Communications report to session 50 of the Human Rights Council, in the list below, in chronological order, shows communications dating before 01 Dec 2021 to which a reply or an additional reply has been received in the period between 01 Feb 2022 and 30 Apr 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
    29 Nov 2021
    Ethiopia
    JAL
    ETH 2/2021
  • violence against women
  • executions
  • health
  • internally displaced persons
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • torture
  • women and girls
Information received on widespread rape and other forms of gender based violence against women and girls by members of the Ethiopian National Defense Force, the Eritrean Defense Force, Tigrayan Forces, Tigrayan militias, the Amhara Regional/Special Force, and Fano militia an informal Amhara militia group in the context of the armed conflict in the Tigray region since November 2020, and later in neighbouring Ahmara and Afar regions.
Alleged victims: 2
15 Feb 2022
    26 Nov 2021
    Singapore
    JUA
    SGP 3/2021
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disability
  • health
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
New information received concerning the deterioration of the mental health of Mr. Nagaenthran a/l K Dharmalingam, a Malaysian national who is at risk of execution for drug offences in Singapore.
Alleged victims: 1
02 Mar 2022
    15 Nov 2021
    France
    JAL
    FRA 10/2021
  • African Descent
  • executions
  • racism
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant l’instruction de l’affaire Adama Traoré.
Alleged victims: 1
21 Feb 2022
    05 Nov 2021
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    JOL
    GBR 11/2021
  • trafficking in persons
  • migrants
  • slavery
  • terrorism
Concerns in relation to the impact of the Nationality and Borders Bill on the human rights of victims of trafficking, and the State’s obligations under international law to prevent trafficking in persons, and to assist and protect all victims of trafficking, without discrimination.
Alleged victims: -
08 Apr 2022
    01 Nov 2021
    El Salvador
    JOL
    SLV 7/2021
  • water and sanitation
  • environment
Información recibida en relación con la Iniciativa de Ley General de Recursos Hídricos; y en particular sobre la falta de referencia en dicha propuesta a los derechos humanos al agua y al saneamiento, y al reconocimiento de ambos derechos que, a pesar de estar interrelacionados, son derechos diferentes.
Alleged victims: -
21 Mar 2022
    01 Nov 2021
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
    IRN 30/2021
  • executions
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • religion or belief
  • torture
Information received concerning the death sentences against Messrs. Abdolrahman Gargij, Farhad Shakeri, Hakim Azim-Gargij, Hossein Varasteh-Soleimani, Issa Eid-Mohammadi, and Taj Mohammad Khormali, on charge of baghi (armed rebellion against the state) and lengthy prison sentences against Messrs. Abdolbaset Orsan, Mohammadreza Sheikh Ahmadi, Morteza Fakouri, Habib Pirmohammadi, and Abdollah Hosseini.
Alleged victims: 11
07 Feb 2022
    27 Oct 2021
    Brazil
    JAL
    BRA 13/2021
  • human rights defenders
  • African Descent
Information received concerning the alleged criminalisation of human rights defenders Anacleta Pires da Silva, Joércio Pires da Silva and Elias Belfort Pires.
Alleged victims: 3
21 Jan 2022
28 Jan 2022
25 Feb 2022
    27 Oct 2021
    Paraguay
    OL
    PRY 1/2021
  • water and sanitation
Información recibida sobre las normativas relacionadas con la prestación y regulación de los servicios de agua potable y saneamiento en Paraguay, en concreto sobre cortes de agua, así como las medidas aplicadas durante la pandemia por Covid-19 para facilitar el acceso a agua potable.
Alleged victims: -
14 Feb 2022
    25 Oct 2021
    Viet Nam
    JUA
    VNM 5/2021
  • trafficking in persons
  • migrants
  • slavery
  • torture
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the human rights abuses faced by a group of women victims of trafficking, Vietnamese national, located at the SAKAN social services centre in Riyadh.
Alleged victims: 33
20 Dec 2021
05 Mar 2022
    14 Oct 2021
    Canada
    JOL
    CAN 6/2021
  • business
  • development
  • health
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • poverty
Information received concerning the unequal access to COVID-19 vaccines, medicines, health technologies, diagnostics and health therapies within and between countries, affecting negatively several human rights, particularly of individuals and people living in low- and middle-income countries, exacerbating inequality and discrimination and impeding the realization of a democratic and equitable international order.
Alleged victims: -
10 Feb 2022
    14 Oct 2021
    European Commission
    JOL
    OTH 226/2021
  • business
  • development
  • health
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • poverty
Information received concerning the unequal access to COVID-19 vaccines, medicines, health technologies, diagnostics and health therapies within and between countries, affecting negatively several human rights, particularly of individuals and people living in low- and middle-income countries, exacerbating inequality and discrimination and impeding the realization of a democratic and equitable international order.
Alleged victims: -
16 Nov 2021
30 Mar 2022
    14 Oct 2021
    Italy
    JOL
    ITA 3/2021
  • business
  • development
  • health
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • poverty
Information received concerning the unequal access to COVID-19 vaccines, medicines, health technologies, diagnostics and health therapies within and between countries, affecting negatively several human rights, particularly of individuals and people living in low- and middle-income countries, exacerbating inequality and discrimination and impeding the realization of a democratic and equitable international order.
Alleged victims: -
17 Feb 2022
    14 Oct 2021
    Mexico
    JOL
    MEX 17/2021
  • business
  • development
  • health
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • poverty
Información recibida en relación con el acceso desigual a vacunas, medicamentos, tecnologías de atención a la salud, diagnósticos y tratamientos contra la COVID-19, dentro de los países y entre ellos, lo que afecta negativamente varios derechos humanos, en particular los derechos humanos de las personas en países de ingresos bajos y medios, exacerbando la desigualdad y la discriminación e impidiendo la realización de un orden internacional democrático y equitativo.
Alleged victims: -
30 Nov 2021
01 Apr 2022
    14 Oct 2021
    Saudi Arabia
    JOL
    SAU 11/2021
  • business
  • development
  • health
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • poverty
Information received concerning the unequal access to COVID-19 vaccines, medicines, health technologies, diagnostics and health therapies within and between countries, affecting negatively several human rights, particularly of individuals and people living in low- and middle-income countries, exacerbating inequality and discrimination and impeding the realization of a democratic and equitable international order.
Alleged victims: -
23 Feb 2022
    14 Oct 2021
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    JOL
    GBR 10/2021
  • business
  • development
  • health
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • poverty
Information received concerning the unequal access to COVID-19 vaccines, medicines, health technologies, diagnostics and health therapies within and between countries, affecting negatively several human rights, particularly of individuals and people living in low- and middle-income countries, exacerbating inequality and discrimination and impeding the realization of a democratic and equitable international order.
Alleged victims: -
22 Apr 2022
    27 Sep 2021
    Bulgaria
    JOL
    BGR 1/2021
  • health
  • privacy
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women
Information received concerning how the right to legal gender recognition is compatible with international human rights standards.
Alleged victims: -
24 Mar 2022
    27 Sep 2021
    Cambodia
    JAL
    KHM 10/2021
  • Cambodia
  • health
  • housing
  • minority issues
  • poverty
Information received concerning reports on orders to dismantle floating houses and businesses along river embankments in Phnom Penh and Kandal Province inhabited by both Khmer and ethnic Vietnamese minority communities.
Alleged victims: 700
01 Dec 2021
01 Feb 2022
    21 Sep 2021
    Malaysia
    OL
    MYS 6/2021
  • women and girls
Information received indicating retrogressive steps taken by the Government of Malaysia concerning a ground-breaking ruling from the Kuala Lumpur High Court which granted women equal nationality rights.
Alleged victims: -
30 Sep 2021
15 Feb 2022
    22 Jun 2021
    Bahamas Hot Mix Co. Ltd.
    JAL
    OTH 191/2021
  • environment
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • development
  • food
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the impacts of the development of an airport by your company, domiciled in the Bahamas, on the human rights of the population of Barbuda, including to food, housing, water and sanitation and to a healthy environment and cultural rights.
Alleged victims: 21
22 Feb 2022
    07 Jun 2021
    El Salvador
    JAL
    SLV 2/2021
  • truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • executions
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Información recibida en relación con la decisión de la Sala de lo Penal de la Corte Suprema de Justicia en su sentencia casacional del 8 de septiembre de 2020, de dictar la prescripción de la acción penal contra los supuestos autores intelectuales de la llamada “Masacre de los Jesuitas”.
Alleged victims: 1
16 Jul 2021
16 Jul 2021
17 Nov 2021
07 Feb 2022
07 Feb 2022
    10 Mar 2021
    Malaysia
    JAL
    MYS 3/2021
  • sale of children
  • education
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the situation of refugee and asylum-seeking children, including unaccompanied and separated children, among whom child sexual abuse survivors, who continue to be at a heightened risk of abuse and exploitation including extortion, sale, child force labour, trafficking, sexual exploitation, child marriage and other gender-based violence upon arrival in Malaysia, and when apprehended and detained at Imigratin Immigration Detention Centres (IDCs).
Alleged victims: 49077
03 May 2021
15 Feb 2022
    19 Feb 2021
    Malaysia
    JUA
    MYS 2/2021
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • migrants
Information received concerning on the imminent deportation of at least 1,200 undocumented Myanmar nationals who are currently immigration detention.
Alleged victims: 1200
22 Feb 2021
31 Mar 2022
    16 Feb 2021
    United States of America
    JAL
    USA 33/2020
  • racism
  • African Descent
  • business
  • environment
  • health
  • toxics and human rights
Information received concerning allegations of environmental racism in Louisiana, specifically the industrialization of an area known by its residents as “Cancer Alley.”
Alleged victims: -
16 Mar 2022
    26 Jan 2021
    Belgium
    JAL
    BEL 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
Informations reçues concernant une opération d'enregistrement et de vérification dans les camps d'Al-Hol et de Roj situés dans le nord-est de la Syrie où vos ressortissants, principalement des femmes et des enfants, sont actuellement privés de liberté. Dans ces camps de fortune fermés, constitués de structures vétustes qui s'effondrent sous l'effet de vents violents ou qui sont inondées par la pluie ou les eaux usées, les conditions sanitaires sont déplorables: l'eau potable est souvent contaminée, les latrines débordent, des monticules d'ordures jonchent le sol, et les maladies, y compris les infections virales, y sévissent. La nourriture, l'eau, les soins de santé et les produits non alimentaires essentiels sont fournis par des groupes et des organisations humanitaires aux ressources insuffisantes. Selon le Croissant rouge kurde, au moins 517 personnes, dont 371 enfants, seraient mortes en 2019, dont beaucoup de maladies évitables, rien que dans le camp d'Al-Hol. En août 2020, selon UNICEF, huit enfants de moins de cinq ans sont morts dans ce camp en moins d'une semaine, dont quatre à cause de complications liées à la malnutrition et les autres à cause d'une déshydratation due à la diarrhée, à une insuffisance cardiaque, à une hémorragie interne et à une hypoglycémie. Le Covid-19 a accru ces difficultés, en réduisant le nombre d’employés opérant dans le camp.
Alleged victims: 700
10 Feb 2022