas migrantes en caravana, en dirección de los Estados Unidos.
Alleged victims: 8000
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21 Jan 2019
    20 Nov 2018
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning Mr. Mohammad Ali Taheri, who is currently serving a five-year prison sentence for the offence of “spreading corruption on earth”.
Alleged victims: 1
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28 Jan 2019
    20 Nov 2018
    Mexico
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • health
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con la situación de las personas migrantes en caravana, en dirección de los Estados Unidos.
Alleged victims: 8000
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25 Jan 2019
25 Jan 2019
25 Jan 2019
25 Jan 2019
25 Jan 2019
25 Jan 2019
    20 Nov 2018
    United States of America
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • international solidarity
  • migrants
  • racism
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • women in law and in practice
Information received regarding threats from US authorities against the migrants travelling in caravans towards the United States.
Alleged victims: 8000
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    16 Nov 2018
    Malaysia
    JOL
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning the criminalization of consensual sexual relations between adults and the application of punishments for such acts that are contrary to the absolute prohibition of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
Alleged victims: -
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    16 Nov 2018
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the persecution of Mr. Salman al-Awdah, an influential religious figure who has over 14 million followers on Twitter, who is known for his calls for reforms and as an advocate for greater respect of human rights within the framework of the Shari’a law.
Alleged victims: 2
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11 Jan 2019