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21 communications found
Date, Country,
Type and
ref. no. of
communication
Mandates Summary Replies
received
    19 Jul 2021
    Cabo Verde
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • health
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
  • unilateral coercive measures
Informations reçues concernant l'arrestation, la détention et une procédure d'extradition arbitraire à l’encontre de M. Alex Saab Moran, Envoyé spécial et Représentant permanent par intérim du Venezuela auprès de l'Union africaine.
Alleged victims: 1
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    12 Jul 2021
    United States of America
    JAL
  • unilateral coercive measures
  • development
  • health
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • torture

Alleged victims: 17
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    12 Jul 2021
    Novo Banco SA
    JAL
  • unilateral coercive measures
  • development
  • health
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • torture
Information received concerning the effect of sanctions on the access to adequate healthcare and treatment by Venezuelan nationals suffering from oncological deceases.
Alleged victims: 17
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16 Aug 2021
    31 May 2021
    Latvia
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • education
  • minority issues
  • unilateral coercive measures
Information received concerning the adoption and enforcement of a series of measures which appear to impose limitations affecting the use of minority languages in Latvia. In particular we have received new information regarding education laws, some of which we had previously raised concerns about in 2018 and 2019, as well as about a range of new laws or related policies adopted or applied since 2020 that raise serious concerns about their potential effects on the enjoyment and promotion of minority linguistic rights in the country.
Alleged victims: -
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27 Jul 2021
    06 Apr 2021
    United States of America
    JAL
  • unilateral coercive measures
  • arbitrary Detention
Concerns about the negative impact on human rights of certain activities of the Department of State’s “Rewards for Justice” program (P.L. 98-533, 22 U.S.C. § 2708, hereinafter “RFJ”).
Alleged victims: 1
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    02 Feb 2021
    United States of America
    JUA
  • unilateral coercive measures
  • terrorism
Information received regarding the situation of Mr. Alireza Rahnavard, a national of the Islamic Republic of Iran, who was listed as a Specially Designated National by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on 24 June 2020. Allegations received in relation to this situation were transmitted to the attention of your Excellency’s Government in a letter of 4 September 2020, in which a response within 60 days was requested (AL USA 24/2020). Regrettably, to date no reply to this communication has been received from your Excellency’s Government.
Alleged victims: 1
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    29 Jan 2021
    United States of America
    JOL
  • unilateral coercive measures
  • food
  • internally displaced persons
  • international solidarity
Information received about the negative impact on human rights of sanctions imposed as the result of declarations of what appears to be permanent state of national emergencies by the President of the United States under authority granted by the legislative acts based on the National Emergencies
Alleged victims: -
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    21 Dec 2020
    United States of America
    JAL
  • unilateral coercive measures
  • food
  • health
  • international solidarity
Information received concerning the negative impact on human rights of sanctions authorized by the Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act of 2019 (“Caesar Act” – Public Law 116-92, Title LXXIV), signed into law on 20 December 2019, and Executive Order 13894, under which the first sanctions were imposed on 17 June 2020
Alleged victims: 17500657
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    04 Sep 2020
    United States of America
    AL
  • unilateral coercive measures
Information received concerning the situation of Mr. Alireza Rahnavard
Alleged victims: 5
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    26 Aug 2020
    United States of America
    AL
  • unilateral coercive measures
Information received regarding the negative impact on human rights of targeted sanctions authorized by the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012 (Sergei Magnitsky Act), the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act of 2016 (Global Magnitsky Act) and Executive Order 13818 (E.O. 13818) of 20 December 2017.
Alleged victims: 200
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    23 Jun 2020
    United States of America
    JAL
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • toxics and human rights
  • human rights defenders
  • international order
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
  • terrorism
  • torture
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • unilateral coercive measures
Information received concerning the implementation of policies and initiatives aimed at influencing the independence of the International Criminal Court (ICC)
Alleged victims: -
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    21 Apr 2020
    United States of America
    JUA
  • unilateral coercive measures
  • development
  • disability
  • executions
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • torture
Information recieved concerning the alleged ongoing severe impact of the unilateral economic coercive measures imposed on Cuba, on the citizens of Cuba in the context of unprecedented global health crisis caused by Covid-19 pandemic.
Alleged victims: -
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    26 Aug 2019
    United States of America
    JAL
  • food
  • unilateral coercive measures
Information received concerning the possible severe impact of the unilateral economic measures that your Excellency’s Government imposed on Cuba on 17 April 2019, on the right to food and to an adequate standard of living of the citizens of Cuba.
Alleged victims: -
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    02 May 2019
    United States of America
    AL
  • unilateral coercive measures
Information received concerning the 17 April 2019 decision of the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to designate the Central Bank of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (hereafter “Venezuela”) under Executive Order 13850, “Blocking Property of Additional Persons Contributing to the Situation in Venezuela,” as amended, thereby preventing any State or person from engaging in dollar-based transactions with it, and to limit remittances and credit card transactions by March 2020.
Alleged victims: -
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    05 Nov 2018
    United States of America
    AL
  • unilateral coercive measures
Information received concerning the Executive Order 13846 of August 6, 2018, “Reimposing Certain Sanctions With Respect to Iran”, targeting the Islamic Republic of Iran (hereinafter “Iran”).
Alleged victims: -
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    20 Aug 2018
    United States of America
    JOL
  • disability
  • unilateral coercive measures
Information received concerning Executive Order 13846 (E.O.) of August 6, 2018, “Reimposing Certain Sanctions With Respect to Iran”, targeting the Islamic Republic of Iran (hereinafter “Iran”).
Alleged victims: -
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    16 Aug 2018
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
  • disability
  • health
  • unilateral coercive measures
Information received concerning the case of a Qatari three-year-old boy with disabilities who has allegedly been denied entry into Saudi Arabia together with his father Mr. Sultan Jassim Al-Ma’adid, due to the travel ban imposed on all Qatari nationals since June 2017.
Alleged victims: 1
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15 Oct 2018
    11 Aug 2017
    United States of America
    AL
  • unilateral coercive measures
Information received concerning allegations that the United States is intending to issue economic sanctions on Venezuela, which are likely to result in human rights violations of its citizens.
Alleged victims: -
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22 Aug 2017
    11 Apr 2017
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
  • food
  • international order
  • unilateral coercive measures
Information received concerning the negative impact on the enjoyment of human rights of the people in Yemen due to the ongoing blockade of aircraft and vessels carrying essential goods to Yemeni ports, including basic food items, fuel and essential medicines.
Alleged victims: -
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15 Jun 2017
    17 Nov 2016
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
  • health
  • international order
  • unilateral coercive measures
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the negative impact on the enjoyment of human rights of the apparent blockage of aircraft and vessels carrying essential goods from entering Yemen.
Alleged victims: -
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22 Dec 2016
27 Dec 2016
09 Jan 2017
    15 Dec 2015
    India
    JUA
  • food
  • health
  • water and sanitation
  • unilateral coercive measures
Alleged blockage at the Nepal-India border of vessels carrying essential goods resulting in a lack of basic supplies and services, including food, fuel, water and sanitation, and medical supplies and services available to the people of Nepal. According to the information received, on 20 September 2015, Nepal promulgated a new constitution, the adoption of which eventually resulted in a blockage at the border with India. On 24 September 2015, vehicles carrying essential supplies were prevented from entering Nepal. A lack of medical supplies combined with water shortages have reportedly reduced the availability of certain medical procedures, while the shortage of other vital supplies such as food and fuel had a detrimental impact on the health of persons in situation of vulnerability, school closures, and deforestation for use as fuel. As a consequence of this blockage and due to Nepal’s heavy reliance on the border trade and transactions the country risks facing a humanitarian crisis.
Alleged victims: -
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28 Dec 2015