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164 communications found
Date, Country,
Type and
ref. no. of
communication
Mandates Summary Replies
received
    31 Aug 2020
    India
    JOL
  • environment
  • business
  • food
  • indigenous peoples
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the draft notification “Environment Impact Assessment Notification, 2020”, issued by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, which, if published, will supersede the Environment Impact Assessment notification dated the 14th September, 2006 and its subsequent amendments.
Alleged victims: -
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    18 Aug 2020
    Other actors
    JAL
  • water and sanitation
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • food
Información recibida en relación a posibles violaciones del derecho al agua en relación con la central hidroeléctrica de pasada en Alto Maipo, en la provincia Cordillera.
Alleged victims: -
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    18 Aug 2020
    Other actors
    JAL
  • water and sanitation
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • food
Information received regarding possible violations of the right to water in relation to the run-of-river hydropower plant in Alto Maipo, in Cordillera Province.
Alleged victims: -
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    18 Aug 2020
    Other actors
    JAL
  • water and sanitation
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • food
Information received regarding possible violations of the right to water in relation to the run-of-river hydropower plant in Alto Maipo, in Cordillera Province.
Alleged victims: -
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    18 Aug 2020
    Other actors
    JAL
  • water and sanitation
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • food
Información recibida en relación a posibles violaciones del derecho al agua en relación con la central hidroeléctrica de pasada en Alto Maipo, en la provincia Cordillera.
Alleged victims: -
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    18 Aug 2020
    Other actors
    JAL
  • water and sanitation
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • food
Información recibida en relación a posibles violaciones del derecho al agua en relación con la central hidroeléctrica de pasada en Alto Maipo, en la provincia Cordillera.
Alleged victims: -
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    18 Aug 2020
    Other actors
    JAL
  • water and sanitation
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • food
Information received regarding possible violations of the right to water in relation to the run-of-river hydropower plant in Alto Maipo, in Cordillera Province.
Alleged victims: -
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15 Oct 2020
    18 Aug 2020
    Other actors
    JAL
  • water and sanitation
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • food
Information received regarding possible violations of the right to water in relation to the run-of-river hydropower plant in Alto Maipo, in Cordillera Province.
Alleged victims: -
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14 Oct 2020
    18 Aug 2020
    Chile
    JAL
  • water and sanitation
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • food
Información recibida en relación a posibles violaciones del derecho al agua en relación con dos proyectos económicos de desarrollo: la central hidroeléctrica de pasada en Alto Maipo, en la provincia Cordillera, y el monocultivo de palto (aguacate) en la provincia de Petorca.
Alleged victims: -
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16 Oct 2020
16 Oct 2020
16 Oct 2020
16 Oct 2020
16 Oct 2020
    17 Aug 2020
    Iraq
    JUA
  • torture
  • executions
  • food
  • terrorism
Information received concerning twenty Iraqi nationals, who are currently detained in the Nasiriyah central prison, and allegedly subjected to torture and ill-treatment and facing the death penalty following flawed judicial proceedings under the counter-terrorism law no. 13 of 2005 (Anti-terrorism law).
Alleged victims: 20
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    05 Aug 2020
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    JAL
  • poverty
  • food
Information concerning the deepening level of food insecurity among low-income households, particularly families with children, and the lack of comprehensive measures to ensure their access to adequate food.
Alleged victims: 6600000
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    20 Jul 2020
    Papua New Guinea
    JAL
  • hazardous substances
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Information received regarding serious risks posed to the enjoyment of human rights of affected populations, in the context of risk of failure of a proposed tailings dam, and other issues arising from the hydroelectric/tailings dam, mine, waste discharge and associated infrastructure on the proposed Frieda River gold and copper mine and associated tailings dam (“Sepik Development Project”) in Papua New Guinea.
Alleged victims: 430000
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    20 Jul 2020
    Other actors
    JAL
  • hazardous substances
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Information received regarding serious risks posed to the enjoyment of human rights of affected populations, in the context of risk of failure of a proposed tailings dam, and other issues arising from the hydroelectric/tailings dam, mine, waste discharge and associated infrastructure on the proposed Frieda River gold and copper mine and associated tailings dam (“Sepik Development Project”) in Papua New Guinea.
Alleged victims: 430000
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    20 Jul 2020
    Other actors
    JAL
  • hazardous substances
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Information received regarding serious risks posed to the enjoyment of human rights of affected populations, in the context of risk of failure of a proposed tailings dam, and other issues arising from the hydroelectric/tailings dam, mine, waste discharge and associated infrastructure on the proposed Frieda River gold and copper mine and associated tailings dam (“Sepik Development Project”) in Papua New Guinea.
Alleged victims: 430000
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    20 Jul 2020
    Canada
    JAL
  • hazardous substances
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Information received serious risks posed to the enjoyment of human rights of affected populations, in the context of risk of failure of a proposed tailings dam, and other issues arising from the hydroelectric/tailings dam, mine, waste discharge and associated infrastructure on the proposed Frieda River gold and copper mine and associated tailings dam (“Sepik Development Project”) in Papua New Guinea.
Alleged victims: 430000
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17 Sep 2020
    20 Jul 2020
    Australia
    JAL
  • hazardous substances
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Information received regarding serious risks posed to the enjoyment of human rights of affected populations, in the context of risk of failure of a proposed tailings dam, and other issues arising from the hydroelectric/tailings dam, mine, waste discharge and associated infrastructure on the proposed Frieda River gold and copper mine and associated tailings dam (“Sepik Development Project”) in Papua New Guinea.
Alleged victims: 430000
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16 Sep 2020
    15 Jul 2020
    United States of America
    JUA
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • food
  • terrorism
Information received concerning allegations of twenty former Guantánamo detainees, who have been resettled in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Alleged victims: 2
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    15 Jul 2020
    United Arab Emirates
    JUA
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • food
  • terrorism
Information received concerning allegations of twenty former Guantánamo detainees, who have been resettled in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Alleged victims: 2
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    03 Jul 2020
    China
    JAL
  • hazardous substances
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Information received regarding serious risks posed to the enjoyment of human rights of affected populations, in the context of risk of failure of a proposed tailings dam, and other issues arising from the hydroelectric/tailings dam, mine, waste discharge and associated infrastructure on the proposed Frieda River gold and copper mine and associated tailings dam (“Sepik Development Project”) in Papua New Guinea.
Alleged victims: 430000
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    23 Jun 2020
    Other actors
    JAL
  • poverty
  • business
  • food
  • health
  • housing
  • migrants
  • slavery
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
Information received regarding the alleged human rights violations suffered by temporary migrant workers, and in particular women seasonal migrant workers from Morocco, employed to help during the harvest season in strawberry farms in the province of Huelva, in southern Spain.
Alleged victims: 3000
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06 Aug 2020
06 Aug 2020
06 Aug 2020
06 Aug 2020
06 Aug 2020
06 Aug 2020
06 Aug 2020
06 Aug 2020
06 Aug 2020
06 Aug 2020
06 Aug 2020
06 Aug 2020
06 Aug 2020
19 Aug 2020
    23 Jun 2020
    Other actors
    JAL
  • poverty
  • business
  • food
  • health
  • housing
  • migrants
  • slavery
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
Información recibida en relación con la situación actual y cada vez más alarmante de las violaciones sistemáticas de los derechos humanos que sufren los trabajadores migrantes temporales, y en particular las mujeres temporeras, empleados para ayudar durante la temporada de cosecha en las explotaciones agrícolas de fresas en la provincia de Huelva, en el sur de España.
Alleged victims: 3000
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    23 Jun 2020
    Morocco
    JAL
  • poverty
  • business
  • food
  • health
  • housing
  • migrants
  • slavery
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
Informations reçues concernant des violations alléguées des droits de l'homme dont sont victimes les travailleurs saisonniers migrants, et en particulier les femmes travailleuses migrantes, employés pour contribuer aux récoltes dans les exploitations de fraises de la province de Huelva, dans le sud de l'Espagne.
Alleged victims: 3000
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    22 Jun 2020
    Spain
    JAL
  • poverty
  • business
  • food
  • health
  • housing
  • migrants
  • slavery
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
Información recibida en relación con la situación actual y cada vez más alarmante de las violaciones sistemáticas de los derechos humanos que sufren los trabajadores migrantes temporales, y en particular las mujeres temporeras, empleados para ayudar durante la temporada de cosecha en las explotaciones agrícolas de fresas en la provincia de Huelva, en el sur de España.
Alleged victims: 3000
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26 Jun 2020
    09 Jun 2020
    Philippines
    JAL
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disability
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • poverty
Information received concerning the alleged use of lethal force by the police in the enforcement of the Enhanced Community Quarantine that was imposed across the Philippines in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Alleged victims: -
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    28 May 2020
    India
    JAL
  • poverty
  • food
  • health
  • housing
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the humanitarian crisis of approximately 100 million internal migrant workers in India amid the COVID-19 pandemic, who are at risk of dying due to starvation, fatigue, rail and road accidents, in addition to lacking transport options, access to food, shelter, water and sanitation and social safety, while facing police brutality in the process of searching for food or travelling large distances from cities back to their villages.
Alleged victims: 100000000
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26 Jun 2020
    20 May 2020
    Kenya
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • disappearances
  • food
  • housing
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
In this connection, we would like to bring to the attention of your Excellency’s Government information we have received concerning the allegations of the forced eviction of over 7,000 residents of Kariobangi, Nairobi, during the COVID-19 pandemic, in order to use the land for a development project, and the serious threats made against woman human rights defender Ms. Ruth Mumbi, who may be at risk of enforced disappearance for defending the right to housing of the evicted individuals.
Alleged victims: 1
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    12 May 2020
    Canada
    JUA
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • health
  • migrants
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the need to protect the right to life of a Canadian orphan, currently detained in Al-Hol camp in the North-East region of the Syrian Arab Republic since March 2019.
Alleged victims: 1
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16 May 2020
20 May 2020
10 Jul 2020
    20 Apr 2020
    Japan
    JAL
  • hazardous substances
  • food
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • indigenous peoples
Information received relating to serious risks posed to the enjoyment of human rights of affected populations, in the context of contaminated water management at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (NPS) by the Government of Japan and the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), the significant delays occurred in the clean-up of the contaminated water and the reported likelihood of discharging contaminated water into ocean waters.
Alleged victims: -
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12 Jun 2020
    04 Oct 2019
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
  • food
  • health
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the negative impact of international military intervention on the enjoyment of human rights in Yemen, including impacts on the rights to self-determination, food, health, water and sanitation.
Alleged victims: -
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11 Dec 2019
    26 Aug 2019
    United States of America
    JAL
  • food
  • unilateral coercive measures
Information received concerning the possible severe impact of the unilateral economic measures that your Excellency’s Government imposed on Cuba on 17 April 2019, on the right to food and to an adequate standard of living of the citizens of Cuba.
Alleged victims: -
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    22 Jul 2019
    Guatemala
    JAL
  • education
  • food
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Información recibida proveniente de diferentes actores nacionales sobre los impactos negativos que han tenido una serie de desalojos forzosos ejecutados desde 2017 a la fecha, en varios derechos humanos entre ellos el derecho a vivienda, alimentación, agua, saneamiento, educación, de las personas que viven en el área rural y que pertenecen a pueblos indígenas y a comunidades campesinas.
Alleged victims: -
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    07 Jun 2019
    Brazil
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • food
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • leprosy
  • slavery
  • trafficking in persons
Information received concerning the presidential Decree n. 9759/2019 of 11 April 2019, which according to its title “extinguishes and establishes guidelines, rules and limitations” for the administration of federal public collegiate bodies, through a number of provisions reversing the mechanisms necessary for the exercise of fundamental freedoms and the participation of civil society actors in public affairs.
Alleged victims: -
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14 Aug 2019
    29 May 2019
    Other actors
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • business
  • environment
  • executions
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Informations reçues concernant des allégations d’expulsion illégale du Cameroun de M. Jan Joris Cappelle. Nous avons également reçu des allégations de menaces de mort à l’encontre de M. Prince Vincent Awazi et de menaces de mort et d’enlèvement à l’encontre de M. Elvis Brown et son petit frère. Les membres de l’organisation OFFGO seraient en outre victimes d’une campagne de diffamation. Ces allégations semblent être en lien avec leurs activités de dénonciation de violations des droits de l’Homme perpétuées par l’entreprise de M. Alhadi Baba Ahmadouo Danpullo.
Alleged victims: 5
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    29 May 2019
    Cameroon
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • business
  • environment
  • executions
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant des allégations d’expulsion illégale du Cameroun de M. Jan Joris Cappelle. Nous avons également reçu des allégations de menaces de mort à l’encontre de M. Prince Vincent Awazi et des menaces de mort et d’enlèvement à l’encontre de M. Elvis Brown. Les membres de l’organisation « Organic Farming for Gorillas Cameroon » (OFFGO) seraient en outre victimes d’une campagne de diffamation. Ces allégations semblent être en lien avec leurs activités de dénonciation de violations des droits de l’homme perpétuées par l’entreprise de M. Alhadi Baba Ahmadouo Danpullo.
Alleged victims: 5
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29 Jul 2019
    27 May 2019
    India
    JAL
  • environment
  • food
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning recent reports of the impact of work on Northeastern Frontier Railway on the water supply of several villages in the state of Manipur, India.
Alleged victims: -
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    03 Apr 2019
    Other actors
    JAL
  • slavery
  • African Descent
  • business
  • education
  • environment
  • food
  • health
  • housing
  • water and sanitation
Información recibida en relación con la situación de los trabajadores y las familias que viven en haciendas en las plantaciones de abacá de la empresa japonesa Furukawa Plantaciones C. A. del Ecuador.
Alleged victims: 200
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31 May 2019
    03 Apr 2019
    Japan
    JAL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • education
  • environment
  • food
  • health
  • housing
  • slavery
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the situation of workers and families living on farms in the abaca plantations of the Japanese company Furukawa Plantaciones C.A. in Ecuador.
Alleged victims: 200
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13 Jun 2019
    03 Apr 2019
    Ecuador
    JAL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • education
  • environment
  • food
  • health
  • housing
  • slavery
  • water and sanitation
Información recibida en relación con la situación de las personas trabajadoras y familias que viven en haciendas en las plantaciones de abacá de la empresa japonesa Furukawa Plantaciones C. A. del Ecuador.
Alleged victims: 200
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02 Jun 2019
    22 Mar 2019
    Guatemala
    JAL
  • food
  • housing
  • international solidarity
  • migrants
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • trafficking in persons
Información recibida en relación con la situación de las personas migrantes en caravana, en dirección a México y a los Estados Unidos de América, y en particular con referencia a un incidente violento y xenófobo contra personas migrantes en Tecún Umán, así como la necesidad de que el gobierno tome medidas activas para proteger los derechos humanos de todos los migrantes.
Alleged victims: 15552
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28 May 2019
    24 Feb 2019
    Brazil
    JOL
  • 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: -
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27 Feb 2019
    13 Feb 2019
    Philippines
    JAL
  • 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: -
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15 Feb 2019
    13 Feb 2019
    Other actors
    JAL
  • environment
  • business
  • 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: -
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21 Feb 2019
12 Apr 2019
    13 Feb 2019
    Benin
    OL
  • 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: -
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    13 Feb 2019
    Australia
    JAL
  • 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: -
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04 Apr 2019
    06 Feb 2019
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • 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
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01 Nov 2019
    21 Jan 2019
    Myanmar
    JOL
  • 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: -
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    13 Dec 2018
    Philippines
    JAL
  • 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
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14 Dec 2018
    07 Dec 2018
    Philippines
    JUA
  • 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
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10 Dec 2018
    12 Oct 2018
    United States of America
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • business
  • disability
  • food
  • health
  • mercenaries
  • migrants
  • racism
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
Information received concerning the increased use of immigration detention and the human rights violations committed at the Stewart Immigration Detention Center and the Irwin County Immigration Detention Center, which are privately run by for-profit prison companies “CoreCivic Inc.” and “LaSalle Southwest Corrections”, respectively.
Alleged victims: 3
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    12 Oct 2018
    Other actors
    JAL
  • mercenaries
  • business
  • food
  • health
  • migrants
  • racism
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
Information received concerning human rights violations committed at the Irwin Immigration Detention Center, including the lack of provision of adequate food and water, lack of adequate health care, racial and religious discrimination, solitary confinement as a form of punishment, which may be amounting to cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment, violations of due process guarantees and violations of the right to maintain a family life.
Alleged victims: 3
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    12 Oct 2018
    Other actors
    JAL
  • mercenaries
  • business
  • food
  • health
  • migrants
  • racism
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
Information received concerning human rights violations committed at the Stewart Immigration Detention Center, including the lack of provision of adequate food and water, the lack of adequate health care, racial and religious discrimination, forced labor, solitary confinement as a form of punishment, which may be amounting to cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment, violations of the right to life, of due process guarantees and of the right to maintain a family life.
Alleged victims: 3
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    13 Jun 2018
    Brazil
    JOL
  • environment
  • food
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the Project of Law (PL), 6.299/2002 which amends Law No. 7.802 of 11 July 1989, which deals with the research, experimentation, production, packaging and labeling, transportation, storage, commercialization, commercial advertisement, use, import, export, final destination of wastes as well as packaging, registration, classification, control, inspection and inspection of pesticides. The referred amendments would significantly weaken the criteria for approving the experimental and commercial use of pesticides, posing threats to a number of human rights.
Alleged victims: -
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28 Aug 2018
    30 May 2018
    United States of America
    JAL
  • business
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • hazardous substances
  • slavery
Information received concerning the alleged unsafe working conditions at Catcher Technology’s factory in Suqian, northern Jiangsu Province, People's Republic of China, and the implications for the human rights of the affected workers.
Alleged victims: -
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    30 May 2018
    Other actors
    JAL
  • hazardous substances
  • business
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • slavery
Information received concerning the alleged unsafe working conditions at Catcher Technology’s factory in Suqian, northern Jiangsu Province, People's Republic of China, and the implications for the human rights of the affected workers.
Alleged victims: -
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08 Jun 2018
    30 May 2018
    Other actors
    JAL
  • hazardous substances
  • business
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • slavery
Information received concerning the alleged unsafe working conditions at Catcher Technology’s factory in Suqian, northern Jiangsu Province, People's Republic of China, and the implications for the human rights of the affected workers.
Alleged victims: -
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    30 May 2018
    China
    JAL
  • business
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • hazardous substances
  • slavery
Information received concerning the alleged unsafe working conditions at Catcher Technology’s factory in Suqian, northern Jiangsu Province, People's Republic of China, and the implications for the human rights of the affected workers.
Alleged victims: -
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19 Jul 2018
    29 May 2018
    United States of America
    JAL
  • environment
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • hazardous substances
Information received concerning exposure of the local community on the island of Vieques, a municipality of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, to toxic chemicals resulting from military activities of the U.S. Navy, and subsequent cleanup efforts.
Alleged victims: -
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    22 May 2018
    Zimbabwe
    JAL
  • business
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • food
  • slavery
Information received concerning alleged human rights violations resulting from exposure of workers including children, to toxic chemicals while engaging in tobacco farming in Zimbabwe, specifically in Mashonaland West, Mashonaland Central, Mashonaland East, and Manicaland.
Alleged victims: -
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20 Jul 2018
07 Nov 2018
    22 May 2018
    United States of America
    JAL
  • business
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • food
  • slavery
Information received concerning alleged human rights violations resulting from exposure of workers including children, to toxic chemicals while working in tobacco farms in Zimbabwe, specifically in Mashonaland West, Mashonaland Central, Mashonaland East, and Manicaland.
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    22 May 2018
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    JAL
  • business
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • food
  • slavery
Information received concerning alleged human rights violations resulting from exposure of workers including children, to toxic chemicals while working in tobacco farms in Zimbabwe, specifically in Mashonaland West, Mashonaland Central, Mashonaland East, and Manicaland.
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24 Jul 2018
    22 May 2018
    United Arab Emirates
    JAL
  • business
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • food
  • slavery
Information received concerning alleged human rights violations resulting from exposure of workers including children, to toxic chemicals while working in tobacco farms in Zimbabwe, specifically in Mashonaland West, Mashonaland Central, Mashonaland East, and Manicaland.
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    22 May 2018
    Switzerland
    JAL
  • business
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • food
  • slavery
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de violations des droits de l'homme résultant de l'exposition des travailleurs y compris les enfants, à des produits chimiques toxiques en travaillant dans les plantations de tabac au Zimbabwe, plus précisément dans la région de Mashonaland Ouest, du Mashonaland Central, Mashonaland East, et du Manicaland.
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    22 May 2018
    Other actors
    JAL
  • hazardous substances
  • business
  • food
  • health
  • slavery
Information received concerning alleged human rights violations resulting from exposure of workers including children, to toxic chemicals while working in tobacco farms in Zimbabwe, specifically in Mashonaland West, Mashonaland Central, Mashonaland East, and Manicaland.
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24 Jul 2018
    22 May 2018
    Other actors
    JAL
  • hazardous substances
  • business
  • food
  • health
  • slavery
Information received concerning alleged human rights violations resulting from exposure of workers including children, to toxic chemicals while working in tobacco farms in Zimbabwe, specifically in Mashonaland West, Mashonaland Central, Mashonaland East, and Manicaland.
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14 Jun 2018
    22 May 2018
    Other actors
    JAL
  • hazardous substances
  • business
  • food
  • health
  • slavery
Information received concerning alleged human rights violations resulting from exposure of workers including children, to toxic chemicals while working in tobacco farms in Zimbabwe, specifically in Mashonaland West, Mashonaland Central, Mashonaland East, and Manicaland.
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    22 May 2018
    Other actors
    JAL
  • hazardous substances
  • business
  • food
  • health
  • slavery
Information received concerning alleged human rights violations resulting from exposure of workers including children, to toxic chemicals while working in tobacco farms in Zimbabwe, specifically in Mashonaland West, Mashonaland Central, Mashonaland East, and Manicaland.
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19 Jul 2018
    22 May 2018
    Other actors
    JAL
  • hazardous substances
  • business
  • food
  • health
  • slavery
Information received concerning alleged human rights violations resulting from exposure of workers including children, to toxic chemicals while working in tobacco farms in Zimbabwe, specifically in Mashonaland West, Mashonaland Central, Mashonaland East, and Manicaland.
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29 Jun 2018
    22 May 2018
    Other actors
    JAL
  • hazardous substances
  • business
  • food
  • health
  • slavery
Information received concerning alleged human rights violations resulting from exposure of workers including children, to toxic chemicals while working in tobacco farms in Zimbabwe, specifically in Mashonaland West, Mashonaland Central, Mashonaland East, and Manicaland, and the alleged responsibility of your company as one involved in tobacco farming in Zimbabwe
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19 Jul 2018
19 Oct 2018
30 Jul 2019
    22 May 2018
    Other actors
    JAL
  • hazardous substances
  • business
  • food
  • health
  • slavery
Information received concerning alleged human rights violations resulting from exposure of workers including children, to toxic chemicals while working in tobacco farms in Zimbabwe, specifically in Mashonaland West, Mashonaland Central, Mashonaland East, and Manicaland, and the alleged responsibility of your company as one involved in tobacco farming in Zimbabwe.
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09 Jul 2018
    22 May 2018
    Other actors
    JAL
  • hazardous substances
  • business
  • food
  • health
  • slavery
Information received concerning alleged human rights violations resulting from exposure of workers including children, to toxic chemicals while working in tobacco farms in Zimbabwe, specifically in Mashonaland West, Mashonaland Central, Mashonaland East, and Manicaland, and the alleged responsibility of your company as one involved in tobacco farming in Zimbabwe
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09 Jul 2018
    22 May 2018
    Other actors
    JAL
  • hazardous substances
  • business
  • food
  • health
  • slavery
Information received concerning alleged human rights violations resulting from exposure of workers including children, to toxic chemicals while working in tobacco farms in Zimbabwe, specifically in Mashonaland West, Mashonaland Central, Mashonaland East, and Manicaland, and the alleged responsibility of your company as one involved in tobacco farming in Zimbabwe.
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22 Jul 2018
    22 May 2018
    Other actors
    JAL
  • hazardous substances
  • business
  • food
  • health
  • slavery
Information received concerning alleged human rights violations resulting from exposure of workers including children, to toxic chemicals while working in tobacco farms in Zimbabwe, specifically in Mashonaland West, Mashonaland Central, Mashonaland East, and Manicaland, and the alleged responsibility of your company as one involved in tobacco farming in Zimbabwe.
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    22 May 2018
    Japan
    JAL
  • business
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • food
  • slavery
Information received concerning alleged human rights violations resulting from exposure of workers including children, to toxic chemicals while working in tobacco farms in Zimbabwe, specifically in Mashonaland West, Mashonaland Central, Mashonaland East, and Manicaland.
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20 Jul 2018
    22 May 2018
    Germany
    JAL
  • business
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • food
  • slavery
Information received concerning alleged human rights violations resulting from exposure of workers including children, to toxic chemicals while working in tobacco farms in Zimbabwe, specifically in Mashonaland West, Mashonaland Central, Mashonaland East, and Manicaland.
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20 Jul 2018
    22 May 2018
    China
    JAL
  • business
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • food
  • slavery
Information received concerning alleged human rights violations resulting from exposure of workers including children, to toxic chemicals while working in tobacco farms in Zimbabwe, specifically in Mashonaland West, Mashonaland Central, Mashonaland East, and Manicaland.
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19 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
    06 Apr 2018
    Other actors
    JAL
  • hazardous substances
  • business
  • food
  • health
Informations reçues concernant les rapports récents relatifs à une survenue de cas de salmonellose chez des nourrissons, liée à la contamination par la Salmonella Agona de produits pour nourrissons fabriqués par Lactalis Nutrition Santé, une division du Groupe Lactalis spécialisée dans les produits de nutrition infantile, clinique et sport, basé en France.
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    06 Apr 2018
    France
    JAL
  • business
  • food
  • hazardous substances
  • health
Informations reçues concernant les rapports récents relatifs à la survenue de cas de salmonellose chez des nourrissons, liée à la contamination par Salmonella Agona de produits pour nourrissons fabriqués par Lactalis Nutrition Santé, une division du Groupe Lactalis spécialisée dans les produits de nutrition infantile, clinique et sport, basé en France.
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    30 Jan 2018
    India
    JAL
  • business
  • food
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Information received alleging the construction of a boundary wall around the lands of 22,000 people, including Adivasi communities, living in Jagatsinghpur District, Odisha, after the South Korean company POSCO withdrew its plan to establish an integrated steel plant and a captive port in this area. This boundary wall would reportedly deny people access to their land, resulting in forced evictions and the destruction of their livelihoods and has been initiated without good faith consultations nor the consent of the affected communities.
Alleged victims: 20006
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    23 Jan 2018
    Libya
    JAL
  • food
  • health
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning negative impact on living conditions of the population in the City of Derna including their access to safe drinking water, sanitation, food as well as medical services and supplies following the siege of the city since 2014.
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    12 Jan 2018
    Haiti
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • health
  • torture
  • water and sanitation
Informations reçues concernant la situation des droits de l’homme et les conditions de détention à la prison civile de Port-au-Prince (Pénitencier national), Haïti.
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31 Jan 2018
    11 Dec 2017
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JAL
  • housing
  • food
  • health
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Información recibida en relación con el sistemático deterioro de las condiciones de vida y el aumento de la pobreza y la extrema pobreza, en particular en relación con la protección y el ejercicio por parte de la población venezolana de los derechos humanos a una vivienda adecuada, a la alimentación y a la salud.
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11 Jan 2018
    26 Oct 2017
    Other actors
    JOL
  • women in law and in practice
  • cultural rights
  • food
  • housing
Informations reçues concernant des mesures discriminatoires dont auraient été victimes des femmes rurales Abbeys dans deux villages du sud de la Côte d'Ivoire (Offa et Gouabo) relativement à leur droit à la propriété de la terre dans le cadre d’un projet financé par l’Union Européenne.
Alleged victims: 1
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    26 Oct 2017
    Côte d'Ivoire
    JAL
  • cultural rights
  • food
  • housing
  • women in law and in practice
Informations reçues concernant des mesures discriminatoires dont auraient été victimes des femmes rurales Abbeys dans deux villages du sud de la Côte d'Ivoire (Offa et Gouabo) relativement à leur droit à la propriété de la terre dans le cadre d’un projet financé par l’Union Européenne.
Alleged victims: 1
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30 Oct 2017
03 Jan 2018
    23 Aug 2017
    Myanmar
    JUA
  • Myanmar
  • food
  • poverty
  • minority issues
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning deteriorating food security situation.
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11 Jan 2018
    01 May 2017
    Myanmar
    JAL
  • food
  • health
  • internally displaced persons
  • minority issues
  • Myanmar
Information received concerning the humanitarian situation in Kachin State.
Alleged victims: -
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13 Jul 2017
    11 Apr 2017
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
  • food
  • international order
  • unilateral coercive measures
Information received concerning the negative impact on the enjoyment of human rights of the people in Yemen due to the ongoing blockade of aircraft and vessels carrying essential goods to Yemeni ports, including basic food items, fuel and essential medicines.
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15 Jun 2017
    16 Mar 2017
    Haiti
    JAL
  • executions
  • food
  • health
  • torture
  • Haiti
Informations reçues concernant le décès en détention de plusieurs détenus, notamment en raison du manque d'accès à la nourriture et aux soins de santé appropriés.
Alleged victims: 113
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    01 Mar 2017
    Yemen
    JAL
  • food
  • health
Information received concerning the rights to food and to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health and wellbeing of the population of the Republic of Yemen. We have grave concerns regarding access to healthcare, as well as widespread malnutrition, starvation and spread of infectious diseases, particularly amongst children, pregnant women and the growing number of internally displaced persons.
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01 May 2017
    09 Jan 2017
    Myanmar
    JUA
  • food
  • health
  • housing
  • internally displaced persons
  • minority issues
  • water and sanitation
  • Myanmar
Information received concerning the deteriorating humanitarian situation in northern Rakhine State.
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    22 Dec 2016
    Colombia
    JAL
  • food
  • indigenous peoples
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
  • health
Información recibida señalando que Colombia ha fallado en tomar medidas cautelares y correctivas suficientes para prevenir los impactos en los derechos humanos de la población Wayúu, en el departamento de La Guajira, causados por la desecación del río Ranchería tras la construcción de la represa El Cercado
Alleged victims: 10000
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27 Feb 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
    16 Sep 2016
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JAL
  • food
  • health
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
Información recibida respecto a violencia sexual y condiciones de detención que constituyen tratos crueles, inhumanos y degradantes contra mujeres privadas de libertad y niños y niñas que las acompañan en el Instituto Nacional de Orientación Femenina - Cárcel de Mujeres de Los Teques.
Alleged victims: 627
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14 Dec 2016
    24 May 2016
    Philippines
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • indigenous peoples
  • executions
  • torture
  • food
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Allegations of excessive use of force, arbitrary arrest and detention of farmers and their supporters who were calling for food assistance. According to the information received, on 1 April 2016 police forces in Kidapawan City, North Cotabato, violently dispersed farmers and their supporters who demanded food assistance, in the context of a severe drought attributed to the El Niño phenomenon. It is alleged that two individuals died as a result of gunshot wounds. There are reports of excessive use of force and arbitrary arrests and detentions by the police. It is further alleged that the Government failed to ensure a comprehensive and equitable famine relief response in view of the ongoing dry spell, which is particularly affecting landless and marginal farmers, tenants and farm workers, many of whom belong to the indigenous Lumad peoples.
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    09 May 2016
    Spain
    JAL
  • education
  • housing
  • food
  • health
  • minority issues
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Presuntas violaciones de los derechos humanos a la vivienda, al agua y al saneamiento, a la salud, a la educación y a la alimentación de miembros de una comunidad romaní. Según la información recibida, desde 2005, unas 435 personas, habitantes de un asentamiento informal conocido como “El Gallinero” en Madrid, viven en condiciones precarias y de insalubridad. Las viviendas tendrían un acceso limitado a la electricidad y al agua potable; y carecerían de servicios de saneamiento y de recolección de basura adecuados. Los riesgos graves de salud y contaminación ambiental podrían ser la causa de varios casos de diarreas y deshidratación en niños pequeños. Debido a razones administrativas relacionadas con el empadronamiento o la situación irregular de las familias, los habitantes también tendrían un acceso limitado a medicamentos o servicios de salud, a servicios educativos y a ayudas económicas para la alimentación.
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19 Jul 2016
    22 Apr 2016
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • food
  • health
Alleged preventable deaths of 51 children and three adults as a result of a Pertussis epidemic in Papua Province, Indonesia. According to the information received, between November 2015 and 5 January 2016, 51 children and three adults died of Pertussis in the Nduga Regency, a remote area in the highlands of Papua Province that is mainly inhabited by indigenous Papuans. The spread of the epidemic was reportedly facilitated by food and clean water shortages, chronic malnutrition and poor availability of and lack of access to adequate medical services. Information received indicated that preventive immunizations had not been provided to the indigenous Papuans. Both national and local government institutions reportedly failed to adequately prevent, treat and control the Pertussis epidemic. It is therefore alleged that the 54 deaths were preventable and the result of government neglect.
Alleged victims: 54
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    08 Apr 2016
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    JAL
  • housing
  • food
  • poverty
  • disability
Alleged negative impact of the Welfare Reform and Work Act on the human rights of persons living in poverty, particularly children, large families, single parents and persons with disabilities. According to the information received, the Welfare Reform and Work Act, enacted in March 2016, introduces major cuts in social benefits, including, inter alia, a lower cap on the household benefit, a four-year freeze on working-age benefits and tax credits, restrictions on child tax credits and reduced support for persons with disabilities in the Work-Related Activity Group. Concerns are raised that these changes have been introduced without adequate assessments of their impact on the rights to social protection and an adequate standard of living, and may contribute to a rise in poverty and inequality.
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14 Jul 2016
    21 Mar 2016
    Cameroon
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • food
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • environment
  • business
Allégations de nombreuses procédures judiciaires et condamnations d’un défenseur des droits de l’homme qui pourraient constituer une forme de harcèlement judiciaire. Selon les informations reçues, M. Nasako Besingi, le directeur de l’organisation non-gouvernementale Struggle to Economise Future Environment (SEFE), aurait fait l’objet de harcèlement judiciaire de la part de la société SG Sustainable Oils Cameroon (SGSOC). Il aurait été condamné pour diffamation, participation à des rassemblements illégaux et organisation et incitation à des manifestations non-déclarées. M. Besingi a fait l’objet de deux lettres d’allégations précédentes, envoyées le 4 janvier 2013, voir A/HRC/23/51 cas numéro CMR 6/2012, et 21 février 2014, voir A/HRC/28/85, cas numéro CMR 1/2014.
Alleged victims: 1
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    29 Feb 2016
    Other actors
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • housing
  • food
  • health
  • cultural rights
  • environment
  • business
Alleged human rights violations associated with the Don Sahong dam development project of the lower Mekong River in the territory of Lao People’s Democratic Republic, 2 kilometres from the Laos-Cambodia border. According to the information received, the dam construction, operated by a Malaysian developer, Mega First, is likely to adversely affect approximately 29.7 million people residing both upstream and downstream from the Mekong dam in Lao PDR, Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam. Despite the anticipated risks, it is alleged that the project is proceeding without adequate environmental and human rights impact assessment and in the absence of meaningful consultation with the concerned population while posing a considerable threat to the livelihoods of people living in the area, particularly in relation to their right to an adequate standard of living, including the rights to adequate food and housing, the right to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, cultural rights, the rights to information and participation, as well as the rights of indigenous peoples. Related communications were sent to the Governments of Lao People’s Democratic Republic and Malaysia on 16 and 29 February 2016, respectively, see above, case nos. LAO 1/2016 and MYS 1/2016, as well as to Mekong River Commission, see below, case no. OTH 13/2016.
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    29 Feb 2016
    Other actors
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • housing
  • food
  • health
  • cultural rights
  • environment
  • business
Alleged human rights violations associated with the Don Sahong dam development project of the lower Mekong River in the territory of Lao People’s Democratic Republic, 2 kilometres from the Laos-Cambodia border. According to the information received, the dam construction, operated by a Malaysian developer, Mega First, is likely to adversely affect approximately 29.7 million people residing both upstream and downstream from the Mekong dam in Lao PDR, Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam. Despite the anticipated risks, it is alleged that the project is proceeding without adequate environmental and human rights impact assessment and in the absence of meaningful consultation with the concerned population while posing a considerable threat to the livelihoods of people living in the area, particularly in relation to their right to an adequate standard of living, including the rights to adequate food and housing, the right to the highest standard of physical and mental health, cultural rights, the rights to information and participation, as well as the rights of indigenous peoples. Related communications were sent to the Governments of Lao People’s Democratic Republic and Malaysia on 16 and 29 February 2016, respectively, see above, case nos. LAO 1/2016 and MYS 1/2016, as well as to Mega First Corporation Berhad, see above, case no. OTH 12/2016.
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09 May 2016
    29 Feb 2016
    Malaysia
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • housing
  • food
  • health
  • cultural rights
  • environment
  • business
Alleged human rights violations associated with the Don Sahong dam development project of the lower Mekong River in the territory of Lao People’s Democratic Republic, 2 kilometres from the Laos-Cambodia border. According to the information received, the dam construction, operated by a Malaysian developer, Mega First, is likely to adversely affect approximately 29.7 million people residing both upstream and downstream from the Mekong dam in Lao PDR, Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam. Despite the anticipated risks, it is alleged that the project is proceeding without adequate environmental and human rights impact assessment and in the absence of meaningful consultation with the concerned population while posing a considerable threat to the livelihoods of people living in the area, particularly in relation to their right to an adequate standard of living, including the rights to adequate food and housing, the right to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, cultural rights, the rights to information and participation, as well as the rights of indigenous peoples. A related communication was sent to the Government of Lao People’s Democratic Republic on 16 February 2016, see above, case no. LAO 1/2016, as well as to Mega First Corporation Berhad and the Mekong River Commission on 29 February 2016, see below, case nos. OTH 12/2016 and 13/2016.
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    19 Feb 2016
    Guatemala
    JAL
  • food
  • poverty
Carta enviada a las autoridades de Guatemala con el fin de alentar a las nuevas autoridades cumplir con cuarto sentencias del Juzgado de Niñez y Adolescencia del Departamento de Zacapa del 2013, centrales al derecho a la alimentación en Guatemala. Se alienta concluir a la brevedad posible los avances en la elaboración y aprobación del Protocolo de actuación para el ejercicio del derecho humano a la alimentación, en el marco del cumplimiento de estas sentencias.
Alleged victims: 5
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10 May 2016
    16 Feb 2016
    Lao People's Democratic Republic
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • housing
  • food
  • health
  • cultural rights
  • environment
  • business
Alleged human rights violations associated with the Don Sahong dam development project of the lower Mekong River in the territory of Lao People’s Democratic Republic, 2 kilometres from the Laos-Cambodia border. According to the information received, the dam construction, operated by a Malaysian developer, Mega First, is likely to adversely affect approximately 29.7 million people residing both upstream and downstream from the Mekong dam in Lao PDR, Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam. Despite the anticipated risks, it is alleged that the project is proceeding without adequate environmental and human rights impact assessment and in the absence of meaningful consultations with the concerned population while posing a considerable threat to the livelihoods of people living in the area, particularly in relation to their right to an adequate standard of living, including the rights to adequate food and housing, the right to the highest standard of physical and mental health, cultural rights, the rights to information and participation, as well as the rights of indigenous peoples. A related communication was sent to the Government of Malaysia on 29 February 2016, see below, case no. MYS 1/2016, as well as to Mega First Corporation Berhad and the Mekong River Commission on 29 February 2016, see below, case nos. OTH 12/2016 and OTH 13/2016.
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10 May 2016
    15 Jan 2016
    Syrian Arab Republic
    UA
  • food
Allegations of starvation and situations of extreme malnutrition in besieged areas in Syria. According to the information received, approximately 400,000 people living in 15 besieged and hard-to-reach locations throughout Syria are trapped in desperate circumstances and in urgent need of emergency assistance. Heavily restricted access to essential supplies has resulted in besieged communities enduring immense suffering with allegations suggesting that in the town of Madaya alone 23 people, including children, starved to death since December 2015, while many others continue to suffer from acute malnutrition. Grave concern is expressed at the reported suffering of the afore-mentioned besieged populations, particularly at the reported cases of starvation and extreme malnutrition.
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18 Jan 2016
    15 Dec 2015
    India
    JUA
  • food
  • health
  • water and sanitation
  • unilateral coercive measures
Alleged blockage at the Nepal-India border of vessels carrying essential goods resulting in a lack of basic supplies and services, including food, fuel, water and sanitation, and medical supplies and services available to the people of Nepal. According to the information received, on 20 September 2015, Nepal promulgated a new constitution, the adoption of which eventually resulted in a blockage at the border with India. On 24 September 2015, vehicles carrying essential supplies were prevented from entering Nepal. A lack of medical supplies combined with water shortages have reportedly reduced the availability of certain medical procedures, while the shortage of other vital supplies such as food and fuel had a detrimental impact on the health of persons in situation of vulnerability, school closures, and deforestation for use as fuel. As a consequence of this blockage and due to Nepal’s heavy reliance on the border trade and transactions the country risks facing a humanitarian crisis.
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28 Dec 2015
    25 Nov 2015
    Guatemala
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • food
  • hazardous substances
  • water and sanitation
  • environment
  • business
Presuntas violaciones de varios derechos humanos de al menos 12.000 personas que viven en 14 comunidades en el departamento de El Petén, Guatemala, debido a la contaminación del río La Pasión además de alegaciones de restricciones en el trabajo de defensores de derechos humanos denunciando esta situación. Según la información recibida, desde abril de 2015 se ha encontrado una gran cantidad de peces muertos flotando en el río. Se alega que la muerte de peces en el río La Pasión está relacionada con la presencia de altos niveles de un pesticida organofosforado llamado "malatión". La contaminación del río fue responsabilidad de REPSA, una empresa de aceite de palma que tiene una plantación y una planta de procesamiento ubicada cerca de los afluentes de dicho río. Se alega además que el río La Pasión es una fuente hídrica esencial para el sustento de aproximadamente 12.000 personas del municipio de Sayaxché. Igualmente, se ha constatado que miembros de las comunidades utilizan el agua del río para lavar ropa, pesca cocinar, beber, bañarse y para la agricultura de subsistencia.
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    20 Jul 2015
    Argentina
    JAL
  • food
  • water and sanitation
Presunta violación de los derechos al agua y saneamiento y a la alimentación. Según la información recibida, los residentes del oeste del Estado de la Pampa aún padecen de la falta de agua potable. El Gobierno de Argentina habría recibido una carta de alegación a este respecto el 17 de abril de 2014, enviada por el Relator Especial sobre el derecho humano al agua potable y al saneamiento y la Relatora Especial sobre el derecho a la alimentación.
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    19 Feb 2015
    Thailand
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • food
  • hazardous substances
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • environment
  • business
Allegations of threats against, incommunicado detention, attempted killing and killings of several environmental and land rights defenders, as well as threats against community members. According to the information received, on 30 November 2014, Mr. Pitan Thongpanang, who had been leading a campaign against a mining company operating the Barite mine in Nonpitan District, Nakhon Si Thammarat Province, was shot dead by an unknown armed man. On 3 December 2014, Mr. Somsuk Kohkrang, a land rights activist in Muang District, Krabi Province, was shot dead by an unknown armed man. On 29 December 2014, the house of Mr. Suwit Jeh-Soh, a community activist and school director in Mueng Ta Kau Village, Phattalung Province, was attacked by unknown armed individuals with multiple rounds of gunfire. On 3 February 2015, Mr. Pianrat Boonrit, a prominent land rights activist from the Premsub community in Chaiburi District, Surat Thani Province, while complying with a summons he had received to present himself at Vibhavadi Rangsit Military Camp, was detained and held incommunicado for two days. On 11 February 2015, Mr. Chai Bunthonglek, a community land rights activist from the Khlong Sai Pattana Community in Chaiburi District, Surat Thani Province, was shot dead by two unidentified armed men. Two previous communications concerning killings of environmental and land rights defenders were sent to the Government of Thailand; on 9 January 2013, see A/HRC/23/51, case no. THA 1/2013; and on 2 April 2013, see A/HRC/24/21, case no. THA 3/2013.
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24 Feb 2015
02 Apr 2015
21 May 2015
    12 Feb 2015
    Guatemala
    JUA
  • food
  • poverty
Alegaciones de reducción del salario mínimo que afectaría el derecho a un nivel de vida adecuado, incluyendo alimentación, vestido y vivienda, de trabajadores de manufactura. Según la información recibida, la aprobación de varios Acuerdos Gubernamentales (471 a 474/ 2014) por parte del Organismo Ejecutivo introducirían un nuevo nivel de salario mínimo para la industria de manufactura ligera, dedicada a productos de exportación en cuatro municipios: Estanzuela (Zacapa), Masagua (Escuintla) y San Agustín Acasaguastlán y Guastatoya (El Progreso). Dicho salario mínimo sólo cubriría el 46 por ciento de la canasta básica de alimentos (CBA) y el 25 por ciento de la canasta básica vital (CBV), respectivamente. Se expresa preocupación por el hecho de que dicho salario mínimo estaría muy por debajo del nivel de ingresos suficientes para cubrir los gastos básicos de vida, lo cual pudiera indicar una violación prima facie del derecho de toda persona a un nivel de vida adecuado para ella y su familia.
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13 Mar 2015
13 Mar 2015
13 Mar 2015
13 Mar 2015
13 Mar 2015
    06 Nov 2014
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    JAL
  • executions
  • torture
  • food
  • health
Allégations de violations de droit à la vie et à la santé. Selon les informations reçues, entre septembre 2013 et septembre 2014, 42 combattants démobilisés et au moins cinq femmes et 57 enfants sont décédés dans le camp de Kotakoli en République démocratique du Congo. Les victimes seraient d’anciens éléments du M23, des groupes Nyatura, de l’Alliance du peuple pour un Congo libre et souverain (APCLS) et d’autres groupes Maï-Maï, qui s’étaient préalablement rendus. De graves préoccupations sont exprimées quant aux allégations concernant les circonstances de la mort de ces combattants et des membres de leur famille ainsi que sur l’absence d’enquêtes pertinentes y relatives.
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    14 Oct 2014
    Israel
    JUA
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
  • housing
  • food
  • minority issues
  • cultural rights
Alleged imminent risk of forced eviction and transfer of Palestinian Bedouin communities, acts prohibited under international human rights and humanitarian law. According to the information received, Palestinian Bedouin communities currently residing in the central West Bank, including the East Jerusalem periphery, are at imminent risk of forced eviction and transfer to three urbanized sites at Al Jabal, Nuweima and Fasayil in the Jerusalem and Jericho Governorates of the West Bank, as a result of steps being taken by the Government of Israel to relocate them. Between 5,000 and 11,000 individuals are considered to be at risk of relocation to these sites.
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    09 Sep 2014
    Georgia
    JAL
  • housing
  • food
  • minority issues
  • cultural rights
Alleged involuntary resettlement of an estimated 1,700 to 2,500 inhabitants of the upper Svaneti region, including a large number of individuals and families from the Svan minority ethnic subgroup. According to the information received, the Government of Georgia plans to resume the construction of the Khudoni hydropower plant in the Enguri River gorge on the territory of the Mestia municipality in upper Svaneti, four kilometres south of the village of Khaishi, Georgia. It is reported that the construction will flood at least 1,500 hectares of forest and agricultural land along with the village of Khaishi, which is the administrative centre of a number of villages in the area. Concern is expressed that the residents of the Upper Svaneti region will face violations of their right to an adequate standard of living, including food and housing, and their right to take part in cultural life as a result of the construction of Khudoni dam and their resettlement.
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16 Dec 2014
    18 Aug 2014
    Republic of Korea
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
  • food
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • environment
  • older persons
Allegations of excessive use of force by Government employees, private security and police officers against environmental human rights defenders and communities affected, who were protesting against the construction of sixty-nine high-voltage (765kv) nuclear power transmission towers by the Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) in five villages of Miryang, Gyeongsang-do Province. According to the information received, the protesters share a grave concern that these nuclear power towers will cause environmental destruction and damage to food crops, resulting in serious violations of human rights for the largely aging population, notably the right to an adequate standard of living, the right to food and the right to health. Reportedly, most residents are senior citizens in their seventies, who have been denied meaningful, participatory consultations with Government agencies or KEPCO since 2007. Reports indicate that peaceful protests have been violently suppressed since 2012. The most recent incident occurred on 11 June 2014 when around 2,000 police officers and 200 Miryang public officers were mobilized against approximately 100 senior residents conducting ‘sit-in’ protests at five construction sites, resulting in a series of human rights abuses, including personal injuries, the illegal arrest of protesters and the illegal collection of video footage.
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22 Oct 2014
    27 May 2014
    Republic of Korea
    JAL
  • housing
  • food
  • health
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Follow-up letter concerning alleged forced eviction of residents living in Jagatsinghpur District, Odisha, India and surrounding areas. According to the information received, up to 20, 000 people may be forced to leave their homes as a result of land being acquired for the construction of an integrated steel plant and a captive port by Korean steel corporation, Pohang Iron and Steel Corporation (POSCO). Reports suggest that the construction of the steel plant will result in serious violations of the human rights of affected people, including the right to an adequate standard of living, right to food, right to adequate housing, right to water and sanitation, right to health, right to education, and other related rights of people living in extreme poverty. Reports further indicate that the rights of those opposing the project have been suppressed resulting in a series of human rights abuses.
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07 Aug 2014
    20 May 2014
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    JAL
  • housing
  • food
  • poverty
Alleged violation of the human rights of persons living in poverty in the context of austerity measures. According to the information received, the Government has undertaken a combination of wide-ranging legal reforms and policy interventions designed to reduce public expenditure at the national and local level. A number of these measures were brought into effect through the Welfare Reform Act 2012. In January 2014, it was announced that austerity measures would continue between 2015 and 2017, with a further £12 billion to be cut from welfare expenditure. Concerns are expressed that these measures could severely undermine minimum essential levels of economic and social rights (in particular the right to an adequate standard of living, the right to adequate housing, the right to food, and the right to social security) in certain circumstances. The interventions amount to retrogressive measures prohibited under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
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10 Jul 2014
    05 May 2014
    Pakistan
    JAL
  • food
  • health
  • minority issues
  • water and sanitation
Alleged death of at least 132 children in the Thar desert, Tharparkar district, Sindh province as a result of malnutrition. According to the information received, severe and chronic food and water shortages due to drought and extreme poverty are the principal causes of death. The majority of victims reportedly belong to the minority Dalit community. Reports suggest that the crisis has been exacerbated by insufficient investment in healthcare facilities with long standing vacancies in Government run hospitals and health centres, as well as a lack of female doctors, limiting the provision of adequate medical services. Undue delays on the part of the authorities to react to the crisis have reportedly resulted in the Sindh provincial Government being accused by the Supreme Court of failing to fully report the facts, highlighting its failure to distribute sixty thousand bags of wheat flour allocated to the region in December 2013.
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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
    17 Apr 2014
    Argentina
    JAL
  • food
  • water and sanitation
Alegaciones sobre la falta de acceso a agua potable en las comunidades del oeste de la Pampa. Según la información recibida, se produce la desecación del río Atuel en el Estado de la Pampa con la creación de la represa Nihuil (1947) en el Estado de Mendoza. Desde entonces se llevaron a cabo distintas iniciativas para asegurar que el río Atuel satisfaga las demandas de riego de tierras cultivadas. Asimismo las fuentes informaron del incumplimiento por parte del Estado de Mendoza del acuerdo firmado entre ambos estados que permite a las comunidades de la Pampa disponer de agua potable para sus usos personales y domésticos, y para que puedan desarrollar actividades productivas.
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22 Oct 2015
    21 Feb 2014
    Cameroon
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • food
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • environment
Allégations d’attaques physiques, arrestations arbitraires et harcèlement judiciaire contre des membres de deux organisations non-gouvernementales (ONG): Struggle to Economise Future Environment (SEFE) et Nature Cameroon, ainsi que des interdictions arbitraires imposées aux membres de Nature Cameroon de se réunir et de participer à des réunions publiques non déclarées. Selon les informations reçues, le directeur de SEFE, M. Nasako Besingi, serait victime d’harcèlement judiciaire et aurait été récemment accusé d’avoir pris part à l’organisation et la conduite d’une réunion publique non déclarée. L’ONG Nature Cameroon quant à elle aurait vu son droit de tenir des réunions et des manifestations publiques suspendu pour avoir tenu, par le passé, des réunions non autorisées répétées. Certains de ses membres auraient également été agressés par un groupe de quatre hommes travaillant pour de l’entreprise d’Herakles Farms. SEFE a déjà fait l’objet d’une lettre d’allégation envoyée le 4 janvier 2013, réf. A/HRC/23/51, no. CMR 6/2012. Des questions concernant des allégations de violations du droit à la liberté de réunion pacifique ont fait l’objet de deux lettres d’allégation envoyées le 8 mai 2012, réf. A/HRC/21/49, no. CMR 1/2012, et le 10 juillet 2012, réf. A/HRC/22/67/Corr.2, no. CMR 2/2012.
Alleged victims: 5
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    18 Feb 2014
    Papua New Guinea
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • food
  • water and sanitation
  • business
Alleged negative impact of large-scale land acquisitions under the Special Agricultural and Business Leases (‘SABLs’) scheme on human rights. According to the information received, large-scale land acquisitions have been granted without due respect for legal procedures and safeguards and have negatively impacted the ability of indigenous communities to maintain customary land use patterns, sustain their traditional way of living, access land and secure their rights to food and water. Reportedly, concessions for the development of customary land have been granted without consultation and consent, and there have been incidents of violence or intimidation against landowners who expressed opposition to the SABLs.
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    03 Feb 2014
    Kenya
    JAL
  • violence against women
  • housing
  • food
  • poverty
  • women in law and in practice
Allegations of discrimination against women caused by provisions contained in the 2013 Matrimonial Property Bill. According to the information received, the 2013 Matrimonial Property Bill, adopted by the National Parliament of the Republic of Kenya on 12 November 2013, denies women the right to marital property upon divorce or death of their spouse, unless they can prove they made a financial contribution during their marriage. It has also been reported that only a minority of women own land title deeds in their own names or jointly with men in Kenya and that traditional customary laws regard property as the sole preserve of men, with women often struggling to provide for themselves and their children when they are widowed, divorced or separated.
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    31 Jan 2014
    Syrian Arab Republic
    JUA
  • torture
  • housing
  • food
  • health
  • water and sanitation
Alleged denial of access to food, safe drinking water, adequate shelter and medical supplies, facilities and services as a method of war in violation of international human rights law. According to the information received, Government and pro-government armed forces have laid siege to several towns and villages that had previously faced massive levels of destruction of homes and infrastructures, and are blocking access of residents to supplies of food, water, and medicines. Moreover, Government and pro-government forces have reportedly deliberately attacked food and water supplies as well as medical units and personnel in opposition-held areas. Reportedly, anti-government armed groups have also in some cases blocked access to food and medical supplies to residents under siege and attacked medical units.
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    20 Jan 2014
    Syrian Arab Republic
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • torture
  • food
  • health
  • water and sanitation
Alleged denial of access to food, safe drinking water and medical supplies and services for detainees in Aleppo Central Prison. According to the information received, more than 400 detainees in Aleppo Central Prison have died since April 2013, mainly as a result of lack of access to food, safe drinking water and medical supplies and care. The prison, which is under the Government’s control, reportedly houses approximately 3,500 detainees and is located in an area of heavy fighting between Government forces and armed opposition groups. Reportedly, the Red Crescent is prevented from delivering adequate supplies of food and medication to the detainees.
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03 Feb 2014
    01 Oct 2013
    Israel
    JAL
  • food
  • poverty
Alleged policies and practices of the State of Israel negatively impacting the enjoyment of several economic, social, civil and political rights of persons living in the Gaza strip. According to the information received, naval attacks within three nautical miles off the Gaza coast have allegedly resulted in the destruction of fishing boats, nets and other fishing equipment. The alleged restriction of movement of farmers in the “buffer zone” has reportedly resulted in property and crops destruction and damage. Reports further suggest that the limited access to export markets created significant challenges for businesses based in the Gaza strip with 95% of the 3,900 industrial establishments having closed or been forced to suspend their work. According to the reports received, four residents of the Gaza strip have been subjected to these policies and practices and have allegedly sustained important losses, which have plunged them and their families in conditions of extreme poverty, deprivation, inadequate standards of living and food insecurity. Reports further suggest that due to legal and procedural obstacles, the alleged victims are reportedly unable to seek remedy or accountability from Israel.
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    29 Jul 2013
    Argentina
    JAL
  • torture
  • food
  • health
Alegación de actos de malos tratos y tortura contra internos detenidos dentro de la Unidad Penitenciaria XV de Batán, provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina. De acuerdo al reporte recibido, el centro cuenta con condiciones deficientes, así como, hacinamiento ocasionado por la desproporción considerable entre el número de detenidos y la capacidad del centro. Asimismo, se informa que no existe un sistema de control constante dentro de los centros penitenciarios, originando deficiencias en el abastecimiento de alimentos, servicios sanitarios y atención médica las 24 horas. De igual manera, se ha reportado la falta de estrategias de prevención, diagnosis y tratamiento de VIH y tuberculosis. El deterioro de las instalaciones del centro habría sido identificado constantemente por distintas autoridades judiciales. Sin embargo, las resoluciones del Poder Judicial no han sido implementadas, quedando pendiente, la clausura de ciertos pabellones, el control de la alimentación, la mejora en la higiene y desinfección de las instalaciones.
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09 Oct 2013
    11 Jun 2013
    Republic of Korea
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • housing
  • food
  • health
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • business
Alleged forced eviction of residents living in Jagatsinghpur District, Odisha, and surrounding areas in India. According to the information received, the Government of India granted concessions to the multi-national steel corporation, Pohang Iron and Steel Corporation (POSC), based in the Republic of Korea, for the construction of an intergrated steel plant and a captive port, which could force up to 20,000 people to leave their homes and land. Sources suggest that the construction of the steel plant would result in serious violations of human rights, including the right to adequate standard of living, food, adequate housing, water and sanitation, health and education.
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14 Aug 2013
    11 Jun 2013
    Other actors
    JAL
  • housing
  • food
  • health
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • business
Alleged forced eviction of residents living in Jagatsinghpur District, Odisha, and surrounding areas in India. According to the information received, the Government of India granted concessions to the multi-national steel corporation, Pohang Iron and Steel Corporation (POSC), based in the Republic of Korea, for the construction of an integrated steel plant and a captive port, which could force up to 20,000 people to leave their homes and land. Sources suggest that the construction of the steel plant would result in serious violations of human rights, including the right to adequate standard of living, food, adequate housing, water and sanitation, health and education.
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24 Jan 2014
    11 Jun 2013
    India
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • housing
  • food
  • health
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • international order
  • business
Alleged forced eviction of residents living in Jagatsinghpur District, Odisha, and surrounding areas in India. According to the information received, the Government of India granted concessions to the multi-national steel corporation, Pohang Iron and Steel Corporation (POSC), based in the Republic of Korea, for the construction of an integrated steel plant and a captive port, which could force up to 20,000 people to leave their homes and land. Sources suggest that the construction of the steel plant would result in serious violations of human rights, including the right to adequate standard of living, food, adequate housing, water and sanitation, health and education.
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    23 May 2013
    Colombia
    JAL
  • food
  • minority issues
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
  • African Descent
  • business
Alegaciones sobre los daños ocasionados por el vertimiento de sedimentos acumulados en la represa del Bajo Anchicayá a las minorías afrodescendientes que habitan en la zona. Según información recibida, dichos sedimentos provocaron la extinción de la fauna de la cuenca media y baja del río Anchicayá y también la contaminación del río, que era la única fuente de agua potable de dichas minorías, afectando de esta manera al acceso a una alimentación adecuada y al agua potable y energía eléctrica. Asimismo, se expresa preocupación por el hecho de que no existe una sentencia firme y definitiva después de más de diez años desde el vertimiento de los sedimentos. En este sentido, también se expresa preocupación por el presunto incumplimiento de las medidas impuestas a la Empresa de Energía del Pacífico (EPSA) por el Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Desarrollo Sostenible.
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30 Dec 2013
30 May 2014
    18 Apr 2013
    United States of America
    AL
  • food
Alleged adverse effects on the enjoyment of the right to food of Maya indigenous communities in Belize related to oil exploration activities by a transnational business corporation headquartered in the United States of America. According to information received, USCapital Energy, a transnational business corporation registered in the United States of America and Belize, is currently carrying out oil exploration activities in the Toledo District of Belize in customary Maya lands on the basis of concessions granted by the Government of Belize without the free, prior and informed consent of the affected indigenous communities. Concern is expressed that the environmental impact assessment of the company does not sufficiently address anticipated negative human rights impacts. Furthermore, it is alleged that the oil exploration activities do not respect judgments of the Supreme Court of Belize and recommendations of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights that the Government abstain from any acts that may affect the lands used and occupied by Maya villages in Toledo District until Maya customary lands have been demarcated and titled, unless these acts are pursuant to the informed consent by the affected indigenous communities.
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    18 Apr 2013
    Other actors
    AL
  • food
Alleged adverse effects on the enjoyment of the right to food of Maya indigenous communities in Belize related to oil exploration activities by a transnational business corporation. According to information received, USCapital Energy, a transnational business corporation registered in the United States of America and in Belize, is currently carrying out oil exploration activities in the Toledo District of Belize in customary Maya lands without the free and informed consent of the affected indigenous communities, negatively affecting their livelihoods and access to food. Concern is expressed that the environmental impact assessment of the company does not sufficiently address anticipated negative human rights impacts. Furthermore, it is alleged that the oil exploration activities do not respect judgments of the Supreme Court of Belize and recommendations of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights that the Government abstain from any acts that may affect the lands used and occupied by Maya villages in Toledo District until Maya customary lands have been demarcated and titled, unless these acts are pursuant to the informed consent by the affected indigenous communities.
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    18 Apr 2013
    Belize
    AL
  • food
Alleged adverse effects on the enjoyment of the right to food of Maya indigenous communities related to concessions granted by the Government for oil exploration activities by a transnational business corporation and the issuing of lease papers for Maya customary land to private individuals. According to information received, USCapital Energy, a transnational business corporation registered in the United States of America and Belize, is currently carrying out oil exploration activities in the Toledo District of Belize in customary Maya lands without the free and informed consent of the affected indigenous communities, negatively affecting their livelihoods and access to food. Moreover, it is alleged that Maya customary land is being leased to private individuals not belonging to the indigenous population. Allegedly, these activities do not respect judgments of the Supreme Court of Belize and recommendations of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights that the Government abstain from any acts that may affect the lands used and occupied by Maya villages in Toledo District until Maya customary lands have been demarcated and titled, unless these acts are pursuant to the informed consent by the affected indigenous communities.
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    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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    08 Mar 2013
    Chad
    JAL
  • food
  • health
  • water and sanitation
Allégation de privation d’attention médicale et de mauvaises conditions d’assainissement et d’alimentation des détenus dans les prisons de la République du Tchad. Selon les informations reçues, les prisons du Tchad seraient surpeuplées et manqueraient des services de santé essentiels, tels que personnels soignants, infirmeries équipées ou médicaments. Les infirmeries seraient utilisées comme des cellules supplémentaires. La source rapporte aussi que les installations d’assainissement seraient insuffisantes, mal entretenues et parfois inexistantes, de sorte que des maladies contagieuses et d’origine hydrique se propageraient parmi les détenus (tuberculose, gastroentérite, diarrhées et affections dermatologiques). La situation des prisons de Moussoro et d’Amsinene serait particulièrement grave. De plus, il est rapporté que l’alimentation des détenus ne serait pas toujours assurée à un niveau adéquat.
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    03 Dec 2012
    Armenia
    JAL
  • food
  • health
  • hazardous substances
  • water and sanitation
  • business
Allegations that the development and operation of the Teghut copper-molybdenum mining project will have serious environmental, health, social, and other human rights impacts. According to information received, some 82.6% of the territory conceded to the company is forest, 357 hectares of which will be cleared, and mine exploitation would allegedly result in 500 million tons of tailings (hazardous waste) and 600 million tons of other kinds of waste, to be disposed of in the gorge of Duganadzor river. Concerns are raised that this situation, not only poses a risk to those living around the project, but also to the entire country and neighboring countries.
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02 Apr 2013
    31 Oct 2012
    Philippines
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • executions
  • food
Allegations concerning the situation of oil palm cultivation in Higaonon indigenous communities in the municipality of Opol, Misamis Oriental in southern Philippines, as well as the alleged killing of an indigenous Higaonon leader who had protested against the oil palm cultivation. According to the allegations received, local government officials have actively promoted and facilitated oil palm plantations within Opol, Misamis Oriental without consideration of the land and natural resource rights of the indigenous peoples in the area. The alleged removal of Higaonon community members from their lands to make way for oil palm cultivation has reportedly led to the serious disruption of Higaonon agricultural and other traditional practices in their ancestral lands. It has also been alleged that Higaonon leaders who have actively opposed and criticized oil palm operations have been threatened and assaulted by company employees and in some cases by law enforcement officials. In this connection, information has been received regarding the shooting death of Gilbert Paborada, an indigenous Higaonon leader who had protested against oil palm operations.
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    21 Aug 2012
    Bangladesh
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • racism
  • food
  • health
  • water and sanitation
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Alleged negative human rights impacts stemming from the order to ban three humanitarian aid organizations from supporting unregistered Rohingya asylum-seekers, refugees and migrants in and around unofficial camps in the Cox’s Bazar district in south-eastern Bangladesh. According to information received, Médecins Sans Frontières, Action Contre la Faim and Muslim Aid UK received letters on 2 August 2012 from the NGO Affairs Bureau attached to the Office of the Prime Minister, asking them to cease their operations in the Cox’s Bazar district (except in the two official camps, housing some 30,000 Rohingya, run by the Government and supported by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and other partners). It is alleged that the cessation of the aid organizations activities will not only seriously infringe on the human rights of the unregistered Rohingya asylum-seekers, refugees and migrants, but also have a significant impact on the large number of local people in the area who regularly access the services provided by the non-governmental organizations.
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23 Aug 2012
    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
    09 Aug 2012
    Colombia
    JAL
  • housing
  • food
Alegaciones acerca de la situación de inseguridad de la tenencia de la comunidad de Las Pavas de aproximadamente 123 familias que supuestamente fueron desalojadas forzosamente en 2003, 2006 y 2009. Según las informaciones recibidas, las familias continúan en situación de inseguridad de la tenencia de la tierra, lo cual pone en riesgo sus derechos a un nivel de vida adecuado, a la vivienda y a la alimentación.
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23 Oct 2012
    16 Jul 2012
    Panama
    JAL
  • housing
  • food
Presuntas amenazas de desalojos forzosos en el contexto de diversos proyectos de desarrollo urbano y turístico en la Isla Pedro González, y en las Comunidades Santa Clara y Pacora de la Provincia de Coclé. Según las informaciones recibidas, en la Isla Pedro González, los habitantes ya habrían sido desalojados de sus tierras, a pesar de luchas contra dicha medida durante cuatro años, y podrían ser desalojados de sus viviendas. En las comunidades Santa Clara y Pacora, alrededor de treinta y siete familias estarían en riesgo de sufrir desalojos forzosos como resultado de acciones judiciales por parte de particulares que alegan tener la propiedad de los predios en los que habitan, a pesar de que los territorios tendrían restricciones constitucionales que impedirían su enajenación. Aparente intervención policial, con uso de gas lacrimógeno y balas de salva, habría tenido lugar en respuesta a las protestas de los residentes de las comunidades.
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19 Apr 2013
06 May 2013
    06 Jul 2012
    Other actors
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • indigenous peoples
  • housing
  • food
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Alleged negative impacts on human rights of affected communities of a proposed Bangladesh domestic policy permitting the construction of an open-pit coal mine in the township of Phulbari. Concerns transmitted to GCM Resources plc, which through its subsidiary Asia Energy Corporation (Bangladesh) Pty Ltd works under a contract with the Government of Bangladesh on the Phulbari Coal Mine project. According to information received, the open-pit coal mine in Phulbari, if constructed, would have a significant impact on food production and access by destroying approximately 12,000 acres of productive agricultural land, and on water access by lowering the water table 12 to 25 metres and potentially poisoning water sources. The proposed mine would allegedly displace up to 220,000 people over time, 50,000 of whom are indigenous peoples belonging to 23 different tribal groups. Current plans reportedly do not provide adequate compensation or resettlement, and have not included consultations with affected communities. Finally, allegations have been raised concerning continued efforts to stop human rights defenders from protesting the Phulbari coal mine and the resulting infringements on their rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly.
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31 Jan 2013
    30 Apr 2012
    Nepal
    JAL
  • housing
  • food
  • health
  • water and sanitation
Alleged threats to the enjoyment of the rights to food, housing, water and sanitation, and health care for several communities in Banke, Nepal as a result of annual flooding caused by the Lakshmanpur Dam and the Kalkwala Afflux Bund. According to information received, annual floods threaten more than 3,000 families of Holiya, Bethani, Mattaiya, Fattepur, Bankatti and Gangapur in the Banke district of Nepal. While some flooding in the area is a natural phenomenon, the annual flooding has been aggravated since the construction of the Lakshmanpur Dam in 1985 and, in particular the Kalkwala Afflux Bund built between 1999 and 2000 by the Government of India along the Indo-Nepali border. Reportedly, the affected communities were not consulted prior to the construction of the dam and afflux bund in question. It is alleged that no proper resettlement plan has been put in place despite the challenges the affected communities face yearly.
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20 Sep 2012
    30 Apr 2012
    India
    JAL
  • housing
  • food
  • health
  • water and sanitation
Alleged threats to the enjoyment of the rights to food, housing, water and sanitation, and health care for several communities in Banke, Nepal as a result of annual flooding caused by the Lakshmanpur Dam and the Kalkwala Afflux Bund. According to information received, annual floods threaten more than 3,000 families of Holiya, Bethani, Mattaiya, Fattepur, Bankatti and Gangapur in the Banke district of Nepal. While some flooding in the area is a natural phenomenon, the annual flooding has been aggravated since the construction of the Lakshmanpur Dam in 1985 and, in particular the Kalkwala Afflux Bund built between 1999 and 2000 by the Government of India along the Indo-Nepali border. Reportedly, the affected communities were not consulted prior to the construction of the dam and afflux bund in question. It is alleged that no proper resettlement plan has been put in place despite the challenges the affected communities face yearly.
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06 Aug 2013
    22 Mar 2012
    Bangladesh
    JAL
  • housing
  • food
  • poverty
Alleged threats to the right to an adequate standard of living, the right to food and the right to housing posed by illegal sand extraction. According to the information received, around 12,000 villagers living on Mayadip Island on the Meghna River face increased risk of food insecurity and homelessness as a consequence of soil erosion caused by sand extraction carried out by two companies without government authorization. Reportedly a court order issued on 26 April 2011 requiring the cessation of the sand extraction from the riverbanks close to Mayadip Island is not being enforced in practice. It is alleged that unless the practice of extracting sand is stopped, erosion will have a lasting impact on livelihoods and food insecurity in the area and result in the mass displacement of the island’s residents.
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29 Mar 2012
    29 Feb 2012
    Philippines
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • food
Alleged threats to the right to food posed by agrofuel project. According to the information received, large-scale land acquisition to secure land for the development of an agrofuel project, which will extend over 11,000 hectares, is negatively affecting the livelihood of local farmers in the municipality of San Mariano in the province of Isabela, home to some 44,700 people, including indigenous people communities. Reportedly, irregular land leasing practices have been to the disadvantage of small-scale food producers. Allegedly, there were no genuine consultations with affected communities, including the local indigenous people, and the compensation offered to farmers for the lease of the land was often well under the value associated with the land.
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    15 Feb 2012
    Bangladesh
    JAL
  • food
  • poverty
Alleged denial of food assistance to vulnerable groups caused by corruption. According to the information received, 1000 Vulnerable Group Feeding cards were allocated under the Vulnerable Group Feeding programme to the Monohorpur Union of the Gaibandha district to be distributed to the poorest and most food insecure in the area. Reportedly, the families who have been provided the feeding cards repeatedly do not receive the food they are owed, and families who fit the criteria for the food assistance programme have reportedly not received feeding cards. Allegedly, corruption amongst local public servants and political activists is at the root of the program’s reported failures at reaching the families in need. There is reportedly no administrative or judicial review process allowing local communities to voice complaints or concerns about the program.
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22 Feb 2012
    01 Feb 2012
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • food
Alleged violations of the enjoyment of various human rights through large-scale land acquisitions in Indonesia. According to the information received, the Meruake Integrated Food and Energy Estate (MIFEE) project, designed to produce inter alia agrofuels for export, is resulting in the non-consensual conversion of indigenous peoples’ ancestral lands and forests. Numerous indigenous communities, including the Zanegi, Malind, Muyu, Mandobo, Mappi and Auyu, populate this area and rely on the forests for hunting and food collection as well as for providing the foundation of their identities, unique cultures and spirituality. Information received suggests that the local indigenous communities have not been provided with good faith consultations regarding the changes in land use of their traditional territories and that no procedures were put in place to obtain their free prior informed consent. The MIFEE project has also allegedly used coercive practices to obtain the required signatures of individuals relinquishing their rights. According to reports, the MIFEE project has reduced food availability for local populations. Finally, allegations received suggest that Papua provincial police and national military intelligence have employed intimidation tactics to dissuade local community members from raising concerns about the MIFEE project.
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02 May 2013
    28 Dec 2011
    Uganda
    AL
  • food
Alleged forced eviction of subsistence farmers in Northern Uganda. According to information received, from 17 to 21 August 2001 the Ugandan army (Uganda People’s Defence Force, UPDF), using excessive force, expelled close to 4000 inhabitants of the villages of Kitemba, Luwunga, Kijunga and Kiryamakobe in the Mubende District from their land in order to lease the land to the Kaweri Coffee Plantation Ltd. Allegedly, a total of 2524 hectares of land were unlawfully seized from these communities, houses were burnt and demolished, moveable properties were looted and crops destroyed. Reportedly, the evictees lived on their respective lands for more than 12 years, unchallenged, and used the land productively for farming purposes. Allegedly, almost no compensation was provided to the evicted inhabitants and no adequate relocation options were provided. Reportedly, in 2002, 2,041 evictees sought legal redress for the alleged violations and brought the case to the Ugandan High Court. Reports received indicate that since the filing in 2002 the case has been delayed in Nakawa High Court, Kampala and no substantial decision has been reached.
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    21 Dec 2011
    Bangladesh
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • indigenous peoples
  • housing
  • food
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Alleged negative impacts on human rights of affected communities of proposed domestic policy permitting the construction of an open-pit coal mine in the township of Phulbari. According to the information received, the open-pit mine in Phulbari, if constructed, would have a significant impact on food production and access, by destroying close to 12,000 acres of productive agricultural land, and on water access by lowering the water table 12 to 25 meters and potentially poisoning water sources. The mine would allegedly lead to the displacement of up to 220,000 people over time, 50,000 of whom are indigenous people belonging to 23 different tribal groups. Current plans reportedly do not provide for adequate compensation or resettlement and have not included consultations with affected communities. Finally, allegations have been raised regarding continued efforts to stop human rights defenders from protesting the Phulbari coal mine.
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22 Dec 2011
    30 Nov 2011
    Ecuador
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • food
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Acerca de las alegaciones recibidas indicando el asesinato del Sr. Marlon Lozano Yulán, miembro de la organización Unión Tierra y Vida. Según la informacion recibida, el Sr. Marlon Lozano Yulán, fue objecto de disparos cuando éste se encontraba en la intersección de las calles Rumichaca y Manabí de la ciudad de Guayaquil. Las heridas le habrían ocasionado una hemorragia interna, causándole la muerte el 21 de julio de 2011. Según se informa, varios dirigentes de diversas asociaciones que luchan por el acceso a la tierra, habrían sido también asesinados y objeto de actos intimidatorios.
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    18 Nov 2011
    Thailand
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • internally displaced persons
  • migrants
  • housing
  • food
  • water and sanitation
Alleged arbitrary arrest and detention and lack of access to food, water and adequate housing and other alleged human rights violations of migrant workers in Thailand in the context of the flood crisis. According to information received, migrant workers working and living in Thailand have been arrested and detained for travelling outside of their permitted areas of work or for lack of identification documents as they have escaped flooded areas to seek shelter, reunite with relatives, or return to their countries of origin. Many of the arrests and detention have allegedly occurred in Mae Sot, Tak Province, at the border with Myanmar. Reports of lack of access to food and water for migrants whilst in detention or in certain areas due to migrant workers being excluded from distribution of food and other essential items according to house registration records have also been received. It is further alleged that migrant workers have been denied access to emergency shelters as some facilities have allegedly been open to Thai citizens only, whilst other shelters have required the holding of a recommendation or certificate from the Ministry of Labour. According to information received, migrant workers have furthermore had difficulties in accessing assistance due to poor or little access to information. Deportation of migrants from Thailand to Myanmar have also been reported which could be in violation of the obligation of non-refoulement.
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24 Nov 2011
04 Apr 2012
    25 Oct 2011
    Honduras
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • torture
  • housing
  • food
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Presunto asesinato, atentado contra la vida, detención arbitraria y amenaza de muerte. Según las informaciones recibidas, el 2 de octubre de 2011, el Sr. X, miembro de la cooperativa Lempira afiliada al Movimiento Unificado Campesino del Aguán (MUCA), habría sido asesinado por guardias de seguridad de una finca privada en el valle del Bajo Aguán. Desde enero de 2010 aproximadamente 40 personas vinculadas a las organizaciones campesinas de la región habrían sido asesinadas. El 5 de octubre de 2011, los Sres. Y, tesorero del Asentamiento Campesino La Aurora, y Z, secretario de la misma cooperativa, habrían sido atacados con armas de fuego por guardias de seguridad y habrían resultado gravemente heridos. El 6 de octubre de 2011 el Sr. A, miembro del Movimiento Campesino Recuperación Nacional, habría sido detenido y trasladado a las oficinas de la policía en Tocoa, Colón donde le habría interrogado, golpeado y se le habría aplicado toques eléctricos. La policía le habría dado dos días para que denunciara a los dirigentes de la organización campesina y le habría amenazado de muerte en caso de no proveer la información.
Alleged victims: 4
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    10 Aug 2011
    Guatemala
    JAL
  • housing
  • food
Supuesto desalojo de 14 comunidades Q’echi’es del valle del Polochic. El desalojo fue sujeto de una comunicación anterior (ver A/HRC/18/51, GTM 4/2011). Según la nueva información recibida, el Estado no habría accionado los mecanismos institucionales suficientes para dar con una solución al problema de la falta de vivienda y tierra por parte de las comunidades desalojadas, y las propuestas presentadas no se mostrarían viables para dichas comunidades. Según los informes recibidos, las familias desalojadas se encontrarían en una situación extremadamente difícil viviendo en distintas áreas, buscando refugio temporal en casas de familiares y otras comunidades, alquilando tierras o viviendo al margen de la carretera. Otro enfrentamiento se habría llevado a cabo el 21 de mayo, cuando las comunidades habrían entrado nuevamente en las tierras para recolectar sus cultivos y habrían abandonado corriendo el lugar ante la llegada de guardias de seguridad fuertemente armados. Ese mismo día, guardias privados habrían utilizado armas de fuego contra los campesinos de la comunidad Canlún I, asesinando al campesino Oscar Reyes e hiriendo a los campesinos Miguel Chub Cucul, Marcelino Ical Chub y Alnoldo Caal Rax.
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    29 Jul 2011
    India
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • food
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Alleged acts of violence and intimidation in the context of forced evictions. According to the information received, the residents of Govindpur village have for several years expressed opposition to the acquisition of their lands by a Korean-owned company called POSCO. On 9 June 2011, over 2,000 villagers reportedly formed a human barricade, trying to prevent the police forces from seizing the land for the company. The people of Govindpur were allegedly not able to access the nearby market to sell their products for fear of being captured by the police. Reportedly, the police forces also proceeded to destroy the betel vine, a locally grown food crop, in an apparent effort to force villagers to leave their lands. On 16 July 2011, more than 200 people from Sanhaipai Mathasahi village and Polong village reportedly gathered in the forest in order to prevent the area from being cleared by the police. The police allegedly responded with violence, and eight people were injured. On 15 July 2011, hundreds of people protesting the land acquisitions for the construction of the integrated steel plant were reportedly arrested and then released. The authorities of Orissa allegedly processed hundreds of criminal charges against residents who mobilized to resist the land acquisition efforts. Since 2009 the following leaders have reportedly been arrested and then released on bail: Mr. Ashok Bardhan, Mr. Sura Dash, Mr. Dambarudhar Palai, Mr. Bhramarbar Sethy, Mr. Sachikanta Mahapatra, Mr. Kailash Biswal, Mr. Anirudha Nayak, Mr. Ramesh Das, Mr. Abhaya Sahoo and Mr. Prakash Jena . On 3 June 2011, the police reportedly brutally beat villagers from the community of Nuagoan, who were expressing opposition to the forceful acquisition of their land for the project. Several people were allegedly injured in the attack . 17 people were allegedly arrested, including women and children. Members of the local government administration allegedly incited project supporters to burn down the betel vines of a member of PPSS in the Nuagaon village . The alleged forced eviction of farmers from Polong and Noliasahi villages was the subject of an earlier communication (see above, IND 12/2011).
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    04 Jul 2011
    Philippines
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • food
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Alleged acts of violence and intimidation against human rights defenders. According to the information received, on 14 June 2011, private guards opened fire and beat protestors who had set up camp outside the Central Mindanao University (CMU). The guards had reportedly been hired by the CMU. Mr. Billy Jardin, Mr. Gregorio Santillan and Mr. Larry de Vera reportedly received gunshot wounds and were hospitalised. The guards allegedly beat many of the protesters including Mr. Wenni Loable, Mr. José Benemerito and Ms. Marilou Fortin, who were seriously injured as a result. The aforementioned human rights defenders are members of the Buffalo-Tamaraw-Limus (BTL) Farmer’s Association and BTL Women’s Association. They had set up camp outside the university to protest against the forced eviction of approximately 800 families from over 400 hectares of land that were inside of the CMU.
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    17 Jun 2011
    Other actors
    AL
  • food
Letter from the Special Rapporteur on the right to food to the European Commission, transmitting his views on the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). In the Special Rapporteur’s view, the reform of the CAP offers a unique opportunity to take into account the impact of the agricultural policies of the European Union on the right to food in developing countries.
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    29 Apr 2011
    China
    JUA
    CHN 12/2011
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • religion or belief
  • food
  • minority issues
Alleged police killings and arrest of monks. A communication was sent on 21 April 2011 concerning the harassment of the monastic community and the deteriorating situation at Ngaba Kirti Monastery (see above, case no. CHN 9/2011). According to the new information received, on the evening of 21 April and morning of 22 April 2011, more than 300 monks were arrested in Ngaba Kirti Monastery and driven away in army trucks to undisclosed locations. A group of elderly lay people who were standing vigil at the monastery gate were allegedly beaten by the police and their arms and legs were broken. Ms. Sherkyi, 65 years old, and Mr. Dhonkho, 60 years old, reportedly died as a result of the beatings by the police. Among the monks who were reportedly arrested, the following remained detained: Mr. Lobsang Rinchen (37 years old), Mr. Lobsang Samten (39 years old), Mr. Lobsang Tsering (32 years old), Mr. Chuka Samten (30 years old), Mr. Dakpa (29 years old), Mr. Samten Dher (31 years old), Mr. Sangye (45 years old), Mr. Lopel (38 years old), Mr. Loepo (32 years old), Mr. Takho (31 years old), Mr. Woesel (38 years old), Mr. Choephel (43 years old), Mr. Lobsang Sopa (42 years old), Mr. Samdup (39 years old), Mr. Jamyang Tempa (45 years old), Mr. Tsondu (30 years old), Mr. Yeshi (28 years old), Mr. Lhundup Ringmo (29 years old), Mr. Thupten Jamyang (32 years old), Mr. Tsezin (38 years old), Mr. Shedup, Mr. Lhundup Ringmo, Mr. Jampa (30 years old), Mr. Choejay (28 years old), Mr. Khai Sang (29 years old), Mr. Wangdak (30 years old), Mr. Tenchok (31 years old), Mr. Gedhun Tsering (35 years old), Mr. Khayon Sangye (38 years old), Mr. Khayon Tashi (31 years old), Mr. Jamyang Tenzin (45 years old), Mr. Choephel (29 years old), Mr. Tsering (25 years old), Mr. Jampel Tsultrim (31 years old), Mr. Tsering Thoepa (33 years old), Mr. Choezing (19 years old), Mr. Tsering (18 years old), Mr. Choe chok (18 years old), Mr. Jigme (21 years old), Mr. Dakpa Gosay (45 years old), Mr. Woezo Lhundup (47 years old), Mr. Tsongon Trulku (48 years old), Mr. Tse Trulku (50 years old), Mr. Lobsang Sherab (33 years old), Mr. Jamyang (41 years old), Mr. Dakpa Nag (34 years old), Mr. Ngenkho (35 years old), Mr. Dakpa Chung (27 years old) and Mr. Lobsang Kelsang (34 years old).
Alleged victims: 44
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    21 Apr 2011
    China
    JUA
    CHN 9/2011
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • religion or belief
  • torture
  • food
  • minority issues
Alleged harassment of monastic community. According to the information received, on 16 March 2011, marking the third anniversary of a demonstration at Ngaba Kirti Monastery in which 10 Tibetans were reportedly killed, the late monk Phuntsok Jarutsang, aged 21, set himself on fire. Subsequently, over 1,000 monks and laymen took to the streets to express their anger. Reportedly, at least 33 individuals were arrested and the Chinese Government imposed an indefinite ban on the religious activities at the Monastery. The protestors were reportedly dispersed by a large military force using steel truncheons and electric batons, with several monks and laymen being detained. On 8 April, the following three monks from the Ngaba Kirti Monastery were reportedly arrested: Mr. Dhonyoe Dorjee, Mr. Tenzin Jamko and an unidentified monk. On the same day, following a protest in front of the Public Security Bureau Office at Warma Township in Dzamthang County, an unidentified man was reportedly critically injured in a police offensive and died later in hospital. On 30 March, two monks, Mr. Lobsang Ngodup, 32 years old, and Mr. Lobsang Choephel, 24 years old, were reportedly detained and their whereabouts remained unknown. On 25 March, Mr. Lobsang Tsepak, 27 years old, was reportedly detained by police in Beijing. He is a student at the Central Nationalities University and also affiliated to the Ngaba Kirti Monastery. On 23 March, Mr. Wolkho, Mr. Dorjee, Mr. A-Dor and Mr. Woeser Dorjee were reportedly arrested and detained. This was following a protest in Namda Township, a neighboring township in Ngaba, to express solidarity with the protesters in Ngaba County. On 20 March, Mr. Lobsang Tenzin, a 19-year-old monk of Ngaba Kirti Monastery was reportedly arrested and detained. Furthermore, in September 2010, Order No. 8 entitled ?Management measure for Tibetan Buddhist monasteries and temples? was reportedly issued by the State Administration for Religious Affairs (SARA), entering into force on 1 November 2010. Order No. 8 reportedly curtails traditional Buddhist practices including the transmission of teachings and traditional practices of Buddhist hierarchy as well as enabling Government authorities to implement policies uniformly across the monastic institutions.
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    18 Mar 2011
    Guatemala
    JUA
    GTM 4/2011
  • housing
  • food
Supuestos procesos de desalojo de doce comunidades en el Valle del Polochic. Según la información recibida, el 15 de marzo de 2011, la policía Nacional Civil y miembros del ejército desalojaron a la comunidad Miralvalle. Habrian disparado armas de fuego. Como resultado, falleció Antonio Beb Ac, y otros habrían resultado heridos: Federico Caal, Emilio Xol Yat, Hugo Leonel Caal, y Concepción Tut Coy. El 16 de marzo, la comunidad Caserío Agua Caliente de Telemán habría sido notificada con una hora de antelación del desalojo de sus casas y cultivos. El 17 de marzo otras dos comunidades habrían sido desalojadas. Se habrían realizado detenciones, intimidaciones y amenazas. Este mismo día, habrían entrado a desalojar a la comunidad ?Bella Flor?, donde fue capturado por la policía el campesino Manuel Xuc Cucul de Panzos. Según la información recibida, las comunidades se encontrarían en un proceso de diálogo y negociación para resolver la conflictividad agraria.
Alleged victims: 5
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    18 Feb 2011
    Malaysia
    JAL
    MYS 3/2011
  • indigenous peoples
  • food
Alleged failure to recognize and respect native customary land rights. According to the information received, the Kayan indigenous community of the Long Teran Kanan village in Tinjar, Miri, Sarawak had been involved in a legal dispute over their land for 12 years. The Miri High Court allegedly ruled in favour of the community on 31 March 2010. One of the defendants, IOI Pelita Plantation Sdn. Bhd., appealed the judgment and had allegedly not respected the court order in the interim, continuing palm oil operations in the community. The village‘s crops have reportedly been bulldozed and planted with oil palms, destroying the Kayan people‘s traditional livelihoods and threatening their right to food. This case is reportedly emblematic of the over 200 cases before the Sarawak courts relating to indigenous communities‘ ability to exercise their native customary rights over their lands, upon which they depend for fishing, hunting or farming, and which are essential to their cultural survival. See the Special Rapporteur‘s observations on this case in A/HRC/18/35.Add.1.
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    01 Feb 2011
    Egypt
    JUA
    EGY 4/2011
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • torture
  • food
  • disappearances
Alleged arrests, excessive use of force, killings, attacks against journalists, and disruptions in media coverage and access to the Internet in relation to demonstrations. According to the information received, the following demonstrators were killed between 25 and 29 January 2011: Mutapha Ragab, aged 21, Sulaiman Saber, aged 35, Ghareeb Abdulall, Fayez Fahim, Mohamed Ahmed Yosph, aged 23, Mahmoud Ahmed Mahmoud, aged 26, Alae Abdelmehsen, Mustapha Abdellah, Mohamed Sha‘ban Bashir, aged 30, Mutafa Jamal Wardani, Eraddi Mohamed =eraddi, Ahmed Ali Mohamed, Achraf Nour Al DIn Mohamed, aged 40, Islam Metwali Mohamed, Sharif Al Sayed Redwan, Faraj Abdelfatah Awad, Mohamed Mahrous Anwar, Samir Abdellah, aged 55, Ali Ahmed Ali, Abdelmajeed Abdelalim Abdelmajeed, aged 41. Reportedly, hundreds of arrests were made of peaceful demonstrators, and some of those arrested were taken to undisclosed locations. On 26 January, access to social networking sites were reportedly blocked, and on 28 January, the country‘s four primary Internet service providers all stopped moving data in and out of the country. Similarly, mobile phone connections were disrupted. On 30 January, the Minister of Information reportedly ordered the suspension of the operations of Al-Jazeera in Egypt. The following journalists were allegedly targeted by security forces while covering the demonstrations: Mr. Asadallah al-Sawi, Mr. Ahmad Mansour, Mr. Ben Wedemen and Ms. Mary Rogers.
Alleged victims: 16
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    24 Jan 2011
    Other actors
    AL
    OTH 1/2011
  • food
Alleged negative impact on the right to food by the proposed EU-India free trade agreement. According to the information received, there are strong reasons to fear that the dairy and poultry sectors, especially vulnerable small-scale producers, would come under heavy pressure were import tariffs towards the EU products to be abolished under the Agreement being negotiated. It is also alleged that the investment provisions of the treaty may not be accompanied by appropriate safeguards to ensure that no investment will encourage evictions or displacement that are not in conformity with human rights principles. Consequently, the Special Rapporteur urged the European Union to consider preparing a full human rights impact assessment of the draft text of the EU-India Free Trade Agreement, prior to presenting the agreement for ratification or approval by the parliament to provide it with the information required to make a fully informed decision about the final text.
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    24 Jan 2011
    India
    AL
    IND 2/2011
  • food
Alleged negative impact on the right to food by the proposed EU-India free trade agreement. According to the information received, there are strong reasons to fear that the dairy and poultry sectors, especially vulnerable small-scale producers, would come under heavy pressure were import tariffs towards the EU products to be abolished under the Agreement being negotiated. It is also alleged that the investment provisions of the treaty may not be accompanied by appropriate safeguards to ensure that no investment will encourage evictions or displacement that are not in conformity with human rights principles. Consequently, the Special Rapporteur urged the Government of India to consider preparing a full human rights impact assessment of the draft text of the EU-India Free Trade Agreement, prior to presenting the agreement for ratification or approval by the parliament to provide it with the information required to make a fully informed decision about the final text.
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