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101 communications found
Date, Country,
Type and
ref. no. of
communication
Mandates Summary Replies
received
    15 Dec 2020
    Hungary
    JOL
  • health
  • privacy
  • religion or belief
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • women and girls
Information received concerning proposed bills restricting the notion of family to opposite-sex couples; excluding same-sex couples, single persons and non-married opposite-sex couples from adoption; and restricting children’s identity to their sex assigned at birth and ensuring an upbringing that “reflects the values based on Hungary’s constitutional identity and Christian culture”.
Alleged victims: -
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18 Dec 2020
    30 Jul 2020
    Guinea-Bissau
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • privacy
Information reçue concernant des allégations faisant état du développement d’un nouvel outil de surveillance qui pourrait aboutir à une surveillance de masse non conforme aux normes et standards internationaux relatifs aux droits à la vie privée et à la liberté d’expression.
Alleged victims: -
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    29 Jul 2020
    Republic of Korea
    JAL
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • health
  • privacy
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the dismissal of a soldier, Staff Sergeant Byun Hui-Su, following surgery to affirm her gender identity.
Alleged victims: 1
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28 Sep 2020
    27 Jul 2020
    Morocco
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
Informations reçues concernant des allégations d’harcèlement, de surveillance et d’intimidations contre le journaliste Omar Radi, possiblement en lien avec son travail journalistique et ses écrits critiques sur divers sujets relatifs aux droits de l’homme.
Alleged victims: 1
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21 Sep 2020
    22 Jul 2020
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • privacy
  • torture
Comments directed to the Counter Terrorism and Sentencing Bill, which is currently before Parliament
Alleged victims: -
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12 Oct 2020
    13 Jul 2020
    Sri Lanka
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
Information received concerning alleged acts of harassment and violation of the right to privacy of journalist Dharisha Bastians.
Alleged victims: 1
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11 Sep 2020
    07 Jul 2020
    United States of America
    OL
  • privacy
Information received concerning the need to reform Statute 50 USC 3033 due to significant deficiencies in the dismissal mechanism which has been clearly exposed by the manner in which the President of the United States’ effectively dismissed the United States Inspector General of Intelligence on 3 April reportedly for “no longer having the fullest confidence” in his appointee.
Alleged victims: -
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    07 Jul 2020
    China
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the alleged use of surveillance to monitor, track, and ultimately detain persons who belong to Muslim minorities within China
Alleged victims: -
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19 Nov 2020
    07 Jul 2020
    Brazil
    OL
  • privacy
Information received concerning the draft bill on "Freedom, Responsibility and Transparency on the Internet (No. 2,630/2020)”, the purpose of which is said to combat deliberate disinformation online, currently being debated in the National Congress. In this regard, I express my concern regarding some provisions and the infringements it could entail for the right to privacy of Brazilian citizens and other users of the Internet both inside and outside the country, including those with whom they communicate.
Alleged victims: -
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    29 Jun 2020
    Philippines
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • religion or belief
Comments on ‘The Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020’ (the Act),
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27 Aug 2020
    24 Jun 2020
    Myanmar
    JAL
  • Myanmar
  • minority issues
  • privacy
Information received regarding mandatory subscriber identification module card registration.
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    19 Jun 2020
    United States of America
    JAL
  • slavery
  • business
  • migrants
  • privacy
  • sale of children
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Contemporary forms of slavery, forced labour and trafficking in human beings are allegedly facilitated by technologies that are available on the online platforms owned by Google, as well as other private companies, such as Apple and Facebook. In Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, these online applications serve as marketing platforms that allow online users to trade migrant women and girls as housemaids. The women and girls, mostly from South East Asian, South Asian and African countries, are working and living in private households, often in slavery-like situations.
Alleged victims: -
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    19 Jun 2020
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
  • slavery
  • business
  • migrants
  • privacy
  • sale of children
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Contemporary forms of slavery, forced labour and trafficking in human beings are allegedly facilitated by technologies that are available on the online platforms owned by Google, as well as other private companies, such as Apple and Facebook. In Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, these online applications serve as marketing platforms that allow online users to trade migrant women and girls as housemaids. The women and girls, mostly from South East Asian, South Asian and African countries, are working and living in private households, often in slavery-like situations.
Alleged victims: -
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17 Sep 2020
    19 Jun 2020
    Other actors
    JAL
  • slavery
  • business
  • migrants
  • privacy
  • sale of children
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Contemporary forms of slavery, forced labour and trafficking in human beings are allegedly facilitated by technologies that are available on the online platforms owned by Google, as well as other private companies, such as Apple and Facebook. In Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, these online applications serve as marketing platforms that allow online users to trade migrant women and girls as housemaids. The women and girls, mostly from South East Asian, South Asian and African countries, are working and living in private households, often in slavery-like situations.
Alleged victims: -
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    19 Jun 2020
    Other actors
    JAL
  • slavery
  • business
  • migrants
  • privacy
  • sale of children
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Contemporary forms of slavery, forced labour and trafficking in human beings are allegedly facilitated by technologies that are available on the online platforms owned by Google, as well as other private companies, such as Apple and Facebook. In Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and other countries in the Arab States Region, these online applications serve as marketing platforms that allow online users to trade migrant women and girls as housemaids. The women and girls, mostly from South East Asian, South Asian and African countries, are working and living in private households, often in slavery-like situations.
Alleged victims: -
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21 Aug 2020
    19 Jun 2020
    Other actors
    JAL
  • slavery
  • business
  • migrants
  • privacy
  • sale of children
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Contemporary forms of slavery, forced labour and trafficking in human beings are allegedly facilitated by technologies that are available on the online platforms owned by Google, as well as other private companies, such as Apple and Facebook. In Kuwait and Saudi, these online applications serve as marketing platforms that allow online users to trade migrant women and girls as housemaids. The women and girls, mostly from South East Asian, South Asian and African countries, are working and living in private households, often in slavery-like situations.
Alleged victims: -
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30 Oct 2020
    19 Jun 2020
    Other actors
    JAL
  • slavery
  • business
  • migrants
  • privacy
  • sale of children
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Contemporary forms of slavery, forced labour and trafficking in human beings are allegedly facilitated by technologies that are available on the online platforms owned by Google, as well as other private companies, such as Apple and Facebook. In Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and other countries in the Arab States Region, these online applications serve as marketing platforms that allow online users to trade migrant women and girls as housemaids. The women and girls, mostly from South East Asian, South Asian and African countries, are working and living in private households, often in slavery-like situations.
Alleged victims: -
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    19 Jun 2020
    Other actors
    JAL
  • slavery
  • business
  • migrants
  • privacy
  • sale of children
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Contemporary forms of slavery, forced labour and trafficking in human beings are allegedly facilitated by technologies that are available on the online platforms owned by Google, as well as other private companies, such as Apple and Facebook. In Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, these online applications serve as marketing platforms that allow online users to trade migrant women and girls as housemaids. The women and girls, mostly from South East Asian, South Asian and African countries, are working and living in private households, often in slavery-like situations. slavery-like situations.
Alleged victims: -
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    19 Jun 2020
    Other actors
    JAL
  • slavery
  • business
  • migrants
  • privacy
  • sale of children
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Contemporary forms of slavery, forced labour and trafficking in human beings are allegedly facilitated by technologies that are available on the online platforms owned by Google, as well as other private companies, such as Apple and Facebook. In Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, these online applications serve as marketing platforms that allow online users to trade migrant women and girls as housemaids. The women and girls, mostly from South East Asian, South Asian and African countries, are working and living in private households, often in slavery-like situations.
Alleged victims: -
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    19 Jun 2020
    Kuwait
    JAL
  • slavery
  • business
  • migrants
  • privacy
  • sale of children
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Contemporary forms of slavery, forced labour and trafficking in human beings are allegedly facilitated by technologies that are available on the online platforms owned by Google, as well as other private companies, such as Apple and Facebook. In Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, these online applications serve as marketing platforms that allow online users to trade migrant women and girls as housemaids. The women and girls, mostly from South East Asian, South Asian and African countries, are working and living in private households, often in slavery-like situations.
Alleged victims: -
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22 Jun 2020
24 Jun 2020
24 Jul 2020
    04 Jun 2020
    Brazil
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • privacy
Information received concerning the private surveillance system installed in the metro stations of São Paulo, Brazil.
Alleged victims: -
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10 Aug 2020
    08 May 2020
    Montenegro
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • privacy
Information received concerning the publication of names of persons who have been ordered to self-isolate due to a risk of COVID-19 infection.
Alleged victims: 300
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06 Aug 2020
    06 May 2020
    India
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Act 2019 (the amended Act), to the current counter-terrorism legislation, the 1967 Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (the Act), and raising concerns in relation to its compatibility with your Excellency’s Government’s obligations under international human rights law and in relation to pertinent international standards of counter-terrorism legislation.
Alleged victims: -
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    16 Apr 2020
    Algeria
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
  • women and girls
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de violations de la vie privée, d’atteinte à la dignité de la personne et de représailles à l’encontre de Mme Olaya Saadi, à la suite de sa coopération avec certains mécanismes des droits de l’homme des Nations Unies.
Alleged victims: 1
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    14 Apr 2020
    Hungary
    JOL
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • health
  • privacy
  • violence against women
Information received concerning a proposed bill, submitted to the Hungarian Parliament, that would make it impossible for trans and gender diverse people to legally change their sex/gender.
Alleged victims: -
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    12 Mar 2020
    Zambia
    JAL
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • arbitrary Detention
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • privacy
  • torture
Information received concerning the conviction and sentencing of Mr. Japhet Chataba and Mr. Steven Sambo to 15 years’ imprisonment for allegedly engaging in consensual same-sex relations, in violation of their right to privacy and non-discrimination, and their right to health and freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment.
Alleged victims: 2
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    26 Feb 2020
    Côte d'Ivoire
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • privacy
Iinformations reçues concernant l’arrestation et la privation de liberté de MM. Aboubacar Toure; Alain Lobognon; Babou Traore; Camara Loukimane; Dahafolo Kone; Félicien Sekongo; Gnamiand Stéphane N'Drin; Kamaraté Souleymane Kone; Kanigui Soro; Karidioula Souleymane; Ladji Ouattara; Mamadou Djibo; Marc Kidou Ouattara; Parla Rigobert Soro; Simon Soro; Soumahoro Kando; Tehfour Kone et Yao Soumaila par les autorités ivoiriennes, entre le 23 décembre 2019 et le 14 janvier 2020. Ces 18 individus seraient liés à l’opposition et sont proches de M. Guillaume Kigbafori Soro, Président du parti « Générations et peuples solidaires » (GPS), ancien Premier Ministre, ancien Président de l’Assemblée et candidat aux élections présidentielles de 2020. Un mandat d’arrêt international a été émis le 23 décembre 2019 contre ce dernier.
Alleged victims: 19
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21 Apr 2020
    24 Feb 2020
    United States of America
    JAL
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disability
  • health
  • privacy
Information received concerning the alleged excessive use, by authorities at the Connecticut Department of Correction, of in-cell restraints combined with indefinite and punitive use of prolonged isolation or solitary confinement and denial of appropriate mental health treatment, which reportedly has severe physical and psychological impact on at least 15 persons (see Annex 1 for the list of names) currently or formerly incarcerated at Northern Correctional Institution and other Connecticut correctional facilities.
Alleged victims: 15
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07 Dec 2020
    19 Feb 2020
    China
    JAL
  • health
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • privacy
Information received concerning the harassment, intimidation and arrest of healthcare workers including first-aiders; restrictions imposed on impartial healthcare, as well as the misuse of healthcare transport, facilities, and confidential information. These incidents allegedly occurred in the context of the large-scale civil rights protests that broke out in Hong Kong in June 2019.
Alleged victims: 1
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28 May 2020
    21 Jan 2020
    India
    JUA
  • privacy
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the continued harassment intimidation and violation of the right to privacy of journalist Ms. Rana Ayyub, as well as the alleged failure by the authorities to provide effective protection.
Alleged victims: 1
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    20 Dec 2019
    Colombia
    AL
  • privacy
Información recibida en relación con presuntos actos constitutivos de violación al derecho a la privacidad en contra del Sr. Luis Fernando Andrade Moreno Ex- Presidente de la Agencia Nacional de Infraestructura de Colombia.
Alleged victims: 1
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12 Feb 2020
20 Feb 2020
    17 Dec 2019
    Egypt
    JUA
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • arbitrary Detention
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
  • torture
  • women and girls
Information received concerning ththe alleged arbitrary arrest and detention of Eman Al-Helw, woman human rights defender and Hossam Ahmad, trans-man.
Alleged victims: 2
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    12 Dec 2019
    Malta
    OL
  • privacy
Information received regarding Security Service Act.
Alleged victims: -
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12 Dec 2019
    06 Dec 2019
    Egypt
    JUA
  • minority issues
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the the arbitrary arrest, detention and torture of human rights defender, Mr. Ramy Kamel Saied Salib, reportedly in connection to his human right work and to prevent his participation at the 12th session of the Forum on Minority Issues, which took place in Geneva from 28 to 29 November 2019.
Alleged victims: 1
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06 Mar 2020
24 Aug 2020
    28 Nov 2019
    United States of America
    OL
  • privacy
Information received concerning ‘Project Nightingale’, an initiative reportedly between Google and Ascension to gather the health data of patients across 21 American States
Alleged victims: -
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    28 Nov 2019
    Other actors
    OL
  • privacy
Information received concerning ‘Project Nightingale’, an initiative reportedly between Google and Ascension to gather the health data of patients across 21 American States
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    01 Nov 2019
    China
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • education
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • religion or belief
  • torture
We offer the following comments on the effect and application of the Counter-Terrorism Law of the People’s Republic of China (Counter-Terrorism Law) promulgated on 27 December 2015 effective as of 1 January 2016 and its Regional Implementing Measures, the 2016 Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region Implementing Measures of the Counter-Terrorism Law of the People's Republic of China.
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16 Dec 2019
    01 Nov 2019
    Belgium
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • privacy
Informations reçues concernant des allégations d’arrestation arbitraire et de violation de son droit à la vie privée de Mme Botagoz Jardemalie.
Alleged victims: 1
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08 Jan 2020
    26 Aug 2019
    Tunisia
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the proposed Draft Law No 91-2018 which seeks to alter existing Tunisia’s emergency powers legislation.
Alleged victims: -
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18 Nov 2019
    22 Jul 2019
    Kazakhstan
    JAL
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • privacy
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning acts of harassment and discrimination directed towards a young lesbian couple and the unauthorized filming and posting of a video in social media, affecting their right to privacy.
Alleged victims: 2
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19 Sep 2019
    05 Jul 2019
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
  • business
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
Information received concerning the surveillance, intimidation and harassment against Mr. Omar Abduaziz Alzahrani
Alleged victims: 3
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    19 Jun 2019
    Ethiopia
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • privacy
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
Comments on A Proclamation to Provide for the Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism 2019 (“the Proclamation”), which raises serious concerns regarding a number of human rights and advance my views on this pending legislation, encouraging review and reconsideration of certain key aspects to ensure that new legislation is in compliance with Ethiopia’s international human rights obligations.
Alleged victims: -
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    13 Jun 2019
    Other actors
    OL
  • privacy
Information received concerning the upcoming adoption of the Draft Interpretive Note to Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Recommendation 15, at the plenary meeting of the FATF in Orlando, United States of America, on 16-21 June 2019.
Alleged victims: -
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18 Jun 2019
    09 May 2019
    Ecuador
    AL
  • privacy
Información recibida sobre la vigilancia al Sr. Julian Assange durante su estancia en la Embajada del Ecuador en Londres.
Alleged victims: 1
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26 Jul 2019
06 Aug 2019
    18 Apr 2019
    Ecuador
    AL
  • privacy
Information received in relation to restrictions on Mr. Julian Assange's right to privacy during his stay at the Embassy of Ecuador in London.
Alleged victims: 1
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18 Jun 2019
    28 Mar 2019
    United States of America
    JAL
  • business
  • privacy
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning legislation and social practices of “male guardianship” in Saudi Arabia, including the mobile phone application ‘Absher’, which seem to contravene international human rights norms and standards as outlined below.
Alleged victims: -
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21 Jun 2019
    28 Mar 2019
    Other actors
    JAL
  • business
  • education
  • privacy
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning the availability on the Google’s application store of the Saudi mobile phone application ‘‘Absher’’, allowing millions of “male guardians” to technologically monitor and restrict women’s whereabouts and freedom of movement in Saudi Arabia.
Alleged victims: -
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25 May 2019
    28 Mar 2019
    Other actors
    JAL
  • business
  • education
  • privacy
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning the availability on the Apple’s application store of the Saudi mobile phone application ‘‘Absher”, allowing millions of private “male guardians” to technologically monitor and restrict women’s whereabouts and freedom of movement in Saudi Arabia.
Alleged victims: -
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    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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    12 Mar 2019
    Nicaragua
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
  • terrorism
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con alegaciones de severos actos de represión a las actividades de las organizaciones de derechos humanos de la sociedad civil y limitación al derecho a la libertad de reunión pacífica a través de la cancelación de la personalidad jurídica de varias organizaciones no gubernamentales, allanamientos ilegales a sus oficinas y a las de ciertos medios de comunicación. Asimismo, se alega que algunos de los actos descritos en esta comunicación son represalias como consecuencia de la cooperación de miembros de organizaciones de la sociedad civil con las Naciones Unidas, sus representates y mecanimos en la esfera de los derechos humanos.
Alleged victims: 5
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    26 Feb 2019
    Spain
    JAL
  • executions
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • privacy
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida sobre alegaciones acerca del posible impacto de las actuaciones del estado Español en relación con la criminalización de la labor en favor de los derechos humanos de los migrantes de una defensora de derechos humanos, y con respeto a alegaciones de declaraciones difamatorias contra su organización.
Alleged victims: 1
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30 Apr 2019
    22 Feb 2019
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
  • education
  • privacy
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning legislation and social practices of “male guardianship” in Saudi Arabia, including the mobile phone application ‘Absher’, which seem to contravene international human rights norms and standards as outlined below.
Alleged victims: -
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17 Apr 2019
    13 Feb 2019
    Indonesia
    JOL
  • health
  • privacy
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
Information received concerning discriminatory policy proposals and actions by local government officials in West Java province against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans (LGBT) people.
Alleged victims: -
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    13 Feb 2019
    Cuba
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • privacy
Información recibida en relación con el supuesto filtrado y bloqueo de mensajes llamando al voto negativo en el referéndum constitucional que se celebrará el 24 de febrero de 2019, enviados a través del servicio de mensajes cortos (SMS) de la empresa pública ETECSA (Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Cuba, Sociedad Anónima).
Alleged victims: -
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21 Feb 2019
    12 Feb 2019
    Australia
    OL
  • privacy
Response to the correspondence received from the Australian Government on 30 August 2018 in relation to the legislative gap identified in the protection of the right to privacy in Australia and the complaint received concerning the violation of the right to privacy.
Alleged victims: -
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04 Apr 2019
    07 Dec 2018
    Other actors
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • privacy
Information received regarding the proposal for a regulation on preventing the dissemination of terrorist content online under international human rights law.
Alleged victims: -
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    12 Nov 2018
    Mexico
    JOL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
En este contexto, quisiéramos señalar a su atención urgente la información que hemos recibido en relación a la próxima discusión por el Pleno de la Suprema Corte de Justicia de la Nación de las acciones de inconstitucionalidad promovidas contra la Ley de Seguridad Interior.
Alleged victims: -
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    12 Nov 2018
    India
    OL
  • privacy
Information received concerning the proposed Bill provided to the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology by the Committee of Experts on Data Protection chaired by Justice BN Srikrishna.
Alleged victims: -
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    05 Nov 2018
    Nicaragua
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
  • terrorism
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con las campañas de desprestigio, hostigamiento, amenazas, ataques, detenciones y cargos criminales contra diez defensoras de derechos humanos y en relación con la detención de cuarenta personas que caminaban hacia el punto de reunión de una manifestación.
Alleged victims: 10
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    12 Oct 2018
    Australia
    OL
  • privacy
Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Bill 2018 (the Assistance and Access Bill)
Alleged victims: -
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01 Apr 2019
    28 Sep 2018
    South Africa
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • international order
  • privacy
Information received concerning the intimidation of and threats against Mr. Thabiso Zulu.
Alleged victims: 1
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17 Jan 2019
    26 Sep 2018
    Egypt
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • privacy
  • terrorism
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning the human rights defenders Mr. Shadi al-Ghazali Harb, Ms. Amal Fathy, Mr. Wael Abbas, Mr. Mohamed Ibrahim Radwan, and Mr. Haytham Mohamadein, who are all being detained on charges relating to freedom of expression and association.
Alleged victims: 5
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23 Jan 2019
    30 Aug 2018
    Hungary
    JAL
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning discriminatory measures against the Church of Scientology on the basis of religious belief.
Alleged victims: -
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    22 Aug 2018
    China
    JOL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • privacy
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the use of Residential Surveillance in a Designated Location (RSDL) as amended in the 2012 Criminal Procedure Law Article 73, in relation to persons suspected of endangering State security, of terrorist activities or of involvement in major bribery and where confinement in their own home may ‘impede the investigation’.
Alleged victims: -
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23 Nov 2018
    02 Aug 2018
    Sri Lanka
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Information received concerning allegations of harassment of Ms. Sandya Ekneligoda in reprisal to her efforts to seeking the truth about the fate and whereabouts of her husband.
Alleged victims: 1
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    11 Jul 2018
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the arrest and charges against Mr. Server Mustafayev, as well as the search of his house and seizure of his property.
Alleged victims: 1
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20 Jul 2018
    04 Jul 2018
    Australia
    AL
  • privacy
Information received concerning the alleged violation of the right to privacy of Ms. Brieana Rose and the legislative gap in the protection of privacy in Australia.
Alleged victims: 1
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30 Aug 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
    Pakistan
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the burglary and intimidation of Ms. Maryam Hasan.
Alleged victims: 1
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30 Aug 2018
    31 May 2018
    Lebanon
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • privacy
Information received concerning alleged acts of large-scale surveillance and cyber espionage tied to the General Security Directorate.
Alleged victims: -
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    28 May 2018
    Republic of Korea
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • religion or belief
  • privacy
Information received concerning the continued criminalization of conscientious objection in South Korea.
Alleged victims: -
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12 Sep 2018
    18 May 2018
    United States of America
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • privacy
Information received concerning the Department of State’s proposal to require travelers’ social media information on various United States’ immigration forms.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 May 2018
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • privacy
Information received concerning the Court decision on 13 April 2018 to allow Russia’s federal media regulator, Roskomnadzor, to block Telegram over the latter’s failure to grant the Russia Security Services their users’ encryption keys.
Alleged victims: -
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06 Jul 2018
    08 May 2018
    Argentina
    OL
  • privacy
Información recibida en relación con el proyecto de ley de reforma (S-18/18) del nuevo Código Procesal Penal de la Nación en materia de vigilancia electrónica (capítulos I y II del Título VI), que carecería, en la versión que he tenido oportunidad de estudiar, de las necesarias garantías para la protección del derecho a la privacidad.
Alleged victims: -
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    23 Apr 2018
    Poland
    JOL
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
Information received concerning the adoption of the law ‘On specific solutions related to the organization of sessions of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in the Republic of Poland’. This law will significantly restrict the exercise of civil and political rights by environmental human rights defenders and members of the public. In particular, it will prohibit spontaneous demonstrations during the 24th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24) that will be held in Katowice in December 2018.
Alleged victims: -
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23 May 2018
    11 Dec 2017
    Mexico
    JOL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Información recibida en relación al proceso legislativo en curso para la eventual aprobación de una “Ley de Seguridad Interior”, dirigida, entre otras cuestiones, a regular la participación de las Fuerzas Armadas en tareas de seguridad. La ley fue adoptada por la Cámara de Diputados el 30 de noviembre y ha sido remitida al Senado para su debate y adopción.
Alleged victims: -
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13 Dec 2017
07 Mar 2018
    31 Oct 2017
    Egypt
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
Information received concerning the alleged unlawful arrests and detention, as well as incrimination of persons based on their actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity and expression, and/or their actual or perceived expression and advocacy for protection of the human rights of LGBT people, including of two human rights defenders, Mr. Ahmed Alaa and Ms. Sarah Hegazy.
Alleged victims: 70
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    12 Oct 2017
    Spain
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • privacy
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con diversos actos de intimidación, difamación y amenazas de muerte en contra de la Sra. Helena Maleno Garzón, mismos que parecen relacionarse con su condición de mujer y con sus actividades como defensora de derechos humanos en materia de migración.
Alleged victims: 1
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25 Jan 2018
    22 Sep 2017
    Haiti
    JOL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • privacy
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
informations reçues concernant l’adoption par le Sénat, le 28 juin 2017, d’une proposition de loi portant sur la réputation et le certificat de bonnes vie et mœurs et, le 1 août 2017, de la proposition de loi portant sur le renforcement des dispositions du Code civil relatives au mariage et à la protection de la famille.
Alleged victims: -
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    14 Aug 2017
    Australia
    AL
  • privacy
Information received concerning the alleged violation of the right to privacy of Ms. Brieana Rose and the legislative gap in the protection of privacy in Australia.
Alleged victims: 1
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13 Oct 2017
    14 Jul 2017
    Mexico
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
  • disappearances
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Información recibida en relación a alegaciones sobre el uso de tecnologías de vigilancia por parte de agencias gubernamentales contra miembros del Grupo Interdisciplinario de Expertos Independientes de la Comsión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (GIEI), defensores de derechos humanos, entre ellos integrantes del Centro de Derechos Humanos Miguel Agustín Pro Juárez (Centro Prodh), periodistas y otros miembros de la sociedad civil en México, así como en relación al discurso del Presidente de México solicitando investigaciones contra quienes han señalado al Gobierno mexicano como autor de dichos actos.
Alleged victims: 11
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23 Nov 2017
    07 Jun 2017
    Honduras
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
Información recibida sobre presuntos actos de intimidación contra la defensora de derechos humanos Hedme Castro, en relación con sus actividades de coordinadora general de la Asociación para una Ciudanía Participativa (ACI-PARTICIPA).
Alleged victims: 1
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29 Jun 2017
29 Jun 2017
    18 May 2017
    Japan
    OL
  • privacy
Information received concerning a proposed bill revising parts of the Act on Punishment of Organized Crimes and Control of Crime Proceeds, also known as the ‘anti-conspiracy’ bill which due to its broad scope may, if adopted into law, lead to undue restrictions to the rights to privacy and to freedom of expression.
Alleged victims: -
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21 Aug 2017
    12 May 2017
    Kenya
    OL
  • privacy
Information received concerning the Kenyan Security Laws (Amendment) Act 2014 and the National Intelligence Service which raise concerns about potential interference with the exercise of the right to privacy.
Alleged victims: -
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    10 Aug 2016
    Bahrain
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • migrants
  • privacy
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
Information received concerning systematic persecution and repression of the Shias in Bahrain through undue restrictions to their rights to freedom of religion or belief, freedom of expression and peaceful assembly, including: dissolution of Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, shutting down of faith based organizations, restriction on the practice of Khums, harassment of Shia clerics, restrictions on Friday Prayers and peaceful assembly, denaturalization of Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim and other Shias, discriminatory treatment of Dr. Abduljalil Al-Singace in prison and the travel ban imposed on Sheikh Maytham Al-Salman.
Alleged victims: 28
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09 Sep 2016
22 Sep 2016
    28 Jul 2016
    Russian Federation
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • privacy
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the recently adopted amendments to the Criminal Code and other laws, collectively known as the “Yarovaya Law,” which raise concerns about potential interference with the exercise of the right to freedom of opinion and expression both within and outside Russia.
Alleged victims: -
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12 Oct 2016
    01 Jul 2016
    Singapore
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
Information received concerning Ms. Teo Soh Lung, a human rights lawyer, a former political prisoner and the Director of Function 8 Limited, and Mr. Roy Ngerng, a human rights lawyer and blogger who writes on issues of government transparency and accountability.
Alleged victims: 2
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29 Jun 2017
    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.
Alleged victims: -
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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.
Alleged victims: -
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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.
Alleged victims: -
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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
    19 Feb 2016
    Tajikistan
    JAL
  • torture
  • health
  • privacy
Alleged restrictions to the right to be free from degrading treatment, and the rights to health and privacy in connection with amendments to the “Family Code of the Republic of Tajikistan” and the “Law on State Registration of Acts of Civil Status”. According to the information received, the amendments will require couples to undergo a mandatory medical examination, including HIV testing, prior to registering their marriage. The test results will reportedly be disclosed to both partners. Concern is expressed that the amendments, if applied without respecting consent, confidentiality and necessity requirements, may amount to degrading treatment. Such amendments could also seriously infringe upon the right to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health and the right to privacy as they undermine informed consent and confidentiality, and could potentially lead to the discrimination of persons living with HIV/AIDS based on their health status.
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14 Apr 2016
    28 Dec 2015
    France
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • privacy
Analyse de la loi n° 2015-1556 du 30 novembre 2015 relative aux mesures de surveillance des communications électroniques internationales et de la loi n°2015-1501 du 20 novembre 2015 prorogeant l’application de la loi n° 55-385 du 3 avril 1955 relative à l’état d’urgence et renforçant l’efficacité de ses dispositions, au regard des obligations internationales de la France en matière de droits de l’homme. Selon les informations reçues, certaines dispositions de ces lois pourraient imposer des restrictions indues à l’exercice légitime du droit à la liberté d’expression, du droit à la vie privée, du droit à la liberté de réunion pacifique et à la liberté d’association. Des inquiétudes sont exprimées concernant l’assignation à résidence, dans le cadre de l’application de la loi sur l’état d’urgence, notamment contre des militants écologistes. Ces préoccupations s’ajoutent à celles formulées dans la communication conjointe portant sur la loi n° 2014-1353 et des mesures relatives à la lutte contre le terrorisme et aux infractions de « provocation » et « apologie » du terrorisme ; communication envoyée le 3 février 2015, voir A/HRC/29/50, numéro cas FRA 1/2015.
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26 Feb 2016