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449 communications found
Date, Country,
Type and
ref. no. of
communication
Mandates Summary Replies
received
    21 Sep 2020
    Other actors
    JAL
  • environment
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
Información recibida sobre sobre los posibles impactos del llamado Proyecto de Desarrollo Tren Maya para las comunidades indígenas que podrían verse afectadas en sus derechos territoriales, en su derecho a no ser desalojados y en su derecho a la salud, entre otros, en los estados de Chiapas, Tabasco, Campeche, Yucatán y Quintana Roo.
Alleged victims: -
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20 Nov 2020
    21 Sep 2020
    Mexico
    JAL
  • environment
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
Información recibida sobre sobre los posibles impactos del llamado Proyecto de Desarrollo Tren Maya para las comunidades indígenas que podrían verse afectadas en sus derechos territoriales, en su derecho a no ser desalojados y en su derecho a la salud, entre otros, en los estados de Chiapas, Tabasco, Campeche, Yucatán y Quintana Roo.
Alleged victims: -
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20 Nov 2020
    15 Sep 2020
    United States of America
    JAL
  • cultural rights
  • environment
  • food
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the alleged failure of the United States of America to protect indigenous tribes who live along the coastal regions of Louisiana and Alaska from the impacts of natural hazards and the adverse effects of climate change, development projects and oil and gas exploration, affecting their rights to life, health, food, water, housing, a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment, self-determination, cultural and religious rights, and leading to the displacement of indigenous peoples from their traditional lands.
Alleged victims: -
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    09 Sep 2020
    Other actors
    JAL
  • environment
  • business
  • food
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • indigenous peoples
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Información recibida señalando el impacto negativo en los derechos humanos de miembros del Resguardo Indígena wayúude Provincial, ubicado en el municipio de Barrancas, La Guajira por daños ambientales con efectos en el aire y el agua causados por las actividades mineras de su empresa, Cerrejón, propiedad de las empresas mineras BHP, Glencore y Anglo American. Asimismo, hemos recibido información que el gobierno de Colombia no ha tomado las medidas cautelares y correctivas suficientes para prevenir el mencionado impacto negativo.
Alleged victims: 100
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06 Nov 2020
    09 Sep 2020
    Colombia
    JAL
  • environment
  • business
  • food
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • indigenous peoples
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Información recibida señalando que Colombia no ha tomado las medidas cautelares y correctivas suficientes para prevenir el impacto negativo en los derechos humanos de miembros del Resguardo Indígena Wayúu Provincial, ubicado en el municipio de Barrancas, La Guajira por los danos ambientales con afectos al aire y al agua causados por las actividades mineras de la mina El Cerrejón SA.
Alleged victims: 100
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06 Nov 2020
    07 Sep 2020
    Other actors
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Information received concerning the failure to respect the land rights of indigenous farmers Mr. Dilik Bin Asap and Mr. Hermanus Bin Bison, leading to their arbitrary arrest and to the failure to ensure the right to life of the former, and the arbitrary arrest of land human rights defender Mr. James Watt.
Alleged victims: 3
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    07 Sep 2020
    Other actors
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • indigenous peoples
Information received concerning the failure to respect rights to life and to health of Mr. Marius Betera.
Alleged victims: 1
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04 Nov 2020
04 Nov 2020
04 Nov 2020
04 Nov 2020
    07 Sep 2020
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary detention of Mr. Dilik Bin Asap, Mr Hermanus Bin Bison and Mr. James Watt, and the failure to ensure the right to life, health and humane conditions of detention of Mr. Hermanus Bin Bison.
Alleged victims: 4
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15 Sep 2020
    31 Aug 2020
    Lao People's Democratic Republic
    JAL
  • food
  • disappearances
  • environment
  • executions
  • health
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
  • minority issues
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the alarming situation of the Hmong indigenous community located in the Phou Bia region (referred to as the “ChaoFa Hmong”), including the indiscriminate attacks against the community, enforced and involuntary disappearances, denying access to food and lacking health care and access to safe and drinking water.
Alleged victims: 4
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    31 Aug 2020
    India
    JOL
  • environment
  • business
  • food
  • indigenous peoples
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the draft notification “Environment Impact Assessment Notification, 2020”, issued by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, which, if published, will supersede the Environment Impact Assessment notification dated the 14th September, 2006 and its subsequent amendments.
Alleged victims: -
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    19 Aug 2020
    Kenya
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • environment
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the evictions of some 100 indigenous Ogiek families from eastern Mau Forest and the demolition of some 28 Sengwer properties in the Embobut Forest by the Kenya Forest Services and also concerning the lack of progress in the implementation of the 2017 African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights judgement recognizing the Mau forest as the ancestral land of the Ogiek People.
Alleged victims: 780
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    19 Aug 2020
    Chile
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • arbitrary Detention
Información recibida en relación con alegaciones de violaciones del debido proceso y al disfrute del derecho al más alto nivel posible de salud, afectando al menos veinte siete (27) presos pertenecientes al pueblo mapuche, en huelga de hambre en el Centro de Detención Preventiva de Angol, el Centro de Cumplimiento Penitenciario de Temuco y en el Centro de Detención Preventiva de Lebu, así como las alegaciones de malos tratos a personas mapuches y familiares de los huelguistas.
Alleged victims: 9
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19 Oct 2020
    05 Aug 2020
    United States of America
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • environment
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • women and girls
Information received regarding the disproportionate and differentiated impacts of COVID-19 on indigenous communities across the United States of America, and indigenous women in particular, the inadequacy of the measures taken to support tribes in their efforts to reduce the spread and address the harms caused by COVID-19 on indigenous peoples and communities, as well as the lack of recognition and support of the legitimate actions undertaken by tribes in the exercise of their self-determination.
Alleged victims: 2000000
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    20 Jul 2020
    Papua New Guinea
    JAL
  • toxics and human rights
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Information received regarding serious risks posed to the enjoyment of human rights of affected populations, in the context of risk of failure of a proposed tailings dam, and other issues arising from the hydroelectric/tailings dam, mine, waste discharge and associated infrastructure on the proposed Frieda River gold and copper mine and associated tailings dam (“Sepik Development Project”) in Papua New Guinea.
Alleged victims: 430000
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    20 Jul 2020
    Other actors
    JAL
  • toxics and human rights
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Information received regarding serious risks posed to the enjoyment of human rights of affected populations, in the context of risk of failure of a proposed tailings dam, and other issues arising from the hydroelectric/tailings dam, mine, waste discharge and associated infrastructure on the proposed Frieda River gold and copper mine and associated tailings dam (“Sepik Development Project”) in Papua New Guinea.
Alleged victims: 430000
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    20 Jul 2020
    Other actors
    JAL
  • toxics and human rights
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Information received regarding serious risks posed to the enjoyment of human rights of affected populations, in the context of risk of failure of a proposed tailings dam, and other issues arising from the hydroelectric/tailings dam, mine, waste discharge and associated infrastructure on the proposed Frieda River gold and copper mine and associated tailings dam (“Sepik Development Project”) in Papua New Guinea.
Alleged victims: 430000
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    20 Jul 2020
    Canada
    JAL
  • toxics and human rights
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Information received serious risks posed to the enjoyment of human rights of affected populations, in the context of risk of failure of a proposed tailings dam, and other issues arising from the hydroelectric/tailings dam, mine, waste discharge and associated infrastructure on the proposed Frieda River gold and copper mine and associated tailings dam (“Sepik Development Project”) in Papua New Guinea.
Alleged victims: 430000
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17 Sep 2020
    20 Jul 2020
    Australia
    JAL
  • toxics and human rights
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Information received regarding serious risks posed to the enjoyment of human rights of affected populations, in the context of risk of failure of a proposed tailings dam, and other issues arising from the hydroelectric/tailings dam, mine, waste discharge and associated infrastructure on the proposed Frieda River gold and copper mine and associated tailings dam (“Sepik Development Project”) in Papua New Guinea.
Alleged victims: 430000
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16 Sep 2020
    03 Jul 2020
    China
    JAL
  • toxics and human rights
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Information received regarding serious risks posed to the enjoyment of human rights of affected populations, in the context of risk of failure of a proposed tailings dam, and other issues arising from the hydroelectric/tailings dam, mine, waste discharge and associated infrastructure on the proposed Frieda River gold and copper mine and associated tailings dam (“Sepik Development Project”) in Papua New Guinea.
Alleged victims: 430000
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23 Oct 2020
23 Oct 2020
    17 Jun 2020
    Guatemala
    JUA
  • indigenous peoples
  • executions
Información recibida en relación con el asesinato mediante linchamiento del Sr. Domingo Choc Che el 6 de junio de 2020 en la aldea de Chimay en San Luis en el departamento del Petén y con las amenazas contra otros miembros de la comunidad indígena y sus familiares por practicar la medicina tradicional y la espiritualidad maya.
Alleged victims: 3
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22 Jul 2020
    15 Jun 2020
    Peru
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • indigenous peoples
Información recibida sobre el asesinato del defensor de los derechos humanos de los pueblos indígenas Sr. Arbildo Meléndez Grandez, los ataques previos contra la defensora de los derechos humanos de los pueblos indígenas, la Sra. Zulema Guevara, el intento de asesinato del defensor de derechos humanos Germán López, y las amenazas que enfrentan las comunidades nativas en el distrito de Puerto Inca.
Alleged victims: 6
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21 Aug 2020
    08 Jun 2020
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • internally displaced persons
  • executions
  • indigenous peoples
  • racism
Information received concerning the information regarding the significant number of indigenous internally displaced persons in the central highlands of Papua province, namely the Mimika, Intan Jaya, Puncak, Lanny Jaya and Nduga regencies, due to the escalation of the armed conflict.
Alleged victims: 50001
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01 Jul 2020
    02 Jun 2020
    Angola
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • indigenous peoples
Information received concerning acts of intimidation and harassment of human rights defenders working for the non-governmental organisation MBAKITA.
Alleged victims: 2
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26 Aug 2020
    29 May 2020
    Costa Rica
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • indigenous peoples
Información recibida sobre las alegaciones de continuos actos de intimidación, amenazas, y ataques contra defensores de derechos humanos y líderes indígenas Bribri y Brörán en la defensa de sus tierras, territorios y recursos, y de la impunidad que gozan los presuntos perpetradores de los mismos.
Alleged victims: 4
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24 Jul 2020
    22 May 2020
    Mexico
    JAL
  • water and sanitation
  • health
  • indigenous peoples
  • poverty
Información recibida sobre alegaciones de graves carencias en recursos médicos y en el acceso al agua y el saneamiento para hacer frente a la crisis provocada por la pandemia de COVID-19 en varias zonas de los estados de Chipas y Oaxaca, en el sur de México, que estarían afectando, entre otros, a los pueblos indígenas que las habitan.
Alleged victims: 2
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18 Jun 2020
18 Jun 2020
18 Jun 2020
18 Jun 2020
18 Jun 2020
18 Jun 2020
18 Jun 2020
18 Jun 2020
18 Jun 2020
18 Jun 2020
    28 Apr 2020
    Malaysia
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • health
Information received concerning the alleged health epidemic that has affected the Batek indigenous peoples of Kuala Koh, Gua Musang in May and June 2019.
Alleged victims: 112
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01 Jul 2020
    24 Apr 2020
    Colombia
    JAL
  • African Descent
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • minority issues
  • water and sanitation
Information received in relation con la supuesta situación de salud, acceso a la alimentación, al agua y saneamiento que afecta a las comunidades afrocolombianas y los pueblos indígenas de las subregiones del Bajo y del Medio Atrato del departamento de Chocó, particularmente los municipios de Riosucio, Carmen del Darién y Bojayá.
Alleged victims: -
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19 Jun 2020
22 Oct 2020
    21 Apr 2020
    Other actors
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • disappearances
  • environment
  • human rights defenders
Concerns over incompliance with requirements set out in the Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention
Alleged victims: 3
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    21 Apr 2020
    Other actors
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • disappearances
  • environment
  • human rights defenders
Concerns over incompliance with requirements set out in the Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention
Alleged victims: 3
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    20 Apr 2020
    Thailand
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • disappearances
  • environment
  • human rights defenders
Concerns regarding the national legal framework and the exclusion of indigenous peoples from forest management in Thailand
Alleged victims: 3
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    20 Apr 2020
    Japan
    JAL
  • toxics and human rights
  • food
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • indigenous peoples
Information received relating to serious risks posed to the enjoyment of human rights of affected populations, in the context of contaminated water management at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (NPS) by the Government of Japan and the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), the significant delays occurred in the clean-up of the contaminated water and the reported likelihood of discharging contaminated water into ocean waters.
Alleged victims: -
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12 Jun 2020
    17 Apr 2020
    Thailand
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the alleged negative human rights impacts caused by the collapse of an auxiliary dam in Attapeu province, in the south-eastern state of Laos.
Alleged victims: 7001
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    17 Apr 2020
    Republic of Korea
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the alleged negative human rights impacts caused by the collapse of an auxiliary dam in Attapeu province, in the south-eastern state of Laos.
Alleged victims: 7001
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06 Jul 2020
    17 Apr 2020
    Other actors
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the alleged negative human rights impacts caused by the collapse of an auxiliary dam in Attapeu province, in the south-eastern state of Laos.
Alleged victims: 7001
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    17 Apr 2020
    Other actors
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the alleged negative human rights impacts caused by the collapse of an auxiliary dam in Attapeu province, in the south-eastern state of Laos.
Alleged victims: 7001
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    17 Apr 2020
    Other actors
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the alleged negative human rights impacts caused by the collapse of an auxiliary dam in Attapeu province, in the south-eastern state of Laos.
Alleged victims: 7001
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    17 Apr 2020
    Other actors
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the alleged negative human rights impacts caused by the collapse of an auxiliary dam in Attapeu province, in the south-eastern state of Laos.
Alleged victims: 7001
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    17 Apr 2020
    Other actors
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the alleged negative human rights impacts caused by the collapse of an auxiliary dam in Attapeu province, in the south-eastern state of Laos.
Alleged victims: 7001
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    17 Apr 2020
    Other actors
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the alleged negative human rights impacts caused by the collapse of an auxiliary dam in Attapeu province, in the south-eastern state of Lao PDR.
Alleged victims: 7001
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12 Jun 2020
    17 Apr 2020
    Other actors
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the alleged negative human rights impacts caused by the collapse of an auxiliary dam in Attapeu province, in the south-eastern state of Laos.
Alleged victims: 7001
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16 Jun 2020
16 Jun 2020
16 Jun 2020
    17 Apr 2020
    Other actors
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the alleged negative human rights impacts caused by the collapse of an auxiliary dam in Attapeu province, in the south-eastern state of Lao PDR.
Alleged victims: 7001
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11 Sep 2020
11 Sep 2020
11 Sep 2020
    17 Apr 2020
    Other actors
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the alleged negative human rights impacts caused by the collapse of an auxiliary dam in Attapeu province, in the south-eastern state of Laos.
Alleged victims: 7001
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28 Aug 2020
    17 Apr 2020
    Other actors
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the alleged negative human rights impacts caused by the collapse of an auxiliary dam in Attapeu province, in the south-eastern state of Laos.
Alleged victims: 7001
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19 Oct 2020
    17 Apr 2020
    Lao People's Democratic Republic
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the alleged negative human rights impacts caused by the collapse of an auxiliary dam in Attapeu province, in the south-eastern state of Lao PDR.
Alleged victims: 7001
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24 Jun 2020
16 Jul 2020
    06 Feb 2020
    Brazil
    OL
  • indigenous peoples
Legal recognition and protection of indigenous traditional lands by State institutions.
Alleged victims: -
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07 Feb 2020
    19 Dec 2019
    Mexico
    JAL
  • internally displaced persons
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Información recibida en relación con el asesinato del Sr. Cruz Soto Caraveo, integrante del Colectivo de Familias Desplazadas Forzadamente de la Sierra Tarahumara, y la situación de las personas desplazadas de la Sierra Tarahumara, Estado de Chihuahua, por cuenta de la violencia causada por grupos de delincuencia organizada en la zona.
Alleged victims: 1
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19 Feb 2020
23 Apr 2020
    06 Dec 2019
    Peru
    AL
  • indigenous peoples
Información recibida que señala una paralización unilateral por parte del Ministerio de Energía y Minas del proceso de consulta previa en marcha en relación con las actividades de explotación petrolera en el Lote 192 (antiguo lote 1AB).
Alleged victims: -
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    25 Nov 2019
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • indigenous peoples
Information received concerning the ban from entry into Russia issued against human rights defender Mr. Johannes Rohr, which appears to be linked to his work in defence of human rights and his engagement with the UN in the field of human rights.
Alleged victims: 1
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20 Jan 2020
    20 Nov 2019
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • racism
Information received concerning large demonstrations which took place in the provinces of Papua and West Papua in Malang, Surabaya, Semarang Fakfak, Manokwari, Timika, Waghete, Jayapura and Wamena, in response to alleged acts of racism against Papuan students.
Alleged victims: 1017
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21 Nov 2019
14 Feb 2020
    28 Oct 2019
    Honduras
    OL
  • indigenous peoples
Información recibida en relación con las serias preocupaciones existentes respecto al Proyecto de Ley de Consulta Libre, Previa e Informada actualmente ante el Congreso Nacional de Honduras, y el posible impacto en los derechos de los pueblos indígenas debido al contexto actual de conflictividad social y violencia relacionada con proyectos de desarrollo e inversión que afectan a los pueblos indígenas.
Alleged victims: -
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16 Dec 2019
16 Dec 2019
16 Dec 2019
16 Dec 2019
    22 Oct 2019
    Colombia
    JAL
  • African Descent
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • racism
Información recibida en relación con los asesinatos, desapariciones forzadas y el incremento de riesgos y violaciones a los derechos humanos de los defensores y defensoras que ejercen su labor en Colombia.
Alleged victims: 86
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23 Dec 2019
08 Jan 2020
    11 Oct 2019
    United Republic of Tanzania
    JAL
  • environment
  • health
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
Information received regarding the continuing harassment of Maasai peoples in the Liliondo area, including destruction of homes, confiscation of livestock and intimidation of indigenous Maasai villagers in relation to the activities of two tourism-based companies, Tanzania Conservation Limited (TCL) and Ortello Business Corporation (OBC).
Alleged victims: 8000
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    11 Oct 2019
    Ecuador
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • terrorism
Información recibida en relación a alegaciones de serias violaciones a los derechos a la libertad de expresión, libertad de reunión pacífica y a la libertad de asociación en Ecuador, en el contexto de las manifestaciones que han tenido lugar desde el 3 de octubre de 2019 a partir de la declaratoria de estado de excepción, incluyendo de uso excesivo de la fuerza en contra de manifestantes (incluyendo niños, niñas, adolescentes, mujeres embarazadas, personas de edad, y personas con discapacidad), miembros de pueblos indígenas y periodistas, lo cual ha causado al menos 929 detenidos y cientos de heridos, incluyendo al menos 5 personas que habrían perdido la vida mientras participaban en las protestas. Hemos recibido también información sobre presuntas detenciones masivas, y hechos que podrían constituir tortura, tratos o penas crueles, inhumanas y degradantes en centros de detención.
Alleged victims: -
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    09 Aug 2019
    Algeria
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • minority issues
Informations reçues concernant des allégations d’arrestation, de détention arbitraire et d’harcèlement judiciaire de M. Salah Dabouz, de M. Hadj Ibrahim Aouf et de M. Kamal Eddine Fekhar. Nous avons également reçu des informations concernant des allégations de mauvais traitements, y compris dans un établissement de santé, de M. Aouf et M. Fekhar durant leur incarcération, ayant entrainé la mort de M. Fekhar.
Alleged victims: 3
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02 Sep 2019
    22 Jul 2019
    Guatemala
    JAL
  • education
  • food
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Información recibida proveniente de diferentes actores nacionales sobre los impactos negativos que han tenido una serie de desalojos forzosos ejecutados desde 2017 a la fecha, en varios derechos humanos entre ellos el derecho a vivienda, alimentación, agua, saneamiento, educación, de las personas que viven en el área rural y que pertenecen a pueblos indígenas y a comunidades campesinas.
Alleged victims: -
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    12 Jul 2019
    Guatemala
    JUA
  • business
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Información recibida alegando irregularidades en el cumplimiento de la sentencia de la Corte de Constitucionalidad de 3 de septiembre de 2018 y su ampliación de 8 de octubre de 2018 en la que se ordenaba al Estado, a través del Ministerio de Energía y Minas, consultar al pueblo indígena xinka asentado en el área de influencia relativa las actividades de la Mina San Rafael. También quisiéramos llevar a su atención información sobre los ataques, las amenazas e intimidaciones que habría sufrido el Sr. Quelvin Otoniel Jiménez Villalta, abogado indígena y defensor de los derechos humanos, quien se desempeña como asesor legal del Parlamento Xinka desde 2015.
Alleged victims: 1
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11 Sep 2019
11 Sep 2019
03 Feb 2020
    12 Jul 2019
    El Salvador
    UA
  • indigenous peoples
Información recibida sobre intentos de intimidación y amenazas en contra de la Sra. Margot Pérez, lideresa indígena y defensora de los pueblos indígenas, así como el asesinato de su cuñado, el Sr. José Alfredo Hernández.
Alleged victims: 4
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    19 Jun 2019
    India
    JUA
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
Information received concerning allegations of impending evictions that are poised to affect millions of peoples, mostly from the scheduled tribes and forest-dwelling peoples, in 21 States across India. This follows a Supreme Court Order dated 13 February 2019 directing States to carry out eviction orders resulting from the rejection some 1.2 million forest rights claims filed by these indigenous peoples under the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act of 2006.
Alleged victims: 5000000
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    17 Jun 2019
    Peru
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Información recibida en relación con la criminalización de miembros de la comunidad indígena, el Sr. Gregorio Rojas Paniura, el Sr. Edison Vargas Huamanga y la Sra. Nohemí Portilla Vargas. Estas alegaciones están presuntamente relacionadas con su labor de defensa de los derechos humanos de los pueblos indígenas y los derechos humanos relacionados con el medio ambiente en torno al proyecto minero Las Bambas.
Alleged victims: 3
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    17 Jun 2019
    Other actors
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • indigenous peoples
Información recibida con la criminalización de miembros de la comunidad indígena, el Sr. Gregorio Rojas Paniura, el Sr. Edison Vargas Huamanga y la Sra. Nohemí Portilla Vargas. Estas alegaciones están presuntamente relacionadas con su labor de defensa de los derechos humanos de los pueblos indígenas y de los derechos humanos relacionados con el medio ambiente en torno al proyecto minero Las Bambas.
Alleged victims: 3
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    17 Jun 2019
    Other actors
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • indigenous peoples
Information received regarding the the criminalisation of members of the indigenous community, Mr. Gregorio Rojas Paniura, Mr. Edison Vargas Huamanga and Ms. Nohemí Portilla Vargas in Peru. These allegations are related to their work defending the rights of indigenous peoples and human rights of the environment in the context of the mining project Las Bambas.
Alleged victims: 3
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    17 Jun 2019
    Other actors
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • indigenous peoples
Information received concerning the criminalisation of members of the indigenous community, Mr. Gregorio Rojas Paniura, Mr. Edison Vargas Huamanga and Ms. Nohemí Portilla Vargas. These allegations are related to their work defending the rights of indigenous peoples and human rights related to the environment in the context of the mining project Las Bambas.
Alleged victims: 3
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14 Aug 2019
    17 Jun 2019
    China
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Information received regarding the criminalisation of members of the indigenous community, Mr. Gregorio Rojas Paniura, Mr. Edison Vargas Huamanga and Ms. Nohemí Portilla Vargas. These allegations are related to their work defending the rights of indigenous peoples and human rights related to the environment in the context of the mining project Las Bambas in Peru.
Alleged victims: 3
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    17 Jun 2019
    Australia
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Information received regarding the the criminalisation of members of the indigenous community, Mr. Gregorio Rojas Paniura, Mr. Edison Vargas Huamanga and Ms. Nohemí Portilla Vargas in Peru. These allegations are related to their work defending the rights of indigenous peoples and human rights related to the environment in the context of the mining project Las Bambas
Alleged victims: 3
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10 Jun 2020
    17 Apr 2019
    Mexico
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
Información recibida sobre la grave situación del desplazamiento forzoso interno de las comunidades de varios territorios pertenecientes al Estado de Guerrero.
Alleged victims: 3000
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17 Jun 2019
    04 Apr 2019
    Brazil
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Information received concerning the the death threats targeted at the indigenous leader and human rights defender, Cacique Babau, and his family members in the state of Bahia.
Alleged victims: 1
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16 Aug 2019
    02 Apr 2019
    United States of America
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • indigenous peoples
  • migrants
Information received concerning the death of an eight-year-old Guatemalan boy in custody of the US Customs and Border Patrol.
Alleged victims: 1
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07 Aug 2019
    02 Apr 2019
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • executions
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • racism
Information received concerning the forced displacements of thousands of indigenous peoples in the Nduga Regency of the Papua and West Papua province due to military operations in the region and the situation of internally displaced persons in various regencies of the Papua province, and that several individuals have died as a result of the security operations or displacement.
Alleged victims: 2000
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04 Apr 2019
    22 Mar 2019
    New Zealand
    JAL
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
Information received regarding the construction of 480 houses on Puketapapa indigenous land.
Alleged victims: -
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16 May 2019
21 Aug 2019
    22 Mar 2019
    Costa Rica
    JAL
  • executions
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Información recibida en relación con el asesinato del Sr. Sergio Rojas Ortiz. El Sr. Sergio Rojas Ortiz era defensor de derechos humanos y líder indígena del pueblo Bribri de Salitre ubicado en el cantón de Buenos Aires, provincia de Puntarenas.
Alleged victims: 1
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28 Mar 2019
20 May 2019
    15 Mar 2019
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • privacy
  • torture
Información recibida en relación a las restricciones al derecho a la libertad de expresión en Venezuela en el contexto de las manifestaciones actuales
Alleged victims: 893
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    11 Mar 2019
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Información recibida en relación con la labor del Grupo de Trabajo III sobre la Reforma del Sistema de Solución de Controversias entre Inversionistas y Estados (SCIE), que celebrará su 37 º período de sesiones en Nueva York del 1 al 5 de abril de 2019.
Alleged victims: -
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    11 Mar 2019
    United States of America
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform
Alleged victims: -
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    11 Mar 2019
    Switzerland
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Informations concernant le travail actuel du Groupe de travail III sur la réforme de la Commission des Nations unies pour le droit commercial international (CNUDCI),
Alleged victims: -
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    11 Mar 2019
    Spain
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Información recibida en relación con la labor del Grupo de Trabajo III sobre la Reforma del Sistema de Solución de Controversias entre Inversionistas y Estados (SCIE), que celebrará su 37 º período de sesiones en Nueva York del 1 al 5 de abril de 2019.
Alleged victims: -
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    11 Mar 2019
    Romania
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform
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    11 Mar 2019
    Panama
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Información recibida en relación con la labor del Grupo de Trabajo III sobre la Reforma del Sistema de Solución de Controversias entre Inversionistas y Estados (SCIE), que celebrará su 37 º período de sesiones en Nueva York del 1 al 5 de abril de 2019.
Alleged victims: -
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    11 Mar 2019
    Mexico
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Información recibida en relación con la labor del Grupo de Trabajo III sobre la Reforma del Sistema de Solución de Controversias entre Inversionistas y Estados (SCIE), que celebrará su 37 º período de sesiones en Nueva York del 1 al 5 de abril de 2019.
Alleged victims: -
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24 Jan 2020
    11 Mar 2019
    Mauritania
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Nous vous écrivons au sujet du travail actuel du Groupe de travail III sur la réforme de la Commission des Nations unies pour le droit commercial international (CNUDCI), la 37ème session du Groupe de travail étant prévue à New-York du 1er au 5 avril 2019.
Alleged victims: -
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    11 Mar 2019
    Italy
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Nous vous écrivons au sujet du travail actuel du Groupe de travail III sur la réforme de la Commission des Nations unies pour le droit commercial international (CNUDCI), la 37ème session du Groupe de travail étant prévue à New-York du 1er au 5 avril 2019.
Alleged victims: -
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    11 Mar 2019
    Honduras
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Información recibida en relación con la labor del Grupo de Trabajo III sobre la Reforma del Sistema de Solución de Controversias entre Inversionistas y Estados (SCIE), que celebrará su 37 º período de sesiones en Nueva York del 1 al 5 de abril de 2019.
Alleged victims: -
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    11 Mar 2019
    France
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Nous vous écrivons au sujet du travail actuel du Groupe de travail III sur la réforme de la Commission des Nations unies pour le droit commercial international (CNUDCI), la 37ème session du Groupe de travail étant prévue à New-York du 1er au 5 avril 2019.
Alleged victims: -
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    11 Mar 2019
    El Salvador
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Información recibida en relación con la labor del Grupo de Trabajo III sobre la Reforma del Sistema de Solución de Controversias entre Inversionistas y Estados (SCIE), que celebrará su 37 º período de sesiones en Nueva York del 1 al 5 de abril de 2019.
Alleged victims: -
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    11 Mar 2019
    Ecuador
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Información recibida en relación con la labor del Grupo de Trabajo III sobre la Reforma del Sistema de Solución de Controversias entre Inversionistas y Estados (SCIE), que celebrará su 37 º período de sesiones en Nueva York del 1 al 5 de abril de 2019.
Alleged victims: -
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    11 Mar 2019
    Côte d'Ivoire
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Nous vous écrivons au sujet du travail actuel du Groupe de travail III sur la réforme de la Commission des Nations unies pour le droit commercial international (CNUDCI), la 37ème session du Groupe de travail étant prévue à New-York du 1er au 5 avril 2019.
Alleged victims: -
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    11 Mar 2019
    Colombia
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Información recibida en relación con la labor del Grupo de Trabajo III sobre la Reforma del Sistema de Solución de Controversias entre Inversionistas y Estados (SCIE), que celebrará su 37 º período de sesiones en Nueva York del 1 al 5 de abril de 2019.
Alleged victims: -
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    11 Mar 2019
    Chile
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Información recibida en relación con la labor del Grupo de Trabajo III sobre la Reforma del Sistema de Solución de Controversias entre Inversionistas y Estados (SCIE), que celebrará su 37 º período de sesiones en Nueva York del 1 al 5 de abril de 2019.
Alleged victims: -
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    11 Mar 2019
    Cameroon
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Nous vous écrivons au sujet du travail actuel du Groupe de travail III sur la réforme de la Commission des Nations unies pour le droit commercial international (CNUDCI), la 37ème session du Groupe de travail étant prévue à New-York du 1er au 5 avril 2019.
Alleged victims: -
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    11 Mar 2019
    Burundi
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Nous vous écrivons au sujet du travail actuel du Groupe de travail III sur la réforme de la Commission des Nations unies pour le droit commercial international (CNUDCI), la 37ème session du Groupe de travail étant prévue à New-York du 1er au 5 avril 2019.
Alleged victims: -
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    11 Mar 2019
    Argentina
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Información recibida en relación con la labor del Grupo de Trabajo III sobre la Reforma del Sistema de Solución de Controversias entre Inversionistas y Estados (SCIE), que celebrará su 37 º período de sesiones en Nueva York del 1 al 5 de abril de 2019.
Alleged victims: -
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12 Mar 2019
    08 Mar 2019
    Zambia
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform
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    08 Mar 2019
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform
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    08 Mar 2019
    Uganda
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform
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    08 Mar 2019
    Turkey
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform
Alleged victims: -
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    08 Mar 2019
    Thailand
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform
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    08 Mar 2019
    Sri Lanka
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform
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    08 Mar 2019
    Singapore
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform
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    08 Mar 2019
    Sierra Leone
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform
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    08 Mar 2019
    Russian Federation
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform
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    08 Mar 2019
    Republic of Korea
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform
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    08 Mar 2019
    Poland
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform.
Alleged victims: -
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    08 Mar 2019
    Philippines
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform.
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30 Apr 2019
    08 Mar 2019
    Pakistan
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform.
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    08 Mar 2019
    Nigeria
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform.
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    08 Mar 2019
    Namibia
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform.
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    08 Mar 2019
    Mauritius
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform.
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    08 Mar 2019
    Malaysia
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform.
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    08 Mar 2019
    Libya
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform.
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    08 Mar 2019
    Liberia
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform.
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    08 Mar 2019
    Lesotho
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform.
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    08 Mar 2019
    Lebanon
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform.
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    08 Mar 2019
    Kuwait
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform.
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    08 Mar 2019
    Kenya
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform.
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    08 Mar 2019
    Japan
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform.
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    08 Mar 2019
    Israel
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform
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    08 Mar 2019
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform
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    08 Mar 2019
    Indonesia
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform
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    08 Mar 2019
    India
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform
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    08 Mar 2019
    Hungary
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform, which is scheduled to hold its 37th session in New York from 1 to 5 April 2019.
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    08 Mar 2019
    Greece
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform, which is scheduled to hold its 37th session in New York from 1 to 5 April 2019.
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    08 Mar 2019
    Germany
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform, which is scheduled to hold its 37th session in New York from 1 to 5 April 2019.
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    08 Mar 2019
    Denmark
    JOL
  • business
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  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform, which is scheduled to hold its 37th session in New York from 1 to 5 April 2019.
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    08 Mar 2019
    Czech Republic
    JOL
  • business
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  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform, which is scheduled to hold its 37th session in New York from 1 to 5 April 2019.
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    08 Mar 2019
    China
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform, which is scheduled to hold its 37th session in New York from 1 to 5 April 2019.
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    08 Mar 2019
    Canada
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform, which is scheduled to hold its 37th session in New York from 1 to 5 April 2019.
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31 Jan 2020
    08 Mar 2019
    Bulgaria
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform, which is scheduled to hold its 37th session in New York from 1 to 5 April 2019.
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    08 Mar 2019
    Brazil
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform, which is scheduled to hold its 37th session in New York from 1 to 5 April 2019.
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    08 Mar 2019
    Belarus
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform, which is scheduled to hold its 37th session in New York from 1 to 5 April 2019.
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    08 Mar 2019
    Austria
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform, which is scheduled to hold its 37th session in New York from 1 to 5 April 2019.
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    07 Mar 2019
    Australia
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform, which is scheduled to hold its 37th session in New York from 1 to 5 April 2019.
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05 Apr 2019
    07 Mar 2019
    Armenia
    JOL
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • water and sanitation
Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform, which is scheduled to hold its 37th session in New York from 1 to 5 April 2019.
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    05 Mar 2019
    Mexico
    OL
  • indigenous peoples
Información recibidia en relación con la nota técnica adjunta, que recapitula la importancia, el objetivo y la finalidad de los derechos de consulta y consentimiento libre, previo e informado de los pueblos indígenas.
Alleged victims: -
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21 Feb 2020
    28 Feb 2019
    Other actors
    JOL
  • indigenous peoples
  • disappearances
  • environment
  • human rights defenders
Information received regarding alleged attacks and renewed harassment of the indigenous Karen peoples in the Kaeng Krachan Forest Complex (KKFC) by officials of the National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department and over the failure to ensure accountability for these violations.
Alleged victims: 3
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19 Mar 2019
    28 Feb 2019
    Other actors
    JOL
  • indigenous peoples
  • disappearances
  • environment
  • human rights defenders
Information received regarding alleged attacks and renewed harassment of the indigenous Karen peoples in the Kaeng Krachan Forest Complex (KKFC) by officials of the National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department and over the failure to ensure accountability for these violations.
Alleged victims: 3
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08 Mar 2019
    24 Feb 2019
    Brazil
    JOL
  • environment
  • food
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the closure of the National Council of Food and Nutrition Security (CONSEA), which could have a severe negative impact on the realization of the rights to food and water in the country, and in particular for persons living in poverty and indigenous peoples.
Alleged victims: -
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27 Feb 2019
    21 Feb 2019
    Thailand
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • environment
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Information received regarding alleged attacks and renewed harassment of the indigenous Karen peoples in the Kaeng Krachan Forest Complex (KKFC) by officials of the National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department and over the failure to ensure accountability for these violations.
Alleged victims: 3
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23 Apr 2019
    18 Feb 2019
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • racism
  • torture
Information received concerning the use of a snake by the police in Papua, while interrogating an indigenous Papuan minor.
Alleged victims: 1
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08 Mar 2019
    13 Feb 2019
    Philippines
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • food
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the failure of the Government of the Philippines to protect the human rights of the indigenous peoples and local communities living near Dipidio, Nueva Vizcaya Province, and the overall environmental degradation in this region, which are resulting from the exploitation of a gold and copper mine by OceanaGold Corporation, an Australia-based mining company.
Alleged victims: -
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15 Feb 2019
    13 Feb 2019
    Other actors
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  • environment
  • business
  • food
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the adverse human rights impacts that your company has contributed to in Didipio, Nueva Vizcava Province, in the Philippines, including with regard to the human rights of indigenous peoples residing in the region and the overall environmental degradation.
Alleged victims: -
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21 Feb 2019
12 Apr 2019
    13 Feb 2019
    Australia
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • food
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the failure of the Government of the Philippines to protect the human rights of the indigenous peoples and local communities living near Dipidio, Nueva Vizcaya Province
Alleged victims: -
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04 Apr 2019
    21 Jan 2019
    Myanmar
    JOL
  • food
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • minority issues
  • Myanmar
  • poverty
In this connection, we would like to bring to the attention of your Excellency’s Government information we have received concerning the Vacant, Fallow and Virgin Lands Management Law 2012 as amended by the Law Amending the Vacant, Fallow and Virgin Lands Management Law 2018 (Law).
Alleged victims: -
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    16 Jan 2019
    India
    JUA
  • environment
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Information received concerning the attack on the indigenous peoples’ defenders Ms. Agnes Kharshiing, Ms. Amita Sangma and Mr. E. Kurbah on 8 November 2018 in East Jaintia Hills, approximately 120 kilometres from state capital Shillong, Meghalaya State.
Alleged victims: 3
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    18 Dec 2018
    Other actors
    JUA
  • business
  • environment
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Información recibida en relación con la criminalización del Sr. Bernardo Caal Xól, líder indígena q’eqchí’ de Santa María Cahabón en el departamento de Alta Verapaz, condenado a siete años y cuatro meses de prisión por detención ilegal y robo agravado el 9 de noviembre de 2018 por el Juzgado 1º de Sentencia de Cobán, a raíz de una denuncia interpuesta por su subcontratista. Su comunidad está protestando pacíficamente contra el impacto dañino que la hidroeléctrica Oxec está teniendo sobre sus tierras y recursos naturales. Se alega que la criminalización del Sr. Caal Xól es un acto de represalia porque ha representado a su comunidad en litigio contra la hidroeléctrica Oxec. El Sr. Caal Xól guarda prisión en Cobán y teme por su seguridad en la cárcel.
Alleged victims: 26538
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    18 Dec 2018
    Guatemala
    JUA
  • business
  • environment
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Información recibida en relación con la criminalización del Sr. Bernardo Caal Xól, líder indígena q’eqchí’ de Santa María Cahabón en el departamento de Alta Verapaz, quien fue condenado a siete años y cuatro meses de prisión por detención ilegal y robo agravado el viernes 9 de noviembre de 2018 por el Juzgado 1º de Sentencia de Cobán. Su comunidad está protestando pacíficamente contra el impacto dañino que la hidroeléctrica Oxec está teniendo sobre sus tierras y recursos naturales. Se alega que la criminalización del Sr. Caal Xól es un acto de represalia por que ha representado su comunidad en litigio contra la hidroeléctrica Oxec. El Sr. Caal Xól guarda prisión en Cobán y teme por su seguridad en la cárcel.
Alleged victims: 26538
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    17 Dec 2018
    Panama
    JUA
  • business
  • environment
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Información recibida en relación con la criminalización del Sr. Bernardo Caal Xól, líder indígena q’eqchí’ de Santa María Cahabón en el departamento de Alta Verapaz, condenado a siete años y cuatro meses de prisión por detención ilegal y robo agravado el 9 de noviembre de 2018 por el Juzgado 1º de Sentencia de Cobán, a raíz de una denuncia interpuesta por su subcontratista. Su comunidad está protestando pacíficamente contra el impacto dañino que las actividades de su empresa están teniendo sobre sus tierras y recursos naturales. Se alega que la criminalización del Sr. Caal Xól es un acto de represalia por que ha representado su comunidad en litigio contra su empresa. El Sr. Caal Xól guarda prisión en Cobán y teme por su seguridad en la cárcel.
Alleged victims: 26538
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08 Mar 2019
    17 Dec 2018
    Other actors
    JUA
  • business
  • environment
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Información recibida en relación con la criminalización del Sr. Bernardo Caal Xól, líder indígena q’eqchí’ de Santa María Cahabón en el departamento de Alta Verapaz, condenado a siete años y cuatro meses de prisión por detención ilegal y robo agravado 9 de noviembre de 2018 por el Juzgado 1º de Sentencia de Cobán, a raíz de una denuncia interpuesta por el representante legal de su empresa. Su comunidad está protestando pacíficamente contra el impacto dañino que la hidroeléctrica Oxec está teniendo sobre sus tierras y recursos naturales. Se alega que la criminalización del Sr. Caal Xól es un acto de represalia por que ha representado su comunidad en litigio contra la hidroeléctrica Oxec. El Sr. Caal Xól guarda prisión en Cobán y teme por su seguridad en la cárcel.
Alleged victims: 26538
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    17 Dec 2018
    Other actors
    JUA
  • business
  • environment
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Información recibida en relación con la criminalización del Sr. Bernardo Caal Xól, líder indígena q’eqchí’ de Santa María Cahabón en el departamento de Alta Verapaz, quien fue condenado a siete años y cuatro meses de prisión por detención ilegal y robo agravado el viernes 9 de noviembre de 2018 por el Juzgado 1º de Sentencia de Cobán, a raíz de una denuncia interpuesta por su subcontratista. Su comunidad está protestando pacíficamente contra el impacto dañino que las actividades de su empresa están teniendo sobre sus tierras y recursos naturales. Se alega que la criminalización del Sr. Caal Xól es un acto de represalia por que ha representado su comunidad en litigio contra su empresa. El Sr. Caal Xól guarda prisión en Cobán y teme por su seguridad en la cárcel.
Alleged victims: 26538
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    14 Dec 2018
    Rwanda
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • indigenous peoples
  • racism
Information received concerning the killing of one person and injuries of 15 others from a Batwa community in Umurambi village, Nyaruguru district.
Alleged victims: 16
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    13 Dec 2018
    Philippines
    JAL
  • executions
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the alleged extrajudicial or arbitrary killing of thirty-two individuals (twenty six-men, five women and one child) in the context of intensifying counter-insurgency operations carried out by members of the Armed Forces, paramilitaries or individuals linked to them. The victims are members of farmers’ organizations, indigenous persons advocating for access to, and protection of, their ancestral lands and their family members.
Alleged victims: 32
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14 Dec 2018
    12 Dec 2018
    Guatemala
    JUA
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
Información recibida en relación con un desalojo forzoso de aproximadamente 200 personas residentes en la comunidad Río Zarco, Municipio de El Estor, Departamento de Alta Verapaz la esta semana.
Alleged victims: 200
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15 Feb 2019
    11 Dec 2018
    Ecuador
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Información recibida en relación con el “Proyecto de Ley Orgánica de Organizaciones sin Fines de Lucro” que fue expedido por la Comisión Especializada Permanente de Participación Ciudadana y Control Social de la Asamblea Nacional de la República del Ecuador el 4 de julio de 2018 y que de ser aprobado podría ser incompatible con las obligaciones derivadas de las normas y estándares internacionales de derechos humanos contraídas por Ecuador.
Alleged victims: -
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13 Dec 2018
07 Feb 2019
    07 Dec 2018
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • executions
  • indigenous peoples
  • racism
  • torture
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning allegations of extrajudicial killings through either torture, intentional killing or excessive use of force of five indigenous Papuans by the police and the military in 2017 and 2018 which are alleged to be part of a broader pattern of extrajudicial killings of indigenous Papuans.
Alleged victims: 6
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14 Dec 2018
    28 Nov 2018
    Mexico
    OL
  • indigenous peoples
Observaciones de la Relatora Especial de las Naciones Unidas sobre los derechos de los pueblos indígenas sobre la Ley que crea el Instituto Nacional de los Pueblos Indígenas.
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    31 Oct 2018
    Mexico
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Información recibida en relación con el asesinato del Sr. Julián Carrillo Martínez.
Alleged victims: 1
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26 Dec 2018
    23 Oct 2018
    Colombia
    JAL
  • African Descent
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning individual cases of attacks against Afro-Colombian minorities and indigenous communities.
Alleged victims: 32
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02 Jan 2019
    17 Oct 2018
    Other actors
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • toxics and human rights
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the renewed agreement of 25 June 2018 that Samarco Mining S.A., Vale S.A. and Australia-based BHP Billiton signed with the Federal Government and the State Governments of Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo regarding socioeconomic and environmental reparations necessitated by the 2015 Doce River disaster.
Alleged victims: -
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    17 Oct 2018
    Other actors
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  • business
  • environment
  • toxics and human rights
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the the renewed agreement of 25 June 2018 that Samarco Mining S.A., Vale S.A. and Australia-based BHP Billiton signed with the Federal Government and the State Governments of Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo regarding socioeconomic and environmental reparations necessitated by the 2015 Doce River disaster.
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    17 Oct 2018
    Other actors
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  • business
  • environment
  • toxics and human rights
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the renewed agreement of 25 June 2018 on funding as well as socioeconomic and environmental reparations resulted from the 2015 Doce river disaster that Samarco Mining S.A., Vale S.A. and Australia-based BHP Billiton signed with the Federal Government and the State Governments of Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo on 25 June 2018regarding socioeconomic and environmental reparations necessitated by the 2015 Doce River disaster.
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    17 Oct 2018
    Other actors
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  • business
  • environment
  • toxics and human rights
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the renewed agreement of 25 June 2018 that Samarco Mining S.A., Vale S.A. and Australia-based BHP Billiton signed with the Federal Government and the State Governments of Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo regarding socioeconomic and environmental reparations necessitated by the 2015 Doce River disaster.
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18 Oct 2018
16 Jan 2019
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16 Jan 2019
16 Jan 2019
16 Jan 2019
16 Jan 2019
16 Jan 2019
16 Jan 2019
16 Jan 2019
16 Jan 2019
16 Jan 2019
    17 Oct 2018
    Australia
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • toxics and human rights
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the renewed agreement of 25 June 2018 that Samarco Mining S.A., Vale S.A. and Australia-based BHP Billiton signed with the Federal Government and the State Governments of Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo regarding socioeconomic and environmental reparations necessitated by the 2015 Doce River disaster.
Alleged victims: -
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30 Nov 2018
    05 Oct 2018
    Mexico
    JAL
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Informació recibida en relación con el asesinato de cuatro defensores de derechos humanos, uno de los cuales, es el Sr. Abraham Hernández González.
Alleged victims: 4
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    27 Sep 2018
    Other actors
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  • business
  • Cambodia
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Information received regarding the alleged deprivation and clearance of agricultural and forest lands from at least 946 families in 25 villages of Preah Vihear due to concession of their lands to the five Cambodian subsidiaries of a China-based sugarcane enterprise, Guangdong Hengfu Group, without consultation with affected community’s members, including indigenous peoples. We would further more like to bring attention to information received concerning the alleged judicial harassments suffered by some communities’ members for raising their concerns in this context.
Alleged victims: 25000
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    27 Sep 2018
    Other actors
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  • business
  • Cambodia
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Information received regarding the alleged deprivation and clearance of agricultural and forest lands from at least 946 families in 25 villages of Preah Vihear Province due to concession of their lands to the five Cambodian subsidiaries of a China-based sugar came enterprise, Guangdong Hengfu Group without consultation with affected community’s members, including indigenous peoples. We would furthermore like to bring attention to information received concerning the alleged judicial harassments suffered by some communities’ members for raising their concerns in this context.
Alleged victims: 25000
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    27 Sep 2018
    Other actors
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  • business
  • Cambodia
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Information received regarding the alleged deprivation and clearance of agricultural and forest lands from at least 946 families in 25 villages of Preah Vihear Province due to concession of their lands to the five Cambodian subsidiaries of a China-based sugar came enterprise, Guangdong Hengfu Group without consultation with affected community’s members, including indigenous peoples. We would furthermore like to bring attention to information received concerning the alleged judicial harassments suffered by some communities’ members for raising their concerns in this context.
Alleged victims: 25000
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    27 Sep 2018
    Other actors
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  • business
  • Cambodia
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Information received regarding the alleged deprivation and clearance of agricultural and forest lands from at least 946 families in 25 villages of Preah Vihear Province due to concession of their lands to the five Cambodian subsidiaries of a China-based sugar came enterprise, Guangdong Hengfu Group without consultation with affected community’s members, including indigenous peoples. We would furthermore like to bring attention to information received concerning the alleged judicial harassments suffered by some communities’ members for raising their concerns in this context.
Alleged victims: 25000
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    27 Sep 2018
    Other actors
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  • business
  • Cambodia
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Information received regarding the alleged deprivation and clearance of agricultural and forest lands from at least 946 families in 25 villages of Preah Vihear Province due to concession of their lands to the five Cambodian subsidiaries of a China-based sugar came enterprise, Guangdong Hengfu Group without consultation with affected community’s members, including indigenous peoples. We would furthermore like to bring attention to information received concerning the alleged judicial harassments suffered by some communities’ members for raising their concerns in this context.
Alleged victims: 25000
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    27 Sep 2018
    Other actors
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  • business
  • Cambodia
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Information received regarding the alleged deprivation and clearance of agricultural and forest lands from at least 946 families in 25 villages of Preah Vihear Province due to concession of their lands to the five Cambodian subsidiaries of a China-based sugar came enterprise, Guangdong Hengfu Group without consultation with affected community’s members, including indigenous peoples. We would furthermore like to bring attention to information received concerning the alleged judicial harassments suffered by some communities’ members for raising their concerns in this context.
Alleged victims: 25000
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    27 Sep 2018
    China
    JAL
  • business
  • Cambodia
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the alleged deprivation and clearance of agricultural and forest lands from at least 946 families in 25 villages of Preah Vihear Province in Cambodia due to concession of their lands to the five Cambodian subsidiaries of a China-based sugarcane enterprise, Guangdong Hengfu Group, without consultation with affected community’s members, including indigenous peoples. We would furthermore like to bring attention to information received concerning the alleged judicial harassments and attacks suffered by some communities’ members for raising their concerns in this context.
Alleged victims: 25000
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10 Dec 2018
    27 Sep 2018
    Cambodia
    JAL
  • business
  • Cambodia
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the alleged deprivation and clearance of agricultural and forest lands from at least 946 families in 25 villages of Preah Vihear Province and alleged impact on the source of their drinking water due to concession of their lands to the five Cambodian subsidiaries of a China-based sugarcane enterprise, Guangdong Hengfu Group, without consultation with affected community’s members, including indigenous peoples. We would furthermore like to bring attention to information received concerning the alleged judicial harassments suffered by some communities’ members for raising their concerns in this context.
Alleged victims: 25000
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    05 Sep 2018
    Brazil
    JAL
  • toxics and human rights
  • water and sanitation
  • environment
  • health
  • indigenous peoples
  • business
Information received concerning the renewed agreement of 25 June 2018 that Samarco Mining S.A., Vale S.A. and BHP Billiton signed with the Federal Government and the State Governments of Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo regarding socioeconomic and environmental reparations necessitated by the 2015 Doce River disaster.
Alleged victims: -
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16 Nov 2018
16 Nov 2018
    13 Aug 2018
    Chile
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • indigenous peoples
  • terrorism
Información recibida en relación con el supuesto incumplimiento de las obligaciones estatales de proteger, respetar y garantizar la independencia judicial en su país, así como asegurar un entorno propicio y seguro para la labor de jueces y magistrados.
Alleged victims: 1
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17 Aug 2018
21 Nov 2018
    24 Jul 2018
    Guatemala
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Información recibida en relación con el deterioro de la situación de los defensores de los derechos humanos en Guatemala en el periodo reciente.
Alleged victims: 7
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    11 Jul 2018
    China
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • minority issues
  • terrorism
Information received concerning alleged reprisals against Mr Dolkun Isa, and, the Society for Threatened Peoples, of which he is a member.
Alleged victims: 1
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31 Jul 2018
    04 Jul 2018
    Mexico
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • water and sanitation
  • racism
En este contexto, quisiéramos señalar a la atención urgente del Gobierno de Su Excelencia la información que hemos recibido con relación a las condenas de seis defensores del medio ambiente por el presunto homicidio de un empresario español en 2003, quienes habrían trabajado activamente por y en la defensa del derecho al agua de la comunidad indígena de San Pedro Tlanixco, Estado de México.
Alleged victims: 6
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18 Oct 2018
    26 Jun 2018
    Other actors
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  • business
  • environment
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • racism
Information received concerning in relation to allegations of kidnapping and threats against the human rights defenders Mr. Yaku Pérez Guartambel, Mr. Mario Gonzalo, Mr. Fárez Ramón, Mr. Víctor Hernández Siavichay and Mr. Manuel Gayllas, due to their work defending indigenous people rights and the rights to health environmental and to safe water in the context of a China-based mining company activities, Junefiled Mineral Resources Holding Limited.
Alleged victims: 5
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    26 Jun 2018
    Other actors
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  • business
  • environment
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • racism
Informacion recivida en relación con las alegaciones de secuestro y de amenazas contra los defensores de derechos humanos; el Sr. Yaku Pérez Guartambel, el Sr. Mario Gonzalo, el Sr. Fárez Ramón, el Sr. Víctor Hernández Siavichay y el Sr. Manuel Gayllas, debido a su trabajo en defensa de los derechos de los pueblos indígenas y el derecho al medioambiente sano en el contexto de las actividades mineras en la región de Cuenca.
Alleged victims: 5
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    26 Jun 2018
    Ecuador
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • racism
  • toxics and human rights
Informacion recivida en relación con las alegaciones del secuestro y las amenazas contra los defensores de derechos humanos el Sr. Yaku Pérez Guartambel, Sr. Mario Gonzalo, Sr. Fárez Ramon, Sr. Víctor Hernández Siavichay y Sr. Manuel Gayllas, debido a su trabajo en defensa de los derechos de los pueblos indígenas y el derecho al medioambiente sano en el contexto de las actividades mineras en la región de Cuenca.
Alleged victims: 5
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07 Sep 2018
    26 Jun 2018
    China
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • racism
  • toxics and human rights
Information received concerning allegations of kidnapping and threats against the human rights defenders Mr. Yaku Pérez Guartambel, Mr. Mario Gonzalo, Mr. Fárez Ramon, Mr. Víctor Hernández Siavichay and Mr. Manuel Gayllas, due to their work defending indigenous people rights and the rights to health environmental and to safe water in the context of a China-based mining company activities, Junefiled Mineral Resources Holding Limited.
Alleged victims: 5
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15 Aug 2018
    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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    14 Jun 2018
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the surveillance, intimidation and harassment against Ms. Yana Tannagasheva and her husband Mr. Vladislav Tannagashev in possible reprisal for their communication with United Nations mechanisms.
Alleged victims: 2
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13 Sep 2018
    14 Jun 2018
    Other actors
    JAL
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the surveillance, intimidation and harassment against Ms. Yana Tannagasheva and her husband Mr. Vladislav Tannagashev, including from Yuzhanaya mining company, for speaking out about adverse impact of open pit coal mining company on indigenous people in South West Siberia and in possible reprisal for their communication with United Nations mechanisms.
Alleged victims: 2
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    05 Jun 2018
    Ecuador
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • business
Información recibida acerca de presuntas investigaciones ilegales, faltas al debido proceso judicial, amenazas, intimidaciones y agresiones contra tres líderes indígenas y defensores de los derechos humanos medioambientales: Sr. Agustín Wachapá, Sr. José "Pepe" Acacho, Sra. Patricia Gualinga.
Alleged victims: 3
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14 Jun 2018
06 Aug 2018
    04 Jun 2018
    Myanmar
    JUA
  • executions
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • Myanmar
Information received regarding the killing of Mr. Saw O Moo near his home in the Ler Mu Plaw area by the Myanmar Army, or Tatmadaw.
Alleged victims: 1
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18 Jul 2018
    29 May 2018
    Kenya
    JUA
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
Information received regarding alleged attacks, forced evictions and arbitrary arrests of indigenous peoples living in Kisiriri and Pessi, Socian Ward, Laikipia North Sub Country, Laikipia County, Kenya on 28 April 2018. The incidence allegedly involved the burning of some 300 houses and other properties, in the presence of State forces.
Alleged victims: 1
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    09 May 2018
    Nicaragua
    JAL
  • environment
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Información recibida en relación con alegaciones de violaciones de los derechos a la libertad de reunión y libertad de expresión por parte de la Policía Nacional nicaragüense en el marco de manifestaciones pacíficas en las que ciudadanos expresaron su preocupación por el incendio forestal de la reserva biológica Indio Maíz.
Alleged victims: -
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    27 Apr 2018
    Mexico
    JUA
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
Información recibida sobre la grave situación del desplazamiento forzado interno de pueblos indígenas en la comunidad de Aldama en Chiapas.
Alleged victims: -
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    26 Feb 2018
    Philippines
    JUA
  • executions
  • environment
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • violence against women
Alleged extrajudicial or arbitrary killings of 27 individuals and attempted killing of several others, in the context of the intensifying counter-insurgency operations allegedly carried out by members of the Armed Forces, paramilitaries or individuals linked to them.
Alleged victims: 28
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05 Mar 2018
16 Nov 2020
    16 Feb 2018
    Bangladesh
    JUA
  • health
  • indigenous peoples
  • minority issues
  • torture
  • violence against women
Information received with regards to the rape and sexual assault of two indigenous sisters by members of the armed forces in Orachari village, in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, and their subsequent treatment by the armed forces.
Alleged victims: 2
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21 Mar 2018
16 Apr 2018
    14 Feb 2018
    Guatemala
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Información recibida en relación con la detención durante dos días y el procesamiento de la líder indígena María Magdalena Cuc Choc por los delitos de “usurpación agravada”, “amenazas” y “detención ilegal”, en relación con su activismo en el caso del desalojo de 56 familias de la comunidad indígena de Chabilchoch de un predio disputado con la empresa Lisbal S.A., en el Departamento de Izabal.
Alleged victims: 57
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09 Jul 2018
    01 Feb 2018
    Guatemala
    JAL
  • environment
  • executions
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Informacion recibida en relación con el asesinato del Sr. Ronal David Barillas Díaz, defensor de los derechos indígenas del Pueblo Xinka e integrante de la Coordinadora de comunidades afectadas por la actividad de la agroindustria cañera en los departamentos de Escuintla, Santa Rosa y Jutiapa.
Alleged victims: 1
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09 Apr 2018
    30 Jan 2018
    India
    JAL
  • business
  • food
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Information received alleging the construction of a boundary wall around the lands of 22,000 people, including Adivasi communities, living in Jagatsinghpur District, Odisha, after the South Korean company POSCO withdrew its plan to establish an integrated steel plant and a captive port in this area. This boundary wall would reportedly deny people access to their land, resulting in forced evictions and the destruction of their livelihoods and has been initiated without good faith consultations nor the consent of the affected communities.
Alleged victims: 20006
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    29 Jan 2018
    Paraguay
    AL
  • indigenous peoples
Información recibida en relación con la falta de reconocimiento de las autoridades representativas de la comunidad avá guaraní de Sauce, Departamento de Alto Paraná, y también en relación con nuevas presiones por parte de terceros para ingresar en las tierras de la comunidad mbyá guaraní de Makutinga, situada en el distrito de San Rafael del Paraná, Departamento de Itaipú.
Alleged victims: -
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    26 Jan 2018
    United States of America
    OL
  • indigenous peoples
Information received concerning the Presidential Proclamation Modifying the Bears Ears National Monument (hereinafter, the “Presidential Proclamation”), which revokes the designation of national monument attributed to areas containing several sites and artifacts of importance to Native American peoples pursuant to Proclamation no. 9558, issued on 26 December 2016.
Alleged victims: -
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16 Feb 2018
    25 Jan 2018
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    JAL
  • executions
  • indigenous peoples
Informations que nous avons reçues concernant des violences qui auraient été perpétrées à l’encontre de membres de la communauté autochtone Batwa Pygmée dans la Province du Sud-Kivu.
Alleged victims: 2
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    12 Jan 2018
    Other actors
    JUA
  • indigenous peoples
  • environment
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning alleged attacks against the indigenous Sengwer peoples living in the Embobut forest, starting on 25 December and ongoing at the present time (9 January 2018), by some 100 armed Kenya Forest Service guards who have burnt at least 15 homes with the aim of forcibly evicting the community, threated and fired shots against community members and leaders, destroyed property and shot dead a number of animals belonging to the community.
Alleged victims: 1
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14 Feb 2018
    10 Jan 2018
    Kenya
    JUA
  • environment
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Information received concerning alleged attacks against the indigenous Sengwer peoples living in the Embobut forest. The attacks allegedly started on 25 December 2017, when about 100 armed Kenya Forest Service guards burnt at least 15 homes with the aim of forcibly evicting the community. They have also threatened and fired shots against community members and leaders, destroyed property and shot dead a number of animals belonging to the community.
Alleged victims: 1
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    22 Dec 2017
    Mexico
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
Información recibida sobre la grave situación del desplazamiento forzado interno de pueblos indígenas en las comunidades de Chalchihuitán y Chenalhó en Chiapas.
Alleged victims: 5000
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26 Jan 2018
    21 Dec 2017
    Philippines
    JUA
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
Information received concerning the reported killings of indigenous Lumad farmers in the province of South Cotabato, Mindanao, and the impact of military operations conducted in October, November and December 2017 on the human rights situation of indigenous Lumad peoples in Mindanao, including allegations on the displacement of approximately 2,500 indigenous families in the provinces of Sarangani, Surigao del Sur, Agusan del Sur, Maguindanao and North Cotabato, and the lack of humanitarian support to the displaced communities.
Alleged victims: 3510
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06 Apr 2018
    18 Dec 2017
    Peru
    OL
  • indigenous peoples
Información recibida sobre la reciente adopción, el pasado 7 de diciembre de 2017, en el Congreso de la República del Perú, en segunda lectura, del proyecto de ley número 1123/2016-CR “ley que declara de prioridad e interés nacional la construcción de carreteras en las zonas de frontera y el mantenimiento de las trochas carrozables en la Región de Ucayali.”
Alleged victims: -
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27 Dec 2017
    11 Dec 2017
    Egypt
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • minority issues
  • racism
Information received concerning alleged arrests and detentions of at least 24 Nubian protesters, including Mr. Mohammed Azmy Mohammed Ahmed, Mr. Maysara Abdelaziz Mohammed Ali as well as Mr. Gamal Sorour who died in Shalal Central Security Camp, south of Aswan, on 5 November 2017 due to the denial of appropriate and sufficient medical treatment.
Alleged victims: 1
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14 Feb 2018
20 Feb 2018
08 Mar 2018
    07 Dec 2017
    Peru
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Información recibida en relación con la condena a siete años de prisión y dos millones de soles peruanos en contra de Walter Aduviri, quien es un líder indígena aymara, emitida en el mes de julio de 2017 y actualmente bajo apelación, por el delito de disturbios en el contexto de protestas sociales en demanda de transparencia y participación en procesos de otorgamiento de concesiones mineras en la región de Puno en 2011.
Alleged victims: 1
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23 Feb 2018
23 Feb 2018
23 Feb 2018
    01 Dec 2017
    Cambodia
    JOL
  • indigenous peoples
  • Cambodia
Information received concerning the current slow pace at which indigenous land titling is currently taking place.
Alleged victims: -
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    22 Nov 2017
    Mexico
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Información recibida en relación con las alegaciones de falta de procesos de consulta adecuado con las comunidades del Pueblo Indígena Yaqui, en el contexto del Acueducto Independencia y del Gasoducto Aguaprieta y asimismo del impacto de éstos en los derechos del pueblo Yaqui con relación a sus tierras, territorios y recursos. Se alega tambien la falta de medidas de protección de lideres Yaqui que se han visto amenazados por su oposición a los dos proyectos.
Alleged victims: 5
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    03 Nov 2017
    Ecuador
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con alegaciones de procesos judiciales, intimidaciones y vigilancia contra la Sra. Gloria Hilda Ushigua, así como por el asesinato de su cuñada, la Sra. Casiela Dahua Cují, que parecen vinculados a su activismo en contra de la explotación petrolera en los territorios del pueblo indígena Sápara, en la provincia de Pastaza, en Ecuador.
Alleged victims: 2
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16 Nov 2017
03 Jan 2018
03 Jan 2018
    04 Oct 2017
    Chile
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • indigenous peoples
  • terrorism
Información recibida en relación con alegaciones de violaciones del debido proceso y la continua aplicación de la Ley Nº 18314 que determina conductas terroristas y fija su penalidad (“Ley Antiterrorista”) contra 23 miembros de la comunidad indígena mapuche en varios casos en que se les imputa la comisión de delitos terroristas.
Alleged victims: 15
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08 Oct 2018
    29 Aug 2017
    India
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • health
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
  • indigenous peoples
Information received concerning the mega project Sardar Sarovar Dam in the Narmada river valley reported to result in the forceful eviction and displacement of 40,000 families and the arrest on 7 and 8 August 2017 of human rights defender, Ms. Medha Patkar, and nine other human rights defenders; Ms. Gayatri, Ms. Vimla, Ms. Manjula, Ms. Pushpa, Ms. Bhagwati, Ms. Sewati, Mr. Dharmendra, Mr. Rameshwar and Mr. Baau, as they engaged in a peaceful protest and hunger strike in opposition to this eviction.
Alleged victims: 40010
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    24 Aug 2017
    India
    UA
  • indigenous peoples
Information received concerning the failure to ensure free, prior and informed consent in the States of Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Telangana in the context of logging, mining and conservation projects affecting indigenous lands and resources.
Alleged victims: 1
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    14 Aug 2017
    Nepal
    JUA
  • cultural rights
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
Information received concerning alleged forced evictions, displacement, destruction of cultural property as well as the lack of consultation and the free, prior informed consent of the Newar indigenous peoples, as a result of the ongoing Kathmandu Valley Road Improvement Project.
Alleged victims: 15000
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    27 Jul 2017
    Philippines
    JAL
  • executions
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
In this connection, I would like to bring to the attention of your Excellency’s Government information I have received concerning acts of violence, intimidation, harassment and 47 killings mostly committed against farmers and their families.
Alleged victims: 47
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02 Aug 2017
18 Aug 2017
    13 Jul 2017
    Cambodia
    JUA
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
  • Cambodia
Information received concerning the impeding flooding and forced eviction of approximately 178 primarily indigenous families affected by the Lower Sesan 2 Hydro Power Dam project in Stung Treng province.
Alleged victims: 178
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13 Sep 2017
    12 Jul 2017
    Peru
    JOL
  • toxics and human rights
  • indigenous peoples
Información recibida sobre la situación actual de la solicitud de un nuevo proceso de consulta antes de que se conceda un nuevo contrato de licencia de exploración y explotación, por un periodo de 30 años, del llamado Lote 192 en el Departamento de Loreto.
Alleged victims: -
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    21 Jun 2017
    Other actors
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • business
  • environment
  • indigenous peoples
Información recibida con respecto a las acusaciones en contra de un directivo y un ex empleado de Desarrollos Energéticos SA (DESA) por su presunta participación en el asesinato de la defensora de derechos humanos Berta Cáceres en marzo del 2016, así como el posible vínculo de la empresa con campañas de difamación, demandas civiles, intimidaciones y agresiones contra los miembros de la organización no gubernamental Consejo Cívico de Organizaciones Populares e Indígenas de Honduras (COPINH), y otros defensores de derechos humanos en los últimos meses.
Alleged victims: 1
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12 Jul 2017
    21 Jun 2017
    Other actors
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • business
  • environment
  • indigenous peoples
Information received concerning the announcement by the Dutch Development Bank (FMO) and the Finnish Development Bank (Finnfund) of the withrawal of their participation in the Agua Zarca Hydroelectric Project in Honduras, a project owned and operated by Desarrollos Energéticos S.A. (DESA), as well as information concerning the process of review of FMO’s Sustainability Policy and the adoption of its Human Rights Position Statement, which has sought to include the opinion of different civil society actors.
Alleged victims: 1
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28 Jul 2017
    21 Jun 2017
    Other actors
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Information received concerning the refusal of Chevron Corporation to implement the judgment rendered in 2013 by the National Court of Justice of Ecuador, concerning the case brought in 1993 on behalf of the indigenous communities affected by the environmental damage caused by oil exploitation activities in the provinces of Orellana and Sucumbíos, leaving the communities still at risk and without access to reparation or redress measures.
Alleged victims: 1
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06 Jul 2017
07 Aug 2017
21 Nov 2018
24 May 2019
    30 May 2017
    Brazil
    JUA
  • environment
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Information received concerning the report issued by the Congressional Investigative Commission (CPI) to investigate the National Indian Foundation (Funai) and the National Institute of Colonization and Agrarian Reform (Incra) as well as the draft bill to establish the General Environmental Licensing Law (Substitute Bill No. 3729), which allegedly reduces environmental protection measures and the rights of indigenous peoples and people of African descent in Brazil.
Alleged victims: -
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    17 May 2017
    Honduras
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Información recibida en relación con ciertas irregularidades ocurridas en las investigaciones y en los procesos penales relacionados con el asesinato de la defensora de derechos humanos Berta Cáceres en marzo del 2016, así como con las campañas de descrédito, las intimidaciones, y las agresiones contra miembros del Consejo Cívico de Organizaciones Populares e indígenas de Honduras (COPINH) y otras organizaciones defensoras de derechos humanos que han tenido lugar desde principios del año 2017.
Alleged victims: 1
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    16 May 2017
    Canada
    JAL
  • health
  • housing
  • poverty
  • indigenous peoples
Information received regarding systemic homelessness in Canada and regarding homeless camps facing eviction in several locations in British Columbia.
Alleged victims: 1652
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28 Sep 2018
    09 May 2017
    Honduras
    JAL
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Información recibida en relación con una serie de amenazas y ataques en contra de Radio Progreso, Radio Dignidad y Radio La Voz Lenca, así como contra sus colaboradores, por su trabajo periodístico sobre los movimientos en defensa del medio ambiente y sobre los derechos de las comunidades indígenas en Honduras.
Alleged victims: 5
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    26 Apr 2017
    Kenya
    JUA
  • environment
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • housing
Information received concerning alleged attack against Mr. Elias Kimaiyo, human rights defender, as well as escalated threats and violence against the Sengwer people perpetrated by the Kenya Forest Service (KFS) guards in an attempt to forcibly remove the people from their homes in the Embobut forest.
Alleged victims: 2
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    08 Feb 2017
    United Republic of Tanzania
    JOL
  • foreign debt
  • indigenous peoples
Information received concerning the potentially adverse human rights impacts of the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT) project on the indigenous pastoralist peoples in the project area and concerns raised in relation to your request for waivers to the application of the World Bank’s Operational Policy on Indigenous Peoples (OP. 4.10 of 2005) in Tanzania.
Alleged victims: -
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    08 Feb 2017
    Other actors
    JOL
  • indigenous peoples
  • foreign debt
Information received regarding the granting of waivers to the application of the World Bank’s Operational Policy on Indigenous Peoples (OP. 4.10 of 2005) in relation to Tanzania.
Alleged victims: -
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14 Mar 2017
    08 Feb 2017
    Guatemala
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • business
  • indigenous peoples
  • environment
Información recibida en relación con supuestos asesinatos, ataques y actos de intimidación contra defensores de derechos humanos, en particular defensores de tierras, territorios y recursos naturales, en Guatemala.
Alleged victims: 16
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01 Mar 2017
    02 Feb 2017
    Guatemala
    JOL
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • indigenous peoples
  • racism
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida referente a las reformas constitucionales propuestas por el Estado en el sector de la justicia.
Alleged victims: -
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    31 Jan 2017
    India
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Information received concerning the arrest and detention of seven human rights defenders, Mr. Chikkudu Prabhakar, Mr. Bhalla Ravindranath, Mr. Durga Prasad, Mr Duddu Prabhakar, Mr. Rajendra Prasad, Mr. Nazeer and Mr. Ramananda Lakshme, which appear to be related to their legitimate human rights activities aimed at defending the rights of indigenous tribal groups in India.
Alleged victims: 7
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    13 Jan 2017
    Kenya
    UA
  • indigenous peoples
Information received concerning violence against the indigenous Sengwer peoples living in the Embobut Forest, including the eviction of 13 families and the burning of their homes during the first half of December 2016, as well as intimidation and threats of further forced evictions of some 1,200 Sengwer families by the Kenya Forest Service (KFS) and other governmental agencies.
Alleged victims: 3600
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    28 Dec 2016
    Ecuador
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • environment
Información recibida en relación con la presunta decisión tomada el 20 de diciembre de 2016 por el Gobierno del Ecuador de cerrar otra organización de la sociedad civil, Acción Ecológica. Esta decisión habría sido tomada en aplicación de los Decretos Ejecutivos 16 y 739 y está muy probablemente vinculada al papel de la ONG en el apoyo a las comunidades en Morona Santiago donde existe una disputa sobre concesiones mineras.
Alleged victims: 1
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05 Jan 2017
07 Mar 2017
07 Mar 2017
07 Mar 2017
07 Mar 2017
07 Mar 2017
07 Mar 2017
07 Mar 2017
07 Mar 2017
07 Mar 2017
    27 Dec 2016
    Ecuador
    AL
  • indigenous peoples
Alegaciones recibidas sobre riesgos potenciales a la vida y la seguridad de miembros del pueblo waorani y de miembros de los pueblos indígenas en aislamiento tagaeri y taromenane.
Alleged victims: 1
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    22 Dec 2016
    Colombia
    JAL
  • food
  • indigenous peoples
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
  • health
Información recibida señalando que Colombia ha fallado en tomar medidas cautelares y correctivas suficientes para prevenir los impactos en los derechos humanos de la población Wayúu, en el departamento de La Guajira, causados por la desecación del río Ranchería tras la construcción de la represa El Cercado
Alleged victims: 10000
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27 Feb 2017
    21 Dec 2016
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    JUA
  • executions
  • indigenous peoples
Informations recues concernant des allégations relatives aux violences qui auraient été perpétrées à l’encontre de membres de la communauté autochtone Pygmée dans le nord du Katanga, dans la province de Tanganyika.
Alleged victims: 80203
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    28 Nov 2016
    Paraguay
    AL
  • indigenous peoples
Información recibida en relación con el desplazamiento forzoso de la comunidad Avá Guaraní de Sauce, en los distritos de San Alberto y Hernandarias, departamento del Alto Paraná, el día 30 de septiembre de 2016, y a la cancelación de la resolución 120/2013 del Instituto Paraguayo del Indígena (INDI) por medio de la resolución 48/2016 del mismo organismo.
Alleged victims: -
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    11 Nov 2016
    United States of America
    JUA
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • environment
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the excessive use of force by state law enforcement officials, private security companies, as well as the North Dakota National Guard, in the context of protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline, in particular, over the past two weeks.
Alleged victims: 401
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09 Dec 2016
    11 Nov 2016
    Philippines
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • indigenous peoples
Information received concerning alleged excessive and indiscriminate use of force by the police against protesters in Manila on 19 October 2016.
Alleged victims: -
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    04 Nov 2016
    Canada
    JAL
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the adverse and discriminatory conditions of access to safe drinking water and adequate housing for First Nations aboriginal communities across Canada.
Alleged victims: 140000
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01 Feb 2017
    27 Oct 2016
    Colombia
    JUA
  • executions
  • indigenous peoples
Alegaciones recibidas en relación con los asesinatos de los indígenas Awá: Camilo Roberto Taicus Bisbicus (dirigente y docente), Luciano Pascal García, Alberto Pascal García y Diego Alfredo Chirán Nastacuas en el departamento de Nariño a finales del mes de agosto de 2016.
Alleged victims: 5
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02 Dec 2016
    24 Oct 2016
    Australia
    OL
  • indigenous peoples
Information received concerning the Australian Government’s decision to withhold funding necessary for the effective operation of the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples, despite the Government’s initial support for its creation to act as the national representative body for indigenous peoples.
Alleged victims: 1
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24 Nov 2016
    20 Oct 2016
    United States of America
    JUA
  • health
  • indigenous peoples
  • torture
Information received concerning the situation of Mr. Leonard Peltier, who has been imprisoned under the supervision of the Federal Bureau of Prisons since 1977.
Alleged victims: 1
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06 Dec 2016
    07 Oct 2016
    Ethiopia
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • torture
Information received concerning the repression of protests in Ethiopia that has been ongoing since November 2015, especially in the Oromia and Amhara regions.
Alleged victims: -
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    30 Sep 2016
    Ethiopia
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • indigenous peoples
Information received concerning the arrest, detention and charges against former Governor of Gambella, Mr. Okello Akway Ochalla, in connection with his legitimate exercise of the right to freedom of expression.
Alleged victims: 1
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    21 Sep 2016
    United States of America
    JUA
  • environment
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
  • cultural rights
  • business
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received regarding the construction of an oil pipeline in proximity to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, planned to cross under Lake Oahe, the main source of water for the tribe and an area of cultural and spiritual significance.
Alleged victims: 2
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    19 Sep 2016
    Brazil
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • violence against women
  • executions
Information received concerning alleged killings, attempted killings, attacks, death threats and harassment against human rights defenders working on land-related rights, including women human rights defenders and indigenous leaders, in different States in Brazil.
Alleged victims: 35
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21 Feb 2017
18 Jul 2017
    16 Sep 2016
    United Republic of Tanzania
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • torture
Information received concerning the arrests of 57 Maasai from the Loliondo community in Ngorongoro District, Northern Tanzania, and the continued threat of further detentions of individuals who are contesting Government plans to provide Maasai ancestral lands to tourism and gaming companies.
Alleged victims: 57
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    02 Sep 2016
    Ethiopia
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
  • indigenous peoples
Information received concerning the alleged killing of at least 500 people, and the injury, detention and enforced disappearance of thousands of individuals in the context of protests organized in Ethiopia, particularly in the Oromia and Amhara regions, since November 2015.
Alleged victims: 2607
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    12 Aug 2016
    Morocco
    JAL
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • minority issues
Informations reçues concernant les mesures restreignant les activités d’Attac Maroc, l’Association marocaine des droits de l’homme (AMDH) et le Réseau Amazigh pour la Citoyenneté.
Alleged victims: 3
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    05 Aug 2016
    Australia
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • torture
Information received concerning allegations of torture and other ill-treatment and prolonged solitary confinement of juvenile detainees in Northern Territory’s Youth Detention Centres and in particular Don Dale detention centre.
Alleged victims: 7
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06 Oct 2016
    08 Jul 2016
    Paraguay
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • indigenous peoples
Información recibida en relación con las alegadas restricciones al libre ejercicio de las funciones profesionales y a la libertad de expresión de la abogada Julia Cabello Alonso.
Alleged victims: 1
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05 Oct 2016
    04 Jul 2016
    Colombia
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • indigenous peoples
  • torture
Información recibida en relación con los recientes acuerdos firmados entre el Gobierno y los representantes indígenas en el marco de la Minga Nacional Indígena y las alegaciones con respecto al uso desmedido de la fuerza por agentes policiales y militares contra dirigentes indígenas.
Alleged victims: 3
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29 Aug 2016
12 Oct 2016
    01 Jul 2016
    Mexico
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • indigenous peoples
  • torture
Información recibida en relación con el respecto de mexicanos indígenas migrantes detenidos en territorio mexicano por autoridades migratorias y sometidos en detención a un proceso de deportación hacia Guatemala, situación que habría ocasionado una serie de tratos crueles, inhumanos y degradantes y uno de ellos objeto de presuntas torturas durante su detención.
Alleged victims: 4
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    30 Jun 2016
    Brazil
    JAL
  • business
  • toxics and human rights
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the process and substance of the agreement that Samarco Mining S.A. and its parent companies Vale S.A. and BHP Billiton Brazil Ltda signed with the Federal Government and the State Governments of Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo on 2 March 2016, ratified by the Brazilian Federal Court of Appeal on 5 May 2016, concerning the restoration of the environment and communities affected by the collapse, on 5 November 2015, of the Fundão tailing dam in Mariana in the state of Minas Gerais, which released an estimated 62 million tons of iron ore waste into the Rio Doce.
Alleged victims: -
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30 Aug 2016
    23 Jun 2016
    Panama
    JUA
  • environment
  • indigenous peoples
Información recibida en relación con el llenado de prueba del embalse de la represa Barro Blanco y las alegaciones sobre el impacto del llenado en tierras tradicionales y sitios culturales del pueblo ngäbe, y eventuales desplazamientos.
Alleged victims: -
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24 Jun 2016
05 Aug 2016
    17 Jun 2016
    Nicaragua
    JOL
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Respuesta al Estado de Nicaragua
Alleged victims: -
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16 Aug 2016
    31 May 2016
    Guatemala
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Alegaciones de acoso judicial y criminalización contra seis defensores de derechos humanos, medioambientales y de los derechos de los pueblos indígenas en el departamento de Huehuetenango. Algunos de ellos son autoridades de los pueblos indígenas maya q’anjob’ales en la región. Según las informaciones recibidas, el 26 de febrero de 2015, los Sres. Sotero Adalberto Villatoro, Francisco Juan Pedro y Arturo Pablo Juan habrían sido detenidos por los cargos de amenazas, instigación a delinquir, reunión y manifestación ilícita plagio y secuestro. El 24 de marzo de 2015, los Sres. Rigoberto Juárez y Domingo Baltazar habrían sido detenidos por los cargos de coacción, amenazas, atentado, instigación a delinquir, obstaculización de la acción penal, plagio o secuestro. El 2 de junio de 2015, el Sr. Bernardo Ermitaño López Reyes habría sido detenido por los cargos de amenazas, coacción, obstaculización de la acción penal, instigación a delinquir, atentado, y plagio o secuestro. Las personas arriba citadas se encontrarían en detención preventiva. Todas habrían sido acusadas de formar parte de una red criminal. Se reporta sin embargo que la detención y procesos judiciales contra las personas arriba citadas no tendrían fundamento y representarían una forma de acoso judicial en respuesta al ejercicio legítimo de sus derechos y su trabajo de promoción y protección de los derechos humanos. En este contexto, quisiéramos señalar a la atención urgente del Gobierno de Su Excelencia, la información que hemos recibido en relación con alegaciones de acoso judicial y criminalización de seis defensores de derechos humanos, medioambientales, algunos de ellos indígenas maya q’anjob’ales, en respuesta a su oposición a proyectos hidroeléctricos de gran escala, que habrían sido aprobado en el departamento de Huehuetenango.
Alleged victims: 6
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28 Feb 2017
    27 May 2016
    Honduras
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • violence against women
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • women in law and in practice
  • environment
Alegaciones relativas a agresiones físicas y amenazas, y a la falta de protección adecuada de manifestantes y defensores de derechos humanos por parte de las fuerzas de seguridad en el marco de una manifestación pacífica. Según la información recibida, el 15 de abril de 2016, se desplazaba un grupo de personas para participar en una manifestación del Encuentro Internacional de los Pueblos “Berta Cáceres Vive”. En este contexto, se habrían producido graves incidentes, incluyendo agresiones físicas, contra varios centenares de personas que habrían sido parte de esta caravana. Asimismo, varias personas habrían proferido amenazas directas contra varios manifestantes, incluyendo los Sres. Tomás Gómez y Sotero Chavarría, integrantes de la Coordinación General del Consejo Cívico de Organizaciones Populares e Indígenas de Honduras (COPINH). Además, el 9 de mayo, se reportaron represiones violentas de otra manifestación pacífica por parte de miembros del COPINH, cuyos miembros habrían llegado desde las comunidades indígenas lencas hasta las inmediaciones de la Casa Presidencia en Tegucigalpa para exigir la instauración de una Comisión Internacional e Independiente para investigar el asesinato de Berta Cáceres. Después de la movilización, miembros del COPINH habrían sido objeto de detenciones así como de seguimientos y hostigamientos por parte de agentes de la policía. En particular, desde el 10 de mayo de 2016, se habrían producido diversos pronunciamientos e intimidaciones directas relacionadas con el trabajo realizado por la defensora de derechos humanos Giulia Fellin. Similares asuntos destacados en esta comunicación han sido abordados en comunicaciones anteriores: el 8 de junio de 2004, caso HND 3/2004, el 12 de agosto de 2004, caso HND 6/2004, el 7 de abril de 2006, caso HND 1/2006, el 6 de julio de 2009, caso HND 5/2009, el 27 de agosto de 2013, referencia A/HRC/25/74, caso HND 4/2013, el 2 de abril de 2014, referencia A/HRC/27/72, caso HND 2/2014, el 9 de abril de 2014, referencia A/HRC/27/72, caso HND 3/2014, el 8 de marzo de 2016, caso HND 2/2016, el 18 de marzo de 2016, caso HND 3/2016.
Alleged victims: 2
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    25 May 2016
    Brazil
    OL
  • indigenous peoples
Concerns about unmet needs particularly in the southern region of Brazil to complete the demarcation of indigenous lands in accordance with the Brazilian Federal Constitution. Concern with respect to the imminent changes to the Government’s composition following the impeachment process of former President Dilma Roussef. Concern is also expressed that the disarticulation of the Ministry of Human Rights and the Ministry of Culture will further endanger and weaken in particular the rights of indigenous peoples who are among the most vulnerable to human rights abuses. Concern with respect to the future of the Brazilian National Human Rights Council (Plataforma de Direitos Humanos) and the uncertain state of the newly established National Council for Indigenous Policy (April 2016). In this connection, I would like to bring to the attention of your Excellency’s Government information I have received with respect to the imminent changes to the Government’s composition following the impeachment process of former President Dilma Roussef.
Alleged victims: -
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    24 May 2016
    Philippines
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • indigenous peoples
  • executions
  • torture
  • food
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Allegations of excessive use of force, arbitrary arrest and detention of farmers and their supporters who were calling for food assistance. According to the information received, on 1 April 2016 police forces in Kidapawan City, North Cotabato, violently dispersed farmers and their supporters who demanded food assistance, in the context of a severe drought attributed to the El Niño phenomenon. It is alleged that two individuals died as a result of gunshot wounds. There are reports of excessive use of force and arbitrary arrests and detentions by the police. It is further alleged that the Government failed to ensure a comprehensive and equitable famine relief response in view of the ongoing dry spell, which is particularly affecting landless and marginal farmers, tenants and farm workers, many of whom belong to the indigenous Lumad peoples.
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    04 May 2016
    Kenya
    UA
  • indigenous peoples
Allegations of land grabber violence against the indigenous Ogiek in the Ngongongeri area in Nakuru county. According to the information received, this violence included the burning and demolition of homes, intimidation of indigenous peoples, the forced eviction of 500 people and the killing of a community elder. The alleged violations occurred notwithstanding an Order of Provisional Measures issued on 15 March 2013 by the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the case (application no. 6/2012), which in view of the risk of irreparable harm to the Ogiek ordered the Kenyan Government to refrain from any act or thing that would or might irreparably prejudice the main application before the Court. Concerns have been expressed over the failure of the police to protect members of the Ogiek community, despite that members of the police force were allegedly present during the forced evictions and killing. The persistent patterns of forced evictions of the Ogiek have been the subject of previous communications sent on 15 October 2009 and 1 April 2010, see A/HRC/15/37/Add.1, paras. 240-271.
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    02 May 2016
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Alleged excessive use of force, degrading treatment and arbitrary arrest of 20 West Papuan activists in Papua Provinces of Indonesia. According to the information received, on 12 and 13 April 2016, 20 West Papuan activists ? Mr. Yupi Sobolim, Mr. Unyil Kobak, Mr. Erson Suhun, Mr. Lendeng Omu, Mr. Leni Busup, Mr. Natu Dapla, Ms. Panggrasia Yeem, Mr. Petrus Katem, Mr. Idelfonsius Katop, Mr. Yohakim Gebze, Mr. Gento Emerikus Dop, Mr. Charles Sraun, Mr. Emilianus Nemop, Mr. Rikardo Pisakai, Mr. Oktovianus Warip, Mr. Petrus P. Koweng, Mr. Lukas Arawok, Mr. Simon Taulemi, Mr. Paustinus K. Metemko, and Mr. Moses Pasim ? were arrested in two different locations in the Papua Province of Indonesia. The arrested persons are comprised of members of and activists supporting the West Papua National Committee, as well as members of People’s Regional Parliament. The arrests were reportedly in reaction to their support of the candidacy of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua to be a full member of the Melanesian Spearhead Group. They were reportedly subjected to a series of degrading treatment, including forced to eat dirt, strip and beaten with a hammer. Concern is expressed at the alleged excessive use of force, degrading treatment, arrest and arbitrary detention against individuals for the legitimate exercise of their rights to freedom of assembly and freedom of expression.
Alleged victims: 20
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    28 Apr 2016
    India
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • indigenous peoples
  • violence against women
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • women in law and in practice
Alleged harassment, attacks and threats against five women human rights defenders. According to the information received, on 3 October 2015, a resolution was passed by the Bastar Bar Association, prohibiting Ms. Shalini Gera and Ms. Isha Khandelwal, two human rights lawyers, from representing their clients, indigenous Adivasis, in Jagdalpur. Following a complaint by the lawyers, an interim order allowed them to practice again. On 18 February 2016, the landlord of Ms. Gera and Ms. Khandelwal was pressured by police to evict the lawyers from their offices. In January 2016, after Ms. Bela Bhatia had assisted several Adivasi women who had allegedly been raped by police officers, she faced intimidation from a police organisation. Police visited her home numerous times and her mobile phone was tracked. On 20 February 2016, the landlady of Ms. Bhatia was called to the police station in Jagdalpur and pressured to ask Ms. Bhatia to leave her home. On 7 February 2016, the home of Ms. Malini Subramanium, a journalist, was targeted by a group of 20 persons shouting abusive slogans at her. On 18 February, Ms. Subramanium’s landlord was forced by the police to evict Ms. Subramanium from her residence. On 1 August 2015, Ms. Soni Sori, an indigenous rights defender, held a press conference on the murder of a villager, and subsequently became the object of a slander campaign. On 20 February 2016, she was attacked by three unidentified men throwing chemical substance near Jawbanga, Chhattisgarh, resulting in her hospitalisation.
Alleged victims: 5
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    22 Apr 2016
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • food
  • health
Alleged preventable deaths of 51 children and three adults as a result of a Pertussis epidemic in Papua Province, Indonesia. According to the information received, between November 2015 and 5 January 2016, 51 children and three adults died of Pertussis in the Nduga Regency, a remote area in the highlands of Papua Province that is mainly inhabited by indigenous Papuans. The spread of the epidemic was reportedly facilitated by food and clean water shortages, chronic malnutrition and poor availability of and lack of access to adequate medical services. Information received indicated that preventive immunizations had not been provided to the indigenous Papuans. Both national and local government institutions reportedly failed to adequately prevent, treat and control the Pertussis epidemic. It is therefore alleged that the 54 deaths were preventable and the result of government neglect.
Alleged victims: 54
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    20 Apr 2016
    Viet Nam
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • indigenous peoples
  • health
  • cultural rights
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • privacy
Alleged adverse human rights impact related to numerous provisions within the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). According to the information received, the TPP was drafted opaquely, without broad consultations, preventing certain stakeholders, including indigenous peoples, from meaningfully participating in the negotiation process. Certain provisions of the TPP related to intellectual property rights may have a detrimental effect on the realization of the right to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, to live in a clean environment, to enjoy the benefits of scientific progress and to participate in cultural life. Serious concern is expressed at provisions relating to the dispute settlement mechanisms before which individuals do not have legal standing and thus are deprived of the right to an effective remedy, and at the investor-State dispute resolution mechanism, which allows investors to challenge laws and policies that promote and protect human rights. The negative impact on access to medicines by the TPP was the subject of a previous communication sent on 19 July 2011, see A/HRC/19/44, case nos. AUS 4/2011, BRN 1/2011, CHL 3/2011, MYS 8/2011, NZL 1/2011, PER 3/2011, SGP 2/2011, USA 13/2011 and VNM 5/2011.
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30 Jun 2016
    20 Apr 2016
    United States of America
    JAL
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • privacy
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • indigenous peoples
  • health
  • cultural rights
Alleged adverse human rights impact related to numerous provisions within the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). According to the information received, the TPP was drafted opaquely, without broad consultations, preventing certain stakeholders, including indigenous peoples, from meaningfully participating in the negotiation process. Certain provisions of the TPP related to intellectual property rights may have a detrimental effect on the realization of the right to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, to live in a clean environment, to enjoy the benefits of scientific progress and to participate in cultural life. Serious concern is expressed at provisions relating to the dispute settlement mechanisms before which individuals do not have legal standing and thus are deprived of the right to an effective remedy, and at the investor-State dispute resolution mechanism, which allows investors to challenge laws and policies that promote and protect human rights. The negative impact on access to medicines by the TPP was the subject of a previous communication sent on 19 July 2011, see A/HRC/19/44, case nos. AUS 4/2011, BRN 1/2011, CHL 3/2011, MYS 8/2011, NZL 1/2011, PER 3/2011, SGP 2/2011, USA 13/2011 and VNM 5/2011.
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30 Jun 2016
    20 Apr 2016
    Singapore
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • indigenous peoples
  • health
  • cultural rights
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • privacy
Alleged adverse human rights impact related to numerous provisions within the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). According to the information received, the TPP was drafted opaquely, without broad consultations, preventing certain stakeholders, including indigenous peoples, from meaningfully participating in the negotiation process. Certain provisions of the TPP related to intellectual property rights may have a detrimental effect on the realization of the right to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, to live in a clean environment, to enjoy the benefits of scientific progress and to participate in cultural life. Serious concern is expressed at provisions relating to the dispute settlement mechanisms before which individuals do not have legal standing and thus are deprived of the right to an effective remedy, and at the investor-State dispute resolution mechanism, which allows investors to challenge laws and policies that promote and protect human rights. The negative impact on access to medicines by the TPP was the subject of a previous communication sent on 19 July 2011, see A/HRC/19/44, case nos. AUS 4/2011, BRN 1/2011, CHL 3/2011, MYS 8/2011, NZL 1/2011, PER 3/2011, SGP 2/2011, USA 13/2011 and VNM 5/2011.
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30 Jun 2016
    20 Apr 2016
    Peru
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • indigenous peoples
  • health
  • cultural rights
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • privacy
Alegaciones acerca del impacto adverso en el disfrute de los derechos humanos de varias disposiciones contenidas en el Acuerdo Transpacífico de Cooperación Económica (en adelante ‘TPP’ por sus siglas en inglés). De acuerdo a la información recibida, el TPP habría sido redactado de forma no transparente, sin consultas amplias, impidiendo que ciertos actores, como algunos grupos indígenas, participasen activamente en el proceso de negociación. Ciertas disposiciones del TPP relativas a los derechos de propiedad intelectual podrían tener un efecto perjudicial sobre el derecho de toda persona al disfrute del más alto nivel posible de salud física y mental, el derecho a una alimentación adecuada, a vivir en un ambiente limpio, a gozar de los beneficios del progreso científico y a participar en la vida cultural. Se expresa gran preocupación sobre las disposiciones relativas a los mecanismos de solución de controversias ante los cuales los individuos no tienen capacidad legal y por lo tanto se ven privados del derecho a un recurso efectivo, así como sobre el mecanismo de solución de controversias entre inversores y el Estado que permite a los inversores desafiar la aplicación de las leyes y políticas que promuevan y protejan los derechos humanos. El impacto negativo en el acceso a medicamentos por parte del TPP fue objeto de una comunicación anterior enviada el 19 de julio de 2011, ver A/HRC/19/44, casos no. AUS 4/2011, BRN 1/2011, CHL 3/2011, MYS 8/2011, NZL 1/2011, PER 3/2011, SGP 2/2011, USA 13/2011 y VNM 5/2011.
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30 Jun 2016
19 Jul 2016
    20 Apr 2016
    New Zealand
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • indigenous peoples
  • health
  • cultural rights
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • privacy
Alleged adverse human rights impact related to numerous provisions within the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). According to the information received, the TPP was drafted opaquely, without broad consultations, preventing certain stakeholders, including indigenous peoples, from meaningfully participating in the negotiation process. Certain provisions of the TPP related to intellectual property rights may have a detrimental effect on the realization of the right to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, to live in a clean environment, to enjoy the benefits of scientific progress and to participate in cultural life. Serious concern is expressed at provisions relating to the dispute settlement mechanisms before which individuals do not have legal standing and thus are deprived of the right to an effective remedy, and at the investor-State dispute resolution mechanism, which allows investors to challenge laws and policies that promote and protect human rights. The negative impact on access to medicines by the TPP was the subject of a previous communication sent on 19 July 2011, see A/HRC/19/44, case nos. AUS 4/2011, BRN 1/2011, CHL 3/2011, MYS 8/2011, NZL 1/2011, PER 3/2011, SGP 2/2011, USA 13/2011 and VNM 5/2011.
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30 Jun 2016
13 Jul 2016
    20 Apr 2016
    Mexico
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • indigenous peoples
  • health
  • cultural rights
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • privacy
Alegaciones acerca del impacto adverso en el disfrute de los derechos humanos de varias disposiciones contenidas en el Acuerdo Transpacífico de Cooperación Económica (en adelante ‘TPP’ por sus siglas en inglés). De acuerdo a la información recibida, el TPP habría sido redactado de forma no transparente, sin consultas amplias, impidiendo que ciertos actores, como algunos grupos indígenas, participasen activamente en el proceso de negociación. Ciertas disposiciones del TPP relativas a los derechos de propiedad intelectual podrían tener un efecto perjudicial sobre el derecho de toda persona al disfrute del más alto nivel posible de salud física y mental, el derecho a una alimentación adecuada, a vivir en un ambiente limpio, a gozar de los beneficios del progreso científico y a participar en la vida cultural. Se expresa gran preocupación sobre las disposiciones relativas a los mecanismos de solución de controversias ante los cuales los individuos no tienen capacidad legal y por lo tanto se ven privados del derecho a un recurso efectivo, así como sobre el mecanismo de solución de controversias entre inversores y el Estado que permite a los inversores desafiar la aplicación de las leyes y políticas que promuevan y protejan los derechos humanos. El impacto negativo en el acceso a medicamentos por parte del TPP fue objeto de una comunicación anterior enviada el 19 de julio de 2011, ver A/HRC/19/44, casos no. AUS 4/2011, BRN 1/2011, CHL 3/2011, MYS 8/2011, NZL 1/2011, PER 3/2011, SGP 2/2011, USA 13/2011 y VNM 5/2011.
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30 Jun 2016
05 Aug 2016
    20 Apr 2016
    Malaysia
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • indigenous peoples
  • health
  • cultural rights
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • privacy
Alleged adverse human rights impact related to numerous provisions within the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). According to the information received, the TPP was drafted opaquely, without broad consultations, preventing certain stakeholders, including indigenous peoples, from meaningfully participating in the negotiation process. Certain provisions of the TPP related to intellectual property rights may have a detrimental effect on the realization of the right to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, to live in a clean environment, to enjoy the benefits of scientific progress and to participate in cultural life. Serious concern is expressed at provisions relating to the dispute settlement mechanisms before which individuals do not have legal standing and thus are deprived of the right to an effective remedy, and at the investor-State dispute resolution mechanism, which allows investors to challenge laws and policies that promote and protect human rights. The negative impact on access to medicines by the TPP was the subject of a previous communication sent on 19 July 2011, see A/HRC/19/44, case nos. AUS 4/2011, BRN 1/2011, CHL 3/2011, MYS 8/2011, NZL 1/2011, PER 3/2011, SGP 2/2011, USA 13/2011 and VNM 5/2011.
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30 Jun 2016
    20 Apr 2016
    Japan
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • indigenous peoples
  • health
  • cultural rights
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • privacy
Alleged adverse human rights impact related to numerous provisions within the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). According to the information received, the TPP was drafted opaquely, without broad consultations, preventing certain stakeholders, including indigenous peoples, from meaningfully participating in the negotiation process. Certain provisions of the TPP related to intellectual property rights may have a detrimental effect on the realization of the right to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, to live in a clean environment, to enjoy the benefits of scientific progress and to participate in cultural life. Serious concern is expressed at provisions relating to the dispute settlement mechanisms before which individuals do not have legal standing and thus are deprived of the right to an effective remedy, and at the investor-State dispute resolution mechanism, which allows investors to challenge laws and policies that promote and protect human rights. The negative impact on access to medicines by the TPP was the subject of a previous communication sent on 19 July 2011, see A/HRC/19/44, case nos. AUS 4/2011, BRN 1/2011, CHL 3/2011, MYS 8/2011, NZL 1/2011, PER 3/2011, SGP 2/2011, USA 13/2011 and VNM 5/2011.
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30 Jun 2016
    20 Apr 2016
    Chile
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • indigenous peoples
  • health
  • cultural rights
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • privacy
Alegaciones acerca del impacto adverso en el disfrute de los derechos humanos de varias disposiciones contenidas en el Acuerdo Transpacífico de Cooperación Económica (en adelante ‘TPP’ por sus siglas en inglés). De acuerdo a la información recibida, el TPP habría sido redactado de forma no transparente, sin consultas amplias, impidiendo que ciertos actores, como algunos grupos indígenas, participasen activamente en el proceso de negociación. Ciertas disposiciones del TPP relativas a los derechos de propiedad intelectual podrían tener un efecto perjudicial sobre el derecho de toda persona al disfrute del más alto nivel posible de salud física y mental, el derecho a una alimentación adecuada, a vivir en un ambiente limpio, a gozar de los beneficios del progreso científico y a participar en la vida cultural. Se expresa gran preocupación sobre las disposiciones relativas a los mecanismos de solución de controversias ante los cuales los individuos no tienen capacidad legal y por lo tanto se ven privados del derecho a un recurso efectivo, así como sobre el mecanismo de solución de controversias entre inversores y el Estado que permite a los inversores desafiar la aplicación de las leyes y políticas que promuevan y protejan los derechos humanos. El impacto negativo en el acceso a medicamentos por parte del TPP fue objeto de una comunicación anterior enviada el 19 de julio de 2011, ver A/HRC/19/44, casos no. AUS 4/2011, BRN 1/2011, CHL 3/2011, MYS 8/2011, NZL 1/2011, PER 3/2011, SGP 2/2011, USA 13/2011 y VNM 5/2011.).).
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30 Jun 2016
    20 Apr 2016
    Canada
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • indigenous peoples
  • health
  • cultural rights
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • privacy
Alleged adverse human rights impact related to numerous provisions within the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). According to the information received, the TPP was drafted opaquely, without broad consultations, preventing certain stakeholders, including indigenous peoples, from meaningfully participating in the negotiation process. Certain provisions of the TPP related to intellectual property rights may have a detrimental effect on the realization of the right to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, to live in a clean environment, to enjoy the benefits of scientific progress and to participate in cultural life. Serious concern is expressed at provisions relating to the dispute settlement mechanisms before which individuals do not have legal standing and thus are deprived of the right to an effective remedy, and at the investor-State dispute resolution mechanism, which allows investors to challenge laws and policies that promote and protect human rights. The negative impact on access to medicines by the TPP was the subject of a previous communication sent on 19 July 2011, see A/HRC/19/44, case nos. AUS 4/2011, BRN 1/2011, CHL 3/2011, MYS 8/2011, NZL 1/2011, PER 3/2011, SGP 2/2011, USA 13/2011 and VNM 5/2011.
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02 May 2016
19 Aug 2016
    20 Apr 2016
    Brunei Darussalam
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • indigenous peoples
  • health
  • cultural rights
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • privacy
Alleged adverse human rights impact related to numerous provisions within the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). According to the information received, the TPP was drafted opaquely, without broad consultations, preventing certain stakeholders, including indigenous peoples, from meaningfully participating in the negotiation process. Certain provisions of the TPP related to intellectual property rights may have a detrimental effect on the realization of the right to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, to live in a clean environment, to enjoy the benefits of scientific progress and to participate in cultural life. Serious concern is expressed at provisions relating to the dispute settlement mechanisms before which individuals do not have legal standing and thus are deprived of the right to an effective remedy, and at the investor-State dispute resolution mechanism, which allows investors to challenge laws and policies that promote and protect human rights. The negative impact on access to medicines by the TPP was the subject of a previous communication sent on 19 July 2011, see A/HRC/19/44, case nos. AUS 4/2011, BRN 1/2011, CHL 3/2011, MYS 8/2011, NZL 1/2011, PER 3/2011, SGP 2/2011, USA 13/2011 and VNM 5/2011.
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30 Jun 2016
    20 Apr 2016
    Australia
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • indigenous peoples
  • health
  • cultural rights
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • privacy
Alleged adverse human rights impact related to numerous provisions within the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). According to the information received, the TPP was drafted opaquely, without broad consultations, preventing certain stakeholders, including indigenous peoples, from meaningfully participating in the negotiation process. Certain provisions of the TPP related to intellectual property rights may have a detrimental effect on the realization of the right to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, to live in a clean environment, to enjoy the benefits of scientific progress and to participate in cultural life. Serious concern is expressed at provisions relating to the dispute settlement mechanisms before which individuals do not have legal standing and thus are deprived of the right to an effective remedy, and at the investor-State dispute resolution mechanism, which allows investors to challenge laws and policies that promote and protect human rights. The negative impact on access to medicines by the TPP was the subject of a previous communication sent on 19 July 2011, see A/HRC/19/44, case nos. AUS 4/2011, BRN 1/2011, CHL 3/2011, MYS 8/2011, NZL 1/2011, PER 3/2011, SGP 2/2011, USA 13/2011 and VNM 5/2011.
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20 Jun 2016
02 Aug 2016
    08 Apr 2016
    Brazil
    UA
  • indigenous peoples
Alleged arrest of an indigenous leader and his brother based on their work defending their lands. According to the information received, in the late morning of 7 April 2016, Mr. Rosivaldo Ferreira da Silva, known as Cacique Babau Tupinambá, a well-known and respected indigenous leader, was arrested by Bahia Military police of the municipality of Olivença along with his brother, Mr. José Aelson Jesus da Silva, also known as Teity Tupinambá. The arrest took place after they spent time in Aldeia Gravatá, in the Tupinambá de Olivença, which is indigenous land in the south of Bahia, where the Tupinambá denounced the illegal quarrying of sand. The two men were taken to the Federal Police headquarters in Ilhéus. Concerns is raised about the safety and well-being of the aforementioned individuals, in particular that of Cacique Babau Tupinambá whose arrest may be linked to his work as a human rights defender and leader of his community.
Alleged victims: 2
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    01 Apr 2016
    Peru
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • business
Alegaciones de ataques físicos, actos de hostigamiento y amenazas contra la indígena quechua Máxima Acuña de Chaupe, defensora de derechos humanos, y su familia en el departamento de Cajamarca, por razón de su disputa territorial con la compañía minera Yanacocha S.R.L. Según las informaciones recibidas, el 2 de febrero de 2016, la Sra. Acuña de Chaupe habría sufrido una serie de actos por parte de la compañía minera y la Policía Nacional peruana. Se expresa preocupación para la vida y la integridad física y moral que la presente situación supone para la familia de la Sra. Acuña de Chaupe y la falta de medidas de protección, pese a ser beneficiarias de medidas cautelares por parte de la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos desde el 5 de mayo de 2014. Las alegaciones conllevarían presuntas violaciones del derecho a la consulta previa y consentimiento previo, libre e informado con las comunidades y rondas campesinas en la aprobación del proyecto minero. La Sra. Acuña de Chaupe fue objeto de comunicaciones previas enviadas el 25 de agosto de 2015 (ver A/HRC/31/79 PER 3/2015) y el 20 de febrero de 2014 (ver A/HRC/26/21PER 1/2014).
Alleged victims: 1
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14 Apr 2016
    24 Mar 2016
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • indigenous peoples
  • executions
  • torture
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Alleged excessive use of force, killing, torture, arbitrary detention and charges against individuals for the exercise of their rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and to freedom of expression. According to the information received, on 1 December 2015, indigenous Papuans commemorated their National Day through numerous peaceful demonstrations and prayer services across Indonesia. At demonstrations and events held in Jakarta, Yapen Island and Nabire, security forces used blockades, tear gas and violence to end the commemorations, resulting in the injury of 141 individuals and death of four individuals. Another 355 individuals were arrested and detained, and two were charged with criminal offences. All individuals were subsequently released and the charges brought against the two individuals dropped. Previous communications concerning the exercise by indigenous Papuans of their rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and freedom of expression were sent on 9 October 2015 see A/HRC/31/79, case no. IDN 8/2015; 1 May 2014, see A/HRC/27/72, case no. IDN 2/2014; 23 September 2013, see A/HRC/25/74, case no. IDN 4/2013; and 24 July 2012, see A/HRC/22/67, case no. IDN 6/2012.
Alleged victims: 8
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    24 Mar 2016
    Ecuador
    UA
  • indigenous peoples
Alegaciones de la falta de un proceso de consulta adecuada con pueblos indígenas. Según las informaciones recibidas, el 14 de enero de 2016, el Ministerio de Hidrocarburos firmó un contrato de explotación y exploración con la empresa china Andes Petroleum para los Bloques 79 y 83 de la Amazonia, que afectan directamente los territorios de los pueblos indígenas Sápara, Kichwa de Sarayaku, Achuar, Shiwiar, Kichwa y Huaorani, generando graves impactos socio-ambientales y amenazara su sobrevivencia e identidad cultural. Las alegaciones conllevarían presuntas violaciones del derecho a la consulta previa y consentimiento previo, libre e informado.
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    24 Mar 2016
    Colombia
    AL
  • indigenous peoples
Alegaciones indicando el impacto de las negociaciones de paz que están teniendo lugar entre el Gobierno de Colombia y las Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) en la Habana sobre los pueblos indígenas. Se expresa una serie de graves preocupaciones en relación con las negociaciones de paz: la falta de participación de las organizaciones y autoridades representativas de los pueblos indígenas en el proceso de negociación de la paz; y el impacto que ciertas decisiones que ambas partes están adoptando en las negociaciones de la Habana pueden tener sobre los derechos de los pueblos indígenas, incluyendo discusiones sobre una política pública subsiguiente con el fin de poner en práctica los acuerdos de paz. Se expresa también preocupación por la falta de avances reales en la aplicación de las reparaciones colectivas para los pueblos indígenas. Se solicita que ambas partes de las negociaciones observen y respeten el derecho de los pueblos indígenas a ser consultados en relación con medidas que les afecten según establece el Convenio número 169 de la Organización Internacional del Trabajo.
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    14 Mar 2016
    Finland
    AL
  • indigenous peoples
Letter concerning new legislation on land management, a lack of consultation with indigenous peoples during its development and potential adverse impact on the human rights of indigenous peoples. According to the information received, the Government’s proposed new legislation on the Finnish Forest and Park Enterprise (Metsähallitus) will transfer regulation of the management of State owned lands and waters to a new State owned company. The reform will affect the majority of the traditional territory of the Sami indigenous peoples. Concern has been expressed that the proposed Bill was drafted without adequate consultations with the Sami people and that its lack of provisions safeguarding the rights of the Sami people may lead to a significant weakening of their rights over their lands and resources. This Bill was previously subject of a joint urgent appeal together with the Special Rapporteur on the issue of human rights obligations relating to the enjoyment of a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment on 15 December 2015, see A/HRC/32/53, case no. FIN 1/2015.
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12 May 2016
    08 Mar 2016
    Honduras
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • environment
Alegaciones de asesinato de una defensora de derechos humanos y el riesgo que corre otro defensor del derecho a la tierra. Según la información recibida, el 2 de marzo, la Sra. Bertha Isabel Cáceres Flores, miembro de la población indígena Lenca, Cofundadora y Coordinadora del Consejo Cívico de Organizaciones Populares e Indígenas de Honduras (COPINH), fue asesinada en La Esperanza, departamento del Intibucá, por sujetos desconocidos. La Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos había otorgado medidas cautelares a la Sra. Cáceres en junio de 2009. Según las informaciones recibidas, el Sr. Gustavo Castro Soto, fundador y actual director de la organización Otro Mundos, A. C. Chiapas, miembro del Movimiento Mexicano de Afectados por las Presas y en Defensa de los Ríos (MAPDER) de México, testigo clave en el asesinato de la Sra. Berta Cáceres habría sido herido durante al ataque y habría proporcionado a las autoridades su testimonio sobre los acontecimientos. Las autoridades hondureñas le habrían prohibido la salida del país. Se expresa preocupación por su seguridad física y psicológica.
Alleged victims: 2
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14 Mar 2016
14 Mar 2016
14 Mar 2016
17 Mar 2016
    02 Mar 2016
    United States of America
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • racism
  • health
  • toxics and human rights
  • minority issues
  • water and sanitation
  • African Descent
Alleged high levels of lead found in water consumed by residents of Flint, Michigan; and allegations that Flint is not an isolated incident but that disproportionate health risks are faced by communities and/or people of lower socio-economic standing due to toxics, pollution and other hazardous substances and wastes in the United States of America. According to the information received, inhabitants of the city of Flint were consuming water contaminated with lead when the state of Michigan changed the source for tap water in April 2014 but failed to apply standards to prevent contamination of the water. Several alerts and studies were dismissed by the authorities until 1 October 2015 when the Governor of Michigan admitted the gravity of the situation and urged residents to stop drinking water from the tap, declaring a state of emergency on 5 January 2016. On 16 January 2016 President Obama declared a Federal state of emergency for Flint in order to speed up distribution of bottled waters and filters. Up to 8,000 children under the age of six are alleged to have been exposed to lead poisoning and will need ongoing medical help with health and behavioural issues.
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25 Apr 2016
07 Nov 2016
    29 Feb 2016
    Other actors
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • housing
  • food
  • health
  • cultural rights
  • environment
  • business
Alleged human rights violations associated with the Don Sahong dam development project of the lower Mekong River in the territory of Lao People’s Democratic Republic, 2 kilometres from the Laos-Cambodia border. According to the information received, the dam construction, operated by a Malaysian developer, Mega First, is likely to adversely affect approximately 29.7 million people residing both upstream and downstream from the Mekong dam in Lao PDR, Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam. Despite the anticipated risks, it is alleged that the project is proceeding without adequate environmental and human rights impact assessment and in the absence of meaningful consultation with the concerned population while posing a considerable threat to the livelihoods of people living in the area, particularly in relation to their right to an adequate standard of living, including the rights to adequate food and housing, the right to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, cultural rights, the rights to information and participation, as well as the rights of indigenous peoples. Related communications were sent to the Governments of Lao People’s Democratic Republic and Malaysia on 16 and 29 February 2016, respectively, see above, case nos. LAO 1/2016 and MYS 1/2016, as well as to Mekong River Commission, see below, case no. OTH 13/2016.
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    29 Feb 2016
    Other actors
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • housing
  • food
  • health
  • cultural rights
  • environment
  • business
Alleged human rights violations associated with the Don Sahong dam development project of the lower Mekong River in the territory of Lao People’s Democratic Republic, 2 kilometres from the Laos-Cambodia border. According to the information received, the dam construction, operated by a Malaysian developer, Mega First, is likely to adversely affect approximately 29.7 million people residing both upstream and downstream from the Mekong dam in Lao PDR, Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam. Despite the anticipated risks, it is alleged that the project is proceeding without adequate environmental and human rights impact assessment and in the absence of meaningful consultation with the concerned population while posing a considerable threat to the livelihoods of people living in the area, particularly in relation to their right to an adequate standard of living, including the rights to adequate food and housing, the right to the highest standard of physical and mental health, cultural rights, the rights to information and participation, as well as the rights of indigenous peoples. Related communications were sent to the Governments of Lao People’s Democratic Republic and Malaysia on 16 and 29 February 2016, respectively, see above, case nos. LAO 1/2016 and MYS 1/2016, as well as to Mega First Corporation Berhad, see above, case no. OTH 12/2016.
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09 May 2016
    29 Feb 2016
    Malaysia
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • housing
  • food
  • health
  • cultural rights
  • environment
  • business
Alleged human rights violations associated with the Don Sahong dam development project of the lower Mekong River in the territory of Lao People’s Democratic Republic, 2 kilometres from the Laos-Cambodia border. According to the information received, the dam construction, operated by a Malaysian developer, Mega First, is likely to adversely affect approximately 29.7 million people residing both upstream and downstream from the Mekong dam in Lao PDR, Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam. Despite the anticipated risks, it is alleged that the project is proceeding without adequate environmental and human rights impact assessment and in the absence of meaningful consultation with the concerned population while posing a considerable threat to the livelihoods of people living in the area, particularly in relation to their right to an adequate standard of living, including the rights to adequate food and housing, the right to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, cultural rights, the rights to information and participation, as well as the rights of indigenous peoples. A related communication was sent to the Government of Lao People’s Democratic Republic on 16 February 2016, see above, case no. LAO 1/2016, as well as to Mega First Corporation Berhad and the Mekong River Commission on 29 February 2016, see below, case nos. OTH 12/2016 and 13/2016.
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    29 Feb 2016
    Australia
    UA
  • indigenous peoples
Allegations that the proposed Carmichael Coal Mine by Adani Mining in the Galilee Basin, Queensland, would threaten the ancestral lands, sacred sites and cultural identity of the Wangan and Jagalingou peoples. According to the information received, the extensive coal extraction plant, waste rock dumps and associated infrastructure would have significant negative impact on the land and that the mines would allegedly require 12 billion litres of water per year, thus affecting the Carmichael River and the sacred Doongmabulla Springs. The Wangan and Jagalingou peoples’ relationship to their ancestral land and water is central to their culture and self-identity. The environmental destruction caused by the mine would permanently rupture their relationship with their ancestral land and water, deny their ability to transfer spiritual ties to their children and destroy their culture beyond repair. The Wangan and Jagalingou people have faced intense governmental and corporate pressure in relation to development of the mine. Concerns have been raised over the failure by the National Native Title Tribunal and the State and Federal government to ensure the free and informed consent prior of the aboriginal community, who have a pending Native Title land claim on the area since 2004.
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01 Apr 2016
    26 Feb 2016
    Guatemala
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • indigenous peoples
  • executions
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • disappearances
  • slavery
  • women in law and in practice
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Comunicación relativa al desarrollo de tres procesos judiciales sobre violaciones manifiestas de las normas internacionales de derechos humanos y violaciones graves del derecho internacional humanitario, ocurridas durante el período del conflicto armado interno en Guatemala. Según las informaciones recibidas, procedimientos judiciales habrían iniciado en tres causas conocidas por los nombres de CREOMPAZ; Molina Theissen; y Sepur Zarco. Dieciocho militares en situación de retiro habrían sido objeto de órdenes de captura y habrían sido acusados de varios delitos incluyendo delitos de lesa humanidad, masacres, desaparición forzada, incluso en el caso de un niño, Marco Antonio Molina Theissen, así como la esclavitud sexual y laboral de mujeres q’eqchíes que vivían en la comunidad de Sepur Zarco, donde estaba ubicada una base militar durante la época del conflicto armado interno. En el contexto de estos procesos judiciales, se reportan un creciente número de mensajes y actos intimidatorios, incluyendo de grupos ligados a los militares acusados, que buscarían desacreditar y presionar a las víctimas y a quienes les apoyan en este proceso. Esta comunicación se refiere a comunicaciones anteriores enviadas el 22 de diciembre de 2014, ver A/HRC/29/50, caso no. GTM 8/2014; 18 de agosto de 2014, ver A/HRC/28/85, caso no. GTM 5/2014; el 2 de mayo 2014, ver A/HRC/27/72, caso no. GTM 4/2014; el 30 de octubre 2013, ver A/HRC/25/74, caso no. GTM 9/2013; el 17 de mayo 2013, ver A/HRC/24/21, caso, no. GTM 5/2013; y el 15 de marzo 2013, ver A/HRC/24/21, caso no. GTM 2/2013.
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06 Apr 2016
24 May 2016
    16 Feb 2016
    Lao People's Democratic Republic
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • housing
  • food
  • health
  • cultural rights
  • environment
  • business
Alleged human rights violations associated with the Don Sahong dam development project of the lower Mekong River in the territory of Lao People’s Democratic Republic, 2 kilometres from the Laos-Cambodia border. According to the information received, the dam construction, operated by a Malaysian developer, Mega First, is likely to adversely affect approximately 29.7 million people residing both upstream and downstream from the Mekong dam in Lao PDR, Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam. Despite the anticipated risks, it is alleged that the project is proceeding without adequate environmental and human rights impact assessment and in the absence of meaningful consultations with the concerned population while posing a considerable threat to the livelihoods of people living in the area, particularly in relation to their right to an adequate standard of living, including the rights to adequate food and housing, the right to the highest standard of physical and mental health, cultural rights, the rights to information and participation, as well as the rights of indigenous peoples. A related communication was sent to the Government of Malaysia on 29 February 2016, see below, case no. MYS 1/2016, as well as to Mega First Corporation Berhad and the Mekong River Commission on 29 February 2016, see below, case nos. OTH 12/2016 and OTH 13/2016.
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10 May 2016
    15 Jan 2016
    Chile
    AL
  • indigenous peoples
Alegaciones sobre violaciones de derechos de miembros del pueblo Rapa Nui en la isla de Pascua, incluidas detenciones de dirigentes Rapa Nui y registro indebida y clausura de las oficinas del Parlamento Rapa Nui. Según las informaciones recibidas, los supuestos hechos estarían relacionados con los derechos de los Rapa Nui sobre sus tierras, territorios y recursos, incluidos los sitios ceremoniales y de uso ancestral ahora comprendidos en el Parque Nacional Rapa Nui. Alegaciones de falta de efectividad del proceso de las comisiones de trabajo y los acuerdos adoptados que no han conseguido instaurar un clima de diálogo y buena fe, a raíz de alegaciones sobre las detenciones de representantes Rapa Nui e investigaciones y registros de algunas de sus organizaciones.
Alleged victims: 4
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14 Mar 2016
14 Mar 2016
14 Mar 2016
    14 Jan 2016
    Nicaragua
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • environment
  • business
Alegaciones de abuso de autoridad y funciones, y falta de protección de manifestantes y defensores de derechos humanos, por parte de la Policía Nacional nicaragüense en el marco de una manifestación campesina contra la construcción del Canal interoceánico en Nicaragua. Según las informaciones recibidas, en el contexto de acciones de comunidades campesinas y pueblos indígenas contra la construcción del Canal interoceánico en Nicaragua, el Consejo por la Defensa de la Tierra, Lago y Soberanía habría convocado una marcha campesina a nivel nacional para el 27 de octubre de 2015, con el fin de protestar contra el mencionado proyecto y demandar la derogación de la “Ley Especial para el Desarrollo de Infraestructura y Transporte Nicaragüense atingente a El Canal, Zonas de Libre Comercio e Infraestructuras Asociadas” (Ley n. 840). Las autoridades habrían obstaculizado la participación de las personas en las manifestaciones sin razón o motivo aparente. Se reportaron varias detenciones, presuntamente arbitrarias, confiscación de bienes personales, sin mandato judicial y agresiones a los manifestantes por parte de otros grupos de individuos, sin la debida protección por parte de las autoridades. Estas alegaciones conllevarían presuntas violaciones de los derechos a la libertad de reunión y libertad de expresión, así como el derecho a la libertad y a la seguridad personal.
Alleged victims: 7
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11 Mar 2016
11 Mar 2016
    14 Jan 2016
    Honduras
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • business
Alegaciones de asesinato, ataques, intimidación y amenazas contra miembros de comunidades indígenas y defensores de derechos humanos. Según las informaciones recibidas, el 27 de septiembre del 2015 una persona habría muerto y varias heridas en un enfrentamiento entre miembros del consejo indígena San Isidro y afines de un proyecto hidroeléctrico, en el municipio de Santa Elena. El Sr. Rosalio Vasquez Pineda, Presidente del consejo indígena de San Isidro, habría sido acusado de homicidio e intento de homicidio, aunque no habría estado presente. El 10 de octubre de 2015, el Sr. Yobany Alonzo Vasquez, miembro de Movimiento Indígena Lenca de la Paz (MILPAH) habría sido detenido de manera violenta y amenazado de muerte por una patrulla de diez policías. El 22 de octubre de 2015, a las 4:30 de la mañana, 30 policías, militares y civiles armados habrían entrado de manera violenta en la vivienda del Sr. Rosalio Vásquez Pineda y la Sra. Ana Miriam Romero, y atacado miembros de su familia. Los Sres. Porfirio Vasquez Pineda y Rodolfo Vasquez Pineda fueron detenidos. Las Sras. Romero y Rosaura Vásquez Pineda habrían sufrido consecuencias graves de los golpes recibidos durante el ataque. El 20 de diciembre de 2015 el Sr. Javier Vásquez Benítez, miembro de MILPAH, habría sido encontrado asesinado en un barranco en el municipio Santa Elena en La Paz.
Alleged victims: 7
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04 Apr 2016
    15 Dec 2015
    Finland
    JUA
  • indigenous peoples
  • environment
Alleged lack of meaningful and effective public participation during the drafting phase of new legislation to regulate the Finnish Forest and Parks Enterprise (Metsähallitus), which regulates the management of State owned lands. Alleged lack of recognition of the Sami and their rights as an indigenous people, notably their right to free, prior and informed consent and to enjoy their own culture and the right to their lands and resources, in the proposed new law. According to the information received, the Sami Parliament has been unable to participate in the law-making process and the most recent draft does not include articles safeguarding the rights of the Sami as an indigenous people. Serious concerns are expressed, inter alia, that the business operations of the proposed company will lead to increased deforestation and mining activities in the Sami Homeland region and to further fragmentation and destruction of the Sami people’s traditional herding, hunting and fishing grounds resulting in an imminent threat to the Sami people and their traditional livelihoods and other land-based cultural activities.
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22 Dec 2015
    07 Dec 2015
    Other actors
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • health
  • toxics and human rights
  • water and sanitation
  • business
Letter to Samarco Mining S.A. on alleged detrimental human rights impacts caused by the collapse of an ore tailing waste dam in Bento Rodrigues, a district of Mariana municipality in Minas Gerais state, Brazil, belonging to Samarco Mining S.A., a joint venture between Vale S.A. and BHP Billiton Brazil Ltd. According to the information received, 50 million cubic metres of iron ore waste washed away the Bento Rodrigues district of 600 inhabitants and the ‘mud wave’ penetrated the whole extension of the Doce river and the sea beyond the estuary, affecting the entire ecosystem of the region in its downstream path of 850 km towards the sea. Around 3 million people are estimated to be affected. Studies have shown the toxicity of the wastes, with high levels of hazardous substances such as arsenic, barium, lead, manganese, copper, iron, nickel, zinc, antimony, chrome, cobalt, vanadium, phosphor and aluminium reported. Most cities in the flood path have had water cuts, since their main water source is the Doce River and the water is untreatable for human consumption due to the large presence of suspended solids and heavy metals. It is reported that 11 bodies have been found and 12 persons are missing. Hospitals have also received patients displaying symptoms of intoxication by heavy metals. Similar communications were sent to BHP Billiton Ltd, see above, case no. OTH 11/2015, and to Vale S.A , see below, case no. OTH 13/2015.
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14 Jan 2016
    07 Dec 2015
    Other actors
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • health
  • toxics and human rights
  • water and sanitation
  • business
Letter to BHP Billiton Ltd on alleged detrimental human rights impacts caused by the collapse of an ore tailing waste dam in Bento Rodrigues, a district of Mariana municipality in Minas Gerais state, Brazil, belonging to Samarco Mining S.A., a joint venture between Vale S.A. and BHP Billiton Brazil Ltd. According to the information received, 50 million cubic metres of iron ore waste washed away the Bento Rodrigues district of 600 inhabitants and the ‘mud wave’ penetrated the whole extension of the Doce river and the sea beyond the estuary, affecting the entire ecosystem of the region in its downstream path of 850 km towards the sea. Around 3 million people are estimated to be affected. Studies have shown the toxicity of the wastes, with high levels of hazardous substances such as arsenic, barium, lead, manganese, copper, iron, nickel, zinc, antimony, chrome, cobalt, vanadium, phosphor and aluminium reported. Most cities in the flood path have had water cuts, since their main water source is the Doce River and the water is untreatable for human consumption due to the large presence of suspended solids and heavy metals. It is reported that 11 bodies have been found and 12 persons are missing. Hospitals have also received patients displaying symptoms of intoxication by heavy metals. Similar communications were sent to Samarco Mining and Vale, see below, case nos. OTH 12/2015 and 13/2015.
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10 Dec 2015
14 Jan 2016
    07 Dec 2015
    Other actors
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • health
  • toxics and human rights
  • water and sanitation
  • business
Letter to Vale S.A on alleged detrimental human rights impacts caused by the collapse of an ore tailing waste dam in Bento Rodrigues, a district of Mariana municipality in Minas Gerais state, Brazil, belonging to Samarco Mining S.A., a joint venture between Vale S.A. and BHP Billiton Brazil Ltd. According to the information received, 50 million cubic metres of iron ore waste washed away the Bento Rodrigues district of 600 inhabitants and the ‘mud wave’ penetrated the whole extension of the Doce river and the sea beyond the estuary, affecting the entire ecosystem of the region in its downstream path of 850 km towards the sea. Around 3 million people are estimated to be affected. Studies have shown the toxicity of the wastes, with high levels of hazardous substances such as arsenic, barium, lead, manganese, copper, iron, nickel, zinc, antimony, chrome, cobalt, vanadium, phosphor and aluminium reported. Most cities in the flood path have had water cuts, since their main water source is the Doce River and the water is untreatable for human consumption due to the large presence of suspended solids and heavy metals. It is reported that 11 bodies have been found and 12 persons are missing. Hospitals have also received patients displaying symptoms of intoxication by heavy metals. Similar communications were sent to BHP Billiton Ltd and Samarco Mining S.A., see above, case nos. OTH 11/2015 and OTH 12/2015.
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23 Dec 2015
    01 Dec 2015
    Brazil
    AL
  • indigenous peoples
Alleged lack of adequate action to stop ongoing forest fires in Arariboia protected land, an area which contains Amazon rainforest. According to the information received, the forest fires are threatening indigenous peoples who live in the protected area, including Tenetehara / Guajajara peoples and Awá peoples who live in voluntary isolation. There are allegations of a lack of adequate, timely and coordinated steps by the authorities to extinguish the fire and protect indigenous peoples. Concern is also raised about an alleged lack of investigation into the cause of the fire, which may have been deliberately started by illegal loggers as an act of retaliation against indigenous peoples following defence of their land rights.
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05 Feb 2016
    24 Nov 2015
    Nicaragua
    UA
  • indigenous peoples
Alegaciones sobre la creciente situación de violencia en la Región Autónoma Costa Caribe Norte, en la Mosquitia de Nicaragua. Según la información recibida, los enfrentamientos tienen su origen en la presencia de terceros en territorios del pueblo miskito y sus comunidades, debido a la falta de un proceso real y efectivo de saneamiento de dichos territorios, de acuerdo a lo que señala la ley número 28 (Estatuto de Autonomía) y la ley número 445 sobre el régimen de propiedad comunal. La tensión creciente ha desembocado en diversos incidentes violentos, que han tenido ya como resultado asesinatos, heridos y desplazados, además de daños a los bienes de los comunitarios. Como consecuencia de la violencia reinante en la zona, la información recibida señala un gran número de desplazados, ahora refugiados en las ciudades de Bilwi y Waspan y en la vecina Honduras. Debido a la situación, los miembros de las comunidades no han podido recolectar sus cosechas, por lo que podría estarse produciendo una situación de emergencia humanitaria.
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    24 Nov 2015
    Brazil
    JUA
  • indigenous peoples
  • health
  • toxics and human rights
  • water and sanitation
  • environment
  • business
Alleged detrimental human rights impact caused by the collapse of an ore tailing waste dam in Bento Rodrigues, a sub-district of Mariana municipality in Minas Gerais state belonging to Samarco Mining S.A., a joint venture between Vale S.A. and BHP Billiton Brazil Ltda. According to the information received, 50 million cubic metres of iron ore waste washed away the entire Bento Rodrigues district of 600 inhabitants and the advancing toxic ‘mud wave’ continues to contaminate the soil, rivers, flora and fauna of the entire ecosystem of the region in its downstream path of 850 kilometres towards the sea. From the source of the contamination to the mouth of the sea, around 6 million people are affected by this disaster. The environmental damage to the region is said to be irreparable as the flood waters have produced a dense toxic mud that has entered the River Doce, contaminating it with very high levels of hazardous substances. All cities in the flood path have had water cuts and many residents have had to be taken to hospital for respiratory irritation and intoxication of heavy metals. 11 bodies had been found and 12 persons are still officially missing.
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    23 Oct 2015
    Belize
    AL
  • indigenous peoples
Allegations concerning the lack of implementation of Maya property and other rights arising from customary land tenure, and the ongoing criminal charges concerning Maya villagers arrested on 24 June 2015. According to the information received, the Maya individuals arrested on June 24 2015 are still subject to ongoing criminal charges, and due to appear again in Court on 26 October 2015. In the meantime, construction work seems to be continuing, affecting the indigenous heritage archaeological area of Uxbenká. Updated information has also been received concerning the lack of progress with regard to the implementation of the order by the Caribbean Court of Appeals issued on 22 April 2015 requiring the Government of Belize to identify and protect Maya property and other rights arising from customary land tenure. The Government of Belize has reportedly not yet met with Maya representatives to begin implementation of the order nor has it taken measures not to interfere with this right unless consultation occurs. A previous communication on this subject was sent on 3 July 2015, see above, case no. BLZ 1/2015.
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    09 Oct 2015
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • indigenous peoples
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Alleged excessive use of force by Indonesian security forces in Papua Province resulting in the death of nine individuals, of which seven minors, and injuries to several others. According to the information received, on 8 December 2014, Indonesian security forces shot at a group of demonstrators who were protesting against the ill-treatment of a boy by army personnel in Ipakiye Village, Paniai District, Papua Province. Mr. Simon Degei, aged 18, and three 17-year-old boys died as a result and 17 other members of the indigenous community were injured. On 25 June 2015, a junior high school student was killed and another one injured when members of the Indonesian security forces shot at a group of youth who were requesting a monetary fine to passers by on a road in Desa Ugapuga, Kamu Timur District, Dogiyai Regency, in Papua Province. On 17 July 2015, the Indonesian National Police killed a 15 year old boy and injured eleven other individuals following the burning of a mosque in Karabuga, Tolikara Regency, in Papua Province. On 28 August 2015, members of the Indonesian military forces shot at a crowd after they had complained to them for having driven too fast past a street gathering in Timika, Mimika Regency, in Papua Province. Mr. Yulianus Okoare, aged 18, and Mr. Imanuel Marimau, aged 23, died as a result and four others were wounded. On 28 September 2015, the police killed a 17 year old boy and wounded another in GorongGorong, Timika, after the two students had been reported to the police as troublemakers and their fathers had been accused of being members of the Free West Papua Movement.
Alleged victims: 13
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    09 Oct 2015
    Brazil
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • executions
Alleged killing, attempted killing, attacks, death threats and harassment of human rights defenders and indigenous leaders of the Guarani-Kaiowá community in Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. According to the information received, on 29 August 2015, indigenous leader Mr. Semião Fernandes Vilhalva, aged 25, was killed by a gun shot during a land recuperation operation in the municipality of Antônio João. On 2 September 2015, indigenous leaders Mr. Tonico Benites, Mr. Eliseu Lopes and Mr. Genito Gomes were followed by two unidentified men in a car near the city of Dourados. The following day, four unknown individuals asked in the community about their whereabouts. On 18 September 2015, unidentified armed men violently attacked the indigenous community in Pyelito kue-Mbarakay, in Iguatemi. They were also searching for community leader Mr. Lide Solano Lopes, who managed to escape. On 19 September 2015, unidentified men attempted to repossess the land in the Tekoha Potrero Guasu indigenous community, in Paranhos, beating several members of the community and shooting and wounding its leader, Mr. Elpídio Pires. Judicial harassment and criminalisation was reported against Ms. Inayê Lopes and Mr. Ismarte Martim for defending their communities’ rights to their ancestral lands. Two earlier communications were sent on 5 and 28 August 2015 respectively regarding the situation of the Kaiowá and Guarani communities in Mato Grosso do Sul, see above, case nos. BRA 4/2015 and BRA 6/2015.
Alleged victims: 7
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09 Dec 2015
    21 Sep 2015
    Philippines
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • education
Allegations concerning a government directive to close community schools and disruption of classes in Mindanao, regions XI and XII, due to systematic attacks reportedly committed by state and alleged paramilitary forces on schools. According to the information received, an official communication from the Department of Education of 12 May 2015 has instructed the closure of at least 24 community schools in Davao (region XI) and Caraga (region XIII), affecting more than 2,800 indigenous children, and their replacement by schools with military personnel as “para-teachers”. Additionally, other community schools in Mindanao have been increasingly disrupted or suspended due to alleged systematic attacks on schools and harassment of teachers, students and parents reportedly perpetrated by state and alleged paramilitary forces, often in collusion with local authorities.
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07 Jan 2016
    17 Sep 2015
    Mexico
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • indigenous peoples
Alegaciones sobre la detención de un abogado, representante legal de comunidades indígenas en la defensa de sus derechos. Según las informaciones recibidas, el 22 de julio de 2015, el abogado Sr. Eduardo Arturo Mosqueda Sánchez habría acompañado en su calidad de abogado, a miembros de la comunidad indígena de Ayotitlán en la municipalidad de Cuautitlán, estado de Jalisco, quienes se habrían acercado a las instalaciones de la compañía minera Consorcio Minero Benito Juárez Pena Colorada S.A. Una decisión judicial de cesación habría sido otorgada en 2013 en respuesta a un amparo presentado por el Sr. Mosqueda Sánchez. El Sr. Mosqueda Sánchez y miembros de la comunidad se habrían apersonado y habrían presentado copia del amparo. En respuesta, habrían sido hostigados y golpeados por la policía del Estado de Jalisco. El Sr. Mosqueda Sánchez había sido detenido en ese momento y el 30 de julio de 2015 habría sido formalmente acusado de la comisión de delitos graves.
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06 May 2016
    15 Sep 2015
    Philippines
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Allegations concerning the extrajudicial killings of five indigenous family members and three human rights defenders working on indigenous issues in the Mindanao region. According to the information received, on 18 August 2015, five indigenous family members from the Manobo tribe in Bukidnon, Northern Mindanao, including a political and spiritual adviser (known as datu) and one child, were summarily killed. On 1 September 2015, three human rights defenders working on indigenous issues were summarily killed in Liango, Surigao del Sur. They were Mr. Emerito Samarca, the Executive Director of the Alternative Learning Center for Agriculture and Livelihood Development, Mr. Dionel Campos, a member of the Manobo tribe and the chairperson of the Malahutayong Pakigbisog Alang sa Sumusunod (MAPASU), an indigenous peoples organization leading the protests against human rights violations, and Mr. Bello Sinzo, a Manobo tribal chieftain. It is reported that the killings of these eight individuals were carried out by members of Government controlled forces, namely members of the Philippine Army’s 36th Infantry Battalion and Special Forces with members of the Magahat-Bagani Force, and soldiers from the 3rd Special Forces Company of the 1st SF Battalion (within the 403rd Infantry Brigade) respectively.
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    28 Aug 2015
    Brazil
    UA
  • indigenous peoples
Allegations regarding the occupation of several properties located in the city of Antônio João, in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, by the Guarani and Kaiowá people who consider this action to be a reclaiming of their traditional lands, which were recognised as such by a Presidential Decree of 2005. According to the information received, the occupation is being carried out by hundreds of Guarani and Kaiowá people, including elders, women and children, who consider this action to be a reclaiming of their traditional lands (Tekoha Ñanderu Marangatu), which were recognised as such by a Presidential Decree of 2005. There have been allegations of gunshots and violence, including by armed gunmen. Kaiowá and Guarani occupiers have now declared their intention to remain occupying those lands, until their land-claims are settled. The National Public Security Force (Força Nacional de Segurança Pública) has reportedly not yet intervened and it is feared that without their presence the conflict may escalate, possibly resulting in the loss of lives. A previous communication concerning the situation of the Kaiowá and Guarani communities of in the State of Mato Grosso do Sul was sent on 5 August 2015, see above, case no. BRA 4/2015.
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18 Sep 2015
    27 Aug 2015
    Peru
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • toxics and human rights
Carta de seguimiento respecto a la aplicación de los acuerdos del Acta de Lima para la reparación de las violaciones de los derechos humanos de los pueblos indígenas afectados por la explotación petrolera del Lote 192 y al proceso de consulta llevado a cabo para la nueva licitación en la zona. Según la información recibida, la ejecución por parte del Gobierno del Perú de las medidas acordadas con las Federaciones indígenas representantes de las comunidades indígenas del Lote 192, en el Departamento de Loreto, para la reparación de las graves violaciones de derechos humanos, resultado de 44 años de explotación petrolera en los territorios indígenas, está siendo lenta, limitada y no se han realizado las acciones previstas sobre los temas centrales de titulación de tierras, estudios de salud y remediación ambiental de la grave situación en la zona. En relación con el proceso de consulta a las comunidades afectadas acordado por el Gobierno con las Federaciones indígenas, se alega que el Estado no ha tenido en cuenta las propuestas presentadas por las comunidades de manera cabal y que dichas consultas no se han realizado con la necesaria buena fe, por lo que es necesario establecer un nuevo proceso de diálogo para superar el fracaso de las conversaciones anteriores antes de la nueva e inminente licitación del Lote. La grave situación de contaminación y sus impactos en los derechos humanos fundamentales de los pueblos indígenas en el área fue motivo de dos comunicaciones anteriores, el 5 de diciembre de 2014, véase A/HRC/29/50, caso no. PER 3/2014 y el 28 de mayo de 2015, véase A/HRC/30/27, caso no. PER 1/2015.
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26 Oct 2015
01 Dec 2015
07 Dec 2015
14 Apr 2016
09 Aug 2016
    24 Aug 2015
    Ecuador
    UA
  • indigenous peoples
Presuntos impactos causados por el Acueducto Independencia en los derechos sustantivos de 5 comunidades indígenas del Pueblo Yaqui que se encuentran asentadas a lo largo del río Yaqui. Según la información recibida, no hubo un proceso de consulta adecuado con las comunidades del Pueblo Indígena Yaqui en el contexto de la construcción y operación del acueducto afirmado en 2013 por la Suprema Corte de Justicia de la Nación (SCJN), que clarificó que el manifiesto de impacto ambiental de 2011 quedo insubsistente dado que la autoridad no cumplió con su deber de organizar una consulta previa, libre e informada. En seguimiento a la sentencia de la SCJN, se empezó la implementación de un proceso de consulta al pueblo Yaqui, cuyo carácter de previo libre e informado no habría cumplido con los estándares internacionales. Hasta la fecha, el acueducto sigue operando, causando una violación grave a sus derechos al agua. Existen alegaciones de criminalización de la oposición indígena de la comunidad Yaqui al proyecto. Mario Luna Romero, Tomas Rojo Valencia y Fernando Jiménez Gutiérrez habrían sido objeto de órdenes de aprehensión por la Procuraduría Estatal, en el contexto de una serie de amenazas y actos de hostigamientos directos a desalentar la oposición indígena al acueducto.
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22 Sep 2015
    17 Aug 2015
    United States of America
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • religion or belief
  • cultural rights
Alleged desecration of Mauna Kea Sacred Mountain located in Hawai’i for the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope. According to the information received, the construction violates United States of America’s international obligations to protect the human rights of indigenous peoples to participate in cultural life, to freedom of religion and belief and to be meaningfully involved in decision making-processes that impact on their human rights. It is alleged that the decision to adopt the project was made without appropriately consulting the people for whom the mountain has high cultural and religious value, and that no serious consideration was given to alternative locations for the construction.
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18 Nov 2015
    14 Aug 2015
    Mexico
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Presuntos impactos causados por el Acueducto Independencia en los derechos sustantivos de 5 comunidades indígenas que constituyen el Pueblo Yaqui y que se encontrarían asentadas a lo largo del río Yaqui. De acuerdo con la información recibida, no hubo un proceso de consulta adecuada con las comunidades del Pueblo Indígena Yaqui en el contexto de la construcción y operación del acueducto. Este fue afirmado en 2013 por la Suprema Corte de Justicia de la Nación (SCJN), que clarificó que el manifiesto de impacto ambiental de 2011 quedo insubsistente dado que la autoridad no cumplió con su deber de organizar una consulta previa, libre e informada al pueblo Yaqui que se ve directamente afectado por el proyecto. En seguimiento a la sentencia de la SCJN, en agosto de 2013, se empezó la implementación de un proceso de consulta al pueblo Yaqui, que según la información recibida no habría cumplido con los estándares internacionales en la materia, más específicamente el carácter previo, libre e informado del proceso. Además, hasta la fecha el acueducto sigue operando, causando una violación grave a sus derechos al agua. Además, hay alegaciones de criminalización de la oposición indígena al proyecto. Según se informa, algunos líderes de la comunidad Yaqui, entre los cuales, Mario Luna Romero, Tomas Rojo Valencia y Fernando Jiménez Gutiérrez habrían sido objeto de órdenes de aprehensión por parte de la Procuraduría Estatal, en el contexto de una serie de amenazas y actos de hostigamientos directos a desalentar la oposición indígena al acueducto.
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    05 Aug 2015
    Brazil
    UA
  • indigenous peoples
Alleged imminent eviction of numerous Guarani – Kaiowá indigenous communities in the State of Mato Grosso do Sul. According to the information received, the Guarani – Kaiowá historically inhabited lands in the Mato Grosso do Sul region until the 1940s when they were displaced from their traditional lands to make way for non-indigenous settlers who came to the area to engage in large-scale agribusiness. In July 2015 the Federal Courts issued eviction orders and the period for voluntary evacuation has passed, meaning that forced evictions may be imminent. The Guarani – Kaiowá indigenous communities have reportedly said that they will resist eviction with their lives. The communities are also facing a humanitarian crisis, in terms of access to food, clean water and health services. This situation is reportedly part of a broader and complex situation, in the context of efforts by indigenous peoples in Mato Grosso do Sul to attempt to regain rights over ancestral lands that are under the control of non-indigenous occupants, which has led to ongoing violent attacks against the indigenous communities by militias allegedly paid for by non-indigenous farmers and landholders.
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18 Sep 2015
    22 Jul 2015
    Mexico
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Alegaciones de amenazas de muerte, vigilancia e intento de secuestro contra defensores y defensoras de derechos humanos. Según la información recibida, el 10 de febrero de 2014, la Sra. Ruiz Martínez y los Sres. Carlos Sánchez y Mariano López Gómez recibieron amenazas de muerte por teléfono. El 10 de abril de 2014, un colega habría recibido una llamada advirtiéndole de la intención de secuestrar a la Sra. Ruiz Martínez. El mismo día, la Sra. Ruiz Martínez habría sido perseguida por dos mujeres que habrían intentado privarla ilegalmente de su libertad. El 8 de julio de 2014, la organización Código-DH habría recibido dos llamadas amenazantes. El 5 de noviembre de 2014, el Sr. Sánchez y las Sras. Ruiz Martínez y Jiménez Salinas habrían recibido llamadas amenazantes relacionadas con su trabajo. El 11 de noviembre de 2014, los Sres. Rodrigo Flores Peñaloza y Mariano López Gómez habrían sido amenazados de muerte, el segundo con arma de fuego. El 16 de abril la Sra. Bettina Cruz y el Sr. Flores Peñaloza habrían sido agredidos y perseguidos. Desde el 3 de diciembre de 2014 hasta el 20 de abril de 2015, se habrían registrado un total de 22 incidentes contra los integrantes de Codigo DH. La organización fue objeto de dos comunicaciones anteriores con fecha de 16 de mayo de 2012, véase A/HRC/21/49, caso no. MEX 12/2012; y el 26 de noviembre de 2013, véase A/HRC/25/74, caso no. MEX 10/2013.
Alleged victims: 6
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13 Oct 2015
13 Oct 2015
    03 Jul 2015
    Belize
    UA
  • indigenous peoples
Allegations concerning the arrest and detention of 12 Maya people from the village of Santa Cruz in Toledo District, Belize, for their actions to remove from their village lands a non-Maya individual who was building a housing structure on ancient Maya ruins, in violation of Maya customary law and despite repeated requests to remove the structure. According to the information received, despite repeated attempts to involve local police in the removal of the non-Maya individual, on 20 June 2015, the non-Maya individual threatened villagers during a fajina (traditional meeting). The Mayan authorities handcuffed the individual and released him the next day. On 24 June 2015, local police removed 12 Mayan representatives from their homes and charged them with unlawful detention and some of them, in addition, with aggravated assault. The alcalde (local leader) of Santa Cruz and the spokesperson for the Maya Leaders Alliance were also charged with unlawful imprisonment. Concern is expressed that the arrest and detention of the Maya villagers was prompted by retaliation for their legal work to have their rights to their traditional lands recognized and protected by the Government.
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    22 Jun 2015
    United Republic of Tanzania
    UA
  • indigenous peoples
Alleged attacks against Maasai communities in Tanzania resulting in gross and continued violations of their individual and collective human rights. According to the information received, on 18 January 2015, triggered by the burial of a farmer from Morogoro municipality in the Mvomero district, Maasai pastoralists as well as Datoga pastoralists, often mistaken for Maasai, have been targeted through a series of organized assaults. These assaults have created an environment of fear among the Maasai living in the region. Maasai representatives have requested protection from district and regional authorities to stop the escalation of violence. No protection has reportedly been provided to affected communities from settlers who cultivate lands legally registered to the Kambala, Mvomero district, and Mabwegere, Kilosa district, communities. Echoing the Maasai authorities’ fear of escalation of violence, during the February 2014 Parliamentary session, a Member of Parliament expressed concern that the assaults on Maasai in Morogoro could lead to genocide. On 7 February 2015, the Prime Minister committed to visit the region; however, despite the continued recurrence of violent episodes, the visit has yet to take place.
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07 Sep 2015
    28 May 2015
    Peru
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • toxics and human rights
Seguimiento al supuesto incumplimiento del gobierno de las recomendaciones del anterior relator especial, el Sr. James Anaya relacionadas con el caso de la contaminación petrolera en territorios indígenas en el denominado Lote 1-AB (actual Lote 192) ubicado en las cuencas de los ríos Pastaza, Tigre, Corrientes y Marañón, departamento de Loreto, donde viven los pueblos indígenas quechuas, kichwas, kukamas y urarinas. Según la información recibida y después de la comunicación urgente emitida (UA Per 3/2014), los resultados positivos del proceso de diálogo han resultado en la firma de un acuerdo entre el Gobierno de Perú, el gobierno regional de Loreto y los presidentes de FEDIQUEP (Federación Indígena Quechua del Pastaza), FECONACO (Federación de Comunidades Nativas del Corrientes), FECONAT (Federación de Comunidades Nativas del Alto Tigre) y ACODECOSPAT (Asociación Cocama de Desarrollo y Conservación San Pablo de Tipishca) el 10 de marzo de 2014.
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27 Jul 2015
    30 Apr 2015
    Cambodia
    JAL
  • Cambodia
  • indigenous peoples
  • housing
Alleged forced eviction and land appropriation of Bunong indigenous community in Cambodia. According to the information received, in early December 2014, Binh Phouc Rubber Company 1 bulldozed property and farmland occupied since the 1940s by approximately 211 families in Mondulkiri province. Subsequently, on 31 March 2015, company representatives, supported by approximately 90 armed police officers and a provincial prosecutor, who had reportedly been instructed to arrest any protestors, bulldozed additional land and approximately 170 temporary residential structures where individuals and families reside on seasonal basis when planting crops and cultivating land for several months at a time. The Mondulkiri Provincial Governor threatened local NGO members with arrest if they attempted to enter the area to monitor the situation. Both the evictions and the Company’s lease of the land allegedly contravene the community’s property rights under domestic law. They have submitted complaints to District authorities, the Provincial Governor’s office, the National Assembly and others, and are currently left without additional recourse to protect their land.
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    15 Apr 2015
    Australia
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Allegations concerning the Federal Government’s discontinuing of funding for basic services in remote aboriginal communities, which may affect more than 100 such communities in the State of Western Australia. According to the information received, the measure is expected to take place at the end of July 2015 when federal funding will end, affecting 12,113 people living in the 275 remote communities in the State of Western Australia. Concerns are raised regarding the impact that such discontinuation may have on the human rights of indigenous communities, including their cultural rights, whether indigenous communities have been consulted with and the alternatives that the communities will have to choose from.
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03 Jun 2015
    26 Mar 2015
    India
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • housing
Allegations of adverse impacts on the right to an adequate standard of living, including food and housing, and the rights of indigenous peoples due to the ongoing construction of the Mapithel dam in the State of Manipur. According to the information received, the construction of the Mapithel dam continues to result in evictions, displacement, inadequate resettlement and the destruction of over 700 hectares of agricultural land in six villages, namely Luphong, Phayang, Chadong, Lamlai Khullen (now Ramrei), Lamlai Khunou (now Ramrei lower) and Lamlai Monbung. The construction of the dam, which is scheduled for completion in 2015, threatens the survival of approximately 10,000 inhabitants who will be forcefully displaced from their land and deprived from their sources of livelihood. Reports suggest that the decision to build the dam was made without free, prior and informed consent of the individuals and communities concerned.
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    19 Mar 2015
    Nicaragua
    UA
  • indigenous peoples
Alegaciones de falta de un proceso de consulta adecuado con el Gobierno Territorial Rama y Kriol en el contexto del desarrollo de infraestructura y transporte asociado con la construcción de un canal y la preocupación por los impactos en los derechos sustantivos de los pueblos indígenas afectados en relación con sus tierras, territorios y recursos, incluidos sus medios de subsistencia. El Gobierno Territorial publicaría su postura en relación con el Canal, pidiendo una modificación de la Ley 840, en consulta con los pueblos indígenas afectados y, una vez modificada la ley, un proceso de consulta apropiado para determinar las condiciones del uso del territorio del Gobierno Territorial Rama y Kriol para el proyecto. El Gobierno Tradicional propondría también la presencia de observadores en el proceso de consulta. Las autoridades del Gobierno Tradicional habrían presentado una petición y habrían solicitado medidas cautelares ante la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos, que siguen pendientes.
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    13 Mar 2015
    Mexico
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • indigenous peoples
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • health
Presunta detención arbitraria, malos tratos y situación de riesgo en detención debido a falta de tratamiento médico adecuado de una defensora de derechos humanos y líder de una comunidad indígena en el estado de Nayarit. De acuerdo con la información recibida, el día 21 de agosto de 2013 la Sra. Nestora Salgado García, dirigente de la comunidad indígena y coordinadora de la Policía Comunitaria en Olinalá, fue detenida y trasladada al Centro Federal de detención de Mujeres ‘Noroeste’, la cárcel de máxima seguridad de Nayarit. Posteriormente, la Sra. Salgado fue acusada del secuestro del representante legal municipal y los adolescentes. Se alega que hubo una supuesta falta de garantías del debido proceso, así como malos tratos a la detenida. Sra. Salgado está en riesgo ya que no está recibiendo el tratamiento médico adecuado. Se expresa preocupación por la presunta detención arbitraria, el arresto y la detención continuada de Sra. Salgado.
Alleged victims: 1
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15 May 2015
15 May 2015
15 May 2015
    23 Feb 2015
    Nicaragua
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • terrorism
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • environment
  • business
Alegaciones de disolución de asambleas pacíficas con uso excesivo de la fuerza y detención arbitraria de manifestantes acusados de delitos de terrorismo y exposición de personas al peligro, en el marco de protestas pacíficas contra la construcción del canal interoceánico en Nicaragua. Según la información recibida, el proyecto de construcción del canal interoceánico otorgado a la Empresa china HKND Group habría sido aprobado sin estudios del impacto medioambiental y sin consultar con las poblaciones locales directamente afectadas por las obras. A su vez, se nos reporta que hacia fines de diciembre, habrían tenido lugar protestas pacíficas en las carreteras, en contra del proyecto y/o para denunciar irregularidades, las cuales habrían sido violentamente reprimidas por la Policía Nacional. Cerca de 90 personas, entre las que se encuentran los Sres. Octavio Vicente Ortega Arana, Ronald Iván Henrique Delgado, Danilo Lorio, Freddy Antonio Orozco, Jairo Moisés Lazo Gaitán y Manuel Vega, habrían sido arrestadas de forma arbitraria y acusadas de los delitos de terrorismo y exposición de personas al peligro. Ocho días después de los arrestos, todas estas personas habrían sido liberadas. Se expresa preocupación por la dispersión violenta y criminalización de reuniones pacíficas y por el uso excesivo de la fuerza, entre otros.
Alleged victims: 6
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    26 Jan 2015
    Ecuador
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Alegaciones sobre el desalojo repentino e injustificado de la Confederación de Nacionalidades Indígenas del Ecuador (CONAIE) de un inmueble en comodato con el Ministerio de Asuntos Económicos y Sociales (MIES). Según información recibida, el 11 de diciembre de 2014, el Gobierno de Ecuador, mediante el MIES, habría notificado a la CONAIE la terminación unilateral del contrato de comodato presuntamente válido por 30 años (1984 – 2021). El motivo habría sido la necesidad urgente de utilizar el edificio para un programa de desintoxicación. La CONAIE habría recibido un plazo de 15 días hábiles (hasta el 6 de enero de 2015) para desalojar los locales que, además, habría remodelado recientemente, agregando dos nuevas plantas. El edificio sería símbolo importante de las demandas indígenas y sociales de tres décadas en el país. El presunto entorno crecientemente restrictivo e intimidatorio para las organizaciones de la sociedad civil en Ecuador, en particular aquellas en pro de los derechos indígenas, ha sido objeto de cinco comunicaciones previas enviadas el: 30 de noviembre de 2011, referencia A/HRC/19/44, caso ECU 3/2011; 16 de septiembre de 2013, referencia A/HRC/25/74, caso ECU 1/2013; 4 de octubre de 2013, referencia A/HRC/25/74, caso ECU 2/2013, 31 de diciembre de 2013, referencia A/HRC/26/21, caso ECU 4/2013 y el 5 de septiembre de 2014, caso ECU 2/2014. Los Procedimientos Especiales lamentan no haber recibido aún ninguna respuesta a estas comunicaciones.
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02 Jul 2015
    22 Dec 2014
    Guatemala
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • indigenous peoples
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • disappearances
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Alegaciones sobre la posible aplicación de una amnistía por los delitos de genocidio y crímenes de lesa humanidad, retrasos en el proceso judicial y alegaciones relativas a la falta de garantías de imparcialidad e independencia en la selección de magistrados de la Corte Suprema y salas de apelaciones. Según las informaciones recibidas, los retrasos debidos a la anulación de una fase del debate del juicio por genocidio y crímenes de lesa humanidad contra el ex Jefe de Estado Sr. Efraín Ríos Montt; la posible re-victimización de los testigos y víctimas si tuvieran que volver a dar testimonio; la posible aplicación de una amnistía a delitos que constituirían violaciones graves de los derechos humanos, crímenes de lesa humanidad y genocidio; así como la falta de garantías para la imparcialidad e independencia de la justicia señaladas en el proceso de selección de magistrados de la Corte Suprema y salas de apelaciones, vulnerarían el derecho a la verdad y el acceso a la justicia para las víctimas y familiares de violaciones graves de los derechos humanos cometidas en Guatemala durante el conflicto armado interno. Esta comunicación se refiere a comunicaciones anteriores enviadas el 18 de agosto de 2014, ver A/HRC/28/85, caso no. GTM 5/2014; el 2 de mayo 2014, ver A/HRC/27/72, caso no. GTM 4/2014; el 30 de octubre 2013, ver A/HRC/25/74, caso no. GTM 9/2013; el 17 de mayo 2013, ver A/HRC/24/21, caso, no. GTM 5/2013; y el 15 de marzo 2013, ver A/HRC/24/21, caso no. GTM 2/2013.
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26 Dec 2014
15 Jan 2015
    08 Dec 2014
    Peru
    JUA
  • indigenous peoples
  • toxics and human rights
Supuesto incumplimiento por el gobierno de las recomendaciones del anterior Relator Especial, Sr. James Anaya, relacionadas con el caso de la contaminación petrolera en territorios indígenas en el denominado Lote 1-AB (actual Lote 192) ubicado en las cuencas de los ríos Pastaza, Tigre, Corrientes y Marañón, departamento de Loreto, donde viven los pueblos indígenas quechuas, kichwas, kukamas y urarinas. Según la información recibida, el remedio acordado no ha conducido a resultados concretos y no se ha llevado a cabo el diálogo previo al proceso de concesión de licencias. A pesar del acuerdo firmado entre organizaciones indígenas y Perupetro (la empresa estatal de derecho privado que promociona, negocia, suscribe y supervisa contratos para la exploración y explotación de hidrocarburos en el Perú) en febrero de 2013, Perupetro publicó el 7 de noviembre de 2014 en la prensa nacional que el proceso de licitación del Lote 1-AB comenzaría el 15 de diciembre.
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    27 Nov 2014
    Canada
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • environment
Alleged surveillance of environmental and aboriginal organizations in the context of hearings concerning an oil pipeline project. According to the information received, the National Energy Board and the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) have carried out surveillance of environmental and aboriginal organizations, including Leadnow, ForestEthics Advocacy Association, the Council of Canadians, the Dogwood Initiative, EcoSociety, the Sierra Club of British Colombia and Idle No More, and shared the information collected with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and private sector companies. Information received alleges that this surveillance took place in 2013 in the context of hearings concerning an oil pipeline project. The issue of undue monitoring of associations was the subject of an earlier communication sent to the Government of Canada on 7 November 2013, see A/HRC/25/74, case no. CAN 4/2013.
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27 Jan 2015
27 Jan 2015
27 Jan 2015
27 Jan 2015
27 Jan 2015
27 Jan 2015
    21 Nov 2014
    Colombia
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • health
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Presuntos obstáculos al disfrute del derecho al más alto nivel de salud física y mental por parte de ciertas comunidades indígenas residentes en el Departamento del Chocó. De acuerdo con la información recibida, preocupa especialmente que el sistema de salud no responda a las necesidades de las mujeres debido a una ausencia de perspectiva de género y que las causas de morbilidad y mortalidad en estas comunidades, en especial las que afectano a niños y niñas, se consideren como evitables y prevenibles.
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    08 Oct 2014
    Peru
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • executions
  • environment
Presunto supuestos ataques y asesinatos contra miembros de comunidades indígenas y defensores de derechos humanos en el Perú. Según la información recibida, el 20 de febrero y el 5 de noviembre de 2014, el señor Washington Bolívar Díaz recibió amenazas de muerte por parte de un maderero ilegal y un agricultor, respectivamente. El 3 de junio 2014, el Señor Edwin Chota Valera, líder Asháninka, presentó una carta al Presidente del Consejo de Ministros del Perú denunciando las múltiples amenazas de muerte recibidas por miembros de la misma comunidad. El 1 de septiembre de 2014, los señores Edwin Chota Valera, Jorge Ríos Pérez, Leoncio Quinticima Meléndez y Francisco Pinedo, todos líderes Asháninkas, se dirigían a la frontera con Brasil cuando encontraron una base maderera ilegal y solicitaron a los ocupantes abandonar sus tierras. En respuesta a esta solicitud habrían sido agredidos y asesinados por los presuntos madereros ilegales.
Alleged victims: 5
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    02 Oct 2014
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Alleged prevention of two, and attempted prevention of another two indigenous rights defenders to travel from Russia to New York to take part in the United Nations World Conference on Indigenous Peoples. According to the information received, on 18 September 2014, Mr. Rodion Sulyandziga, head of the Russian Center for Support of Indigenous Peoples of the North, intended to fly from Sheremetyevo International Airport, Moscow, to New York. However, his passport was seized by passport control officials because a page had been removed. He was unable to exit Russia and faces administrative sanctions. On 20 September 2014, Ms. Anna Naikanchina, of the same organisation, was unable to travel for the same reason. On the same day, Ms. Valentina Sovkina and Ms. Alexandra Artieva, Saami rights defenders, had their car tires punctured, and were stopped and questioned three times by traffic police. During one check, an individual attempted to steal Ms. Sovinka’s belongings. Ms. Sovkina and Ms. Artieva were able to exit Russia one day later.
Alleged victims: 4
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28 Nov 2014
    05 Sep 2014
    Ecuador
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Alegaciones de actos intimidatorios por parte de la Policía y la Dirección de Migración y Extranjería contra un ex miembro y colaborador de la Fundación Pachamama. Según la información recibida, el 16 de julio de 2014, tras un acto organizado por la Fundación Pachamama, primero policías vestidos de civil y luego policías uniformados, habrían exigido al Sr. Oliver Cyrus Rothschild Utne la presentación de su documentación, presuntamente para verificación de su estatus migratorio. Posteriormente habría sido retenido sin motivo por la policía durante cuatro horas. El 17 de julio, habría sido informado que su visa había sido revocada y las autoridades le habrían exigido abandonar el país. Estos actos constituirían actos de intimidación realizados por motivos presuntamente relacionados con la afiliación del Sr. Utne con la Fundación Pachamama, la cual habría sido disuelta en diciembre de 2013 en aplicación del Decreto Ejecutivo 16. La Fundación Pachamama y su presunto cierre basado en la aplicación del Decreto Ejecutivo 16 fueron objeto de una comunicación previa enviada el 31 de diciembre de 2013, ver A/HRC/26/21, caso ECU 4/2013. El Decreto Ejecutivo 16 fue objeto de una comunicación previa enviada el 16 de septiembre de 2013, ver A/HRC/25/74, caso ECU 1/2013.
Alleged victims: 1
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    31 Jul 2014
    Belize
    AL
  • indigenous peoples
Allegations concerning the land tenure situation of the Maya villages of Belize. According to the information received, the Government of Belize has yet to implement decisions of its Supreme Court of 2007 and 2010, and a decision of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, and title or otherwise secure protection for Maya lands within the Toledo District. The Special Rapporteur urges the Government to engage in good faith consultations with the Maya people, through appropriate procedures that conform to the relevant international standards and Maya customary law, in order to develop effective mechanisms to secure their rights.
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    23 Jul 2014
    Bangladesh
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Alleged attack on members of the International Chittagong Hill Tracts Commission in Rangamati district, Chittagong Hill Tracts. According to the information received, on 2 July 2014, the Commission initiated a visit to the Chittagong Hill Tracts region in the context of the clash of 10 June 2014 between personnel of the Border Guard of Bangladesh and local Jumma people. In the subsequent days, members of Bengali settler organizations allegedly took various measures to attempt to prevent the Commission from entering the area. Reportedly, on 5 July 2014, the Commission’s minibus was attacked in Rangamati by some 50 members of Bengali settlers’ organizations who began to throw rocks and bricks at the vehicle. At least one commissioner was injured in the attack.
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31 Jul 2014
    20 Jun 2014
    Nepal
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • executions
Alleged violent conflicts in Dho village, Dolpo district, related to the collection of royalties for the harvesting of “Yarsagumba” (caterpillar fungus). According to the information received, on 3 June 2014, clashes erupted during a meeting between indigenous residents of Dho village who harvest Yarsagumba and officials of the Buffer Zone Management Committee, a State entity of the Shey Phoksundo National Park. The Buffer Zone Management Committee was accompanied by members of the Armed Police Force and the Nepal Police, who intervened in the clash. Reportedly, the incident resulted in the death of two people and injury of some 50 others.
Alleged victims: 4
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02 Sep 2014
    16 May 2014
    United States of America
    AL
  • indigenous peoples
Letter concerning the efforts of the Pueblo of Jemez, an indigenous people, to assert ownership and secure access to lands located within the Valles Caldera National Preserve in New Mexico. In the letter, the Special Rapporteur provides a series of observations and recommendations in accordance with human rights standards related to the Pueblo’s efforts to access and protect sites of cultural and religious significance, and to seek the return of their traditional lands within the preserve. This letter is a follow up to an earlier communication sent by the Special Rapporteur on 13 January 2014, see A/HRC/26/21, case no. USA 2/2014, to which a Government reply was received on 29 April 2014.
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    05 May 2014
    Other actors
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • mercenaries
  • housing
  • food
  • health
  • poverty
  • foreign debt
  • water and sanitation
  • international order
  • business
Letter related to the review of the Environmental and Social Policy and Public Information Policy of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The communication calls upon the EBRD to include more explicitly its commitment to human rights in its good governance policies, including by making reference to the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and its due diligence framework. It urges the EBRD to clarify that it will refrain from financing projects that would result in human rights violations or have serious negative human rights impacts and provides suggestions as to how its draft policies could be improved.
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22 May 2014
    05 May 2014
    Ecuador
    UA
  • indigenous peoples
Alegaciones sobre el supuesto riesgo de una incursión armada de la policía y de las fuerzas armadas dentro del territorio de la comunidad indígena de Sarayaku. Según la información recibida, tres personas solicitaron refugio dentro del territorio de la comunidad indígena kichwa de Sarayaku en la Amazonía ecuatoriana tras ser sentenciadas por haber cometido injurias contra el Presidente de la República del Ecuador. Según la información, el Presidente de la República habría declarado públicamente que la comunidad de Sarayaku estaba atentando en contra del estado de derecho al haber dado refugio a las tres personas mencionadas e impidiendo de esa manera el cumplimiento de una sentencia judicial en contra de personas que consideraba ser prófugos de la justicia. Se alega que, posteriormente a estas declaraciones, la policía y fuerzas armadas habrían realizado incursiones por vía terrestre y aérea en los alrededores de la comunidad de Sarayaku.
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    11 Apr 2014
    Honduras
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Alegaciones de la situación de las comunidades indígenas lencas afectadas por la construcción del proyecto hidroeléctrico Agua Zarca en la región de Río Blanco, Intibucá. La información recibida señala preocupación sobre la situación de tenencia de la tierra de las comunidades indígenas de Río Blanco; la aprobación del proyecto hidroeléctrico Agua Zarca y su rechazo por miembros de las comunidades de Río Blanco; el inicio de obras relacionadas al proyecto; las protestas en contra del proyecto Agua Zarca y la respuesta del Estado; y las denuncias interpuestas por miembros de las comunidades de Río Blanco en contra del proyecto Agua Zarca.
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24 Oct 2014
27 Oct 2014
    10 Apr 2014
    Other actors
    AL
  • indigenous peoples
Concerns over the pejorative connotations of the mascot of the Washington Redskins football team. According to the information received, the term “redskins” is a hurtful reminder for many of the long history of mistreatment of Native American people in the United States of America. The term “redskin” for many is inextricably linked to a history of suffering and dispossession, and should be understood to be a pejorative and disparaging term that fails to respect and honour the historical and cultural legacy of the Native Americans in the United States.
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    02 Apr 2014
    United Republic of Tanzania
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • torture
  • mercenaries
Alleged beatings of three Maasai pastoralists of Sukenya Village, an area subject to ongoing dispute regarding access. According to the information received, Sukenya Farm constitutes the ancestral territory of Maasai pastoralists from both Sukenya and Mondorosi villages. The land has been traditionally used by these pastoralists for grazing livestock, accessing important water sources and for moving between villages and sub-villages. Since 2006, the Maasai have not been able to access this land and resources freely as Sukenya Farm’s leasehold was sold by Tanzania Breweries Limited (TBL) to Tanzania Conservation Limited (TCL) for tourism purposes. TCL is owned by a locally incorporated company called Thomson Safaris Company (TSC). Thomson Safaris is a subsidiary of Wineland-Thomson Adventures Inc. based in Boston, United States of America. It is alleged that in the past years, agents and employees including private security guards of Thomson Safaris have been exerting pressure on Maasai pastoralists to leave the Sukenya Farm area. Maasai pastoralists are alleged to have been subjected to forcible evictions, beatings (including Munjaa son of Musa, Kendo son of Maiwa, and Naboye Ngukwo of Sukenya Village), and arrests and detentions when they have attempted to access Sukenya Farm.
Alleged victims: 3
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    31 Mar 2014
    Colombia
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • health
Alegaciones sobre los presuntos efectos nocivos de la reanudación de los riegos químicos aéreos (fumigaciones) de cultivos ilícitos en Colombia. Según la información recibida,, el día 15 de febrero de 2014, el Gobierno de Colombia planeaba reanudar las campañas de riegos de cultivos de coca. Informes de expertos ya habrían expresado su preocupación previamente sobre esta práctica, alegando que causa impactos perjudiciales significativos en la salud y en la seguridad alimenticia de los campesinos y pueblos indígenas. En particular, según la información recibida, dichas fumigaciones contaminan las fuentes agua potable para de uso personal y doméstico, poniendo en riesgo la salud de estas poblaciones.
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24 Jun 2014
30 Jun 2014
    18 Mar 2014
    Other actors
    AL
  • indigenous peoples
Les préoccupations relatives aux droits de l’homme liées à l’importation et la vente en France d’éléments du patrimoine culturel considérés comme sacrés par les peuples autochtones des États-Unis. Selon les informations reçues, deux ventes aux enchères publiques organisées par des maisons d’enchères d’art à Paris en 2013 ont tenu des ventes d’objets sacrés pour les autochtones.. Des inquiétudes sur le respect des normes internationales des droits de l’homme liées aux droits à la culture et à la religion ont été soulevées par cette question en raison de la nature profondément offensive de l’affichage public et la vente de ces objets sacrés, et parce que la vente aux enchères de ces éléments a été faite sans le consentement ou l’autorisation des peuples autochtones concernés. En outre, des informations ont été reçues à propos de l’incapacité des membres de ces peuples autochtones d’utiliser le système juridique français pour empêcher l’importation et la vente de biens culturels sacrés en France.
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06 May 2014
    18 Mar 2014
    Other actors
    AL
  • indigenous peoples
Les préoccupations relatives aux droits de l’homme liées à l’importation et la vente en France d’éléments du patrimoine culturel considérés comme sacrés par les peuples autochtones des États-Unis. Selon les informations reçues, deux ventes aux enchères publiques organisées par des maisons d’enchères d’art à Paris en 2013 ont tenu des ventes d’objets sacrés pour les autochtones. Des inquiétudes sur le respect des normes internationales des droits de l’homme liées aux droits à la culture et à la religion ont été soulevées par cette question en raison de la nature profondément offensive de l’affichage public et la vente de ces objets sacrés, et parce que la vente aux enchères de ces éléments a été faite sans le consentement ou l’autorisation des peuples autochtones concernés. En outre, des informations ont été reçues à propos de l’incapacité des membres de ces peuples autochtones d’utiliser le système juridique français pour empêcher l’importation et la vente de biens culturels sacrés en France.
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    18 Mar 2014
    France
    AL
  • indigenous peoples
Les préoccupations relatives aux droits de l’homme liées à l’importation et la vente en France d’éléments du patrimoine culturel considérés comme sacrés par les peuples autochtones des États-Unis. Selon les informations reçues, deux ventes aux enchères publiques organisées par des maisons d’enchères d’art à Paris en 2013 ont tenu des ventes d’objets sacrés pour les autochtones. Des inquiétudes sur le respect des normes internationales des droits de l’homme liées aux droits à la culture et à la religion ont été soulevées par cette question en raison de la nature profondément offensive de l’affichage public et la vente de ces objets sacrés, et parce que la vente aux enchères de ces éléments a été faite sans le consentement ou l’autorisation des peuples autochtones concernés. En outre, des informations ont été reçues à propos de l’incapacité des membres de ces peuples autochtones d’utiliser le système juridique français pour empêcher l’importation et la vente de biens culturels sacrés en France.
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24 Jun 2014
    17 Mar 2014
    Guatemala
    AL
  • indigenous peoples
Alegaciones en relación con el proceso de reparación de los daños sufridos por 33 comunidades indígenas mayas causados por la construcción de la represa hidroeléctrica Chixoy. Según la información recibida, las familias indígenas que fueron desplazadas o que aceptaron ser reasentadas por motivo de la construcción de la represa Chixoy han vivido desde hace más de tres décadas en condiciones de vivienda y salud precarias, con escasos servicios básicos y escasas oportunidades económicas. Estas familias, según la información recibida, han continuado exigiendo las reparaciones acordadas con su Gobierno en el marco del “Plan de Reparación de daños y perjuicios sufridos por las comunidades afectadas por la construcción de la hidroeléctrica Chixoy” de abril de 2010. El Plan de Reparación incluye indemnizaciones de carácter individual y colectivo para las víctimas, además del otorgamiento de tierras, vivienda y servicios sociales, entre otras cuestiones.
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06 Jan 2014
    25 Feb 2014
    Costa Rica
    AL
  • indigenous peoples
Alegaciones sobre la situaciàon del proyecto hidroeléctrico El Diquís. La carta fue enviada en seguimiento al informe de 2011 sobre “La situación de los pueblos indígenas afectados por el proyecto hidroeléctrico el Diquís en Costa Rica” (A/HRC/18/35/Add.8). Desde la publicación del informe el Relator Especial ha continuado monitoreando el desarrollo del proceso de consulta sobre el Proyecto Hidroeléctrico El Diquís, incluyendo durante una visita al país en marzo de 2012. En la carta, el Relator Especial hace una serie de preguntas sobre el estado actual del proyecto y asuntos relacionados.
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    20 Feb 2014
    United States of America
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Allegations made in follow up to the observations and recommendations made in the Special Rapporteur’s report, “The situation of indigenous peoples in the United States of America” (A/HRC/21/47/Add.1) of 30 August 2012. Subsequent to the publication of this report, the Special Rapporteur has continued to monitor the situation of indigenous peoples in the United States. The allegations received indicate that many Native American tribes and other indigenous communities still face persistent barriers to the realization of their human rights as indigenous peoples, including with respect to land and sacred places, preservation of their languages and cultural artefacts, and the welfare of their children and communities. In addition, the Special Rapporteur has received information regarding ongoing grievances with special legal and policy regimes that affect indigenous peoples in Maine, Alaska, Hawaii and Guam.
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    18 Feb 2014
    Papua New Guinea
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  • business
Alleged negative impact of large-scale land acquisitions under the Special Agricultural and Business Leases (‘SABLs’) scheme on human rights. According to the information received, large-scale land acquisitions have been granted without due respect for legal procedures and safeguards and have negatively impacted the ability of indigenous communities to maintain customary land use patterns, sustain their traditional way of living, access land and secure their rights to food and water. Reportedly, concessions for the development of customary land have been granted without consultation and consent, and there have been incidents of violence or intimidation against landowners who expressed opposition to the SABLs.
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    28 Jan 2014
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • business
Allegations of discrimination against the indigenous Evenki “Dylacha” community. According to the information received, “Dylacha” is an indigenous Evenki obshchina (clan community) founded in 1992 and located in Bauntovski Evenkiisky District, Baikal region, Republic of Buryatia. Dylacha held a license to carry out mining and related processing of nephrite, a type of jade. The livelihood of the indigenous peoples of the Baikal region has been based on mining and processing of nephrite for hundreds of years. Reportedly, although Dylacha has complied with relevant Russian legislation and regulations in carrying out its activities, including its mining operations, Government authorities have dissolved Dylacha alleging that its activities were in violation of Russian legislation. Specifically, it was alleged that the community is not permitted to carry out “non-traditional activities" but only has the right to generate earnings from fishing, hunting and reindeer husbandry. These actions against Dylacha have allegedly caused it to experience significant economic hardship.
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14 May 2014
    23 Jan 2014
    Colombia
    JUA
  • indigenous peoples
  • executions
  • torture
Alegaciones de riesgo de ejecución del Sr. Flaminio Onogama Gutiérrez, líder del grupo indígena Embera Chamí, y el asesinato de los Sres. Berlain Saigama Javari y Jhon Braulio Saigama, también líderes del mismo grupo indígena Embera Chamí, por miembros de los “grupos armados ilegales post desmovilización”. Segun las informaciones recibidas, el 1 de enero de 2014, los Sres. el Sr. Berlain Saigama Javari y el Sr. Jhon Braulio Saigama, sobrinos del Sr. Flaminio Onogama Gutiérrez, habrían sido acuchillados y asesinados por supuestos miembros del dicho grupo los “grupos armados ilegales post desmovilización”, en el municipio de El Dovio, Departamento del Valle de Cauca, Colombia. Los cuerpos de los individuos anteriormente mencionados, que presentarían señas de haber sido torturados, fueron encontrados el mismo día. El 30 y 31 de diciembre de 2013, miembros armados del grupo los “grupos armados ilegales post desmovilización” habrían entrado a la comunidad de La Esperanza buscando al Sr. Flaminio Onogama Gutiérrez y habrían cuestionado a los individuos mencionados por el paradero del Sr. Flaminio Onogama Gutiérrez. El 2 de enero de 2014, se reportó que un grupo de individuos, identificado por testigos como miembros de los “grupos armados ilegales post desmovilización”, regresarían a la comunidad de La Esperanza preguntando por el paradero del Sr. Flaminio Onogama.
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22 Apr 2014
    20 Jan 2014
    Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
    UA
  • indigenous peoples
Algeciones sobre la situación del Consejo Nacional de Ayllus y Markas del Qullasuyu (CONAMAQ). Según las informaciónes recibidas, el 10 de diciembre de 2013 por la noche, un grupo de personas intentaron a entrar violentamente a la sede del Consejo Nacional de Ayllus y Markas del Qullasuyu (CONAMAQ) en la ciudad de La Paz. Según la información se informa, los responsables forman parte de un grupo afiliado acon el Gobierno de Bolivia quienes alegan que ellos son los verdaderos representantes del CONAMAQ. Según las alegaciones recibidas, estos sucesos guardan relación con el desacuerdo que desde varios años han expresado autoridades del CONAMAQ con las políticas del Gobierno en materia de derechos de los pueblos indígenas. Se ha alegado que el grupo de personas que tomaron la sede de CONAMAQ no constituyen autoridades indígenas elegidas de conformidad con las tradiciones y costumbres de los pueblos indígenas representados por esa organización.
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28 Feb 2014
    13 Jan 2014
    United States of America
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Allegations concerning the efforts of the Jemez Pueblo indigenous people to recover traditional lands located within the Valles Caldera National Preserve in New Mexico. According to the information received, the area currently known as the Valles Caldera National Preserve and surrounding areas in the Jemez Mountains of New Mexico are part of the traditional territory of the Jemez Pueblo indigenous people by virtue of the Pueblo’s historical use and occupancy. The Jemez Pueblo have continued to access the area and carry out traditional cultural and religious activities despite it having been granted by the United States to private parties in the latter half of the 19th century and also despite the subsequent acquisition of this area by the United States and the creation of the Valles Caldera National Preserve in 2000. It is reported that the Jemez Pueblo did not agree or consent to the granting of these lands to private parties or their taking by the federal Government. The Jemez Pueblo indigenous people currently seek the return of the area encompassing the Valles Caldera National Preserve.
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29 Apr 2014
    10 Jan 2014
    Kenya
    UA
  • indigenous peoples
Alleged imminent threat of eviction faced by the Sengwer indigenous people. According to the information received, police are poised to forcibly evict Sengwer indigenous people from their homes in the Embobut Forest area. For centuries, the Sengwer indigenous people, also known as the Cherangany indigenous people, have lived, hunted and gathered in the Embobut Forest area in the Rift Valley of Kenya. Sengwer continue to live in or near the Embobut Forest and to engage in cultural and subsistence practices in the area. According to reports, police forces have been gathering in the Embobut Forest area in preparation of evictions ordered by the Government in pursuit of forest and water conservation objectives. Sources report that since the 1970s Kenyan authorities have made repeated attempts to forcibly evict the Sengwer from the forest for resettlement in other areas.
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    02 Jan 2014
    Brazil
    UA
  • indigenous peoples
Allegations of escalating violence against Tenharim indigenous people in the state of Amazonas, including alleged attacks against a Tenharim leader and villagers. According to the information received, longstanding tensions have existed between Tenharim indigenous people living on the reserve and non-indigenous people in the area over land issues. In early December 2013, a Tenharim village chief was reportedly killed. Subsequently, 3 area residents disappeared and local residents have alleged that the disappearances were an act of reprisal carried out by Tenharim community members in response to the death of their leader. On 25 December 2013, indigenous people from the Tenharim reserve and from other indigenous communities in the area were in the town centre of Humaitá when a crowd of local residents began to harass them. The crowd grew to an estimated 3,000 people who reportedly set fire to the local headquarters of FUNAI (Fundação Nacional do Índio) and Funasa (Fundação Nacional de Saúde), two State agencies working with indigenous communities in the area.
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    31 Dec 2013
    Ecuador
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
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  • indigenous peoples
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Presunto cierre de una organización que trabaja por derechos medioambientales y de los pueblos indígenas de la Amazonía, basado en el Decreto no. 16. Según las informaciones recibidas, miembros de la Fundación Pachamama habrían participado pacíficamente en una manifestación contra la XI Ronda Petrolera en Quito el 28 de noviembre de 2013, durante la cual se alega que habrían tenido lugar actos de agresión contra representantes internacionales. El 1 de diciembre de 2013, se habría acusado públicamente a la Fundación Pachamama de estar involucrada en dichos actos violentos. El 4 de diciembre de 2013, un operativo habría cerrado su sede, citando la participación de ésta en la manifestación del 28 de noviembre e invocando causales de disolución del Decreto Ejecutivo no. 16. Se informa también, que el 26 de diciembre de 2013, la directora de la Fundación Pachamama, la Sra. María Belén Páez, habría sido sujeta a actos intimidatorios por desconocidos. El Decreto Ejecutivo No. 16 fue el objeto de una carta de alegación enviada el 16 de septiembre de 2013, ver A/HRC/25/74, caso no. ECU 1/2013.
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    20 Dec 2013
    Argentina
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Alegaciones de ataques físicos contra familiares de un defensor de derechos humanos. Según las informaciones recibidas, el hijo de Félix Díaz fue amenazado de muerte el 28 de junio de 2012. En enero de 2013, habría muerto un sobrino de Félix Díaz de una fractura de cráneo presuntamente a causa de un ataque. El 3 de mayo de 2013, el hijo de Félix Díaz fue atacado por un grupo de 30 personas. El 27 de noviembre de 2013, la hija de Félix Díaz habría sido asaltada por un hombre armado con cuchillo. El 29 de noviembre de 2013, la esposa de Félix Díaz habría sido asaltada en las inmediaciones de su casa.
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26 Mar 2014
    06 Dec 2013
    Guatemala
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • indigenous peoples
Supuestos actos de intimidación en contra de tres magistrados. Según la información recibida, los magistrados María Cristina Fernández García, Herberth Arturo Valencia Aquino y Érick Gustavo Santiago de León, integrantes de la Sala Tercera de la Corte de Apelaciones del ramo Civil y Mercantil, habrían sido atacados en distintos medios de comunicación por haber dictado sentencias, en las cuales se amparó a comunidades indígenas que denunciaron la violación al derecho a la propiedad ancestral sobre la tierra y el territorio de los pueblos indígenas. Estos actos de intimidación vendrían de particulares y de funcionarios públicos y se enmarcarían en un clima creciente de actos de intimidación y desprestigio contra defensores y defensoras de los derechos humanos, incluyendo a operadores de justicia. Se alega además que, debido a la presión a la que estarían siendo sometidos estos magistrados, otros jueces no estarían dispuestos a defender los derechos de los pueblos indígenas.
Alleged victims: 3
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    18 Nov 2013
    Other actors
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Letter concerning recent developments regarding the nomination and declaration of World Heritage sites by the World Heritage Committee. In this letter, the Special Rapporteur notes that the World Heritage Committee will hold a discussion on potential reforms to site nomination criteria and the Advisory Bodies’ evaluation process at its next annual session. According to the information received, reform efforts have arisen mainly due to the difficulties in the nomination process of the Pimachiowin Aki site in Canada, an indigenous-led nomination developed through a collaborative process between the Government of Canada and First Nations. The site was nominated as “mixed property” for both, its cultural and natural significance under the Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention. However, the World Heritage Committee reportedly deferred the Pimachiowin Aki nomination in large part because the Advisory Bodies were unable to concurrently consider natural and cultural values under the present criteria and evaluation processes.
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04 Dec 2013
    14 Nov 2013
    United Republic of Tanzania
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • mercenaries
Alleged forcible eviction and other alleged human rights violations affecting indigenous Maasai pastoralists. According to the information received, Sukenya Farm is a locality encompassing approximately 12,617 acres in the Loliondo Division, Ngorongoro District, in the Arusha Region. Reportedly, Sukenya Farm is a large grazing area that constitutes part of the ancestral territories of Maasai pastoralists. Maasai groups have used this territory to carry out their traditional activities including grazing cattle and accessing important water sources. In 1984, the Government of Tanzania in conjunction with the Ngorongoro District Council allocated 10,000 acres within the then Soitsambu village to the parastatal company Tanzanian Breweries Limited (TBL). Subsequently, in 2006, TBL sold its remaining 96-year leasehold to a tourism company known as Tanzania Conservation Limited (TCL). It is reported that since the 2006 evictions, private security guards connected to TCL and local police have continually subjected Maasai pastoralists to acts of intimidation, harassment, and beatings when they have attempted to graze their cattle or access water points in the disputed land area.
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    11 Nov 2013
    Other actors
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  • business
Follow up to the joint allegation letter OTH 4/2013 dated 4 April 2013 addressed to IAMGOLD Corporation in relation to its alleged activities in Suriname. In the letter, the Working Group and the Special Rapporteur thank IAMGOLD for its response dated 5 June 2013 and its willingness to engage on this issue. The Working Group and Special Rapporteur also provide IAMGOLD with further information on the communications procedure of special procedures of the Human Rights Council. The Special Rapporteur further refers to earlier comments on this case published in his last annual report to the Human Rights Council on communications sent, observations and replies received (A/HRC/24/41/Add.4).
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11 Feb 2014
    07 Nov 2013
    Chile
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Alegaciones sobre la reciente aprobación del estudio de impacto ambiental para el proyecto minero El Morro por parte del Servicio de Evaluación Ambiental de Chile. En la carta, el Relator Especial también expresa su preocupación sobre una nota emitida el 9 de octubre de 2013 por el Director Nacional de la Corporación Nacional de Desarrollo Indígena (CONADI) relativa al proyecto y que hace referencia de manera incompleta a unas declaraciones que el Relator Especial previamente había hecho sobre el tema del deber estatal de consultar a los pueblos indígenas. Por tanto, la comunicación tiene como objeto brindar al Gobierno una clarificación de los puntos que el Relator Especial previamente ha expuesto sobre el deber de la consulta, y solicitar al Gobierno información sobre la forma en que se ha cumplido con ese deber en relación con los pueblos indígenas afectados por el proyecto El Morro.
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    07 Nov 2013
    Canada
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Allegations concerning discrimination in funding and retaliation acts against Ms Cindy Blackstock, Executive Director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada. According to the information received, in 2007, the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada filed a complaint against the Government of Canada before the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal alleging discrimination in the funding provided to First Nations for child welfare. Reportedly, after the case was filed in 2007, Ms Blackstock and the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada experienced what they perceived as several forms of retaliation by the Government of Canada. This allegedly included the monitoring of Ms Blackstock’s personal Facebook page, her professional meetings and presentations, and her Indian Status registry.
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10 Jan 2014
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09 Oct 2015
    01 Nov 2013
    Kenya
    AL
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Allegations concerning the burning of Maasai houses and property and the alleged failure of the Government to provide compensation. According to the information received, on 26 July 2013, a convoy of vehicles arrived in the community of Narasha, Naivsha, in the Great Rift Valley, which is located in the traditional lands of the Maasai people. Throughout that day, the group burned numerous Maasai homes destroying items within the houses. It is reported that, while State authorities have promised Narasha community members that they will be compensated for their loss, over two months since the incident no compensation has been provided to the victims. In the meantime, numerous Maasai families have had to endure bouts of rain without any adequate shelter following the destruction of their houses.
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    31 Oct 2013
    Bangladesh
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  • indigenous peoples
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Allegations of violence and other human rights abuses against tribal/ indigenous peoples. According to the information received, members of indigenous peoples of the Chittagong Hill Tracts have experienced murders, harassment, intimidation, religious persecution and sexual violence against indigenous women and children. Allegedly, this violence is linked to land disputes that originate from Government policies that have promoted the migration of Bengali citizens to settle in the Chittagong Hill Tracts over the course of several decades in order to alter the demographic composition of the region. It is reported that the Chittagong Hill Tracts Accord of 1997, providing for the recognition of the Chittagong Hills Tracts as a “tribal inhabited region”, the promotion of indigenous cultures, customary laws and rights to customary lands and natural resources, which brought an end to an armed insurgency that arose in the 1970s had not been implemented.
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01 Nov 2013
07 Feb 2014
    09 Sep 2013
    United States of America
    UA
  • indigenous peoples
Allegations concerning the situation of “Veronica”, an indigenous child who is the subject of a custody dispute. According to the information received, Veronica, an almost four year old Cherokee child who is the daughter of Dusten Brown, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, faced judicially ordered removal from her indigenous family and community to the custody of Matt and Melanie Capobianco, a non-indigenous couple. Reportedly, a court in the state of South Carolina awarded custody to the Capobiancos without allowing for a hearing or full determination about the best interests of Veronica, as ordinarily is done when custody or adoption is contested by a biological parent.
Alleged victims: 1
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15 Nov 2013
    04 Sep 2013
    Cameroon
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  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Allégations de tentative de meurtre, d’harcèlement judicaire et de représailles à l’encontre de différents membres de l’organisation MBOSCUDA. Selon les informations reçues, le 1er juillet 2012, M. Jeidoh Duni, juriste au sein de l’organisation MBOSCUDA, aurait fait l’objet d’une tentative de meurtre. Il est allégué que, suite à leur participation en tant que témoins à l’enquête, Messieurs Jeidoh Duni, Adamou Isa, Sali Haman, Dahiru Beloumi et Njawga Duni auraient été sommés de comparaitre devant le tribunal militaire de Bafoussam le 23 avril 2013 pour possession illégale d’armes à feu. Le 10 mai 2013, M. Musa Usman Ndamba, vice-Président de l’organisation MBOSCUDA, aurait comparu devant la cour de Première Instance au Bamenda pour avoir diffusé de fausses informations. Le procès aurait été ajourné au 27 mai 2013, puis au 19 août 2013. Il est allégué que ces différentes mesures pourraient être liées au rapport soumis par l’organisation MBOSCUDA à l’ONU à l’occasion du deuxième examen périodique universel du Cameroun.
Alleged victims: 5
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    03 Sep 2013
    Chile
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
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Presuntas amenazas contra del líder indígena mapuche Francisco Vera Millaquén y su familia con motivo de su trabajo en defensa de los derechos del pueblo indígena mapuche. Según la información recibida, Francisco Vera Millaquén es un werken o dirigente de la comunidad indígena mapuche huilliche de Pepiukelen, en el sector Pargua, región de Los Lagos. Durante varios años, el Sr. Vera Millaquén ha trabajado contra la presencia de empresas salmoneras en el territorio tradicional de la comunidad de Pepiukelen y es reconocido como un defensor de los derechos territoriales del pueblo mapuche a nivel nacional. Desde abril de 2012, el Sr. Vera Millaquén ha denunciado una serie de actos de amenaza de muerte en su contra.
Alleged victims: 1
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01 Oct 2013
    27 Aug 2013
    Honduras
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
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  • indigenous peoples
  • executions
  • mercenaries
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • business
Presunto asesinato, amenazas y otros actos intimidatorios en contra de defensores de derechos medio-ambientales, derechos a la tierra, y derechos de los pueblos indígenas. Según las alegaciones, el 22 de mayo de 2013, Nahum Ricardo Domínguez habría sido el objeto de un acto intimidatorio después de dar unas conferencias de prensa. El 24 de mayo de 2013, Berta Cáceres y Tomás Gómez Membreño, defensores de los derechos del pueblo indígena lenca, habrían sido detenidos en una operación militar. El 15 de julio de 2013, el dirigente indígena lenca Tomás García habría sido asesinado por el Ejército Hondureño durante una manifestación. El 24 de julio de 2013, la comunidad de La Nueva Esperanza habría sido objeto de actos intimidatorios y habrían sido secuestrados temporalmente dos defensores que realizaban labores de acompañamiento internacional a dicha comunidad.
Alleged victims: 11
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20 Sep 2013
    08 Jul 2013
    Philippines
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Alleged harassment and displacement of B’laan indigenous communities in Davao del Sur by members of the Philippine Army. According to the information received, in April 2013, a unit of the Philippine Army landed by helicopter at Sitio Tah Canten, Malawanit, Magsaysay, Davao del Sur, Philippines. Armed confrontations between the New People’s Army (NPA), a Maoist guerrilla organization, and the army battalion ensued. It is alleged that the conflict resulted in the temporary displacement of B’laan indigenous villagers from their houses. In addition, members of the military allegedly harassed and conducted interrogations of B’laan indigenous villagers based on the unsubstantiated suspicion that they were either supporters or members of the NPA.
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    08 Jul 2013
    India
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Alleged recent removal of indigenous consent requirements in the context of infrastructure development projects affecting indigenous forest lands and resources. According to the information received, in February 2013, the Ministry of Environment and Forests allegedly revised previous policy orders that made consent by Gram Sabhas (local village councils) mandatory for projects that involve using forest lands for non-forest purposes such as commercial and development projects and activities. The Ministry of Environment and Forests reportedly created an exemption for consent requirements in the case of modifications to the use of forest lands for the development of what are termed “linear projects”. It is alleged that this consent exemption provision will negatively affect the rights of many indigenous peoples in India who are not “pre-agricultural communities” or “primitive tribal groups” but rather fall under the category of “Forest Dwelling Scheduled Tribes” or “other traditional forest dwellers”. It is feared that the removal of the consent requirement will facilitate the development of potentially damaging projects in traditional forestlands without prior consultation or consent of indigenous peoples.
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09 Jul 2013
    08 Jul 2013
    Colombia
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Alegaciones relacionadas con varios temas en seguimiento al informe del Relator Especial sobre La situación de los pueblos indígenas en Colombia (A/HRC/15/37.Add.3) del 2010. Según la información recibida desde la publicación del informe del Relator Especial, los pueblos indígenas en Colombia han continuado enfrentando una serie de problemas, incluyendo casos de asesinatos, amenazas, desaparición, desplazamientos y confinamientos de miembros de pueblos indígenas; de retrasos en la implementación de planes de salvaguarda y otras medidas de protección a favor de pueblos indígenas en riesgo de extinción; de los riesgos generados por la presencia y actuación de los actores del conflicto armado y la presencia del crimen organizado en los territorios indígenas; de retrasos en los procesos de reconocimiento, ampliación y restitución de territorios indígenas; y de la implementación del deber de la consulta en el contexto de proyectos de industrias extractivas propuestos en o alrededor de territorios indígenas.
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    21 Jun 2013
    Ethiopia
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Alleged resettlement of agro-pastoralist indigenous groups in the lower Omo valley. In this follow-up letter, the Special Rapporteur provides a series of observations and recommendations in accordance with international human rights standards regarding indigenous peoples. In particular, the Special Rapporteur urges the Government to ensure consistency with international standards and with the Ethiopian Constitution of any resettlement efforts in the lower Omo valley. He notes that unless and until resettlement can take place in accordance with these standards and adequate safeguards are put in place to mitigate any unavoidable impacts on human rights, Ethiopia should cease the resettlement of agro-pastoralist individuals groups in lower Omo valley. This communication is a follow-up to an earlier letter sent on 22 October 2012 (A/HRC/22/67).
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20 Aug 2013
    11 Jun 2013
    Israel
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  • indigenous peoples
  • housing
  • water and sanitation
Alleged risk of eviction and forced displacement of a large number of Arab Bedouins in the Naqab (Negev) desert in the south of Israel. According to the information received, the “Law for the Regulation of Bedouin Settlement in the Negev- 2013”, a bill also known as the Prawer-Begin Bill, to be enacted into law in the coming days would lead to the eviction and forced displacement of more than 70,000 Arab Bedouins in the Naqab (Negev) desert in the south of Israel. Allegedly this would mean the destruction of most of the remaining unrecognized Arab Bedouin villages in this region. Concerns also include severance of the historical ties to land by the Bedouin community, strict limits and conditions to access and receive adequate compensation whether in money or land, and the use of force in the form of the deployment of additional police officers in charge of the implementation of this Plan.
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    05 Jun 2013
    United States of America
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Allegations concerning the increasing number of state-level regulations that restrict the religious freedoms of Native American prisoners. According to the information received, indigenous peoples in the United States face high rates of imprisonment with an approximate 29,700 Native Americans incarcerated in prisons across the country as of 2011. Reportedly, while in prison, a significant number of Native Americans rely upon their freedom to carry out traditional religious practices for rehabilitation purposes and as a means to maintain their identity as members of indigenous peoples. However, numerous recent regulations in state correctional facilities have allegedly restricted Native American prisoners from engaging in traditional religious practices and possessing religious items. It is further alleged that the majority of these regulations are modified or created without meaningful consultation with Native Americans beyond processes for general public comment.
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16 Jul 2014
    03 Jun 2013
    Brazil
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Alleged incidents of excessive violence against indigenous peoples in the states of Mato Grosso do Sul and Pará, including the alleged killing of an indigenous person by police authorities. According to the information received, on 30 May 2013, police in Mato Grosso do Sul engaged in a forcible eviction of approximately 1000 indigenous Terena people who for two weeks had occupied a piece of land in the locality of Buriti, officially titled to a private landowner. The land in question is located in an area that the Ministry of Justice had reportedly determined to be indigenous territory. One Terena indigenous man, Mr Oziel Gabriel, was allegedly killed by police gunfire, several others were wounded and ten indigenous people were arrested. Allegations have also been received about the imminent eviction of approximately 150-170 indigenous Kayapo, Arara, Munduruku and Xipaia persons who, since 27 May 2013, had occupied one of the construction sites of the Belo Monte dam in the state of Pará.
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16 Sep 2013
    10 May 2013
    Nicaragua
    UA
  • indigenous peoples
Alegaciones sobre la situación en la reserva Bosawás en la Costa Atlántica de Nicaragua. Según la información recibida, la reserva Bosawás está habitada por varias comunidades indígenas mayagna y miskito, quienes recibieron el reconocimiento legal sobre sus tierras tradicionales dentro de la reserva en 2007. Desde este entonces, el asentamiento ilegal de personas no-indígenas, o colonos, dentro de la reserva ha aumentado dramáticamente. Por varios años, las comunidades indígenas que habitan la reserva Bosawás vienen exigiendo al Gobierno a que se realice la etapa de “saneamiento” de sus tierras. Sin embargo, hasta semanas recientes, el Gobierno no ha avanzado en este proceso. Las comunidades indígenas han amenazado desalojar a los colonos por cuenta propia a la luz de la inacción por parte del Estado. En semanas recientes, tensiones entre los colonos y los indígenas que habitan la reserva han intensificado, resultando en la muerte de un individuo indígena.
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07 Jun 2013
    08 May 2013
    United Republic of Tanzania
    AL
  • indigenous peoples
Allegations concerning the indigenous Maasai pastoralists in the Loliondo Game Controlled Area. According to the information received, on 26 March 2013, the Minister of Environment and Tourism announced plans to declare a corridor of 1500 square km in the Loliondo area as a “game controlled area” in accordance with the Wildlife Management Act of 2009. The Government of Tanzania asserted that the declaration is an effort to address the ongoing land conflicts in the Loliondo area. However, concern is expressed that the Government declared the corridor as a game controlled area in order to reserve that area exclusively for hunting, thereby reducing significantly the areas available to Maasai for grazing their livestock and potentially ultimately leading to their eviction from village lands in that area. The letter follows up on related issues raised by the Special Rapporteur in previous communications (see A/HRC/15/37/Add.1, para 421).
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    17 Apr 2013
    Guatemala
    AL
  • indigenous peoples
Carta de seguimiento sobre el proceso de negociación entre el Gobierno de Guatemala y la Coordinadora de las Comunidades Afectadas por la Hidroeléctrica de Chixoy (COCAHICH). Según la información recibida, en abril de 2010 el Gobierno y la COCAHICH habían firmado un acuerdo para efectivizar el “Plan de Reparación de daños y perjuicios sufridos por las comunidades afectadas por la construcción de la Hidroeléctrica Chixoy”. Sin embargo, hubo retrasos en la firma del mismo por parte del Presidente de la República, así como en la elaboración de una ley y la asignación del presupuesto nacional necesario para la implementación del plan de reparación. La nueva información recibida indica que no se han dado mayores avances en la aprobación de la legislación y del presupuesto necesario para llevar a cabo el Plan de Reparación a favor de las víctimas de la represa Chixoy. La carta da seguimiento a un intercambio de comunicaciones anteriores entre el Relator Especial y el Gobierno de Guatemala (Ref: A/HRC/18/51, GTM 0/2011).
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06 Jan 2014
    05 Apr 2013
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • executions
Supuesto asesinato de un líder indígena. Según la información recibida, el día 3 de marzo de 2013, el Sr. Sabino Romero Izarra, cacique de la comunidad indígena yukpa de Chaktapa, fue matado mientras viajaba en una motocicleta junto con su esposa en la carretera de El Tukuko, en la Sierra de Perijá, estado de Zulia, para participar en elecciones de autoridades indígenas yukpa. La información recibida indica que este hecho ocurrió en el contexto de conflictividad social que ha vivido el pueblo yukpa en la Sierra de Perijá como consecuencia de la reivindicación de sus tierras tradicionales. Esta situación fue objeto de previos intercambios de información entre el Relator Especial sobre los derechos de los pueblos indígenas y el Gobierno de Venezuela (A/HRC/12/34/Add.1, párrs. 448-465 y A/HRC/15/37/Add.1, párrs. 456-461).
Alleged victims: 1
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    04 Apr 2013
    Suriname
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • business
Alleged authorization of new mining rights and the related expansion of a hydroelectric project in the traditional territory of the Saramaka maroon people. According to the information received, the Government has granted new mining rights in Saramaka territories under an agreement to modify the Mineral Agreement of 7 April 1994 and expand the Afobaka hydroelectric dam and reservoir, also in Saramaka territories, as part of the TapaJai project. The mining concessions and the expansion of the Afobaka dam are alleged to contravene the judgment of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in the case of Saramaka People v. Suriname, which affirmed the collective land and resource rights of the Saramaka, a maroon tribal group in northeast Suriname, and ordered the Government of Suriname to legally recognize and protect the land and natural resource rights of indigenous and tribal peoples in the country.
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    04 Apr 2013
    Other actors
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • business
Allegations received regarding the impact of the activities of IAMGOLD on the Saramaka tribal people, in relation to the new mining rights and the expansion of a hydroelectric project. According to the information received, IAMGOLD and its subsidiary Rosebel Gold Mines N.V. have requested and been granted an extension of mining rights in Saramaka territories under an agreement to modify the Mineral Agreement of 7 April 1994 and expand the Afobaka hydroelectric dam and reservoir, also in Saramaka territories, as part of the TapaJai project. The mining concessions and the expansion of the Afobaka dam are alleged to impact adversely on the rights of the Saramaka and contravene the judgment of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in the case of Saramaka People v. Suriname, which affirmed the collective land and resource rights of the Saramaka, a maroon tribal group in northeast Suriname, and ordered the Government of Suriname to legally recognize and protect the land and natural resource rights of indigenous and tribal peoples in the country.
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05 Jun 2013
    04 Apr 2013
    Cameroon
    UA
  • indigenous peoples
Allégations de menaces et de représailles dans le Nord-Ouest du Cameroun visant le peuple autochtone Mbororo. Cette lettre fait suite à la communication envoyée le 25 octobre 2012 (A/HRC/22/67, CMR 4/2012) concernant les allégations de violations des droits de l’homme subies par le peuple Mbororo infligées par un propriétaire foncier local et les allégations selon lesquelles le Gouvernement n’aurait pas agi de façon suffisante pour enquêter, sanctionner et prévenir ces violations de droits de l’homme. Selon les informations reçues, des menaces et des représailles ont été commises à l’encontre de M. Sarli Sardou Nana, membre du peuple autochtone Mbororo, à la suite de la communication envoyée au Gouvernement du Cameroun. D’autres faits de menaces, d’arrestation, de détention et d’agression physique ont été signalés concernant M. Jeidoh Duni, des membres de sa famille et le Lamido Roufai Daitou.
Alleged victims: 3
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    02 Apr 2013
    Kenya
    AL
  • indigenous peoples
Follow up letter on the alleged possible impacts of the Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia Transport Corridor (LAPSSET) project on indigenous peoples inhabiting Lamu County and surrounding areas in Kenya. The letter follows up on a previous communication (A/HRC/22/67, case no KEN 2/2012). The communication raised concerns regarding the effects the LAPSSET project would have on the traditional lands, natural resources and livelihoods of indigenous peoples in Lamu County and surrounding areas, as well as concerns about the lack of information and adequate consultation with potentially affected indigenous peoples. In the follow up letter, the Special Rapporteur presents a series of brief observations outlining the areas of special attention and relevant human rights standards that, in his view, Kenya should take into consideration with respect to the LAPSSET project.
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    28 Mar 2013
    Argentina
    AL
  • indigenous peoples
Observaciones del Relator Especial sobre los posibles efectos del proceso de reforma del código civil y comercial sobre los derechos de los pueblos indígenas. En la carta, el Relator Especial nota que el proceso en curso para reformar el código civil y comercial, así como el futuro proceso de elaboración de legislación específica en materia de la propiedad comunitaria indígena, pudieran representar valiosas oportunidades para incorporar y hacer efectivos los derechos de los pueblos indígenas reconocidos en la Constitución Nacional y los instrumentos internacionales ratificados y aprobados por el Estado argentino. A la vez, enfatiza que el Gobierno debe tomar las medidas necesarias para asegurar que estos importantes procesos de reforma legislativa respondan a las necesidades y las aspiraciones expresadas por los pueblos indígenas del país. La carta da seguimiento a una carta de alegación enviada por el Relator Especial el 14 de diciembre de 2012 (ver A/HRC/23/51, ARG 3/2012).
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30 Jul 2013
    18 Feb 2013
    United States of America
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • violence against women
Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). According to information received, on 12 February 2013, the United States Senate approved Bill S.47, a bipartisan Bill that would reauthorize the VAWA. The Bill is now to be considered by the United States House of Representatives. The Violence against Women Act has steadily expanded funding to address domestic violence and, with each reauthorization, has included historically underserved groups. It has played a crucial role in providing guidance to State and local level governments, and in facilitating their adequate responses to violence against women. The Bill currently being debated contains key provisions that bolster indigenous tribes’ ability to prosecute cases involving violence against indigenous women. The reauthorization of the Act is of upmost importance to continue improving the Government’s ability to hold perpetrators accountable and provide protection to women victims of violence.
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16 May 2013
    12 Feb 2013
    Canada
    AL
  • indigenous peoples
Allegations concerning the situation of residents of the Lake St. Martin First Nation who were evacuated from their reserve by the province of Manitoba. According to the information received, more than 1,400 residents of the Lake St. Martin First Nation, an Anishinabe indigenous community, were evacuated from their reserve in May 2011 by the province of Manitoba in order to divert flood waters that were headed to the city of Winnipeg. The flood waters were diverted into several indigenous communities including the Lake St. Martin reserve. The homes in the Lake St. Martin reserve were destroyed by the flood waters and are currently uninhabitable. The Lake St. Martin First Nation leadership has attempted to continue negotiating with the province of Manitoba to have their permanent homes be in “Site 9”, a location they prefer for its location and potential for economic development initiatives. However it is alleged that neither the provincial government nor the federal government have adequately considered the community’s requests with respect to Site 9 being the location of their new permanent reserve.
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12 Apr 2013
19 Apr 2013
23 Apr 2013
    12 Feb 2013
    Botswana
    AL
  • indigenous peoples
Allegations concerning the situation of the Basarwa and Bakgalagadi indigenous peoples in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. According to the information received, there are approximately 500 to 600 Basarwa and Bakgalagadi indigenous residents living in five communities within the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. Approximately 2,200 to 2,400 Basarwa and Bankgaladi people who were former residents of the Reserve, but who have been evicted from their traditional lands, now live in the resettlement sites of Xere, New Xade and Kaudwane. In the Roy Sesana and Others v. The Attorney General decision of 2006, the High Court of Botswana held that the Government’s refusal to allow the applicants in the case to enter the Reserve unless they were issued with permits was unlawful and unconstitutional. However, the Government has allegedly maintained a position that only the 243 applicants who were named in the Sesana case can return to the Reserve without obtaining a temporary entry permit. Further, indigenous residents in the Reserve have allegedly been criminally prosecuted, arrested, harassed, beaten and intimidated by police and park officials for engaging in their traditional subsistence hunting and gathering activities.
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22 Feb 2013
30 Jul 2013
    16 Jan 2013
    Colombia
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Alegación relativa a la detención de un defensor de derechos humanos. Según la información recibida, Sr. Manuel Antonio Bautista Pequi, miembro de la Asociación de Cabildos Indígenas del Norte del Cauca (ACIN), fue arrestado el 4 de enero de 2013 en Santander de Quilichao por agentes de la policía. De conformidad con las informaciones recibidas, fue imputado del delito de rebelión, al parecer sin pruebas suficientes. Un grupo de indígenas que le acompañaban fueron heridos por elementos policiales del Escuadrón Móvil Antidisturbios (ESMAD). Según lo informado, 139 órdenes de captura contra dirigentes indígenas, incluyendo el Sr. Bautista Pequi, fueron expedidas debido a su participación en los actos de protestas por indígenas Nasa en contra de la presencia de actores armados en su territorio en julio de 2012. Esta última situación motivó una comunicación y una declaración pública del Relator Especial sobre los derechos de los pueblos indígenas en agosto de 2012.
Alleged victims: 1
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03 Apr 2013
    15 Jan 2013
    Costa Rica
    AL
  • indigenous peoples
Carta de seguimiento en relación con el propuesto proyecto hidroeléctrico el Diquis. La carta da seguimiento al informe del Relator Especial sobre el proyecto hidroeléctrico de mayo de 2011 (A/HRC/18/35/Add.8). En la carta, el Relator Especial solicita información sobre los avances en relación con el propuesto proyecto el Diquis y el proceso de consulta correspondiente con los pueblos indígenas afectados, así como información acerca de cuestiones conexas tratadas en su informe, tales como las relativas a tierras y la autonomía indígenas. El Relator Especial también lleva a la atención del Gobierno información recibida respecto de los supuestos actos de violencia en la comunidad de Salitre a inicios de enero de 2013. Según la información recibida, indígenas de la comunidad de Salitre habrían sido atacados por personas no-indígenas que están ocupando tierras dentro del territorio demarcado a favor de la comunidad.
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03 Jun 2013
    02 Jan 2013
    Canada
    UA
  • indigenous peoples
Alleged hunger strike carried out by the Chief of the Attawapiskat First Nation in protest of recent legislative developments as well as the social and economic conditions affecting indigenous peoples in Canada. According to the information received, Chief Theresa Spence of the Attawapiskat First Nation initiated a hunger strike on 11 December 2012 in Parliament Hill in Ottawa in order to protest recent legislative actions alleged to negatively impact indigenous peoples, alleged violations of treaty rights, and ongoing critical social and economic conditions in Attawapiskat and other aboriginal communities in Canada. Various demonstrations by indigenous peoples in Ottawa and other parts of Canada have also been carried out. The hunger strike and protests have been prompted in part by a federal omnibus budget implementation bill introduced by the Prime Minister, the “Jobs and Growth Act, 2012” (Bill C-45), which was recently passed by the Canadian parliament in December 2012. The Attawapiskat First Nation was the subject of earlier communications (see A/HRC/20/30, case no CAN 3/ 2011 and A/HRC/21/49, case no CAN 2/2012).
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01 Feb 2013
04 Feb 2013
    28 Dec 2012
    Philippines
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • executions
  • violence against women
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Alleged continued wave of harassment, stigmatization, threats, and killings of human rights defenders, in particular environmental and indigenous rights defenders, many of whom are women human rights defenders and indigenous leaders. According to the information received, human rights defenders in the Philippines continue to be subjected to increased number of killings, threats, harassment and stigmatization. Reportedly, those individuals and organizations who work to defend the right to the enjoyment of a clean, safe, healthy and sustainable environment and those working to defend indigenous and land rights, including women indigenous leaders, are particularly targeted. Information was received of the increased stigmatization of human rights defenders, in particular those who campaign peacefully against large scale mining projects which infringe on the rights of communities, who are allegedly accused by the Armed Forces of the Philippines as being supporters, sympathizers or members of the New People’s Army or other armed groups.
Alleged victims: 13
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    28 Dec 2012
    Mexico
    AL
  • indigenous peoples
Alegaciones de posibles impactos negativos sobre los derechos humanos del pueblo indígena ikojts (o huave) a raíz de la construcción de un parque eólico en San Dionisio del Mar, Oaxaca. Según la información recibida, en años recientes, el Gobierno federal mexicano y el gobierno estatal de Oaxaca han promovido un proyecto eólico que afectaría las tierras tradicionales de la comunidad de San Dionisio del Mar y de las demás comunidades que conforman el pueblo ikojts, las cuales son formalmente reconocidas como tierras comunales bajo el régimen agrario nacional. Se alega que el proyecto eólico en San Dionisio del Mar no fue debidamente autorizado por la asamblea comunitaria, la cual es la principal entidad representativa compuesta por miembros de la comunidad. La principal preocupación expresada por miembros del pueblo ikojts en relación con el proyecto eólico gira en torno a los posibles impactos ambientales que generaría la construcción del proyecto eólico sobre el mar, las lagunas, las áreas costeras y los manglares de los que dependen para sus actividades tradicionales de pesca a lo largo del Golfo de Tehuantepec y el complejo lagunar Huave.
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29 Jan 2013
13 Oct 2015
    28 Dec 2012
    Colombia
    UA
  • indigenous peoples
Supuesto desplazamiento de cinco comunidades del pueblo Awá a raíz de un operativo militar en el resguardo Awá de Magüí. Según la información recibida, el día 2 de diciembre de 2012 un contingente del ejército, con apoyo de la fuerza aérea, realizó un ataque en contra de un campamento de las Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) que se encontraba dentro del resguardo indígena Awá de Magüí, municipio de Ricaurte, Nariño. El bombardeo militar resultó en daños a las viviendas de la población y de la infraestructura vial, y se produjo el desplazamiento masivo de cinco comunidades del resguardo, representando un total de 219 familias o 807 personas indígenas Awá. Las comunidades desplazadas se encuentran en una zona de difícil acceso debido a los enfrentamientos entre el ejército y la guerrilla y a la presencia de minas antipersonal instaladas por la guerrilla. Esta situación ha causado que los miembros de estas comunidades no puedan regresar a sus hogares o acceder a sus tierras de cultivo. Ello también ha dificultado la entrega de ayuda humanitaria suficiente para la población desplazada.
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26 Feb 2013
    14 Dec 2012
    Argentina
    AL
  • indigenous peoples
Alegaciones sobre los posibles efectos del proceso de reforma del código civil y comercial sobre los derechos de los pueblos indígenas. Según la información recibida, en junio de 2012, el poder ejecutivo presentó ante el Senado de la Nación un anteproyecto de reforma de código civil y comercial. No obstante el hecho de que la reforma del código civil y comercial es ampliamente reconocida como un proceso necesario, las disposiciones del anteproyecto relativas a los derechos de los pueblos indígenas, en particular respecto a la regulación de la propiedad comunitaria indígena, han generado preocupaciones entre los pueblos y organizaciones indígenas de Argentina. La información recibida indica que las principales preocupaciones relacionadas con el contenido del anteproyecto de reforma del código civil y comercial giran en torno a los criterios utilizados para el reconocimiento de la propiedad comunitaria indígena, la caracterización y alcance de los derechos de los pueblos indígenas sobre sus tierras y recursos naturales tradicionales, y posibles limitaciones en el reconocimiento de las formas propias de organización y representación de los pueblos indígenas.
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16 Jan 2013
    27 Nov 2012
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Alleged closure of the Russian Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North by Government authorities. According to the information received, the Russian Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North (RAIPON) is an organization formed in 1990 to promote the human rights of indigenous peoples in the North, Siberia and Far East regions of the Russian Federation. The organization represents 41 indigenous groups and around 34 regional and ethnic organizations, and has various regional offices throughout the Russian Federation. RAIPON’s work has focused on issues related to the protection of indigenous traditional lands, self-governance and social, economic and cultural development. In November 2012, the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation ordered the suspension of RAIPON’s activities until April 2013 reportedly due to noncompliance of the organization’s charter and statutes with Russian federal legislation. RAIPON has previously attempted to adjust its internal statutes to meet the Ministry of Justice’s requirements. However, it has been reported that those changes have not been considered acceptable by the Ministry of Justice.
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24 Jan 2013
    06 Nov 2012
    Brazil
    UA
  • indigenous peoples
Allegations concerning the human rights situation of the Guarani-Kaiowá community of Pyelito Kue/Mbarakay in Mato Grosso do Sul who allegedly face the risk of eviction from lands considered to be their traditional territory. According to the information received, since November 2011, 170 members of the Guarani-Kaiowá community of Pyelito Kue/Mbarakay in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul have occupied a two hectare area within lands they consider to be part of their ancestral territory, after armed men allegedly connected to local landowners destroyed their previous settlement. This occupation is allegedly the result of the community’s frustration over delays in the Government’s demarcation of its lands. At the request of the plantation owners, a federal court ordered the eviction of the Pyelito Kue/Mbarakay community in September 2012. Due to outcries by the community and action by the National Indian Foundation (FUNAI), this order was suspended on 29 October 2012 pending the completion of the anthropological studies needed for the demarcation of the community’s lands and on the condition that community members to remain only within a one hectare area, and not the two hectare area they have settled since November 2011. However, the Pyelito Kue/Mbarakay community still faces the threats of violence and reprisals from local landowners.
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    31 Oct 2012
    Philippines
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  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • executions
  • food
Allegations concerning the situation of oil palm cultivation in Higaonon indigenous communities in the municipality of Opol, Misamis Oriental in southern Philippines, as well as the alleged killing of an indigenous Higaonon leader who had protested against the oil palm cultivation. According to the allegations received, local government officials have actively promoted and facilitated oil palm plantations within Opol, Misamis Oriental without consideration of the land and natural resource rights of the indigenous peoples in the area. The alleged removal of Higaonon community members from their lands to make way for oil palm cultivation has reportedly led to the serious disruption of Higaonon agricultural and other traditional practices in their ancestral lands. It has also been alleged that Higaonon leaders who have actively opposed and criticized oil palm operations have been threatened and assaulted by company employees and in some cases by law enforcement officials. In this connection, information has been received regarding the shooting death of Gilbert Paborada, an indigenous Higaonon leader who had protested against oil palm operations.
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    25 Oct 2012
    Cameroon
    AL
  • indigenous peoples
Allégations des violations graves et continues des droits de l’homme subies par le peuple autochtone Mbororo dans la région du Nord-Ouest du Cameroun, dans un secteur appartenant à un propriétaire foncier local. Selon les informations reçues, les violations du peuple Mbororo concernent la dépossession de leurs terres; les emprisonnements illégaux et injustes; la perte du bétail; l’affaiblissement de leurs structures dirigeantes et de leurs institutions; et l’exploitation sexuelle des femmes Mbororo. Des préoccupations sont exprimées quant au fait que les autorités n’auraient pas pris des mesures suffisantes pour enquêter, sanctionner et prévenir les supposées violations des droits de l’homme commises contre des membres du people autochtone Mbororo.
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19 Nov 2013
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19 Nov 2013
    22 Oct 2012
    Ethiopia
    AL
  • indigenous peoples
Allegations received concerning agricultural development in the lower Omo valley associated with the construction of the Gibe III hydroelectric project, as well as the Government’s “villagization” programme. According to the information received, resettlements of indigenous agro-pastoralist groups is underway in the lower Omo valley and the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ Region to make way for the Government’s proposed development plans for the regions. The resettlements are reportedly part of the Ethiopian Government’s larger “villagization” program instituted in at least four other regions of the country. The villagization program reportedly consists of the relocation of pastoralist, agro-pastoralist and shifting cultivators into sedentary villages where they are supposedly provided with improved social services, housing and infrastructure. Numerous concerns have been raised in relation to this programme, including that the Government has failed to obtain the consent of affected indigenous groups prior to resettlement and the lack of services provided at resettlement sites. The Gibe III hydroelectric project was the subject of previous exchanges with the Government of Ethiopia (A/HRC/21/47/Add.3, case no. ETH 1/2011).
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    15 Oct 2012
    Nepal
    AL
  • indigenous peoples
Allegations regarding the ongoing barriers to the effective protection of indigenous peoples’ rights in Nepal. According to the information received, the Constituent Assembly, which was tasked with drafting a new Constitution in Nepal, was dissolved in May 2012, reportedly due to disagreements regarding the reorganization of the Nepali state under a federal structure defined along ethnic lines, This federal structure had been supported by indigenous representatives. With the dissolution of the Constituent Assembly and the current proposals for the creation of an entirely new body to take its place, concerns have been expressed that the progress made by indigenous members of the former Constituent Assembly could be lost. In addition, as a result of ongoing disagreements over the nature of the federal structure to be established in Nepal, incidents of criminal persecution of indigenous leaders in the country have been reported. Finally, various domestic laws still require reform in order to comply with relevant international standards. This letter follows up on the recommendations made in a 2009 report of the Specail Rapporteur (A/HRC/12/34/Add.3) as well as a communication of 29 January 2010 (A/HRC/15/37/Add.1).
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04 Apr 2013
    15 Oct 2012
    Guatemala
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Alegaciones de actos de violencia y uso desproporcionado de la fuerza contra manifestantes pacíficos en el contexto de unas protestas en la cumbre de Alaska, jurisdicción de Santa Catarina Ixtahuacán, Sololá. Según la información recibida, el jueves 4 de octubre de 2012, aproximadamente unos 15.000 a 20.000 miembros de comunidades indígenas habrían participado en unas protestas pacíficas para denunciar la reforma constitucional, la reforma de la carrera magisterial y el alto precio de la energía eléctrica. Se habrían producido serios enfrentamientos entre las fuerzas del ejército y los manifestantes, resultando en la muerte del Sr. José Eusebio Puac Baquiax, del Sr. Santos Hernández Menchú, del Sr. Jesús Baltazar Caxaj Puac, del Sr. Arturo Félix Sapón Yaxm, del Sr. Jesús Francisco Puac Ordóñez y del Sr. Rafael Nicolás Batz, y más de 33 personas fueron heridas, incluyendo por intoxicación de gases lacrimógenos.
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09 Jan 2013
    08 Oct 2012
    Brazil
    AL
  • indigenous peoples
Alleged violent attacks against the Guarani – Kaiowá indigenous community of Arrio Korá, which reportedly resulted in the disappearance and possible death of one community member. According to the information received, the Arrio Korá historically inhabited lands in the Mato Grosso do Sol region until the 1940s when they were displaced from their traditional lands to make way for non-indigenous settlers who came to the area to engage in large-scale agribusiness. On or about 10 August 2012, Arrio Korá community members began a peaceful protest that involved reoccupation of their claimed lands, reportedly in response to ongoing delays by the Government in resolving their land claims. As the protests were about to start, some 50 armed gunmen arrived and shot at the protestors. This situation is reportedly part of a broader pattern of violence between local farmers and indigenous communities in the context of efforts by indigenous peoples in Mato Grosso do Sul to attempt to regain rights over ancestral lands that are under the control of non-indigenous occupants.
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    19 Sep 2012
    Suriname
    AL
  • indigenous peoples
Alleged situation of health and environmental problems and land rights issues affecting the Wayana indigenous communities of Puleowime (Apetina) and Kawemhakan (Anapayke) in Southeastern Suriname. According to the information received, the communities of Apetina and Anapayke have suffered health, environmental and other problems due to the alleged presence of small-scale gold mining operations in their traditional lands. Concerns are also raised about the potential impacts of a proposed hydroelectric project on the traditional lands of the Apetina and Anapayke communities. These issues relate in large part, according to the information received, to the lack of legal recognition and protection of the communities’ lands.
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    07 Sep 2012
    Peru
    AL
  • indigenous peoples
Alegaciones sobre la situación de posibles riesgos que enfrentan miembros de los pueblos indígenas que viven en situación de aislamiento o contacto inicial en la Reserva Territorial Kugapakori, Nahua, Nanti y otros a raíz de la ampliación del proyecto de gas Camisea en la región amazónica del Perú. Según la información recibida, el Ministerio de Minas y Energía habría aprobado una evaluación de impacto ambiental para la expansión de actividades del proyecto de gas Camisea. Se alega que los pueblos indígenas en situación de aislamiento y contacto inicial que habitan la Reserva Territorial Kugapakori, Nahua, Nanti y otros han sufrido graves impactos a su salud, vidas, culturas y territorios debido a exploraciones hidrocarburíferas pasadas y actuales en la región, incluyendo el proyecto Camisea. Debido a los antecedentes de las actividades hidrocarburíferas en el territorio que comprende la reserva, se han expresado graves preocupaciones sobre los planes de expansión del proyecto de gas Camisea por parte del Estado peruano, especialmente dentro de la Reserva Territorial Kugapakori, Nahua, Nanti y otros.
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09 Nov 2012
15 Nov 2012
14 Dec 2012
    04 Sep 2012
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    UA
  • indigenous peoples
Alegaciones sobre la reciente masacre de indígenas yanomami de la comunidad Irotatheri, en el Estado de Amazonas, por mineros ilegales. Según la información recibida, numerosas personas de esta comunidad indígena, hasta unas 80 personas fueron asesinadas por los mineros ilegales. Esto ha generado graves preocupaciones sobre la situación del pueblo yanomami en la zona fronteriza con Brasil que por años ha denunciado la presencia de mineros ilegales en su territorio tradicional. Se ha indicado que el Estado no ha tomado medidas efectivas para controlar y detener la entrada de estos mineros ilegales, lo que también requeriría acciones conjuntas con el Gobierno de Brasil. Se ha informado que una denuncia sobre estos hechos fue presentada a la Defensoría del Pueblo del Estado Amazonas y al Fiscal Superior del Estado Amazonas y que el Ministerio Público ha designado una comisión para investigar estos hechos.
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17 Sep 2012
    21 Aug 2012
    United States of America
    UA
  • indigenous peoples
Alleged imminent demolition by the United States Army War College, of one of the last standing structures connected to the former Carlisle Indian Industrial School, a site of deep historical significance to indigenous peoples throughout the country. According to the information received, the Carlisle Indian Industrial School, established in 1879 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, was the first boarding school to house Native American children outside of their reservation homelands. After the school closed in 1918, the premises were reclaimed by the U.S. Army as part of the Carlisle Barracks, however certain parts of the school were subsequently designated as a National Historic Landmark. The farmhouse was excluded from this designation, despite being actively used for housing and educational purposes for indigenous children. Recently, the U.S. Army War College, located at the Carlisle Barracks, announced its plans to raze the farmhouse in August or September of 2012 in order to make way for four new housing units for its personnel. As the farmhouse was not designated as a National Historic Landmark the War College is allegedly taking the position that does not have to consult with the relevant state agency, nor with interested indigenous peoples.
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04 Feb 2013
    21 Aug 2012
    United States of America
    UA
  • indigenous peoples
Alleged imminent sale of land located within the Black Hills, South Dakota, considered to be a site of great spiritual significance to the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota indigenous peoples. According to the information received the site known as Pe’ Sla is located on the Reynolds Prairie in the Black Hills, which has been owned by the Reynolds family since the 1870s. Over the years, members of the owners of Reynolds Prairie had permitted Sioux peoples to enter the land and conduct their traditional ceremonies at Pe’ Sla, however recently, the family recently announced its intention to sell some land during a land sale auction on 25 August 2012. The Lakota, Dakota and Nakota indigenous peoples fear the sale may result in restrictions on future access to Pe’ Sla. There is also concern over the state of South Dakota’s reported intention to pave a gravel road through Pe’ Sla, in order to facilitate logging and recreational activities in the area. Reportedly the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota peoples have begun a fundraising effort in order to recover this sacred site.
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02 Jan 2013
    16 Aug 2012
    New Zealand
    AL
  • indigenous peoples
Alleged exclusion of the Mangakahia Whanau from the Treaty of Waitangi settlement process. According to the information received, Mangakahia Whanau is a Maori iwi (tribe) numbering over one thousand people whose ancestral territory is located in the Hauraki District. Reportedly, the New Zealand Government’s policy of negotiating treaty settlements with large Maori groupings or collectives, rather than individual tribes, has resulted in the claims of the Mangakahia Whanau not being adequately addressed by the collective with whom the Government is negotiating, the Hauraki Collective. Furthermore, the Hauraki Collective purports to act on behalf of Mangakahia Whanau, without its authorization or consent. This is of special concern since the Hauraki Collective reportedly intends to claim reparations that would otherwise be due to the Mangakahia Whanau under the treaty settlement process.
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21 Aug 2012
18 Oct 2012
06 Nov 2012
    16 Aug 2012
    Kenya
    AL
  • indigenous peoples
Allegations concerning the possible negative impacts of the Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia Transport Corridor (LAPSSET) project on indigenous peoples inhabiting Lamu County and surrounding areas in Kenya. According to the information received, the LAPSSET project is a major infrastructure development project that will span three countries: Kenya, South Sudan and Ethiopia. It will consist of a major shipping port in Lamu County, in the northeastern coast of Kenya, as well as the construction of a major highway, resort cities, airport, oil refinery and pipeline that would interconnect the three countries. There are reportedly serious concerns regarding the effects that the construction of this project would have on the traditional lands, natural resources, and livelihoods of indigenous peoples in Lamu County and surrounding areas. Nevertheless, according to the information received there have not been adequate consultations carried out with affected indigenous communities and they have received very little information about the project and its potential effects on their rights.
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    07 Aug 2012
    Colombia
    UA
  • indigenous peoples
Alegación sobre la situación de los pueblos indígenas en el norte del Cauca, que han sido afectados por el conflicto armado entre grupos irregulares de la FARC y la Fuerza Pública. Según la información recibida, existe una vulnerabilidad continua del pueblo nasa y otros pueblos indígenas frente a la presencia militar y enfrentamientos armados dentro de sus territorios, especialmente en el norte del Cauca. Se alega que la presencia tanto del ejército como de grupos armados irregulares contribuye a las condiciones de violencia que han resultado en un gran número de muertos, heridos y daños a propiedades indígenas.
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    03 Aug 2012
    Chile
    AL
  • indigenous peoples
Alegaciones sobre la situación del supuesto uso excesivo de la fuerza por parte de la policía contra menores de edad en relación con actos de protesta ocurridas en la región de Araucanía. En la carta, el Relator Especial sobre los derechos de los pueblos indígenas comunica su adhesión a las expresiones de preocupación por esta situación que fueron transmitidas por el Relator Especial sobre la promoción y protección de libertad expresión y opinión; el Relator Especial sobre el derecho de libertad de reunión y asociación pacíficas; la Relatora Especial sobre la situación de los defensores de los derechos humanos; y el Relator especial sobre ejecuciones extrajudiciales, sumarias y arbitrarias, en su carta con fecha 31 de julio de 2012 (Ref. CHL 3/2012). El Relator Especial solicita al Gobierno que, además de contestar a las preguntas planteadas por los Relatores Especiales en la carta del 31 de julio de 2012, le proporcione información actualizada sobre los pasos que el Gobierno ha realizado para tratar el asunto de tierras indígenas mapuche y de asegurar un comportamiento adecuado policial frente a actos de protesta social relativo a los reclamos territoriales indígenas
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13 Aug 2012
07 Sep 2012
    06 Jul 2012
    Other actors
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • indigenous peoples
  • housing
  • food
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Alleged negative impacts on human rights of affected communities of a proposed Bangladesh domestic policy permitting the construction of an open-pit coal mine in the township of Phulbari. Concerns transmitted to GCM Resources plc, which through its subsidiary Asia Energy Corporation (Bangladesh) Pty Ltd works under a contract with the Government of Bangladesh on the Phulbari Coal Mine project. According to information received, the open-pit coal mine in Phulbari, if constructed, would have a significant impact on food production and access by destroying approximately 12,000 acres of productive agricultural land, and on water access by lowering the water table 12 to 25 metres and potentially poisoning water sources. The proposed mine would allegedly displace up to 220,000 people over time, 50,000 of whom are indigenous peoples belonging to 23 different tribal groups. Current plans reportedly do not provide adequate compensation or resettlement, and have not included consultations with affected communities. Finally, allegations have been raised concerning continued efforts to stop human rights defenders from protesting the Phulbari coal mine and the resulting infringements on their rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly.
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31 Jan 2013
    04 Jun 2012
    Guatemala
    AL
  • indigenous peoples
Seguimiento a una carta enviada el 14 de octubre de 2011 en relación con las alegaciones recibidas sobre las comunidades indígenas afectadas por el proyecto de construcción de una planta cementera en el municipio de San Juan Sacatepéquez, con observaciones y recomendaciones del Relator Especial sobre el caso (Véase también A/HRC/19/44 y A/HRC/21/47.Add.3).
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07 Aug 2012
    24 May 2012
    Finland
    AL
  • indigenous peoples
Allegations concerning a decision by the Finland Supreme Administrative Court has the effect of diminishing Sami self-determination. According to the information received, in order to register on the Sami electoral roll to elect representatives of the Sami Parliament, the Parliament has required that potential registrants meet both self-identification and language requirements. On the basis of these criteria, the Sami Parliament of Finland declined to admit four individuals onto its electoral register. However, in September 2011, the Finland Supreme Administrative Court reversed the decision of the Sami Parliament and decided that self-identification by any person with any ancestor registered as “Lapp” dating back to as far as 1763 should be a sufficient criterion for registration. Concern is expressed that elimination of the language requirement for registration to the electoral roll will result in an influx of registrants to the electoral roll and a diluting of Sami decision-making power within the Sami Parliament.
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09 Jul 2012
    22 May 2012
    Ethiopia
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • indigenous peoples
  • executions
  • housing
  • minority issues
Alleged incidents of violence, including against members of the Anywa community and the deteriorating security situation in the Gambella region following the involuntary displacement of communities from the region. According to the information received, recent violent incidents in the region have been triggered by the forced displacement of the minority/indigenous people of Gambella from their traditional territories which they have inhabited for centuries, in order to make way for agro business enterprises supported by the Government. Reportedly, in a series of events between February and May 2012, military forces have killed, injured, detained, or taken to unknown locations dozens of civilians, including Anywa people living in the Gambella region in general and in Abobo Woreda district in particular. These events were allegedly carried out in retaliation for killings by unknown gunmen of two police officers and numerous civilians. Several of these incidents were allegedly carried out in or around camps of Saudi Star Agro Plc., one of the two biggest foreign investors in the region.
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    10 May 2012
    Canada
    AL
  • indigenous peoples
Follow up letter concerning the situation of the Attawapiskat community and broader issues related to the economic and social situation of First Nations in Canada. The follow up letter contains observations of the Special Rapporteur on the Attawapiskat situation as well as additional questions in light of the response of Canada (3/2011) to the Special Rapporteur’s initial letter on the issue (A/HRC/20/30). The follow up questions relate also to further allegations received concerning the formulas used for providing funding to First Nations in Canada.
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10 Sep 2012
    13 Mar 2012
    Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
    AL
  • indigenous peoples
Seguimiento a una comunicación enviada el 27 de septiembre 2011 con respecto a la situación de los pueblos indígenas en el Territorio Indígena y Parque Nacional Isiboro Sécure (TIPNIS) (A/HRC/19/44, BOL 3/2011). Según la nueva información recibida, el 10 de febrero de 2012, el Presidente de Bolivia promulgó la “Ley de Consulta a los Pueblos Indígenas del Territorio Indígena y Parque Nacional Isiboro Sécure – TIPNIS” (Ley No. 222) la cual convoca un proceso de consulta a los pueblos Mojeño-Trinitario, Chimane y Yuracaré que habitan la reserva. Se han expresado preocupaciones y fuertes críticas sobre esta nueva ley y los efectos conflictivos que podría generar. Según la información recibida, la Ley 222 se promulgó debido a presiones ejercidas por algunos sectores de la población dentro del TIPNIS que han apoyado la construcción de la carretera. Se ha alegado, sin embargo, que mediante esta nueva ley, el Gobierno habría buscado volver abrir la posibilidad de construir la carretera, a pesar que ello supuestamente contravendría la Ley 180 la cual representaba el compromiso del Gobierno de no construir una carretera en el TIPNIS.
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15 May 2012
    09 Mar 2012
    Australia
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • poverty
Alleged threat to the enjoyment of human rights by Australia’s indigenous communities, in particular the right to equality and non-discrimination, following the proposed adoption of the Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory Bill 2012. According to information received, the Bill (third reading) extends the uniform alcohol bans and alcohol management regimes within so-called “alcohol protected areas” within Northern Territory communities (Sections 27). The Social Security bill extends measures enabling compulsory income management of Centrelink recipients in certain circumstances (Schedule 1). The bill also extends the Government’s Improving School Enrolment and Attendance through Welfare Reform Measure (SEAM) initiative, which allows for the suspension or cancellation of certain categories of Centrelink payments for lack of compliance with a notice relating to the school enrolment or attendance. The Stronger Futures Bill introduces “special measures” to allow the Commonwealth to amend Northern Territory legislation regarding leasing in Aboriginal community living areas and town camps (Part 3). In addition, there have reportedly been insufficient consultations with affected indigenous communities throughout the process of drafting the Stronger Futures Bills.
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07 May 2012
20 Jul 2012
    29 Feb 2012
    Philippines
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • food
Alleged threats to the right to food posed by agrofuel project. According to the information received, large-scale land acquisition to secure land for the development of an agrofuel project, which will extend over 11,000 hectares, is negatively affecting the livelihood of local farmers in the municipality of San Mariano in the province of Isabela, home to some 44,700 people, including indigenous people communities. Reportedly, irregular land leasing practices have been to the disadvantage of small-scale food producers. Allegedly, there were no genuine consultations with affected communities, including the local indigenous people, and the compensation offered to farmers for the lease of the land was often well under the value associated with the land.
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    29 Feb 2012
    Costa Rica
    UA
  • indigenous peoples
Alegaciones sobre supuestas agresiones cometidas en contra de miembros de la comunidad indígena Térraba, quienes ocupaban el liceo de la comunidad para exigir derechos a la educación. Según la información recibida, el 20 de febrero de 2012, un grupo de personas mayormente no-indígenas, armados con palos y machetes, entraron al liceo de Térraba por fuerza y agredieron a unos 70 miembros de la comunidad Térraba quienes habían ocupado el liceo desde el 13 de febrero de 2012. Alrededor de 17 personas resultaron heridas, incluyendo un menor a casusa del ataque. Se alega que la toma del liceo de Térraba tuvo su origen en el reciente nombramiento de personas ajenas a la comunidad para puestos de trabajo en esa institución. Un grupo de padres de familia, estudiantes y docentes ocuparon el liceo para exigir el nombramiento de docentes y personal administrativo indígenas Térraba con el fin de asegurar que la educación en la comunidad fuera culturalmente apropiada.
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13 Nov 2012
    06 Feb 2012
    Panama
    UA
  • indigenous peoples
Alegaciones sobre la situación violencia y represión en el contexto de protesta social por parte de miembros de los pueblos indígenas Ngäbe-Bugle y de los pueblos Emberá y Wounaan. Según la información recibida, existe una situación preocupante de alta tensión social debido a las manifestaciones de los miembros de los pueblos indígenas Ngabe-Bugle, quienes están protestando por motivo del incumplimiento de acuerdos respecto al cese de concesiones mineras e hidroeléctricas en sus territorios, y Emberá y Wounaan, quienes están protestando por la falta de resolución de sus reclamos territoriales. Por un lado, se han reportado enfrentamientos desde el 2 de febrero de 2012 entre manifestantes indígenas Ngäbe-Buglé y oficiales de la policía. Se han alegado casos de fuerte represión policial dentro de estos enfrentamientos y se ha confirmado la muerte de un manifestante indígena. Por otra parte, miembros del pueblo Embera y Wounaan también han realizado protestas por la desprotección de sus tierras tradicionales. El Relator Especial hizo un comunicado de prensa sobre esta situación el 7 de febrero de 2012.
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    01 Feb 2012
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • food
Alleged violations of the enjoyment of various human rights through large-scale land acquisitions in Indonesia. According to the information received, the Meruake Integrated Food and Energy Estate (MIFEE) project, designed to produce inter alia agrofuels for export, is resulting in the non-consensual conversion of indigenous peoples’ ancestral lands and forests. Numerous indigenous communities, including the Zanegi, Malind, Muyu, Mandobo, Mappi and Auyu, populate this area and rely on the forests for hunting and food collection as well as for providing the foundation of their identities, unique cultures and spirituality. Information received suggests that the local indigenous communities have not been provided with good faith consultations regarding the changes in land use of their traditional territories and that no procedures were put in place to obtain their free prior informed consent. The MIFEE project has also allegedly used coercive practices to obtain the required signatures of individuals relinquishing their rights. According to reports, the MIFEE project has reduced food availability for local populations. Finally, allegations received suggest that Papua provincial police and national military intelligence have employed intimidation tactics to dissuade local community members from raising concerns about the MIFEE project.
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02 May 2013
    21 Dec 2011
    Bangladesh
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • indigenous peoples
  • housing
  • food
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Alleged negative impacts on human rights of affected communities of proposed domestic policy permitting the construction of an open-pit coal mine in the township of Phulbari. According to the information received, the open-pit mine in Phulbari, if constructed, would have a significant impact on food production and access, by destroying close to 12,000 acres of productive agricultural land, and on water access by lowering the water table 12 to 25 meters and potentially poisoning water sources. The mine would allegedly lead to the displacement of up to 220,000 people over time, 50,000 of whom are indigenous people belonging to 23 different tribal groups. Current plans reportedly do not provide for adequate compensation or resettlement and have not included consultations with affected communities. Finally, allegations have been raised regarding continued efforts to stop human rights defenders from protesting the Phulbari coal mine.
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22 Dec 2011
    19 Dec 2011
    Canada
    UA
  • indigenous peoples
Alleged dire social and economic conditions of the Attawapiskat First Nation, northern Ontario, Canada, and the alleged poor living conditions in aboriginal reserves. According to the information received, many of the Attawapiskat First Nation live in unheated shacks or trailers, with no running water, posing severe problems in light of the impending harsh winter. Reportedly, the Government of Canada has agreed to provide emergency housing in Attawapiskat to address the crisis situation. However, this assistance has allegedly been made contingent on third party management of funds, which the Attawapiskat First Nation reject as not being responsive to their needs. The Band also reportedly continue to suffer from the effects of a number of disasters, including an oil spill in 1979 that destroyed the public schools and a massive sewage flood in 2009, allegedly caused by a DeBeers diamond mine located on Attawapiskat traditional lands. First Nations communities are reportedly systematically underfunded as compared to non-Aboriginal towns, and the federal government allegedly maintains a 2% cap on spending increases for core services for Aboriginal peoples and cities.
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14 Feb 2012
14 Feb 2012
10 Sep 2012
    30 Nov 2011
    Brazil
    UA
  • indigenous peoples
Alleged killing of the leader of an indigenous group in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul. According to the information received, Nísio Gomes was the leader of a group of some 60 Guaraní indigenous people of the Guaviry community, who in early November 2011 had returned to part of their ancestral land in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, after having lost that land to non-indigenous industrial farmers. On 16 November 2011, a group of armed men surrounded the bus in which several members of the Guaviry community were travelling. The gunmen reportedly held the bus for several hours, destroying the bus’s brakes and threatening the passengers. On 19 November 2011, some 40 masked gunmen entered the Guaviry community and surrounded Mr. Nísio Gomes, ordering those present to lie on the ground. Mr. Gomes was shot in the head, chest, arms and legs. His body was then taken from the area by the gunmen. Mr. Gomes’s son was allegedly beaten and shot with rubber bullets when he tried to intervene. See the Special Rapporteur’s report on the situation of indigenous peoples in Brazil, including the state of Mato Grosso do Sul at A/HRC/12/34/Add.2.
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    29 Nov 2011
    France
    AL
  • indigenous peoples
Lettre concernant le refus de la France de permettre aux populations autochtones de la République de Vanuatu d’accéder aux îles d’Umaenupne et d’Umaenea, sous souveraineté française, afin qu’ils puissent y exercer des rituels culturels et religieux. Selon les informations reçues, les îles d'Umaenupne et d'Umaenea revêtent une importance religieuse et culturelle pour les peuples autochtones du Vanuatu, en particulier pour les personnes vivant dans les îles les plus méridionales du Vanuatu, soit Tanna, Futuna et Aneiytum, qui forment la province de Tafea. Ces îles détiennent toujours une grande signification spirituelle pour les habitants de la province de Tafea, qui continuent d'effectuer des rituels sacrés sur les îles. Les îles d'Umaenupe et d'Umaenea sont revendiquées par la France en vertu de sa souveraineté sur la Nouvelle-Calédonie. Selon certaines sources, la France ne permet pas aux habitants de Vanuatu de visiter les îles pour y exécuter des rituels sacrés, ou pour toute autre fin. Il semblerait que la dernière fois que des habitants de Vanuatu auraient tenté de visiter Umaenupne et Umaenea, un bateau du gouvernement français aurait entravé leur accès aux îles. Vanuatu a soulevé à maintes reprises ses préoccupations à cet égard avec le gouvernement français, mais la situation et le déni d'accès n'auraient pas changé.
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    25 Nov 2011
    China
    AL
  • indigenous peoples
Follow-up communication to CHN 4/2011 from 18 February 2011 and the response by the Government of 15 July 2011, A/HRC/18/51, concerning the construction of the Gibe III hydroelectric project in Ethiopia. The Special Rapporteur expressed appreciation for the information provided, especially the clarifications about the involvement of the Industrial Commercial Bank of China and the China Export-Import Bank in the Gibe III project. The Special Rapporteur noted that there appears to be a major divergence of opinion regarding the potential environmental and social impacts of the Gibe III project. On the one hand, the Government hails the benefits of the project and assures that it is taking measures to address in full any potential adverse impacts. On the other hand, sources of information with whom the Special Rapporteur been in contact predict catastrophic consequences of the hydroelectric project on the environment and local communities, and indicate that the Government has not put in place adequate mitigation measures to offset these consequences. The Special Rapporteur expressed his hope that the People’s Republic of China will, within the scope of its responsibility and influence over the Gibe III project, continue to evaluate and take measure to strengthen the compliance of the project with relevant international human rights standards, including those related specifically to indigenous peoples.
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    22 Nov 2011
    Costa Rica
    AL
  • indigenous peoples
La carta da seguimiento al diálogo entre el Relator Especial y el Gobierno de Costa Rica sobre la situación de la comunidad Térraba y otras comunidades indígenas afectadas por la posible construcción del proyecto hidroeléctrico El Diquís, y el informe del Relator Especial del 30 de mayo de 2011 al respecto (A/HRC/18/35.Add.8). En la carta, el Relator Especial expresa de nuevo su disposición de apoyar al Gobierno con la implementación de su recomendación de llevar a cabo un proceso de consulta adecuado entre el Estado y las comunidades indígenas afectadas y de formar un equipo de expertos independientes para facilitar este proceso. El Relator Especial recomienda que el Gobierno tome contacto con el equipo de país de las Naciones Unidas para empezar la coordinación y convocar una primera reunión entre las partes. Por otro lado, el Relator Especial transmite al Gobierno información que ha recibido alegando que el Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad, la empresa estatal encargada del proyecto El Diquís, habría expresado su intención de iniciar un proceso de consulta, al margen del tipo de proceso de consulta recomendado por el Relator Especial en su informe del 30 de mayo de 2011.
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    26 Oct 2011
    Chile
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • torture
  • terrorism
Alegaciones de violaciones al derecho de debido proceso de presos mapuches, inicialmente imputados bajo la ley antiterrorista. Según la información recibida, se ha seguido aplicando la ley antiterrorista (Ley No. 18.314) en los procesos de investigación contra miembros de comunidades mapuches, y se han pronunciado condenas a miembros de comunidades mapuches con base en dicha legislación. Tal ha sido el caso de los Sres. Héctor Javier Llaitul Carrillanca, Ramón Esteban Llanquileo Pilquiman, José Santiago Huenuche Reiman y Jonathan Sady Huillical Méndez, quienes fueron condenados por la Primera Sala del Tribunal de Juicio Oral en lo Penal de Cañete el 22 de marzo de 2011. Las pruebas utilizadas en el juicio podrían haber sido adquiridas a través de la tortura y los malos tratos de los acusados. Los cuatro presos habían estado en huelga de hambre durante más de dos meses, en protesta por la aplicación en su contra de la ley antiterrorista, que resultó en condenas de 20 a 25 años de cárcel. Posteriormente, los cuatro presos presentaron recursos de nulidad de dicha sentencia ante la Corte Suprema de Justicia argumentando que sus derechos al debido proceso no habían sido respetados. El 3 de junio de 2011, la Corte Suprema emitió una sentencia que anulaba parcialmente la condena del Tribunal de Juicio Oral en lo Penal de Cañete. En aplicación del derecho penal común, la Corte Suprema redujo las sentencias de los cuatro presos.
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    14 Oct 2011
    Guatemala
    UA
  • indigenous peoples
Carta de seguimiento sobre las alegaciones recibidas sobre la propuesta construcción de una cementera en San Juan Sacatepequez. La carta da seguimiento a información llevada a la atención del Relator Especial durante su visita a Guatemala en junio de 2010, y conversaciones que mantuvo en el marco de esa visita con representantes del Gobierno, la empresa Cementos Progreso, S.A., y representantes de las comunidades indígenas afectadas. Las principales alegaciones que han surgido respecto a este proyecto son las siguientes: ha habido una falta de consulta previa adecuada con las comunidades indígenas afectadas; existe una carencia de información completa e imparcial sobre los efectos en la salud y el ambiente que podría generar el proyecto; y se ha generado un ambiente de persecución, violencia y división interna de la comunidades a raíz de la aprobación de este proyecto, lo que supuestamente ha resultado en la muerte de al menos cuatro comunitarios y varios habitantes heridos con armas de fuego. El Relator Especial solicitó información actualizada sobre el proyecto.
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    06 Oct 2011
    Canada
    AL
  • indigenous peoples
Alleged pattern of violence against Aboriginal women and inadequate response by State. According to the information received, there is an alarming pattern of violence affecting Aboriginal women in Canada as well as reports of inadequate responses by the government and law enforcement to these situations. The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) has documented nearly 600 cases of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls, 39% of which have occurred in the last decade. Most of the cases remain unsolved. The vulnerability faced by Aboriginal women reflects a long-standing pattern of discrimination against Aboriginal peoples of Canada. The problem is reportedly compounded by a lack of effective investigation of the cases, which is hindered by unclear and overlapping jurisdictional lines between federal, provincial, municipal, and First Nations. It is alleged that Canada has yet to develop a comprehensive and effective plan for addressing the root causes of violence against Aboriginal women. It is further alleged that the Government failed to provide funding for the NWAC to participate in an inquiry into this issue in British Colombia.
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    28 Sep 2011
    Finland
    UA
  • indigenous peoples
Alleged imminent slaughter of reindeer in the Nellim Area. According to the information received, land for grazing in Finland is limited and the State regulates the number of reindeer that can graze in a certain area. The Ivalo cooperative in Nellim district, made up of both Sami and non-Sami reindeer herders, planned to force four Sami herders to conduct a slaughter of their reindeer in late-September 2011. Sami herders were targeted because they have, over the years, slaughtered fewer reindeer than other herders. However, the decision of the Ivalo cooperative did not take into account the fact that Sami must maintain larger herds because of their traditional nomadic herding practices, which are different from the practices of non-Sami reindeer herders, who keep their animals fenced in.
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    27 Sep 2011
    Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
    UA
  • indigenous peoples
Alegación sobre la supuesta dispersión por fuerza de la marcha de personas indígenas quienes están protestando la construcción de una carretera que atraviesa la reserva indígena el TIPNIS, lo que ha resultado en varios heridos, detenidos y posibles muertos. Según la información recibida, desde el 15 de agosto de 2011, unos 1500 indígenas de la Amazonía han estado realizando una caminata de 500 kilómetros en protesta del plan del Gobierno de construir la carretera Villa Tunari-San Ignacio de Mojos. La carretera propuesta pasará desde el Atlántico al Pacífico, cruzando la zona amazónica de Perú, Bolivia y Brasil, incluyendo el territorio indígena Parque Nacional Isaboro Secure (TIPNIS) en Bolivia. A pesar de que el territorio TIPNIS ha sido demarcado y titulado desde 2009 a favor de los pueblos mojonos, yuracarés y chimanes de esta zona, los planes para la construcción de la carretera han sido desarrollados sin llevar a cabo consultas que acatan a los estándares internacionales. El 25 de septiembre de 2011, el Gobierno dispersó por fuerza a las marchas, atacando a los caminantes con gases y porras.
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    19 Sep 2011
    United States of America
    AL
  • indigenous peoples
Follow-up concerning the ceremonial and burial site Sogorea Te. According to the information received, Sogorea Te, now located within the city of Vallejo, California, had been in existence for 3,500 years and has been used continually by the Northern California indigenous peoples, who consider this site sacred. Allegedly, the City of Vallejo had planned to level and pave over the Sogorea Te Sacred Area in order to construct a parking lot and public restrooms. In his letter, the Special Rapporteur transmitted new information received that the Yocha Dehe and Cortina tribes of California have negotiated a cultural easement and settlement agreement with the City of Vallejo and the Greater Vallejo Recreation District. The cultural easement guarantees that the Yocha Dehe and Cortina tribes will have legal oversight in all activities taking place on the sacred burial grounds of Sogorea Te/Glen Cove. This information is a positive development in the case, with the expectation that authorities will adhere to the agreement. See the Special Rapporteur’s original communication on the issue in A/HRC/18/51, USA 5/2011.
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    18 Jul 2011
    Guatemala
    AL
  • indigenous peoples
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    13 Jul 2011
    Ethiopia
    AL
  • indigenous peoples
Allegation that the construction of a hydroelectric dam could result in food insecurity, health concerns and conflict. According to the information received, the Gibe III dam is being constructed by two Chinese companies. The dam will allegedly block the southwestern part of the Omo River, on the border of Ethiopia and Kenya, creating a 150 km long reservoir and reducing downstream flows. The Lower Omo River Valley is populated by some 500,000 people belonging to diverse indigenous peoples. Competition over land and resources has resulted in periodic conflicts among these groups. In addition to its importance for subsistence agricultural activities, the Omo River provides the grazing and watering necessary for raising cattle, goats and sheep. The river is also of special religious and cultural significance to many of the groups that inhabit the region, and it is used as a means of transportation and for bathing. See the original letter sent by the Special Rapporteur in A/HRC/18/51, ETH 1/2011. (See Special Rapporteur‘s observations on this case in A/HRC/18/35.Add.1.)
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    07 Jul 2011
    Mexico
    AL
  • indigenous peoples
Seguimiento a una carta enviada el 26 de abril de 2011 en relación con las alegaciones recibidas sobre el supuesto otorgamiento de concesiones mineras en la región de Wirikuta, Real de Catorce, San Luis Potosí, donde se encuentran sitios sagrados del pueblo wixárika (huichol), con observaciones del Relator Especial sobre el caso. (Véase A/HRC/18/35.Add.1.)
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    06 Jul 2011
    United States of America
    AL
  • indigenous peoples
Follow-up to a communication sent on 10 January 2011 regarding the proposed use of recycled wastewater for commercial ski operations in the San Francisco Peaks in Arizona – a site considered sacred by several Native American tribes, containing the Special Rapporteur’s observations on the case. (See A/HRC/18/35.Add.1).
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    04 Jul 2011
    Peru
    AL
  • indigenous peoples
Alegación sobre hechos de violencia que ocurrieron el 24 de junio de 2011 durante las protestas realizadas en la ciudad de Juliaca. Según las alegaciones recibidas, estos hechos se enmarcan en el contexto de una huelga mantenida desde el mes de mayo por miembros del pueblo indígena aymara exigiendo la suspensión de varios proyectos mineros y petroleros en Puno. Según la información, los hechos de violencia se produjeron después que miembros de la policía despejaron a manifestantes indígenas que habrían ocupado el aeropuerto de la ciudad lo que resultó en un total de 5 personas muertas y más de 30 heridos. El Relator Especial emitió un comunicado de prensa haciendo una llamada al diálogo pacífico ante protestas indígenas contra actividad minera y petrolera.
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    29 Jun 2011
    Malaysia
    AL
  • indigenous peoples
Follow-up to a communication sent on 4 February 2011 regarding the situation of the Long Teran Kanan village and native customary rights in Sarawak, containing the Special Rapporteur’s observations on the case. (See A/HRC/18/35.Add.1)
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    16 Jun 2011
    Thailand
    AL
  • indigenous peoples
Follow-up to a communication sent on 17 December 2010 regarding the exhumation of Hmong graves at Wat Tham Krabok in December 2005 and the alleged ongoing harm experienced by the relatives of the deceased Hmong individuals whose graves were exhumed, containing the Special Rapporteur’s observations on the case (see A/HRC/18/35/Add.1).
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    16 Jun 2011
    Israel
    AL
  • indigenous peoples
Follow-up to a communication sent on 1 February 2011 regarding alleged of on-going demolitions of “unrecognized” Bedouin villages in the Negev desert and the relocation of their inhabitants to Government-planned villages, containing the Special Rapporteur’s observations on the case. (See A/HRC/18/35.Add.1).
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    16 Jun 2011
    Guatemala
    AL
  • indigenous peoples
Seguimiento a la comunicación enviada el 19 de abril de 2011 en relación al proceso de reparación de los daños sufridos por las comunidades indígenas afectadas por la construcción de la represa hidroeléctrica Chixoy, por no haber recibido respuesta a la comunicación inicial.
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    13 May 2011
    Ethiopia
    JAL
    ETH 2/2011
  • indigenous peoples
  • minority issues
Alleged displacement of indigenous people from their ancestral land. According to the information received, the Anywa people identify as an indigenous minority with a long historical attachment to ancestral land in the Gambella region. The Ethiopian Government allegedly leased 300,000 hectares of land occupied by the Anywa people to the Indian horticulture company Karuturi, and 10,000 hectares to the Saudi Star Company with another 240,000 hectares more likely to be leased to the Saudi Star Company. Reportedly this had bee done without any prior consultation with local people. Moreover, the Federal Government had reportedly officially revealed its plan to displace 45,000 Anywa people (half of the total Anywa population) in the coming three years. In Abobo district, the Saudi Star agriculture company has allegedly already displaced Ochak-Chala village, Perbongo-Tierkudhi village, Perbongo-Oma and Awita-jwieo villages. The villagers were allegedly not consulted or compensated.
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    10 May 2011
    United States of America
    JUA
  • indigenous peoples
  • religion or belief
  • cultural rights
Alleged imminent desecration and destruction of ceremonial and burial site. According to the information received, Sogorea Te, now located within the city of Vallejo, California, had been in existence for 3,500 years and has been used continually by the Northern California indigenous peoples, who consider this site sacred. Allegedly, the City of Vallejo had planned to level and pave over the Sogorea Te Sacred Area in order to construct a parking lot and public restrooms. A continuous occupation of the site by local native peoples and organizations had held off the bulldozers that were due to begin the works on 15 April 2011. The Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples sent a follow up letter on this issue on 19 September 2011, see above USA 18/2011.
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    26 Apr 2011
    Mexico
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    MEX 8/2011
  • indigenous peoples
Supuesto otorgamiento de concesiones mineras en sitios sagrados. Según la información recibida, el Gobierno de México ha otorgado 22 concesiones mineras de exploración de plata en la zona de Wirikuta, pueblo Real de Catorce, estado de San Luis Potosí. Estas concesiones fueron compradas por la empresa canadiense First Majestic Silver Corp en noviembre de 2009. El área de las concesiones abarca el lugar donde los wixárika por más de 1000 años han recreado anualmente el camino de los antiguos kakauyarixi, los antepasados quienes según las creencias wixárika dieron nacimiento al mundo. Se alega que las concesiones fueron otorgadas sin consultar previamente al pueblo indígena wixárika (huichol) cuyos sitios sagrados serán afectados por el proyecto minero. Véase las observaciones del Relator Especial sobre esta situación en A/HRC/18/35 Add. 1.
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    18 Feb 2011
    Malaysia
    JAL
    MYS 3/2011
  • indigenous peoples
  • food
Alleged failure to recognize and respect native customary land rights. According to the information received, the Kayan indigenous community of the Long Teran Kanan village in Tinjar, Miri, Sarawak had been involved in a legal dispute over their land for 12 years. The Miri High Court allegedly ruled in favour of the community on 31 March 2010. One of the defendants, IOI Pelita Plantation Sdn. Bhd., appealed the judgment and had allegedly not respected the court order in the interim, continuing palm oil operations in the community. The village‘s crops have reportedly been bulldozed and planted with oil palms, destroying the Kayan people‘s traditional livelihoods and threatening their right to food. This case is reportedly emblematic of the over 200 cases before the Sarawak courts relating to indigenous communities‘ ability to exercise their native customary rights over their lands, upon which they depend for fishing, hunting or farming, and which are essential to their cultural survival. See the Special Rapporteur‘s observations on this case in A/HRC/18/35.Add.1.
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    18 Feb 2011
    Kenya
    UA
    KEN 2/2011
  • indigenous peoples
Allegation that the construction of a hydroelectric dam could result in food insecurity, health concerns and conflict. According to the information received, the Gibe III dam is being constructed by two Chinese companies. The dam will allegedly block the southwestern part of the Omo River, on the border of Ethiopia and Kenya, creating a 150 km long reservoir and reducing downstream flows. The Lower Omo River Valley is populated by some 500,000 people belonging to diverse indigenous peoples. Competition over land and resources has resulted in periodic conflicts among these groups. In addition to its importance for subsistence agricultural activities, the Omo River provides the grazing and watering necessary for raising cattle, goats and sheep. The river is also of special religious and cultural significance to many of the groups that inhabit the region, and it is used as a means of transportation and for bathing.
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    18 Feb 2011
    Ethiopia
    UA
    ETH 1/2011
  • indigenous peoples
Allegation that the construction of a hydroelectric dam could result in food insecurity, health concerns and conflict. According to the information received, the Gibe III dam is being constructed by two Chinese companies. The dam will allegedly block the southwestern part of the Omo River, on the border of Ethiopia and Kenya, creating a 150 km long reservoir and reducing downstream flows. The Lower Omo River Valley is populated by some 500,000 people belonging to diverse indigenous peoples. Competition over land and resources has resulted in periodic conflicts among these groups. In addition to its importance for subsistence agricultural activities, the Omo River provides the grazing and watering necessary for raising cattle, goats and sheep. The river is also of special religious and cultural significance to many of the groups that inhabit the region, and it is used as a means of transportation and for bathing. See the Special Rapporteur‘s observations on this case in A/HRC/18/35.Add.1.
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    18 Feb 2011
    China
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    CHN 4/2011
  • indigenous peoples
Allegation that the construction of a hydroelectric dam could result in food insecurity, health concerns and conflict. According to the information received, the Gibe III dam is being constructed by two Chinese companies. The dam will allegedly block the southwestern part of the Omo River, on the border of Ethiopia and Kenya, creating a 150 km long reservoir and reducing downstream flows. The Lower Omo River Valley is populated by some 500,000 people belonging to diverse indigenous peoples. Competition over land and resources has resulted in periodic conflicts among these groups. In addition to its importance for subsistence agricultural activities, the Omo River provides the grazing and watering necessary for raising cattle, goats and sheep. The river is also of special religious and cultural significance to many of the groups that inhabit the region, and it is used as a means of transportation and for bathing.
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    15 Feb 2011
    Panama
    UA
    PAN 1/2011
  • indigenous peoples
Supuesta movilización de protesta por parte de pueblos indígenas. Según la información recibida, el 10 de febrero de 2011, la Asamblea Nacional aprobó la controvertida reforma al Código de Recursos Minerales, facilitando la inversión extranjera en la explotación minera. Panamá cuenta con el segundo mayor yacimiento de cobre del planeta, ubicado en Cerro Colorado, el cual se encuentra dentro de la Comarca Ngäbe-Buglé. Los pueblos indígenas Ngäbe-Buglé alegan no haber sido consultados sobre la reforma de la ley, y los dos pueblos no comparten una posición común con respecto a la reforma. Se han sucedido violentos enfrentamientos entre los mismos indígenas a la puerta de la Asamblea. Las movilizaciones y confrontaciones se habrían generalizado en todo el país.
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    07 Feb 2011
    United States of America
    UA
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Allegation that an indigenous activist serving life sentence had suffered from severe health problems. According to the information received, Mr. Leonard Peltier, aged 66, an indigenous Anishinabe/Lakota activist, had been serving two life sentences in a United States federal prison, after being convicted in 1977 for the murder of two FBI agents. Over the years, Mr. Peltier has maintained his innocence, asserting that he was politically persecuted for his activities as a member of the American Indian Movement. Mr. Peltier reportedly suffers from severe health problems that require urgent and immediate medical treatment. In addition to his health situation, Mr. Peltier reportedly lives in substandard conditions at the maximum security prison in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. The Lewisburg prison is allegedly known for violence among inmates.
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    01 Feb 2011
    Israel
    AL
  • indigenous peoples
Allegation that Bedouin people are being removed from their traditional lands. According to the information received, land policy in Israel has failed to recognize Bedouin legal entitlement to their traditional lands in the Negev. Around half of the Negev Bedouins live in so-called unrecognized villages, which allegedly lack basic services such as running water, electricity, waste removal, telephone lines, paved roads, schools and health facilities. Bedouins in these villages have experienced ongoing demolitions of their homes and villages in the Negev by Israeli authorities. The Government has created seven urban towns and moved Bedouin from the unrecognized villages to these towns. The people in these towns reportedly rank at the bottom of all social and economic indicators, and suffer from the highest unemployment rates and income levels in Israel. Bedouins reportedly cannot live in their traditional manner in these urban areas. The Israel Land Administration reportedly had plans to create several new villages or towns for the Bedouins. See the Special Rapporteur‘s observations on this case in A/HRC/18/35/Add.1, and above ISR 6/2011.
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    10 Jan 2011
    United States of America
    AL
    USA 1/2011
  • indigenous peoples
Alleged use of reclaimed wastewater for commercial ski operations in a sacred site. According to the information received, the San Francisco Peaks, located north of the city of Flagstaff, Arizona, – a site considered sacred by severak Native American tribes - is being used by the Arizona Snowbowl Resort Limited Partnership to operate a commercial project for recreational skiing. The Government has apporved the use of recycled wastewater to make articial snow for the project. This may reportedly cause a significant negative impact on the religious practices and beliefs of the Native American tribes for which the area of the San Fancisco Peaks is sacred. To them, the sacredness of the San Francisco Peaks depends on the purity of the water and plant life in the area, which allegedly will be contaminated if wastewater is introduced into the Peaks through the planned artificial snowmaking. See the Special Rapporteur‘s observations on this case in A/HRC/18/35.Add.1.
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    17 Dec 2010
    Thailand
    AL
    THA 8/2010
  • indigenous peoples
Alleged non-return of exhumed bodies from Hmong graves at Wat Tham Krabok. According to the information received, Hmong have repeatedly sent delegations to dialogue with Government officials in order to achieve a resolution of the pending issues concerning the return of the exhumed bodies. The relatives of the deceased Hmong and members of the Hmong communities worldwide have made specific requests to the Thai Government and Thai foundations in possession of the remains of the exhumed bodies for what they would consider to be an acceptable solution to their grievances. This situation was the subject of earlier communications (see A/HRC/12/34/Add.1, para 404-429).
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    09 Dec 2010
    Chile
    AL
    CHL 4/2010
  • indigenous peoples
Presunta violencia y represión contra miembros del pueblo Rapa Nui. Según las informaciones recibidas, el 3 de diciembre de 2010, aproximadamente 45 efectivos policiales desalojaron a miembros de la familia Tuko Tuki, quienes ocupaban una propiedad en Hanga Roa, la capital de la Isla de Pascua. El clan Tuko Tuki reclama dicha propiedad, actualmente a nombre de un propietario privado, como parte de su tierra ancestral. Tres personas Rapa Nui fueron detenidas: Roberto Ika Pakarati, Verenca Ika Pakarati y Margarita Pakarati Tuki. Un grupo de aproximadamente veinticinco Rapa Nui intentaron reingresar al terreno desalojado y fueron repelidas por los carabineros con balines, resultando heridas diecisiete personas, incluyendo el Sr. Nui Leviante Araki, presidente del Parlamento Rapa Nui. El pueblo Rapa Nui fue objeto de una comunicación anterior (ver mas abajo, CHL 1/2010). Supuestamente, el 29 de diciembre de 2010 ocurrieron nuevos actos de desalojo, esta vez en contra de aproximadamente 70 personas Rapa Nui que ocupaban pacíficamente la plaza Riro Kainga en el centro de Hanga Roa, ver carta de seguimiento enviada por el Relator Especial el 10 de enero de 2011 (ver mas abajo CHL 0/2011).
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