Communications report to session 45 of the Human Rights Council, communications sent from 01 Mar 2020 to 31 May 2020 and their replies received until 31 Jul 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
    29 May 2020
    Cambodia
    JAL
    KHM 3/2020
  • human rights defenders
  • Cambodia
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the alleged intimidation of human rights defender Mr. Am Sam Ath.
Alleged victims: 1
14 Jul 2020
30 Jul 2020
    29 May 2020
    Costa Rica
    JAL
    CRI 1/2020
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • indigenous peoples
Información recibida sobre las alegaciones de continuos actos de intimidación, amenazas, y ataques contra defensores de derechos humanos y líderes indígenas Bribri y Brörán en la defensa de sus tierras, territorios y recursos, y de la impunidad que gozan los presuntos perpetradores de los mismos.
Alleged victims: 4
24 Jul 2020
    29 May 2020
    Singapore
    JAL
    SGP 1/2020
  • disability
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the lack of accessible information on the COVID-19 pandemic and related response for persons with disabilities, in particular for deaf and hard of hearing persons.
Alleged victims: -
28 Jul 2020
    28 May 2020
    India
    JAL
    IND 9/2020
  • poverty
  • food
  • health
  • housing
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the humanitarian crisis of approximately 100 million internal migrant workers in India amid the COVID-19 pandemic, who are at risk of dying due to starvation, fatigue, rail and road accidents, in addition to lacking transport options, access to food, shelter, water and sanitation and social safety, while facing police brutality in the process of searching for food or travelling large distances from cities back to their villages.
Alleged victims: 100000000
26 Jun 2020
    27 May 2020
    Malawi
    JAL
    MWI 3/2020
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning alleged police violence, including sexual assault and rape, against women and girls.
Alleged victims: 17
    27 May 2020
    Tunisia
    JAL
    TUN 1/2020
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • religion or belief
  • violence against women
Informations reçues concernant les accusations portées à l’encontre de Mme Emna Chargui, bloggeuse, après qu’elle ait diffusée sur les réseaux sociaux un message à la manière d’une sourate coranique.
Alleged victims: 1
27 Jul 2020
    26 May 2020
    Samoa
    OL
    WSM 1/2020
  • independence of judges and lawyers
General concerns with regard to the current procedures for the appointment and dismissal of the Chief Justice, Attorney General, judges, and members of the Judicial Service Commission
Alleged victims: -
    26 May 2020
    Switzerland
    JOL
    CHE 1/2020
  • terrorism
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • religion or belief
  • torture
Commentaires et suggestions à propos du projet de loi sur les mesures policières de lutte contre le terrorisme
Alleged victims: -
02 Jul 2020
    22 May 2020
    Mexico
    JAL
    MEX 5/2020
  • water and sanitation
  • health
  • indigenous peoples
  • poverty
Información recibida sobre alegaciones de graves carencias en recursos médicos y en el acceso al agua y el saneamiento para hacer frente a la crisis provocada por la pandemia de COVID-19 en varias zonas de los estados de Chipas y Oaxaca, en el sur de México, que estarían afectando, entre otros, a los pueblos indígenas que las habitan.
Alleged victims: 2
18 Jun 2020
18 Jun 2020
18 Jun 2020
18 Jun 2020
18 Jun 2020
18 Jun 2020
18 Jun 2020
18 Jun 2020
18 Jun 2020
18 Jun 2020
    22 May 2020
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
    SAU 6/2020
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • torture
Follow-up letter concerning the case of three individuals sentenced to death for crimes allegedly committed when they were minors, particularly in light of the authorities’ announced decision to end the death penalty for minors and flogging.
Alleged victims: 3
17 Jul 2020
    22 May 2020
    United States of America
    JAL
    USA 11/2020
  • women and girls
  • health
  • violence against women
Information received concerning restrictions taken in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and which have been interpreted in ways impeding access to abortion services.
Alleged victims: -
11 Aug 2020
    22 May 2020
    Zambia
    JAL
    ZMB 2/2020
  • albinism
  • disability
  • executions
  • torture
Information received concerning the killing and dismemberment of Emmanuel Phiri, a person with albinism in the Chipata district and a grave robbery involving a deceased person with albinism in Kaoma district
Alleged victims: 1
    21 May 2020
    Malawi
    JAL
    MWI 2/2020
  • trafficking in persons
  • arbitrary Detention
  • migrants
  • sale of children
Information received concerning the human rights abuses currently faced by a group of migrant children who had allegedly been detained at the border and were subsequently deported to a third country.
Alleged victims: 11
    20 May 2020
    Kenya
    JUA
    KEN 1/2020
  • human rights defenders
  • disappearances
  • food
  • housing
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
In this connection, we would like to bring to the attention of your Excellency’s Government information we have received concerning the allegations of the forced eviction of over 7,000 residents of Kariobangi, Nairobi, during the COVID-19 pandemic, in order to use the land for a development project, and the serious threats made against woman human rights defender Ms. Ruth Mumbi, who may be at risk of enforced disappearance for defending the right to housing of the evicted individuals.
Alleged victims: 1
    19 May 2020
    Belarus
    JAL
    BLR 5/2020
  • Belarus
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received concerning detention of over 120 persons in connection with their participation in protests or for having otherwise peacefully expressed their views.
Alleged victims: 120
    19 May 2020
    Maldives
    OL
    MDV 1/2020
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received regarding the proposed and adopted legislation in the areas of press freedom, defamation, censorship, blasphemy laws, freedom of association and peaceful assembly, and protection of journalists and human rights defenders.
Alleged victims: -
    19 May 2020
    Romania
    JUA
    ROU 1/2020
  • disability
  • executions
  • health
  • housing
  • older persons
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged withholding of urgent medical care to persons with disabilities and older persons in Sasca Mica and other residential institutions in Romania, who tested positive for COVID-19.
Alleged victims: -
21 May 2020
20 Jul 2020
20 Jul 2020
    18 May 2020
    European Commission
    JAL
    OTH 38/2020
  • disability
  • housing
Information received about the European Commission's authorizing the inappropriate use of European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIFs) to maintain institutional care, including by replacing large institutions for persons with disabilities with smaller institutions in several countries of the European Union.
Alleged victims: -
13 Aug 2020
    18 May 2020
    Uruguay
    OL
    URY 1/2020
  • environment
Infomacion recibida en relacion con los cambios en los artículos 500 y 501 sobre el Sistema Nacional De Áreas protegidas de la Ley de Urgente Consideración
Alleged victims: -
20 Jul 2020
    15 May 2020
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
    IRN 11/2020
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the enforced dispapearance of Hossein Silawi, Ali Khasraji, Naser Khafajian, members of the Ahwazi Arab minority, and Hedayat Abdollahpour a member of the Kurdish minority and fears that they may be at risk of torture or secret execution
Alleged victims: 4
    15 May 2020
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
    IRN 12/2020
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disability
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
Information received concerning the physical and mental integrity of Iranian prisoner Mr Hossein Sepanta..
Alleged victims: 1
09 Aug 2020
    15 May 2020
    TikTok
    JOL
    OTH 37/2020
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • business
Information received regarding TikTok’s proposal to create a committee of experts to address the company’s content moderation policies.
Alleged victims: -
    14 May 2020
    Hungary
    JUA
    HUN 2/2020
  • health
  • poverty
Information received concerning the discharge of hospitalized individuals in Hungary, whose continued care and treatment, including for chronic and terminal diseases, are at risk following a government order to all Hungary’s hospitals to free up 60 percent of their beds to make room amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Alleged victims: 13
18 May 2020
    14 May 2020
    Malaysia
    JUA
    MYS 2/2020
  • migrants
  • arbitrary Detention
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • racism
  • torture
Information received concerning the arrest of over 300 undocumented migrants in Malaysia under the pretext of COVID-19 testing, and subsequent detention in overcrowded immigration detention centers.
Alleged victims: 500
26 May 2020
06 Oct 2020
06 Oct 2020
    13 May 2020
    Cuba
    JAL
    CUB 1/2020
  • religion or belief
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
Información recibida en relación con el presunto acoso continuado sufrido por el pastor Alain Toledano, pastor del Movimiento Apostólico de Cuba, su familia y los miembros de su congregación.
Alleged victims: 100
23 Jul 2020
    13 May 2020
    United States of America
    JAL
    USA 10/2020
  • executions
  • African Descent
  • health
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • torture
Information received concerning the situation in prisons and other detention facilities/establishments in the United States of America in light of COVID-19 exposure-related risks
Alleged victims: -
    12 May 2020
    Canada
    JUA
    CAN 2/2020
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • health
  • migrants
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the need to protect the right to life of a Canadian orphan, currently detained in Al-Hol camp in the North-East region of the Syrian Arab Republic since March 2019.
Alleged victims: 1
16 May 2020
20 May 2020
10 Jul 2020
    12 May 2020
    China
    JUA
    CHN 11/2020
  • minority issues
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest and detention of Mr. A-Nya Sengdra, a minority human rights defender from the Tibetan community, and the charges brought against him, in connection with his human rights work.
Alleged victims: 1
    12 May 2020
    Ethiopia
    JAL
    ETH 1/2020
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • human rights defenders
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the arrest and detention under the Hate Speech and Disinformation Prevention and Suppression Proclamation, adopted in February 2020, of journalist Yayesew Shimelis and lawyer Elizabeth Kebede for posts related to the Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic they published on social media.
Alleged victims: 2
10 Jul 2020
    12 May 2020
    India
    JAL
    IND 8/2020
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the criminalization by Indian authorities of the activities of journalists covering the situation in Jammu and Kashmir.
Alleged victims: 4
    12 May 2020
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
    IRN 9/2020
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning attempted suicide of Mohammad Nourizad in prison, a civil activist who has been imprisoned due to an open letter calling for the Supreme Leader’s resignation and constitutional reform in Iran.
Alleged victims: 1
17 Jul 2020
    12 May 2020
    Mexico
    JAL
    MEX 3/2020
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • health
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Información recibida en relación a presuntos actos constitutivos de tortura y otras violaciones al derecho a la integridad personal en contra del Sr. Yonny Ronay Chacón González (en adelante denominado el Sr. Chacón González), durante su detención en el estado de Chiapas, México y llevadas a cabo por agentes de la Policía Judicial del estado mencionado. Así como en contra de los Sres. Jesús Iván Figueroa Gómez, Luis Adrián Figueroa Gómez y Juan Antonio Figueroa Gómez durante su detención en el estado de Chihuahua, México, y llevadas a cabo por agentes ministeriales adscritos a la unidad antiextorsión del estado mencionado.
Alleged victims: 4
    12 May 2020
    Nicaragua
    JAL
    NIC 2/2020
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • executions
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida en relación a la falta de investigaciones efectivas sobre los ataques contra los empleados de Radio Dario, la detención de Miguel Mora y de Lucía Pineda, director y jefa de prensa de 100% Noticias, los actos de hostigamiento y amenazas en contra Carlos Fernando Chamorro, director de Confidencial, la confiscación de los medios de comunicación Confidencial y 100% Noticias, y la retención de materia prima de La Prensa durante 75 semanas.
Alleged victims: 4
    11 May 2020
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
    SAU 5/2020
  • religion or belief
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the judicial harassment and prolonged detention of Sheikh Mohammad bin Hassan Al Habib and of Mr. Murtaja bin Abdallah bin Ali Qureiris.
Alleged victims: 2
08 Jul 2020
    11 May 2020
    Sri Lanka
    JAL
    LKA 1/2020
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • human rights defenders
  • truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Concerns about policies with regards to addressing enforced disappearances in the country and recent statements from the Government on this issue.
Alleged victims: -
    11 May 2020
    Turkey
    JAL
    TUR 6/2020
  • torture
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • terrorism
Information received concerning allegations of torture and ill-treatment in the Ankara Police Headquarters of 56 students accused of being members of a terrorist organisation.
Alleged victims: 1
11 Jun 2020
    08 May 2020
    Haiti
    JUA
    HTI 2/2020
  • housing
  • executions
  • health
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Informations reçues concernant une opération contre les bandits armés dans le Village de Dieu, à Port-au-Prince, qui pourrait exposer ses habitants à de graves violations des droits de l'homme.
Alleged victims: -
    08 May 2020
    Mexico
    JUA
    MEX 4/2020
  • women and girls
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • health
  • torture
Información recibida en relación con el caso de la Sra. Clotet Wang, privada de libertad, quien se encuentra en una situación de particular riesgo para su vida.
Alleged victims: 1
09 Jul 2020
    08 May 2020
    Montenegro
    JAL
    MNE 1/2020
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • privacy
Information received concerning the publication of names of persons who have been ordered to self-isolate due to a risk of COVID-19 infection.
Alleged victims: 300
06 Aug 2020
    08 May 2020
    Pakistan
    JAL
    PAK 6/2020
  • religion or belief
  • executions
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the risk of public incitement to violence and hatred based on tweets made by the Minister of State on Parliamentary Affairs.
Alleged victims: -
    07 May 2020
    Belgium
    AL
    BEL 1/2020
  • executions
Lettre de suivi à l’AL BEL 4/2019 concernant le risque allegué d’execution arbitraire d’un resortissant belge en Irak, membre presumé de Daech.
Alleged victims: 1
08 Sep 2020
    07 May 2020
    China
    JAL
    CHN 8/2020
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the penalties faced by individuals during the COVID-19 outbreak, in particular the arbitrary detention of Mr. Guo Quan and the enforced disappearance Mr. Xu Zhiyong, as a result of the legitimate exercise of their right to freedom of expression.
Alleged victims: 2
06 Jul 2020
    07 May 2020
    Guatemala
    JAL
    GTM 4/2020
  • women and girls
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • poverty
  • slavery
Información recibida en relación con la situación de las denominadas “madres cuidadoras” que laboran para la Secretaría de Obras Sociales de la esposa del Presidente. Las mujeres estarían sujetas a condiciones y posibles prácticas de explotación laboral que podrían constituir trabajo forzoso, y habrían sufrido actos de estigmatización de parte del gobierno tras reivindicar sus derechos. Además, estarían ahora en riesgo de perder su única fuente de ingresos sin ninguna posibilidad de reclamar sus derechos como trabajadoras, tras la intención anunciada del gobierno de cerrar el programa de “hogares sustitutos”.
Alleged victims: 684
04 Jul 2020
    06 May 2020
    Bulgaria
    JAL
    BGR 2/2020
  • racism
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the implementation of policy measures targeting specifically the Roma minority as part of the Government responses to COVID-19, including the institution of checkpoints at the entrance of Roma neighbourhoods and the implementation of a new police operation aimed at Roma called “Respect”.
Alleged victims: -
19 Jun 2020
    06 May 2020
    India
    JOL
    IND 7/2020
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Act 2019 (the amended Act), to the current counter-terrorism legislation, the 1967 Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (the Act), and raising concerns in relation to its compatibility with your Excellency’s Government’s obligations under international human rights law and in relation to pertinent international standards of counter-terrorism legislation.
Alleged victims: -
    06 May 2020
    Kyrgyzstan
    JOL
    KGZ 3/2020
  • terrorism
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Comments on the proposed law of the Kyrgyz Republic on Countering Terrorism.
Alleged victims: -
16 Jun 2020
    06 May 2020
    Mexico
    JAL
    MEX 2/2020
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disability
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • water and sanitation
Información recibida en relacion con defensores y defensoras de derechos humanos y periodistas han sido detenidos por las autoridades de los Estados Unidos de América, o por otros gobiernos, incluyendo el Gobierno de México, a petición de las autoridades de los Estados Unidos de América (EE.UU), mediante el uso de sistemas de señalización (flagging) diseñados para combatir el crimen organizado y las amenazas a la seguridad nacional.
Alleged victims: 20
    06 May 2020
    United States of America
    JAL
    USA 2/2020
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disability
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the harassment and “flagging” of human rights defenders and journalists by the United States government, in retaliation for their work with immigrants, asylum seekers and intending migrants. According to the information received, human rights defenders and journalists have been stopped and detained by U.S. authorities or by other governments at the request of U.S. authorities using flagging systems designed to stop organized crime and threats to national security. The events discussed below started in 2017 but appear to have escalated in response to work with the so-called “migrant caravan.”
Alleged victims: 20
    05 May 2020
    Iraq
    JAL
    IRQ 2/2020
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
  • torture
  • truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Information received concerning the cases of 432 army cadets missing from Tikrit since 12 June 2014.
Alleged victims: 432
14 Oct 2020
    05 May 2020
    Kyrgyzstan
    JUA
    KGZ 2/2020
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • minority issues
  • torture
Information received regarding the repeated denial of a right to fair trial of human rights defender Mr. Azimjan Askarov, whose health is severely deteriorating in his place of detention.
Alleged victims: 1
19 Jun 2020
    05 May 2020
    Turkey
    JAL
    TUR 5/2020
  • disappearances
  • migrants
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning what appears to be a systematic practice of state-sponsored extraterritorial abductions and forcible return of Turkish nationals from multiple States to Turkey.
Alleged victims: 28
11 Jun 2020
    04 May 2020
    Chile
    AL
    CHL 3/2020
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Informacion recibida en relación con la decisión de la Sala de Pleno de la Corte de Apelaciones de Santiago de Chile de 25 de marzo de 2020 de suspender los efectos de la sentencia de 19 marzo 2020 en la que el juez del 7° Juzgado de Garantía de Santiago, Daniel Urrutia Laubreaux, dispuso la sustitución de la prisión preventiva para 13 personas por arresto domiciliario. En la misma decisión de la Sala de Pleno ésta dispuso abrir un procedimiento disciplinario contra el juez Urrutia Laubreaux, ordenando la suspensión de sus funciones durante el procedimiento disciplinario.
Alleged victims: 1
19 Jun 2020
19 Jun 2020
19 Jun 2020
19 Jun 2020
    04 May 2020
    India
    JAL
    IND 6/2020
  • torture
  • executions
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the continued deterioration of human rights conditions in the State of Jammu and Kashmir following severe restrictions imposed after 5 August 2019, in particular citing arbitrary detentions, violations to the prohibition of torture and ill-treatment, right to health and rights of of persons belonging to minorities.
Alleged victims: 16
31 Jul 2020
    04 May 2020
    Nigeria
    JUA
    NGA 3/2020
  • religion or belief
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received regarding alleged arbitrary arrest and detention of Mr. Mubarak Bala on the allegation that he had insulted the Prophet Mohammad in his Facebook posts.
Alleged victims: 1
    03 May 2020
    China
    JAL
    CHN 9/2020
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the arrest of 15 pro-democracy activists in connection with their participation in peaceful protests between August and October 2019 in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR).
Alleged victims: 15
10 Jul 2020
    01 May 2020
    Cambodia
    JAL
    KHM 2/2020
  • violence against women
  • Cambodia
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest and detention of Ms. Ven Rachana, an online clothes seller, and Ms. Morn Eva, a transgender woman. We also refer to the comments made by Government officials targeting human rights NGOs that issued a statement in defence of women’s rights following their detention.
Alleged victims: 2
31 Jul 2020
    01 May 2020
    Colombia
    JUA
    COL 3/2020
  • disability
  • health
Información recibida sobre la situación actual de la niña Daniela Patricia Romero Truyol, a quien la entidad promotora de salud “Medimás EPS” ha interrumpido nuevamente el tratamiento médico que requiere desde el mes de marzo de 2020. La falta de entrega y aplicación oportuna del tratamiento ha deteriorado nuevamente su salud, afectando su columna vertebral y la movilidad, e incluso podría ocasionar su fallecimiento.
Alleged victims: 1
19 Jun 2020
    01 May 2020
    Greece
    JAL
    GRC 2/2020
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • migrants
  • trafficking in persons
Information received regarding the expatriation of migrant rights defender Mr. Salam Kamal-Aldeen as well as the intimidation and criminalisation of non-governmental organisations defending the human rights of migrants on the Greek islands of Lesbos and Chios.
Alleged victims: 1
01 Jul 2020
    30 Apr 2020
    Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
    JAL
    BOL 2/2020
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Información recibida en relación con alegaciones de ataques a la Defensoría del Pueblo y en particular de amenazas, hostigamientos y otros actos de violencia en contra de Nadia Alejandra Cruz Tarifa, Defensora del Pueblo a.i., y Nelson Marcelo Cox Mayorga, Delegado Departamental Defensorial de Cochabamba. La Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos otorgó, el 25 de diciembre de 2019, medidas cautelares y solicitó a Bolivia que adoptara las medidas necesarias para proteger los derechos a la vida e integridad personal de Nadia Alejandra Cruz Tarifa y Nelson Marcelo Cox Mayorga.
Alleged victims: 2
29 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020
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29 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020
30 Jun 2020
    30 Apr 2020
    Chile
    JAL
    CHL 2/2020
  • truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • health
  • torture
Información recibida en relación con la reactivación del proyecto de ley que regula la sustitución de penas privativas de libertad por razones humanitarias, más conocido como “Ley Humanitaria” (Boletín 12.345-073).
Alleged victims: -
    30 Apr 2020
    Driscoll's, Inc.
    JAL
    OTH 36/2020
  • poverty
  • business
  • housing
  • water and sanitation
Information received regarding labor conditions of migrant workers in strawberry industry
Alleged victims: 1300
25 Jun 2020
    30 Apr 2020
    Myanmar
    JAL
    MMR 6/2020
  • Myanmar
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning a directive to all internet service providers in Myanmar to block access to 207 specified websites
Alleged victims: -
    30 Apr 2020
    Spain
    JAL
    ESP 1/2020
  • poverty
  • business
  • housing
  • water and sanitation
Information received, and directly observed, concerning the situation of agriculture workers living in migrant settlements in Huelva
Alleged victims: 1300
    30 Apr 2020
    Viet Nam
    JAL
    VNM 2/2020
  • religion or belief
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning allegations of threats, harassment, travel restrictions, surveillance, and acts of violence against the independent religious communities and human rights defenders who sought to participate or participated in the 2019 international conference on freedom of religion or belief in Southeast Asia, that took place in Bangkok (Thailand).
Alleged victims: 14
    29 Apr 2020
    China
    JAL
    CHN 10/2020
  • African Descent
  • health
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • torture
Information received concerning racial discrimination, xenophobia, forced eviction, and disproportionate targeting of Africans and people of African descent by state and private actors amidst measures and restrictions to contain the COVID-19 pandemic particularly in Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong province in Southern China and the location of the largest population of people of African descent in China.
Alleged victims: -
25 Jun 2020
    29 Apr 2020
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    AL
    GBR 2/2020
  • housing
Information received concerning the situation faced by leasehold owners in buildings clad with flammable materials, living in unsafe housing and unable to sell their flats and move elsewhere, and those who are required to pay large amounts to have the dangerous cladding removed.
Alleged victims: -
02 Jul 2020
    29 Apr 2020
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JAL
    VEN 6/2020
  • poverty
  • education
  • health
  • water and sanitation
Información recibida en relación con el creciente deterioro de la situación de los derechos humanos en Venezuela en un contexto de agudización de la crisis económica, aumento de la desigualdad, incremento de la pobreza, acentuación del hambre y la desnutrición, deterioro acelerado de los servicios públicos y profunda crisis en el sector educativo.
Alleged victims: -
    28 Apr 2020
    Haiti
    JAL
    HTI 1/2020
  • poverty
  • African Descent
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • housing
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • racism
  • truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • water and sanitation
Informations reçues concernant le fait que les victimes de l'épidémie de choléra de 2010 en Haïti continuent de se voir refuser des recours efficaces.
Alleged victims: 829000
    28 Apr 2020
    Malaysia
    JAL
    MYS 1/2020
  • indigenous peoples
  • health
Information received concerning the alleged health epidemic that has affected the Batek indigenous peoples of Kuala Koh, Gua Musang in May and June 2019.
Alleged victims: 112
01 Jul 2020
    28 Apr 2020
    Mr. Antonio Guterres
    JAL
    OTH 35/2020
  • poverty
  • African Descent
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • housing
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • racism
  • truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • water and sanitation
Information received regarding the continued denial of effective remedies to the victims of the 2010 cholera outbreak in Haiti.
Alleged victims: 829000
26 Jun 2020
    28 Apr 2020
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JAL
    VEN 5/2020
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • terrorism
  • torture
Información recibida en relación con las presuntas detenciones arbitrarias, tratos crueles, inhumanos y degradantes, las criminalizaciones y liberaciones provisionales del Sr. Henderson Eliecer Maldonado Colmenarez, y del Sr. Darvinson Rojas, así como sobre la posibilidad de que dichas alegaciones formen parte de un contexto de estigmatización, persecución y criminalización sistemática de las personas defensoras de derechos humanos en Venezuela, el cual se habría visto intensificado por el contexto actual de la crisis sanitaria global generada por el virus COVID-19
Alleged victims: 2
    27 Apr 2020
    Akelius Residential Property AB
    AL
    OTH 33/2020
  • housing
Information received regarding the impact of the business model of real-estate company Akelius on the human rights of tenants in the apartment blocks it owns in Canada, Germany and the United Kingdom.
Alleged victims: -
    27 Apr 2020
    Canada
    AL
    CAN 1/2020
  • housing
Information received concerning the impact of Akelius Canada’s business model on the right to housing of tenants in Akelius’ apartment blocks in Toronto and Montréal, which illustrates the negative impact of financialization of housing in Canada.
Alleged victims: -
    27 Apr 2020
    Germany
    AL
    DEU 1/2020
  • housing
Information received concerning the effects that the business practices of institutional landlords are having on people in Germany’s enjoyment of their human right to housing.
Alleged victims: -
06 Oct 2020
    27 Apr 2020
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    AL
    GBR 1/2020
  • housing
Information received with respect to the effects of the financialization of housing in the United Kingdom which has been facilitated, in part, by your Government’s inaction and in particular by the ineffective legal and regulatory framework present within the United Kingdom which allows housing to be turned into a mere investment and vehicle for profitmaking.
Alleged victims: -
02 Jul 2020
    24 Apr 2020
    Colombia
    JAL
    COL 12/2019
  • African Descent
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • minority issues
  • water and sanitation
Information received in relation con la supuesta situación de salud, acceso a la alimentación, al agua y saneamiento que afecta a las comunidades afrocolombianas y los pueblos indígenas de las subregiones del Bajo y del Medio Atrato del departamento de Chocó, particularmente los municipios de Riosucio, Carmen del Darién y Bojayá.
Alleged victims: -
19 Jun 2020
    23 Apr 2020
    China
    JOL
    CHN 7/2020
  • terrorism
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
In this connection, we offer the following comments on the United Nations (Anti-Terrorism Measures) Ordinance, Cap. 575 (“Anti-Terrorism Law”) and Crimes Ordinance, Cap. 200, Sections 9 and 10 (“Sedition Law”). We respectfully address a number of the human rights challenges evidenced in the legislation and advance our view on these ordinances, encouraging review and reconsideration of certain key aspects to ensure that the ordinances are in compliance with China’s international human rights obligations in respect of Hong Kong SAR.
Alleged victims: -
23 Jul 2020
23 Jul 2020
23 Jul 2020
23 Jul 2020
23 Jul 2020
    23 Apr 2020
    Fiji
    JAL
    FJI 1/2020
  • slavery
  • business
  • migrants
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the situation of the members of the Grace Road Church and employees of Grace Road Group, who are reportedly based in Navua, Fiji and allegedly subjected to abusive and exploitative labour conditions, which may amount to forced labour, and other human rights violations, such as child labour, restricted freedom of movement, obstructed access to healthcare and education, as well as physical and psychological abuse.
Alleged victims: 403
22 Jul 2020
    23 Apr 2020
    Grace Road Group
    JAL
    OTH 32/2020
  • slavery
  • business
  • migrants
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the situation of the employees of Grace Road Group in Fiji, who are allegedly subjected to abusive and exploitative labour conditions, which may amount to forced labour. Other human rights abuses reported refer to child labour, restricted freedom of movement, obstructed access to healthcare and education, as well as physical and psychological abuse.
Alleged victims: 403
24 Apr 2020
29 Apr 2020
01 May 2020
01 May 2020
22 May 2020
29 May 2020
31 May 2020
    23 Apr 2020
    Turkey
    JUA
    TUR 4/2020
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • terrorism
Information received regarding the possible continued detention of human rights defenders and other civil society actors despite amendments to the Law on the Execution of Sentences and Security Measures which will authorise the early release of large groups of prisoners.
Alleged victims: 1
22 Jun 2020
    23 Apr 2020
    Uganda
    JUA
    UGA 2/2020
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • arbitrary Detention
  • health
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest of 23 people and detention of 19 of them, including gay, bisexual, and trans women in Kyengera, Uganda.
Alleged victims: 19
    22 Apr 2020
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
    IRN 7/2020
  • 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 the arrest, detention and sentencing to death of Messrs. Amir Hossein Moradi, Saeed Tamjidi, and Mohammad Rajabi, on charges of arson and property damage during the November 2019 protests in Tehran, and amid serious concerns related to due process, adherence to fair trial guarantees and use of torture to extract forced confessions.
Alleged victims: 3
    22 Apr 2020
    The GEO Group Inc.
    JUA
    OTH 31/2020
  • migrants
  • business
  • health
  • mercenaries
  • torture
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the lack of necessary protection measures in light of the COVID-19 pandemic for migrants in detention, including at the Northwest Processing Center (NWPC) in Tacoma, Washington
Alleged victims: 1500
    22 Apr 2020
    Turkey
    JAL
    TUR 3/2020
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Information received concerning the physical abuse and deportation to Iran of Messrs. Saeed Tamjidi and Mohammad Rajabi, who were later prosecuted and sentenced to death by the Iranian authorities
Alleged victims: 2
17 Jul 2020
    22 Apr 2020
    United States of America
    JUA
    USA 7/2020
  • migrants
  • business
  • health
  • mercenaries
  • torture
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the lack of necessary protection measures in light of the COVID-19 pandemic for migrants in detention, including at the Northwest Processing Center (NWPC) in Tacoma, Washington
Alleged victims: 1500
21 Sep 2020
    21 Apr 2020
    IUCN
    JAL
    OTH 22/2020
  • indigenous peoples
  • disappearances
  • environment
  • human rights defenders
Concerns over incompliance with requirements set out in the Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention
Alleged victims: 3
    21 Apr 2020
    Kazakhstan
    OL
    KAZ 1/2020
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the draft law “On the Procedure for Organising and Holding Peaceful Assemblies in the Republic of Kazakhstan” (the “draft law”) developed by the Ministry of Information and Public Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan (MIPD) and which was published on the website www.legalacts.egov.kz on 7 February 2020 and the draft law “On Introduction of Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan Concerning the Organization and Holding of Peaceful Assemblies in the Republic of Kazakhstan” (the “draft amendments law”).
Alleged victims: -
12 May 2020
12 May 2020
    21 Apr 2020
    UNESCO World Heritage Centre
    JAL
    OTH 23/2020
  • indigenous peoples
  • disappearances
  • environment
  • human rights defenders
Concerns over incompliance with requirements set out in the Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention
Alleged victims: 3
    21 Apr 2020
    United States of America
    JUA
    USA 8/2020
  • unilateral coercive measures
  • development
  • disability
  • executions
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • torture
Information recieved concerning the alleged ongoing severe impact of the unilateral economic coercive measures imposed on Cuba, on the citizens of Cuba in the context of unprecedented global health crisis caused by Covid-19 pandemic.
Alleged victims: -
    20 Apr 2020
    France
    JAL
    FRA 1/2020
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • business
  • environment
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant divers actes de harcèlement et d’intimidation à l’encontre de deux défenseurs ougandais des droits de l’homme
Alleged victims: 2
31 Jul 2020
    20 Apr 2020
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
    IRN 8/2020
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • executions
Information received concerning the imminent execution, possibly as soon as 21 April 2020, of Mr. Shayan Saeedpour, a child offender sentenced to death for a murder he allegedly committed when he was 17 years old.
Alleged victims: 1
11 Aug 2020
    20 Apr 2020
    Japan
    JAL
    JPN 1/2020
  • hazardous substances
  • food
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • indigenous peoples
Information received relating to serious risks posed to the enjoyment of human rights of affected populations, in the context of contaminated water management at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (NPS) by the Government of Japan and the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), the significant delays occurred in the clean-up of the contaminated water and the reported likelihood of discharging contaminated water into ocean waters.
Alleged victims: -
12 Jun 2020
    20 Apr 2020
    Kazakhstan
    AL
    KAZ 2/2020
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received concerning the withdrawal of the licence to practice law and disbarment of two lawyers, Mr. Amanzhol Mukhanmedyarov and Mr. Erlan Gazymzhanov.
Alleged victims: 2
15 Jul 2020
15 Jul 2020
15 Jul 2020
    20 Apr 2020
    Myanmar
    JUA
    MMR 3/2020
  • Myanmar
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of opinion and expression
We refer to AL 8/2019 regarding Su Yadanar Myint and Nein Chan Soe also known as Chit Yone, members of the Peacock Generation Thangyat troupe, who were arrested and detained for allegedly defaming Myanmar’s armed forces, the Tatmadaw. We would also like to bring to the attention of your Excellency’s Government information we have received concerning the arrest and detention of Paing Ye Thu, Zayar Lwin, Paing Phyo Min also known as Deyay, Zaw Lin Htut also known as Phoe Thar and Kay Khaing Htun also known as Kay Gyi. These individuals are also members of the Peacock Generation Thangyat troupe, and face charges and convictions for allegedly defaming the Tatmadaw.
Alleged victims: 7
15 Oct 2020
    20 Apr 2020
    Thailand
    JAL
    THA 4/2020
  • indigenous peoples
  • disappearances
  • environment
  • human rights defenders
Concerns regarding the national legal framework and the exclusion of indigenous peoples from forest management in Thailand
Alleged victims: 3
    20 Apr 2020
    Total E&P Uganda
    JAL
    OTH 18/2020
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • business
  • environment
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning acts of harassment and intimidation against two Ugandan individuals, Mr. Jelousy Mugisha and Mr. Fred Mwesigwa, in connection with the Total Tilenga oil project. Mr. Jelousy Mugisha is a pastor and community leader in Buliisa in the Buliisa District of Uganda. Mr. Fred Mwesigwa is a farmer.
Alleged victims: 2
18 May 2020
    20 Apr 2020
    Total Headquarters
    JAL
    OTH 19/2020
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • business
  • environment
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning various acts of harassment and intimidation against two Ugandan land rights defenders, Mr. Jelousy Mugisha and Mr. Fred Mwesigwa, in connection with the Total Tilenga oil project.
Alleged victims: 2
18 May 2020
    20 Apr 2020
    Uganda
    JAL
    UGA 1/2020
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • business
  • environment
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning acts of harassment and intimidation against two Ugandan individuals, Mr. Jelousy Mugisha and Mr. Fred Mwesigwa, in connection with the Total Tilenga oil project. Mr. Jelousy Mugisha is a pastor and community leader in Buliisa in the Buliisa District of Uganda. Mr. Fred Mwesigwa is a farmer.
Alleged victims: 2
    17 Apr 2020
    Bank of Ayuhaya
    JAL
    OTH 15/2020
  • business
  • environment
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the alleged negative human rights impacts caused by the collapse of an auxiliary dam in Attapeu province, in the south-eastern state of Lao PDR.
Alleged victims: 7001
11 Sep 2020
11 Sep 2020
11 Sep 2020
    17 Apr 2020
    Export-Import Bank of Thailand
    JAL
    OTH 17/2020
  • business
  • environment
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the alleged negative human rights impacts caused by the collapse of an auxiliary dam in Attapeu province, in the south-eastern state of Laos.
Alleged victims: 7001
    17 Apr 2020
    Israel
    JAL
    ISR 1/2020
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
Information received concerning the travel ban imposed on Mr. Laith Abu Zeyad preventing him from leaving Occupied Palestinian Territory which could be a reprisal for his cooperation with the United Nations on human rights issues and his endeavours to raise concerns at the 43rd session of the Human Rights Council.
Alleged victims: 1
15 Jun 2020
    17 Apr 2020
    Korea Western Power Company
    JAL
    OTH 4/2020
  • business
  • environment
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the alleged negative human rights impacts caused by the collapse of an auxiliary dam in Attapeu province, in the south-eastern state of Laos.
Alleged victims: 7001
    17 Apr 2020
    Krung Thai Bank
    JAL
    OTH 14/2020
  • business
  • environment
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the alleged negative human rights impacts caused by the collapse of an auxiliary dam in Attapeu province, in the south-eastern state of Laos.
Alleged victims: 7001
16 Jun 2020
16 Jun 2020
16 Jun 2020
    17 Apr 2020
    Lao Holding State Enterprise
    JAL
    OTH 5/2020
  • business
  • environment
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the alleged negative human rights impacts caused by the collapse of an auxiliary dam in Attapeu province, in the south-eastern state of Laos.
Alleged victims: 7001
    17 Apr 2020
    Lao People's Democratic Republic
    JAL
    LAO 1/2020
  • business
  • environment
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the alleged negative human rights impacts caused by the collapse of an auxiliary dam in Attapeu province, in the south-eastern state of Lao PDR.
Alleged victims: 7001
24 Jun 2020
16 Jul 2020
    17 Apr 2020
    Myanmar
    JAL
    MMR 2/2020
  • Myanmar
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • minority issues
  • water and sanitation
information we have received regarding the environmental impact of the Tan Lay Htaung cement plant in Myaing Kalay village and the criminal complaint filed against environmental activist Tha Phoe.
Alleged victims: 1
    17 Apr 2020
    Myanmar Economic Corporation
    JAL
    OTH 24/2020
  • Myanmar
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • minority issues
  • water and sanitation
Information received regarding the environmental impact of the Tan Lay Htaung cement plant in Myaing Kalay village and the criminal complaint filed against environmental activist Tha Phoe.
Alleged victims: 1
    17 Apr 2020
    Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Holding
    JAL
    OTH 6/2020
  • business
  • environment
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the alleged negative human rights impacts caused by the collapse of an auxiliary dam in Attapeu province, in the south-eastern state of Laos.
Alleged victims: 7001
    17 Apr 2020
    Republic of Korea
    JAL
    KOR 3/2020
  • business
  • environment
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the alleged negative human rights impacts caused by the collapse of an auxiliary dam in Attapeu province, in the south-eastern state of Laos.
Alleged victims: 7001
06 Jul 2020
    17 Apr 2020
    SK Engineering Construction
    JAL
    OTH 7/2020
  • business
  • environment
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the alleged negative human rights impacts caused by the collapse of an auxiliary dam in Attapeu province, in the south-eastern state of Laos.
Alleged victims: 7001
    17 Apr 2020
    Thailand
    JAL
    THA 2/2020
  • business
  • environment
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the alleged negative human rights impacts caused by the collapse of an auxiliary dam in Attapeu province, in the south-eastern state of Laos.
Alleged victims: 7001
    17 Apr 2020
    Thanachart Bank
    JAL
    OTH 16/2020
  • business
  • environment
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the alleged negative human rights impacts caused by the collapse of an auxiliary dam in Attapeu province, in the south-eastern state of Laos.
Alleged victims: 7001
28 Aug 2020
    17 Apr 2020
    The Export-Import Bank of Korea (Korea Eximbank)
    JAL
    OTH 8/2020
  • business
  • environment
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the alleged negative human rights impacts caused by the collapse of an auxiliary dam in Attapeu province, in the south-eastern state of Laos.
Alleged victims: 7001
    17 Apr 2020
    Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy Power Company
    JAL
    OTH 9/2020
  • business
  • environment
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the alleged negative human rights impacts caused by the collapse of an auxiliary dam in Attapeu province, in the south-eastern state of Lao PDR.
Alleged victims: 7001
12 Jun 2020
    16 Apr 2020
    Algeria
    JAL
    DZA 2/2020
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
  • women and girls
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de violations de la vie privée, d’atteinte à la dignité de la personne et de représailles à l’encontre de Mme Olaya Saadi, à la suite de sa coopération avec certains mécanismes des droits de l’homme des Nations Unies.
Alleged victims: 1
    15 Apr 2020
    Cameroon
    JAL
    CMR 1/2020
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Informations reçues concernant des actes d’agression et d’intimidation contre Mme Maximilienne Ngo Mbe, ainsi qu’un incendie criminel perpétré contre le siège du REDHAC, une coalition des défenseurs des droits de l’homme dont Mme Ngo Mbe est la Directrice exécutive.
Alleged victims: 2
    15 Apr 2020
    Pakistan
    JAL
    PAK 5/2020
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest of Mr. Shakil-ur-Rahman, and subsequent restrictions to freedom of expression of the media in Pakistan.
Alleged victims: 1
30 Jul 2020
    15 Apr 2020
    Philippines
    JUA
    PHL 1/2020
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the alleged killings of human rights defenders Mr. Ryan Hubilla and Ms. Nelly Bagasala as well as the alleged threats, arbitrary detention and legal cases brought against other human rights defenders from the organisations Karapatan, Gabriela and Rural Missionaries of the Philippines which work on issues including enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings. The individuals concerned include Ms. Elisa Tita Lubi, Ms. Cristina Palabay, Mr. Reylan Vergara, Mr. Roneo Clamor, Ms. Kiri Dalena, Dr. Edita Burgos, Fr. Wilfredo Ruazol, and Mr. Jose Mari Callueng, Sr. Elenita Belardo, Sr. Emma Cupin, Ms. Gertrudes Libang, Ms. Joan May Salvador, Ms. Jennefer Aguhob and Mr. Alexander Philip Abinguna.
Alleged victims: 16
    15 Apr 2020
    United States of America
    JAL
    USA 5/2020
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • terrorism
Information we have received concerning the continued detention of Mr. Ammar al Baluchi, a former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) detainee at Guantanamo Bay.
Alleged victims: 1
    14 Apr 2020
    Algeria
    JAL
    DZA 3/2020
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant la condamnation de M. Karim Tabbou.
Alleged victims: 1
28 May 2020
02 Jun 2020
    14 Apr 2020
    Belarus
    JAL
    BLR 4/2020
  • Belarus
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning alleged arbitrary detention of Mr. Siarhei Satsuk, investigative journalist, due to his journalistic activities.
Alleged victims: 1
27 May 2020
    14 Apr 2020
    Hungary
    JOL
    HUN 1/2020
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • health
  • privacy
  • violence against women
Information received concerning a proposed bill, submitted to the Hungarian Parliament, that would make it impossible for trans and gender diverse people to legally change their sex/gender.
Alleged victims: -
    14 Apr 2020
    Ireland
    OL
    IRL 1/2020
  • poverty
Information received concerning the Public Services Card (PSC), especially its impact on the human rights of beneficiaries of social welfare payments and other government benefits.
Alleged victims: -
21 Apr 2020
    14 Apr 2020
    Qatar
    JOL
    QAT 1/2020
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning criminal penalties for spreading “fake news” online, which may unduly restrict freedom of expression.
Alleged victims: -
    14 Apr 2020
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JAL
    VEN 4/2020
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Informacion recibida en relación con las agresiones verbales y físicas sufridas por al menos 12 periodistas que se encontraban cubriendo la llegada al país del diputado Juan Guaidó en el Aeropuerto Internacional Simón Bolívar y en la ciudad de Lara
Alleged victims: 22
    09 Apr 2020
    Cambodia
    JOL
    KHM 1/2020
  • Cambodia
  • arbitrary Detention
  • health
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the plan to adopt the Draft Law on the Management of the Nation during State of Emergency.
Alleged victims: -
16 Apr 2020
    08 Apr 2020
    Sri Lanka
    JOL
    LKA 2/2020
  • religion or belief
  • health
  • minority issues
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the circular by the Ministry of Health of Sri Lanka providing standard guidance on the autopsy practice and the disposal of COVID-19 related dead body.
Alleged victims: -
    07 Apr 2020
    Myanmar
    UA
    MMR 4/2020
  • Myanmar
Information received regarding the arrest of Nay Lin also known as Nay Myo Lin, Editor in Chief and Chief Executive Officer of the Voice of Myanmar, and that Khaing Mrat Kyaw, Editor in Chief of Naranjara,Thar Lun Zaung Htet, Editor in Chief of Khit Thit Media and Moe Myint, editor of Radio Free Asia Burmese, are sought for arrest.
Alleged victims: 4
    06 Apr 2020
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
    IRN 3/2020
  • executions
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • religion or belief
  • torture
Information received concerning the risk of execution, as a result of an unfair trial, of Mr. Houshmand Alipour and the unfair trial of Mr. Mohammad Ostadghader.
Alleged victims: 2
    06 Apr 2020
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
    SAU 4/2020
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest and detention in Saudi Arabia since 28 February 2019 of Princess Basmah bint Saud bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud and her daughter Suhoud Al Sharif, who are Saudi citizens.
Alleged victims: 2
04 Jun 2020
    03 Apr 2020
    Bangladesh
    JUA
    BGD 2/2020
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • disappearances
  • executions
Information received concerning the alleged enforced disappearance of journalist Shafiqul Islam Kajol, the undue delay by the authorities to initiate investigations into the disappearance, and the opening of investigations against him for offences under the Digital Security Act.
Alleged victims: 1
    02 Apr 2020
    Colombia
    JAL
    COL 2/2020
  • human rights defenders
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Información recibida sobre las alegaciones de actos de intimidación, vigilancia, y amenazas en contra de miembros del Movimiento Ríos Vivos Antioquia (MRVA) en relación con su oposición al proyecto de construcción Hidroituango en la región Río Cauca.
Alleged victims: 5
26 May 2020
    02 Apr 2020
    Empresas Públicas de Medellín
    JAL
    OTH 11/2020
  • human rights defenders
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Información recibida sobre las alegaciones de actos de intimidación, vigilancia, y amenazas en contra de miembros del Movimiento Ríos Vivos Antioquia (MRVA) en relación con su oposición al proyecto de construcción Hidroituango en la región Río Cauca.
Alleged victims: 5
    02 Apr 2020
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
    IRN 6/2020
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • arbitrary Detention
  • environment
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Information received concerning the continued arbitrary detention of human rights defenders and dual and foreign nationals in Iranian prisons, despite the suspected outbreak of COVID-19 in prison.
Alleged victims: 7
    02 Apr 2020
    Niger
    JAL
    NER 1/2020
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant des allégations d’arrestations et de détentions de plusieurs défenseurs des droits de l’homme pour avoir exercé leurs droits à la liberté de réunion pacifique et d’association, ainsi que d'interdiction récurrente de manifestations au Niger.
Alleged victims: 8
    01 Apr 2020
    El Salvador
    AL
    SLV 1/2020
  • housing
Información recibida en relación con la situación de las personas sin hogar en El Salvador.
Alleged victims: -
    31 Mar 2020
    Egypt
    JUA
    EGY 6/2020
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the continued arbitrary detention of journalists Mr. Mohamed Al-Yammani and Mr. Mohamed Badr whose charges have not been communicated by authorities, and the detention, torture and ongoing judicial harassment of human rights defender Mr. Patrick George Zaki.
Alleged victims: 2
12 May 2020
    31 Mar 2020
    Jordan
    JAL
    JOR 1/2020
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received regarding the arbitrary arrest and detention of human rights defender Abdulrahman Shdeifat.
Alleged victims: 1
04 Jun 2020
    31 Mar 2020
    Malawi
    JAL
    MWI 1/2020
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the ill-treatment and arbitrary detention of human rights defenders, Messrs. Macdonald Sembereka, Gift Trapence and Timothy Mtambo for having issued a call to the public to assemble on March 25, 2020.
Alleged victims: 3
    31 Mar 2020
    Myanmar
    JUA
    MMR 1/2020
  • Myanmar
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning a demonstration in Yangon calling for the internet in Rakhine State to be restored.
Alleged victims: 7
15 Oct 2020
    31 Mar 2020
    Viet Nam
    JUA
    VNM 1/2020
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest and potential enforced disappearance of Ms. Truong Thi Ha while crossing the border from Laos to Viet Nam, in what appears to be an act of reprisal for her human rights advocacy.
Alleged victims: 1
25 May 2020
    30 Mar 2020
    Algeria
    JUA
    DZA 1/2020
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant des allégations d’arrestation violente et de détention arbitraire d'un défenseur des droits de l’homme.
Alleged victims: 1
20 Apr 2020
    30 Mar 2020
    India
    AL
    IND 5/2020
  • housing
Information received concerning the persons living in homelessness in India.
Alleged victims: 4000000
    30 Mar 2020
    Pakistan
    JAL
    PAK 4/2020
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received regarding the case of Mr. Muhammad Iqbal, who was sentenced to death in spite of being a minor at the time of the charged offenses, and who reportedly remains on death row. Unfortunately, no reply was ever received by Your Excellency’s Government to the two communications already sent.
Alleged victims: 1
    26 Mar 2020
    Turkey
    JAL
    TUR 2/2020
  • torture
  • disappearances
  • executions
Information received concerning the custodial death of Mr. Zaki Mubarak Youssef in Silivri Prison near Istanbul, Turkey.
Alleged victims: 1
22 May 2020
    26 Mar 2020
    United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations
    OL
    OTH 21/2020
  • hazardous substances
Continuing dialogue with the UN leadership regarding the Trust Fund charged with implementing assistance projects, in the municipalities of North Mitrovica, South Mitrovica and Leposavić in Kosovo.
Alleged victims: -
    26 Mar 2020
    UNMIK
    OL
    OTH 20/2020
  • hazardous substances
Continuing dialogue with the UN leadership regarding the Trust Fund charged with implementing assistance projects, in the municipalities of North Mitrovica, South Mitrovica and Leposavić in Kosovo.
Alleged victims: -
19 May 2020
    25 Mar 2020
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
    IRN 5/2020
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the imposition of the death penalty upon seven individuals, members of the Sunni Kurdish minority in Iran, as a result of legal proceedings, which have been reportedly marked by violations of due process and of fair trial standards.
Alleged victims: 7
    25 Mar 2020
    Italy
    OL
    ITA 1/2020
  • trafficking in persons
Information received regarding the upcoming deadline of anti-trafficking projects and the necessity for the authorities to extend them.
Alleged victims: -
31 Mar 2020
    20 Mar 2020
    Albania
    JUA
    ALB 1/2020
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • migrants
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged imminent deportation of Mr. Selami Şimşek from Albania to Turkey, where he is likely to face detention, prosecution and, potentially, torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, for his perceived or imputed affiliation to the Hizmet/Gulen movement. The information received also indicates that Mr. Şimşek is at risk of enforced disappearance in transit from Albania, following the alleged short-term enforced disappearance and expulsion to Turkey of Mr. Harun Çelik on 1 January 2020.
Alleged victims: 2
11 Aug 2020
    20 Mar 2020
    Mexico
    JAL
    MEX 1/2020
  • disappearances
  • torture
Información relativa a la desaparición forzada de un ciudadano mexicano
Alleged victims: 1
    19 Mar 2020
    Belarus
    JAL
    BLR 3/2020
  • Belarus
  • disappearances
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the alleged intimidation and harassment of lawyer and human rights defender Mr. Oleg Volchek for the legitimate exercise of his professional activities.
Alleged victims: 1
23 Apr 2020
    19 Mar 2020
    Pakistan
    JOL
    PAK 3/2020
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Preliminary analysis of the Citizens Protection (Against Online Harm) Rules, 2020 (hereinafter “Draft Rules”), announced by the prime minister of Pakistan. It examines the compatibility of the Draft Rules with the obligations of Pakistan to respect, protect and fulfil the right to freedom opinion and expression and of privacy under international human rights law, particularly under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which Pakistan ratified 23 June 2010.
Alleged victims: -
19 May 2020
    19 Mar 2020
    United States of America
    OL
    USA 4/2020
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Comments concerning the Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies (“EARN IT Act of 2020”) Bill
Alleged victims: -
    17 Mar 2020
    Madagascar
    JAL
    MDG 1/2020
  • arbitrary Detention
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Informations reçues concernant des allégations d’arrestation et de détention arbitraires de M. Mbola Rajaonah, chef d'entreprise malgache, détenteur du groupe de média RLM, président directeur général de la société de transit « Tafaray » et ancien conseiller d’un ancien président malgache.
Alleged victims: 1
    16 Mar 2020
    Mauritania
    JUA
    MRT 1/2020
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de détention de 15 personnes en raison de la tenue et de la participation à une réunion pacifique, dont 6 qui se trouvent actuellement en détention et risqueraient l’application de la peine de mort.
Alleged victims: 6
24 Apr 2020
    16 Mar 2020
    Nepal
    JAL
    NPL 1/2020
  • truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • torture
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the reported lack of effective consultation with victims concerning the amendment of the Act on the Commission on Investigation of Disappeared Persons, Truth and Reconciliation 2071 (2014).
Alleged victims: -
12 Jun 2020
    13 Mar 2020
    Greece
    UA
    GRC 1/2020
  • migrants
Information received concerning the deteriorating human rights situation of migrants and asylum seekers and refugees at the Turkey - EU border, particular the Turkey – Greece border.
Alleged victims: -
11 May 2020
    12 Mar 2020
    Belarus
    JUA
    BLR 2/2020
  • Belarus
  • arbitrary Detention
  • migrants
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the case of imminent extradition of Mr. Nikolai Makhalichev, Jehovah’s Witness from the Russian Federation, in violation of the non-refoulement principle.
Alleged victims: 1
17 Apr 2020
    12 Mar 2020
    China
    JUA
    CHN 5/2020
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning what appears to be the arbitrary detention and risk of ill-treatment or torture of Mr. Shao Zhongguo, as a reprisal for his activities as a human rights defender, and his association with Mr. Gao Zhisheng, another human rights defender whose fate and whereabouts are currently unknown.
Alleged victims: 2
02 Apr 2020
    12 Mar 2020
    Zambia
    JAL
    ZMB 1/2020
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • arbitrary Detention
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • privacy
  • torture
Information received concerning the conviction and sentencing of Mr. Japhet Chataba and Mr. Steven Sambo to 15 years’ imprisonment for allegedly engaging in consensual same-sex relations, in violation of their right to privacy and non-discrimination, and their right to health and freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment.
Alleged victims: 2
    11 Mar 2020
    Bulgaria
    AL
    BGR 1/2020
  • health
Information received concerning the use of the European Structural and Investment Funds to replace large institutions for persons with disabilities and older persons with smaller institutions, without addressing the deeply ingrained discrimination, social exclusion and segregation of these groups.
Alleged victims: -
11 May 2020
    11 Mar 2020
    European Commission
    AL
    OTH 3/2020
  • health
Information received concerning the use of the European Structural and Investment Funds to replace large institutions for persons with disabilities and older persons with smaller institutions, without addressing the deeply ingrained discrimination, social exclusion and segregation of these groups.
Alleged victims: -
    10 Mar 2020
    Thailand
    JAL
    THA 3/2020
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • slavery
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the continued judicial harassment by Thammakaset Co. Ltd (Thammakaset), of human rights defenders, migrant workers, journalists and academics for denouncing exploitative working conditions of migrant workers at the poultry farm of this Thai company.
Alleged victims: 3
    10 Mar 2020
    Thammakaset Co. Ltd
    JAL
    OTH 10/2020
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • slavery
  • women and girls
Information received concerning Thammakaset’s continued judicial harassment of human rights defenders, migrant workers, journalists and academics for denouncing exploitative conditions of migrant workers in your company. Your company allegedly continues to use criminal defamation laws to intimidate individuals by repeatedly denouncing exploitative working conditions at your poultry farm.
Alleged victims: 3
    09 Mar 2020
    China
    JUA
    CHN 6/2020
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning allegations of arbitrary arrest and enforced disappearance of three human rights defenders. Mr. Ding Jiaxi, Mr. Zhang Zhongshun and Mr. Dai Zhenya were each arrested on 26 December at different locations and placed under Residential Surveillance in Designated Location (RSDL).
Alleged victims: 3
02 Apr 2020
    09 Mar 2020
    Kyrgyzstan
    JOL
    KGZ 1/2020
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Concerns that, if adopted, the draft law may have a significant detrimental impact on the operations of all civil society organizations in Kyrgyzstan, including those that provide essential services. The amendments would unnecessarily and disproportionally restrict the right to freedom of association, as provided by Article 22 of the International Covenant of Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), acceded to by Kyrgyzstan on 7 October 1994.
Alleged victims: -
    09 Mar 2020
    Peru
    AL
    PER 1/2020
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Información recibida respecto a la afectación de la remuneración de los y las magistradas del Poder Judicial, como consecuencia de una interpretación contraria a la jerarquía normativa nacional, distorsionándose los principios de independencia de los jueces de la Nación.
Alleged victims: -
    09 Mar 2020
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    AL
    VEN 3/2020
  • executions
Información recibida relativa a la presunta ejecución arbitraria de un civil, Wuilderman Paredes Moreno el 8 de junio de 2019, en una estación de gasolina en el estado de Mérida, a manos de funcionarios policiales del estado.
Alleged victims: 1
    06 Mar 2020
    Serbia
    AL
    SRB 1/2020
  • executions
Follow-up letter to AL SRB 1.2019
Alleged victims: 3
    05 Mar 2020
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
    IRN 4/2020
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • violence against women
information received, concerning attacks, harassment and serious threats made over against the BBC Persian Service and the BBC World Service and its staff by the authorities of Iran (the Islamic Republic of) in conjunction with its coverage of the civil unrest and the extent of the casualties caused by a strong reaction to protests linked to an increase in fuel prices and the introduction of petrol rationing.
Alleged victims: 401
    05 Mar 2020
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JUA
    VEN 2/2020
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
Información recibida en relación con la supuesta detención y tratamientos degradantes sufridos por el Sr Luís Humberto de la Sotta Quiroga, el Sr Ruperto Molina Ramírez, el Sr Johnny Mejías Laya y el Sr Igbert Marín Chaparro bajo custodia de la Dirección general de Contra-Inteligencia Militar (DGCIM). Estas prácticas serían sistemáticas en varios centros custodiados por la DGCIM, incluso en las instalaciones de la DGCIM en Boleíta.
Alleged victims: 4
    02 Mar 2020
    Bahrain
    JAL
    BHR 2/2020
  • torture
  • disappearances
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
Information received concerning Ali Ebrahim Mohamed Ameen Ebrahim AlArab, Husain Ali Redha Ebrahim Khamis Barbar, Isa Jaafar Isa Hasan AlAbd, Majeed Ahmed Habib Ahmed, Ali AbdulAziz Ali Husain Mohamed, Salah Saeed Saleh Ali Hasan AlHammar, Ali Hasan Ali Ashoor Ali, and Sadiq Jaafar Isa Abdulla Hasan AlAbd who reportedly have been subjected to torture or other ill-treatment.
Alleged victims: 8
09 May 2020