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93 communications found
Date, Country,
Type and
ref. no. of
communication
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received
    12 Sep 2019
    Other actors
    JAL
  • foreign debt
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Informations reçues selon lesquelles deux banques, nommément KBL European Private Bankers et le Groupe KBC, auraient manqué de se conformer aux Principes directeurs de l'Organisation de coopération et développement économiques (OCDE) à l'intention des entreprises multinationales en violation de l’embargo décrété par le Conseil de sécurité des Nations Unies sur les armes contre le régime d’apartheid de l’Afrique du Sud.
Alleged victims: -
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18 Oct 2019
    12 Sep 2019
    Luxembourg
    JAL
  • foreign debt
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Informations reçues selon lesquelles deux banques, nommément KBL European Private Bankers et le Groupe KBC, auraient manqué de se conformer aux Principes directeurs de l'Organisation de coopération et développement économiques (OCDE) à l'intention des entreprises multinationales en violation de l’embargo décrété par le Conseil de sécurité des Nations Unies sur les armes contre le régime d’apartheid de l’Afrique du Sud.
Alleged victims: -
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    12 Sep 2019
    Belgium
    JAL
  • foreign debt
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Informations reçues selon lesquelles deux banques, nommément KBL European Private Bankers et le Groupe KBC, auraient manqué de se conformer aux Principes directeurs de l'Organisation de coopération et développement économiques (OCDE) à l'intention des entreprises multinationales en violation de l’embargo décrété par le Conseil de sécurité des Nations Unies sur les armes contre le régime d’apartheid de l’Afrique du Sud.
Alleged victims: -
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07 Nov 2019
07 Nov 2019
    01 Apr 2019
    Zimbabwe
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • foreign debt
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • poverty
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the Government’s response to the country’s economic crisis
Alleged victims: 289
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    11 Mar 2019
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JOL
  • 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: -
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    11 Mar 2019
    United States of America
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform
Alleged victims: -
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    11 Mar 2019
    Switzerland
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Informations concernant le travail actuel du Groupe de travail III sur la réforme de la Commission des Nations unies pour le droit commercial international (CNUDCI),
Alleged victims: -
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    11 Mar 2019
    Spain
    JOL
  • 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: -
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    11 Mar 2019
    Romania
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform
Alleged victims: -
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    11 Mar 2019
    Panama
    JOL
  • 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: -
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    11 Mar 2019
    Mexico
    JOL
  • 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: -
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24 Jan 2020
    11 Mar 2019
    Mauritania
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Nous vous écrivons au sujet du travail actuel du Groupe de travail III sur la réforme de la Commission des Nations unies pour le droit commercial international (CNUDCI), la 37ème session du Groupe de travail étant prévue à New-York du 1er au 5 avril 2019.
Alleged victims: -
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    11 Mar 2019
    Italy
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Nous vous écrivons au sujet du travail actuel du Groupe de travail III sur la réforme de la Commission des Nations unies pour le droit commercial international (CNUDCI), la 37ème session du Groupe de travail étant prévue à New-York du 1er au 5 avril 2019.
Alleged victims: -
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    11 Mar 2019
    Honduras
    JOL
  • 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: -
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    11 Mar 2019
    France
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Nous vous écrivons au sujet du travail actuel du Groupe de travail III sur la réforme de la Commission des Nations unies pour le droit commercial international (CNUDCI), la 37ème session du Groupe de travail étant prévue à New-York du 1er au 5 avril 2019.
Alleged victims: -
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    11 Mar 2019
    El Salvador
    JOL
  • 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: -
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    11 Mar 2019
    Ecuador
    JOL
  • 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: -
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    11 Mar 2019
    Côte d'Ivoire
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Nous vous écrivons au sujet du travail actuel du Groupe de travail III sur la réforme de la Commission des Nations unies pour le droit commercial international (CNUDCI), la 37ème session du Groupe de travail étant prévue à New-York du 1er au 5 avril 2019.
Alleged victims: -
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    11 Mar 2019
    Colombia
    JOL
  • 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: -
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    11 Mar 2019
    Chile
    JOL
  • 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: -
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    11 Mar 2019
    Cameroon
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Nous vous écrivons au sujet du travail actuel du Groupe de travail III sur la réforme de la Commission des Nations unies pour le droit commercial international (CNUDCI), la 37ème session du Groupe de travail étant prévue à New-York du 1er au 5 avril 2019.
Alleged victims: -
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    11 Mar 2019
    Burundi
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Nous vous écrivons au sujet du travail actuel du Groupe de travail III sur la réforme de la Commission des Nations unies pour le droit commercial international (CNUDCI), la 37ème session du Groupe de travail étant prévue à New-York du 1er au 5 avril 2019.
Alleged victims: -
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    11 Mar 2019
    Argentina
    JOL
  • 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: -
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12 Mar 2019
    08 Mar 2019
    Zambia
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform
Alleged victims: -
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    08 Mar 2019
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform
Alleged victims: -
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    08 Mar 2019
    Uganda
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform
Alleged victims: -
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    08 Mar 2019
    Turkey
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform
Alleged victims: -
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    08 Mar 2019
    Thailand
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform
Alleged victims: -
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    08 Mar 2019
    Sri Lanka
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform
Alleged victims: -
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    08 Mar 2019
    Singapore
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform
Alleged victims: -
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    08 Mar 2019
    Sierra Leone
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform
Alleged victims: -
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    08 Mar 2019
    Russian Federation
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform
Alleged victims: -
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    08 Mar 2019
    Republic of Korea
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform
Alleged victims: -
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    08 Mar 2019
    Poland
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform.
Alleged victims: -
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    08 Mar 2019
    Philippines
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform.
Alleged victims: -
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30 Apr 2019
    08 Mar 2019
    Pakistan
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform.
Alleged victims: -
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    08 Mar 2019
    Nigeria
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform.
Alleged victims: -
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    08 Mar 2019
    Namibia
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform.
Alleged victims: -
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    08 Mar 2019
    Mauritius
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform.
Alleged victims: -
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    08 Mar 2019
    Malaysia
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform.
Alleged victims: -
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    08 Mar 2019
    Libya
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform.
Alleged victims: -
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    08 Mar 2019
    Liberia
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform.
Alleged victims: -
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    08 Mar 2019
    Lesotho
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform.
Alleged victims: -
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    08 Mar 2019
    Lebanon
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform.
Alleged victims: -
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    08 Mar 2019
    Kuwait
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform.
Alleged victims: -
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    08 Mar 2019
    Kenya
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform.
Alleged victims: -
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    08 Mar 2019
    Japan
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform.
Alleged victims: -
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    08 Mar 2019
    Israel
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform
Alleged victims: -
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    08 Mar 2019
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform
Alleged victims: -
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    08 Mar 2019
    Indonesia
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform
Alleged victims: -
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    08 Mar 2019
    India
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform
Alleged victims: -
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    08 Mar 2019
    Hungary
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform, which is scheduled to hold its 37th session in New York from 1 to 5 April 2019.
Alleged victims: -
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    08 Mar 2019
    Greece
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform, which is scheduled to hold its 37th session in New York from 1 to 5 April 2019.
Alleged victims: -
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    08 Mar 2019
    Germany
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform, which is scheduled to hold its 37th session in New York from 1 to 5 April 2019.
Alleged victims: -
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    08 Mar 2019
    Denmark
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform, which is scheduled to hold its 37th session in New York from 1 to 5 April 2019.
Alleged victims: -
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    08 Mar 2019
    Czech Republic
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform, which is scheduled to hold its 37th session in New York from 1 to 5 April 2019.
Alleged victims: -
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    08 Mar 2019
    China
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform, which is scheduled to hold its 37th session in New York from 1 to 5 April 2019.
Alleged victims: -
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    08 Mar 2019
    Canada
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform, which is scheduled to hold its 37th session in New York from 1 to 5 April 2019.
Alleged victims: -
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31 Jan 2020
    08 Mar 2019
    Bulgaria
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform, which is scheduled to hold its 37th session in New York from 1 to 5 April 2019.
Alleged victims: -
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    08 Mar 2019
    Brazil
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform, which is scheduled to hold its 37th session in New York from 1 to 5 April 2019.
Alleged victims: -
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    08 Mar 2019
    Belarus
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform, which is scheduled to hold its 37th session in New York from 1 to 5 April 2019.
Alleged victims: -
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    08 Mar 2019
    Austria
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform, which is scheduled to hold its 37th session in New York from 1 to 5 April 2019.
Alleged victims: -
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    07 Mar 2019
    Australia
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform, which is scheduled to hold its 37th session in New York from 1 to 5 April 2019.
Alleged victims: -
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05 Apr 2019
    07 Mar 2019
    Armenia
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform, which is scheduled to hold its 37th session in New York from 1 to 5 April 2019.
Alleged victims: -
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    30 Jan 2019
    Guatemala
    JAL
  • 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: -
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23 Apr 2019
    31 Dec 2018
    Brazil
    JAL
  • 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
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09 Jan 2019
20 Feb 2019
    10 Aug 2018
    Malta
    JAL
  • executions
  • foreign debt
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning allegations of Government interference into the investigation of the killing of investigative journalist, Daphne Caruana Galizia, and the large number of pending civil lawsuits against her family, including lawsuits initiated by public officials.
Alleged victims: 1
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04 Oct 2018
    03 Aug 2018
    Other actors
    OL
  • foreign debt
Views about the draft World Development Report 2019
Alleged victims: -
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30 Aug 2018
    02 Jul 2018
    Other actors
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • foreign debt
Information received concerning the upcoming review of the terms of the 2017 International Monetary Fund (IMF) loan to the Government of Cameroon in light of allegations of human rights violations in the Anglophone regions.
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26 Jul 2018
26 Jul 2018
    18 May 2018
    Brazil
    JOL
  • education
  • food
  • foreign debt
  • housing
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning the negative impacts of budget cuts, structural adjustment and austerity measures implemented since 2014, on several human rights, notably the rights to health, education, social security, food, as well as on gender equality, and in particular the negative impacts linked to the Constitutional Amendment No 95, also known as “Expenditure Ceiling”, in force for over 16 months.
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01 Aug 2018
    24 Apr 2018
    Japan
    JAL
  • disability
  • foreign debt
  • poverty
  • housing
  • older persons
Information received concerning the negative impact of measures reducing social protection benefits on the realization of rights by persons with disabilities, which particularly affect the enjoyment of the rights to live independently and to be included in the community and to an adequate standard of living and social protection.
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22 Jun 2018
    22 Mar 2018
    Brazil
    JAL
  • executions
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
  • African Descent
  • racism
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • foreign debt
  • poverty
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning the killing of Ms Marielle Franco and her driver.
Alleged victims: 1
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23 Mar 2018
27 Mar 2018
12 Sep 2018
    18 Oct 2017
    Malta
    JUA
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • foreign debt
Information received concerning the murder of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.
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20 Oct 2017
    08 Feb 2017
    United Republic of Tanzania
    JOL
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
Information received concerning the potentially adverse human rights impacts of the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT) project on the indigenous pastoralist peoples in the project area and concerns raised in relation to your request for waivers to the application of the World Bank’s Operational Policy on Indigenous Peoples (OP. 4.10 of 2005) in Tanzania.
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    08 Feb 2017
    Other actors
    JOL
  • indigenous peoples
  • foreign debt
Information received regarding the granting of waivers to the application of the World Bank’s Operational Policy on Indigenous Peoples (OP. 4.10 of 2005) in relation to Tanzania.
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14 Mar 2017
    29 Sep 2016
    United States of America
    JAL
  • food
  • foreign debt
  • health
  • housing
Information received concerning Puerto Rico’s crippling public debt level, which reportedly endangers the ability of many of its 3.5 million inhabitants to fully enjoy economic and social rights
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19 Oct 2016
    25 Aug 2016
    Other actors
    JAL
  • foreign debt
  • business
Information received concerning state-owned entities in Mozambique having received previously undisclosed Government guaranteed loans amounting to $1.4 billion USD pushing the public debt stock of the country to levels exceeding 85% of GDP, a level of debt that might be considered unsustainable for a low income country. The volume of debt gives rise to concern that insufficient public funds will be available for ensuring the use of maximum available resources for the realization of economic, social and cultural rights. Information also refers to the alleged intimidation, death threats, abduction and shooting of human rights defenders, who have demanded transparency and accountability after the disclosure of the secret loans.
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    25 Aug 2016
    Other actors
    JAL
  • foreign debt
  • business
Information received concerning state-owned entities in Mozambique having received previously undisclosed Government guaranteed loans amounting to $1.4 billion USD pushing the public debt stock of the country to levels exceeding 85% of GDP, a level of debt that might be considered unsustainable for a low income country. The volume of debt gives rise to concern that insufficient public funds will be available for ensuring the use of maximum available resources for the realization of economic, social and cultural rights. Information also refers to the alleged intimidation, death threats, abduction and shooting of human rights defenders, who have demanded transparency and accountability after the disclosure of the secret loans.
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    25 Aug 2016
    Other actors
    JAL
  • foreign debt
  • business
Information received concerning state-owned entities in Mozambique having received previously undisclosed Government guaranteed loans amounting to $1.4 billion USD pushing the public debt stock of the country to levels exceeding 85% of GDP, a level of debt that might be considered unsustainable for a low income country. The volume of debt gives rise to concern that insufficient public funds will be available for ensuring the use of maximum available resources for the realization of economic, social and cultural rights. Information also refers to the alleged intimidation, death threats, abduction and shooting of human rights defenders, who have demanded transparency and accountability after the disclosure of the secret loans.
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08 Nov 2017
    25 Aug 2016
    Mozambique
    JAL
  • business
  • executions
  • foreign debt
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning state-owned entities in Mozambique having received previously undisclosed Government guaranteed loans amounting to $1.4 billion USD pushing the public debt stock of the country to levels exceeding 85% of GDP, a level of debt considered unsustainable for a low income country. The volume of debt gives rise to concern that insufficient public funds will be available for ensuring the use of maximum available resources for the realization of economic, social and cultural rights. Information also refers to the alleged intimidation, death threats, abduction and shooting of human rights defenders, who have demanded transparency and accountability after the disclosure of the secret loans.
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29 Aug 2016
    26 May 2015
    Chile
    JAL
  • foreign debt
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Comunicación relativa a concesión de préstamos recibida durante la dictadura militar de Augusto Pinochet y posible complicidad financiera que habría contribuido a las violaciones manifiestas de los derechos humanos cometidas en Chile en ese período. La carta solicita información sobre las medidas tomadas para dar seguimiento a las conclusiones del informe de 1978 del Relator Especial de la Subcomisión de Prevención de Discriminaciones y Protección a las Minorías sobre el impacto de la ayuda económica y la asistencia extranjera sobre el respeto de los derechos humanos en Chile (E/CN.4/Sub.2/412, vols. I-IV), y sobre otras posibles medidas en favor de la investigación y análisis de estas cuestiones, por ejemplo en el marco de procedimientos judiciales, el trabajo de comisiones de la verdad, instancias académicas y sobre las medidas tomadas para que esta cuestión sea incorporada en el currículo de la educación pública.
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    20 Aug 2014
    United States of America
    JAL
  • poverty
  • foreign debt
Letter concerning the human rights impact of United States Court orders relating to litigation between investment funds and Argentina. Concern is expressed that the rulings may push Argentina into a debt crisis with negative implications for the economic, social and cultural rights of its people and may impede future debt restructurings. The letter argues that so-called “vulture fund” litigation, including the court orders secured by NML Capital Limited, prevents heavily indebted countries from using resources freed up by debt relief for their development and poverty reduction programmes, and therefore diminishes the capacity of these countries to create the conditions necessary for the realization of human rights for their people. Similar letters were sent to the Government of Argentina on 20 August 2014, see case no. ARG 2/2014 above, and to NML Capital Ltd on 20 August 2014, see case no. OTH 10/2014 above.
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14 Oct 2014
    20 Aug 2014
    Other actors
    JAL
  • poverty
  • foreign debt
Letter concerning the human rights impact of United States Court orders relating to litigation between investment funds and Argentina. Concern is expressed that the rulings may push Argentina into a debt crisis with negative implications for the economic, social and cultural rights of its people and may impede future debt restructurings. The letter argues that so-called “vulture fund” litigation, including the court orders secured by NML Capital Limited, prevents heavily indebted countries from using resources freed up by debt relief for their development and poverty reduction programmes, and therefore diminishes the capacity of these countries to create the conditions necessary for the realization of human rights for their people. Similar letters were sent to the Government of Argentina on 20 August 2014, see case no. ARG 2/2014 above, and to the Government of the United States of America on 20 August 2014, see case no. USA 10/2014 below.
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    20 Aug 2014
    Argentina
    JAL
  • poverty
  • foreign debt
Letter concerning the human rights impact of United States Court orders relating to litigation between investment funds and Argentina. Concern is expressed that the rulings may push Argentina into a debt crisis with negative implications for the economic, social and cultural rights of its people and may impede future debt restructurings. The letter argues that so-called “vulture fund” litigation, including the court orders secured by NML Capital Limited, prevents heavily indebted countries from using resources freed up by debt relief for their development and poverty reduction programmes, and therefore diminishes the capacity of these countries to create the conditions necessary for the realization of human rights for their people. Similar letters were sent to the Government of the United States of America on 20 August 2014, see case no. USA 15/2014 below, and to NML Capital Ltd on 20 August 2014, see case no. OTH 10/2014 below.
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20 Oct 2014
    30 May 2014
    Zambia
    AL
  • foreign debt
Letter expressing concerns about increased reliance on deficit funding by the public sector in Zambia after the country’s debt was reduced through debt relief under the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative and the Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative in 2006. According to the information received, in November 2013, Zambia raised its external borrowing threshold significantly. Further, in April 2014, it placed 2014 USD 1 billion of sovereign bonds on international financial markets. Concerns are raised that there is a danger that the country may fall into a debt trap again if caution is not exercised in relation to borrowing, especially foreign-currency denominated borrowing on non-concessional terms.
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    05 May 2014
    Other actors
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • mercenaries
  • housing
  • food
  • health
  • poverty
  • foreign debt
  • water and sanitation
  • international order
  • business
Letter related to the review of the Environmental and Social Policy and Public Information Policy of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The communication calls upon the EBRD to include more explicitly its commitment to human rights in its good governance policies, including by making reference to the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and its due diligence framework. It urges the EBRD to clarify that it will refrain from financing projects that would result in human rights violations or have serious negative human rights impacts and provides suggestions as to how its draft policies could be improved.
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22 May 2014
    21 Nov 2013
    Spain
    JAL
  • migrants
  • health
  • trafficking in persons
  • poverty
  • foreign debt
  • women in law and in practice
Alleged concerns over the impact of austerity measures on people living in poverty in Spain, in particular the effects on the equal enjoyment of their human right to the highest attainable standard of health. According to the information received, a combination of budgetary, legislative and administrative measures structurally modified the Spanish healthcare system, from a model based on the right to health recognized universally for all persons to a multi-layered model, which bases delivery on the economic and employment condition of the beneficiary. Specific groups have been particularly affected by this situation, including older persons, people living with chronic diseases such as HIV/AIDS, migrants, women (especially those disproportionately exposed to gender-based violence and victims of trafficking in persons) and youth/children.
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24 Jan 2014
    15 Nov 2013
    Spain
    JAL
  • housing
  • poverty
  • foreign debt
Alleged concerns over the impact of the economic crisis and austerity measures, in particular on the right to adequate housing and the right to an adequate standard of living. According to the information received, a combination of legal reforms, budget enactments and policy interventions conducted between 2010 and 2013 aimed at reducing public expenditures by historic margins at the national, regional and municipal levels. One of the main effects of the Government’s austerity policies has been that the number of people at risk of poverty and exclusion has significantly increased by over two million since 2008. The absence of official data on the number of evictions affecting family homes and the absence of regulations to relocate the evicted families reportedly has made it difficult to assess the dimensions of this problem.
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07 Feb 2014
03 Apr 2014
    21 Jun 2013
    Portugal
    JAL
  • housing
  • poverty
  • foreign debt
  • water and sanitation
  • business
Alleged unaffordability of water and sanitation for vulnerable groups as a consequence of the privatization of water and sanitation services in Portugal. According to information received, as part of the austerity measures the privatization of water and sanitation services in Portugal continues. While the human rights to water and sanitation do not prescribe a particular form of service delivery, there are allegations that concerned populations have not participated in the decision-making process and that the privatization has made water and sanitation services unaffordable for some people. This trend has reportedly also had a negative impact on access and affordability of adequate housing, disproportionally affecting vulnerable sectors of the population.
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26 Sep 2013
    28 Mar 2013
    Other actors
    JAL
  • food
  • foreign debt
Letter following up on replies received from the World Bank concerning a previous communication (see A/HRC/22/67, case No. OTH 7/2012).The letter seeks further clarification concerning the role of the World Bank in supporting the process of privatizing Burundi’s coffee industry and the extent to which studies have been carried out to assess the social impacts of the recommended privatization strategy and its effect on poor and vulnerable groups.
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    27 Nov 2012
    Ghana
    AL
  • foreign debt
Alleged seizure of an Argentine naval vessel in Ghana by a “vulture fund” belonging to US based investment firm. According to information received, the Argentine naval vessel, ARA Libertad, has been seized in the port of Tema in Ghana since 2 October 2012 under a Ghanaian court order sought by the equity investment fund NML Capital Limited, a subsidiary of the US based investment firm Elliot Capital Management. NML Capital is suing Argentina on the basis of debt arising from the country’s defaulted bond swaps in 2005 and 2010. NML Capital Ltd reportedly is only willing to release the ship against a payment of USD 20 million in Argentine bonds, and demands that Argentina settles USD 370 million of its debt. NML Capital bought bonds at a sum far less than their market value from the heavily indebted Argentine government in 2000, a year before the country’s USD 100 billion sovereign default. The fund did not accept the debt restructuring offered by the Argentine Government and continues to pursue Argentina in various jurisdictions including Ghana.
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    10 Aug 2012
    Other actors
    JAL
  • food
  • foreign debt
Alleged negative human rights impacts stemming from the privatization of Burundi’s coffee industry, particularly in relation to the right to food. According to the information received, the World Bank has been the driving force behind the privatization process, making its budget support to the Government and receipt of foreign aid conditional upon the privatization of the coffee industry and playing a key role in defining the conditions for privatization. As the majority of the population receives its income from the coffee industry, changes in wages and payments for coffee and coffee processing can have significant impacts on the ability of the population to purchase food and meet their food needs. Reportedly, no study has been conducted into how privatization will affect the ability of local populations to access food.
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09 Oct 2012
16 Jan 2013
    10 Aug 2012
    Burundi
    JAL
  • food
  • foreign debt
Allégation de l’impact négatif de la privatisation de l’industrie caféière du Burundi sur les droits de l’homme, et en particulier sur le droit à l’alimentation. Selon les informations reçues, la Banque Mondiale est la force motrice des privatisations au Burundi ; elle a d’ailleurs soumis à la condition de privatisation, son appui budgétaire et la réception d’aide au développement par le pays. La Banque Mondiale joue également un rôle important dans la définition des conditions de privatisation. Puisque la majorité de la population reçoit son revenu de l’industrie caféière, des changements dans les salaires, dans le paiement ou dans la transformation du café peuvent avoir un impact significatif sur la capacité de la population à acheter sa nourriture et à répondre à ses besoins alimentaires. Il est allégué qu’aucune étude n’a été préparée sur la manière dont la privatisation pourrait affecter la capacité des populations locales à avoir accès à l’alimentation.
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09 Oct 2012
21 Nov 2012