Communications report to session 44 of the Human Rights Council, communications sent from 01 Dec 2019 to 29 Feb 2020 and their replies received until 30 Apr 2020. 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
    28 Feb 2020
    Egypt
    JOL
    EGY 4/2020
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
The application of the Anti-Terrorism Law, Protest Law, Association Law, and NGO law raise serious concerns regarding increasing practices of arbitrary detention, allegations of torture, the absence of judicial oversight and procedural safeguards, restrictions on freedom of expression, the right to freedom of thought, and the right to freedom of peaceful assembly. The effects of these laws in the Sinai region have also resulted in violations of socio-economic rights including the right to education, the right to secure housing, the right to sustainable development and the rights to food and water.
Alleged victims: -
08 Apr 2020
    28 Feb 2020
    India
    JAL
    IND 3/2020
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • education
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • religion or belief
Allegations of excessive use of force, arrests and arbitrary detention of protestors since December 2019, in the context of demonstrations against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA).
Alleged victims: 31
    27 Feb 2020
    India
    JUA
    IND 4/2020
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary detention, as well as the deteriorating health condition while in detention of Mr. Miyan Abdul Qayoom, a human rights lawyer and President of Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association.
Alleged victims: 1
    26 Feb 2020
    Côte d'Ivoire
    JAL
    CIV 1/2020
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • privacy
Iinformations reçues concernant l’arrestation et la privation de liberté de MM. Aboubacar Toure; Alain Lobognon; Babou Traore; Camara Loukimane; Dahafolo Kone; Félicien Sekongo; Gnamiand Stéphane N'Drin; Kamaraté Souleymane Kone; Kanigui Soro; Karidioula Souleymane; Ladji Ouattara; Mamadou Djibo; Marc Kidou Ouattara; Parla Rigobert Soro; Simon Soro; Soumahoro Kando; Tehfour Kone et Yao Soumaila par les autorités ivoiriennes, entre le 23 décembre 2019 et le 14 janvier 2020. Ces 18 individus seraient liés à l’opposition et sont proches de M. Guillaume Kigbafori Soro, Président du parti « Générations et peuples solidaires » (GPS), ancien Premier Ministre, ancien Président de l’Assemblée et candidat aux élections présidentielles de 2020. Un mandat d’arrêt international a été émis le 23 décembre 2019 contre ce dernier.
Alleged victims: 19
21 Apr 2020
    26 Feb 2020
    India
    UA
    IND 2/2020
  • executions
information I have received concerning the possible imminent execution of Mr. Mukesh Kumar, Mr. Vinay Sharma, Mr. Akshay Thakur and Mr. Pawan Gupta.
Alleged victims: 4
    25 Feb 2020
    Pakistan
    JAL
    PAK 1/2020
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • terrorism
In this connection, we would like to bring to the attention of your Excellency’s Government information we have received concerning the detention and prosecution of Mr. Manzoor Ahmad Pashteen and other 20 activists members of PTM.
Alleged victims: 39
23 Apr 2020
    25 Feb 2020
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
    SAU 3/2020
  • terrorism
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received concerning allegations of torture and other cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment against Mr. Waleed bin Sami Abu al-Khair.
Alleged victims: 1
23 Apr 2020
    24 Feb 2020
    United States of America
    JAL
    USA 3/2020
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disability
  • health
  • privacy
Information received concerning the alleged excessive use, by authorities at the Connecticut Department of Correction, of in-cell restraints combined with indefinite and punitive use of prolonged isolation or solitary confinement and denial of appropriate mental health treatment, which reportedly has severe physical and psychological impact on at least 15 persons (see Annex 1 for the list of names) currently or formerly incarcerated at Northern Correctional Institution and other Connecticut correctional facilities.
Alleged victims: 15
    21 Feb 2020
    China
    UA
    CHN 4/2020
  • Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
Information received concerning the arrest, detention and threat of repatriation of seven citizens of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), who were arrested and detained in China
Alleged victims: 7
20 Mar 2020
    21 Feb 2020
    Guatemala
    JOL
    GTM 2/2020
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Preocupación ante la aprobación de la iniciativa de Ley No. 5257 que dispone aprobar reformas al Decreto No. 02-2003 sobre Organizaciones no Gubernamentales para el Desarrollo, el 11 de febrero de 2020. Dicha iniciativa de Ley ha sido objeto de una comunicación en 2018 (OL GTM 8/2018) que fue enviada al Gobierno de su Excelencia (OL GTM 8/2018) con fecha 27 de abril de 2018. Asimismo, tomamos nota de la respuesta del Gobierno de su Excelencia con fecha 20 de julio de 2018.
Alleged victims: -
    20 Feb 2020
    NSO Group
    OL
    OTH 2/2020
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Preliminary reactions to the Human Rights and Whistleblower policies that NSO Group published in September 2019.
Alleged victims: -
01 Jun 2020
    19 Feb 2020
    China
    JAL
    CHN 3/2020
  • health
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • privacy
Information received concerning the harassment, intimidation and arrest of healthcare workers including first-aiders; restrictions imposed on impartial healthcare, as well as the misuse of healthcare transport, facilities, and confidential information. These incidents allegedly occurred in the context of the large-scale civil rights protests that broke out in Hong Kong in June 2019.
Alleged victims: 1
28 May 2020
    19 Feb 2020
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
    IRN 2/2020
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Information received concerning protests held in various parts of Iran since 11 January 2020 and the alleged disproportionate response by law enforcement, including excessive use of force leading to injury, arbitrary arrest and detention, enforced disappearance, and ill-treatment of protesters.
Alleged victims: -
    18 Feb 2020
    Burundi
    JAL
    BDI 1/2020
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • human rights defenders
informations que nous avons reçues concernant des allégations de détention arbitraire et condamnation de Mme Christine Kamikazi, Mme Agnès Ndirubusa, M. Térence Mpozenzi et M. Egide Harerimana, journalistes pour le groupe de presse Iwacu.
Alleged victims: 4
    17 Feb 2020
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    JAL
    BIH 1/2020
  • truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged imposition of the statute of limitations –known as zastara- to wartime victims seeking reparations through the judicial system, as well as the imposition of court fees to victims whose claims have been barred due to the imposition of the aforementioned statute.
Alleged victims: -
    17 Feb 2020
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JOL
    IRN 1/2020
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning discrimination on the grounds of religion in the application process for national identity cards in the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Alleged victims: -
    14 Feb 2020
    Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
    AL
    BOL 1/2020
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Información recibida en relación con un supuesto patrón de persecución política y judicial –con fines de represalia- así como actos de hostigamiento en contra de antiguas autoridades, líderes políticos y sociales vinculados al Movimiento al Socialismo (MAS), desde el establecimiento del actual Gobierno. Así, funcionarios de alto nivel del nuevo Gobierno anunciaron que habían presentado demandas judiciales contra antiguas autoridades y otros individuos relacionados con el MAS, especialmente por sedición, terrorismo, incumplimiento de deberes y otros delitos. En particular, el día 13 de noviembre del 2019, el actual Ministro de Gobierno habría declarado que el Gobierno habría ido a la “cacería” del Ministro de Presidencia. Varios de los casos impulsados por el Ministerio Público nacerían de denuncias presentadas o promovidas por las actuales autoridades.
Alleged victims: 11
15 May 2020
    13 Feb 2020
    Guatemala
    AL
    GTM 1/2020
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Información recibida respecto a vulneraciones a los principios de transparencia, publicidad, independencia y objetividad en el proceso de elección de magistradas y magistrados de la Corte Suprema de Justicia y de la Corte de Apelaciones para el período 2019-2024, que se está desarrollando actualmente en Guatemala.
Alleged victims: -
    13 Feb 2020
    Iraq
    JUA
    IRQ 1/2020
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disability
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged arrest and subsequent detention of Mr. Idrees Saleem Mohammed Rozhbeani, a member of the Kurdistan Free Society Movement.
Alleged victims: 1
    12 Feb 2020
    Belarus
    JAL
    BLR 1/2020
  • Belarus
  • disappearances
  • executions
Information received concerning the lack of accountability in the alleged cases of enforced disappearance and summary execution of Mr. Yuriy Zakharenko, Mr. Anatoliy Krasovskiy, and Mr. Dmitriy Zavadski.
Alleged victims: 3
23 Mar 2020
    11 Feb 2020
    China
    JAL
    CHN 1/2020
  • racism
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the Race Discrimination Ordinance (RDO). Of the four anti-discrimination ordinances in Hong Kong, the RDO is the only one of limited scope; unlike the other ordinances, the RDO does not apply to all government functions and powers. We are concerned that these government exemptions to RDO undermine the right to equality before the law, limit the scope of protection, permit discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity and national origin, and impede racial and ethnic minorities’ access to justice.
Alleged victims: 2
19 May 2020
    11 Feb 2020
    Democratic People's Republic of Korea
    JAL
    PRK 1/2020
  • disappearances
  • Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged continued disappearance of 11 individuals, including Jeong Gyeong-Suk, Lee Dong-Ki, Jang Ki-Yeong, and Choi Jeong-Woong, after the hijacking of Korean Air Lines flight YS-11 in 1969.
Alleged victims: 5
24 Feb 2020
    11 Feb 2020
    Turkey
    JAL
    TUR 1/2020
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
Information received concerning alleged excessive use of force against peaceful demonstrators at the Pride Marches that took place on the campus of the Middle East Technical University (METU) on 10 May 2019, as well as alleged arbitrary arrest, detention and prosecution against them.
Alleged victims: 19
09 Apr 2020
    06 Feb 2020
    Brazil
    OL
    BRA 2/2020
  • indigenous peoples
Legal recognition and protection of indigenous traditional lands by State institutions.
Alleged victims: -
07 Feb 2020
    06 Feb 2020
    Egypt
    JAL
    EGY 3/2020
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning threats, intimidation and physical attacks against human rights lawyer, Mr. Gamal Eid.
Alleged victims: 1
15 Apr 2020
    05 Feb 2020
    Bahrain
    JAL
    BHR 1/2020
  • executions
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning Mr. Mohammed Ramadan and Mr. Husain Moosa Ali Moosa Hasan Mohamed, two Bahraini nationals who were again sentenced to death in January 2020.
Alleged victims: 2
02 Apr 2020
    05 Feb 2020
    Nigeria
    AL
    NGA 2/2020
  • housing
Information received concerning the persons living in homelessness in Nigeria.
Alleged victims: 108000000
    04 Feb 2020
    Brazil
    JAL
    BRA 1/2020
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information we have received concerning the new threats against the journalist Glenn Greenwald and their damaging effects on the exercise of his right to freedom of expression.
Alleged victims: 1
07 Apr 2020
    03 Feb 2020
    Egypt
    JAL
    EGY 2/2020
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning conditions of detention of Mr. Mustafa Kassem, a dual citizen of the Arab Republic of Egypt and the United States of America, that may have led to his death on 13 January 2019. It is alleged that Mr. Kassem was a diagnosed diabetic with a serious heart condition, but that Your Excellency’s government failed to provide him with the medical care required to manage this condition during his seven years of imprisonment, following his unlawful arrest and prosecution under dubious charges. It is further alleged that Mr. Kassem’s conditions of detention, deliberate denial of health care, and beatings potentially constitute torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment and may have caused his death.
Alleged victims: 1
15 Apr 2020
30 Jun 2020
    31 Jan 2020
    United Republic of Tanzania
    JAL
    TZA 1/2020
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the enforced disappearance, alleged arbitrary detention and subsequent charges with non-bailable financial crimes against human rights lawyer Tito Magoti and journalist Erick Kabendera.
Alleged victims: 2
02 Jul 2020
    30 Jan 2020
    South Sudan
    AL
    SSD 1/2020
  • executions
Information received concerning the death of Mr. Christopher Allen, a dual national of the United States of America and the United Kingdom, freelance journalist, who was killed in South Sudan while on duty.
Alleged victims: 1
    30 Jan 2020
    United States of America
    AL
    USA 1/2020
  • executions
Information received concerning the death of Mr. Christopher Allen, a dual national of the United States of America and the United Kingdom, freelance journalist, who was killed in South Sudan while on duty.
Alleged victims: 1
03 Mar 2020
    29 Jan 2020
    China
    JAL
    CHN 2/2020
  • hazardous substances
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information regarding the allegedly inappropriate use of chemical agents during demonstrations from June to December of 2019 in Hong Kong. These agents include hazardous substances such as tear gas, pepper spray, pepper balls and irritating chemical constituents dispersed from water cannons and other mobile sprayers against protestors, journalists, human rights defenders, social workers, volunteer medics and other humanitarian workers. The Hong Kong Police Force (hereinafter HKPF) officers ensuring public order at the frontline of events have also been exposed. The allegations include the use of these chemical agents in the densely populated city of Hong Kong, in closed spaces, in close vicinity of schools, kindergartens and institutions housing sensitive segments of the population.
Alleged victims: -
    28 Jan 2020
    Democratic People's Republic of Korea
    JUA
    PRK 2/2019
  • Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • torture
Information received concerning the announcement made by the Government of the Republic of Korea on 7 November 2019.
Alleged victims: 2
    28 Jan 2020
    Republic of Korea
    JAL
    KOR 3/2019
  • Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • torture
Information received concerning the decision that your Excellency’s Government took on 7 November 2019 to deport two North Korean individuals who were reportedly seized in the East Sea on 2 November 2019, to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. This decision was reportedly taken based on their alleged confession of having killed 16 persons on the boat they were spotted on by the Republic of Korea Navy.
Alleged victims: 2
28 Feb 2020
    28 Jan 2020
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JUA
    VEN 1/2020
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Información recibida en relación con la supuesta detención arbitraria, desaparición forzada, incomunicación y falta de garantías procesales para un juicio justo, del Diputado de la Asamblea Nacional, Gilber Caro, y su asistente, el periodista Victor Ugas, quienes fueron arrestados el 20 de diciembre de 2019 por fuerzas de seguridad del Estado.
Alleged victims: 2
27 Mar 2020
    27 Jan 2020
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
    SAU 1/2020
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received concerning the arrest, continued detention without any charge and ill-treatment of Dr. Mohammed Al Khoudary, his son, Dr. Hani Al Khoudary and Mr. Adelrahman Mohammed Farhanah.
Alleged victims: 3
27 Mar 2020
    27 Jan 2020
    United Arab Emirates
    JUA
    ARE 1/2020
  • arbitrary Detention
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the ongoing detention of Mr. Abdelrahman Chouman (عبدالرحمن شومان) and Mr. Ahmad Sobh (أحمد صبح) at Al Wathba prison.
Alleged victims: 2
    24 Jan 2020
    Ukraine
    JUA
    UKR 1/2020
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning Ms. Zhanara Akhmetova, a journalist and one of the leaders of the opposition movement, “Democratic Choice of Kazakhstan” who is at imminent risk of being extradited from Ukraine to Kazakhstan where it is alleged that she may be persecuted and subjected to torture and/or other ill-treatment. She appealed a decision rejecting her application for asylum and a hearing was held on 14 January 2020. The decision is expected on 28 January 2020. In light of the information received we urge your Excellency’s Government not to extradite Ms. Akhmetova.
Alleged victims: 1
    23 Jan 2020
    Chile
    OL
    CHL 1/2020
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Preocupación ante la aprobación del proyecto de ley que modifica el Código Penal para tipificar acciones que atenten contra la libertad de circulación de las personas en la vía pública a través de medios violentos e intimidatorios (Boletín 13090).
Alleged victims: -
27 Jan 2020
    23 Jan 2020
    Colombia
    JAL
    COL 1/2020
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Información recibida en relación a alegaciones de serias violaciones de los derechos a la vida, a no ser sometidos a torturas ni a otros malos tratos, a la libertad y la seguridad personal, al acceso a un juicio justo, a no ser sometido a injerencias ilegales o arbitrarias en el hogar, a la libertad de opinión y expresión, a la libertad de reunión y asociación en Colombia, en el contexto de las movilizaciones del Paro Nacional que comenzó el pasado 21 de noviembre hasta el 19 de diciembre de 2019 Durante este periodo se han registrado cerca de 1662 casos de detención de nacionales y extranjeros y aproximadamente unos 36 casos de manifestantes heridos, así como 4 agentes de la fuerza pública, incluyendo al menos una persona que habría perdido la vida mientras participaba en las manifestaciones y dos más en eventos no relacionados con las protestas que ocurrieron en las mismas fechas del Paro Nacional. Tomamos nota de nuevas movilizaciones en Colombia desde el pasado 21 de enero de 2020 a raíz de una nueva convocatoria de Paro Nacional.
Alleged victims: 1000
13 Mar 2020
    22 Jan 2020
    Bangladesh
    AL
    BGD 1/2020
  • torture
Information received concerning Mohammad Shah Jalal, grocer, who allegedly had his eyes gouged out while in police custody and the lack of an independent and impartial investigation into the matter.
Alleged victims: 1
    22 Jan 2020
    Egypt
    JUA
    EGY 1/2020
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the deprivation of liberty and criminal prosecution of journalists Solafa Magdy, Hossam El-Sayad and Mohamed Salah by the Egyptian authorities.
Alleged victims: 3
    22 Jan 2020
    Republic of Korea
    OL
    KOR 1/2020
  • hazardous substances
Information received concerning the “Ban Amendment” to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal.
Alleged victims: -
    22 Jan 2020
    Viet Nam
    JAL
    VNM 5/2019
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the detention of human rights defender Ms. Dinh Thi Phuong Thao and the confiscation of her passport by the Vietnamese authorities, as well as the detention of independent journalist Mr. Pham Chi Dung, in what appears to be an act of reprisal for his human rights advocacy.
Alleged victims: 1
20 Mar 2020
    21 Jan 2020
    India
    JUA
    IND 1/2020
  • privacy
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the continued harassment intimidation and violation of the right to privacy of journalist Ms. Rana Ayyub, as well as the alleged failure by the authorities to provide effective protection.
Alleged victims: 1
    21 Jan 2020
    Nicaragua
    JAL
    NIC 1/2020
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • torture
  • women and girls
Información recibida en relación con la detención de Amaya Eva Coppens Zamora, Atahualpa Yupanqui Quintero Morán, Derlis Francisco Hernández Flores, Hansel Amaru Quintero Gómez, Ivannia del Carmen Alvarez Martínez, Jesús Adolfo Tefel Amador, Jordán Irene Lanzas Herrera, José Dolores Medina Cabrera Cabrera, María Margarita Hurtado Chamorro, Marvin Samir López Ñamendiz, Melvin Antonio Peralta Centeno, Neyma Elizabeth Hernández Ruiz, Olga Sabrina Valle López, Roberto Andrés Butching Miranda, Wendy Rebeca Juaréz Avilés y Wilfredo Alejandro Brenes Domínguez. En particular, hemos recibido información sobre al menos dos de los casos que podrían ser actos de represalias motivados por la cooperación con las Naciones Unidas, sus representantes y sus mecanismos en la esfera de los derechos humanos.
Alleged victims: 18
    21 Jan 2020
    Russian Federation
    JAL
    RUS 10/2019
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the sentencing of human rights defender Mr. Emir Usein Kuku to 12 years’ imprisonment in a strict-regime correctional colony.
Alleged victims: 1
31 Mar 2020
    20 Jan 2020
    Energix
    JAL
    OTH 59/2019
  • human rights defenders
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning allegations of smear campaign and a strategic lawsuit filed against human rights organisation Al-Marsad by the Israeli company Energix, in connection with Al-Marsad’s activities opposing a renewable energy project in the Occupied Syrian Golan.
Alleged victims: 1
    20 Jan 2020
    Israel
    JAL
    ISR 16/2019
  • human rights defenders
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning allegations of smear campaign and a strategic lawsuit filed against human rights organisation Al-Marsad by the Israeli company Energix, in connection with Al-Marsad’s activities opposing a renewable energy project in the Occupied Syrian Golan.
Alleged victims: 1
20 Mar 2020
    20 Jan 2020
    Thailand
    JAL
    THA 1/2020
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning judicial proceedings against the political party the Future Forward Party, which may lead to its dissolution.
Alleged victims: 1
    17 Jan 2020
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
    SAU 2/2020
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received about the hacking of Mr. Jeffrey Bezos' phone.
Alleged victims: 1
    15 Jan 2020
    Nigeria
    JAL
    NGA 1/2020
  • poverty
  • housing
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the escalation of the Lagos State Government’s renewed plans to privatize important parts of the water system in Lagos, despite widespread public opposition, and the negative impact of such privatization on the human rights of lower income Lagosians in the absence of essential safeguards.
Alleged victims: 21000000
    14 Jan 2020
    Pakistan
    JAL
    PAK 9/2019
  • minority issues
  • education
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the persisting challenges faced by Non-Muslim students in area of education, as well as the existence of textbooks with content that stigmatizes ethno-religious minorities in Pakistan.
Alleged victims: -
    14 Jan 2020
    Russian Federation
    JAL
    RUS 9/2019
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning raids, seizures of property, prosecution, liquidation and interdiction relating to the human rights NGOs ‘Justice Initiative’, ‘Memorial’, ‘Center of Support for the Indigenous Peoples of the North’ and ‘People in Need'
Alleged victims: 2
31 Mar 2020
    13 Jan 2020
    Iraq
    JUA
    IRQ 6/2019
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning peaceful protests which took place across central and southern Iraq since 1 October 2019.
Alleged victims: 19424
19 Mar 2020
    10 Jan 2020
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    AL
    VEN 8/2019
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Información recibida en relación con el allanamiento y cierre de la agencia de noticias Venepress y el canal de televisión Telecaribe
Alleged victims: -
    09 Jan 2020
    Gabon
    JAL
    GAB 3/2019
  • executions
  • albinism
  • torture
  • violence against women
Informations reçu concernant la commission de « crimes rituels » au Gabon..
Alleged victims: -
13 Jan 2020
20 Feb 2020
    02 Jan 2020
    Turkey
    AL
    TUR 10/2019
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest, detention and conviction of judge Sultani Temel
Alleged victims: 1
02 Mar 2020
    30 Dec 2019
    Pakistan
    JOL
    PAK 10/2019
  • disappearances
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Actions (In Aid of Civil Power) Ordinance 2019, issued by the Provincial Governor on 5 August 2019, which allegedly assigns wide-ranging powers to the armed forces.
Alleged victims: -
    26 Dec 2019
    Philippines
    JUA
    PHL 7/2019
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • terrorism
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the arrests of at least 62 individuals following raids at the offices of several civil society organisations, as well as the houses of their members, and the alleged abduction of human rights defender Ms. Honey Mae Suazo.
Alleged victims: 71
    23 Dec 2019
    Libya
    JAL
    LBY 2/2019
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • disappearances
Information received concerning the alleged short-term enforced disappearance, and then detention of journalist Mr. Reda Fhelboom.
Alleged victims: 1
    20 Dec 2019
    Colombia
    AL
    COL 11/2019
  • privacy
Información recibida en relación con presuntos actos constitutivos de violación al derecho a la privacidad en contra del Sr. Luis Fernando Andrade Moreno Ex- Presidente de la Agencia Nacional de Infraestructura de Colombia.
Alleged victims: 1
12 Feb 2020
20 Feb 2020
    20 Dec 2019
    ICANN Board of Directors
    JOL
    OTH 60/2019
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received regarding the proposed transfer by the Internet Society (ISOC) of the Public Interest Registry (PIR) and all its assets to a private equity firm, Ethos Capital.
Alleged victims: -
07 Mar 2020
    20 Dec 2019
    Netherlands
    AL
    NLD 4/2019
  • housing
Information received concerning the persons living in homelessness in the Netherlands.
Alleged victims: 39300
    20 Dec 2019
    Tunisia
    JAL
    TUN 6/2019
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant le harcèlement et les menaces dont est victime M. Mounir Baatour, y compris les menaces de mort, diffusées sur les médias sociaux en lien avec ses activités légitimes de défenseurs des droits de l’homme.
Alleged victims: 1
18 Feb 2020
    20 Dec 2019
    United States of America
    AL
    USA 26/2019
  • housing
Information received concerning persons living in homelessness in the United States.
Alleged victims: 1500000
    19 Dec 2019
    Mexico
    JAL
    MEX 13/2019
  • internally displaced persons
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Información recibida en relación con el asesinato del Sr. Cruz Soto Caraveo, integrante del Colectivo de Familias Desplazadas Forzadamente de la Sierra Tarahumara, y la situación de las personas desplazadas de la Sierra Tarahumara, Estado de Chihuahua, por cuenta de la violencia causada por grupos de delincuencia organizada en la zona.
Alleged victims: 1
19 Feb 2020
23 Apr 2020
    19 Dec 2019
    Spain
    JUA
    ESP 11/2019
  • women and girls
  • violence against women
Información recibida en relación con la sentencia de la Audiencia Provincial de Alicante del 4 de noviembre de 2019 que revoca la orden de alejamiento solicitada por una ciduadina en protección de su hija
Alleged victims: 1
11 Feb 2020
    18 Dec 2019
    Haiti
    JAL
    HTI 4/2019
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçue concernant l’usage excessif de la force durant des manifestations et des attaques contre des journalistes couvrant ces évènements.
Alleged victims: 168
    18 Dec 2019
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
    IRN 17/2019
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • torture
Information received concerning the use of force against protestors leading to the killing of at least 234 individuals, and the reported arrest of 7000 individuals. Concerns relating to conditions of detention including mistreatment of detainees, as well as restrictions on journalists covering the events.
Alleged victims: 7000
18 Feb 2020
    18 Dec 2019
    Sri Lanka
    JAL
    LKA 5/2019
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the alleged decision not to permit practicing law to human rights lawyer Kumaravadivel Guruparan, apparently in reprisal against his peaceful human rights work.
Alleged victims: 1
    17 Dec 2019
    Egypt
    JUA
    EGY 14/2019
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • arbitrary Detention
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
  • torture
  • women and girls
Information received concerning ththe alleged arbitrary arrest and detention of Eman Al-Helw, woman human rights defender and Hossam Ahmad, trans-man.
Alleged victims: 2
    12 Dec 2019
    Argentina
    AL
    ARG 13/2019
  • housing
Información recibida en relación con la situación de las personas sin hogar, la ausencia de una estrategia nacional para su atención, y la práctica de los desalojos forzosos en Argentina.
Alleged victims: 15253
12 Feb 2020
12 Feb 2020
    12 Dec 2019
    Chile
    AL
    CHL 5/2019
  • housing
Información recibida sobre la situación de las personas sin hogar en Chile.
Alleged victims: 15000
10 Feb 2020
    12 Dec 2019
    Croatia
    AL
    CRO 3/2019
  • housing
Information received concerning persons living in homelessness in Croatia.
Alleged victims: 2000
    12 Dec 2019
    Honduras
    JOL
    HND 6/2019
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • migrants
  • trafficking in persons
Información recibida en relación con una moción presentada el 15 de octubre ante el Congreso Nacional de Honduras, y el posible impacto en la labor de las personas defensoras de derechos humanos en el marco del contexto actual de crisis migratoria en Centro y Norte américa.
Alleged victims: -
12 Feb 2020
    12 Dec 2019
    Malta
    OL
    MLT 2/2019
  • privacy
Information received regarding Security Service Act.
Alleged victims: -
12 Dec 2019
    11 Dec 2019
    China
    JAL
    CHN 22/2019
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary detention, short-term enforced disappearance and charging of health rights defenders from the organisation Changsha Funeng, Messrs. Cheng Yuan, Liu Dazhi and Wu Gejianxiong, in connection with their advocacy for non-discrimination and the rights of disadvantaged groups, as well as the investigations opened against Mr. Cheng’s wife and brother.
Alleged victims: 5
23 Dec 2019
    11 Dec 2019
    Côte d'Ivoire
    JAL
    CIV 2/2019
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • environment
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Informations reçues concernant l'arrestation et la détention de M. Konan Hubert Yao ainsi qu’aux poursuites pénales à son encontre.
Alleged victims: 1
11 Feb 2020
    11 Dec 2019
    Facebook, Inc.
    AL
    OTH 54/2019
  • Myanmar
Information received concerning the alleged abuse of the right to freedom of expression and information by Facebook in relation to its operations in Myanmar.
Alleged victims: -
    11 Dec 2019
    France
    JUA
    FRA 8/2019
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • terrorism
  • torture
  • women and girls
Informations reçu concernant la situation extrêmement précaire de quatre femmes françaises, et de leurs enfants, qui se trouveraient au Nord-Est de la Syrie, ou en Turquie. Une lettre exprimant des préoccupations similaires est en cours d’envoi au Gouvernement turc.
Alleged victims: 11
14 Feb 2020
    11 Dec 2019
    Turkey
    JUA
    TUR 12/2019
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • terrorism
  • torture
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the need to protect the right to life of four French women, and their children. While their whereabouts are currently unknown, they may be either in North East Syria, including in areas that may be under the control of Turkish authorities, or in Turkey. We also wish to inform you that a letter expressing similar concerns has been sent to the Government of France. We are bringing these cases to your attention in the hope that the Turkish authorities may be able to trace the location of these four women and their children and assist in their repatriation to France.
Alleged victims: 11
09 Mar 2020
    09 Dec 2019
    Afghanistan
    AL
    AFG 1/2019
  • executions
Information received concerning two separate incidents involving Afghan government supported forces in the district of Zurmat of Paktia province in August 2019 and December 2018 that resulted in the alleged extrajudicial killings of seventeen civilians.
Alleged victims: 17
    09 Dec 2019
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
    SAU 17/2019
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • torture
Information received concerning the death of a Yemeni national in a detention facility in Jazan, in Saudi Arabia.
Alleged victims: 1
11 Feb 2020
    09 Dec 2019
    Turkey
    JAL
    TUR 11/2019
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the legal action and the imposition of international travel ban against Ms. Nurcan Kaya, a human rights defender advocating for the rights of minorities in Turkey
Alleged victims: 1
05 Feb 2020
    09 Dec 2019
    United States of America
    AL
    USA 25/2019
  • executions
Information received concerning allegations that the killing of 11 civilians on 11 August 2019 in Kulalgo Village, Zurmat district, Paktia Province, Afghanistan, by National Directorate of Security Special Forces, locally known as Shaheen forces, and allegedly belonging to Unit 01, occurred with the assistance of, or under the direct command of American officials.
Alleged victims: 17
    09 Dec 2019
    Uzbekistan
    OL
    UZB 4/2019
  • disability
Comments on a proposal for a law “On the Rights of Persons with Disabilities”
Alleged victims: -
05 Feb 2020
    09 Dec 2019
    Yemen
    JAL
    YEM 2/2019
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • torture
Information received concerning the death of a Yemeni national in a detention facility in Jazan, in Saudi Arabia.
Alleged victims: 1
    06 Dec 2019
    Egypt
    JUA
    EGY 13/2019
  • minority issues
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the the arbitrary arrest, detention and torture of human rights defender, Mr. Ramy Kamel Saied Salib, reportedly in connection to his human right work and to prevent his participation at the 12th session of the Forum on Minority Issues, which took place in Geneva from 28 to 29 November 2019.
Alleged victims: 1
06 Mar 2020
    06 Dec 2019
    Peru
    AL
    PER 4/2019
  • indigenous peoples
Información recibida que señala una paralización unilateral por parte del Ministerio de Energía y Minas del proceso de consulta previa en marcha en relación con las actividades de explotación petrolera en el Lote 192 (antiguo lote 1AB).
Alleged victims: -
    03 Dec 2019
    Australia
    JOL
    AUS 8/2019
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received the Summary Offences and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2019 that was adopted by the Queensland Parliament on 24 October 2019, which contains a number of provisions that unduly restrict the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and to freedom of expression.
Alleged victims: -
04 Feb 2020
    03 Dec 2019
    UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
    JAL
    OTH 55/2019
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged abduction of two Yemeni journalists, Mr. Bilal Al-Arifi and Mr. Mohammed Al-Salahi.
Alleged victims: 2
    03 Dec 2019
    Viet Nam
    UA
    VNM 6/2019
  • Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
Information received concerning the detention of 13 North Korean escapees by your Excellency’s authorities.
Alleged victims: -
    02 Dec 2019
    Uzbekistan
    AL
    UZB 5/2019
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received concerning alleged acts of intimidation against civil society representatives who engaged and cooperated with the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers during the official visit undertook to Uzbekistan from 19 to 25 September 2019.
Alleged victims: 4