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149 communications found
Date, Country,
Type and
ref. no. of
communication
Mandates Summary Replies
received
    28 Aug 2020
    Costa Rica
    OL
  • disability
Consideraciones sobre el derecho a la capacidad jurídica y la toma de decisiones con apoyo (A/HRC/37/56), presentado en el 37º período de sesiones del Consejo de Derechos Humanos:
Alleged victims: -
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    01 Jul 2020
    Guatemala
    JAL
  • disability
  • health
  • housing
  • older persons
Información recibida en relación con las condiciones de vida degradantes y la falta de acceso a atención médica adecuada de las personas con discapacidad en el Hospital Nacional de Salud Mental “Federico Mora”, debido a las condiciones antihigiénicas de las instalaciones, la ausencia de un tratamiento médico adecuado, y la falta de servicios en la comunidad en Guatemala, además de la propagación del COVID-19 y la imposibilidad de aislar a las personas infectadas, con posible riesgo para sus vidas.
Alleged victims: -
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03 Sep 2020
    10 Jun 2020
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • disability
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • minority issues
  • older persons
Information received concerning the lack of accessible information on the COVID-19 pandemic and related response for persons with disabilities, in particular for deaf and hard of hearing persons who are users of sign language, as members of a linguistic minority.
Alleged victims: -
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03 Aug 2020
    09 Jun 2020
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    JAL
  • disability
  • executions
  • health
  • housing
  • older persons
Information received concerning the high number of deaths of persons with disabilities and older persons in adult care homes and other residential institutions, who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Alleged victims: 20000
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11 Aug 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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    08 Jun 2020
    United States of America
    JAL
  • African Descent
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disability
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • housing
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • mercenaries
  • minority issues
  • older persons
  • poverty
  • racism
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • torture
Information received concerning several recent killings of people of African descent in apparently State-endorsed operations in the United States
Alleged victims: 3
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    04 Jun 2020
    Pakistan
    JUA
  • terrorism
  • disability
  • executions
  • health
  • torture
Information received concerning the arrest, detention, prosecution and imminent execution on terrorism-related charges of Mr. Ismail Parvez, a prisoner with psychosocial disabilities and retired military officer in the Pakistani army, who was sentenced to death in 2014 for murder.
Alleged victims: 1
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    03 Jun 2020
    Pakistan
    JUA
  • torture
  • disability
  • executions
  • health
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the inhuman conditions of detention of Ms. Kanizan Bibi, a woman with psychosocial disabilities who has been on Pakistan’s death row for 30 years.
Alleged victims: 1
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    29 May 2020
    Singapore
    JAL
  • disability
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the lack of accessible information on the COVID-19 pandemic and related response for persons with disabilities, in particular for deaf and hard of hearing persons.
Alleged victims: -
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28 Jul 2020
    22 May 2020
    Zambia
    JAL
  • albinism
  • disability
  • executions
  • torture
Information received concerning the killing and dismemberment of Emmanuel Phiri, a person with albinism in the Chipata district and a grave robbery involving a deceased person with albinism in Kaoma district
Alleged victims: 1
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    19 May 2020
    Romania
    JUA
  • disability
  • executions
  • health
  • housing
  • older persons
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged withholding of urgent medical care to persons with disabilities and older persons in Sasca Mica and other residential institutions in Romania, who tested positive for COVID-19.
Alleged victims: -
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21 May 2020
20 Jul 2020
20 Jul 2020
    18 May 2020
    Other actors
    JAL
  • disability
  • housing
Information received about the European Commission's authorizing the inappropriate use of European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIFs) to maintain institutional care, including by replacing large institutions for persons with disabilities with smaller institutions in several countries of the European Union.
Alleged victims: -
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13 Aug 2020
    15 May 2020
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disability
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
Information received concerning the physical and mental integrity of Iranian prisoner Mr Hossein Sepanta..
Alleged victims: 1
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09 Aug 2020
    06 May 2020
    United States of America
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disability
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the harassment and “flagging” of human rights defenders and journalists by the United States government, in retaliation for their work with immigrants, asylum seekers and intending migrants. According to the information received, human rights defenders and journalists have been stopped and detained by U.S. authorities or by other governments at the request of U.S. authorities using flagging systems designed to stop organized crime and threats to national security. The events discussed below started in 2017 but appear to have escalated in response to work with the so-called “migrant caravan.”
Alleged victims: 20
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    06 May 2020
    Mexico
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disability
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • water and sanitation
Información recibida en relacion con defensores y defensoras de derechos humanos y periodistas han sido detenidos por las autoridades de los Estados Unidos de América, o por otros gobiernos, incluyendo el Gobierno de México, a petición de las autoridades de los Estados Unidos de América (EE.UU), mediante el uso de sistemas de señalización (flagging) diseñados para combatir el crimen organizado y las amenazas a la seguridad nacional.
Alleged victims: 20
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    01 May 2020
    Colombia
    JUA
  • disability
  • health
Información recibida sobre la situación actual de la niña Daniela Patricia Romero Truyol, a quien la entidad promotora de salud “Medimás EPS” ha interrumpido nuevamente el tratamiento médico que requiere desde el mes de marzo de 2020. La falta de entrega y aplicación oportuna del tratamiento ha deteriorado nuevamente su salud, afectando su columna vertebral y la movilidad, e incluso podría ocasionar su fallecimiento.
Alleged victims: 1
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19 Jun 2020
    21 Apr 2020
    United States of America
    JUA
  • unilateral coercive measures
  • development
  • disability
  • executions
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • torture
Information recieved concerning the alleged ongoing severe impact of the unilateral economic coercive measures imposed on Cuba, on the citizens of Cuba in the context of unprecedented global health crisis caused by Covid-19 pandemic.
Alleged victims: -
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    24 Feb 2020
    United States of America
    JAL
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disability
  • health
  • privacy
Information received concerning the alleged excessive use, by authorities at the Connecticut Department of Correction, of in-cell restraints combined with indefinite and punitive use of prolonged isolation or solitary confinement and denial of appropriate mental health treatment, which reportedly has severe physical and psychological impact on at least 15 persons (see Annex 1 for the list of names) currently or formerly incarcerated at Northern Correctional Institution and other Connecticut correctional facilities.
Alleged victims: 15
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    13 Feb 2020
    Iraq
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disability
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged arrest and subsequent detention of Mr. Idrees Saleem Mohammed Rozhbeani, a member of the Kurdistan Free Society Movement.
Alleged victims: 1
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    09 Dec 2019
    Uzbekistan
    OL
  • disability
Comments on a proposal for a law “On the Rights of Persons with Disabilities”
Alleged victims: -
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05 Feb 2020
    11 Nov 2019
    Armenia
    JOL
  • disability
  • education
Information received concerning the decision by the Government of Armenia to endorse the “Caritas City” or “Children’s City” program of the Armenian Caritas organization which would, if implemented, violate Armenia’s obligations under international human rights law, including the Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities and the Convention on the rights of the child.
Alleged victims: -
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07 Feb 2020
    22 Oct 2019
    Colombia
    JUA
  • disability
  • health
Información recibida con respecto a la situación de una niña con discapacidad de 11 años, a quien la entidad promotora de salud “Medimás EPS” no le ha autorizado ni aplicado de manera regular el tratamiento médico que requiere para mantener una calidad de vida adecuada, y cuyo estado de salud se deteriora rápidamente cada vez que el tratamiento es suspendido, lo que incluso podría ocasionar su fallecimiento.
Alleged victims: 1
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06 Dec 2019
    20 Sep 2019
    Spain
    JUA
  • disability
  • health
Información recibida con respecto al internamiento y tratamiento involuntario de la Sra. Xoana Merce Pereira Garrido en el Hospital Álvaro Cunqueiro de Vigo en Galicia.
Alleged victims: 1
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22 Nov 2019
20 Mar 2020
20 Mar 2020
    18 Sep 2019
    Bahrain
    JAL
  • health
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disability
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the alleged denial of adequate health care for serious health conditions of several detainees held in the Jau Prison.
Alleged victims: 10
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19 Nov 2019
19 Nov 2019
    21 Aug 2019
    Other actors
    JOL
  • disability
  • health
  • terrorism
Information received regarding a paper entitled "Understanding the mental health disorders pathway leading to violent extremism", published by the Radicalisation Awareness Network (RAN) Centre of Excellence and the RAN Health and Social Care Working Group on 19 March 2019, which aim to establish the relationship between people with "specific neuropsychiatric disorders like autism spectrum disorder or schizophrenia" and "violent extremism". This paper is available at the European Commission's Migration and Home Affairs website.
Alleged victims: -
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09 Oct 2019
    21 Aug 2019
    Colombia
    JAL
  • disability
  • health
  • migrants
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Información recibida en relación con los obstáculos enfrentados por una mujer con discapacidad, presunta víctima de violación por un miembro del ejército nacional de Colombia en el departamento de Arauca, para acceder a la justicia y recibir la atención integral requerida.
Alleged victims: 1
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11 Oct 2019
22 Oct 2019
01 Nov 2019
    20 Aug 2019
    Brazil
    OL
  • disability
Information received concerning Bill PL 11091/2018 which amends the Statute of Persons with Disabilities as well as provisions in the Civil Code and Code of Civil Procedures
Alleged victims: -
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22 Aug 2019
    19 Aug 2019
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • disability
  • health
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • minority issues
  • older persons
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the risk of forcible closure of an home for older persons and persons with disabilities managed by the Bahá’í community for the past 20 years. Your Excellency’s Government is allegedly involved in attempts to forcibly evict the residents in an attempt to close the nursing home in ways contrary to international human rights law.
Alleged victims: 42
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    07 Aug 2019
    Canada
    JUA
  • disability
  • health
Information received concerning allegations of violations related to the rights to life, discrimination, cruel and degrading treatment of Mr. Roger Philip Foley, as well as the denial of adequate healthcare and community support.
Alleged victims: 1
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11 Mar 2020
    15 Jul 2019
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información relativa a la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Uruguay
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información relativa a la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
Alleged victims: -
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07 Aug 2019
    15 Jul 2019
    Trinidad and Tobago
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Suriname
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning the ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Saint Lucia
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning the ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Saint Kitts and Nevis
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Peru
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información relativa a la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Paraguay
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información relativa a la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Panama
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información relativa a la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Nicaragua
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información relativa a la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
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    15 Jul 2019
    Mexico
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
La información relativa a la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
Alleged victims: -
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24 Jan 2020
    15 Jul 2019
    Jamaica
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Honduras
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
La información relativa a la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Haiti
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Informations concernant la ratification prioritaire de l' Accord régional sur l’accès à l’information, la participation publique et l’accès à la justice à propos des questions environnementales en Amérique latine et dans les Caraïbes (Accord Escazú).
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Guyana
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning the ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Guatemala
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
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26 Aug 2019
    15 Jul 2019
    Grenada
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
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    15 Jul 2019
    El Salvador
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información relativa a la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
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    15 Jul 2019
    Ecuador
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
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    15 Jul 2019
    Dominican Republic
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
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    15 Jul 2019
    Dominica
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
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    15 Jul 2019
    Cuba
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Costa Rica
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Colombia
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Chile
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Brazil
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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26 Jul 2019
    15 Jul 2019
    Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Belize
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Barbados
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Bahamas
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Argentina
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
Alleged victims: -
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23 Jul 2019
    15 Jul 2019
    Antigua and Barbuda
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    12 Jul 2019
    Chile
    OL
  • disability
En este contexto, tengo el honor de responder a la solicitud de opinión sobre el Proyecto de Ley que "modifica diversos textos legales con el objeto de eliminar la discriminación en contra de personas con discapacidad intelectual, cognitiva y psicosocial, y consagrar su derecho a la autonomía, Boletín N° 12.441-17". Respetuosamente pido que se transmita una copia de esta carta al Congreso Nacional y a la Comisión de derechos humanos y pueblos originarios.
Alleged victims: -
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    17 Jun 2019
    Pakistan
    JUA
  • disability
  • executions
  • health
Information received concerning the situation of Mr. Ghulam Abbas s/o Muhammad Bashir, a Pakistani national with intellectual and psychosocial disabilities, who is reportedly at risk of imminent execution by hanging on 18 June 2019 in Pakistan. It is reported that during his time in detention, Mr. Abbas has not been provided with reasonable accommodation, appropriate health care and psychosocial support to effectively secure his physical and mental integrity. In addition, Mr. Abbas has not received procedural accommodations that persons with psychosocial disabilities may need to effectively access justice on an equal basis with others.
Alleged victims: 1
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    10 May 2019
    Romania
    JUA
  • disability
  • executions
  • health
  • torture
Information received concerning alleged grave human rights violations against children with spina bifida and hydrocephalus, including lack of access to lifesaving interventions and appropriate health care which leads to painful death.
Alleged victims: 2004
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13 Aug 2019
    07 May 2019
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • disability
  • executions
  • health
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged flogging and execution of two boys reportedly convicted in a reported rape and robbery case despite having been both 15 years old at the time of the alleged commission of the crimes.
Alleged victims: 2
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17 May 2019
    03 May 2019
    Mexico
    OL
  • disability
Información recibida en relación con el anuncio sobre la posible disolución del Consejo Nacional para el Desarrollo y la Inclusión de las Personas con Discapacidad (CONADIS) o su retrocesión a una subdirección de la Secretaría de Bienestar.
Alleged victims: -
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    17 Apr 2019
    Other actors
    JOL
  • disability
  • poverty
Information received concerning the importance of better promoting and protecting the rights of persons with disabilities in the Environmental and Social Framework (ESF) of this Bank, which aim at improving social and economic outcomes in Asia.
Alleged victims: -
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    08 Apr 2019
    India
    JUA
  • disability
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning the degrading situation of human rights defender Dr. G.N. Saibaba with respect to his detention, lack of reasonable accommodation and lack of access to appropriate healthcare while in custody.
Alleged victims: 1
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27 Dec 2019
    05 Apr 2019
    Spain
    JAL
  • disability
  • education
  • health
Información recibida en relación con la situación de un niño autista de 14 años, a quien se le habrían negado y/o suspendido los ajustes razonables para una educación inclusiva en el CEIP Salgado Torres y en el EIS Elviña de A Coruña.
Alleged victims: 1
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04 Jun 2019
    26 Mar 2019
    Israel
    JAL
  • disability
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the killing by the Israeli security forces of two persons with disabilities, Mr. Tahreer Mahmoud S’aed Wahba and Mr. Fadi Hasan Soliman Abu Selmi, who were participating in demonstrations along the fence between Gaza and Israel on 1 April 2018 and 14 May 2018 respectively.
Alleged victims: 2
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    05 Feb 2019
    Malawi
    JAL
  • albinism
  • disability
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning human rights violations against two persons with albinism, namely, the killing of Mr. Yassin Phiri on 31 December 2018, and the abduction of one-year old Eunice Nkonjera, on 22 January 2019, for the alleged purposes
Alleged victims: 2
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    21 Dec 2018
    Pakistan
    JUA
  • disability
  • executions
  • torture
Information received concerning the situation of Mr. Khizar Hayat, a Pakistani national with a psychosocial disability, who is reportedly at risk of imminent execution in Pakistan and who has not been provided with appropriate health care and psychosocial support during his time in detention to effectively secure his physical and mental integrity.
Alleged victims: 1
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    21 Dec 2018
    India
    JUA
  • disability
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Additional information received concerning the detention, lack of reasonable accommodation and lack of access to healthcare in detention, following our joint communication on his situation dated 27 June 2018 (ref. UA IND 15/2018).
Alleged victims: 1
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27 Dec 2019
    20 Dec 2018
    Canada
    JOL
  • cultural rights
  • disability
  • education
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning changes to the sexuality education curriculum of the Province of Ontario.
Alleged victims: -
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07 May 2019
    09 Nov 2018
    United States of America
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disability
  • executions
Information received concerning Mr. Roberto Ramos Moreno, a Mexican national who is currently facing execution in Texas on 14 November 2018.
Alleged victims: 1
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    01 Nov 2018
    Italy
    AL
  • disability
Information received concerning the restriction of the legal capacity of Mr. Dominique Da Prat, Italian citizen, who has been denied the right to choose his own administrator and the right to manage his own financial affaires, which could constitute a violation of article 12 and the right to be free from exploitation, violence and abuse, in violation of article 16 of the Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Alleged victims: 1
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31 May 2019
    19 Oct 2018
    Mexico
    OL
  • disability
Información recibida en relación con el impacto desproporcionado de varias normativas estatales aprobadas por el Gobierno de Mexico que prohíben la posibilidad de pagar en efectivo los servicios de transporte privado requerido mediante aplicaciones móviles, situación que puede limitar la accesibilidad de las personas con discapacidad al transporte (artículo 9 de la Convención sobre los derechos de las personas con discapacidad) y, por lo tanto, afectar su derecho a vivir de forma independiente y a ser incluidas en la comunidad (artículo 19 de la Convención).
Alleged victims: -
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07 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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    05 Oct 2018
    Philippines
    JAL
  • disability
  • executions
  • health
Information received concerning alleged extrajudicial killings of three men, John Jezreel David, Djastin Lopez and Bernabe Sabangan, in the context of anti-drug operations in the Philippines.
Alleged victims: 3
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    04 Sep 2018
    Peru
    OL
  • disability
Información recibida en relación con la adopción del decreto legislativo número 1384
Alleged victims: -
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    27 Aug 2018
    Philippines
    JAL
  • disability
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged torture of a person with mental disability while in custody.
Alleged victims: 1
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30 Apr 2019
    23 Aug 2018
    Uruguay
    JAL
  • disability
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Información recibida en relación con el acceso a reparaciones por parte de la Sra. Silvia Flores Mosquera en su condición de víctima y de viuda de víctima del terrorismo de Estado en Uruguay, y como ello afectaría la recepción de su pensión por discapacidad.
Alleged victims: -
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03 Dec 2018
    20 Aug 2018
    United States of America
    JOL
  • disability
  • unilateral coercive measures
Information received concerning Executive Order 13846 (E.O.) of August 6, 2018, “Reimposing Certain Sanctions With Respect to Iran”, targeting the Islamic Republic of Iran (hereinafter “Iran”).
Alleged victims: -
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    20 Aug 2018
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    JAL
  • disability
  • executions
  • health
Information received concerning a range of alleged human rights violations perpetrated against persons with disabilities within public health facilities in the United Kingdom of Great Britain. These allegations, which occurred between 2007 to 2018, include negligence and poor treatment within healthcare services leading in numerous cases to the death of persons with intellectual disabilities, may amount to discrimination, and a violation of the right to health and the right to life.
Alleged victims: -
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31 Oct 2018
    16 Aug 2018
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
  • disability
  • health
  • unilateral coercive measures
Information received concerning the case of a Qatari three-year-old boy with disabilities who has allegedly been denied entry into Saudi Arabia together with his father Mr. Sultan Jassim Al-Ma’adid, due to the travel ban imposed on all Qatari nationals since June 2017.
Alleged victims: 1
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15 Oct 2018
    27 Jun 2018
    India
    JUA
  • disability
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning to lack of reasonable accommodation and access to healthcare to Dr. G. N. Saibaba during trial and in detention. Dr. Saibaba is an academic and a person with disabilities currently imprisoned in Nagpur Central Jail, in Maharashtra state, India.
Alleged victims: 1
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27 Dec 2019
    19 Jun 2018
    United States of America
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disability
  • indigenous peoples
  • migrants
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
Information received concerning the implementation of the memorandum for federal prosecutors along the Southwestern border on Zero-Tolerance for Offenses Under 8 U.S.C. § 1325(a) issued by the Attorney General, raising particular concerns over: the increased criminalization of migration; the increased use of immigration detention; the automatic separation of children from their families in violation of the best interests of the child and their rights to liberty and family life; increased and expedited deportations, in possible violation of the non-refoulement principle, infringing migrants’ rights to a due process and lacking proper individual assessment; the stigmatization of migrants as criminals; and the racialized impact of this memorandum on migrants from Latin American countries.
Alleged victims: -
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    08 Jun 2018
    Japan
    JUA
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disability
  • health
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received concerning the imminent execution of Mr. Shoko Asahara, a person with disabilities, currently detained in the Tokyo Detention Centre.
Alleged victims: 1
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06 Jul 2018
    09 May 2018
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • disability
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning the removal of two foster children from the home of Yulia Savinovskih.
Alleged victims: 3
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07 Aug 2018
    03 May 2018
    Chile
    JUA
  • disability
  • health
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida con respecto a la situación de una mujer con discapacidad de 29 años que está en la semana 29 de gestación, a quien el Estado no está garantizando los ajustes razonables necesarios para dar a luz en igualdad de condiciones con las demás mujeres del Hospital Gustavo Frike de Viña del Mar en Chile.
Alleged victims: 1
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04 Sep 2018
    24 Apr 2018
    Japan
    JAL
  • disability
  • foreign debt
  • poverty
  • housing
  • older persons
Information received concerning the negative impact of measures reducing social protection benefits on the realization of rights by persons with disabilities, which particularly affect the enjoyment of the rights to live independently and to be included in the community and to an adequate standard of living and social protection.
Alleged victims: -
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22 Jun 2018
    06 Apr 2018
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    OL
  • disability
Response to Government's reply to UA GBR 2/2017 concerning mental health legislation allowing for the non-consensual treatment and detention of persons with disabilities in psychiatric facilities, in contradiction with the CRPD.
Alleged victims: -
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04 Jun 2018
    06 Apr 2018
    Russian Federation
    OL
  • disability
Response to Government's reply to UA RUS 9/2017 concerning the inappropriate conditions of detention, denial of reasonable accommodation and lack of access to adequate healthcare of a person with disabilities detained at the correctional colony No. 6 in Orenburg Region
Alleged victims: -
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    06 Apr 2018
    Norway
    OL
  • disability
Response to Government reply to UA NOR 1/2017 concerning the mental health legislation allowing for the non-consensual treatment and detention of persons with disabilities in psychiatric facilities, in contradiction with the CRPD.
Alleged victims: -
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30 Jul 2018
    06 Apr 2018
    Hungary
    OL
  • disability
Response to Government's reply to UA HUN 4/2017 concerning its obligation under the CRPD to secure the equal right of persons with disabilities to live independently in the community in view of the Government’s efforts to carry out a nation-wide deinstitutionalization reform.
Alleged victims: -
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30 May 2018
    02 Feb 2018
    Benin
    JOL
  • albinism
  • disability
  • violence against women
Informations reçues concernant l’enlèvement d’une fille de 13 ans atteinte d’albinisme.
Alleged victims: 1
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08 Feb 2018
    18 Jan 2018
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    JAL
  • African Descent
  • disability
  • executions
  • health
  • racism
Information received concerning an alleged pattern of disproportionate and excessive use of force by State agents, in particular police officers, against people of African descent and people who self-identify as black in the United Kingdom, as a result of discriminatory and/or racist stereotyping, and a lack of effective investigations into these cases leading to impunity.
Alleged victims: 13
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16 Mar 2018
    18 Jan 2018
    Israel
    JAL
  • executions
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
  • disability
Information received concerning the alleged extrajudicial killing of three Palestinians, of which one minor and one person with disabilities, by Israeli Defense Forces during an operation in Jenin refugee camp in the West Bank on 12 July and during a peaceful protest in Gaza on 15 December 2017, respectively. The victims are Mr. Sa’d Naser Hasan Salah, born on 4 September 1995, from Old City, Jenin, West Bank, Palestine, and Aws Mohammad Yousef Salama, born on 10 June 2001, from Jenin refugee camp, West Bank, Palestine, and Ibrahim Abu Thurayeh, a 29-year-old man with disabilities from Gaza, Palestine.
Alleged victims: 3
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    09 Jan 2018
    Japan
    JOL
  • disability
  • health
Information received concerning the pending adoption of a bill amending the “Act on Mental Health and Welfare for the Mentally Disabled” (Act No. 123 of 1950).
Alleged victims: -
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09 Mar 2018
    21 Dec 2017
    Colombia
    OL
  • disability
Información recibida en relación con el Censo Nacional de Población y Vivienda 2018, previsto por el primer semestre de 2018, que excluye preguntas para recopilar información sobre la población con discapacidad.
Alleged victims: -
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26 Mar 2018
    19 Dec 2017
    Mexico
    JOL
  • disability
  • health
Información recibida en relación con el proyecto de decreto por el que se crea la Ley de Salud Mental que se encuentra actualmente en la Cámara de Diputados.
Alleged victims: -
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19 Feb 2018
    06 Dec 2017
    Russian Federation
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disability
  • health
  • torture
Information received concerning the inappropriate conditions of detention, denial of reasonable accommodation and lack of access to adequate healthcare of a person with disabilities detained at the correctional colony No. 6 in Orenburg Region, which may amount to cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment.
Alleged victims: 1
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15 Feb 2018
    29 Sep 2017
    Other actors
    JOL
  • disability
  • arbitrary Detention
  • health
Information received concerning the draft Additional Protocol to the Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine (hereinafter referred to as the Additional Protocol), elaborated by the Committee on Bioethics of the Council of Europe (DH-BIO). The draft Additional Protocol is purportedly aimed at protecting the rights of all persons with “mental disorders” with regard to the use of involuntary placement and involuntary treatment.
Alleged victims: -
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08 Dec 2017
    28 Jul 2017
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disability
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • torture
Information received concerning imminent executions of 17 individuals convicted of protest-related charges and on the basis of trials that did not meet fair trial and due process guarantees, including allegations of confessions obtained under torture, as well as allegations of human rights violations in relation to several other death penalty cases at various stages of proceedings before the Specialized Criminal Court and Criminal Court in Saudi Arabia.
Alleged victims: 104
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13 Dec 2017
    21 Jul 2017
    Trinidad and Tobago
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disability
  • health
Information received concerning the deprivation of liberty of Mr. Zaheer Seepersad in the St Ann’s Psychiatric Asylum, as well as that of other individuals, under allegations of mental disability, without following the appropriate legal procedure, which ought to involve a prior examination by a registered medical practitioner for the issuance of a certificate, as required by the Mental Health Act of Trinidad and Tobago.
Alleged victims: 1
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    14 Jul 2017
    Hungary
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disability
  • executions
  • health
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • violence against women
Information received concerning allegations of segregating people with disabilities in closed-type institutions and denying them the support needed to live independent lives in the community. It was also reported that violence, cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment were widespread in these institutions, as well as an alarmingly high number of uninvestigated deaths in custody.
Alleged victims: 220
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29 Aug 2017
    21 Jun 2017
    Hungary
    JUA
  • disability
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning intimidation of staff members of Mental Disability Advocacy Center (MDAC), an international human rights non-governmental organization based in Budapest which is carrying out monitoring and advocacy work for the rights of persons with disabilities.
Alleged victims: 1
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18 Aug 2017
    05 May 2017
    Romania
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disability
  • executions
  • health
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary detention and other human rights violations perpetrated against at least 48 persons with psychosocial and intellectual disabilities placed at the State-run Maciuca institution, in Valcea County. The allegations of violence and abuse, including the use of solitary confinement and restraints, documented from 2014 to 2017, may constitute a form of torture or other ill-treatment.
Alleged victims: 48
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    13 Apr 2017
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    JUA
  • disability
  • health
Information received concerning the alleged violation of a citizen's right to effective and efficient access to justice, exposure to forced medical treatment and breach of his right to physical and mental integrity, and denial of access to community support for independent living, on grounds of his psychosocial disability.
Alleged victims: 1
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17 Aug 2017
    23 Mar 2017
    Guatemala
    JAL
  • disability
  • executions
  • sale of children
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación al fatídico incendio que se produjo en el Hogar Seguro Virgen de la Asunción, en el municipio de San José Pinula, departamento de Guatemala, el 8 de marzo de 2017, el cual resultó en la muerte de al menos 40 niñas mientras que decenas más resultaron heridas, algunas de ellas de gravedad.
Alleged victims: 40
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01 Jun 2017
01 Jun 2017
    22 Mar 2017
    Australia
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disability
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • education
Information received concerning a range of severe human rights violations perpetrated against children with disabilities in the public, as well as private, educational institutions of Australia.
Alleged victims: -
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23 May 2017
    15 Mar 2017
    France
    JOL
  • disability
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Informations reçues concernant la décision du Conseil d'Etat du jeudi 10 novembre 2016 interdisant la diffusion d’un message vidéo de sensibilisation à la situation des personnes handicapées, réalisé par l’Association Coordown et dans lequel des personnes ayant le syndrome de Down partagent leurs expériences.
Alleged victims: -
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    17 Feb 2017
    France
    JAL
  • African Descent
  • disability
  • executions
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant à l’usage excessif de la force par la police contre trois personnes d’origine Africaine.
Alleged victims: 3
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18 Apr 2017
    17 Feb 2017
    Bahrain
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disability
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning the arbitrary arrest and detention of six individuals, including one person with an intellectual disability and two minors, for exercising their rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and freedom of expression.
Alleged victims: 6
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19 Apr 2017
    15 Feb 2017
    Philippines
    OL
  • disability
Information received concerning the pending adoption of a Mental Health Act (Senate Bills No. 1190).
Alleged victims: -
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14 Feb 2018
    10 Feb 2017
    Azerbaijan
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disability
Information received on the situation of two individuals whom the Working Group met at the Psycho-neurological Boarding Home No. 8 in Khanlar region (former Goygol Region) on 20 May 2016.
Alleged victims: 2
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08 May 2017
    30 Jan 2017
    Norway
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disability
  • health
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged unlawful and arbitrary deprivation of liberty of Mr. X on grounds of his psychosocial disability and administration of forced psychiatric treatment which may constitute a form of torture or other ill-treatment.
Alleged victims: 1
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16 May 2017
    24 Jan 2017
    Brazil
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disability
  • health
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary detention and discrimination on the basis of disability of more than 500 persons with psychosocial disabilities in conflict with the law who have been placed under “security measures” in the States of Minas Gerais and Rio de Janeiro, which entails institutionalization in Custody Hospitals for Psychiatric Treatment or deprivation of liberty in regular detention centers where they lack access to adequate healthcare and in general detention conditions are unsatisfactory, which may amount to cruel, inhumane or degrading treatment or punishment.
Alleged victims: 511
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15 Aug 2017
    19 Jan 2017
    Argentina
    JAL
  • disability
  • education
Información recibida respecto a la presunta falta de operatividad del derecho a la educación inclusiva sin discriminación por motivo de discapacidad, al denegar al Sr. Alan César Rodríguez, un joven con síndrome de Down, del título oficial de terminación de estudios secundarios en igualdad de condiciones con los demás estudiantes.
Alleged victims: 1
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20 Mar 2017
    28 Nov 2016
    South Africa
    JUA
  • disability
  • executions
  • health
  • housing
Information received concerning the death, since March 2016, of at least 37 persons with psychosocial and intellectual disabilities after they were relocated from Life Healthcare Esidimeni Hospital to non-governmental organizations in Gauteng and the situation of some 1900 people who have been transferred or discharged from there to unknown locations without adequate support, following a decision by the Gauteng Department of Health to terminate its contract with the above-mentioned hospital, without a supplementary plan to upscale community-based support services and adequate deinstitutionalization housing plans.
Alleged victims: 1937
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    23 Nov 2016
    Serbia
    JUA
  • disability
  • health
  • housing
  • minority issues
  • older persons
  • racism
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning the alleged discriminatory billing against the Roma residents of Crvena Zvezda in Nis by an electricity company “Elektroprivreda Srbije”, and the continued withdrawal of electricity supply to the community since 22 August 2016.
Alleged victims: 356
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07 Feb 2017
    22 Nov 2016
    Israel
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • health
  • torture
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
  • disability
Information received concerning Mr. Bara Farid Abudhier, a twenty-six year old Palestinian man with a disability, who was reportedly arrested without an arrest warrant on 30 May 2016 and gave a forced signed confession following torture and ill-treatment, and who is currently awaiting trial before a military tribunal.
Alleged victims: 1
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28 May 2018
    26 Sep 2016
    Pakistan
    JUA
  • disability
  • executions
  • health
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Information received concerning the situation of Mr. Imdad Ali, a Pakistani national with a psychosocial disability, who is reportedly at risk of imminent execution in Pakistan.
Alleged victims: 1
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    04 Jul 2016
    Republic of Moldova
    OL
  • disability
Urging the Government to declare as unconstitutional the relevant Civil Code and Civil Procedure Code provisions which deprive persons with disabilities of their legal capacity and hinder them from the realization of their right to seek justice before courts.
Alleged victims: -
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    29 Jun 2016
    United States of America
    JAL
  • health
  • torture
  • disability
Information received concerning allegations of discrimination, ill-treatment, excessive use of force, lack of medical attention, food, and water, death in custody, and prolonged solitary confinement of prisoners with psychosocial disabilities in prisons and jails in the United States of America.
Alleged victims: -
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14 Sep 2017
    03 May 2016
    Sudan
    JUA
  • executions
  • torture
  • terrorism
  • Sudan
  • disability
Alleged imposition of the death penalty against 22 South Sudanese nationals on charges not meeting the threshold of most serious crimes, and sentencing to life imprisonment of three others by the Sudanese Anti-Terrorism Court, after judicial proceedings that did not fulfil the most stringent guarantees of fair trial and due process. According to the information received, on 6 April 2016, a judge of the Sudanese Anti-Terrorist Court in Khartoum sentenced 22 South Sudanese men, allegedly all former members of Justice and Equality Movement-Debajo Wing (JEM-Debajo), a Darfuri armed group, to death by hanging on charges of terrorism, fighting the State, bearing arms against the State and undermining the constitutional order. Three of the 22 men sentenced to death were underage at the time of the commission of the alleged crimes, and one of them has a psychosocial disability. Three others were sentenced to life imprisonment, allegedly after admitting to having served as cooks and mechanics within JEM-Debajo. The trial of all 25 men was reportedly conducted entirely in Arabic, a language which the accused do not understand, and without the provision of interpreters they were not able to understand the proceedings.
Alleged victims: 25
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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.
Alleged victims: -
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14 Jul 2016
    03 Mar 2016
    Republic of Moldova
    AL
  • disability
Allegations concerning a draft bill amending the 2002 Civil Code provisions related to incapacitation and adult guardianship, which would discriminate against persons with disabilities in the Republic of Moldova. According to the information received, in its current form, the proposed amendments to the Civil Code remain tied to the outdated legal doctrine of substitute decision-making, which is discriminatory against persons with disabilities as it calls into question a person’s legal capacity based on a person’s mental capacity.
Alleged victims: -
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15 Jun 2016
    08 Feb 2016
    Greece
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • torture
  • health
  • disability
Allegations of extremely alarming living and care conditions of the internees of the Disability Branch of the Centre of Social Welfare of Western Greece, formerly known as the Children’s Care Centre of Lechaina. According to the information received, this institution, which hosts approximately 55 to 60 persons with intellectual disabilities, including five children, lacks adequate medical and health care professionals. Due to shortage of staff, most internees are allegedly sedated, spend their days in isolation and are confined in cage beds or cells with wooden bars up to the ceiling. Several internees, including young children, have their limbs reportedly strapped to their beds, some in unnatural forced positions. Such conditions could seriously undermine the right of persons with disabilities to liberty and security, to physical and mental integrity, to freedom from cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, to freedom from all forms of exploitation, violence and abuse, and to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health.
Alleged victims: -
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23 May 2016
    01 Feb 2016
    Pakistan
    JUA
  • executions
  • torture
  • health
  • disability
Alleged torture and imminent execution of a person with disabilities. According to the information received, on 28 July 2015, the Lahore High Court stayed the execution of Mr. Abdul Basit and ordered an assessment of his medical situation. On 17 August 2015, the Court issued a new warrant and re- scheduled Mr. Basit’s execution for 22 September 2015. This second warrant was challenged by Mr. Basit’s lawyers based on the fact that Pakistan’s Prison Rules do not provide any procedures to execute a person who is paralyzed and because of the risk of an appalling death. On 24 November 2015, the Presidency stayed his execution for two months and ordered a new inquiry into the case. Despite repeated requests from Mr. Basiz’s lawyers, details of the medical tests and assessments have not yet been provided by the relevant authorities. Mr. Basit’s two-month stay of execution expired on 23 January 2016 and another execution warrant could be issued at any time. This case was the subject of an earlier communication sent on 24 July 2015, see A/HRC/31/79, case no. PAK 5/2015.
Alleged victims: 1
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    13 Jan 2016
    Spain
    JAL
  • health
  • disability
Seguimiento a la presunta exclusión de facto del sistema general educativo, discriminación e impacto negativo en el estado de salud físico y mental de una niña autista, así como a la respuesta del Gobierno de España a una primera comunicación sobre el caso. Según la información adicional recibida, la niña autista de 10 años que habría sido excluida de facto del sistema general de educación todavía seguiría sin tener asignada una escuela para el curso académico 2015-2016, debido a la falta de un plan de intervención pedagógico y de alternativas válidas por parte del Estado que cumplan con las necesidades de ajustes razonables y recursos necesarios para la niña. Se señala asimismo, la necesidad de facilitar un entorno educativo adecuado que asegure el pleno disfrute del más alto nivel de salud física y mental, así como el bienestar de la niña y de su familia. Una comunicación previa fue enviada al Gobierno de España el 18 de mayo de 2015, ver A/HRC/30/27, numero caso ESP 8/2015.
Alleged victims: 1
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10 Oct 2016
    16 Nov 2015
    Somalia
    JUA
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Somalia
  • executions
  • torture
  • health
  • disability
Alleged imminent execution of a man with a psychosocial disability who is reportedly at risk of imminent execution in the autonomous region of Somaliland, in Somalia. According to the information received, Mr. Abdullahi Ali, aged 38, has a long history of serious mental disability and had been institutionalized in Daryeel Mental Health Hospital between 2012 and 2014. Two months after his release from hospital, he shot dead a man following an altercation. Mr. Ali was charged with manslaughter and detained for approximately one year before his trial. He had no legal representation during the proceedings. Despite his history of serious psychosocial disability, no psychiatric or psychological evaluation was carried out nor was his mental disability taken into consideration by the court. In August 2015, the Regional Court of Somaliland sentenced Mr. Ali to death. Mr. Ali’s family attempted to submit his mental health records to the Appellate Court for its consideration but the Court refused to accept the evidence and upheld the death sentence. Mr. Ali is at imminent risk of execution by firing squad.
Alleged victims: 1
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    16 Nov 2015
    Other actors
    JUA
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Somalia
  • executions
  • torture
  • health
  • disability
Alleged imminent execution of a man with a psychosocial disability who is reportedly at risk of imminent execution in the autonomous region of Somaliland, in Somalia. According to the information received, Mr. Abdullahi Ali, aged 38, has a long history of serious psychosocial disability and had been institutionalized in Daryeel Mental Health Hospital between 2012 and 2014. Two months after his release from hospital, he shot dead a man following an altercation. Mr. Ali was charged with manslaughter and detained for approximately one year before his trial. He had no legal representation during the proceedings. Despite his history of serious psychosocial disability, no psychiatric or psychological evaluation was carried out nor was his disability taken into consideration by the court. In August 2015, the Regional Court of Somaliland sentenced Mr. Ali to death. Mr. Ali’s family attempted to submit his mental health records to the Appellate Court for its consideration but the Court refused to accept the evidence and upheld the death sentence. Mr. Ali is at imminent risk of execution by firing squad.
Alleged victims: 1
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10 May 2016
16 Jun 2016
    13 Nov 2015
    France
    UA
  • disability
Lettre concernant l’adoption prochaine de l’amendement No. 1219 à la loi No. 2005-102 pour l’égalité des droits et des chances, la participation et la citoyenneté des personnes handicapées en France, portant sur l’ouverture d’un dispositif d’exception aux mesures de compensation. Selon les informations reçues, le projet de modification de la loi en discussion au Parlement français prévoit une dérogation au dispositif garantissant le droit des personnes handicapées à une réponse adaptée à leurs besoins et des mesures de compensation.
Alleged victims: -
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26 Jan 2016
    28 Jul 2015
    Pakistan
    JUA
  • executions
  • torture
  • health
  • disability
Alleged imminent execution, torture and ill-treatment of a person with a psychosocial disability. According to the information received, in 2003, Mr. Khizar Hayat, a Pakistani national and former police officer, was convicted and sentenced to death for the alleged murder of a fellow police officer under section 302 of the Pakistan Penal Code. To date, Mr. Hayat has spent over 12 years on death row. Despite having being diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia by the detention authorities in 2008, he has never received adequate treatment for his condition, which has continued to deteriorate and made him the target of abuse and attacks by fellow inmates. On 25 July 2015, the Sessions Court in Lahore temporarily stayed Mr. Hayat’s execution, following an application by Mr. Hayat’s lawyer challenging the legality of the warrant on the basis of Mr. Hayat’s psychosocial disability, and a hearing on the issue is scheduled for 30 July 2015. Concern is expressed at the imminent execution, torture and ill-treatment of Mr. Hayat, in contravention of international human rights law.
Alleged victims: 1
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    24 Jul 2015
    Pakistan
    JUA
  • executions
  • torture
  • health
  • disability
Alleged torture in prison and imminent execution of a detainee with a physical disability. According to the information received, in 2008, Mr. Abdul Basit, a Pakistani national, was arrested for the murder of the uncle of one of the students registered at ‘Independent College’ where he worked. On 19 May 2009, he was convicted for murder and sentenced to death. On 12 June 2012, the High Court of Pakistan dismissed his appeal and, on 13 December 2012, the Supreme Court rejected a second appeal. Mr. Basit is detained at the Central Jail Faisalabad without adequate medical care and consideration for his permanent paralysis, which is a consequence of the severe detention conditions he has been subjected to. In January 2013, after the exhaustion of all local remedies, Mr. Basit’s family submitted a mercy petition requesting a commutation of his sentence on the basis of, inter alia, his disability based on Rule 107(iv) of the Pakistan Prison Rules (1978). This petition was rejected and the execution warrant for Mr. Basit could be issued at any time.
Alleged victims: 1
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    23 Jun 2015
    Other actors
    AL
  • disability
Letter to the Committee on Development Effectiveness of the World Bank recommending the inclusion of a number of references to persons with disabilities and a disability perspective in the World Bank’s Safeguard Policies and in its draft “Environmental and Social Standards”. According to the information received, the Committee convened a meeting for 24 June 2015 to discuss the second draft of the World Bank’s “Environmental and Social Standards”. In this regard, the Special Rapporteur sets out a number of recommendations, for consideration by the Committee ahead of its meeting, to be included in the draft Standards.
Alleged victims: -
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    08 Jun 2015
    France
    JAL
  • health
  • disability
Réponse à la lettre du 27 mars 2015 du Gouvernement français concernant la situation d’un enfant autiste à risque d’être placé de force dans un Institut Médico-Educatif. Selon les informations reçues, à ce jour cet enfant de 15 ans continue d’être déscolarisé. En réponse à des préoccupations soulevées dans deux communications précédentes, la seule solution indiquée par les autorités compétentes est de le placer dans un Institut Médico-Educatif. Ce type d’instituts a été critiqué par le Comité européen des droits sociaux, en 2013, à cause de leur manque d’objectif éducatif. Le Gouvernement est prié d’adopter toutes les mesures nécessaires pour prévenir l’institutionnalisation de cet enfant et assurer son inclusion scolaire et sociale. Les deux communications précédentes ont été envoyés le 22 décembre 2014, voir référence A/HRC/29/50, cas no FRA 4/2014, et le 12 mars 2015, voir référence A/HRC/30/27, cas no FRA 2/2015.
Alleged victims: 1
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    28 May 2015
    El Salvador
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • disability
Alegaciones sobre el presunto asesinato de dos defensores, padre e hijo, de los derechos de las personas con discapacidad en El Salvador. Según la información recibida, tanto el Sr. Israel Antonio Quintanilla –presidente de la Asociación de Lisiados de Guerra (ALGES) y persona con discapacidad- como su hijo el Sr. Carlos Alberto Quintanilla Zavala, habrían desaparecido el 1 de mayo de 2015 tras haber participado en la marcha del día de los trabajadores. El 4 de mayo de 2015, el cadáver del Sr. Quintanilla habría sido encontrado en Santa Cruz Turillo y el día siguiente, el cuerpo del Sr. Quintanilla Zavala habría sido hallado en las cercanías del cadáver de su padre. Preocupa que los presuntos asesinatos puedan estar ligados a su trabajo en defensa de los derechos de las personas con discapacidad a consecuencia del conflicto armado en El Salvador.
Alleged victims: 2
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27 Jul 2015
11 Aug 2015
    18 May 2015
    Spain
    JUA
  • health
  • disability
Presuntas violaciones del derecho a la educación inclusiva y discriminación de una niña autista. De acuerdo con la información recibida, desde el 20 de marzo de 2015, una niña autista de 10 años ha sido excluida del sistema general de educación, cuando en un colegio de la provincia de Málaga, las familias de sus compañeros de clase expresaron rechazo a su presencia en el aula, mediante una huelga, afectando su salud física y mental. Siguiendo las recomendaciones de los profesionales que acompañan el desarrollo de la niña, los padres decidieron que dejara de acudir a clase y solicitaron a la Delegación Territorial de Educación, Cultura y Deporte en Málaga su reubicación urgente en otro colegio. Esta solicitud se fundamentó, tanto en la falta de ajustes razonables y de recursos necesarios, como en la imposibilidad de reconstruir un entorno educativo adecuado. Hasta la fecha la niña continua excluida del sistema regular de educación.
Alleged victims: 1
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04 Aug 2015
    06 May 2015
    Republic of Moldova
    AL
  • disability
Alleged deletion of two key provisions from an omnibus legislative bill concerning persons with disabilities, which will be subject to a second reading in the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova on 7 May 2015. According to the information received, the bill was originally introduced at the initiative of the Ministry of Labour, Social Protection and Family, with proposals for three amendments which would advance the Republic of Moldova’s implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Nevertheless, it appears that the proposals relating to establishing the right to vote for persons under guardianship, and recognizing the right of persons under guardianship to have legal standing to challenge in court decisions on their placement under guardianship, have been excluded by the Parliamentary Committee from the bill currently under consideration by Parliament.
Alleged victims: -
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11 Jun 2015
    31 Mar 2015
    Republic of Moldova
    JUA
  • housing
  • disability
Alleged forced eviction and continued residency in an institutional setting for 14 persons with intellectual and psychosocial disabilities in the city of Balti who have, until now, benefited from a supported housing programme administered by the city. According to the information received, the Municipal Council of the city of Balti, to date among the most advanced Moldovan localities in providing community support services to persons with intellectual and psychosocial disabilities, has through Decision No. 1/94 decided to discontinue its protected housing programme. This would leave eight persons with disabilities, who currently live in supported apartments, without a place to live with the risk of institutionalization. The deinstitutionalization of a further six persons with disabilities who were waiting to be deinstitutionalized and move from residential institutions to apartments supported by the housing programme would be discontinued.
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09 Jun 2015
    27 Mar 2015
    Australia
    JUA
  • torture
  • health
  • disability
Alleged ill-treatment and lack of adequate medical care of a prisoner with mental disabilities at Yalata Labour Prison. According to the information received, Mr. X, a 29-year-old United States citizen, has been subjected to ill-treatment and has not received adequate mental health care in detention. In 2008, when living in Adelaide, he was found not guilty for the crime of attempted homicide for reason of mental impairment, and was ordered by the court to be transferred to the State’s highest-security mental health hospital, James Nash House, for a 13 year period. After nine months, in September 2009, officials at James Nash House transferred Mr. X to the Yatala Labour Prison, reportedly due to a lack of capacity for dealing with patients with “personality disorders”. At Yatala Labour Prison, Mr. X reportedly remained in solitary confinement for five years and a half, until January 2015. He is confined to his cell for 23 hours a day with only one one-hour break where he is placed in a cagelike structure outdoors rather than the open yard. It is also reported that Mr. X has repeatedly been subjected to additional punitive measures, including handcuffing regimes (for nearly one year), and loud music blasting into his cell for four hours.
Alleged victims: 1
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27 Nov 2015
    20 Mar 2015
    Spain
    JAL
  • health
  • women in law and in practice
  • disability
Presuntas restricciones del acceso a un aborto legal y seguro por parte de las menores y mujeres con capacidad legal modificada. Según las informaciones recibidas, la Proposición de Ley Orgánica 122/000195 para reforzar la protección de las menores y mujeres con capacidad modificada judicialmente en la interrupción voluntaria del embarazo, presentada ante la Mesa del Congreso de los Diputados el 18 de febrero de 2014, en caso de ser adoptada, limitaría el acceso al aborto a las menores de 16 y 17 años así como a las mujeres con capacidad modificada judicialmente privándolas de sus derechos de igualdad sexual y salud reproductiva y restringiendo indebidamente su derecho al más alto nivel de salud física y mental.
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    12 Mar 2015
    France
    JUA
  • health
  • disability
Suivi d'un appel urgent concernant des allégations de refus du droit à l'éducation et menaces d'institutionnalisation forcée d’un enfant autiste. Selon les informations reçues, depuis septembre 2014, cet enfant est déscolarisé et la seule réponse indiquée par les autorités compétentes est son placement dans un Institut Médico-Educatif (IME). L’inscription au collège du nouveau lieu de résidence de l’enfant aurait été refusée contrairement à la Loi du 11 février 2005, selon laquelle tout enfant présentant un handicap ou un trouble invalidant de la santé doit être inscrit dans l’un des établissements le plus proche de son domicile. De plus, le 18 février 2015, le juge du tribunal pour enfants aurait autorisé le placement de l’enfant au domicile de son père, qui aurait eu l’autorisation d’inscrire son fils en IME. La première communication a été envoyée le 22 décembre 2014, voir A/HRC/29/50, cas JUA FRA 4/2014.
Alleged victims: 1
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27 Mar 2015
    06 Feb 2015
    Malawi
    JUA
  • executions
  • disability
Allegations of violations of the right to life of persons with albinism. According to the information received, between June 2013 and January 2015, at least seven persons with albinism, including five young children, and two adults, Mr. Yohane Kamwendo (20 years old) and Ms. Malita Makolija (years 68 old), were kidnapped and killed in Malawi. The authorities reportedly failed to investigate the cases properly. Persons with albinism in the regions of Blantyre, Zomba, Dedza, Muloza, Machinga and, Matindira are living in fear of further attacks. Concern is expressed about the kidnappings and killings of Mr. Kamwendo and Ms. Makolija as well as the lack of investigation concerning their cases. Concern is also expressed about the security and the right to life of other persons with albinism living in the areas affected by these crimes.
Alleged victims: 7
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    23 Jan 2015
    Burundi
    JUA
  • executions
  • disability
Allégations d’exécutions arbitraires et de menaces de mort contre des personnes atteintes d’albinisme. Selon les informations reçues, le 12 décembre 2014, le corps de Mr. Minani Cyriaque, 25 ans et personne atteinte d’albinisme, a été retrouvé sur la colline de Rutenderi, région de Gatabo, recouvert de blessures et amputé d’une jambe emportée par les criminels. Les deux autres albinos de sexe masculin que compte la communauté, Viateur-Vianney Baranyizigiye et François Kabura, craignent pour leur sécurité en raison de rumeurs persistantes sur une récompense d’environ 1000 euros pour toute livraison d’organes de personnes atteintes d’albinisme. De graves préoccupations sont exprimées quant aux allégations concernant les circonstances de la mort de Mr. Cyriaque ainsi que sur les menaces qui pèsent sur la vie des deux autres survivants précités.
Alleged victims: 3
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    22 Dec 2014
    France
    JUA
  • health
  • disability
Allégations concernant le refus du droit à l’éducation et menaces d’institutionnalisation forcée d’un enfant autiste. Selon les informations reçues, X, 15 ans, a été expulsé à maintes reprises de l’école depuis 2006, lorsqu’il avait sept ans, et cela jusqu’à présent, sur la base de son handicap. Après plusieurs tentatives infructueuses de la mère de l’enfant de le garder inscrit dans le système d’éducation général, durant cette période elle a cherché à obtenir sans succès des recours sur les plans administratifs et judiciaires, X a été menacé par diverses autorités, y compris le Procureur de la République, d’être interné dans une « Institution Médico-Educative » qui accueille des enfants autistes. En 2013, le Conseil de l’Europe a critiqué ces institutions à cause de leur manque d’un objectif éducatif.
Alleged victims: 1
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27 Mar 2015