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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
    19 Oct 2018
    Sierra Leone
    AL
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the alleged dissolution of the Human Rights Commission of Sierra Leone (HRCSL), which has resulted in the removal of all three human rights commissioners from their appointments prematurely and unofficially.
Alleged victims: 3
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06 Jan 2019
    19 Oct 2018
    Uganda
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the killing of civilians and attacks against journalists and media outlets by military forces in Uganda.
Alleged victims: 4
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    18 Oct 2018
    Nigeria
    JAL
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning the exclusion of women candidates from the political process in relation to ongoing elections.
Alleged victims: -
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27 Nov 2018
    17 Oct 2018
    Australia
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • hazardous substances
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the renewed agreement of 25 June 2018 that Samarco Mining S.A., Vale S.A. and Australia-based 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.
Alleged victims: -
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30 Nov 2018
    17 Oct 2018
    Jordan
    AL
  • arbitrary Detention
Information received concerning Mr. Ismail Al Wahwah, who was arrested at Queen Alia International Airport in Amman by the General Intelligence Directorate (GID) on 25 July 2018 and has been detained without charge since then.
Alleged victims: 1
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    17 Oct 2018
    Other actors
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • hazardous substances
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the renewed agreement of 25 June 2018 that Samarco Mining S.A., Vale S.A. and Australia-based 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.
Alleged victims: -
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    17 Oct 2018
    Other actors
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • hazardous substances
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the the renewed agreement of 25 June 2018 that Samarco Mining S.A., Vale S.A. and Australia-based 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.
Alleged victims: -
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    17 Oct 2018
    Other actors
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • hazardous substances
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the renewed agreement of 25 June 2018 on funding as well as socioeconomic and environmental reparations resulted from the 2015 Doce river disaster that Samarco Mining S.A., Vale S.A. and Australia-based BHP Billiton signed with the Federal Government and the State Governments of Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo on 25 June 2018regarding socioeconomic and environmental reparations necessitated by the 2015 Doce River disaster.
Alleged victims: -
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    17 Oct 2018
    Other actors
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • hazardous substances
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the renewed agreement of 25 June 2018 that Samarco Mining S.A., Vale S.A. and Australia-based 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.
Alleged victims: -
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18 Oct 2018
    16 Oct 2018
    Eritrea
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • Eritrea
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • torture
Information received concerning the enforced disappearance of Mr. Berhane Abrehe and the arrest and incommunicado detention of his wife Mrs. Almaz Habtemariam Sibhatu, both former freedom fighters.
Alleged victims: 2
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