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Communications report to session 47 of the Human Rights Council, communications sent from 01 Dec 2020 to 28 Feb 2021 and their replies received until 30 Apr 2021. 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
    12 Feb 2021
    Guinea
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de détention arbitraire et de condamnation à onze mois de prison ferme de M. Oumar Sylla, ainsi que des conditions d’emprisonnement assimilables à la torture et autres peines ou traitements cruels, inhumains ou dégradants.
Alleged victims: 1
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12 Feb 2021
    12 Feb 2021
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • housing
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning alleged systematic violations of property and housing rights of members of the Baha’i religious minority, through raids, confiscations, demolitions and a series of court proceedings that deem their property as “illegitimate”.
Alleged victims: 51
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    12 Feb 2021
    Kazakhstan
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the prosecution and suspension of several NGOs, including Echo, Kazakhstan International Bureau for Human Rights and Rule of Law, International Legal Initiative, Kadyr Kassyet, Erkindik Qanaty, Legal Media Centre and MediaNet International Centre for Journalism, for alleged irregularities in their tax filing. Kadyr Kassyet had already been the subject of two previous communication, KAZ 4/2016, sent on 20 December 2016 and KAZ 2/2017, sent on 16 June 2017. International Legal Initiative had also been subject of the latter communication. We thank your Excellency’s Government for the response provided to these communications, received on 27 February 2017 and 8 September 2019 respectively.
Alleged victims: 7
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14 Apr 2021
    11 Feb 2021
    Turkey
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the Law No. 7262 on Preventing Financing of Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction, which was adopted on 27 December 2020 and entered into force on 31 December 2020, in view of its conformity with Turkey’s obligations under international law, in particular those contained in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), ratified by Turkey on 23 September 2003. We are particularly concerned about possible restrictions on freedom of association, on the activities of human rights defenders and the activities of the civil society in general.
Alleged victims: -
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16 Apr 2021
    11 Feb 2021
    United Republic of Tanzania
    JAL
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning a number of attacks on lawyers and the independence of the legal profession in Tanzania, which take the form of disbarment, arrest and arbitrary detention.
Alleged victims: 3
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25 Feb 2021
    11 Feb 2021
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • women and girls
Información recibida en relación con la presunta detención arbitraria de seis integrantes de la organización Azul Positivo, en Zulia, así como el allanamiento de la organización Convite A.C. en Caracas y la criminalización de la defensora Vanessa Rosales, en Mérida.
Alleged victims: 8
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22 Feb 2021
    10 Feb 2021
    China
    JAL
  • violence against women
  • arbitrary Detention
  • cultural rights
  • education
  • health
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
  • torture
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary detention and ill-treatment, including gender-based violence against Ms. Gulbakhar Jalilova, a Kazakh national and businesswoman and member of the Uyghur minority, as well as the lack of gender-specific measures that meet the needs of women detainees at Detention Centres No. 2 and No. 3 in Urumqi, capital of the Xinjiang Uyhgur Autonomous Region (XUAR).
Alleged victims: 1
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23 May 2021
    10 Feb 2021
    Colombia
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • African Descent
  • environment
  • executions
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Información recibida en relación con las alegaciones de amenazas de muerte contra la Sra. Nini Cárdenas, defensora de los derechos humanos medioambientales en el departamento de Santander, así como amenazas de muerte contra la Sra. Ruby Cortes Castro y el intento de asesinato contra la Sra. Silvia Gelen Rodríguez, ambas defensoras de los derechos de la población afro colombiana en el departamento de Valle del Cauca.
Alleged victims: 3
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26 Mar 2021
    10 Feb 2021
    India
    JAL
  • minority issues
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • racism
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the elimination of Jammu and Kashmir’s special autonomy status under Article 370 of the Constitution of India and the implementation of the new Jammu and Kashmir Grant of Domicile Certificate (“Domicile Rules”) and other legislation in Indian administered Jammu and Kashmir.
Alleged victims: -
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09 Apr 2021
    09 Feb 2021
    Germany
    OL
  • toxics and human rights
Information received concerning discussions in the German Federal Parliament on the adoption of a national law that prohibits the export of pesticides which do not have an approval or authorization in the European Union (EU) and/or Germany.
Alleged victims: -
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12 Apr 2021