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Communications report to session 39 of the Human Rights Council, communications sent from 01 Mar 2018 to 31 May 2018 and their replies received until 31 Jul 2018. 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
    29 May 2018
    Myanmar
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Myanmar
Information received concerning a draft law on International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs) which, if it enters into force might have an important adverse impact on INGOs in Myanmar.
Alleged victims: -
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06 Aug 2018
    29 May 2018
    Other actors
    JUA
  • business
  • environment
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • human rights defenders
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the killing of 12 demonstrators following excessive use of force by Police in the district of Tuticorin, State of Tamil Nadu, during a protest demanding the closure of the Sterlite Copper Smelting Plant and revocation of the proposed extension of its capacity. The protests took place in the context of the wide dissatisfaction with the alleged air pollution and groundwater contamination caused by the copper smelter plant in Tuticorin.
Alleged victims: 10
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    29 May 2018
    Other actors
    JUA
  • business
  • environment
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • human rights defenders
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the In this connection, we would like to bring to your attention information we have received concerning the killing of 12 demonstrators following excessive use of force by Police in the district of Tuticorin, State of Tamil Nadu, during a protest demanding the closure of the Sterlite Copper Smelting Plant and revocation of the proposed extension of its capacity. The protests took place in the context of the wide dissatisfaction with the alleged air pollution and groundwater contamination caused by the copper smelter plant in Tuticorin.
Alleged victims: 10
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    29 May 2018
    Other actors
    JUA
  • business
  • environment
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • human rights defenders
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the killing of 12 demonstrators following excessive use of force by Police in the district of Tuticorin, State of Tamil Nadu, during a protest demanding the closure of the Sterlite Copper Smelting Plant and revocation of the proposed extension of its capacity. The protests took place in the context of the wide dissatisfaction with the alleged air pollution and groundwater contamination caused by the copper smelter plant in Tuticorin.
Alleged victims: 10
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    29 May 2018
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    JUA
  • business
  • environment
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • human rights defenders
  • water and sanitation
In this connection, we would like to bring to the attention of your Excellency’s Government information we have received concerning the killing of 11 demonstrators following excessive use of force by Police in the district of Tuticorin, State of Tamil Nadu, during a protest demanding the closure of the Sterlite Copper Smelting Plant, subsidiary of the British company Vedanta Ressources. We would also like to bring your attention to the alleged air pollution and groundwater contamination caused by the copper smelter plant in Tuticorin, which triggered the protest, following the announcement of the extension of the copper plant.
Alleged victims: 10
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24 Jul 2018
    29 May 2018
    United States of America
    JAL
  • environment
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • hazardous substances
Information received concerning exposure of the local community on the island of Vieques, a municipality of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, to toxic chemicals resulting from military activities of the U.S. Navy, and subsequent cleanup efforts.
Alleged victims: -
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    28 May 2018
    Cameroon
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
Information reçue concernant des allégations de détention arbitraire et des poursuites judiciaires menées à l’encontre M. Mancho Bibixy Tse, journaliste, et M. Penn Terence Khan, pour avoir exercé leur droit à la liberté d’expression.
Alleged victims: 1
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04 Sep 2018
    28 May 2018
    France
    OL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information recue concernant la proposition de loi organique n° 772 et la proposition de loi ordinaire n° 799 relatives à la lutte contre les fausses informations présentées devant l’Assemblée Nationale le 16 mars et le 21 mars 2018, respectivement.
Alleged victims: -
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26 Jul 2018
    28 May 2018
    Peru
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • water and sanitation
Información recibida en relación con la contaminación ambiental y la exposición humana continua a extremadamente altas cantidades de metales pesados en el Departamento de Pasco. Los daños serían consecuencia de décadas de actividades de minería en la región y que prosiguen al día de hoy, agravando la situacion.
Alleged victims: -
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    28 May 2018
    Republic of Korea
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • religion or belief
  • privacy
Information received concerning the continued criminalization of conscientious objection in South Korea.
Alleged victims: -
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12 Sep 2018