Communications report to session 48 of the Human Rights Council, in the list below, in chronological order, shows communications dating before 01 Mar 2021 to which a reply or an additional reply has been received in the period between 01 May 2021 and 31 Jul 2021. 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
    17 Feb 2021
    Tunisia
    JAL
    TUN 3/2021
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
Informations reçues concernant les accusations portées à l’encontre des défenseurs humains.
Alleged victims: 2
05 May 2021
    16 Feb 2021
    Ireland
    OL
    IRL 1/2021
  • trafficking in persons
Information received concerning the forthcoming White Paper on the Future of the International Protection System. Current discussions on reform of the reception conditions for asylum seekers in Irelandprovide an opportunity to address serious concerns, specifically in relation to accommodation and assistance to victims.
Alleged victims: -
18 Feb 2021
12 May 2021
    16 Feb 2021
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
    SAU 3/2021
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
  • torture
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the arbitrary arrest, detention and sentencing of human rights defenders and others on charges connected to counter-terrorism and the protection of national security.
Alleged victims: 8
15 Apr 2021
10 May 2021
    12 Feb 2021
    Belarus
    JAL
    BLR 3/2021
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • Belarus
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the practice of prosecuting the display of red-white-red flags and other symbols of the political opposition in Belarus, as well as a refusal to investigate, prosecute and punish offences committed against individuals displaying.
Alleged victims: -
17 May 2021
    10 Feb 2021
    China
    JAL
    CHN 21/2020
  • violence against women
  • arbitrary Detention
  • cultural rights
  • education
  • health
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
  • torture
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary detention and ill-treatment, including gender-based violence against Ms. Gulbakhar Jalilova, a Kazakh national and businesswoman and member of the Uyghur minority, as well as the lack of gender-specific measures that meet the needs of women detainees at Detention Centres No. 2 and No. 3 in Urumqi, capital of the Xinjiang Uyhgur Autonomous Region (XUAR).
Alleged victims: 1
23 May 2021
    08 Feb 2021
    Tunisia
    JAL
    TUN 2/2021
  • truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant l'absence de progrès substantiels du processus de justice transitionnelle décrit dans les lois organiques n°2013-53 et n° 2014-17, en particulier dans les domaines des réparations et de la redevabilité; ainsi qu'en ce qui concerne les tentatives d'invalidation du travail de l’Instance Vérité et Dignité et de son héritage, en soutien à la recherche de la vérité et de la justice pour les violations passées des droits de l'Homme commises en Tunisie. Les informations reçues concernant les projets de loi présentés au Parlement, et d'autres en cours d'élaboration, qui pourraient avoir des répercussions négatives sur les Chambres pénales spécialisées et la redevabilité pour les violations flagrantes des droits de l'Homme, la corruption financière et la mauvaise utilisation des fonds publics sont également portées à votre attention.
Alleged victims: -
08 Apr 2021
16 Jun 2021
    05 Feb 2021
    Poland
    AL
    POL 2/2021
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received concerning the alleged judicial harassment against two Polish judges, allegedly as a result of the decisions adopted and/or the critical views they expressed in the exercise of their judicial functions.
Alleged victims: 2
15 Jun 2021
    03 Feb 2021
    Canada
    JOL
    CAN 2/2021
  • disability
  • older persons
  • poverty
Information received concerning the new policy on medical assistance in dying, enshrined in Bill C-7 as adopted by the House of Commons on 10 December 2020, which amends relevant provisions of the Criminal Code by expanding access to medical assistance in dying to persons with disabilities, whose natural death is not reasonably foreseeable.
Alleged victims: -
17 May 2021
    01 Feb 2021
    Indonesia
    JAL
    IDN 2/2021
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • indigenous peoples
  • religion or belief
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged detention, enforced disappearance and extrajudicial execution of Mr. Apinus Zanambani, and Mr. Luther Zanambani, at the hand of the military in Suagapa, Intan Jaya, Papua.
Alleged victims: 2
17 May 2021
    28 Jan 2021
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
    SAU 13/2020
  • migrants
  • arbitrary Detention
  • food
  • health
  • torture
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the current situation of migrants who are stranded in overcrowded detention centers for prolonged and indefinite periods. These migrants have been held in unsanitary and dehumanizing conditions without adequate healthcare access nor necessary protection measures in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Alleged victims: 300
12 May 2021
    27 Jan 2021
    United States of America
    JAL
    USA 1/2021
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • business
Information received concerning recurrent cases of anti-union dismissals of Cargill production workers at the Bursa-Orhangazi plant, in Turkey, and especially the dismissals perpetrated in 2018.
Alleged victims: 22
09 Jun 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Egypt
    JAL
    EGY 1/2021
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
12 Jul 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Poland
    JAL
    POL 1/2021
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
14 May 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Spain
    JAL
    ESP 1/2021
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
25 Mar 2021
20 May 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    United States of America
    JAL
    USA 8/2021
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
07 Jun 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Uzbekistan
    JAL
    UZB 1/2021
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
27 Mar 2021
02 Jun 2021
    25 Jan 2021
    United States of America
    JAL
    USA 2/2021
  • women and girls
  • sale of children
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
Information received concerning a network of Romanian social media accounts publishing pictures of a pornographic nature of under aged girls on international social media platforms and the lack of adequate legal protection for child victims of online pornography.
Alleged victims: -
06 May 2021
06 May 2021
    22 Jan 2021
    Pakistan
    JAL
    PAK 2/2021
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning a series of alleged meritless charges brought against a number of independent journalists, which appears to show an alarming pattern of restrictions to the right to freedom of expression of journalists in Pakistan.
Alleged victims: 11
04 May 2021
    15 Jan 2021
    United States of America
    JUA
    USA 34/2020
  • migrants
  • arbitrary Detention
  • business
  • health
  • mercenaries
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the lack of appropriate protection measures in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, lack of access to healthcare, ill-treatment, and medical abuses, including unwarranted gynaecological surgeries performed on migrant women without their fully informed consent at the Irwin County Detention Center.
Alleged victims: 819
11 May 2021
    12 Jan 2021
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
    IRN 31/2020
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • executions
Information received regarding the assassination of a man on 27 November 2020.
Alleged victims: 1
11 Mar 2021
28 Jun 2021
    07 Jan 2021
    Algeria
    JAL
    DZA 7/2020
  • migrants
  • executions
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant les allégations des exécutions extrajudiciaires de deux réfugiés sahraouis par les forces de sécurité algériennes dans un site minier au sud de la ville algérienne d'Auinet Balakraa. Ces violations feraient partie d’une tendance plus générale de violations systématiques qui auraient été commises par les forces de sécurité algériennes à l’encontre des réfugiés sahraouis et des mineurs migrants.
Alleged victims: 16
27 May 2021
    16 Dec 2020
    Belgium
    JAL
    BEL 2/2020
  • terrorism
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant la détérioration de la santé mentale de M. Nizar Abdelaziz Trabelsi, en raison de sa détention prolongée en isolement, depuis son extradition de la Belgique vers les États-Unis en 2013, pour des inculpations de terrorisme.
Alleged victims: 1
23 Jun 2021
    09 Nov 2020
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JAL
    VEN 10/2020
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida en relación con descalificaciones públicas y en redes sociales, por parte de altos funcionarios del Estado de ONGs venezolanas de derechos humanos que parecerían ser actos de represalias por su cooperación la Misión de Internacional de Determinación de los Hechos para Venezuela, así como el hostigamiento y ataques contra la defensora de derechos humanos Raquel Sanchez, y el hostigamiento, criminalización y riesgo de detención de los defensores Charles Thomas Nwebury y Pedro Hernández, en un aparente contexto de estigmatización y ataques sistemáticos de las personas defensoras de derechos humanos y organizaciones de la sociedad civil en Venezuela.
Alleged victims: 11
06 May 2021
    03 Nov 2020
    India
    JAL
    IND 18/2020
  • arbitrary Detention
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
Information received regarding the arbitrary detention of a human rights defender.
Alleged victims: 1
25 Jan 2021
07 Jul 2021
    23 Sep 2020
    Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
    JAL
    BOL 3/2020
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • terrorism
  • truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Información recibida en relación a presuntas vulneraciones y afectaciones a los derechos a la vida, integridad y libertad y seguridad personal durante el desarrollo de las protestas y otras situaciones de tensión, derivadas con posterioridad a las elecciones generales del 20 de octubre de 2019 en Bolivia.
Alleged victims: 906
26 Nov 2020
18 May 2021
18 May 2021
18 May 2021
18 May 2021
18 May 2021
18 May 2021
18 May 2021
18 May 2021
18 May 2021
18 May 2021
18 May 2021
    14 Sep 2020
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JAL
    VEN 8/2020
  • trafficking in persons
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • migrants
  • sale of children
  • slavery
  • torture
Información recibida en relación con las desapariciones de 73 migrantes que se dirigían de Venezuela a las islas de Curazao y Trinidad y Tobago en tres embarcaciones distintas durante el periodo comprendido entre abril y julio 2019
Alleged victims: 73
18 May 2021
    03 Sep 2020
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JAL
    VEN 7/2020
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • health
Información recibida en relación con condiciones inadecuadas de detención en el contexto del Covid-19 en las instalaciones de la Dirección General de Inteligencia Militar y de los Servicios Bolivarianos de Inteligencia Nacional que son empleados como lugares de privación de libertad así como la falta de tratamiento médico de los detenidos incluido el Sr. Erasmo Bolívar, quien está presentando síntomas de COVID-19.
Alleged victims: 1
13 Jul 2021
    29 Jun 2020
    Kosovo
    JAL
    KSV 1/2020
  • minority issues
  • internally displaced persons
  • racism
Information received regarding the worrying number of incidents targeting minorities in Kosovo, including physical and verbal assaults, harassment and intimidation, as well as the destruction and misappropriation of property.
Alleged victims: -
29 Jun 2021
    28 Apr 2020
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JAL
    VEN 5/2020
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • terrorism
  • torture
Información recibida en relación con las presuntas detenciones arbitrarias, tratos crueles, inhumanos y degradantes, las criminalizaciones y liberaciones provisionales del Sr. Henderson Eliecer Maldonado Colmenarez, y del Sr. Darvinson Rojas, así como sobre la posibilidad de que dichas alegaciones formen parte de un contexto de estigmatización, persecución y criminalización sistemática de las personas defensoras de derechos humanos en Venezuela, el cual se habría visto intensificado por el contexto actual de la crisis sanitaria global generada por el virus COVID-19
Alleged victims: 2
15 Jul 2021
    14 Apr 2020
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JAL
    VEN 4/2020
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Informacion recibida en relación con las agresiones verbales y físicas sufridas por al menos 12 periodistas que se encontraban cubriendo la llegada al país del diputado Juan Guaidó en el Aeropuerto Internacional Simón Bolívar y en la ciudad de Lara
Alleged victims: 22
11 May 2021
    09 Mar 2020
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    AL
    VEN 3/2020
  • executions
Información recibida relativa a la presunta ejecución arbitraria de un civil, Wuilderman Paredes Moreno el 8 de junio de 2019, en una estación de gasolina en el estado de Mérida, a manos de funcionarios policiales del estado.
Alleged victims: 1
14 Jul 2021
    05 Mar 2020
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JUA
    VEN 2/2020
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
Información recibida en relación con la supuesta detención y tratamientos degradantes sufridos por el Sr Luís Humberto de la Sotta Quiroga, el Sr Ruperto Molina Ramírez, el Sr Johnny Mejías Laya y el Sr Igbert Marín Chaparro bajo custodia de la Dirección general de Contra-Inteligencia Militar (DGCIM). Estas prácticas serían sistemáticas en varios centros custodiados por la DGCIM, incluso en las instalaciones de la DGCIM en Boleíta.
Alleged victims: 4
14 Jul 2021
    06 Nov 2019
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JAL
    VEN 7/2019
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • torture
Información recibida relativa a la presunta muerte en custodia del Capitán de corbeta Rafael Acosta Arévalo el 29 de junio de 2019
Alleged victims: 1
04 May 2021
    15 Jul 2019
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JOL
    VEN 4/2019
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información relativa a la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
Alleged victims: -
15 Jul 2021
    21 May 2019
    Algeria
    JAL
    DZA 1/2019
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
Informations reçues concernant concernant des allégations d’usage excessif de la force au cours de manifestations, de restrictions du droit à la liberté de manifester et d’actes d’intimidations contre des manifestants.
Alleged victims: -
22 Jun 2021
    11 Mar 2019
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JOL
    VEN 3/2019
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Información recibida en relación con la labor del Grupo de Trabajo III sobre la Reforma del Sistema de Solución de Controversias entre Inversionistas y Estados (SCIE), que celebrará su 37 º período de sesiones en Nueva York del 1 al 5 de abril de 2019.
Alleged victims: -
14 Jul 2021
    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: -
18 May 2021
    30 Oct 2018
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JUA
    VEN 7/2018
  • arbitrary Detention
  • health
  • migrants
Información recibida en relación con el grave estado de salud de ciudadanos detenidos junto con otros 52 ciudadanos de la nacionalidad colombiana desde septiembre de 2016 en la sede de la Policía Nacional Bolivariana (PNB) de la Yaguara.
Alleged victims: 7
06 May 2021
    29 Jun 2018
    Maldives
    UA
    MDV 4/2018
  • health
Information received concerning the alleged lack of adequate health care for Mr. Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, who is currently detained in the Maafushi State Prison.
Alleged victims: 1
16 Jun 2021
    11 Jan 2018
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JOL
    VEN 9/2017
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Información recibida en relación con la Ley contra el Odio, por la Convivencia Pacífica y la Tolerancia (“Ley contra el Odio”), aprobada el pasado 8 de noviembre por la Asamblea Nacional Constituyente, cuya aplicación podría facilitar la censura de debates sobre asuntos de legítimo interés público, manifestaciones públicas, o excluir la participación de asociaciones y partidos políticos, vulnerando los derechos a las libertades de opinión y expresión, así como de asamblea y asociación.
Alleged victims: -
14 Jul 2021
    28 Nov 2017
    Slovakia
    JUA
    SVK 1/2017
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • minority issues
  • racism
Information received concerning allegations on legal persecution against members of the Roma minority in the settlement of Budulovská in Moldava nad Bodvou, as a result of their legal action against the alleged police misconduct during the raid in the said settlement on 19 June 2013.
Alleged victims: 4
13 Dec 2017
19 Jan 2018
19 Jul 2021