Communications report to session 41 of the Human Rights Council, communications sent from 01 Dec 2018 to 28 Feb 2019 and their replies received until 30 Apr 2019. Some names of individuals or other information have been rendered anonymous or otherwise unidentifiable.


Date, Country,
Type and
ref. no. of
communication
Mandates Summary Replies
received
    28 Feb 2019
    Other actors
    JOL
    OTH 7/2019
  • disappearances
  • environment
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Information received regarding alleged attacks and renewed harassment of the indigenous Karen peoples in the Kaeng Krachan Forest Complex (KKFC) by officials of the National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department and over the failure to ensure accountability for these violations.
Alleged victims: 3
19 Mar 2019
    28 Feb 2019
    Other actors
    JOL
    OTH 8/2019
  • disappearances
  • environment
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Information received regarding alleged attacks and renewed harassment of the indigenous Karen peoples in the Kaeng Krachan Forest Complex (KKFC) by officials of the National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department and over the failure to ensure accountability for these violations.
Alleged victims: 3
08 Mar 2019
    28 Feb 2019
    Tunisia
    JAL
    TUN 2/2019
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
Informations reçues concernant des tentatives d’entrave à l’exercice de la liberté d’association de l’association Shams.
Alleged victims: -
15 Mar 2019
    27 Feb 2019
    South Sudan
    JAL
    SSD 1/2019
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • terrorism
Allegations concerning the arrest, arbitrary detention and investigation of Mr. Peter Biar Ajak.
Alleged victims: 1
    26 Feb 2019
    Spain
    JAL
    ESP 1/2019
  • executions
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • privacy
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida sobre alegaciones acerca del posible impacto de las actuaciones del estado Español en relación con la criminalización de la labor en favor de los derechos humanos de los migrantes de una defensora de derechos humanos, y con respeto a alegaciones de declaraciones difamatorias contra su organización.
Alleged victims: 1
30 Apr 2019
    26 Feb 2019
    Sri Lanka
    OL
    LKA 1/2019
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the adoption of national legislation to repeal and replace the Prevention of Terrorism Act of 1978.
Alleged victims: -
    25 Feb 2019
    Ethiopia
    UA
    ETH 1/2019
  • housing
Information received concerning the ongoing forced evictions and demolitions of houses started on 19 February, in Legetafo Legedai city, Oromia Region, without consultation with, and compensation for the affected individuals.
Alleged victims: 3000
30 Apr 2019
    25 Feb 2019
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
    SAU 5/2019
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received concerning Mr Kashoggi's killing.
Alleged victims: 5
23 Apr 2019
    24 Feb 2019
    Brazil
    JOL
    BRA 1/2019
  • environment
  • food
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the closure of the National Council of Food and Nutrition Security (CONSEA), which could have a severe negative impact on the realization of the rights to food and water in the country, and in particular for persons living in poverty and indigenous peoples.
Alleged victims: -
27 Feb 2019
    22 Feb 2019
    Colombia
    JUA
    COL 1/2019
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • human rights defenders
  • truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Información recibida en relación a amenazas de muerte y actos de intimidación cometidos en contra de la Sra. Alfamir Castillo Bermúdez, su abogado el Sr. German Romero Sánchez, y la Fundación Nydia Erika Bautista y sus integrantes, en relación con el juicio del general Mario Montoya Uribe.
Alleged victims: 7
16 Apr 2019
    22 Feb 2019
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
    SAU 4/2019
  • education
  • privacy
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning legislation and social practices of “male guardianship” in Saudi Arabia, including the mobile phone application ‘Absher’, which seem to contravene international human rights norms and standards as outlined below.
Alleged victims: -
17 Apr 2019
    22 Feb 2019
    Sierra Leone
    JOL
    SLE 1/2019
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the Development Cooperation Framework (DCF) (2019-2023), which defines the overall objectives and principles surrounding the development partnership as well as undertakings by the various partners supporting development process in the country and recently submitted to the Cabinet.
Alleged victims: -
01 Mar 2019
    21 Feb 2019
    Thailand
    JAL
    THA 2/2019
  • disappearances
  • environment
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Information received regarding alleged attacks and renewed harassment of the indigenous Karen peoples in the Kaeng Krachan Forest Complex (KKFC) by officials of the National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department and over the failure to ensure accountability for these violations.
Alleged victims: 3
23 Apr 2019
    18 Feb 2019
    Croatia
    JAL
    CRO 1/2019
  • health
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning hundreds of alarming cases of violence and abuse against women during the performance of medical procedures related to their reproductive health in Croatia.
Alleged victims: 500
11 Apr 2019
    18 Feb 2019
    Indonesia
    JAL
    IDN 3/2019
  • arbitrary Detention
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • racism
  • torture
Information received concerning the use of a snake by the police in Papua, while interrogating an indigenous Papuan minor.
Alleged victims: 1
08 Mar 2019
    15 Feb 2019
    Egypt
    JAL
    EGY 2/2019
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • racism
Information received about Mr. Hatim Farajallah, a Palestinian, born and residing in Saudi Arabia, and his father Mr. Majid Farajallah, who are members of the Palestinian minority and find themselves in a stateless-like situation
Alleged victims: 2
    15 Feb 2019
    India
    OL
    IND 3/2019
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning The Information Technology [Intermediaries Guidelines (Amendment) Rules] 2018 (“the proposed Amendment”) and its potential implications for the right to freedom of expression in India.
Alleged victims: -
    15 Feb 2019
    Netherlands
    JAL
    NLD 1/2019
  • African Descent
  • racism
Response to the Governement reply on NLD 1/2018 regarding the forcible removal and continued separation of seven children of African descent from their parents, Mr. Jude Kasangaki and Ms. Anita Mavita, refugees of African descent living in the Netherlands
Alleged victims: 2
    15 Feb 2019
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
    SAU 2/2019
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • racism
Information received about Mr. Hatim Farajallah, a Palestinian, born and residing in Saudi Arabia, and his father Mr. Majid Farajallah, who are members of the Palestinian minority and find themselves in a stateless-like situation
Alleged victims: 2
05 Apr 2019
    15 Feb 2019
    Sudan
    JUA
    SDN 1/2019
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • Sudan
  • torture
Information received concerning the excessive use of force by security forces and crackdown against protestors and journalists in Sudan.
Alleged victims: -
20 Feb 2019
    14 Feb 2019
    United States of America
    OL
    USA 2/2019
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the proposed law “S.1—Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act of 2019” (“S.1”), specifically “Title IV—Combating BDS Act of 2019” (“Title IV”).
Alleged victims: -
    13 Feb 2019
    Australia
    JAL
    AUS 1/2019
  • business
  • environment
  • food
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the failure of the Government of the Philippines to protect the human rights of the indigenous peoples and local communities living near Dipidio, Nueva Vizcaya Province
Alleged victims: -
    13 Feb 2019
    Benin
    OL
    BEN 1/2019
  • food
Projet de loi sur la protection des variétés végétales et les droits des agriculteurs soumis au Parlement en janvier 2019 pour adoption, qui porte sur l’adhésion à la Convention internationale pour la protection des obtentions végétales de 1991.
Alleged victims: -
    13 Feb 2019
    Cuba
    JAL
    CUB 1/2019
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • privacy
Información recibida en relación con el supuesto filtrado y bloqueo de mensajes llamando al voto negativo en el referéndum constitucional que se celebrará el 24 de febrero de 2019, enviados a través del servicio de mensajes cortos (SMS) de la empresa pública ETECSA (Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Cuba, Sociedad Anónima).
Alleged victims: -
21 Feb 2019
    13 Feb 2019
    Ghana
    JAL
    GHA 1/2019
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the killing of investigative journalist Mr. Ahmed Hussein-Suale Divela by unknown assailants.
Alleged victims: 1
    13 Feb 2019
    India
    JOL
    IND 2/2019
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the adoption, on 8 January 2019, by the Lok Sabha (House of the People) of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016.
Alleged victims: -
    13 Feb 2019
    Indonesia
    JOL
    IDN 2/2019
  • health
  • privacy
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
Information received concerning discriminatory policy proposals and actions by local government officials in West Java province against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans (LGBT) people.
Alleged victims: -
    13 Feb 2019
    Other actors
    JAL
    OTH 2/2019
  • business
  • environment
  • food
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the adverse human rights impacts that your company has contributed to in Didipio, Nueva Vizcava Province, in the Philippines, including with regard to the human rights of indigenous peoples residing in the region and the overall environmental degradation.
Alleged victims: -
21 Feb 2019
12 Apr 2019
    13 Feb 2019
    Philippines
    JAL
    PHL 1/2019
  • business
  • environment
  • food
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the failure of the Government of the Philippines to protect the human rights of the indigenous peoples and local communities living near Dipidio, Nueva Vizcaya Province, and the overall environmental degradation in this region, which are resulting from the exploitation of a gold and copper mine by OceanaGold Corporation, an Australia-based mining company.
Alleged victims: -
15 Feb 2019
    13 Feb 2019
    Russian Federation
    JAL
    RUS 2/2019
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received concerning the forthcoming disbarment of Mr. Emil Kurbedinov, allegedly as an act of reprisal for his legitimate work in defence of human rights.
Alleged victims: 1
06 Mar 2019
    12 Feb 2019
    Australia
    OL
    AUS 2/2019
  • privacy
Response to the correspondence received from the Australian Government on 30 August 2018 in relation to the legislative gap identified in the protection of the right to privacy in Australia and the complaint received concerning the violation of the right to privacy.
Alleged victims: -
04 Apr 2019
    12 Feb 2019
    Egypt
    JUA
    EGY 1/2019
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the arrest and alleged enforced disappearance of a journalist and human rights defender.
Alleged victims: 1
    12 Feb 2019
    Ireland
    JOL
    IRL 1/2019
  • migrants
  • racism
  • slavery
  • trafficking in persons
Information received concerning the Atypical Working Scheme (AWS) for Sea fishers, launched in 2016 to respond to allegations of trafficking in persons and severe forms of labour exploitation against migrant fishermen in the country and its alleged shortcomings according to international law standards.
Alleged victims: -
12 Apr 2019
08 May 2019
    12 Feb 2019
    United Arab Emirates
    JUA
    ARE 2/2019
  • health
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged torture and ill-treatment due to the conditions of detention and lack of appropriate medical treatment, resulting in the deteriorating health of Emirati nationals
Alleged victims: 3
14 Mar 2019
    11 Feb 2019
    France
    JAL
    FRA 2/2019
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant des des allégations d’usage excessif de la force au cours de diverses manifestations du mouvement des «gilets jaunes», organisées depuis mi-novembre 2018, ayant occasionné des blessures de plusieurs manifestants, mais aussi des arrestations et des violations aux droits à la liberté d’expression et de réunion pacifique.
Alleged victims: -
11 Apr 2019
    11 Feb 2019
    Russian Federation
    JUA
    RUS 1/2019
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Information received in connection with allegations of new acts of persecution against people who are or are perceived to be gay, bisexual or lesbian in Chechnya
Alleged victims: 40
    08 Feb 2019
    Nigeria
    AL
    NGA 1/2019
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received concerning the suspension and replacement of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Honourable Justice Walter Nkanu Samuel Onnoghen, which appear to be in contravention of international human rights standards relating to the independence of the judiciary.
Alleged victims: 1
    08 Feb 2019
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
    SAU 1/2019
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning torture, sexual harassment and ill-treatment of six women human rights defenders in prison.
Alleged victims: 6
05 Apr 2019
    08 Feb 2019
    Turkmenistan
    JAL
    TKM 1/2019
  • arbitrary Detention
  • human rights defenders
  • slavery
Information received concerning forced labour in the cotton sector and the arbitrary detention of labour rights defender, Mr. Gaspar Matalaev.
Alleged victims: 1
    07 Feb 2019
    Belarus
    JAL
    BLR 1/2019
  • Belarus
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the judicial harassment against Mr. Alies Burakoŭ, a human rights defender and journalist, editor of the human rights web platform “Human rights in Mahilioŭ” (the regional website of the Human Rights Center “Viasna”), and member of non-governmental organization “Viasna”.
Alleged victims: 1
25 Mar 2019
    06 Feb 2019
    Indonesia
    JAL
    IDN 1/2019
  • business
  • environment
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • human rights defenders
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the alleged failure to protect against human rights abuses linked to coal mining operations in East Kalimantan Province, including violations of rights to life, to water and sanitation, to food, and to a clean and safe environment. We would also like to bring your attention information concerning alleged harassment and attacks against JATAM (Mining Advocacy Network), an environmental non-governmental organisation, for denouncing this situation.
Alleged victims: 31
    06 Feb 2019
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    AL
    VEN 1/2019
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Información recibida en relación con la supuesta falta de independencia de la judicatura y fiscalía de Venezuela, incluido el Tribunal Supremo de Justicia.
Alleged victims: -
    05 Feb 2019
    Malawi
    JAL
    MWI 1/2019
  • albinism
  • disability
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning human rights violations against two persons with albinism, namely, the killing of Mr. Yassin Phiri on 31 December 2018, and the abduction of one-year old Eunice Nkonjera, on 22 January 2019, for the alleged purposes
Alleged victims: 2
    04 Feb 2019
    Mexico
    JOL
    MEX 1/2019
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
nformación recibida relativa a las reformas constitucionales aprobadas el pasado 16 de enero por la Cámara de Diputados sobre la Guardia Nacional y otros temas relevantes
Alleged victims: -
    01 Feb 2019
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    JAL
    GBR 13/2018
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the prosecution on terrorism related charges of fifteen human rights defenders
Alleged victims: 15
    30 Jan 2019
    Guatemala
    JAL
    GTM 1/2019
  • foreign debt
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Información recibida sobre el presunto incumplimiento de las obligaciones estatales de proteger, respetar y garantizar la independencia judicial, asegurar un entorno propicio para la labor de jueces y juezas, magistrados y magistradas, y fiscales, así como fortalecer la lucha contra los flujos ilícitos de fondos.
Alleged victims: -
23 Apr 2019
    30 Jan 2019
    Israel
    JUA
    ISR 2/2019
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest, detention, enforced disappearance and death of Mr. Saleh Omar Barghouthi and subsequent punitive measures imposed on his family since 12 December 2018.
Alleged victims: 11
    30 Jan 2019
    Other actors
    JAL
    OTH 1/2019
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • slavery
Information received concerning the judicial harassment of a human rights defender, Ms. Sutharree Wannasiri and Mr. Nam Win, a migrant worker from Myanmar
Alleged victims: 2
    30 Jan 2019
    Thailand
    JAL
    THA 1/2019
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • slavery
Information received concerning the judicial harassment of a human rights defender, Ms. Sutharree Wannasiri and Mr. Nam Win, a migrant worker from Myanmar
Alleged victims: 2
23 May 2019
    30 Jan 2019
    Turkey
    AL
    TUR 2/2019
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received concerning the allegedly arbitrary arrest, detention and conviction of the President of the Independent Turkish Judges Association YARSAV, judge Murat Arslan.
Alleged victims: 1
27 Mar 2019
    29 Jan 2019
    Zimbabwe
    JUA
    ZWE 1/2019
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning allegations of the violent repression of protests and excessive use of force by Zimbabwean security forces and the arrest of a number of human rights defenders, including Mr. Japhet Moyo.
Alleged victims: 17
30 Apr 2019
    28 Jan 2019
    Ecuador
    AL
    ECU 2/2019
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Información recibida en relación con el supuesto incumplimiento de las obligaciones estatales de proteger, respetar y garantizar la independencia e imparcialidad judicial en el país. En particular, se ha remitido a esta relatoría información sobre la posible falta de imparcialidad de los tribunales encargados de las investigaciones respecto de los procesos iniciados contra el ex presidente de Ecuador, D. Rafael Vicente Correa Delgado.
Alleged victims: 1
29 Mar 2019
29 Mar 2019
29 Mar 2019
29 Mar 2019
29 Mar 2019
29 Mar 2019
29 Mar 2019
29 Mar 2019
29 Mar 2019
    28 Jan 2019
    France
    AL
    FRA 1/2019
  • hazardous substances
Informations reçues concernant les conséquences persistantes du programme des essais nucléaires menés par la République française en Polynésie française entre 1966 et 1996 et les violations des droits de l'homme présumées que les populations locales ont subies et continuent de subir en raison de ce programme, notamment le droit à la vie, le droit à la santé, les droits de l'enfant, le droit à l’information et aux remèdes judicaires.
Alleged victims: -
    28 Jan 2019
    Spain
    JAL
    ESP 5/2018
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida en relación con la prisión preventiva del Sr. Jordi Cuixart.
Alleged victims: 1
28 Feb 2019
08 May 2019
    28 Jan 2019
    Ukraine
    OL
    UKR 1/2019
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received concerning the draft law on “The Bar and Practice of Law”, which includes a number of provisions that could jeopardise the free and independent exercise of the legal profession and the capacity of the national bar association to defend the interests of their members and the independence of the legal profession in general.
Alleged victims: -
    25 Jan 2019
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
    IRN 1/2019
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • torture
  • violence against women
Information received concerning Mr. Esmail Bakhshi and Ms. Sepideh Gholian, who were reportedly arrested in Khuzestan Province on 20 January 2019. The current location of Mr. Bakhshi and Ms. Gholian is not certain.
Alleged victims: 2
15 Apr 2019
    25 Jan 2019
    Lebanon
    JUA
    LBN 1/2019
  • arbitrary Detention
  • health
  • torture
Information received concerning allegations of arbitrary detention, torture and ill-treatment of Mr. Hassan Toufic Dika.
Alleged victims: 1
    23 Jan 2019
    Algeria
    JAL
    DZA 5/2018
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant des allégations relatives à l’arrestation et la détention de journalistes et d’un défenseur des droits de l’homme ainsi qu’à des possibles mesures de représailles envers la famille d’un bloggeur algérien habitant en France.
Alleged victims: 6
02 Apr 2019
    23 Jan 2019
    Central African Republic
    JAL
    CAF 1/2018
  • Central African Republic
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • international order
  • mercenaries
Information received concerning the killing of three Russian journalists, Mr. Orkhan Djemal, Mr. Alexander Rastorguev; and Mr. Kirill Radchenko, in the Central African Republic.
Alleged victims: 3
    23 Jan 2019
    Russian Federation
    JAL
    RUS 23/2018
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • international order
  • mercenaries
Information received concerning the killing of three Russian journalists, Mr. Orkhan Djemal, Mr. Alexander Rastorguev; and Mr. Kirill Radchenko, in the Central African Republic.
Alleged victims: 3
12 Apr 2019
    21 Jan 2019
    Myanmar
    JOL
    MMR 5/2018
  • food
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • minority issues
  • Myanmar
  • poverty
In this connection, we would like to bring to the attention of your Excellency’s Government information we have received concerning the Vacant, Fallow and Virgin Lands Management Law 2012 as amended by the Law Amending the Vacant, Fallow and Virgin Lands Management Law 2018 (Law).
Alleged victims: -
    18 Jan 2019
    India
    AL
    IND 31/2018
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning alleged threats against WhatsApp to bring legal penalties if it fails to provide private user information to your Excellency’s Government.
Alleged victims: -
    18 Jan 2019
    Mozambique
    JUA
    MOZ 1/2019
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the arrest of the journalist, Mr. Amade Abubacar, and his subsequent incommunicado detention in a military prison.
Alleged victims: 1
23 Jan 2019
    18 Jan 2019
    Tunisia
    OL
    TUN 1/2019
  • women in law and in practice
Suite aux recommandations formulées dans le rapport du Groupe de Travail suite à sa visite officielle réalisée en janvier 2013
Alleged victims: -
    17 Jan 2019
    Bahrain
    JAL
    BHR 7/2018
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning threats, including death and rape threats, travel restrictions and other human rights violations against two human rights defenders and allegations regarding further acts of reprisals, including physical abuse in detention against the mother-in-law of a well-known defender who is currently outside the country.
Alleged victims: 3
11 Mar 2019
    17 Jan 2019
    United Arab Emirates
    JUA
    ARE 1/2019
  • disappearances
  • executions
Information received concerning a Pakistani national who is forcibly disappeared and at risk of being deported from the United Arab Emirates back to Pakistan
Alleged victims: 1
13 May 2019
    16 Jan 2019
    India
    JUA
    IND 1/2019
  • environment
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Information received concerning the attack on the indigenous peoples’ defenders Ms. Agnes Kharshiing, Ms. Amita Sangma and Mr. E. Kurbah on 8 November 2018 in East Jaintia Hills, approximately 120 kilometres from state capital Shillong, Meghalaya State.
Alleged victims: 3
    11 Jan 2019
    Ecuador
    JOL
    ECU 1/2019
  • IACHR
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Reconocimiento y sinceras felicitaciones por la aprobación de la legislación que modifica la Ley Orgánica de Comunicación (en adelante LOC) y pone fin a una serie de instituciones y figuras legales que violaban flagrantemente los principios internacionales del derecho a la liberad de expression.
Alleged victims: -
16 Jan 2019
    11 Jan 2019
    Somalia
    JAL
    SOM 2/2018
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • minority issues
  • racism
Information received concerning allegations of the ethnically motivated killing of Mr. Ahmed Mukhtar Salah, a member of the Bantu minority
Alleged victims: 1
    11 Jan 2019
    United States of America
    JUA
    USA 1/2019
  • executions
  • torture
Information received concerning Mr. Carlos Alexander Pleitez Rosales, from El Salvador, who is at risk of being deported from the United States back to El Salvador, despite being at great risk of being tortured and even killed.
Alleged victims: 1
    10 Jan 2019
    Colombia
    AL
    COL 7/2018
  • executions
Información recibida en relación con los asesinatos y desapariciones forzadas de excombatientes en proceso de reincorporación y sus familiares en el marco de la implementación del Acuerdo Final para la Terminación del Conflicto y la construcción de una Paz Estable y Duradera. La información proporcionada se enmarca en el lapso entre el 01 de noviembre de 2016 y el 31 de noviembre de 2018.
Alleged victims: 88
07 Mar 2019
    09 Jan 2019
    Honduras
    JAL
    HND 9/2018
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con amenazas dirigidas en contra de la defensora de derechos humanos, Sra. Indyra Mendoza.
Alleged victims: 1
    07 Jan 2019
    Tunisia
    JAL
    TUN 4/2018
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
Informations reçues concernant des entraves dans la procédure d’enregistrement de l’organisation Shams, ainsi que concernant le harcèlement et les menaces dont sont victimes les membres de cette organisation.
Alleged victims: 2
15 Mar 2019
    07 Jan 2019
    Ukraine
    JAL
    UKR 5/2018
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • international order
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Allegations received concerning the adverse environment for human rights defenders in Ukraine, most recently illustrated by the killing of Ms. Kateryna Handziuk.
Alleged victims: 1
07 Mar 2019
    04 Jan 2019
    Australia
    JAL
    AUS 7/2018
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • mercenaries
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the risk of arbitrary deprivation of life and violations of other human rights of foreign nationals, including possibly Australian nationals, facing prosecution and trials for offences carrying capital punishment under Iraq’s Anti-Terrorism Law no. 13, in relation to their alleged membership in the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
Alleged victims: -
27 Feb 2019
    03 Jan 2019
    India
    JAL
    IND 32/2018
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the arrest and pre-trial detention under the National Security Act of Mr. Kishorechandra Wangkhem, a journalist
Alleged victims: 1
    03 Jan 2019
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    JAL
    GBR 14/2018
  • human rights defenders
  • slavery
  • trafficking in persons
Information received concerning what appears to be an inadequate implementation of the Modern Slavery Act; in particular the ineffective and insufficient consultation with civil society organisations on a statutory guidance on trafficking in persons.
Alleged victims: -
11 Mar 2019
    31 Dec 2018
    Bangladesh
    JAL
    BGD 10/2018
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • international order
Information received concerning the false allegations against human rights non-governmental organization Odhikar as well as harassment and acts of violence against its staff.
Alleged victims: 5
    31 Dec 2018
    Brazil
    JAL
    BRA 15/2018
  • African Descent
  • executions
  • foreign debt
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • poverty
  • racism
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Follow-up to the communication on the murders of Ms. Marielle Franco and her driver.
Alleged victims: 2
09 Jan 2019
20 Feb 2019
    28 Dec 2018
    Cambodia
    JUA
    KHM 9/2018
  • Cambodia
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the order of the National Election Committee (NEC) dated 11 December 2018 to enforce its decision of 8 August which found Mr. Chea Chiv, Mr. Thorng Saroeun and Mr. Kruy Kimsiang guilty of causing confusion in relation to the national elections in end July 2018 (Article 142, Law on Members of National Assembly Election (LEMNA)).
Alleged victims: 3
05 Feb 2019
    28 Dec 2018
    Malaysia
    OL
    MYS 6/2018
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning proposed and adopted legislation in the areas of sedition, press freedom, defamation, “fake news,” official secrets and film censorship.Information received concerning proposed and adopted legislation in the areas of sedition, press freedom, defamation, “fake news,” official secrets and film censorship.
Alleged victims: -
    26 Dec 2018
    Myanmar
    JAL
    MMR 6/2018
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • Myanmar
Information received concerning Aung Ko Htwe, a former child soldier in the Tatmadaw who was convicted in relation to speaking to the media about being a child soldier in the Tatmadaw and insulting a judicial officer.
Alleged victims: 1
04 Mar 2019
25 Mar 2019
    24 Dec 2018
    Malawi
    JOL
    MWI 2/2018
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the Non-Governmental Organization Amendment Bill 2018 (Amendment Bill), which, if adopted, may have a detrimental impact on non-governmental organizations in Malawi.
Alleged victims: -
    21 Dec 2018
    Cambodia
    AL
    KHM 8/2018
  • Cambodia
Information received concerning alleged land rights violations in land dispute cases involving private companies, respectively in Koh Kong, Kratie and Phnom Penh provinces.
Alleged victims: 2
    21 Dec 2018
    Cuba
    JAL
    CUB 6/2018
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida en relación con las alegaciones de ejecuciones sumarias descritas a continuación.
Alleged victims: 3
19 Feb 2019
    21 Dec 2018
    Hungary
    AL
    HUN 8/2018
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received concerning the new legislative package on administrative courts, adopted by the Parliament on 12 December 2018, which will create a new system of courts by January 2020 to handle issues related to State administration. It is feared that the new administrative court system would place the new administrative court system under the control of the Minister of Justice, which might undermine the rule of law, and in particular the principles of judicial independence and the separation of powers.
Alleged victims: -
    21 Dec 2018
    India
    JUA
    IND 30/2018
  • disability
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Additional information received concerning the detention, lack of reasonable accommodation and lack of access to healthcare in detention, following our joint communication on his situation dated 27 June 2018 (ref. UA IND 15/2018).
Alleged victims: 1
    21 Dec 2018
    Kazakhstan
    JAL
    KAZ 6/2018
  • migrants
  • slavery
  • trafficking in persons
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning Mr. Babaraim Akimov, a Kyrgyz migrant worker who recently managed to return to his country of origin after having reported being subjected to trafficking for the purpose of forced labour and being held in extremely exploitative conditions in Kazakhstan. This case is representative of a pattern of human rights violations that can amount to trafficking for the purpose of forced labour and labour exploitation against a larger number of migrant workers from neighbouring countries, especially from Kyrgyzstan.
Alleged victims: 1
18 Feb 2019
06 Mar 2019
    21 Dec 2018
    Kyrgyzstan
    JAL
    KGZ 3/2018
  • migrants
  • slavery
  • trafficking in persons
Information received concerning Mr. Babaraim Akimov, a Kyrgyz migrant worker who recently managed to return to Kyrgyzstan after having being subjected to trafficking for the purpose of forced labour and being held in extremely exploitative conditions in Kazakhstan.
Alleged victims: 1
    21 Dec 2018
    Pakistan
    JUA
    PAK 8/2018
  • disability
  • executions
  • torture
Information received concerning the situation of Mr. Khizar Hayat, a Pakistani national with a psychosocial disability, who is reportedly at risk of imminent execution in Pakistan and who has not been provided with appropriate health care and psychosocial support during his time in detention to effectively secure his physical and mental integrity.
Alleged victims: 1
    21 Dec 2018
    United States of America
    AL
    USA 25/2018
  • migrants
Information received concerning the death of a 7 year old Guatemalan girl in custody of the US Customs and Border Patrol, and related concerns about human rights abuses at the US’ southern borders.
Alleged victims: 1
    20 Dec 2018
    Canada
    JOL
    CAN 4/2018
  • cultural rights
  • disability
  • education
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning changes to the sexuality education curriculum of the Province of Ontario.
Alleged victims: -
07 May 2019
    20 Dec 2018
    Denmark
    JOL
    DNK 2/2018
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism

Alleged victims: 1
    20 Dec 2018
    India
    JAL
    IND 28/2018
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the recent raids on the offices of Greenpeace India and Amnesty International India by members of the government of India’s Enforcement Directorate, as well as the freezing of Amnesty International India’s bank account for allegedly violating the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA) and levelling accusations against Greenpeace India of violating the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA), and allegations concerning a smear campaign targeting Amnesty International India.
Alleged victims: 2
    20 Dec 2018
    Israel
    JAL
    ISR 14/2018
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning the targeting of the Israeli Information Centre for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, known as B’Tselem and its staff, including allegations of reprisals against Mr. Hagai El-Ad and physical and judicial harassment of Ms. Manal Al-Ja’bri.
Alleged victims: 2
    20 Dec 2018
    Russian Federation
    JAL
    RUS 22/2018
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
Information received concerning allegations of arbitrary detention of Mr. Dennis Christensen, Jehovah’s Witnesses, by armed police and agents of the Federal Security Service.
Alleged victims: 1
16 Jan 2019
    19 Dec 2018
    Bangladesh
    JAL
    BGD 8/2018
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the alleged rise of religious fundamentalism and extremist violence against religious minorities, human rights defenders and secular writers or media workers, as well as the fear of targeted violence against religious minorities in the context of the upcoming general elections.
Alleged victims: -
    19 Dec 2018
    Republic of Moldova
    AL
    MDA 1/2018
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received concerning the unfair dismissal and ongoing criminal prosecution against judge Domnica Manole.
Alleged victims: 1
20 Feb 2019
    19 Dec 2018
    United States of America
    AL
    USA 24/2018
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the sentencing of Ms. Reality Winner for her disclosure of classified material to a news outlet.
Alleged victims: 1
    18 Dec 2018
    Guatemala
    JUA
    GTM 16/2018
  • business
  • environment
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Información recibida en relación con la criminalización del Sr. Bernardo Caal Xól, líder indígena q’eqchí’ de Santa María Cahabón en el departamento de Alta Verapaz, quien fue condenado a siete años y cuatro meses de prisión por detención ilegal y robo agravado el viernes 9 de noviembre de 2018 por el Juzgado 1º de Sentencia de Cobán. Su comunidad está protestando pacíficamente contra el impacto dañino que la hidroeléctrica Oxec está teniendo sobre sus tierras y recursos naturales. Se alega que la criminalización del Sr. Caal Xól es un acto de represalia por que ha representado su comunidad en litigio contra la hidroeléctrica Oxec. El Sr. Caal Xól guarda prisión en Cobán y teme por su seguridad en la cárcel.
Alleged victims: 26538
    18 Dec 2018
    Other actors
    JUA
    OTH 73/2018
  • business
  • environment
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Información recibida en relación con la criminalización del Sr. Bernardo Caal Xól, líder indígena q’eqchí’ de Santa María Cahabón en el departamento de Alta Verapaz, condenado a siete años y cuatro meses de prisión por detención ilegal y robo agravado el 9 de noviembre de 2018 por el Juzgado 1º de Sentencia de Cobán, a raíz de una denuncia interpuesta por su subcontratista. Su comunidad está protestando pacíficamente contra el impacto dañino que la hidroeléctrica Oxec está teniendo sobre sus tierras y recursos naturales. Se alega que la criminalización del Sr. Caal Xól es un acto de represalia porque ha representado a su comunidad en litigio contra la hidroeléctrica Oxec. El Sr. Caal Xól guarda prisión en Cobán y teme por su seguridad en la cárcel.
Alleged victims: 26538
    17 Dec 2018
    Armenia
    JAL
    ARM 3/2018
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • mercenaries
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the risk of arbitrary deprivation of life and violations of other human rights of foreign nationals, including possibly Armenian nationals, facing prosecution and trials for offences carrying capital punishment under Iraq’s Anti-Terrorism Law no. 13, in relation to their alleged membership in the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
Alleged victims: -
    17 Dec 2018
    Bangladesh
    OL
    BGD 9/2018
  • business
Information concerning the 2013 Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh (the Accord)
Alleged victims: -
    17 Dec 2018
    Other actors
    JUA
    OTH 75/2018
  • business
  • environment
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Información recibida en relación con la criminalización del Sr. Bernardo Caal Xól, líder indígena q’eqchí’ de Santa María Cahabón en el departamento de Alta Verapaz, condenado a siete años y cuatro meses de prisión por detención ilegal y robo agravado 9 de noviembre de 2018 por el Juzgado 1º de Sentencia de Cobán, a raíz de una denuncia interpuesta por el representante legal de su empresa. Su comunidad está protestando pacíficamente contra el impacto dañino que la hidroeléctrica Oxec está teniendo sobre sus tierras y recursos naturales. Se alega que la criminalización del Sr. Caal Xól es un acto de represalia por que ha representado su comunidad en litigio contra la hidroeléctrica Oxec. El Sr. Caal Xól guarda prisión en Cobán y teme por su seguridad en la cárcel.
Alleged victims: 26538
    17 Dec 2018
    Other actors
    JUA
    OTH 76/2018
  • business
  • environment
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Información recibida en relación con la criminalización del Sr. Bernardo Caal Xól, líder indígena q’eqchí’ de Santa María Cahabón en el departamento de Alta Verapaz, quien fue condenado a siete años y cuatro meses de prisión por detención ilegal y robo agravado el viernes 9 de noviembre de 2018 por el Juzgado 1º de Sentencia de Cobán, a raíz de una denuncia interpuesta por su subcontratista. Su comunidad está protestando pacíficamente contra el impacto dañino que las actividades de su empresa están teniendo sobre sus tierras y recursos naturales. Se alega que la criminalización del Sr. Caal Xól es un acto de represalia por que ha representado su comunidad en litigio contra su empresa. El Sr. Caal Xól guarda prisión en Cobán y teme por su seguridad en la cárcel.
Alleged victims: 26538
    17 Dec 2018
    Panama
    JUA
    PAN 1/2018
  • business
  • environment
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Información recibida en relación con la criminalización del Sr. Bernardo Caal Xól, líder indígena q’eqchí’ de Santa María Cahabón en el departamento de Alta Verapaz, condenado a siete años y cuatro meses de prisión por detención ilegal y robo agravado el 9 de noviembre de 2018 por el Juzgado 1º de Sentencia de Cobán, a raíz de una denuncia interpuesta por su subcontratista. Su comunidad está protestando pacíficamente contra el impacto dañino que las actividades de su empresa están teniendo sobre sus tierras y recursos naturales. Se alega que la criminalización del Sr. Caal Xól es un acto de represalia por que ha representado su comunidad en litigio contra su empresa. El Sr. Caal Xól guarda prisión en Cobán y teme por su seguridad en la cárcel.
Alleged victims: 26538
08 Mar 2019
    14 Dec 2018
    Rwanda
    JAL
    RWA 2/2018
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • indigenous peoples
  • racism
Information received concerning the killing of one person and injuries of 15 others from a Batwa community in Umurambi village, Nyaruguru district.
Alleged victims: 16
    13 Dec 2018
    India
    JOL
    IND 29/2018
  • arbitrary Detention
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the impending deadline of 31 December 2018 for the closure of the Claims and Objections period with regards to the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in the State of Assam.
Alleged victims: -
    13 Dec 2018
    Philippines
    JAL
    PHL 10/2018
  • executions
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the alleged extrajudicial or arbitrary killing of thirty-two individuals (twenty six-men, five women and one child) in the context of intensifying counter-insurgency operations carried out by members of the Armed Forces, paramilitaries or individuals linked to them. The victims are members of farmers’ organizations, indigenous persons advocating for access to, and protection of, their ancestral lands and their family members.
Alleged victims: 32
14 Dec 2018
    13 Dec 2018
    Tunisia
    JAL
    TUN 5/2018
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • mercenaries
  • terrorism
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant le risque de privation arbitraire de la vie, ainsi que d’autres violations des droits de l’Homme, encourus par les ressortissants etrangers, dont un certain nombre serait de Tunisie, poursuivis en Irak.
Alleged victims: -
18 Feb 2019
    12 Dec 2018
    Guatemala
    JUA
    GTM 15/2018
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
Información recibida en relación con un desalojo forzoso de aproximadamente 200 personas residentes en la comunidad Río Zarco, Municipio de El Estor, Departamento de Alta Verapaz la esta semana.
Alleged victims: 200
15 Feb 2019
    11 Dec 2018
    Bahrain
    JUA
    BHR 6/2018
  • executions
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the imposition of the death penalty, including cases where there is an immediate risk of execution, and the conduct of trials in the Bahrain.
Alleged victims: 20
07 Feb 2019
11 Feb 2019
    11 Dec 2018
    Ecuador
    JOL
    ECU 5/2018
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Información recibida en relación con el “Proyecto de Ley Orgánica de Organizaciones sin Fines de Lucro” que fue expedido por la Comisión Especializada Permanente de Participación Ciudadana y Control Social de la Asamblea Nacional de la República del Ecuador el 4 de julio de 2018 y que de ser aprobado podría ser incompatible con las obligaciones derivadas de las normas y estándares internacionales de derechos humanos contraídas por Ecuador.
Alleged victims: -
13 Dec 2018
07 Feb 2019
    11 Dec 2018
    India
    JUA
    IND 26/2018
  • cultural rights
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning the threats against journalist Ms. Swati Chaturvedi.
Alleged victims: 1
    11 Dec 2018
    India
    JUA
    IND 27/2018
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
  • torture
Information received concerning the extrajudicial executions of 15 Muslim individuals, in Uttar Pradesh between 2017 and 2018, allegedly killed intentionally by the Police whilst in their custody and then covered up as encounter killings, the failure to conduct adequate investigations into these cases, and the harassment and intimidation of two human rights defenders, involved in promoting an investigation of the cases namely Mr. Rajeev Yadav and Mr. Akram Akhtar Chaudhary, as well as of family members of victims and statements from state government and police officials seemingly inciting, justifying and/or sanctioning the killings.
Alleged victims: 21
    10 Dec 2018
    Burundi
    JAL
    BDI 3/2018
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de suspension des activités des ONGs internationales par le Conseil National de Sécurité, à partir du 1er octobre 2018 et pour une durée de trois mois. Les ONGs internationales visées fournissent des services essentiels aux populations, notamment en matière de santé, d’alimentation, d’agriculture, d’eau, assainissement et hygiène.
Alleged victims: 130
    10 Dec 2018
    Other actors
    OL
    OTH 70/2018
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received regarding account actions against Twitter users for posting or sharing Kashmir-related content.
Alleged victims: -
    10 Dec 2018
    Serbia
    OL
    SRB 1/2018
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received concerning the draft Law on “Free Legal Aid".
Alleged victims: -
15 Jan 2019
    07 Dec 2018
    India
    JAL
    IND 25/2018
  • executions
  • health
Information received concerning allegations of violations of the right to life of eight civilians including four children in Jammu and Kashmir who were allegedly killed either intentionally or following indiscriminate use of fire arms by law enforcement officials or the army between March and July 2018, and that thus far, the authorities have reportedly failed to conduct thorough, prompt and impartial investigations into all eight cases.
Alleged victims: 8
    07 Dec 2018
    Indonesia
    JAL
    IDN 7/2018
  • executions
  • indigenous peoples
  • racism
  • torture
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning allegations of extrajudicial killings through either torture, intentional killing or excessive use of force of five indigenous Papuans by the police and the military in 2017 and 2018 which are alleged to be part of a broader pattern of extrajudicial killings of indigenous Papuans.
Alleged victims: 6
14 Dec 2018
    07 Dec 2018
    Jordan
    OL
    JOR 3/2018
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning proposed amendments to the Cybercrime Law, currently pending before Parliament, which includes overbroad definitions of “hate speech” that would restrict the exercise of freedom of expression in ways that are incompatible with international human rights law.
Alleged victims: -
    07 Dec 2018
    Other actors
    JOL
    OTH 71/2018
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • privacy
  • terrorism
Information received regarding the proposal for a regulation on preventing the dissemination of terrorist content online under international human rights law.
Alleged victims: -
    07 Dec 2018
    Other actors
    OL
    OTH 72/2018
  • terrorism
Information received concerning pending review of the Madrid Guiding Principles scheduled on 13 December 2018. In her letter, the Special Rapporteur underscores the importance of centralizing a human rights approach to the foreign fighters phenomenon by Member States.
Alleged victims: -
    07 Dec 2018
    Philippines
    JUA
    PHL 11/2018
  • executions
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received concerning the alleged extrajudicial or arbitrary killing of Mr. Benjamin Ramos Jr., a human rights lawyer. We also received reports of death threats against Mr. Felipe Levy Gelle Jr., Ms. Enrita Caniendo and Ms. Clarizza Singson-Dagatan, human rights defenders working with Mr. Ramos.
Alleged victims: 4
10 Dec 2018
    07 Dec 2018
    Thailand
    JUA
    THA 5/2018
  • arbitrary Detention
  • torture
Information received concerning Mr. Hakeem Ali Mohamed Alaraibi, a refugee and former member of Bahrain’s national football team, who is at imminent risk of being deported from Thailand to Bahrain despite being at great risk of being persecuted and tortured. It is alleged that steps to execute the extradition order may be in process as a court hearing is scheduled at Bangkok Criminal Court on 7 December.
Alleged victims: 1
10 Dec 2018
14 Mar 2019
    06 Dec 2018
    United Arab Emirates
    JUA
    ARE 3/2018
  • disappearances
  • executions
Information received concerning the continuous enforced disappearance and alleged death of Ms. Sheikha Latifa al Maktoum.
Alleged victims: 1
21 Dec 2018
    04 Dec 2018
    Philippines
    AL
    PHL 12/2018
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning charges of tax evasion brought against the news website Rappler and its Chief Executive, Ms. Maria Ressa.
Alleged victims: 1
12 Dec 2018