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255 communications found
Date, Country,
Type and
ref. no. of
communication
Mandates Summary Replies
received
    14 Sep 2021
    United States of America
    JOL
  • business
  • environment
  • health
  • international order
  • poverty
  • toxics and human rights
Information received concerning the ongoing and advanced negotiations between the Government of Kenya and the United States of America of a new trade agreement between the two States that, if adopted, would allegedly remove strict tariffs of import of plastic between the two countries, provide duty-free treatment for the currently dutiable import of plastic waste to Kenya, and that may have potential environmental and human rights impacts.
Alleged victims: -
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    14 Sep 2021
    Kenya
    JOL
  • business
  • environment
  • health
  • international order
  • poverty
  • toxics and human rights
Information received concerning the ongoing and advanced negotiations between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Kenya of a new trade agreement between the two States that, if adopted, would allegedly remove strict tariffs of import of plastic between the two countries, provide duty-free treatment for the currently dutiable import of plastic waste to Kenya, and that may have potential environmental and human rights impacts.
Alleged victims: -
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    21 Jun 2021
    European Commission
    OL
  • toxics and human rights
Information received concerning the practice by EU member states of exporting hazardous pesticides, which are prohibited for use in the European Union, to third countries.
Alleged victims: -
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04 Aug 2021
    21 Jun 2021
    EU Presidency
    OL
  • toxics and human rights
Information received concerning the practice by EU member states of exporting hazardous pesticides, which are prohibited for use in the European Union, to third countries.
Alleged victims: -
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    21 Jun 2021
    EU Parliement
    OL
  • toxics and human rights
Information received concerning the practice by EU member states of exporting hazardous pesticides, which are prohibited for use in the European Union, to third countries.
Alleged victims: -
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    09 Jun 2021
    Peru
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • toxics and human rights
Información recibida señalando que Perú no ha tomado las medidas cautelares y correctivas suficientes para prevenir el impacto negativo en los derechos humanos de los miembros de las comunidad indígenas que viven en el Departamento de Loreto por daños ambientales que han afectado la calidad del agua y del suelo causados por 50 años de explotación petrolera en sus territorios. Suscita una preocupación particular el 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 (antiguo lote 1AB), sin haber aplicado las medidas necesarias para remediar totalmente la emergencia ambiental en la zona de los Lotes 192 y 8.
Alleged victims: -
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    28 May 2021
    Brazil
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • environment
  • food
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • toxics and human rights
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning escalating violence against Munduruku and Yanomami indigenous peoples, including attacks against the Munduruku Wakoborũn Women’s Association, mercury contamination in the Amazonian indigenous lands, and the proposed Bill no. 191/2020.
Alleged victims: 2
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27 Jul 2021
    27 May 2021
    Zambia
    JAL
  • toxics and human rights
  • disability
Information received concerning alleged ongoing human rights violations and environmentally damaging consequences of the lead contamination in Kabwe, Zambia, affecting a large residential area.
Alleged victims: 76000
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    27 May 2021
    South Africa
    JAL
  • toxics and human rights
  • disability
Information received concerning alleged ongoing human rights violations and environmentally damaging consequences of the lead contamination in Kabwe, Zambia, affecting a large residential area.
Alleged victims: 76000
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    27 May 2021
    Jubilee metals
    JAL
  • toxics and human rights
  • disability
Information received concerning potential human rights violations and environmentally damaging consequences of on-going lead contamination in Kabwe, Zambia, affecting a large residential area.
Alleged victims: 76000
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    19 Apr 2021
    Greenland Minerals Ltd.
    JAL
  • toxics and human rights
  • business
  • indigenous peoples
Information received concerning potential human rights violations and environmentally damaging consequences of the uranium mining project knows as Kuannersuit or Kvanefjeld in Southern Greenland, which you company is seeking to implement through its subsidiary Greenland Minerals A/S, headquartered in Narsaq, Greenland.
Alleged victims: 1300
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21 Apr 2021
02 Jun 2021
02 Jun 2021
02 Jun 2021
02 Jun 2021
    19 Apr 2021
    Denmark
    JAL
  • toxics and human rights
  • business
  • indigenous peoples
Information received concerning potential human rights violations and environmentally damaging consequences of the uranium mining project known as Kuannersuit or Kvanefjeld in Southern Greenland. The planned open pit mining site is exploited by the company Greenland Minerals A/S, headquartered in Narsaq, Greenland (subsidiary of Greenland Minerals Ltd., domiciled in Australia) and is located on a mountain ridge in close vicinity of Inuit farming, hunting and fishing communities, including the town of Narsaq. Concerns have been raised over the lack of access to adequate information, failure to consult and seek the free, prior and informed consent of the local indigenous community, insufficient documentation and recognition of environmental risks of toxic and radioactive pollution and wastes and damage to the nearby UNESCO heritage listed site, Kujaata.
Alleged victims: 1300
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01 Jul 2021
    19 Apr 2021
    Australia
    JAL
  • toxics and human rights
  • business
  • indigenous peoples
Information received concerning potential human rights violations and environmentally damaging consequences of the uranium mining project known as Kuannersuit or Kvanefjeld in Southern Greenland by Greenland Minerals Ltd, which is a mining company domiciled in your country. Its subsidiary, Greenland Minerals A/S, is headquartered in Narsaq, Greenland.
Alleged victims: 1300
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17 Jun 2021
    23 Mar 2021
    Sweden
    JAL
  • toxics and human rights
  • environment
  • health
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the long term and continuing exposure of residents in the city of Arica in northern Chile, to huge amounts of hazardous waste, containing toxic chemicals produced by a Swedish company called Boliden Mineral AB and deposited in vicinity of the community in 1984-1985.
Alleged victims: 2
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21 May 2021
    23 Mar 2021
    Chile
    JAL
  • toxics and human rights
  • environment
  • health
  • housing
  • migrants
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the long term and continuing exposure of residents in the city of Arica in northern Chile, to huge amounts of hazardous waste, containing toxic chemicals produced by a Swedish company called Boliden Mineral AB and deposited in vicinity of the community in 1984-1985.
Alleged victims: 2
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20 May 2021
28 May 2021
28 May 2021
28 May 2021
28 May 2021
28 May 2021
28 May 2021
28 May 2021
28 May 2021
28 May 2021
28 May 2021
28 May 2021
28 May 2021
28 May 2021
28 May 2021
28 May 2021
    23 Mar 2021
    Boliden Group
    JAL
  • toxics and human rights
  • environment
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the long term and continuing exposure of residents in the city of Arica in northern Chile, to huge amounts of hazardous waste, containing toxic chemicals produced by a Swedish company called Boliden Mineral AB and deposited in vicinity of the community in 1984-1985.
Alleged victims: 2
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21 May 2021
    17 Mar 2021
    China
    JAL
  • toxics and human rights
  • environment
Information received concerning alleged violations of human rights related to the pollution, waste, and effects on climate change resulting from the operation of a number of coal powered plants operating or planned to operate in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Alleged victims: -
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27 May 2021
    17 Mar 2021
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    JAL
  • toxics and human rights
  • environment
Information received concerning alleged violations of human rights related to the pollution, waste, and effects on climate change resulting from the operation of a number of coal powered plants operating or planned to operate in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Alleged victims: -
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    11 Mar 2021
    Thailand
    JAL
  • toxics and human rights
  • environment
  • food
  • indigenous peoples
  • poverty
Information received concerning the serious risks to the enjoyment of human rights of affected populations in the context of the 2009 Montara Oil Spill in the Timor Sea.
Alleged victims: -
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16 Mar 2021
    11 Mar 2021
    PPT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited (PTTEP)
    JAL
  • toxics and human rights
  • environment
  • food
  • indigenous peoples
  • poverty
Information received concerning the serious risks to the enjoyment of human rights of affected populations in the context of the 2009 Montara Oil Spill in the Timor Sea.
Alleged victims: -
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10 May 2021
    11 Mar 2021
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • toxics and human rights
  • environment
  • food
  • indigenous peoples
  • poverty
Information received concerning the serious risks to the enjoyment of human rights of affected populations in the context of the 2009 Montara Oil Spill in the Timor Sea.
Alleged victims: -
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12 May 2021
    11 Mar 2021
    Australia
    JAL
  • toxics and human rights
  • environment
  • food
  • indigenous peoples
  • poverty
Information received concerning the serious risks to the enjoyment of human rights of affected populations in the context of the 2009 Montara Oil Spill in the Timor Sea.
Alleged victims: -
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10 May 2021
    19 Feb 2021
    FG LA LLC
    JAL
  • racism
  • African Descent
  • business
  • environment
  • health
  • toxics and human rights
Information we have received concerning allegations of environmental racism in Louisiana, specifically the industrialization of an area known by its residents as “Cancer Alley.”
Alleged victims: -
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    19 Feb 2021
    Colombia
    OL
  • toxics and human rights
Preocupación relativa a la intención del Estado de Colombia de considerar de financiar y apoyar el fracking de combustibles fósiles, dada la profunda preocupación relacionada con los derechos humanos y la sostenibilidad, y subrayar que nuevas inversiones en fracking son incompatibles con la protección de los derechos humanos.
Alleged victims: -
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    16 Feb 2021
    United States of America
    JAL
  • racism
  • African Descent
  • business
  • environment
  • health
  • toxics and human rights
Information received concerning allegations of environmental racism in Louisiana, specifically the industrialization of an area known by its residents as “Cancer Alley.”
Alleged victims: -
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    16 Feb 2021
    Formosa Plastics Corporations USA
    JAL
  • racism
  • African Descent
  • business
  • environment
  • health
  • toxics and human rights
Information received concerning allegations of environmental racism in Louisiana, specifically the industrialization of an area known by its residents as “Cancer Alley.”
Alleged victims: -
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    16 Feb 2021
    Formosa Plastic Corporation
    JAL
  • racism
  • African Descent
  • business
  • environment
  • health
  • toxics and human rights
Information received concerning allegations of environmental racism in Louisiana, specifically the industrialization of an area known by its residents as “Cancer Alley.”
Alleged victims: -
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    09 Feb 2021
    Germany
    OL
  • toxics and human rights
Information received concerning discussions in the German Federal Parliament on the adoption of a national law that prohibits the export of pesticides which do not have an approval or authorization in the European Union (EU) and/or Germany.
Alleged victims: -
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12 Apr 2021
    29 Jan 2021
    United States of America
    JAL
  • environment
  • indigenous peoples
  • toxics and human rights
Information received regarding the impacts of the United States of America’s increased military presence in Guam and the failure to protect the indigenous Chamorro people from the loss of their traditional lands, territories, and resources
Alleged victims: 61000
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    13 Jan 2021
    Japan
    JAL
  • toxics and human rights
  • environment
  • food
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • internally displaced persons
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the management of contaminated water at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (NPS) by the Government of Japan and TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power) and the serious risks posed to the enjoyment of human rights of affected populations, the grave consequences which nuclear contamination poses to the physical and mental health and wellbeing of affected populations, including children, recent developments concerning the lifting of a number of evacuation orders, resignation of highly contaminated areas as well as the lack of access to information, and lack of public consultation regarding data, envisaged solutions, past and future decisions affecting directly the wellbeing and human rights of concerned segments of the population.
Alleged victims: -
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11 Mar 2021
    07 Jan 2021
    United States of America
    JAL
  • executions
  • African Descent
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disability
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • housing
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • minority issues
  • older persons
  • racism
  • toxics and human rights
Information received concerning allegations of police excessive use of force in response to the Black Lives Matter protests that took place in the city of Philadelphia during May-June 2020.
Alleged victims: 10
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    23 Dec 2020
    ING Holdings
    JAL
  • housing
  • business
  • Cambodia
  • environment
  • food
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
Information received regarding an urban development project carried out by ING Holdings that involves the reclassification and in-filling of the Tompoun/Cheung Ek wetlands, which are used for housing, fishing and farming by at least 1,000 families, in southern Phnom Penh, Khans Mean Chey and Dangkao, and Kandal province, near Ta Khmao city, without consultation with the affected families. Allegedly, not only does the project threaten the livelihoods and homes of these families, but it will also cause irreparable damage to the wetlands ecosystem, place more than a million people at increased risk of flooding and pollute the Mekong and Bassac rivers with untreated sewage and harmful pollutants posing serious risks for the communities living along the rivers and relying on them as a source of income and food.
Alleged victims: 1000
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    23 Dec 2020
    Cambodia
    JAL
  • housing
  • business
  • Cambodia
  • environment
  • food
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
Information received concerning an urban development project involving the reclassification and in-filling of the Tompoun Cheung Ek wetlands, which are used for housing, fishing and farming by at least 1,000 families, in southern Phnom Penh, Khans Mean Chey and Dangkao, and Kandal province, near Ta Khmao city, without consultation with the affected families. Allegedly, not only does the project threaten the livelihoods and homes of these families, but it will also cause irreparable damage to the wetlands ecosystem, place more than a million people at increased risk of flooding and pollute the Mekong and Bassac rivers with untreated sewage and harmful pollutants posing serious risks for the communities living along the rivers and relying on them as a source of income and food.
Alleged victims: 1000
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17 Feb 2021
19 Feb 2021
    17 Dec 2020
    Colombia
    JUA
  • toxics and human rights
  • African Descent
  • environment
  • food
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Preocupación relativa a la intención del Estado de Colombia de reactivar el Programa de Erradicación de Cultivos Ilícitos mediante aspersión aérea de herbicida glifosato (PECIG) y los riesgos relacionados para los derechos humanos y el medio ambiente. Estos hechos se estarían llevando a cabo en un contexto de violencia sistemática contra los pueblos indígenas y afrocolombianos y las personas defensoras de los derechos humanos que trabajan protegiendo el derecho a la salud y al medioambiente en el país.
Alleged victims: -
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23 Feb 2021
    14 Dec 2020
    Panama
    JAL
  • environment
  • business
  • food
  • toxics and human rights
Información recibida sobre el derrame de petróleo del granelero MV Wakashio frente a las costas de Mauricio a partir del 25 de julio de 2020 y sus consecuencias.
Alleged victims: 1000
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15 Feb 2021
    14 Dec 2020
    Nagashiki Shipping Co Ltd
    JAL
  • environment
  • business
  • food
  • toxics and human rights
Information received concerning the oil spill from the bulk carrier vessel MV Wakashio off the coast of Mauritius beginning on 25 July 2020 and its aftermath.
Alleged victims: 1000
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27 Feb 2021
    14 Dec 2020
    Mitsui OSK Lines
    JAL
  • environment
  • business
  • food
  • toxics and human rights
Information received concerning the oil spill from the bulk carrier vessel MV Wakashio off the coast of Mauritius beginning on 25 July 2020 and its aftermath.
Alleged victims: 1000
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24 Feb 2021
    14 Dec 2020
    Mauritius
    JAL
  • environment
  • business
  • food
  • toxics and human rights
Information received concerning the oil spill from the bulk carrier vessel MV Wakashio off the coast of Mauritius beginning on 25 July 2020 and its aftermath.
Alleged victims: 1000
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22 Feb 2021
    14 Dec 2020
    Japan
    JAL
  • environment
  • business
  • food
  • toxics and human rights
Information received concerning the oil spill from the bulk carrier vessel MV Wakashio off the coast of Mauritius beginning on 25 July 2020 and its aftermath.
Alleged victims: 1000
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15 Feb 2021
    16 Oct 2020
    United States of America
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • African Descent
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • racism
  • torture
Information received concerning allegations of excessive use of force by law enforcement officials and the military against peaceful demonstrators over the past three months across the United States
Alleged victims: 1000
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    28 Sep 2020
    Honduras
    OL
  • toxics and human rights
Preocupación relativa al Decreto Legislativo aprobado por el Congreso Nacional el 16 de junio de 2020 que interpreta los artículos 8, 11, 68 párrafo segundo, 69 y 92 literal c) del Decreto 104-93, de fecha 27 de mayo de 1993, que contiene la Ley General del Ambiente, para establecer que no está prohibida la importación, fabricación y/o reciclaje de las baterías de ácido o plomo, nuevas o de segunda mano, todo ello pendiente de la aprobación por el Gobierno de Su Excelencia.
Alleged victims: -
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    21 Sep 2020
    Other actors
    JAL
  • toxics and human rights
  • environment
Information received concerning the threat of an oil spill from the SAFER oil tanker, berthed off Yemen’s west coast.
Alleged victims: 1600000
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    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
04 Dec 2020
04 Dec 2020
04 Dec 2020
04 Dec 2020
04 Dec 2020
04 Dec 2020
04 Dec 2020
04 Dec 2020
04 Dec 2020
04 Dec 2020
04 Dec 2020
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04 Dec 2020
04 Dec 2020
04 Dec 2020
04 Dec 2020
04 Dec 2020
04 Dec 2020
04 Dec 2020
04 Dec 2020
04 Dec 2020
    09 Sep 2020
    Cerrejon
    JAL
  • environment
  • business
  • food
  • health
  • indigenous peoples
  • poverty
  • toxics and human rights
  • 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
    08 Sep 2020
    Italy
    JUA
  • housing
  • health
  • minority issues
  • toxics and human rights
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the allegations of imminent eviction of Area F of the Roma settlement Castel Romano “equipped village” in Rome.
Alleged victims: 96
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05 Nov 2020
05 Nov 2020
05 Nov 2020
05 Nov 2020
05 Nov 2020
05 Nov 2020
05 Nov 2020
05 Nov 2020
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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
    Highlands Frieda Limited
    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
    Frieda River Limited
    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
    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
    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
    13 Jul 2020
    Mr. Antonio Guterres
    AL
  • toxics and human rights
Information received concerning the situation of workers at the United Nations facilities in the City of Knowledge in Panama City, reportedly exposed to toxic and otherwise hazardous elements inside these buildings.
Alleged victims: -
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02 Sep 2020
    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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    08 Jun 2020
    United States of America
    JAL
  • African Descent
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disability
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • housing
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • mercenaries
  • minority issues
  • older persons
  • poverty
  • racism
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • torture
  • toxics and human rights
Information received concerning several recent killings of people of African descent in apparently State-endorsed operations in the United States
Alleged victims: 3
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04 Aug 2020
    28 Apr 2020
    Mr. Antonio Guterres
    JAL
  • poverty
  • African Descent
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • housing
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • racism
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • water and sanitation
Information received regarding the continued denial of effective remedies to the victims of the 2010 cholera outbreak in Haiti.
Alleged victims: 829000
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26 Jun 2020
    28 Apr 2020
    Haiti
    JAL
  • poverty
  • African Descent
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • housing
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • racism
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • water and sanitation
Informations reçues concernant le fait que les victimes de l'épidémie de choléra de 2010 en Haïti continuent de se voir refuser des recours efficaces.
Alleged victims: 829000
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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
    26 Mar 2020
    UNMIK
    OL
  • toxics and human rights
Continuing dialogue with the UN leadership regarding the Trust Fund charged with implementing assistance projects, in the municipalities of North Mitrovica, South Mitrovica and Leposavić in Kosovo.
Alleged victims: -
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19 May 2020
    26 Mar 2020
    United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations
    OL
  • toxics and human rights
Continuing dialogue with the UN leadership regarding the Trust Fund charged with implementing assistance projects, in the municipalities of North Mitrovica, South Mitrovica and Leposavić in Kosovo.
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    29 Jan 2020
    China
    JAL
  • toxics and human rights
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information regarding the allegedly inappropriate use of chemical agents during demonstrations from June to December of 2019 in Hong Kong. These agents include hazardous substances such as tear gas, pepper spray, pepper balls and irritating chemical constituents dispersed from water cannons and other mobile sprayers against protestors, journalists, human rights defenders, social workers, volunteer medics and other humanitarian workers. The Hong Kong Police Force (hereinafter HKPF) officers ensuring public order at the frontline of events have also been exposed. The allegations include the use of these chemical agents in the densely populated city of Hong Kong, in closed spaces, in close vicinity of schools, kindergartens and institutions housing sensitive segments of the population.
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21 Apr 2020
28 Aug 2020
28 Aug 2020
28 Aug 2020
    22 Jan 2020
    Republic of Korea
    OL
  • toxics and human rights
Information received concerning the “Ban Amendment” to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal.
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    11 Nov 2019
    Switzerland
    OL
  • toxics and human rights
Préoccupations relatives au projet de modification de l'ordonnance concernant l'exportation de pesticides interdits en Suisse « en raison de leurs effets sur la santé humaine ou sur l'environnement » (ORRChim ; RS 814.81).
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17 Jan 2020
    31 Jul 2019
    Secretary-General UN
    OL
  • toxics and human rights
The letter is part of the ongoing engagement of the Special Rapporteur on Toxics and Human Rights with the Secretary General of the U.N. regarding the organization's responsibility towards victims of lead-poisoning in Kosovo, members of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities, including the Trust Fund which has been established to help the affected communities.
Alleged victims: 138
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04 Oct 2019
    15 Jul 2019
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información relativa a la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
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15 Jul 2021
    15 Jul 2019
    Uruguay
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información relativa a la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
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07 Aug 2019
    15 Jul 2019
    Trinidad and Tobago
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
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    15 Jul 2019
    Suriname
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
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    15 Jul 2019
    Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning the ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
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    15 Jul 2019
    Saint Lucia
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning the ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
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    15 Jul 2019
    Saint Kitts and Nevis
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
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    15 Jul 2019
    Peru
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información relativa a la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
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    15 Jul 2019
    Paraguay
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información relativa a la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
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    15 Jul 2019
    Panama
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información relativa a la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
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    15 Jul 2019
    Nicaragua
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información relativa a la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
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    15 Jul 2019
    Mexico
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
La información relativa a la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
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24 Jan 2020
    15 Jul 2019
    Jamaica
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
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    15 Jul 2019
    Honduras
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
La información relativa a la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
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    15 Jul 2019
    Haiti
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Informations concernant la ratification prioritaire de l' Accord régional sur l’accès à l’information, la participation publique et l’accès à la justice à propos des questions environnementales en Amérique latine et dans les Caraïbes (Accord Escazú).
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    15 Jul 2019
    Guyana
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning the ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
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    15 Jul 2019
    Guatemala
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
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26 Aug 2019
    15 Jul 2019
    Grenada
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    El Salvador
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información relativa a la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
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    15 Jul 2019
    Ecuador
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Dominican Republic
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
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    15 Jul 2019
    Dominica
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Cuba
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
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    15 Jul 2019
    Costa Rica
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
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    15 Jul 2019
    Colombia
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
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    15 Jul 2019
    Chile
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
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    15 Jul 2019
    Brazil
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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26 Jul 2019
    15 Jul 2019
    Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
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    15 Jul 2019
    Belize
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Barbados
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Bahamas
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Argentina
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
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23 Jul 2019
    15 Jul 2019
    Antigua and Barbuda
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    20 Jun 2019
    United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
    OL
  • toxics and human rights
Information received concerning the current situation of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian families who between 1999 and 2013, during the Kosovo* conflict, were internally displaced and housed by the United Nations, in camps constructed on lead-contaminated toxic wasteland.
Alleged victims: 138
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    20 Jun 2019
    United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
    OL
  • toxics and human rights
Information received concerning the current situation of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian families who between 1999 and 2013, during the Kosovo* conflict, were internally displaced and housed by the United Nations, in camps constructed on lead-contaminated toxic wasteland.
Alleged victims: 138
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    19 Jun 2019
    World Health Organisation
    OL
  • toxics and human rights
Information received concerning the current situation of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian families who between 1999 and 2013, during the Kosovo* conflict, were internally displaced and housed by the United Nations, in camps constructed on lead-contaminated toxic wasteland.
Alleged victims: 138
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08 Oct 2019
    19 Jun 2019
    United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
    OL
  • toxics and human rights
Information received concerning the current situation of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian families who between 1999 and 2013, during the Kosovo* conflict, were internally displaced and housed by the United Nations, in camps constructed on lead-contaminated toxic wasteland.
Alleged victims: 138
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    19 Jun 2019
    United Nations Development Programme
    OL
  • toxics and human rights
Information received concerning the current situation of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian families who between 1999 and 2013, during the Kosovo* conflict, were internally displaced and housed by the United Nations, in camps constructed on lead-contaminated toxic wasteland.
Alleged victims: 138
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    19 Jun 2019
    UNICEF
    OL
  • toxics and human rights
Information received concerning the current situation of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian families who between 1999 and 2013, during the Kosovo* conflict, were internally displaced and housed by the United Nations, in camps constructed on lead-contaminated toxic wasteland.
Alleged victims: 138
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    28 May 2019
    Viet Nam
    OL
  • toxics and human rights
Information received concerning the “Ban Amendment” to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal, designed to prohibit hazardous waste exports from Member States of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the European Union, and Liechtenstein, to developing countries.
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    28 May 2019
    Senegal
    OL
  • toxics and human rights
Information reçue concernant l’amendement «d'interdiction» à la Convention de Bâle sur le contrôle des mouvements transfrontières de déchets dangereux et de leur élimination, visant à interdire toutes les exportations de déchets dangereux des États membres de l'Organisation de coopération et de développement économiques, l’Union Européenne, et le Liechtenstein, vers les pays en développement.
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    28 May 2019
    Saint Kitts and Nevis
    OL
  • toxics and human rights
Information received concerning the “Ban Amendment” to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal, designed to prohibit hazardous waste exports from Member States of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the European Union, and Liechtenstein, to developing countries.
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    28 May 2019
    Pakistan
    OL
  • toxics and human rights
Information received concerning the “Ban Amendment” to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal, designed to prohibit hazardous waste exports from Member States of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the European Union, and Liechtenstein, to developing countries.
Alleged victims: -
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    28 May 2019
    Cuba
    OL
  • toxics and human rights
Información recibida en relación con la "Enmienda de Prohibición" del Convenio de Basilea sobre el Control de los Movimientos Transfronterizos de los Desechos Peligrosos y su Eliminación (en adelante referida como “la Enmienda de Prohibición”), destinada a prohibir la exportación de desechos peligrosos de los Estados miembros de la Organización de Cooperación y Desarrollo Económicos, de la Unión Europea y de Liechtenstein hacia países en desarrollo.
Alleged victims: -
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    27 May 2019
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    OL
  • toxics and human rights
Information recue concernant l’amendement «d'interdiction» à la Convention de Bâle sur le contrôle des mouvements transfrontières de déchets dangereux et de leur élimination, visant à interdire toutes les exportations de déchets dangereux des États membres de l'Organisation de coopération et de développement économiques, l’Union Européenne, et le Liechtenstein, vers les pays en développement.
Alleged victims: -
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    27 May 2019
    Croatia
    OL
  • toxics and human rights
Information received concerning the “Ban Amendment” to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal, designed to prohibit hazardous waste exports from Member States of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development and the European Union, and Liechtenstein, to developing countries.
Alleged victims: -
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24 Jun 2019
    27 May 2019
    Costa Rica
    OL
  • toxics and human rights
Información recibida en relación con la "Enmienda de prohibición" del Convenio de Basilea sobre el control de los Movimientos Transfronterizos de los Desechos Peligrosos y su Eliminación (en adelante referida como “la Enmienda de Prohibición”), destinada a prohibir la exportación de desechos peligrosos de los Estados miembros de la Organización para la Cooperación y el Desarrollo Económicos, y de la Unión Europea y de Liechtenstein hacia países en desarrollo.
Alleged victims: -
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    27 May 2019
    Comoros
    OL
  • toxics and human rights
Informations reçues concernant l’amendement «d'interdiction» à la Convention de Bâle sur le contrôle des mouvements transfrontières de déchets dangereux et de leur élimination, visant à interdire toutes les exportations de déchets dangereux des États membres de l'Organisation de coopération et de développement économiques, l’Union Européenne, et le Liechtenstein, vers les pays en développement.
Alleged victims: -
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    27 May 2019
    Brazil
    OL
  • toxics and human rights
Information received concerning the “Ban Amendment” to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal, designed to prohibit hazardous waste exports from Member States of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the European Union, and Liechtenstein, to developing countries.
Alleged victims: -
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26 Jul 2019
    27 May 2019
    Bahamas
    OL
  • toxics and human rights
Information received concerning the “Ban Amendment” to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal, designed to prohibit hazardous waste exports from Member States of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development and the European Union, and Liechtenstein, to developing countries.
Alleged victims: -
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    11 Apr 2019
    Permanent Delegation of the European Union
    OL
  • toxics and human rights
Information received regarding the Draft Commission Regulation amending, for the purposes of a 14th Adaptation to Technical and Scientific Progress (ATP), Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP Regulation), specifically with regard to a proposed amendment of Annexes II and III to the CLP Regulation by defining specific labelling obligation for mixtures containing titanium dioxide and its potential implications for the rights to health and information in EU Member States.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Mar 2019
    United States of America
    AL
  • toxics and human rights
Information received concerning exposure of residents of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, to toxic chemicals resulting from the disposal of coal combustion residuals.
Alleged victims: -
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13 Sep 2019
    15 Mar 2019
    AES Puerto Rico, LP
    AL
  • toxics and human rights
Information received concerning exposure of residents of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, to toxic chemicals resulting from the disposal of coal combustion residuals.
Alleged victims: -
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    01 Mar 2019
    India
    JAL
  • business
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
Information received concerning the human rights implications of exposure to asbestos from an asbestos fibre cement factory and dumping of asbestos waste in the village of Kymore, Madhya Pradesh, India.
Alleged victims: -
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    01 Mar 2019
    Everest Industries Limited
    JAL
  • toxics and human rights
  • business
  • health
Information received concerning the human rights implications of exposure to asbestos from an asbestos fibre cement factory and dumping of asbestos waste in the village of Kymore, Madhya Pradesh, India.
Alleged victims: -
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    01 Mar 2019
    Etex
    JAL
  • toxics and human rights
  • business
  • health
Information received concerning the human rights implications of exposure to asbestos from an asbestos fibre cement factory and dumping of asbestos waste in the village of Kymore, Madhya Pradesh, India.
Alleged victims: -
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    01 Mar 2019
    Belgium
    JAL
  • business
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
Information received concerning the human rights implications of exposure to asbestos from an asbestos fibre cement factory and dumping of asbestos waste in the village of Kymore, Madhya Pradesh, India.
Alleged victims: -
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12 Apr 2019
05 Jun 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
    OceanaGold Corporation
    JAL
  • 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
    06 Feb 2019
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • human rights defenders
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the alleged failure to protect against human rights abuses linked to coal mining operations in East Kalimantan Province, including violations of rights to life, to water and sanitation, to food, and to a clean and safe environment. We would also like to bring your attention information concerning alleged harassment and attacks against JATAM (Mining Advocacy Network), an environmental non-governmental organisation, for denouncing this situation.
Alleged victims: 31
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01 Nov 2019
    28 Jan 2019
    France
    AL
  • toxics and human rights
Informations reçues concernant les conséquences persistantes du programme des essais nucléaires menés par la République française en Polynésie française entre 1966 et 1996 et les violations des droits de l'homme présumées que les populations locales ont subies et continuent de subir en raison de ce programme, notamment le droit à la vie, le droit à la santé, les droits de l'enfant, le droit à l’information et aux remèdes judicaires.
Alleged victims: -
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    23 Nov 2018
    Secretary-General UN
    OL
  • toxics and human rights
Information received regarding the operation and funding of the Trust Fund established in July 2017 and charged with implementing community-based assistance projects in several municipalities of Kosovo.
Alleged victims: 138
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24 Dec 2018
    13 Nov 2018
    Republic of Korea
    AL
  • toxics and human rights
Information received concerning the use of hazardous chemical products in humidifier sterilizers
Alleged victims: 6000
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10 Apr 2019
    17 Oct 2018
    Vale
    JAL
  • 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.
Alleged victims: -
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    17 Oct 2018
    Samarco
    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
    Renova Foundation
    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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18 Oct 2018
16 Jan 2019
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16 Jan 2019
16 Jan 2019
16 Jan 2019
16 Jan 2019
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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
    NHP Billiton
    JAL
  • 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.
Alleged victims: -
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    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 Sep 2018
    Japan
    JAL
  • toxics and human rights
  • internally displaced persons
Information received concerning issues faced by evacuees (also “internally displaced persons”) under the ongoing decontamination and resettlement program in the Fukushima Prefecture of Japan and the existing and potential risks to which they are exposed to as a result of lifting the evacuation orders.
Alleged victims: -
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05 Nov 2018
    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
    03 Sep 2018
    Mexico
    OL
  • toxics and human rights
Information received concerning the construction of a new tailings dam by the company Buenavista del Cobre, S.A. de C.V in Cananea, Sonora
Alleged victims: -
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    12 Jul 2018
    Kazakhstan
    AL
  • toxics and human rights
Information received concerning the alleged violation of the right to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health and to facilities for the treatment of illness and rehabilitation of 25 children, former residents of Berezovka village of Kazakhstan.
Alleged victims: 25
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03 Oct 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
    28 Jun 2018
    Japan
    JAL
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • slavery
Information received concerning issues faced by workers employed in the ongoing decontamination and resettlement programme in the Fukushima Prefecture of Japan, more particularly, the existing and potential risks to which they are exposed to, inconsistencies in the monitoring and implementation of guidelines aimed at protecting their security and required working conditions, reported consistent violations of their labour rights and their right to health, including unsatisfactory levels of health and security safeguards in place.
Alleged victims: 77000
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17 Aug 2018
    26 Jun 2018
    Russian Copper Company (RMK)
    JAL
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  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning potentially grave detrimental effects of the Tominsk Ore Mining and Processing Integrated Plant (Tominsk GOK) on the environment and health of communities in the Chelyabinsk region; constraints on freedom of expression, access to information and public participation in the context of the approval of the project; and threats and intimidation against environmental human rights defender, Sergey Belogorokhov, of “STOP GOK”.
Alleged victims: 1
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27 Aug 2018
    26 Jun 2018
    Junfield Group S.A.
    JAL
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  • 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
    Junefiled Mineral Resources Holding Limited
    JAL
  • 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
    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
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  • 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
    13 Jun 2018
    Switzerland
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • water and sanitation
Informations reçues concernant la contamination environnementale et l’exposition continue d’êtres humains à d’extrêmement hautes quantités de métaux lourds dans le Département de Pasco. Les dommages seraient la conséquence de décennies d’activités minières dans la région, qui sont encore opérées aujourd'hui, à travers la société Volcan Compania Minera SAA, aggravant la situation.
Alleged victims: -
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03 Aug 2018
    13 Jun 2018
    Brazil
    JOL
  • environment
  • food
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the Project of Law (PL), 6.299/2002 which amends Law No. 7.802 of 11 July 1989, which deals with the research, experimentation, production, packaging and labeling, transportation, storage, commercialization, commercial advertisement, use, import, export, final destination of wastes as well as packaging, registration, classification, control, inspection and inspection of pesticides. The referred amendments would significantly weaken the criteria for approving the experimental and commercial use of pesticides, posing threats to a number of human rights.
Alleged victims: -
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28 Aug 2018
    12 Jun 2018
    Volcan Compania Minera SAA
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  • business
  • environment
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • water and sanitation
Información recibida en relación con la contaminación ambiental y la exposición humana continua a extremadamente altas cantidades de metales pesados en el Departamento de Pasco. Los daños serían consecuencia de décadas de actividades de minería en la región y que prosiguen al día de hoy, agravando la situacion.
Alleged victims: -
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    12 Jun 2018
    Glencore
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning environmental pollution and human exposure to extremely high amounts of heavy metals in the Department of Pasco.
Alleged victims: -
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22 Aug 2018
    07 Jun 2018
    Russian Federation
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  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning potentially grave detrimental effects of the Tominsk Ore Mining and Processing Integrated Plant (Tominsk GOK) on the environment of the Chelyabinsk region; constraints on freedom of expression, access to information and public participation in the context of the approval of the project; and threats and intimidation against environmental human rights defender, Sergey Belogorokhov, of “STOP GOK”.
Alleged victims: 1
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22 Aug 2018
    05 Jun 2018
    Ecuador
    JAL
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  • 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
    30 May 2018
    United States of America
    JAL
  • business
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • toxics and human rights
  • slavery
Information received concerning the alleged unsafe working conditions at Catcher Technology’s factory in Suqian, northern Jiangsu Province, People's Republic of China, and the implications for the human rights of the affected workers.
Alleged victims: -
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    30 May 2018
    China
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  • business
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • toxics and human rights
  • slavery
Information received concerning the alleged unsafe working conditions at Catcher Technology’s factory in Suqian, northern Jiangsu Province, People's Republic of China, and the implications for the human rights of the affected workers.
Alleged victims: -
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19 Jul 2018
    30 May 2018
    Catcher Technology Co. Limited
    JAL
  • toxics and human rights
  • business
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • slavery
Information received concerning the alleged unsafe working conditions at Catcher Technology’s factory in Suqian, northern Jiangsu Province, People's Republic of China, and the implications for the human rights of the affected workers.
Alleged victims: -
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    30 May 2018
    Apple Inc.
    JAL
  • toxics and human rights
  • business
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • slavery
Information received concerning the alleged unsafe working conditions at Catcher Technology’s factory in Suqian, northern Jiangsu Province, People's Republic of China, and the implications for the human rights of the affected workers.
Alleged victims: -
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08 Jun 2018
    29 May 2018
    Vedanta Resources
    JUA
  • business
  • environment
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • human rights defenders
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the killing of 12 demonstrators following excessive use of force by Police in the district of Tuticorin, State of Tamil Nadu, during a protest demanding the closure of the Sterlite Copper Smelting Plant and revocation of the proposed extension of its capacity. The protests took place in the context of the wide dissatisfaction with the alleged air pollution and groundwater contamination caused by the copper smelter plant in Tuticorin.
Alleged victims: 10
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    29 May 2018
    Vedanta Limited
    JUA
  • business
  • environment
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • human rights defenders
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the killing of 12 demonstrators following excessive use of force by Police in the district of Tuticorin, State of Tamil Nadu, during a protest demanding the closure of the Sterlite Copper Smelting Plant and revocation of the proposed extension of its capacity. The protests took place in the context of the wide dissatisfaction with the alleged air pollution and groundwater contamination caused by the copper smelter plant in Tuticorin.
Alleged victims: 10
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    29 May 2018
    United States of America
    JAL
  • environment
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • toxics and human rights
Information received concerning exposure of the local community on the island of Vieques, a municipality of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, to toxic chemicals resulting from military activities of the U.S. Navy, and subsequent cleanup efforts.
Alleged victims: -
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    29 May 2018
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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  • business
  • environment
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • human rights defenders
  • water and sanitation
In this connection, we would like to bring to the attention of your Excellency’s Government information we have received concerning the killing of 11 demonstrators following excessive use of force by Police in the district of Tuticorin, State of Tamil Nadu, during a protest demanding the closure of the Sterlite Copper Smelting Plant, subsidiary of the British company Vedanta Ressources. We would also like to bring your attention to the alleged air pollution and groundwater contamination caused by the copper smelter plant in Tuticorin, which triggered the protest, following the announcement of the extension of the copper plant.
Alleged victims: 10
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24 Jul 2018
    29 May 2018
    Sterlite Copper
    JUA
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  • environment
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • human rights defenders
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the In this connection, we would like to bring to your attention information we have received concerning the killing of 12 demonstrators following excessive use of force by Police in the district of Tuticorin, State of Tamil Nadu, during a protest demanding the closure of the Sterlite Copper Smelting Plant and revocation of the proposed extension of its capacity. The protests took place in the context of the wide dissatisfaction with the alleged air pollution and groundwater contamination caused by the copper smelter plant in Tuticorin.
Alleged victims: 10
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    29 May 2018
    India
    JUA
  • business
  • environment
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • human rights defenders
  • water and sanitation
In this connection, we would like to bring to the attention of your Excellency’s Government information we have received concerning the killing of 10 demonstrators in police fire in Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu, during the protest against the extension of the Sterlite Copper Smelting Plant. We would also like to bring your attention to the alleged air pollution and groundwater contamination caused by the copper smelter plant in Tuticorin, which triggered the protest, following the announcement of the extension of the copper plant.
Alleged victims: 10
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30 Dec 2019
    28 May 2018
    Peru
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • water and sanitation
Información recibida en relación con la contaminación ambiental y la exposición humana continua a extremadamente altas cantidades de metales pesados en el Departamento de Pasco. Los daños serían consecuencia de décadas de actividades de minería en la región y que prosiguen al día de hoy, agravando la situacion.
Alleged victims: -
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    25 May 2018
    Kenya
    JUA
  • environment
  • toxics and human rights
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning alleged threats, intimidation and assaults against environmental human rights defenders - Mr. Alfred Ogola, Ms. Anastacia Nambo, Mr. Wilfred Kamencu and Ms. Kavumi Munga in relation to their involvement in the Owino Uhuru class action ligitation challenging the government and a local battery smelter under Aricle 42 of the Kenyan Constutiton which gurantees the right to a clean and healthy environment.
Alleged victims: 11
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    23 May 2018
    PT Petramina
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
Information received concerning alleged violation of the rights to life, to health, and to a clean and safe environment, of coastal residents resulting from burning, exposure to toxic fumes and smoke, and contamination resulting from an oil spill on the Balikpapan Bay in East Kalimantan, Indonesia.
Alleged victims: -
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    23 May 2018
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • environment
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • business
Information received concerning alleged violation of the rights to life, to health, and to a clean and safe environment, of coastal residents resulting from burning, exposure to toxic fumes and smoke, and contamination resulting from an oil spill on the Balikpapan Bay in East Kalimantan, Indonesia.
Alleged victims: -
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24 May 2018
19 Jul 2018
    22 May 2018
    Zimbabwe
    JAL
  • business
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • food
  • slavery
Information received concerning alleged human rights violations resulting from exposure of workers including children, to toxic chemicals while engaging in tobacco farming in Zimbabwe, specifically in Mashonaland West, Mashonaland Central, Mashonaland East, and Manicaland.
Alleged victims: -
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20 Jul 2018
07 Nov 2018
    22 May 2018
    Universal Corporation
    JAL
  • toxics and human rights
  • business
  • food
  • health
  • slavery
Information received concerning alleged human rights violations resulting from exposure of workers including children, to toxic chemicals while working in tobacco farms in Zimbabwe, specifically in Mashonaland West, Mashonaland Central, Mashonaland East, and Manicaland, and the alleged responsibility of your company as one involved in tobacco farming in Zimbabwe.
Alleged victims: -
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22 Jul 2018
    22 May 2018
    United States of America
    JAL
  • business
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • food
  • slavery
Information received concerning alleged human rights violations resulting from exposure of workers including children, to toxic chemicals while working in tobacco farms in Zimbabwe, specifically in Mashonaland West, Mashonaland Central, Mashonaland East, and Manicaland.
Alleged victims: -
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    22 May 2018
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    JAL
  • business
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • food
  • slavery
Information received concerning alleged human rights violations resulting from exposure of workers including children, to toxic chemicals while working in tobacco farms in Zimbabwe, specifically in Mashonaland West, Mashonaland Central, Mashonaland East, and Manicaland.
Alleged victims: -
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24 Jul 2018
    22 May 2018
    United Arab Emirates
    JAL
  • business
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • food
  • slavery
Information received concerning alleged human rights violations resulting from exposure of workers including children, to toxic chemicals while working in tobacco farms in Zimbabwe, specifically in Mashonaland West, Mashonaland Central, Mashonaland East, and Manicaland.
Alleged victims: -
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    22 May 2018
    Switzerland
    JAL
  • business
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • food
  • slavery
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de violations des droits de l'homme résultant de l'exposition des travailleurs y compris les enfants, à des produits chimiques toxiques en travaillant dans les plantations de tabac au Zimbabwe, plus précisément dans la région de Mashonaland Ouest, du Mashonaland Central, Mashonaland East, et du Manicaland.
Alleged victims: -
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    22 May 2018
    Premium Tobacco International DMCC
    JAL
  • toxics and human rights
  • business
  • food
  • health
  • slavery
Information received concerning alleged human rights violations resulting from exposure of workers including children, to toxic chemicals while working in tobacco farms in Zimbabwe, specifically in Mashonaland West, Mashonaland Central, Mashonaland East, and Manicaland, and the alleged responsibility of your company as one involved in tobacco farming in Zimbabwe
Alleged victims: -
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09 Jul 2018
    22 May 2018
    Northern Tobacco (Private) Limited
    JAL
  • toxics and human rights
  • business
  • food
  • health
  • slavery
Information received concerning alleged human rights violations resulting from exposure of workers including children, to toxic chemicals while working in tobacco farms in Zimbabwe, specifically in Mashonaland West, Mashonaland Central, Mashonaland East, and Manicaland, and the alleged responsibility of your company as one involved in tobacco farming in Zimbabwe.
Alleged victims: -
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09 Jul 2018
    22 May 2018
    Japan Tobacco Inc.
    JAL
  • toxics and human rights
  • business
  • food
  • health
  • slavery
Information received concerning alleged human rights violations resulting from exposure of workers including children, to toxic chemicals while working in tobacco farms in Zimbabwe, specifically in Mashonaland West, Mashonaland Central, Mashonaland East, and Manicaland, and the alleged responsibility of your company as one involved in tobacco farming in Zimbabwe
Alleged victims: -
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19 Jul 2018
19 Oct 2018
30 Jul 2019
    22 May 2018
    Japan
    JAL
  • business
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • food
  • slavery
Information received concerning alleged human rights violations resulting from exposure of workers including children, to toxic chemicals while working in tobacco farms in Zimbabwe, specifically in Mashonaland West, Mashonaland Central, Mashonaland East, and Manicaland.
Alleged victims: -
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20 Jul 2018
    22 May 2018
    Imperial Brands PLC
    JAL
  • toxics and human rights
  • business
  • food
  • health
  • slavery
Information received concerning alleged human rights violations resulting from exposure of workers including children, to toxic chemicals while working in tobacco farms in Zimbabwe, specifically in Mashonaland West, Mashonaland Central, Mashonaland East, and Manicaland.
Alleged victims: -
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29 Jun 2018
    22 May 2018
    Germany
    JAL
  • business
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • food
  • slavery
Information received concerning alleged human rights violations resulting from exposure of workers including children, to toxic chemicals while working in tobacco farms in Zimbabwe, specifically in Mashonaland West, Mashonaland Central, Mashonaland East, and Manicaland.
Alleged victims: -
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20 Jul 2018
    22 May 2018
    Contraf Nicotex Tobacco GmbH (CNT)
    JAL
  • toxics and human rights
  • business
  • food
  • health
  • slavery
Information received concerning alleged human rights violations resulting from exposure of workers including children, to toxic chemicals while working in tobacco farms in Zimbabwe, specifically in Mashonaland West, Mashonaland Central, Mashonaland East, and Manicaland.
Alleged victims: -
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19 Jul 2018
    22 May 2018
    China National Tobacco Corporation
    JAL
  • toxics and human rights
  • business
  • food
  • health
  • slavery
Information received concerning alleged human rights violations resulting from exposure of workers including children, to toxic chemicals while working in tobacco farms in Zimbabwe, specifically in Mashonaland West, Mashonaland Central, Mashonaland East, and Manicaland, and the alleged responsibility of your company as one involved in tobacco farming in Zimbabwe.
Alleged victims: -
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    22 May 2018
    China
    JAL
  • business
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • food
  • slavery
Information received concerning alleged human rights violations resulting from exposure of workers including children, to toxic chemicals while working in tobacco farms in Zimbabwe, specifically in Mashonaland West, Mashonaland Central, Mashonaland East, and Manicaland.
Alleged victims: -
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19 Jul 2018
    22 May 2018
    Chidziva Tobbaco Processors (Private) Limited
    JAL
  • toxics and human rights
  • business
  • food
  • health
  • slavery
Information received concerning alleged human rights violations resulting from exposure of workers including children, to toxic chemicals while working in tobacco farms in Zimbabwe, specifically in Mashonaland West, Mashonaland Central, Mashonaland East, and Manicaland.
Alleged victims: -
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    22 May 2018
    British American Tobacco P.L.C.
    JAL
  • toxics and human rights
  • business
  • food
  • health
  • slavery
Information received concerning alleged human rights violations resulting from exposure of workers including children, to toxic chemicals while working in tobacco farms in Zimbabwe, specifically in Mashonaland West, Mashonaland Central, Mashonaland East, and Manicaland.
Alleged victims: -
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14 Jun 2018
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14 Jun 2018
    22 May 2018
    Alliance One International, Inc.
    JAL
  • toxics and human rights
  • business
  • food
  • health
  • slavery
Information received concerning alleged human rights violations resulting from exposure of workers including children, to toxic chemicals while working in tobacco farms in Zimbabwe, specifically in Mashonaland West, Mashonaland Central, Mashonaland East, and Manicaland.
Alleged victims: -
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24 Jul 2018
    07 May 2018
    Lebanon
    JAL
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
Information received concerning alleged ineffective action to address persistent and widespread open burning of waste including toxic waste in Lebanon and reportedly inadequate collection or monitoring of information with regard to its health effects.
Alleged victims: -
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    11 Apr 2018
    Madagascar
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • toxics and human rights
Informations reçues concernant la condamnation de M. Clovis Razafimalala et de M. Rajoany Raleva à Madagascar pour leurs activités légitimes protégeant les droits de l’homme, dont le droit à l’environnement.
Alleged victims: 2
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    06 Apr 2018
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • environment
  • toxics and human rights
Information received concerning the sentencing of environmental human rights defender, Heri Budiawan, for crimes against state security in East Java, as well as of land rights defenders, Messrs. Nur Aziz, Sutrisno Rusmin and Mujiono, for illegal logging and destruction of the forest land in Central Java.
Alleged victims: 4
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    06 Apr 2018
    Groupe Lactalis
    JAL
  • toxics and human rights
  • business
  • food
  • health
Informations reçues concernant les rapports récents relatifs à une survenue de cas de salmonellose chez des nourrissons, liée à la contamination par la Salmonella Agona de produits pour nourrissons fabriqués par Lactalis Nutrition Santé, une division du Groupe Lactalis spécialisée dans les produits de nutrition infantile, clinique et sport, basé en France.
Alleged victims: -
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    06 Apr 2018
    France
    JAL
  • business
  • food
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
Informations reçues concernant les rapports récents relatifs à la survenue de cas de salmonellose chez des nourrissons, liée à la contamination par Salmonella Agona de produits pour nourrissons fabriqués par Lactalis Nutrition Santé, une division du Groupe Lactalis spécialisée dans les produits de nutrition infantile, clinique et sport, basé en France.
Alleged victims: -
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    05 Apr 2018
    Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    JAL
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • toxics and human rights
Information received regarding the alleged exposure of women workers to hazardous substances and inadequate working conditions in two Samsung Electronic factories based in Vietnam and the alleged intimidation of health and environmental advocates by Samsung Electronics.
Alleged victims: -
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    16 Mar 2018
    Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology
    JAL
  • toxics and human rights
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the exposure of female workers to hazardous substances and inadequate working conditions in two Samsung Electronics factories based in Vietnam and the alleged intimidation of advocates by Samsung Electronics and public authorities.
Alleged victims: -
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20 Mar 2018
09 May 2018
    21 Feb 2018
    Viet Nam
    JUA
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • toxics and human rights
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the conviction and sentencing of Hoang Duc Binh and Nguyen Nam Phong
Alleged victims: 2
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25 Apr 2018
    21 Feb 2018
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • toxics and human rights
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the arbitrary arrest and detention of seven environmental human rights defenders, as well as the suspicious death of Mr. Kavous Seyed Emami while in detention in Evin prison, in relation to their environmental work.
Alleged victims: 1
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    07 Feb 2018
    Odebrecht S.A.
    JAL
  • toxics and human rights
  • business
Information received concerning the alleged transboundary movement of an end-of-life ship owned by a partnership based in the United Kingdom between A.P. Moeller Maersk (headquarted in Denmark) and Odebrecht (headquarted in Brazil) and containing hazardous substances and wastes, which arrived in August 2016 in Chittagong, Bangladesh for dismantling.
Alleged victims: -
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07 Apr 2018
    07 Feb 2018
    Maesrk Line
    JAL
  • toxics and human rights
  • business
Information received concerning the alleged transboundary movement of an end-of-life ship owned by a partnership between based in the United Kingdom between A.P. Moeller Maersk (headquarted in Denmark) and a Odebrecht (headquarted in Brazil) and containing hazardous substances and wastes, which arrived in August 2016 in Chittagong, Bangladesh for dismantling.
Alleged victims: -
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09 Feb 2018
20 Mar 2018
    06 Feb 2018
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    JOL
  • business
  • environment
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • toxics and human rights
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the situation of human rights defenders Mr. Elias de Souza, Ms. Vanessa Rosa dos Santos, Mr. Reginaldo Rosa dos Santos, Mr. Lúcio Guerra Júnio, Ms. Partícia Generoso, and Mr. Lúcio da Silva Pimenta, as well as their families, some of whom have been subjected to acts of intimidation and death threats, allegedly for having brought legal proceedings to question the legality of a public hearing for the expansion of the mining project Minas-Rio, and ultimately suspending the hearing.
Alleged victims: 6
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30 Apr 2018
    06 Feb 2018
    Anglo American
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • toxics and human rights
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the situation of human rights defenders Mr. Elias de Souza, Ms. Vanessa Rosa dos Santos, Mr. Reginaldo Rosa dos Santos, Mr. Lúcio Guerra Júnio, Ms. Partícia Generoso, and Mr. Lúcio da Silva Pimenta, as well as their families, some of whom have been subjected to acts of intimidation and death threats, allegedly for having brought legal proceedings to question the legality of a public hearing for the expansion of the mining project Minas-Rio, and ultimately suspending the hearing.
Alleged victims: 6
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24 May 2018
24 May 2018
24 May 2018
    31 Jan 2018
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    JAL
  • business
  • toxics and human rights
Information received concerning the alleged transboundary movement of an end-of-life ship owned by a partnership based in the United Kingdom between a Danish and a Brazilian company and containing hazardous substances and wastes, which arrived in August 2016 in Chittagong, Bangladesh for dismantling.
Alleged victims: -
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20 Apr 2018
    31 Jan 2018
    Denmark
    JAL
  • business
  • toxics and human rights
Information received concerning the alleged transboundary movement of an end-of-life ship owned by a partnership between a Danish and a Brazilian company and containing hazardous substances and wastes, which arrived in August 2016 in Chittagong, Bangladesh for dismantling.
Alleged victims: -
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09 Apr 2018
    31 Jan 2018
    Brazil
    JAL
  • business
  • toxics and human rights
Information received concerning the alleged transboundary movement of an end-of-life ship owned by a partnership between a Danish and a Brazilian company and containing hazardous substances and wastes, which arrived in August 2016 in Chittagong, Bangladesh for dismantling.
Alleged victims: -
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04 Apr 2018
    31 Jan 2018
    Bangladesh
    JAL
  • business
  • toxics and human rights
Information received concerning alleged transboundary movement of an end-of-life ship owned by a partnership based in the United Kingdom between a Danish and a Brazilian company and containing hazardous substances and wastes, which arrived in August 2016 in Chittagong, Bangladesh for dismantling.
Alleged victims: -
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    11 Jan 2018
    Viet Nam
    JAL
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • toxics and human rights
Information received concerning the alleged exposure of female workers to hazardous substances and inadequate working conditions in two Samsung Electronics factories based in Vietnam and the alleged intimidation of advocates by Samsung Electronics and public authorities.
Alleged victims: -
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11 Apr 2018
    03 Jan 2018
    Philippines
    JAL
  • business
  • toxics and human rights
Information received concerning the implications for the human rights of rural workers and communities living in areas affected by the persistent use of highly hazardous pesticides (HHPs) in Davao del Sur, South Cotabato, Agusan del Sur and Bukidnon in the province of Mindanao.
Alleged victims: -
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    20 Nov 2017
    Brazil
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • toxics and human rights
Information information we have received concerning acts of intimidation and threats against human right defenders Elias de Souza, Vanessa Rosa dos Santos, Reginaldo Rosa dos Santos, Lúcio Guerra Júnior, Patrícia Generoso, and Lúcio da Silva Pimenta, as well as their families, allegedly in relation to having brought legal proceedings to question the legality of a public hearing for the expansion of the mining project Minas-Rio, and ultimately suspending the hearing.
Alleged victims: 6
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23 Mar 2018
    09 Nov 2017
    Ukraine
    JOL
  • toxics and human rights
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the recent shelling of facilities containing toxic chemicals and the potential disruption of water treatment and supply infrastructure during military hostilities in the region of Donetsk.
Alleged victims: 1250000
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    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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    20 Mar 2017
    Japan
    JUA
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • internally displaced persons
Information received concerning the decision of the Government of Japan to lift, by March 2017, evacuation orders relating to areas in Fukushima where radiation levels allegedly remain high.
Alleged victims: -
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08 Jun 2017
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08 Jun 2017
    16 Mar 2017
    Viet Nam
    JUA
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning allegations of excessive use of force by the police against peaceful demonstrators, including environmental human rights defenders as well as arrests and other undue restrictions imposed on them, while they were on their way to Ha Tinh province, in order to file complaints against Formosa Plastics.
Alleged victims: 19
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26 Jul 2017
    03 Mar 2017
    Italy
    JUA
  • environment
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
Informations reçues concernant l’augmentation alléguée du taux de mortalité lié au cancer, des enfants vivant dans la région de la Campanie, et plus particulièrement dans la zone autrement connue sous le nom de la «Terre des feux».
Alleged victims: 8
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21 Mar 2017
    24 Feb 2017
    Viet Nam
    JUA
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning alleged arbitrary arrest and detention of Ms. Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, an environmental human rights defender and blogger, also known as ‘Mother Mushroom’, which appear to be linked to her legitimate activities advocating for environmental and human rights in Viet Nam.
Alleged victims: 1
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    23 Feb 2017
    Kenya
    JUA
  • environment
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning alleged threats, intimidation and assaults against four environmental human rights defenders and their family members.
Alleged victims: 4
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    09 Nov 2016
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
Information received concerning the negative health impacts of persistent hazardous levels of smoke pollution across much of Equatorial Asia due to forest fires in Indonesia and especially increased effects after the extreme haze event of 2015.
Alleged victims: -
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27 Apr 2017
    07 Oct 2016
    Mexico
    JAL
  • business
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • water and sanitation
Información recibida en relación con los niveles alarmantes de metales pesados en el agua para consumo humano y agua de riego en distintos puntos de la cuenca del río Sonora, y el alto riesgo de contaminación ambiental y de afectación para la salud de los habitantes de esta cuenca, así como la falta de resarcimiento de los daños por parte de la compañía minera Grupo México.
Alleged victims: -
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07 Dec 2016
    07 Oct 2016
    Grupo México
    JOL
  • toxics and human rights
  • business
  • health
  • water and sanitation
Información recibida en relación con los niveles alarmantes de metales pesados en el agua para consumo humano y agua de riego en distintos puntos de la cuenca del río Sonora, y el alto riesgo de contaminación ambiental y de afectación para la salud de los habitantes de esta cuenca, así como la falta de resarcimiento de los daños por parte de la compañía minera Grupo México.
Alleged victims: -
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07 Dec 2016
    25 Jul 2016
    Unilever PLC
    OL
  • toxics and human rights
Information received concerning the recent settlement reached between Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL) and their former workers of their thermometer factory in Kodaikanal.
Alleged victims: 591
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    25 Jul 2016
    India
    AL
  • toxics and human rights
Information received concerning the recent settlement reached between Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL) and the former workers of their thermometer factory in Kodaikanal.
Alleged victims: 591
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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
    02 Jun 2016
    Guatemala
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • toxics and human rights
  • environment
Información recibida en relación con las supuestas amenazas e intimidación contra la jueza Karla Damaris Hernández García, magistrada titular del Juzgado Pluripersonal de Primera Instancia Penal, Narcoactividad y Delitos contra el Medio Ambiente del departamento de Petén, y defensora de derechos humanos.
Alleged victims: 1
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22 Nov 2016
    18 Mar 2016
    Honduras
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • toxics and human rights
  • environment
Alegaciones de asesinato de un defensor de derechos humanos. Según la información recibida, el 15 de marzo 2016, el Sr. Nelson García, dirigente del Consejo Cívico de Organizaciones Populares e Indígenas de Honduras (COPINH), fue asesinado en Rio Lindo, oeste del departamento de Cortés, de disparos en el rostro por sujetos desconocidos. Se expresa profunda preocupación por el asesinato del Sr. García y por la vida e integridad física de los integrantes del COPINH y sus familiares que han sufrido una escalada en las amenazas e intimidación las últimas semanas. La Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos había otorgado medidas cautelares para los miembros de COPINH y se expresa preocupación ante la falta de eficacia de estas medidas.
Alleged victims: 1
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01 Apr 2016
    03 Mar 2016
    Nigeria
    JUA
  • toxics and human rights
  • environment
Alleged abduction of the spouse of a well-known environmental and human rights defender. According to the information received, on 22 February 2016, Ms. Justina Ojo, the wife of Mr. Godwin Ojo, the Executive Director of Environmental Rights Action – Friends of the Earth Nigeria, a human rights and environmental non-governmental organization, was abducted at gunpoint by unknown gunmen in front of her home in Benin. On 26 February 2016, Ms. Ojo was released; however, as she had been blind folded with her hands tied during her abduction, she was not able to identify the abductors. It is alleged that the kidnapping was politically motivated. Out of fear Mr. and Ms. Ojo have not been able to return to their home.
Alleged victims: 1
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    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.
Alleged victims: -
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25 Apr 2016
07 Nov 2016
    25 Feb 2016
    Germany
    AL
  • toxics and human rights
Letter in follow-up to the official country visit of the Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of the environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes to Germany from 30 November to 7 December 2015. The letter contains a submission to the process of developing the German National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights currently being drafted under the auspices of the Federal Foreign Office. Concern is raised that on-going challenges exist in relation to chemicals management. German businesses are encouraged to emerge as leaders in the transition to safer chemicals and the Government is encouraged to enable this shift by creating incentives and frameworks for businesses to foster a positive human rights record.
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27 May 2016
    12 Feb 2016
    Republic of Korea
    JAL
  • health
  • toxics and human rights
  • business
Alleged violations of the rights of at least 530 individuals who suffered from adverse health impacts due to the exposure to hazardous chemicals found in humidifier sterilizers, including over 140 deaths. According to the information received, since 2011, several individuals have suffered from respiratory failure, acute pneumonia and other unknown lung diseases as a result of using humidifiers sterilizers manufactured and sold by several business entities, namely, Aekyung Co. Ltd., Costco Wholesale Korea, E-mart Co. Ltd., GS Retail Co. Ltd., Hanvit Chemical Co. Ltd., Home Plus Co. Ltd., Lotte Shopping Co. Ltd., Oxy Reckitt Benckiser, and SK Chemicals. It is alleged that two investigations carried out by the Government to identify victims were based on a classification scheme which resulted in identifying a limited number of victims and potentially excluding other victims eligible for financial support, health monitoring and any other elements of remedy. Related communications were sent to the above-mentioned companies on 12 February 2016. See above, case nos. OTH 2/2016, OTH 3/2016, OTH 4/2016, OTH 5/2016, OTH 6/2016, OTH 7/2016, OTH 8/2016, OTH 9/2016, OTH 10/2016, and OTH 11/2016.
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20 Apr 2016
    12 Feb 2016
    Other actors
    JAL
  • health
  • toxics and human rights
  • business
Alleged violations of the rights of at least 530 individuals who suffered from adverse health impacts due to the exposure to hazardous chemicals found in humidifier sterilizers, including over 140 deaths. According to the information received, since 2011, several individuals have suffered from respiratory failure, acute pneumonia and other unknown lung diseases as a result of using humidifiers sterilizers manufactured and sold by several business entities, namely, Aekyung Co. Ltd., Costco Wholesale Korea, E-mart Co. Ltd., GS Retail Co. Ltd., Hanvit Chemical Co. Ltd., Home Plus Co. Ltd., Lotte Shopping Co. Ltd., Oxy Reckitt Benckiser, and SK Chemicals. It is alleged that two investigations carried out by the Government to identify victims were based on a classification scheme which resulted in identifying a limited number of victims and potentially excluding other victims eligible for financial support, health monitoring and any other elements of remedy. In addition to the current communication sent to Lotte Shopping Co. Ltd., related communications were sent to the above-mentioned companies and the Governments of Republic of Korea on 12 February 2016. See below, case nos. OTH 2/2016, OTH 3/2016, OTH 4/2016, OTH 6/2016, OTH 7/2016, OTH 8/2016, OTH 9/2016, OTH 10/2016, and KOR 1/2016.
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    12 Feb 2016
    Other actors
    JAL
  • health
  • toxics and human rights
  • business
Alleged violations of the rights of at least 530 individuals who suffered from adverse health impacts due to the exposure to hazardous chemicals found in humidifier sterilizers, including over 140 deaths. According to the information received, since 2011, several individuals have suffered from respiratory failure, acute pneumonia and other unknown lung diseases as a result of using humidifiers sterilizers manufactured and sold by several business entities, namely, Aekyung Co. Ltd., Costco Wholesale Korea, E-mart Co. Ltd., GS Retail Co. Ltd., Hanvit Chemical Co. Ltd., Home Plus Co. Ltd., Lotte Shopping Co. Ltd., Oxy Reckitt Benckiser, and SK Chemicals. It is alleged that two investigations carried out by the Government to identify victims were based on a classification scheme which resulted in identifying a limited number of victims and potentially excluding other victims eligible for financial support, health monitoring and any other elements of remedy. In addition to the current communication sent to E-mart Co. Ltd., related communications were sent to the above-mentioned companies and the Governments of Republic of Korea on 12 February 2016. See below, case nos. OTH 2/2016, OTH 3/2016, OTH 4/2016, OTH 5/2016, OTH 7/2016, OTH 8/2016, OTH 9/2016, OTH 10/2016, and KOR 1/2016.
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    12 Feb 2016
    Other actors
    JAL
  • health
  • toxics and human rights
  • business
Alleged violations of the rights of at least 530 individuals who suffered from adverse health impacts due to the exposure to hazardous chemicals found in humidifier sterilizers, including over 140 deaths. According to the information received, since 2011, several individuals have suffered from respiratory failure, acute pneumonia and other unknown lung diseases as a result of using humidifiers sterilizers manufactured and sold by several business entities, namely, Aekyung Co. Ltd., Costco Wholesale Korea, E-mart Co. Ltd., GS Retail Co. Ltd., Hanvit Chemical Co. Ltd., Home Plus Co. Ltd., Lotte Shopping Co. Ltd., Oxy Reckitt Benckiser, and SK Chemicals. It is alleged that two investigations carried out by the Government to identify victims were based on a classification scheme which resulted in identifying a limited number of victims and potentially excluding other victims eligible for financial support, health monitoring and any other elements of remedy. In addition to the current communication sent to Costco Wholesale Korea, related communications were sent to the above-mentioned companies and the Governments of Republic of Korea on 12 February 2016. See above and below, case nos. OTH 2/2016, OTH 3/2016, OTH 4/2016, OTH 5/2016, OTH 6/2016, OTH 7/2016, OTH 8/2016, OTH 10/2016, and KOR 1/2016.
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28 Mar 2016
    12 Feb 2016
    Other actors
    JAL
  • health
  • toxics and human rights
  • business
Alleged violations of the rights of at least 530 individuals who suffered from adverse health impacts due to the exposure to hazardous chemicals found in humidifier sterilizers, including over 140 deaths. According to the information received, since 2011, several individuals have suffered from respiratory failure, acute pneumonia and other unknown lung diseases as a result of using humidifiers sterilizers manufactured and sold by several business entities, namely, Aekyung Co. Ltd., Costco Wholesale Korea, E-mart Co. Ltd., GS Retail Co. Ltd., Hanvit Chemical Co. Ltd., Home Plus Co. Ltd., Lotte Shopping Co. Ltd., Oxy Reckitt Benckiser, and SK Chemicals. It is alleged that two investigations carried out by the Government to identify victims were based on a classification scheme which resulted in identifying a limited number of victims and potentially excluding other victims eligible for financial support, health monitoring and any other elements of remedy. In addition to the current communication sent to Oxy Reckitt Benckiser, related communications were sent to the above-mentioned companies and the Governments of Republic of Korea on 12 February 2016. See below, case nos. OTH 2/2016, OTH 3/2016, OTH 5/2016, OTH 6/2016, OTH 7/2016, OTH 8/2016, OTH 9/2016, OTH 10/2016, and KOR 1/2016.
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12 Apr 2016
03 May 2016
    12 Feb 2016
    Other actors
    JAL
  • health
  • toxics and human rights
  • business
Alleged violations of the rights of at least 530 individuals who suffered from adverse health impacts due to the exposure to hazardous chemicals found in humidifier sterilizers, including over 140 deaths. According to the information received, since 2011, several individuals have suffered from respiratory failure, acute pneumonia and other unknown lung diseases as a result of using humidifiers sterilizers manufactured and sold by several business entities, namely, Aekyung Co. Ltd., Costco Wholesale Korea, E-mart Co. Ltd., GS Retail Co. Ltd., Hanvit Chemical Co. Ltd., Home Plus Co. Ltd., Lotte Shopping Co. Ltd., Oxy Reckitt Benckiser, and SK Chemicals. It is alleged that two investigations carried out by the Government to identify victims were based on a classification scheme which resulted in identifying a limited number of victims and potentially excluding other victims eligible for financial support, health monitoring and any other elements of remedy. In addition to the current communication sent to Home Plus Co. Ltd., related communications were sent to the above-mentioned companies and the Governments of Republic of Korea on 12 February 2016. See above and below, case nos. OTH 2/2016, OTH 3/2016, OTH 4/2016, OTH 5/2016, OTH 6/2016, OTH 7/2016, OTH 9/2016, OTH 10/2016, and KOR 1/2016.
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    12 Feb 2016
    Other actors
    JAL
  • health
  • toxics and human rights
  • business
Alleged violations of the rights of at least 530 individuals who suffered from adverse health impacts due to the exposure to hazardous chemicals found in humidifier sterilizers, including over 140 deaths. According to the information received, since 2011, several individuals have suffered from respiratory failure, acute pneumonia and other unknown lung diseases as a result of using humidifiers sterilizers manufactured and sold by several business entities, namely, Aekyung Co. Ltd., Costco Wholesale Korea, E-mart Co. Ltd., GS Retail Co. Ltd., Hanvit Chemical Co. Ltd., Home Plus Co. Ltd., Lotte Shopping Co. Ltd., Oxy Reckitt Benckiser, and SK Chemicals. It is alleged that two investigations carried out by the Government to identify victims were based on a classification scheme which resulted in identifying a limited number of victims and potentially excluding other victims eligible for financial support, health monitoring and any other elements of remedy. In addition to the current communication sent to GS Retail Co. Ltd., related communications were sent to the above-mentioned companies and the Governments of Republic of Korea on 12 February 2016. See above and below, case nos. OTH 2/2016, OTH 3/2016, OTH 4/2016, OTH 5/2016, OTH 6/2016, OTH 8/2016, OTH 9/2016, OTH 10/2016, and KOR 1/2016.
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    12 Feb 2016
    Other actors
    JAL
  • health
  • toxics and human rights
  • business
Alleged violations of the rights of at least 530 individuals who suffered from adverse health impacts due to the exposure to hazardous chemicals found in humidifier sterilizers, including over 140 deaths. According to the information received, since 2011, several individuals have suffered from respiratory failure, acute pneumonia and other unknown lung diseases as a result of using humidifiers sterilizers manufactured and sold by several business entities, namely, Aekyung Co. Ltd., Costco Wholesale Korea, E-mart Co. Ltd., GS Retail Co. Ltd., Hanvit Chemical Co. Ltd., Home Plus Co. Ltd., Lotte Shopping Co. Ltd., Oxy Reckitt Benckiser, and SK Chemicals. It is alleged that two investigations carried out by the Government to identify victims were based on a classification scheme which resulted in identifying a limited number of victims and potentially excluding other victims eligible for financial support, health monitoring and any other elements of remedy. In addition to the current communication sent to Aekyung Co. Ltd., related communications were sent to the above-mentioned companies and the Governments of Republic of Korea on 12 February 2016. See below, case nos. OTH 2/2016, OTH 4/2016, OTH 5/2016, OTH 6/2016, OTH 7/2016, OTH 8/2016, OTH 9/2016, OTH 10/2016, and KOR 1/2016.
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    12 Feb 2016
    Other actors
    JAL
  • health
  • toxics and human rights
  • business
Alleged violations of the rights of at least 530 individuals who suffered from adverse health impacts due to the exposure to hazardous chemicals found in humidifier sterilizers, including over 140 deaths. According to the information received, since 2011, several individuals have suffered from respiratory failure, acute pneumonia and other unknown lung diseases as a result of using humidifiers sterilizers manufactured and sold by several business entities, namely, Aekyung Co. Ltd., Costco Wholesale Korea, E-mart Co. Ltd., GS Retail Co. Ltd., Hanvit Chemical Co. Ltd., Home Plus Co. Ltd., Lotte Shopping Co. Ltd., Oxy Reckitt Benckiser, and SK Chemicals. It is alleged that two investigations carried out by the Government to identify victims were based on a classification scheme which resulted in identifying a limited number of victims and potentially excluding other victims eligible for financial support, health monitoring and any other elements of remedy. In addition to the current communication sent to SK Chemicals, related communications were sent to the above-mentioned companies and the Governments of Republic of Korea on 12 February 2016. See above and below, case nos. OTH 2/2016, OTH 3/2016, OTH 4/2016, OTH 5/2016, OTH 6/2016, OTH 7/2016, OTH 8/2016, OTH 9/2016, and KOR 1/2016.
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    12 Feb 2016
    Other actors
    JAL
  • health
  • toxics and human rights
  • business
Alleged violations of the rights of at least 530 individuals who suffered from adverse health impacts due to the exposure to hazardous chemicals found in humidifier sterilizers, including over 140 deaths. According to the information received, since 2011, several individuals have suffered from respiratory failure, acute pneumonia and other unknown lung diseases as a result of using humidifiers sterilizers manufactured and sold by several business entities, namely Aekyung Co. Ltd., Costco Wholesale Korea, E-mart Co. Ltd., GS Retail Co. Ltd., Hanvit Chemical Co. Ltd., Home Plus Co. Ltd., Lotte Shopping Co. Ltd., Oxy Reckitt Benckiser, and SK Chemicals. It is alleged that two investigations carried out by the Government to identify victims were based on a classification scheme which resulted in identifying a limited number of victims and potentially excluding other victims eligible for financial support, health monitoring and any other elements of remedy. In addition to the current communication sent to Hanvit Chemical Co. Ltd, related communications were sent to the above-mentioned companies and the Governments of Republic of Korea on 12 February 2016. See below, case nos. OTH 3/2016, OTH 4/2016, OTH 5/2016, OTH 6/2016, OTH 7/2016, OTH 8/2016, OTH 9/2016, OTH 10/2016, and KOR 1/2016.
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    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
    25 Nov 2015
    Guatemala
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • food
  • toxics and human rights
  • water and sanitation
  • environment
  • business
Presuntas violaciones de varios derechos humanos de al menos 12.000 personas que viven en 14 comunidades en el departamento de El Petén, Guatemala, debido a la contaminación del río La Pasión además de alegaciones de restricciones en el trabajo de defensores de derechos humanos denunciando esta situación. Según la información recibida, desde abril de 2015 se ha encontrado una gran cantidad de peces muertos flotando en el río. Se alega que la muerte de peces en el río La Pasión está relacionada con la presencia de altos niveles de un pesticida organofosforado llamado "malatión". La contaminación del río fue responsabilidad de REPSA, una empresa de aceite de palma que tiene una plantación y una planta de procesamiento ubicada cerca de los afluentes de dicho río. Se alega además que el río La Pasión es una fuente hídrica esencial para el sustento de aproximadamente 12.000 personas del municipio de Sayaxché. Igualmente, se ha constatado que miembros de las comunidades utilizan el agua del río para lavar ropa, pesca cocinar, beber, bañarse y para la agricultura de subsistencia.
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14 Mar 2016
    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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    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
    19 Aug 2015
    China
    UA
  • toxics and human rights
Letter concerning the chemical disaster in Tianjin of 12 August 2015, which killed more than 100 individuals, including dozens of fire fighters and other emergency personnel, and reportedly injured over 700 people. According to the information received, nearby residents, firemen and emergency personnel did not know which chemicals were being stored at the facility (nor the Government) and in what quantities. The letter expresses concern about the reported lack of information about hazardous substances in order to protect and respect the rights to life and health as well as restrictions on public access to health and safety information and the freedom of the press in reporting on the incident and its aftermath. The letter calls on the Chinese Government to ensure complete transparency in the investigation, including both causes and effects of the explosion, and to assess whether China’s laws for hazardous substances and wastes are consistent with international human rights standards.
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07 Jul 2016
    24 Jul 2015
    Brazil
    JAL
  • health
  • toxics and human rights
  • water and sanitation
  • business
Allegations concerning the inadequate response to the contamination and poisoning of the environment and citizens in Piquiá de Baixo, Açailândia, Maranhão State, Amazon Region, in follow-up to the Government’s response to the previous communication of 5 November 2014. According to the information received, the Government has failed to activate previously formulated plans to resettle the population affected by the contamination in Piquiá de Baixo, caused by the iron and steel industry operating in the region, and to disburse the resources that would prevent, inter alia, aggravation of its health impact on the affected families. It is reported that residents continue to suffer from pollution despite the instalment of filters by the steel companies and that access to healthcare facilities for the affected victims remains inadequate. The previous communication was sent on 9 January 2014, see A/HRC/29/50, case no. BRA 6/2013.
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11 Jun 2018
    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
    11 May 2015
    United States of America
    JAL
  • health
  • toxics and human rights
  • African Descent
Allegation that members of a family in the United States of America suffered and continue to suffer from the adverse impact of toxic mercury which was used as a form of treatment for a sexually transmitted disease in the Rosenwald Fund Study. According to the information received, the Rosenwald Fund Study was launched in 1929 by the Government and involved approximately 40,000 African-Americans from six southern states. It is alleged that participants of the study, including Mr. Chester Noel and other members of his family, have suffered from the adverse effect of mercury and that multiple generations of the Noel family, including Ms. Helen Noel, as the descendants of the original victims exposed to mercury continue to suffer from adverse health impacts. Furthermore, it is alleged that the Government has not investigated these allegations and as a result the subjects of the Rosenwald Fund Study and their descendants have not received an effective remedy.
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11 Sep 2015
    19 Feb 2015
    Thailand
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • food
  • toxics and human rights
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • environment
  • business
Allegations of threats against, incommunicado detention, attempted killing and killings of several environmental and land rights defenders, as well as threats against community members. According to the information received, on 30 November 2014, Mr. Pitan Thongpanang, who had been leading a campaign against a mining company operating the Barite mine in Nonpitan District, Nakhon Si Thammarat Province, was shot dead by an unknown armed man. On 3 December 2014, Mr. Somsuk Kohkrang, a land rights activist in Muang District, Krabi Province, was shot dead by an unknown armed man. On 29 December 2014, the house of Mr. Suwit Jeh-Soh, a community activist and school director in Mueng Ta Kau Village, Phattalung Province, was attacked by unknown armed individuals with multiple rounds of gunfire. On 3 February 2015, Mr. Pianrat Boonrit, a prominent land rights activist from the Premsub community in Chaiburi District, Surat Thani Province, while complying with a summons he had received to present himself at Vibhavadi Rangsit Military Camp, was detained and held incommunicado for two days. On 11 February 2015, Mr. Chai Bunthonglek, a community land rights activist from the Khlong Sai Pattana Community in Chaiburi District, Surat Thani Province, was shot dead by two unidentified armed men. Two previous communications concerning killings of environmental and land rights defenders were sent to the Government of Thailand; on 9 January 2013, see A/HRC/23/51, case no. THA 1/2013; and on 2 April 2013, see A/HRC/24/21, case no. THA 3/2013.
Alleged victims: 5
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24 Feb 2015
02 Apr 2015
21 May 2015
    15 Jan 2015
    Other actors
    UA
  • toxics and human rights
Alleged transboundary movement of an end-of-life ship, containing hazardous substances and wastes from Denmark to India for dismantling. According to the information received, the end-of-life ship, Clipper Concord (IMO No. 9232319), owned by Clipper Group, a company registered in Denmark, operating under the flag of the Bahamas, arrived in Indian waters on 22 December 2014 and has been beached for dismantling in Alang beach, Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India, on 4 January 2015. It is alleged that this end-of-life ship has not been decontaminated in the country of export, Denmark. Further, the end-of-life ship is reported to contain hazardous substances and wastes, such as asbestos, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), oil fuels and heavy metals, which are expected to remain in India. Grave concern is expressed that the dismantling of the ship may result in serious violations of human rights for affected individuals, including the rights to life, to health and to safe and healthy working conditions. Similar communications have been sent to the Governments of India and Denmark on 30 December 2014 and 13 January 2015 respectively, see above, case nos. IND 10/2014 and DNK 1/2015.
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11 Mar 2015
    13 Jan 2015
    Denmark
    UA
  • toxics and human rights
Alleged transboundary movement of an end-of-life ship, containing hazardous substances and wastes from Denmark to India for dismantling. According to the information received, the end-of-life ship Clipper Concord (IMO No. 9232319), owned by a company registered in Denmark, operating under the flag of the Bahamas, arrived in Indian waters on 22 December 2014 and has been beached in Alang beach, Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India, for dismantling on 4 January 2015. It is alleged that this end-of-life ship has not been decontaminated in the country of export, Denmark. Further, the end-of-life ship is reported to contain hazardous substances and wastes, such as asbestos, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), oil fuels and heavy metals, which are expected to remain in India. Grave concern is expressed that the dismantling of the ship may result in serious human rights violations of affected individuals, including the rights to health and to safe and healthy working conditions. A similar communication has been sent to the Government of India on 30 December 2014, see above, case no. IND 10/2014.
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04 Mar 2015
    30 Dec 2014
    India
    UA
  • toxics and human rights
Alleged transboundary movement of an end-of-life ship, containing hazardous substances and wastes, en route to India for dismantling. According to the information received, the end-of-life ship, Clipper Concord (IMO No. 9232319), previously owned by a company registered in Denmark, currently operating under the flag of the Bahamas, is bound for Alang beach, Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India, for dismantling. It is alleged that this end-of-life ship has not been decontaminated in the country of export. Further, the end-of-life ship is reported to contain hazardous substances and wastes, such as asbestos, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), oil fuels and heavy metals, which are expected to remain in India. Grave concern is expressed that the dismantling of the ship may cause serious human rights violations of affected individuals, including the rights to health and safe and healthy working conditions. A similar communication has been sent to the Governments of Denmark on 13 January 2015, see below, case no. DNK 1/2015.
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13 Jan 2015
    16 Dec 2014
    Kenya
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • health
  • toxics and human rights
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • business
Alleged human rights violations resulting from the improper management of lead, in a lead smelter operated from 2007 to March 2014, near the Owino Uhuru community, in Kenya. According to the information received, as a result of direct and indirect lead exposure, Owino Uhuru community members, including former workers of the smelter, face serious health problems and human rights violations, including regarding the right to life, health, a healthy environment, safe and healthy working conditions, as well as access to information and peaceful assembly and association. It is alleged that the affected populations in the community continuously suffer from the adverse effects of lead exposure and poisoning without having been provided with adequate remedies over the past seven years.
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    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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    21 Nov 2014
    India
    AL
  • toxics and human rights
Letter in response to the decision of the Indian Government to reconsider the number of people affected by the Bhopal gas leakage and to provide additional compensation. The letter calls on the Indian government to begin a comprehensive environmental remediation program, including safe disposal of toxic wastes and also requests that the Indian government conduct an official study to monitor any ongoing health impacts of the disaster, and the effectiveness of any remediation undertaken. A previous communication related to the Bhopal gas leakage was sent on 6 October 2005, see E/CN.4/2006/42/Add.1, paras. 16-18.
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    18 Aug 2014
    Malaysia
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • toxics and human rights
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • environment
Allegations of excessive use of force by the police against environmental and human rights defenders, and local residents who were peacefully protesting against an Australian private company. According to the information received, Lynas Corporation, and its Lynas Advanced Materials Plant (LAMP) is a rare earth processing plant currently being set up in Kuantan, Malaysia, that will potentially impose tons of toxic waste on the local community. On 22 June 2014, around 1,000 environmental activists, human rights defenders and local residents gathered to peacefully protest against the Australian mining company, Lynas Corporation, at Jalan Bandaran in Gebeng, Malaysia. Reportedly, after attempts to negotiate with the police, several protesters were beaten and arrested. Two protesters were hospitalized and one sustained serious injuries to his head. Fifteen Malaysian protesters were charged with, among others, unlawful assembly and rioting: Wong Tack, leader of Himpunan Hijau Hijau, (Green Assembly), a Malaysian environmentalist movement, and five of its members - Phua Kia Yeow, Ho Kam Huat, Wong Chee Wai, Wong Chee Wen and Foong Poh Choo - and Chong Kong Yeun, Raymond Ng Abdullah, Hew Kuan Yau, Thomas Wang, Ta Weng Seng, Rapar Ahmad, Lee Khai Ming, Tan Chee Hooi and Zamri Zonal. Ms. Natalie Lowrey, an Australian citizen, was also arrested and detained for six days, during which she was denied access to basic necessities, including water, before being deported to Australia on 27 June 2014.
Alleged victims: 16
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05 Feb 2016
    09 Jan 2014
    Brazil
    JAL
  • health
  • toxics and human rights
  • water and sanitation
  • business
Alleged on-going contamination and poisoning in Piquiá de Baixo, Açailândia, Maranhão State, Amazon Region, Brazil. According to information received, high levels of pollutant emissions and contaminated water released by the iron and steel industry operating in the vicinity of these communities have adversely affected their health and livelihoods resulting in increased incidence of respiratory illnesses, eye and skin maladies, and cancer. In particular, it is alleged that children died as a consequence of the pollution through contact with incandescent slag, a toxic waste product of iron and steel smelting. It is further reported that the affected communities lack access to health services and recourse despite attempts at judicial resolutions.
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05 Nov 2014
    20 Dec 2013
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
  • toxics and human rights
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • environment
Alleged arbitrary detention of 30 environmental activists after their participation in a peaceful protest against oil drilling in the Arctic Circle. According to the information received, on 18 September 2013, the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise was present in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the arctic, to protest against the activities of the Prirazlomnaya oil platform. It is reported that Ms. Sini Saarela and Mr. Marco Paolo Weber attempted to climb the structure of the platform with the aim of unfurling a banner below the main deck. It is further reported that masked coast guards approached and collided with the Greenpeace inflatable boats and that 30 activists were subsequently arrested. On 26 and 29 September 2013, a court in Murmansk remanded the 30 activists in custody for two months on charges of piracy. These charges were reportedly later changed to “hooliganism”, which can carry a sentence of up 7 years imprisonment. There are allegations of ill-treatment while in detention and breach of due process. All 30 activists have been released on bail and, according to the latest information received, the Amnesty Law adopted on 18 December 2013 by the Duma will apply to them.
Alleged victims: 30
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20 Jan 2014
    02 Apr 2013
    Thailand
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • toxics and human rights
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • environment
Alleged killing of an environmental rights defender. According to the information received, around 02:00 p.m. on 25 February 2013, environmental rights defender Mr. Prajob Nao-opas was shot dead by an unidentified gunman who escaped in a getaway car. He died while being rushed to hospital. Mr. Prajob Nao-opas had been warned in December 2012 of suspicions that an attempt might be made on his life. Subsequent incidents were reported by Mr. Prajob Nao-opas to the police, allegedly without any measures having been taken to ensure his security. Over the past year, Mr. Prajob Nao-opas led local communities in protest at the alleged dumping of toxic waste by local industries resulting in the pollution of local waterways, attracting widespread media attention in Thailand.
Alleged victims: 1
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02 Jul 2013
    21 Dec 2012
    Nigeria
    JUA
  • health
  • toxics and human rights
Alleged on-going lead contamination and poisoning in Zamfara State. According to the information received, artisanal gold mines are found throughout Zamfara State in northwestern Nigeria. The high levels of lead found in the earth coupled with the use of rudimentary mining methods have reportedly resulted in a lead poisoning epidemic among children. In May 2012, President Jonathan reportedly pledged approximately US$5 million to clean up areas that have been contaminated with lead during artisanal gold mining operations, with a specific focus on the Bagega area of Zamfara State. Despite the Government’s pledge, no money had allegedly been released. Importantly, it is alleged that the remediation of Bagega must start immediately in order to ensure that decontamination is completed before the beginning of the rainy season.
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04 Jan 2013
    03 Dec 2012
    Armenia
    JAL
  • food
  • health
  • toxics and human rights
  • water and sanitation
  • business
Allegations that the development and operation of the Teghut copper-molybdenum mining project will have serious environmental, health, social, and other human rights impacts. According to information received, some 82.6% of the territory conceded to the company is forest, 357 hectares of which will be cleared, and mine exploitation would allegedly result in 500 million tons of tailings (hazardous waste) and 600 million tons of other kinds of waste, to be disposed of in the gorge of Duganadzor river. Concerns are raised that this situation, not only poses a risk to those living around the project, but also to the entire country and neighboring countries.
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02 Apr 2013
    17 Jun 2011
    India
    UA
  • toxics and human rights
Potential adverse impact of the dismantling of a vessel on the enjoyment of human rights. According to the information received, “Gulf Jash” (formerly named “Probo Koala”) is a vessel currently operating under the flag of Panama, owned by the American company Global Market Systems (GMS). Between 19 and 20 August 2006, the vessel was reportedly involved in the dumping of hazardous waste of unknown nature in various sites in the district of Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. Reportedly, the vessel was refused entry into Bangladeshi territorial waters on environmental grounds and turned towards Indian waters. The vessel allegedly deviated to Alang Beach, Gujarat State, in order to be dismantled in this area. The “Gulf Jash” allegedly contains a considerable amount of hazardous substances and materials which may adversely affect the rights to life and health of persons who work in the shipbreaking yards or live in their proximity.
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    15 Jun 2011
    India
    UA
  • toxics and human rights
Potential adverse impact of a leak at an aluminium refinery facility on the enjoyment of human rights. According to the information received, the aluminium refinery facility in Lanjigarh, Orissa state is situated only one kilometre from the river Vamsadhara, the region's main water source. A spill of toxic substances could potentially affect 12 villages in this area, including four villages situated close to the refinery and other eight communities downstream of Vamsadhara river. On 5 April and 16 May 2011, following heavy rains, local communities in Orissa state reported leakages which allegedly polluted local streams and agricultural soils. Any leaks, overflows or dam erosions caused by the heavy rains which usually occur during the monsoon period could have a considerable adverse impact on the rights to health, food and water of an estimated four to five thousand families which rely heavily on agriculture for their subsistence.
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    09 May 2011
    Nigeria
    JAL
    NGA 1/2011
  • health
  • toxics and human rights
Alleged cases of acute lead poisoning. According to the information received, nearly 400 children have died since March 2010 as a result of lead poisoning, the majority of them at under 5 years of age. Allegedly, an additional 30,000 people in 7 villages in Zamfara State had been identified as being at risk of lead exposure by inhalation or ingestion. Allegedly, the deaths have been linked to massive environmental contamination caused by artisanal and small-scale gold mining activities, which have reportedly intensified in the Zamfara since November 2009.
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