Communications report to session 51 of the Human Rights Council, communications sent from 01 Mar 2022 to 31 May 2022 and their replies received until 31 Jul 2022. 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
    31 May 2022
    France
    JOL
    FRA 3/2022
  • minority issues
  • cultural rights
  • education
Commentaires et suggestions à propos de la décision du Conseil constitutionnel du 21 mai 2021 concernant l’enseignement en « langues régionales ». Nous craignons que l'adoption et l'application de cette décision puissent entraîner des atteintes importantes aux droits humains des minorités linguistiques en France.
Alleged victims: -
    30 May 2022
    Mexico
    JAL
    MEX 7/2022
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • indigenous peoples
Información recibida sobre el uso indebido del derecho penal, las condiciones de privación de libertad y violaciones procesales contra la defensora indígena Kenia Inés Hernández Montalván.
Alleged victims: 1
27 Jul 2022
    30 May 2022
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    AL
    VEN 3/2022
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Información recibida en relación con la remoción de magistrados y sucesiva designación de un nuevo Tribunal Supremo de Justicia en Venezuela, así como de otros funcionarios del Poder Judicial, tras una reforma a la ley orgánica del Tribunal Supremo de Justicia, que presuntamente amenaza la independencia y autonomía de los jueces y en general de sistema de Justicia.
Alleged victims: 1
    26 May 2022
    Bulgaria
    JAL
    BGR 1/2022
  • older persons
  • executions
  • health
Information received concerning Bulgaria’s COVID-19 vaccination policies between December 2020 and May 2021, deprioritizing older persons and persons with underlying medical conditions, as well as, the impact of these policies on these groups’ enjoyment of all their human rights, especially their right to be free from discrimination, their rights to life, to dignity, to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, and to access information.
Alleged victims: -
23 Aug 2022
23 Aug 2022
23 Aug 2022
23 Aug 2022
    26 May 2022
    Colombia
    AL
    COL 7/2022
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Información recibida en relación con presuntas afectaciones al ejercicio libre de la abogacía del Sr. Rodrigo Escobar Gil, un abogado constitucionalista, muy reconocido, dentro del contexto de una extensa cobertura mediática negativa de su caso así como de declaraciones públicas de la Fiscalía, que habrían afectado su derecho a un juicio justo.
Alleged victims: 1
25 Jul 2022
    26 May 2022
    El Salvador
    JAL
    SLV 1/2022
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Información recibida en relación con el asesinato de la defensora de los derechos humanos Elizabeth de León.
Alleged victims: 1
28 Jul 2022
    26 May 2022
    Georgia
    JUA
    GEO 1/2022
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • migrants
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the imminent risk of deportation of Mr. Maan al-Jaraba, a Saudi national, from Georgia to Saudi Arabia. We are concerned that should he be deported, he may be subject to arbitrary detention, unfair trial, possibly torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, and death penalty for expressing dissenting political views.
Alleged victims: 1
04 Aug 2022
    26 May 2022
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
    IRN 10/2022
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • violence against women
Information received concerning attacks, harassment, asset freezing, and serious threats made against staff members of the BBC News Persian Service and their families by authorities of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Alleged victims: 1
28 Jul 2022
    25 May 2022
    Colombia
    JAL
    COL 6/2022
  • human rights defenders
  • environment
  • executions
Información recibida en relación con el reciente atentado contra Carlos Arturo Morales Mallorga, que habría ocurrido en un contexto de grave recrudecimiento del conflicto armado Colombiano, en el cual se habrían registrado 71 alegaciones de homicidios de personas defensoras de derechos humanos, entre el 1 de enero y el 30 de abril de 2022; y respecto del cual el Estado de Colombia no habría adoptado las medidas suficientes y necesarias para prevenir dicho escalamiento.
Alleged victims: 1
19 Jul 2022
    25 May 2022
    Egypt
    JUA
    EGY 3/2022
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received concerning the arrest, enforced disappearance and arbitrary detention of human rights lawyer, Mr. Youssef Mansour.
Alleged victims: 1
    24 May 2022
    European Investment Bank - EIB
    JAL
    OTH 35/2022
  • business
  • development
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Information received concerning allegations of threats and intimidation by Government and police officials against indigenous community members of the FPIC and Rights Forum who have raised concerns regarding the environmental and human rights impacts of the Marsyangdi Corridor transmission line project that is being developed by the State-owned company Nepal Electricity Authority, with funding from the European Investment Bank (EIB).
Alleged victims: 1
01 Jun 2022
21 Jul 2022
21 Jul 2022
21 Jul 2022
    24 May 2022
    Nepal
    JAL
    NPL 2/2022
  • human rights defenders
  • business
  • development
  • indigenous peoples
Information received concerning allegations of threats and intimidation by Government officials and police against community members of the FPIC and Rights Forum who have raised concerns regarding the environmental and human rights impacts of the Marsyangdi Corridor transmission line project that is being carried out by the State, with funding from the European Investment Bank (EIB).
Alleged victims: 1
11 Aug 2022
11 Aug 2022
17 Aug 2022
17 Aug 2022
17 Aug 2022
17 Aug 2022
17 Aug 2022
17 Aug 2022
17 Aug 2022
17 Aug 2022
17 Aug 2022
17 Aug 2022
    24 May 2022
    Nepal Electricity Authority - NEA
    JAL
    OTH 36/2022
  • business
  • development
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Information received concerning allegations of threats and intimidation by Government and police officials against indigenous community members of the FPIC and Rights Forum who have raised concerns regarding the environmental and human rights impacts of the Marsyangdi Corridor transmission line project that is being developed by the State-owned company Nepal Electricity Authority, with funding from the European Investment Bank (EIB).
Alleged victims: 1
    24 May 2022
    Uganda
    JAL
    UGA 3/2022
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
Information received concerning repeated, years-long attacks against defenders of the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people living in Nakivale refugee settlement in Uganda.
Alleged victims: 10
    23 May 2022
    Agropecuâria Mata Sul S/A
    JAL
    OTH 34/2022
  • toxics and human rights
  • business
Information received concerning the implications for the human rights of communities affected by the aerial spraying of hazardous pesticides, in disregard of required buffer zones, in the “Zona da Mata Sul” region of Pernambuco, Brazil.
Alleged victims: 7426
01 Jun 2022
01 Jun 2022
    23 May 2022
    Belarus
    JOL
    BLR 3/2022
  • executions
  • Belarus
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the proposed amendments to the Criminal Code of Belarus (Law No. 275-Z of 9 July 1999) adopted by the two chambers of the Belarusian Parliament on 27 April 2022, and signed into law by the President of Belarus on 13 May 2022, which provide for an extension of the application of the death penalty for “attempted” crimes related to terrorism, including activities that do not fall under the category of “most serious crimes” established by international law for the imposition of capital punishment. The fact that the proposed amendments would extend the death penalty to acts beyond intentional killing, as well as seemingly broad and vague definitions of “terrorist acts,” raise concerns that they could be interpreted to include acts aimed at the legitimate exercise of fundamental rights.
Alleged victims: -
    23 May 2022
    Brazil
    JAL
    BRA 6/2022
  • toxics and human rights
  • business
Information received concerning the implications for the human rights of communities affected by the aerial spraying of hazardous pesticides, in disregard of required buffer zones, in the “Zona da Mata Sul” region of Pernambuco, Brazil.
Alleged victims: 7426
    23 May 2022
    Cuba
    JAL
    CUB 1/2022
  • human rights defenders
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Información recibida en relación con la detención continua del defensor de derechos humanos Sr. Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara que lleva más de 10 meses en prisión preventiva.
Alleged victims: 1
12 Sep 2022
    23 May 2022
    Haiti
    JAL
    HTI 3/2022
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Informations reçues concernant la planification de l’assassinat du défenseur des droits de l'Homme M. Pierre Espérance.
Alleged victims: 1
    23 May 2022
    Zambia
    OL
    ZMB 1/2022
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the legislative and policy framework on the prohibition of water disconnections for those who are incapable of paying, in particular, in the context of COVID-19.
Alleged victims: -
    20 May 2022
    Austria
    JAL
    AUT 2/2022
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the motion adopted by the Municipal Council of Vienna at its 39th session on 27 June 2018, which includes undue restrictions to the rights to freedom of opinion and expression, peaceful assembly and of association.
Alleged victims: 1
08 Jul 2022
    19 May 2022
    Italy
    JAL
    ITA 1/2022
  • human rights defenders
  • international solidarity
  • migrants
  • trafficking in persons
Information received concerning the criminal prosecution of three individuals for acts of solidarity with people seeking asylum from persecution.
Alleged victims: 3
14 Jun 2022
    18 May 2022
    Israel
    JAL
    ISR 10/2022
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
Information received concerning allegations of the criminal prosecution before a military court of human rights defender Sami Hureini, affiliated to the Youth of Sumud (YoS), an activist group based in the South Hebron Hills (SHH), and a member of the Human Rights Defenders Fund, a non-governmental organisation registered in Israel.
Alleged victims: 3
    18 May 2022
    United Republic of Tanzania
    JUA
    TZA 2/2022
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • health
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the mandatory imposition of the death penalty for murder in the case of Ms. Chausiku Nchama Magoiga, following trial proceedings in which mitigating circumstances relating to her experience of domestic and gender-based violence and the fact that her husband's death was due to self-defense do not appear to have been adequately considered.
Alleged victims: 1
    17 May 2022
    Guatemala
    JAL
    GTM 2/2022
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • business
  • environment
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • migrants
Información recibida en cuanto al uso sistemático del régimen legal referente a los Estados de Excepción en Guatemala y la aplicación de los mismos al municipio de El Estor, departamento de Izabal en octubre de 2021 como respuesta a crecientes tensiones sociales en la zona. Preocupa en particular el uso del Estado de Sitio, la tipología más restrictiva del Estado de Excepción, que puede ser decretado por el ejecutivo cuando considere que en la zona en cuestión se llevan a cabo actividades terroristas, sediciosas, de rebelión o haya indicios fundados de actos violentos enumerados en la correspondiente normativa (Decreto no. 7 “Ley de Orden Público” de 1965).
Alleged victims: 1
18 Jul 2022
18 Jul 2022
18 Jul 2022
18 Jul 2022
18 Jul 2022
18 Jul 2022
18 Jul 2022
    16 May 2022
    Colombia
    JAL
    COL 5/2022
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
Información recibida en relación con las últimas amenazas de muerte y otros ataques en contra de la defensora de derechos humanos Yirley Judith Velasco Garrido.
Alleged victims: 1
14 Jul 2022
    16 May 2022
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
    IRN 8/2022
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
Information received concerning allegations of the enforced disappearance of Mr. Ebrahim Babaei since 21 December 2021.
Alleged victims: 1
10 Aug 2022
    16 May 2022
    Mexico
    JAL
    MEX 6/2022
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • indigenous peoples
Información recibida sobre la detención arbitraria y el estado en prisión en que se encuentra la defensora indígena de derechos humanos Basilisa Montaño Gutiérrez.
Alleged victims: 1
15 Jul 2022
    16 May 2022
    Nigeria
    JAL
    NGA 3/2022
  • albinism
  • disability
  • health
Information received concerning Comfort Paulinus, a female with albinism from the Akwa Ibom State who is in need of urgent medical treatment for skin cancer.
Alleged victims: 1
    13 May 2022
    Colombia
    JAL
    COL 4/2022
  • human rights defenders
  • environment
Información recibida sobre un nuevo plan de seguimientos en contra de la lideresa ambiental y defensora de derechos humanos Jani Silva, que podría conllevar graves riesgos para su integridad física. Esta comunicación también incluye una actualización de su caso relativo a otras persecuciones, amenazas y actos de inteligencia ilegal que ha sufrido y que en parte están recogidos en la comunicación AL COL 5/2020, enviada el 15 de junio 2020.
Alleged victims: 1
12 Jul 2022
14 Jul 2022
    13 May 2022
    Libya
    OL
    LBY 2/2022
  • water and sanitation
Information received in relation to the legislative and policy framework on the prohibition of water disconnections for those who are incapable of paying, in particular, in the context of COVID-19.
Alleged victims: -
    13 May 2022
    Sierra Leone
    OL
    SLE 1/2022
  • water and sanitation
Information received in relation to the legislative and policy framework on the prohibition of water disconnections for those who are incapable of paying, in particular, in the context of COVID-19.
Alleged victims: -
    12 May 2022
    Executive Council of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria
    JAL
    OTH 28/2022
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Information received concerning allegations of the lack of measures taken to conduct comprehensive and thorough search for individuals disappeared by the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) in Syria and lack of investigations compliant with international standards with regard to mass graves in areas now controlled by the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES). We have also received information on the alleged operation of local counter-terrorism mechanisms which do not comply with international due process standards, the alleged failure to consistently question and prosecute former ISIL members in relation to acts tantamount to enforced disappearance and extrajudicial executions and the application of amnesties or similar measures to former ISIL members leading to impunity.
Alleged victims: -
    12 May 2022
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
    IRN 9/2022
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
Information received concerning the imminent execution of Swedish-Iranian national, Mr. Ahmadreza Djalali as reported by Iranian judicial officials, in what appears to be a means of extortion to impact the outcome of a court case in Sweden against an Iranian official. We further bring to the attention of your Excellency’s Government information received concerning the health condition of detained human rights defender Farhad Meysami, who initiated hunger strike in protest of the imminent execution of Mr. Djalali.
Alleged victims: 2
25 Jul 2022
    12 May 2022
    Namibia
    OL
    NAM 1/2022
  • water and sanitation
Information received in relation to the legislative and policy framework on the prohibition of water disconnections for those who are incapable of paying, in particular, in the context of COVID-19.
Alleged victims: -
    12 May 2022
    Russian Federation
    JAL
    RUS 7/2022
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
Information received concerning the alleged designation of Legal and Social Support Charitable Foundation “Sphere” as a “foreign agent non-governmental organisation” and its proposed involuntary liquidation.
Alleged victims: 1
04 Jul 2022
    12 May 2022
    Syrian Arab Republic
    JAL
    SYR 3/2022
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Information received concerning allegations of the lack of measures taken to conduct thorough and comprehensive search for individuals forcibly disappeared by the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Syria as well as the lack of investigations compliant with international standards into mass graves in areas now controlled by the Syrian Government.
Alleged victims: -
07 Jul 2022
    11 May 2022
    Eritrea
    JAL
    ERI 2/2022
  • trafficking in persons
  • disability
  • Eritrea
  • health
  • internally displaced persons
  • sale of children
  • slavery
Information received, which indicates the occurrence of trafficking in persons, especially women and girls, for purposes of sexual exploitation, including sexual slavery, by members of the Ethiopian National Defense Force, the Eritrean Defense Forces, the Amhara Regional/Special Forces, Tigrayan forces, and militia groups, in the context of the armed conflict in the Tigray region of Ethiopia since November 2020, and later in neighbouring Ahmara and Afar regions.
Alleged victims: 1
    11 May 2022
    Ethiopia
    JAL
    ETH 2/2022
  • trafficking in persons
  • disability
  • Eritrea
  • health
  • internally displaced persons
  • sale of children
  • slavery
Information received which indicates the occurrence of trafficking in persons, especially women and girls, for purposes of sexual exploitation, including sexual slavery, by members of the Ethiopian National Defense Force, the Eritrean Defense Forces, the Amhara Regional/Special Forces, Tigrayan forces, and militia groups, in the context of the armed conflict in the Tigray region since November 2020, and later in neighbouring Amhara and Afar regions.
Alleged victims: 1
    11 May 2022
    Israel
    JUA
    ISR 9/2022
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
  • housing
  • internally displaced persons
Information received concerning the recent judicial ruling that gives rise to an imminent risk of forcible transfer of about 1,200 Palestinian residents from their homes and communities in Masafer Yatta.
Alleged victims: 1301
    10 May 2022
    Guinea-Bissau
    JAL
    GNB 2/2022
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Informations reçues concernant l'enlèvement et les violences physiques contre M. Sana Canté.
Alleged victims: 1
    10 May 2022
    Nigeria
    OL
    NGA 1/2022
  • water and sanitation
Information received in relation to the legislative and policy framework on the prohibition of water disconnections for those who are incapable of paying, in particular, in the context of COVID-19.
Alleged victims: -
    05 May 2022
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    UA
    IRN 7/2022
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
Information received concerning the reported imminent execution of child offender Mr. Hamidreza Ajdari on 8 May 2022.
Alleged victims: 1
26 Jul 2022
    05 May 2022
    Israel
    JOL
    ISR 6/2022
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
  • privacy
  • racism
  • women and girls
Information received concerning Counter-Terrorism Law 5776-2016 and related regulations and orders.
Alleged victims: -
    05 May 2022
    Nicaragua
    JOL
    NIC 1/2022
  • terrorism
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
Comentarios sobre la Ley General de Regulación y control de Organismos sin Fines de Lucro (la "Ley de OSFL"), que introduce amplios requisitos de registro y presentación de informes a las OSFL, así como severas sanciones administrativas para los organismos concernidos.
Alleged victims: -
    04 May 2022
    Cambodia
    JAL
    KHM 1/2022
  • indigenous peoples
  • arbitrary Detention
  • Cambodia
  • environment
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary detention, attack, threat, criminalization and violations of the right to due process of the environmental human rights defender Mr. Chhorn Phalla, who has advocated for indigenous peoples’ land rights and the protection of forests in Ratanakiri and Mondulkiri Provinces. He was sentenced to five years imprisonment by the Ratanakiri Provincial Court in Cambodia on charges under the Forestry Law.
Alleged victims: 1
20 Jun 2022
    04 May 2022
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    JAL
    COD 4/2022
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Informations reçues concernant la condamnation de treize défenseurs des droits humains, dont une femme défensuese, de la organisation Lutte pour le changement (LUCHA).
Alleged victims: 14
    04 May 2022
    India
    JAL
    IND 3/2022
  • executions
  • indigenous peoples
Information received concerning the killing of 14 indigenous members of the Konyak Nagatribe by the military on 4 December 2021 and an additional individual on 5 December 2021. We have also received information on the delays in investigating extrajudicial executions that occurred between 1979 and 2012 in the state of Manipur and the continued application of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act including in Nagaland and Manipur.
Alleged victims: 1542
    04 May 2022
    Lithuania
    AL
    LTU 1/2022
  • unilateral coercive measures
Information received concerning the fact that the joint stock companies Belaruskali, a state-owned enterprise in the Republic of Belarus which mines potash, and Belarus Potash Company (BPC), a state-owned enterprise that markets and exports the potash, are being blocked from transporting it through the Republic of Lithuania as a result of its response to unilateral sanctions imposed by the European Union and the United States of America, and also concerning the fact that banks in Lithuania have impeded transactions pertaining to trade in Belarusian potash; and that these are having a detrimental effect on human rights internationally, particularly the right to adequate food but also other rights that are associated with it.
Alleged victims: -
    04 May 2022
    Permanent Delegation of the European Union
    AL
    OTH 27/2022
  • unilateral coercive measures
Information received concerning the fact that the European Union has imposed sanctions blocking imports, purchases and transfers of potassium chloride (potash) from Belarus, initially under Council Regulation (EU) 2021/1030 of 24 June 2021 regarding potash with certain specifications, and subsequently under Council Regulation (EU) 2022/355 of 2 March 2022 regarding all potash from Belarus, as the sanctions are having a detrimental effect on human rights internationally, particularly the right to adequate food but also other rights that are associated with it.
Alleged victims: -
    04 May 2022
    Somalia
    OL
    SOM 1/2022
  • water and sanitation
Information received in relation to the legislative and policy framework on the prohibition of water disconnections for those who are incapable of paying, in particular, in the context of COVID-19.
Alleged victims: -
    04 May 2022
    United States of America
    AL
    USA 7/2022
  • unilateral coercive measures
Information received concerning the fact that the joint stock companies Belaruskali, a state-owned enterprise in the Republic of Belarus which mines potash, and Belarus Potash Company (BPC), a state-owned enterprise that markets and exports the potash, have been listed under U.S. sanctions on the basis of Executive Order 14038 of 9 August 2021, resulting in the blocking of their assets and transactions over which the United States of America claims jurisdiction; and that these listings are separately and jointly having a detrimental effect on human rights internationally, particularly the right to adequate food but also other rights that are associated with it.
Alleged victims: -
    03 May 2022
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
    IRN 6/2022
  • arbitrary Detention
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
Information received concerning the Revolution Court’s sentencing of students Ali Younesi and Amir Hossein Moradi to sixteen years in prison on the basis of national security legislation and for spreading “propaganda against the system”, in violation of their rights to due process and fair trial.
Alleged victims: 2
15 Jul 2022
    03 May 2022
    Russian Federation
    JAL
    RUS 6/2022
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the interference with and detention of an attorney and a human rights defender attempting to defend protestors of the war against Ukraine that had been detained at a police station in St. Petersburg.
Alleged victims: 1
27 Jun 2022
    29 Apr 2022
    Honduras
    JAL
    HND 1/2022
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Información recibida en relación con las alegaciones de femicidio agravado de la Sra. Keyla Martínez mientras estaba bajo custodia policial el 7 de febrero de 2021, la falta de investigaciones rápidas y exhaustivas relativas a su muerte, y actos de intimidación y amenazas contra personas asociadas a ella, incluyendo personas defensoras de derechos humanos y periodistas.
Alleged victims: 1
    29 Apr 2022
    Israel
    JOL
    ISR 7/2022
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
  • education
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the new “Procedure for Entry and Residency of Foreigners in Judea and Samaria Region”, which may have a negative impact on the enjoyment of academic freedom in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.
Alleged victims: -
    29 Apr 2022
    Israel
    JUA
    ISR 8/2022
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning recent reports of excessive use of force and allegations of mass arbitrary arrests against Palestinian Muslims and other worshippers in the Old City of Jerusalem, as well as undue or discriminatory restrictions to access places of worship during the Ramadan and other religious celebrations.
Alleged victims: -
    27 Apr 2022
    Argentina
    AL
    ARG 1/2022
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Información recibida en relación con el proceso disciplinario contra la fiscal anticorrupción de la provincia de Entre Ríos, Dra. Cecilia Andrea Goyeneche, que podría constituir una represalia por los casos anticorrupción que ha investigado. La Dra. Goyeneche interpuso una acción de Amparo contra la resolución del Honorable Jurado de Enjuiciamiento de la Provincia de Entre Ríos (HJE) el 29 de diciembre de 2021
Alleged victims: 1
24 Jun 2022
    27 Apr 2022
    Brazil
    JAL
    BRA 5/2022
  • truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • disappearances
  • executions
Information received concerning the ruling of the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court of 11 May 2020, which denies the extradition of a person to Argentina for the investigation of four interrelated judicial cases concerning crimes against humanity and grave human rights violations committed in the clandestine detention center ‘ESMA’ between 1976 and 1979.
Alleged victims: -
    27 Apr 2022
    Singapore
    JUA
    SGP 5/2022
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • migrants
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the risk of imminent execution of Mr. Datchinamurthy Kataiah, a Malaysian national, scheduled for 29 April 2022, for drug related offenses that do not meet the threshold for “most serious crimes” and despite pending legal proceedings, in a context that appears to indicate an alarming acceleration of execution notices for this type of offense in the country.
Alleged victims: 1
16 May 2022
    27 Apr 2022
    Spain
    JOL
    ESP 5/2022
  • African Descent
  • migrants
  • racism
El Gobierno de España está considerando enmiendas a la Ley de Seguridad de los Ciudadanos de 2015 que afectaría a los derechos de los y las afrodescendientes..
Alleged victims: -
18 Jul 2022
    26 Apr 2022
    Viet Nam
    JUA
    VNM 3/2022
  • trafficking in persons
  • migrants
  • slavery
  • violence against women
Information received concerning concerning alleged acts of intimidation and reprisals for cooperation with the UN against Ms. H’Thai Ayun and a group of women, victims of trafficking, who were repatriated from Saudi Arabia to Viet Nam, as well as their relatives. It is reported that such acts of reprisals are linked to the sharing of information and testimony about their situation with several mandate holders who addressed allegations with, and requested specific information from, your Excellency’s Government.
Alleged victims: 2
25 Jul 2022
    22 Apr 2022
    Israel
    JAL
    ISR 3/2022
  • minority issues
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • racism
Information received concerning the recent confrontations between members of the Bedouin minority from the Naqab region and the Israeli police.
Alleged victims: -
    22 Apr 2022
    Russian Federation
    JAL
    RUS 5/2022
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received regarding the alleged arrest, detention, persecution and ill-treatment of human rights defenders in the context of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Alleged victims: 3
22 Apr 2022
    22 Apr 2022
    Sri Lanka
    JAL
    LKA 1/2022
  • disappearances
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the alleged assault and excessive use of force by police officers, against Tamil relatives of disappeared persons during a protest in Jaffna, which resulted in the injury of several women, including Ms. Mariyasuresh Easwary and Ms. Jenithta Sivanandan.
Alleged victims: 2
    21 Apr 2022
    Greece
    JAL
    GRC 1/2022
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the conviction and sentencing of human rights defenders Andrea Gilbert and Panayote Dimitras.
Alleged victims: 2
13 Jun 2022
    20 Apr 2022
    Cameroon
    JAL
    CMR 4/2022
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Informations reçues concernant des menaces contre M. Elvis Brown Luma Mukuna (Elvis Brown) et M. Jan Joris Cappelle.
Alleged victims: 2
10 Oct 2022
    20 Apr 2022
    Singapore
    JUA
    SGP 4/2022
  • executions
  • disability
  • health
  • trafficking in persons
Information received concerning the risk of imminent execution of Mr. Nagaenthran a/l K Dharmalingam, a person with intellectual disability and deteriorating mental health condition, charged with drug related offenses that do not meet the threshold for "most serious crimes" following the dismissal of his final appeal.
Alleged victims: 1
26 Apr 2022
    19 Apr 2022
    France
    JUA
    FRA 2/2022
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • migrants
  • religion or belief
Informations reçues concernant le risque d’expulsion de M. Muhsinjon Akhmedov, un ressortissant ouzbek, malgré le risque de torture et d’autres mauvais traitements auxquels il pourrait être soumis à son retour dans son pays d’origine; ainsi que le risque de détention arbitraire, et ce, malgré le fait que nous ayons régulièrement exprimé notre préoccupation quant aux allégations de détention arbitraire, de mauvais traitements et de torture à l’encontre de personnes accusées d’extrémisme religieux en Ouzbékistan.
Alleged victims: 1
    19 Apr 2022
    Ukraine
    JUA
    UKR 1/2022
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the alleged abduction and enforced disappearance of Mr. Mykola Mykolaiovych Sydorenko, presumably by members of the Main Directorate of the National Police in the Donetsk region and Security Service of Ukraine, in Bakhmut.
Alleged victims: 1
    14 Apr 2022
    Brazil
    JAL
    BRA 3/2022
  • racism
  • African Descent
  • housing
  • internally displaced persons
  • migrants
  • poverty
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning allegations of human rights violations against migrants, refugees and asylum seekers. The information we have received raises concerns that discriminatory policies and practices against migrants, refugees and asylum seekers violate your Government’s domestic law and its obligations under international law, including the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD), the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children (the Palermo Protocol), and the international standards contained in the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action (DDPA). We are alarmed by reports that systemic racial discrimination and racist violence against migrants, refugees and asylum seekers have been exacerbated in recent years, with this regression accelerated by the public and private response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Alleged victims: -
26 Sep 2022
    14 Apr 2022
    Cameroon
    AL
    CMR 3/2022
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information reçues concernant l’arrestation, la détention et la poursuite devant un tribunal militaire de M. Nicodemus Amungwa Tanyi, éminent avocat camerounais des droits de l'homme. M. Tanyi représente plusieurs personnes emprisonnées en relation avec la crise anglophone. M. Tanyi a été un défenseur du droit à un procès équitable de ses clients. Plus récemment, aux côtés de plusieurs autres avocats, il a boycotté la représentation de leurs clients devant le tribunal militaire pour protester contre ce qu’il a appelé la conduite injuste de ce tribunal.
Alleged victims: 1
    14 Apr 2022
    Costa Rica
    JAL
    CRI 1/2022
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
información recibida en relación con el procedimiento disciplinario y posterior sanción al juez Carlos Sánchez Miranda, ciudadano costarricense, Juez en el Juzgado de Familia del II Circuito Judicial de San José, en relación con una sentencia que dictó, en virtud de una interpretación del derecho costarricense a la luz del derecho internacional de los derechos humanos; reconociendo en sentencia la unión de hecho de una pareja del mismo sexo en Costa Rica.
Alleged victims: 1
15 Jun 2022
18 Jul 2022
    14 Apr 2022
    Haiti
    JAL
    HTI 2/2022
  • toxics and human rights
  • water and sanitation
Informations reçues concernant l'élimination inadéquate de déchets dangereux et autres à Cité Soleil, une commune de Haïti, située dans l’arrondissement de Port-au-Prince, affectant négativement des milliers de résidents, dont des centaines d'enfants, et l'impact négatif qui en résulte sur les droits de l'homme de la population affectée, notamment les droits à la vie, à la santé physique et mentale, à l’alimentation et à l'eau potable et l'assainissement, à un logement adéquat et à un environnement propre, sain et durable.
Alleged victims: 400001
    14 Apr 2022
    United States of America
    JAL
    USA 5/2022
  • executions
  • disability
Information concerning the execution of Mr. Matthew Reeves, a person with intellectual disability, by lethal injection which took place on 27 January 2022 in the State of Alabama. It is alleged that the trial failed to adequately consider Mr. Reeves' intellectual disability and his fair trial rights, and that the method of execution may have subjected him to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, or even torture.
Alleged victims: 1
    13 Apr 2022
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
    IRN 5/2022
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
Information received concerning the scheduled execution of 52 individuals on the basis of drug-related charges in Shiraz Central Prison in March 2022.
Alleged victims: 52
13 Jun 2022
    12 Apr 2022
    Ireland
    JAL
    IRL 1/2022
  • African Descent
  • development
  • health
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • religion or belief
  • truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Information received concerning allegations of systemic racism and racial discrimination against mixed-race Irish children who lived in State institutions, including Mother and Baby Homes, Industrial Schools and analogous institutions, in Ireland between the 1940s and 1990s.
Alleged victims: 2
10 Jun 2022
    11 Apr 2022
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    JAL
    COD 3/2022
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
Informations reçues concernant le maintien en détention des défenseurs des droits de l'homme, M. Serge Mikindo Wasso, M. Claude Lwaboshi Buhazi et M. Faustin Ombeni Tulinabo, membres du mouvement citoyen Jicho La Raya, et M. Joseph Bayoko Lokondo, M. Ndjoli Aponga, M. Juvénal Eali Iyanza, M. Camille Mwangi Molala et M. Chilassy Bofumbo activistes du mouvement « Génération Consciente de l’Equateur », ainsi que d’autres mouvements citoyens et politiques.
Alleged victims: 8
    11 Apr 2022
    Israel
    JAL
    ISR 5/2022
  • executions
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary killing by Israeli forces of three Palestinian men, Mr. Ashraf Mohammad Abdel Fatah Mubaslat, Mr. Mohammad Raed Hussein Dakhil, and Mr. Adham Jamal Abdel Rahim Mabrukah, in Nablus, West Bank, in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT).
Alleged victims: 3
    08 Apr 2022
    Haiti
    JAL
    HTI 1/2022
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • executions
Informations reçues faisant état de l’assassinat de deux journalistes M. Amady John Wesley et M. Wilguens Louissaint, qui faisaient un reportage sur l’insécurité dans le pays.
Alleged victims: 2
    07 Apr 2022
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
    IRN 4/2022
  • arbitrary Detention
  • housing
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
Information received concerning the arrest and conviction of Mr. Hassan Sadeghi and Ms. Fatemeh Mosanna and alleged violations of their property and housing rights which appear to be justified merely for their family affiliation with a member of a dissident political-militant organization.
Alleged victims: 2
25 Jul 2022
    07 Apr 2022
    Poland
    JAL
    POL 4/2022
  • women and girls
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the imminent court hearing of Ms. Justyna Wydrzyńska, a woman human rights defender facing criminal charges for assisting a victim of gender-based violence in obtaining a voluntary termination of her pregnancy through medication. This unprecedented hearing is scheduled to take place on Friday 8 April 2022 in Warsaw.
Alleged victims: 1
31 May 2022
    07 Apr 2022
    Uzbekistan
    JAL
    UZB 1/2022
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • women and girls
Information concerning information we have received concerning the reported smear campaign against, and arbitrary detention and criminalisation of Ms. Karomat Ashirova and Ms. Zukhra Abdurakhmanova, which are reportedly related to their human rights activities, as well as searches in their homes and seizure of documents reportedly proving human rights violations.
Alleged victims: 2
22 Jun 2022
    06 Apr 2022
    United States of America
    JAL
    USA 6/2022
  • unilateral coercive measures
  • development
  • executions
  • food
  • foreign debt
  • health
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • minority issues
  • poverty
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the critical humanitarian situation faced by millions in Afghanistan since the collapse of the former government in August 2021 and the decision of your Excellency’s Government to block the foreign assets of Afghanistan’s central bank (Da Afghanistan Bank) as an addition to the applicable sanctions regime, and which may have serious adverse effects on all efforts to support basic human needs in the country.
Alleged victims: -
    05 Apr 2022
    Guinea-Bissau
    AL
    GNB 1/2022
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Informations reçu concernant une attaque armée contre des journalistes de la station de radio Capital FM.
Alleged victims: 7
    05 Apr 2022
    Israel
    JAL
    ISR 4/2022
  • executions
  • health
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
Information received concerning the deaths of two children from Gaza, after persistent delays by the Government of Israel in grating them or their companion exit permits to access urgent medical treatment outside Gaza, as well as refusals and failure by hospitals in the West Bank and Gaza to provide them with appropriate treatment.
Alleged victims: 3
    05 Apr 2022
    State of Palestine
    JAL
    PSE 1/2022
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
  • executions
  • health
Information received concerning the deaths of two children from Gaza, after persistent delays by the Government of Israel in grating them or their companion exit permits to access urgent medical treatment outside Gaza, as well as refusals and failure by hospitals in the West Bank and Gaza to provide them with appropriate treatment.
Alleged victims: 3
    31 Mar 2022
    Algeria
    JAL
    DZA 3/2022
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • terrorism
Informations concernant des allégations d’arrestation, de détention arbitraire, d’absence de procès équitable, et de harcèlement judiciaire contre M. Ahmed Manseri, défenseur des droits humains.
Alleged victims: 1
26 May 2022
    31 Mar 2022
    Gambia
    JAL
    GMB 2/2022
  • truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged decision of the Amnesty Recommendation Committee of the Truth, Reparation and Reconciliation Commission (TRRC) to recommend the granting of amnesty to Mr. Sanna Sabally, who is accused of serious human rights violations that may reach the threshold of crimes against humanity.
Alleged victims: -
    31 Mar 2022
    Guatemala
    AL
    GTM 1/2022
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Información recibida en relación con acusaciones penales y detenciones durante el mes de febrero y marzo contra fiscales y auxiliares fiscales que trabajan o han trabajado en la Fiscalía Especial contra la Impunidad (FECI) del Ministerio Público (una ex fiscal y su abogada, y tres auxiliares fiscales, y la jefa de la FECI en Quetzaltenango). Lo anterior, según se indica, a raíz de denuncias interpuestas por personas afectadas por investigaciones contra la corrupción impulsadas por los fiscales y auxiliares fiscales en el marco de sus funciones y en colaboración con la Comisión Internacional contra la Impunidad en Guatemala (CICIG). Las referidas acciones tienen elementos para sospechar que podrían además constituir represalias por sus investigaciones en materia de corrupción.
Alleged victims: 8
30 May 2022
    31 Mar 2022
    Iraq
    JAL
    IRQ 2/2022
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • torture
Information received concerning the investigation against human rights defender Mr. Ali Akram al-Bayati.
Alleged victims: 1
27 Jun 2022
    31 Mar 2022
    Israel
    JAL
    ISR 2/2022
  • racism
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • housing
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
  • torture
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning allegations of housing discrimination against Palestinians through the zoning and planning regime in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, as well as allegations of excessive use of force, arbitrary detention, and collective punishment in response to protests in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.
Alleged victims: -
    31 Mar 2022
    Russian Federation
    JAL
    RUS 4/2022
  • human rights defenders
  • health
Information received concerning the alleged search in Mr. Abubakar Iangulbaev’s flat, his alleged questioning and seizure of electronic devices, as well as the alleged denial of access to legal assistance, all of which was reportedly in retaliation for his legitimate human rights work. We also bring to the attention of your Excellency’s Government the alleged use of force against his mother Mrs. Zarema Musaeva, her alleged arbitrary detention, criminalisation and denial of access to legal assistance. Moreover, we bring to the attention of your Excellency’s Government the alleged arbitrary detention of Mr. Abubakar Iangulbaev’s other relatives and the alleged smear campaign and physical threats against him and his family. Furthermore, we bring to the attention of your Excellency’s Government the alleged use of force against Mr. Sergey Babinets and two other lawyers affiliated with the Committee Against Torture, allegedly aimed at preventing them from providing legal assistance to Mrs. Zarema Musaeva.
Alleged victims: 3
28 Apr 2022
    31 Mar 2022
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
    SAU 6/2022
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
New information received concerning Mr. Abdullah al-Howaiti, who has been the subject of two previous communications by Special Procedures mandate holders (UA SAU 4/2021 and AL SAU 15/2021). These communications were based on credible allegations of the arbitrary arrest and torture of Mr. al-Howaiti to extract an incriminating confession, which led to his conviction and sentencing to death on 2 March 2022 by the Criminal Court in Tabouk for a crime he allegedly committed when he was a minor.
Alleged victims: 1
30 May 2022
    31 Mar 2022
    United States of America
    JUA
    USA 4/2022
  • executions
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information concerning the imminent execution of Ms. Melissa Lucio, scheduled to take place on 27 April 2022 in the State of Texas, following judicial proceedings that resulted in an allegedly hasty conviction based on inconclusive evidence and that failed to adequately address her lifetime experience of abuse, including gender-based violence.
Alleged victims: 1
    30 Mar 2022
    Delegation of the European Union
    JAL
    OTH 25/2022
  • foreign debt
  • development
  • international order
  • poverty
Information received concerning the statement on “Two-Pillar solution to address tax challenges arising from the digitalization of the economy” [hereafter- Two Pillar Solution], agreed upon on 8 October 2021, under the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework Base Erosion and Profit Shifting Project (BEPS). Concerns have been raised about the scope and contents of the announced agreement. Among those concerns, several low and middle-income countries consider that the agreement does not respond to their needs and would diminish their fiscal space, especially at a time when countries are seeking to recover from the crisis resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic. In turn, the Two Pillar Solution would negatively affect their ability to meet the needs of their populations and thus to realize human rights, particularly economic, social and cultural rights, and the right to development.
Alleged victims: -
    30 Mar 2022
    G20 Presidency of Indonesia
    JAL
    OTH 22/2022
  • foreign debt
  • development
  • international order
  • poverty
Information received concerning the statement on “Two-Pillar solution to address tax challenges arising from the digitalization of the economy” [hereafter- Two Pillar Solution], agreed upon on 8 October 2021, under the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework Base Erosion and Profit Shifting Project (BEPS). Concerns have been raised about the scope and contents of the announced agreement. Among those concerns, several low and middle-income countries consider that the agreement does not respond to their needs and would diminish their fiscal space, especially at a time when countries are seeking to recover from the crisis resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic. In turn, the Two Pillar Solution would negatively affect their ability to meet the needs of their populations and thus to realize human rights, particularly economic, social and cultural rights, and the right to development.
Alleged victims: -
    30 Mar 2022
    Group of 77
    JAL
    OTH 23/2022
  • foreign debt
  • development
  • international order
  • poverty
Information received concerning the statement on “Two-Pillar solution to address tax challenges arising from the digitalization of the economy” [hereafter- Two Pillar Solution], agreed upon on 8 October 2021, under the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework Base Erosion and Profit Shifting Project (BEPS). Concerns have been raised about the scope and contents of the announced agreement. Among those concerns, several low and middle-income countries consider that the agreement does not respond to their needs and would diminish their fiscal space, especially at a time when countries are seeking to recover from the crisis resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic. In turn, the Two Pillar Solution would negatively affect their ability to meet the needs of their populations and thus to realize human rights, particularly economic, social and cultural rights, and the right to development.
Alleged victims: -
    30 Mar 2022
    Intergovernmental Group of 24 (G-24)
    JAL
    OTH 24/2022
  • foreign debt
  • development
  • international order
  • poverty
Information received concerning the statement on “Two-Pillar solution to address tax challenges arising from the digitalization of the economy” [hereafter- Two Pillar Solution], agreed upon on 8 October 2021, under the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework Base Erosion and Profit Shifting Project (BEPS). Concerns have been raised about the scope and contents of the announced agreement. Among those concerns, several low and middle-income countries consider that the agreement does not respond to their needs and would diminish their fiscal space, especially at a time when countries are seeking to recover from the crisis resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic. In turn, the Two Pillar Solution would negatively affect their ability to meet the needs of their populations and thus to realize human rights, particularly economic, social and cultural rights, and the right to development.
Alleged victims: -
    30 Mar 2022
    Nigeria
    JAL
    NGA 2/2022
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning survivors of the Lekki shooting of 20 October 2020, including witnesses in the JPI inquiry, Ms Ibeh Kamsyochukwu (‘Kamsi’), and Ms. Dabira Adeyinka. Ms. Kamsyochukwu and Ms. Adeyinka are human rights defenders and members of the #EndSARS movement, and Ms Adeyinka is also the coordinator of the support group for the victims of the Lekki Tollgate shooting.
Alleged victims: 2
13 Apr 2022
    30 Mar 2022
    OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
    JAL
    OTH 21/2022
  • foreign debt
  • development
  • international order
  • poverty
Information received concerning the statement on “Two-Pillar solution to address tax challenges arising from the digitalization of the economy” [hereafter- Two Pillar Solution], agreed upon on 8 October 2021, under the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework Base Erosion and Profit Shifting Project (BEPS). Concerns have been raised about the scope and contents of the announced agreement. Among those concerns, several low and middle-income countries consider that the agreement does not respond to their needs and would diminish their fiscal space, especially at a time when countries are seeking to recover from the crisis resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic. In turn, the Two Pillar Solution would negatively affect their ability to meet the needs of their populations and thus to realize human rights, particularly economic, social and cultural rights, and the right to development.
Alleged victims: -
27 Apr 2022
    30 Mar 2022
    Poland
    JAL
    POL 3/2022
  • migrants
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • health
  • torture
Information received concerning the situation of migrants and asylum seekers, including families and children, attempting to reach Poland through its border with Belarus. Concerns include persons allegedly stranded at the border, as well as those who are held in detention facilities in Poland, where they are allegedly subjected to dire conditions of detention.
Alleged victims: 1800
27 May 2022
    29 Mar 2022
    Germany
    AL
    DEU 2/2022
  • torture
Information received concerning the practical compliance with Germany’s obligations pertaining to the prohibition and prevention of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, in follow-up to the State’s response regarding allegations of excessive use of force by law enforcement.
Alleged victims: 3
31 May 2022
20 Jul 2022
    29 Mar 2022
    Netherlands
    AL
    NLD 4/2022
  • torture
Information received regarding reported cases of excessive use of force by law enforcement officers against protestors, during the course of several protests since January 2021, in apparent violation of the principles of legality, necessity, proportionality and precaution.
Alleged victims: -
20 Jul 2022
    29 Mar 2022
    Switzerland
    JAL
    CHE 3/2022
  • torture
  • African Descent
  • arbitrary Detention
Informations reçues concernant les violations graves des droits humains d'une personne y compris des allégations de torture et autres peines ou traitements cruels, inhumains ou dégradants perpétrés à son encontre, durant la période de 2006 à 2022.
Alleged victims: 1
27 May 2022
    28 Mar 2022
    Russian Federation
    JAL
    RUS 3/2022
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning alleged violations of fundamental freedoms in the Russian Federation in the context of the ongoing and nation-wide peaceful protests against the invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces that have taken place on a daily basis since 24 February 2022. In particular, we call attention to various alleged human rights violations reportedly committed in response to these protests, including instances of excessive use of force against protesters and the mass arrests of participants in these rallies, as well as a broader pattern of heightened restrictions to fundamental freedoms in the build-up to these protests. The issue of the use of excessive force against peaceful protesters by members of the police force was previously the subject of several communications issued by United Nations special procedures, including RUS 2/2021 and RUS 6/2019. We appreciate the replies to RUS 6/2019, received on 28 November 2019, as well as to RUS 2/2021, received on 20 April 2021.
Alleged victims: 2
    28 Mar 2022
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
    SAU 5/2022
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the execution, on 12 March 2022, of 81 persons, on terrorism-related charges.
Alleged victims: 3
25 May 2022
    28 Mar 2022
    Singapore
    JUA
    SGP 3/2022
  • executions
  • torture
Information received concerning the imminent execution of Mr. Abdul Kahar bin Othman, scheduled for 30 March 2022, following trial proceedings based on statements he allegedly made under duress for a drug-related offense, which do not meet the threshold of “most serious crimes” as required when the death penalty is imposed.
Alleged victims: 1
05 Apr 2022
    23 Mar 2022
    Paraguay
    JAL
    PRY 1/2022
  • housing
  • food
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Información recibida en relación con el desplazamiento de más de 1.000 familias que fueron desalojadas de sus territorios en 13 operativos distintos realizados entre mayo y noviembre de 2021. La mayoría de las familias desalojadas corresponden a pueblos indígenas de la parcialidad Avá Guaraní.
Alleged victims: 1056
15 Jun 2022
    22 Mar 2022
    Bangladesh
    JAL
    BGD 1/2022
  • religion or belief
  • disappearances
  • minority issues
  • torture
Information received concerning the desecration and destruction of the Gayanasarana Buddha Monastery located in Falaharia, Chittagong district, the perpetrated violence against its monks, members of the Buddhist minority, which led to the enforced disappearance and death of Mr. Ronankor Vikku, as well as the prolonged detention and judicial harassment of the monastery’s principle, Venerable Saranankar Mahathera.
Alleged victims: 2
    22 Mar 2022
    Türkiye
    JUA
    TUR 4/2022
  • executions
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged imminent deportation of a person from Turkey to the Islamic Republic of Iran where he may risk the death penalty.
Alleged victims: 1
16 May 2022
16 May 2022
16 May 2022
16 May 2022
    21 Mar 2022
    Egypt
    JAL
    EGY 2/2022
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • terrorism
Information received concerning charges against Mr. Patrick Zaki, and a travel ban against, and the continued freeze of assets as well as pending charges against Mr. Gasser Abdel Razek, Mr. Karim Ennarah, and Mr. Mohamed Bashir, as well as a travel ban against and a freeze of assets of Mr. Hossam Bahgat, founder of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR).
Alleged victims: 6
    21 Mar 2022
    Türkiye
    JAL
    TUR 3/2022
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • terrorism
Information we have received concerning the charges against and alleged arbitrary arrest and detention of journalist Ms. Sedef Kabaş in relation to critical comments she made about H.E President Erdoğan on television and on social media.
Alleged victims: 1
20 May 2022
    18 Mar 2022
    Kazakhstan
    JAL
    KAZ 2/2022
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received about the detention of Mr. Lukpan Akhmedyarov.
Alleged victims: 1
16 May 2022
    17 Mar 2022
    Egypt
    JAL
    EGY 1/2022
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the violations of due process and fair trial standards in the sentencing of human rights lawyer, Mohamed El-Baqer by Egypt’s Emergency State Security Misdemeanours Court in December 2021; the continued inclusion of his name on the terrorist watch list despite lack of evidence; his continued pre-trial detention in connection with another case; and the threat of a long term prison sentence.
Alleged victims: 1
    17 Mar 2022
    Mexico
    JAL
    MEX 4/2022
  • arbitrary Detention
  • human rights defenders
  • women and girls
información recibida en relación con los alegatos de investigaciones penales y otros actos de intimidación y represalia por cooperar con las Naciones Unidas en la esfera de los derechos humanos en México, en contra de Salvador Leyva Morelos Zaragoza, Verónica Jazmín Berber Calle y Elvira Claudia Mejía Hernández, en particular, por haberse desempeñado como defensores de los derechos humanos de la Sra. Brenda Quevedo ante el Grupo de Trabajo sobre la Detención Arbitraria y por haber ejercido acciones destinadas a la implementación de la opinión 45/2020.
Alleged victims: 3
10 Oct 2022
    17 Mar 2022
    Tunisia
    JAL
    TUN 3/2022
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant l’usage excessif de la force lors des arrestations et des disparitions forcées alléguées de MM. Noureddine Bhiri et Fathi Beldi, dans le cadre d’une mesure d’assignation à résidence, ainsi que les mesures de représailles qui auraient été prises à l’encontre de M. Abdelrazzak Al Kilani, l’avocat de M. Bhiri.
Alleged victims: 3
08 Jun 2022
    14 Mar 2022
    General Min Aung Hlaing
    JAL
    OTH 11/2022
  • internally displaced persons
  • executions
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • housing
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • religion or belief
  • violence against women
Information received concerning violations of human rights and international humanitarian law committed in the context of Tatmadaw operations across Myanmar, which have included deliberate attacks against civilians, summary executions, indiscriminate attacks on population centers, arbitrary detentions, the widespread destruction of civilian homes and structures and the looting of civilian property, gender-based violence against women, including sexual violence, the use of civilians as human shields, the occupation of medical facilities and threats against healthcare workers, the obstruction of humanitarian aid, the use of starvation as a weapon of war, the targeting of religious personnel and persecution of minorities and individuals based on their perceived religious affiliation, and mass forced displacement with limited prospects for durable solutions.
Alleged victims: 441500
    14 Mar 2022
    World Health Organisation
    JAL
    OTH 12/2022
  • violence against women
  • health
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the inadequate response by the World Health Organization (WHO) to allegations of sexual exploitation and abuses during the 10th Ebola response in North Kivu and Ituri, the Democratic Republic of the Congo from August 2018 to June 2020 that may have prevented a fair and thorough investigation of crimes of sexual harassment, exploitation, and abuse, allegedly committed by persons who are WHO personnel and contractors and may have weakened the accountability for these crimes allowing perpetrators of these crimes to go unpunished.
Alleged victims: -
20 May 2022
    11 Mar 2022
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
    IRN 2/2022
  • health
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • minority issues
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the lengthy prison sentences against Mr. Kamal Sharifi and Mr. Hamzeh Darwish, two Iranians from the Kurdish and Sunni minority respectively, after they were both convicted of moharebeh (taking up arms to take lives or property and to create fear in the public). There are serious concerns in both cases related to due process, adherence to fair trial guarantees, alleged use of torture to extract forced confessions, and their health condition while in detention.
Alleged victims: 2
20 Jun 2022
    11 Mar 2022
    Pakistan
    AL
    PAK 1/2022
  • executions
Information received regarding the alleged lack of investigations in compliance international standards into the killing of Dr. Anwer Laghari in 2015.
Alleged victims: 2
    11 Mar 2022
    Spain
    AL
    ESP 4/2022
  • water and sanitation
Información recibida en relación al crecimiento abusivo del regadío con fines productivos en determinadas zonas del país que genera procesos de sobreexplotación y contaminación de acuíferos utilizados por la población como fuentes de agua potable para consumo humano.
Alleged victims: 166001
03 Jun 2022
    11 Mar 2022
    Tajikistan
    JAL
    TJK 1/2022
  • minority issues
  • education
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • torture
Information received concerning the use of lethal and excessive force against protesters in the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast (GBAO) of Tajikistan followed by the shutdown of mobile internet services and subsequent threats and harassment of the members of the Pamiri minority.
Alleged victims: 3
    10 Mar 2022
    Belarus
    JAL
    BLR 1/2022
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Belarus
Information received concerning the arrest, detention and conviction of Mr. Sudalenka as a possible reprisal for his human rights work and the exercise of his profession as lawyer to his clients.
Alleged victims: 1
    10 Mar 2022
    Colombia
    JAL
    COL 3/2022
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • indigenous peoples
Información recibida en relación con las muertes de los defensores de los derechos humanos los Señores Marcos Fidel Camayo Güetio, Guillermo Chicame Ipia y José Albeiro Camayo Güetio y el niño Breiner David Cucuñame López durante ataques de actores armados no estatales en el resguardo indígena de las Delicias, municipio de Buenos Aires, departamento del Cauca, y el aumento de atentados, amenazas y otras agresiones en el territorio y contra integrantes del Pueblo Nasa en la zona norte del Departamento del Cauca.
Alleged victims: 4
06 May 2022
    09 Mar 2022
    Mexico
    JAL
    MEX 2/2022
  • disappearances
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida en relación con las agresiones en contra de la señora Alma Rosa Villalobos Valdés e integrantes de su familia, quienes habrían sido detenidos, golpeados y sometidos a otros malos tratos por agentes de la Agencia de Investigación Criminal de Guanajuato (AIC). La señora Villalobos es integrante de la organización Hasta Encontrarte, un colectivo dedicado a proteger y defender los derechos humanos de las mujeres víctimas de la desaparición u homicidios en el estado de Guanajuato.
Alleged victims: 5
19 Oct 2022
    08 Mar 2022
    Accor
    AL
    OTH 18/2022
  • poverty
Information regarding the human rights violations and abuses allegedly committed in the implementation of the Mandalika urban development and tourism project (Ref: OTH177/2021). I appreciate your comprehensive reply dated 24 August 2021, which I have carefully reviewed. I have also examined replies received from the Government of Indonesia and other concerned parties, as well as information made available to me by other stakeholders in order to further consider the situation and clarify outstanding issues to addressed.
Alleged victims: 1
09 May 2022
    08 Mar 2022
    Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
    AL
    OTH 17/2022
  • poverty
Information regarding the human rights violations and abuses allegedly committed in the implementation of the Mandalika urban development and tourism project (Ref: OTH24/2021). I appreciate your comprehensive reply dated 3 May 2021, which I have carefully reviewed. I have also examined replies received from the Government of Indonesia and other concerned parties, as well as information made available to me by other stakeholders in order to further consider the situation and clarify outstanding issues to addressed.
Alleged victims: 1
03 May 2022
    08 Mar 2022
    Club Med
    AL
    OTH 19/2022
  • poverty
Information regarding the human rights violations and abuses allegedly committed in the implementation of the Mandalika urban development and tourism project (Ref: OTH178/2021). I appreciate your comprehensive reply dated 21 May 2021, which I have carefully reviewed. I have also examined replies received from the Government of Indonesia and other concerned parties, as well as information made available to me by other stakeholders in order to further consider the situation and clarify outstanding issues to addressed.
Alleged victims: 1
    08 Mar 2022
    Indonesia
    AL
    IDN 1/2022
  • poverty
Information regarding the human rights violations and abuses allegedly committed in the implementation of the Mandalika urban development and tourism project (Ref: AL IDN 5/2021). I appreciate the reply of your Excellency’s Government dated 3 May 2021, which I have carefully reviewed. I have also examined replies received from other concerned parties and information made available to me by other stakeholders, in order to further consider the situation and clarify outstanding issues to addressed.
Alleged victims: 1
04 May 2022
    08 Mar 2022
    Vinci Construction Grands Projets
    AL
    OTH 20/2022
  • poverty
Information regarding the human rights violations and abuses allegedly committed in the implementation of the Mandalika urban development and tourism project (Ref: OTH 180/2021). I appreciate your comprehensive reply dated 25 May 2021, which I have carefully reviewed. I have also examined replies received from the Government of Indonesia and other concerned parties, as well as information made available to me by other stakeholders in order to further consider the situation and clarify outstanding issues to addressed.
Alleged victims: 1
06 May 2022
    03 Mar 2022
    Chad
    JAL
    TCD 2/2022
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • cultural rights
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
The authorities are aware of certain deaths which is proven by death certificates issued by the government.
Alleged victims: 35
11 May 2022
    03 Mar 2022
    Netherlands
    JAL
    NLD 3/2022
  • business
  • environment
  • food
  • toxics and human rights
Information received regarding the human rights impact of oil spills on the Callao maritime coastline at the facilities of the La Pampilla S.A.A. Refinery or Relapasa, a subsidiary of Repsol Peru B.V., which forms part of the Spanish Repsol group.
Alleged victims: 1
    03 Mar 2022
    Peru
    JAL
    PER 3/2022
  • business
  • environment
  • food
  • toxics and human rights
información recibida en relación con el impacto sobre los derechos humanos de los derrames de petróleo en el litoral marítimo del Callao en las instalaciones de la Refinería La Pampilla S.A.A o Relapasa, una subsidiaria de Repsol Perú B.V. que forma parte del grupo español Repsol.
Alleged victims: 1
05 May 2022
    03 Mar 2022
    Refineria La Pampilla SAA
    JAL
    OTH 15/2022
  • business
  • environment
  • food
  • toxics and human rights
Información recibida en relación con el impacto sobre los derechos humanos de los derrames de petróleo en el litoral marítimo del Callao en las instalaciones de la Refinería La Pampilla S.A.A o Relapasa, una subsidiaria de Repsol Perú B.V., que forma parte del grupo español Repsol S.A.
Alleged victims: 1
    03 Mar 2022
    Repsol Peru BV
    JAL
    OTH 14/2022
  • business
  • environment
  • food
  • toxics and human rights
Información recibida en relación con el impacto sobre los derechos humanos de los derrames de petróleo en el litoral marítimo del Callao en las instalaciones de la Refinería La Pampilla S.A.A o Relapasa, una subsidiaria de Repsol Perú B.V., que forma parte del grupo español Repsol S.A.
Alleged victims: 1
    03 Mar 2022
    Repsol S.A.
    JAL
    OTH 13/2022
  • business
  • environment
  • food
  • toxics and human rights
Información recibida en relación con el impacto sobre los derechos humanos de los derrames de petróleo en el litoral marítimo del Callao en las instalaciones de la Refinería La Pampilla S.A.A o Relapasa, una subsidiaria de Repsol Perú B.V., que forma parte del grupo español Repsol S.A.
Alleged victims: 1
31 Mar 2022
    03 Mar 2022
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
    SAU 3/2022
  • torture
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the arrest and detention of Messrs. Hemdullah Abduweli and Nurmemet Rozi, both Chinese nationals belonging to the Muslim Uyghur ethnicity, at risk of being forcibly returned from Saudi Arabia to the People’s Republic of China, despite the potential risk of torture and other forms of ill-treatment.
Alleged victims: 2
29 Apr 2022
    03 Mar 2022
    Spain
    JAL
    ESP 2/2022
  • business
  • environment
  • food
  • toxics and human rights
Información recibida en relación con el impacto sobre los derechos humanos de los derrames de petróleo en el litoral marítimo del Callao en las instalaciones de la Refinería La Pampilla S.A.A o Relapasa, una subsidiaria de Repsol Perú B.V. que forma parte del grupo español Repsol.
Alleged victims: 1
06 May 2022
    03 Mar 2022
    Yemen
    AL
    YEM 1/2022
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received concerning allegations regarding irregularities in the appointment of the new Attorney General, and the subsequent strike by the Judiciary in Yemen’s Southern governorates as well as forced closure of judicial facilities are affecting access to justice and the right to a fair trial in the country.
Alleged victims: -
    02 Mar 2022
    Netherlands
    JAL
    NLD 2/2022
  • migrants
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged use of automatic immigration detention of Venezuelan migrants and asylum seekers, including children, arriving irregularly to Curaçao, where they are held in dire conditions of detention for indefinite periods of time.
Alleged victims: -
29 Apr 2022
    02 Mar 2022
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    JAL
    GBR 4/2022
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • education
  • human rights defenders
Information received regarding threats against academic and human rights lawyer, Mr. Colin Harvey.
Alleged victims: 1
17 Jun 2022