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393 communications found
Date, Country,
Type and
ref. no. of
communication
Mandates Summary Replies
received
    31 May 2021
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    JAL
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • racism
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged lack of effective remedies for the Kipsigis and Talai peoples which were subjected to human rights violations during the pre-colonial and colonial period in Kenya, associated primarily with the expropriation of land on Kericho County.
Alleged victims: -
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30 Jul 2021
    04 May 2021
    Bahamas
    JUA
  • housing
  • food
  • health
  • internally displaced persons
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • torture
Information received concerning policies to deport undocumented Haitian migrants and to eradicate informal settlements known as “shanty towns” inhabited primarily by persons of Haitian origin or descent without any consultations or alternative accommodation provided to the affected minority and migrant communities. These policies have not taken into account the extreme vulnerability of the Haitian communities in the wake of category 5 Hurricane Dorian, which hit the Bahamas in September 2019, as a result of which many lost their lives, possessions, savings, personal documentation and jobs. Undocumented Haitian migrants are being deported in violation of the principle of non-refoulement, without individual assessments and due process guarantees, while informal settlements are being targeted for destruction without any consultation with their residents or the provision of adequate alternative housing. In April 2021, the authorities started an operation aiming to demolish around 600 newly-reconstructed homes in two adjacent informal settlements known as the Farm and the Farm Road on Abaco island, which will displace up to 2,000 persons (approx. 600 families), many of them women and children.
Alleged victims: 3000
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    27 Apr 2021
    Lao People's Democratic Republic
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • environment
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the situation of the Hmong community located in the Phou Bia region, referred as to “ChaoFa Hmong”. More precisely, with regards to reported acts of intimidation and reprisals by the Lao military forces against the relatives of an elderly Hmong man and three Hmong girls, victims of enforced disappearance since March 2020, following an intervention by Special Procedures mandate-holders on 31 August 2020.
Alleged victims: 1
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    23 Apr 2021
    Lebanon
    JAL
  • housing
  • internally displaced persons
  • migrants
Information received concerning xenophobic attacks on Syrian refugees and migrants in the town of Bcharre, Bcharre District, and in Zouq Bhannine area, El Minieh Dinnieh district, which have resulted in injuries and displacement, leaving many Syrian migrants and refugees without adequate shelter, while authorities have not done enough to guarantee their security and their right to adequate housing.
Alleged victims: 1397
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22 Jun 2021
    19 Apr 2021
    Switzerland
    JUA
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • health
  • housing
  • minority issues
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Informations reçues concernant le refus des autorités Suisses d'organiser le rapatriement de deux demi-sœurs qui se trouvent dans le camp de Roj. Les deux filles auraient été enlevées par leur mère et amenées en Syrie où elle s’est rendue pour rejoindre l’organisation de l’Etat islamique.
Alleged victims: 2
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24 Jun 2021
    19 Apr 2021
    Netherlands
    JAL
  • housing
  • development
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • poverty
Information received concerning housing policies of the municipality of Rotterdam aiming to reduce the number of affordable homes, in an overall climate of predicted growing housing shortages and homelessness in the Netherlands, including in Rotterdam.
Alleged victims: -
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18 Jun 2021
18 Jun 2021
18 Jun 2021
18 Jun 2021
18 Jun 2021
18 Jun 2021
    19 Apr 2021
    Ethiopia
    JAL
  • internally displaced persons
  • arbitrary Detention
  • Eritrea
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • trafficking in persons
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning allegations related to violations of human rights and international humanitarian law committed in the context of the conflict in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, including deliberate attacks against civilians and summary executions, indiscriminate attacks, sexual violence, arbitrary detention, destruction and looting of civilian property, and displacement of ethnic Tigrayans.
Alleged victims: 950000
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18 Jun 2021
    19 Apr 2021
    Eritrea
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • Eritrea
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • internally displaced persons
  • trafficking in persons
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning allegations related to violations of human rights and international humanitarian law committed by the Eritrean Army in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, including deliberate attacks against civilians and summary executions, indiscriminate attacks, sexual and gender-based violence, arbitrary detention, destruction and looting of civilian property and displacement.
Alleged victims: 950000
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14 Jun 2021
    30 Mar 2021
    United States of America
    JAL
  • business
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Information received regarding alleged violations of the rights of indigenous Newar peoples over their lands, resources and over the loss of religious and cultural sites in relation to the construction of the Chhaya Center business complex in the tourism district of Thamel in Kathmandu.
Alleged victims: 1601
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    30 Mar 2021
    Nepal
    JAL
  • business
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Information received regarding alleged violations of the rights of indigenous Newar peoples over their lands, resources and over the loss of religious and cultural sites. The Newars are facing threats of forced evictions and displacement due to the construction of the Terai/Madhesh FastTrack Expressway and in relation to the construction of the Chhaya Center business complex in the tourism district of Thamel in Kathmandu.
Alleged victims: 1601
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31 May 2021
    30 Mar 2021
    Marriot International
    JAL
  • business
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Information received regarding alleged violations of the rights of indigenous Newar peoples over their lands, resources and over the loss of religious and cultural sites in relation to the construction of the Chhaya Center business complex in the tourism district of Thamel in Kathmandu.
Alleged victims: 1601
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29 Apr 2021
    30 Mar 2021
    Chhaya Devi Complex Pvt. Ltd
    JAL
  • business
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Information received regarding alleged violations of the rights of indigenous Newar peoples over their lands, resources and over the loss of religious and cultural sites in relation to the construction of the Chhaya Center business complex in the tourism district of Thamel in Kathmandu.
Alleged victims: 1601
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    26 Mar 2021
    Vinci
    JAL
  • poverty
  • business
  • development
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • international solidarity
Information received regarding business and investment in the development of the Mandalika region, West Nusa Tenggara province, Indonesia, which has allegedly resulted in human rights violations and abuses, including involuntary resettlement and forced evictions of the indigenous peoples and communities.
Alleged victims: 150
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25 May 2021
    26 Mar 2021
    United States of America
    JAL
  • poverty
  • business
  • development
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • international solidarity
Information received concerning activities of investors domiciled in the United States in the tourism development project in the Mandalika region, West Nusa Tenggara province, Indonesia, which has allegedly resulted in human rights violations and abuses, including involuntary resettlement and forced evictions of the indigenous peoples and communities.
Alleged victims: 150
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    26 Mar 2021
    Spain
    JAL
  • poverty
  • business
  • development
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • international solidarity
Información recibida sobre las actividades de inversores domiciliados en España en el proyecto de desarrollo turístico en la región de Mandalika, provincia de Nusa Tenggara Occidental, Indonesia, que supuestamente ha dado lugar a violaciones y abusos de los derechos humanos, incluyendo el reasentamiento involuntario y los desalojos forzosos de los pueblos y comunidades indígenas.
Alleged victims: 150
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27 May 2021
    26 Mar 2021
    Paragon
    JAL
  • poverty
  • business
  • development
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • international solidarity
Information received regarding business and investment in the development of the Mandalika region, West Nusa Tenggara province, Indonesia, which has allegedly resulted in human rights violations and abuses, including involuntary resettlement and forced evictions of the indigenous peoples and communities.
Alleged victims: 150
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    26 Mar 2021
    France
    JAL
  • poverty
  • business
  • development
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • international solidarity
Informations reçues concernant les activités d'investisseurs domiciliés en France dans le projet de développement touristique dans la région de Mandalika, province de Nusa Tenggara Ouest, en Indonésie, qui auraient entraîné des violations et des abus des droits de l'homme, notamment des réinstallations involontaires et des expulsions forcées de peuples et de communautés autochtones.
Alleged victims: 150
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    26 Mar 2021
    Dorna Sports
    JAL
  • poverty
  • business
  • development
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • international solidarity
Information received regarding business and investment in the development of the Mandalika region, West Nusa Tenggara province, Indonesia, which has allegedly resulted in human rights violations and abuses, including involuntary resettlement and forced evictions of the indigenous peoples and communities.
Alleged victims: 150
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    26 Mar 2021
    Club Med
    JAL
  • poverty
  • business
  • development
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • international solidarity
Information received regarding business and investment in the development of the Mandalika region, West Nusa Tenggara province, Indonesia, which has allegedly resulted in human rights violations and abuses, including involuntary resettlement and forced evictions of the indigenous peoples and communities.
Alleged victims: 150
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21 May 2021
    26 Mar 2021
    Accor
    JAL
  • poverty
  • business
  • development
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • international solidarity
Information received regarding business and investment in the development of the Mandalika region, West Nusa Tenggara province, Indonesia, which has allegedly resulted in human rights violations and abuses, including involuntary resettlement and forced evictions of the indigenous peoples and communities.
Alleged victims: 150
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16 Apr 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
    19 Mar 2021
    Mozambique
    JAL
  • internally displaced persons
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disability
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • mercenaries
  • older persons
Information received concerning allegations of human rights violations and mass displacement in Mozambique in the context of attacks and military operations in Cabo Delgado province.
Alleged victims: 1
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    16 Mar 2021
    Myanmar
    JUA
  • housing
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the forced eviction of about 1,0800 railway workers in Yangon/Myanmar and the arbitrary arrest of three locomotive drivers and intimidation of railway workers and their families that took part in a nationwide general strike against the military regime that ousted on 1 February 2021 the democratically elected Government.
Alleged victims: 803
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    04 Mar 2021
    Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation - ITDC
    JAL
  • poverty
  • business
  • development
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • international solidarity
Information received concerning the allegations of human rights violations and abuses committed in the implementation of the Mandalika urban development and tourism project by the Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) in the Mandalika region, West Nusa Tenggara province.
Alleged victims: 150
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    04 Mar 2021
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • poverty
  • business
  • development
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • international solidarity
Information received concerning allegations of human rights violations and abuses committed in the implementation of the Mandalika urban development and tourism project by the Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation (“ITDC”) in the Mandalika region, West Nusa Tenggara province.
Alleged victims: 150
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03 May 2021
    04 Mar 2021
    Asian Infrastruture Investment Bank
    JAL
  • poverty
  • business
  • development
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • international solidarity
Information received concerning allegations that human rights violations and abuses are committed in the implementation of the Mandalika urban development and tourism project, which is financed by the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).
Alleged victims: 150
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03 May 2021
    02 Mar 2021
    Kenya
    UA
  • housing
Information received concerning the forced eviction and home demolitions in the Kibos community, an informal settlement in Kisumu county, Kenya. The forced eviction reportedly rendered over 3,500 people homeless, defied court orders of the Environment and Land Court of Kisumu resulting in a prima facie violation of the right to adequate housing and other human rights. Affected residents reportedly belong overwhelmingly to the Nubian minority in Kenya.
Alleged victims: 3500
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    15 Feb 2021
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    JUA
  • migrants
  • food
  • housing
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the situation of over 1,500 migrants in and around the destroyed Lipa camp site in Bosnia and Herzegovina, facing harsh conditions in winter with no shelter, water, sanitation or electricity as well as the lack of appropriate protection measures in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. These persons join the growing number of migrants sleeping rough in Una Sana Canton, raising the overall number of migrants in dire need of adequate housing to almost 3,000.
Alleged victims: 3050
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    12 Feb 2021
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • housing
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning alleged systematic violations of property and housing rights of members of the Baha’i religious minority, through raids, confiscations, demolitions and a series of court proceedings that deem their property as “illegitimate”.
Alleged victims: 51
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    08 Feb 2021
    Israel
    JAL
  • water and sanitation
  • development
  • environment
  • health
  • housing
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
Information received concerning the acute water and sanitation crisis in Gaza, which is severely affecting the health and wellbeing of its residents, including their capacity to protect themselves from contagion of Covid-19.
Alleged victims: 2000000
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    27 Jan 2021
    Colombia
    JAL
  • migrants
  • health
  • housing
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Información recibida en relación con alegaciones acerca de la falta de inclusión efectiva de la población migrante en la respuesta del Gobierno de Colombia a la pandemia de COVID-19; el impacto desproporcionado de ésta sobre el acceso efectivo de esta población a los servicios de salud, incluyendo la salud sexual y reproductiva de las mujeres y adolescentes, vivienda, agua y saneamiento; así como de la posible discriminación que resultaría de la presunta exclusión de las personas migrantes que no tengan regularizada su situación migratoria, del programa de vacunación del Gobierno de Colombia.
Alleged victims: 1800000
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    26 Jan 2021
    Yemen
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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    26 Jan 2021
    Viet Nam
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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26 Mar 2021
26 Apr 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Uzbekistan
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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27 Mar 2021
02 Jun 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    United States of America
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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07 Jun 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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16 Apr 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Ukraine
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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07 Apr 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Turkey
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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26 Mar 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Tunisia
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Informations reçues concernant une opération d'enregistrement et de vérification dans les camps d'Al-Hol et de Roj situés dans le nord-est de la Syrie où vos ressortissants, principalement des femmes et des enfants, sont actuellement privés de liberté. Dans ces camps de fortune fermés, constitués de structures vétustes qui s'effondrent sous l'effet de vents violents ou qui sont inondées par la pluie ou les eaux usées, les conditions sanitaires sont déplorables: l'eau potable est souvent contaminée, les latrines débordent, des monticules d'ordures jonchent le sol, et les maladies, y compris les infections virales, y sévissent. La nourriture, l'eau, les soins de santé et les produits non alimentaires essentiels sont fournis par des groupes et des organisations humanitaires aux ressources insuffisantes. Selon le Croissant rouge kurde, au moins 517 personnes, dont 371 enfants, seraient mortes en 2019, dont beaucoup de maladies évitables, rien que dans le camp d'Al-Hol. En août 2020, selon UNICEF, huit enfants de moins de cinq ans sont morts dans ce camp en moins d'une semaine, dont quatre à cause de complications liées à la malnutrition et les autres à cause d'une déshydratation due à la diarrhée, à une insuffisance cardiaque, à une hémorragie interne et à une hypoglycémie. Le Covid-19 a accru ces difficultés, en réduisant le nombre d’employés opérant dans le camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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29 Apr 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Trinidad and Tobago
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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    26 Jan 2021
    Tajikistan
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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    26 Jan 2021
    Switzerland
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Informations reçues concernant une opération d'enregistrement et de vérification dans les camps d'Al-Hol et de Roj situés dans le nord-est de la Syrie où vos ressortissants, principalement des femmes et des enfants, sont actuellement privés de liberté. Dans ces camps de fortune fermés, constitués de structures vétustes qui s'effondrent sous l'effet de vents violents ou qui sont inondées par la pluie ou les eaux usées, les conditions sanitaires sont déplorables: l'eau potable est souvent contaminée, les latrines débordent, des monticules d'ordures jonchent le sol, et les maladies, y compris les infections virales, y sévissent. La nourriture, l'eau, les soins de santé et les produits non alimentaires essentiels sont fournis par des groupes et des organisations humanitaires aux ressources insuffisantes. Selon le Croissant rouge kurde, au moins 517 personnes, dont 371 enfants, seraient mortes en 2019, dont beaucoup de maladies évitables, rien que dans le camp d'Al-Hol. En août 2020, selon UNICEF, huit enfants de moins de cinq ans sont morts dans ce camp en moins d'une semaine, dont quatre à cause de complications liées à la malnutrition et les autres à cause d'une déshydratation due à la diarrhée, à une insuffisance cardiaque, à une hémorragie interne et à une hypoglycémie. Le Covid-19 a accru ces difficultés, en réduisant le nombre d’employés opérant dans le camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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26 Mar 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Sweden
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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26 Mar 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Sudan
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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    26 Jan 2021
    State of Palestine
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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    26 Jan 2021
    Spain
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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25 Mar 2021
20 May 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Somalia
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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    26 Jan 2021
    Serbia
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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    26 Jan 2021
    Senegal
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Informations reçues concernant une opération d'enregistrement et de vérification dans les camps d'Al-Hol et de Roj situés dans le nord-est de la Syrie où vos ressortissants, principalement des femmes et des enfants, sont actuellement privés de liberté. Dans ces camps de fortune fermés, constitués de structures vétustes qui s'effondrent sous l'effet de vents violents ou qui sont inondées par la pluie ou les eaux usées, les conditions sanitaires sont déplorables: l'eau potable est souvent contaminée, les latrines débordent, des monticules d'ordures jonchent le sol, et les maladies, y compris les infections virales, y sévissent. La nourriture, l'eau, les soins de santé et les produits non alimentaires essentiels sont fournis par des groupes et des organisations humanitaires aux ressources insuffisantes. Selon le Croissant rouge kurde, au moins 517 personnes, dont 371 enfants, seraient mortes en 2019, dont beaucoup de maladies évitables, rien que dans le camp d'Al-Hol. En août 2020, selon UNICEF, huit enfants de moins de cinq ans sont morts dans ce camp en moins d'une semaine, dont quatre à cause de complications liées à la malnutrition et les autres à cause d'une déshydratation due à la diarrhée, à une insuffisance cardiaque, à une hémorragie interne et à une hypoglycémie. Le Covid-19 a accru ces difficultés, en réduisant le nombre d’employés opérant dans le camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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    26 Jan 2021
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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04 Feb 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Romania
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Informations reçues concernant une opération d'enregistrement et de vérification dans les camps d'Al-Hol et de Roj situés dans le nord-est de la Syrie où vos ressortissants, principalement des femmes et des enfants, sont actuellement privés de liberté. Dans ces camps de fortune fermés, constitués de structures vétustes qui s'effondrent sous l'effet de vents violents ou qui sont inondées par la pluie ou les eaux usées, les conditions sanitaires sont déplorables: l'eau potable est souvent contaminée, les latrines débordent, des monticules d'ordures jonchent le sol, et les maladies, y compris les infections virales, y sévissent. La nourriture, l'eau, les soins de santé et les produits non alimentaires essentiels sont fournis par des groupes et des organisations humanitaires aux ressources insuffisantes. Selon le Croissant rouge kurde, au moins 517 personnes, dont 371 enfants, seraient mortes en 2019, dont beaucoup de maladies évitables, rien que dans le camp d'Al-Hol. En août 2020, selon UNICEF, huit enfants de moins de cinq ans sont morts dans ce camp en moins d'une semaine, dont quatre à cause de complications liées à la malnutrition et les autres à cause d'une déshydratation due à la diarrhée, à une insuffisance cardiaque, à une hémorragie interne et à une hypoglycémie. Le Covid-19 a accru ces difficultés, en réduisant le nombre d’employés opérant dans le camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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22 Mar 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Portugal
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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01 Feb 2021
01 Apr 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Poland
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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14 May 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Philippines
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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    26 Jan 2021
    Pakistan
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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29 Jan 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Norway
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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26 Mar 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    North Macedonia
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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    26 Jan 2021
    Netherlands
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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12 Apr 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Morocco
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Informations reçues concernant une opération d'enregistrement et de vérification dans les camps d'Al-Hol et de Roj situés dans le nord-est de la Syrie où vos ressortissants, principalement des femmes et des enfants, sont actuellement privés de liberté. Dans ces camps de fortune fermés, constitués de structures vétustes qui s'effondrent sous l'effet de vents violents ou qui sont inondées par la pluie ou les eaux usées, les conditions sanitaires sont déplorables: l'eau potable est souvent contaminée, les latrines débordent, des monticules d'ordures jonchent le sol, et les maladies, y compris les infections virales, y sévissent. La nourriture, l'eau, les soins de santé et les produits non alimentaires essentiels sont fournis par des groupes et des organisations humanitaires aux ressources insuffisantes. Selon le Croissant rouge kurde, au moins 517 personnes, dont 371 enfants, seraient mortes en 2019, dont beaucoup de maladies évitables, rien que dans le camp d'Al-Hol. En août 2020, selon UNICEF, huit enfants de moins de cinq ans sont morts dans ce camp en moins d'une semaine, dont quatre à cause de complications liées à la malnutrition et les autres à cause d'une déshydratation due à la diarrhée, à une insuffisance cardiaque, à une hémorragie interne et à une hypoglycémie. Le Covid-19 a accru ces difficultés, en réduisant le nombre d’employés opérant dans le camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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08 Apr 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Maldives
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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    26 Jan 2021
    Malaysia
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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08 Feb 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Libya
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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    26 Jan 2021
    Lebanon
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Informations reçues concernant une opération d'enregistrement et de vérification dans les camps d'Al-Hol et de Roj situés dans le nord-est de la Syrie où vos ressortissants, principalement des femmes et des enfants, sont actuellement privés de liberté. Dans ces camps de fortune fermés, constitués de structures vétustes qui s'effondrent sous l'effet de vents violents ou qui sont inondées par la pluie ou les eaux usées, les conditions sanitaires sont déplorables: l'eau potable est souvent contaminée, les latrines débordent, des monticules d'ordures jonchent le sol, et les maladies, y compris les infections virales, y sévissent. La nourriture, l'eau, les soins de santé et les produits non alimentaires essentiels sont fournis par des groupes et des organisations humanitaires aux ressources insuffisantes. Selon le Croissant rouge kurde, au moins 517 personnes, dont 371 enfants, seraient mortes en 2019, dont beaucoup de maladies évitables, rien que dans le camp d'Al-Hol. En août 2020, selon UNICEF, huit enfants de moins de cinq ans sont morts dans ce camp en moins d'une semaine, dont quatre à cause de complications liées à la malnutrition et les autres à cause d'une déshydratation due à la diarrhée, à une insuffisance cardiaque, à une hémorragie interne et à une hypoglycémie. Le Covid-19 a accru ces difficultés, en réduisant le nombre d’employés opérant dans le camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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    26 Jan 2021
    Kyrgyzstan
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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    26 Jan 2021
    Kazakhstan
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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06 Apr 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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    26 Jan 2021
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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22 Mar 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Germany
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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25 Mar 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Georgia
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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    26 Jan 2021
    France
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Informations reçues concernant une opération d'enregistrement et de vérification dans les camps d'Al-Hol et de Roj situés dans le nord-est de la Syrie où vos ressortissants, principalement des femmes et des enfants, sont actuellement privés de liberté. Dans ces camps de fortune fermés, constitués de structures vétustes qui s'effondrent sous l'effet de vents violents ou qui sont inondées par la pluie ou les eaux usées, les conditions sanitaires sont déplorables: l'eau potable est souvent contaminée, les latrines débordent, des monticules d'ordures jonchent le sol, et les maladies, y compris les infections virales, y sévissent. La nourriture, l'eau, les soins de santé et les produits non alimentaires essentiels sont fournis par des groupes et des organisations humanitaires aux ressources insuffisantes. Selon le Croissant rouge kurde, au moins 517 personnes, dont 371 enfants, seraient mortes en 2019, dont beaucoup de maladies évitables, rien que dans le camp d'Al-Hol. En août 2020, selon UNICEF, huit enfants de moins de cinq ans sont morts dans ce camp en moins d'une semaine, dont quatre à cause de complications liées à la malnutrition et les autres à cause d'une déshydratation due à la diarrhée, à une insuffisance cardiaque, à une hémorragie interne et à une hypoglycémie. Le Covid-19 a accru ces difficultés, en réduisant le nombre d’employés opérant dans le camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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26 Mar 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Finland
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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26 Mar 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Estonia
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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25 Mar 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Egypt
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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12 Jul 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Canada
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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14 Apr 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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    26 Jan 2021
    Belgium
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Informations reçues concernant une opération d'enregistrement et de vérification dans les camps d'Al-Hol et de Roj situés dans le nord-est de la Syrie où vos ressortissants, principalement des femmes et des enfants, sont actuellement privés de liberté. Dans ces camps de fortune fermés, constitués de structures vétustes qui s'effondrent sous l'effet de vents violents ou qui sont inondées par la pluie ou les eaux usées, les conditions sanitaires sont déplorables: l'eau potable est souvent contaminée, les latrines débordent, des monticules d'ordures jonchent le sol, et les maladies, y compris les infections virales, y sévissent. La nourriture, l'eau, les soins de santé et les produits non alimentaires essentiels sont fournis par des groupes et des organisations humanitaires aux ressources insuffisantes. Selon le Croissant rouge kurde, au moins 517 personnes, dont 371 enfants, seraient mortes en 2019, dont beaucoup de maladies évitables, rien que dans le camp d'Al-Hol. En août 2020, selon UNICEF, huit enfants de moins de cinq ans sont morts dans ce camp en moins d'une semaine, dont quatre à cause de complications liées à la malnutrition et les autres à cause d'une déshydratation due à la diarrhée, à une insuffisance cardiaque, à une hémorragie interne et à une hypoglycémie. Le Covid-19 a accru ces difficultés, en réduisant le nombre d’employés opérant dans le camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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    26 Jan 2021
    Bangladesh
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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    26 Jan 2021
    Azerbaijan
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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    26 Jan 2021
    Austria
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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15 Mar 2021
26 Apr 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Algeria
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Informations reçues concernant une opération d'enregistrement et de vérification dans les camps d'Al-Hol et de Roj situés dans le nord-est de la Syrie où vos ressortissants, principalement des femmes et des enfants, sont actuellement privés de liberté. Dans ces camps de fortune fermés, constitués de structures vétustes qui s'effondrent sous l'effet de vents violents ou qui sont inondées par la pluie ou les eaux usées, les conditions sanitaires sont déplorables: l'eau potable est souvent contaminée, les latrines débordent, des monticules d'ordures jonchent le sol, et les maladies, y compris les infections virales, y sévissent. La nourriture, l'eau, les soins de santé et les produits non alimentaires essentiels sont fournis par des groupes et des organisations humanitaires aux ressources insuffisantes. Selon le Croissant rouge kurde, au moins 517 personnes, dont 371 enfants, seraient mortes en 2019, dont beaucoup de maladies évitables, rien que dans le camp d'Al-Hol. En août 2020, selon UNICEF, huit enfants de moins de cinq ans sont morts dans ce camp en moins d'une semaine, dont quatre à cause de complications liées à la malnutrition et les autres à cause d'une déshydratation due à la diarrhée, à une insuffisance cardiaque, à une hémorragie interne et à une hypoglycémie. Le Covid-19 a accru ces difficultés, en réduisant le nombre d’employés opérant dans le camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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28 Jan 2021
19 Mar 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Albania
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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    26 Jan 2021
    Afghanistan
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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    25 Jan 2021
    South Africa
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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04 Mar 2021
14 Apr 2021
    25 Jan 2021
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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    25 Jan 2021
    India
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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    25 Jan 2021
    Denmark
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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31 Mar 2021
    25 Jan 2021
    China
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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    25 Jan 2021
    Australia
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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    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
    22 Dec 2020
    United States of America
    JUA
  • business
  • environment
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
Information received concerning the imminent threat of eviction of around 155 families belonging to the indigenous Mro community due to the construction of a luxury tourist resort in the Bandarban district of the Chittagong Hills Tracts, the absence of consultations with the affected indigenous peoples prior to construction activities, and the intimidation of community members peacefully protesting the project and defending their ancestral lands.
Alleged victims: 155
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    22 Dec 2020
    R&R Holdings Limited
    JUA
  • business
  • environment
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
Information received concerning the imminent threat of eviction of around 155 families belonging to the indigenous Mro community due to the construction of a luxury tourist resort in the Bandarban district of the Chittagong Hills Tracts, the absence of consultations with the affected indigenous peoples prior to construction activities, and the intimidation of community members peacefully protesting the project and defending their ancestral lands.
Alleged victims: 155
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    22 Dec 2020
    Marriott International
    JUA
  • business
  • environment
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
Information received concerning the imminent threat of eviction of around 155 families belonging to the indigenous Mro community due to the construction of a luxury tourist resort in the Bandarban district of the Chittagong Hills Tracts, the absence of consultations with the affected indigenous peoples prior to construction activities, and the intimidation of community members peacefully protesting the project and defending their ancestral lands.
Alleged victims: 155
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19 Jan 2021
    22 Dec 2020
    Bangladesh
    JUA
  • business
  • environment
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
Information received concerning the imminent threat of eviction of around 155 families belonging to the indigenous Mro community due to the construction of a luxury tourist resort in the Bandarban district of the Chittagong Hills Tracts, the absence of consultations with the affected indigenous peoples prior to construction activities, and the intimidation of community members peacefully protesting the project and defending their ancestral lands.
Alleged victims: 155
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    18 Dec 2020
    Spain
    JUA
  • housing
  • disability
  • education
  • food
  • health
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Información recibida en relación con la situación de las personas residentes en el asentamiento informal “Cañada Real Galiana”, en particular de 1.812 niños y niñas, afectadas por cortes en el suministro de electricidad durante meses marcados por bajas temperaturas.
Alleged victims: 1812
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22 Apr 2021
    15 Dec 2020
    Uzbekistan
    AL
  • housing
Information received concerning the allegation of the imminent eviction of Ms. Olga Anatolievna Abdullaeva and her family, comprising her pregnant daughter and two grandchildren, and the demolition of her home, in the context of an urban renewal project in Tashkent affecting the residents of Adyk Azimov street.
Alleged victims: 3
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18 Feb 2021
    14 Dec 2020
    Israel
    JAL
  • housing
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
Information received concerning the alleged imminent forced evictions against eight Palestinian families (the Al-Kurd, Al-Daoudi, Abdurey-Dajani, Hammad, Iskafi, Al-Qassim, Al-Jauni and Al-Sabagh families) from their home in Sheik Jarrah, East Jerusalem.
Alleged victims: 132
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    20 Nov 2020
    Uzbekistan
    JAL
  • housing
  • disability
Information received concerning the allegations of ongoing home demolitions and forced evictions, including of persons with disabilities, in the Surkhandarya and Tashkent provinces, without due legal protections, in order to make room for urban renewal projects, in the midst of protests by local residents.
Alleged victims: 1
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18 Jan 2021
    17 Nov 2020
    Israel
    JUA
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
  • housing
Information received concerning the demolitions in Palestinian Bedouin community of Humsa Al Bqai’a.
Alleged victims: 73
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21 Jan 2021
    12 Nov 2020
    Iraq
    JUA
  • internally displaced persons
  • housing
Information received concerning the eviction and forced, coerced and unsafe return of thousands of internally displaced persons in the context of the closure and consolidation of camps of internally displaced persons in Iraq.
Alleged victims: -
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11 Jan 2021
    09 Nov 2020
    Guyana
    JUA
  • housing
  • poverty
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the allegations of the imminent forced eviction of at least 2000 persons living in an informal settlement in Success, East Coast Demerara, including single women and children. Many of these persons have started occupying the State land in question because they were unable to pay their rent due to the crisis triggered by the COVID-19 epidemic. Others have been living in informal settlements on State land or living in substandard housing for prolonged periods due to poverty. We would also like to bring to your attention that such forced evictions are taking place in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, thus further elevating the risk to health and life of the persons subjected to forced evictions, who, according to the information received, have not been offered alternative accommodation.
Alleged victims: 4000
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05 Jan 2021
05 Jan 2021
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05 Jan 2021
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05 Jan 2021
05 Jan 2021
    29 Oct 2020
    Argentina
    UA
  • housing
Información recibida en relación con el inminente desalojo de los pobladores del asentamiento popular de Guernica, en la provincia de Buenos Aires. Se trata de 2500 familias, con aproximadamente 2.797 niños, niñas y adolescentes, y 51 mujeres que huyen de situaciones de violencia de género, que no tienen otra solución habitacional. Quisiera asimismo llamar a la atención del Gobierno de su Excelencia que este desalojo se realiza durante la pandemia de COVID-19, poniendo en grave riesgo la vida de las personas afectadas, así como la salud pública, y que todavía no parece haberse logrado una solución alternativa para las personas que serían desalojadas.
Alleged victims: 2500
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06 Nov 2020
06 Nov 2020
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06 Nov 2020
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06 Nov 2020
26 Nov 2020
26 Nov 2020
26 Nov 2020
26 Nov 2020
26 Nov 2020
    16 Oct 2020
    Nepal
    JAL
  • environment
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
  • torture
Information received concerning the forced eviction of Chepang indigenous families and the alleged torture and killing of Mr. Raj Kumar Chepang in the Chitwan National Park in July 2020.
Alleged victims: 1
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21 Dec 2020
    16 Oct 2020
    Denmark
    JUA
  • racism
  • housing
  • minority issues
Information received concerning allegations of the sale of the buildings associated to the Mjølnerparken common housing branch, putting its residents at a great risk of a forced eviction, on the basis of a set of laws and policies that may be racially discriminatory. We have also received information concerning series of amendments introduced to various laws, including the Penal Code; the Passport Act; and the Police Act, that also comprise the so-called “Ghetto Package”. These amendments are part of your Excellency’s Government policy “One Denmark without Parallel Societies – No Ghettos in 2030” which target “non-Western” immigrant neighbourhoods.
Alleged victims: 1
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11 Jan 2021
    12 Oct 2020
    Israel
    JUA
  • housing
  • cultural rights
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • minority issues
  • racism
Information received concerning the allegations of ongoing home demolitions by the State of Israel with the purpose of evicting indigenous Bedouin communities, who are a part of the Arab Palestinian minority in the State of Israel, from their lands in the Naqab/Negev area and the use of criminal and administrative sanctions to deter the work of human rights defenders protecting their rights, including Sheikh Sayah Abu Madhi’m al-Turi and other members of the Abu Madhi’m A-Turi family from the village of Al-‘Aragib. We would also like to bring your attention that such forced evictions and home demolitions appear to take place in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, thus further elevating the risk to health and life of the persons subjected to forced evictions.
Alleged victims: 90004
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    28 Sep 2020
    Philippines
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • housing
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the killings of human rights defenders Carlito Badion and Zara Alvarez.
Alleged victims: 3
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    21 Sep 2020
    UN Habitat
    JAL
  • environment
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
Information received about the possible impacts of the so-called Mayan Train Development Project on indigenous communities that could be affected in their territorial rights, their right not to be evicted and their right to health, among others, in the states of Chiapas, Tabasco, Campeche, Yucatan and Quintana Roo. Concerns have been raised over the role assumed by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT Mexico), in the framework of the project, in particular whether adequate human rights due diligence has been exercised in the involvement of the project, and in relation to the allegations made in this communication.
Alleged victims: -
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20 Nov 2020
    21 Sep 2020
    Mexico
    JAL
  • environment
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
Información recibida sobre sobre los posibles impactos del llamado Proyecto de Desarrollo Tren Maya para las comunidades indígenas que podrían verse afectadas en sus derechos territoriales, en su derecho a no ser desalojados y en su derecho a la salud, entre otros, en los estados de Chiapas, Tabasco, Campeche, Yucatán y Quintana Roo.
Alleged victims: -
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20 Nov 2020
    17 Sep 2020
    India
    UA
  • housing
Information received concerning the imminent threat of forced eviction of more than 250.000 persons living in 48.000 low-income households along railway tracks in Delhi/India after a ruling of the Indian Supreme Court from 31 August 2020, in which they were not a party and seemed to have been given no opportunity to be heard. The ruling seems to have been issued without any consultation and resettlement plan in place and prevents affected individuals from approaching any court for remedy.
Alleged victims: 250000
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    15 Sep 2020
    United States of America
    JAL
  • cultural rights
  • environment
  • food
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the alleged failure of the United States of America to protect indigenous tribes who live along the coastal regions of Louisiana and Alaska from the impacts of natural hazards and the adverse effects of climate change, development projects and oil and gas exploration, affecting their rights to life, health, food, water, housing, a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment, self-determination, cultural and religious rights, and leading to the displacement of indigenous peoples from their traditional lands.
Alleged victims: -
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    11 Sep 2020
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • housing
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Information received concerning the situation faced by the victims of the political repression of the Soviet era in respect of access to adequate housing and their right to a prompt and effective remedy.
Alleged victims: 1500
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07 Oct 2020
09 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
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05 Nov 2020
    31 Aug 2020
    Lao People's Democratic Republic
    JAL
  • food
  • disappearances
  • environment
  • executions
  • health
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
  • minority issues
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the alarming situation of the Hmong indigenous community located in the Phou Bia region (referred to as the “ChaoFa Hmong”), including the indiscriminate attacks against the community, enforced and involuntary disappearances, denying access to food and lacking health care and access to safe and drinking water.
Alleged victims: 4
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    25 Aug 2020
    United Arab Emirates
    JAL
  • migrants
  • business
  • housing
  • slavery
Information received concerning the allegedly abusive and exploitative labour conditions of migrant workers, such as unpaid and delayed wages, inadequate access to healthcare and the lack of necessary protection measures in light of the COVID-19 pandemic in accommodation centres.
Alleged victims: 1000
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26 Oct 2020
    19 Aug 2020
    South Africa
    UA
  • housing
Information received concerning the allegations of ongoing forced evictions of residents of the Marievale military base and the Happiness Village by the South African National Defence Force, and the continued intimidation, harassment, humiliation and assault of the residents used to pressure them to leave their homes.
Alleged victims: 600
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    19 Aug 2020
    Kenya
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • environment
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the evictions of some 100 indigenous Ogiek families from eastern Mau Forest and the demolition of some 28 Sengwer properties in the Embobut Forest by the Kenya Forest Services and also concerning the lack of progress in the implementation of the 2017 African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights judgement recognizing the Mau forest as the ancestral land of the Ogiek People.
Alleged victims: 780
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    19 Aug 2020
    Brazil
    UA
  • housing
Information received concerning allegations of ongoing forced evictions of families belonging to the Movement of Landless Rural Workers (MST – Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra) in Quilombo Campo Grande, Campo do Meio, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Alleged victims: 2000
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    10 Aug 2020
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • housing
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary killing of Mr. Abdul Rahim bin Ahmed Mahmoud Al Huwaiti, a Saudi national, reportedly occurred on 13 April 2020, within the context of the evictions carried out in Al Khuraiba village, as part of the Neom construction project.
Alleged victims: 1
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06 Oct 2020
    10 Jul 2020
    Steppe Gold Limited
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • business
  • environment
  • housing
  • mercenaries
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received regarding allegations of physical and sexual harassment of woman human rights defender Ms. Mungunkhun Dulmaa, and lack of appropriate compensation, for her work defending the land and environmental rights of her community facing the establishment of the Steppe Gold mine in the province of Dornod.
Alleged victims: 1
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    10 Jul 2020
    Mongolia
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • business
  • environment
  • housing
  • mercenaries
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received regarding allegations of physical and sexual harassment of woman human rights defender Ms. Mungunkhun Dulmaa for her work defending the land and environmental rights of her community facing the establishment of the Steppe Gold mine in the province of Dornod.
Alleged victims: 1
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    10 Jul 2020
    Canada
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • business
  • environment
  • housing
  • mercenaries
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received regarding allegations of physical and sexual harassment of woman human rights defender Ms. Mungunkhun Dulmaa for her work defending the land and environmental rights of her community facing the establishment of the Steppe Gold mine in the province of Dornod.
Alleged victims: 1
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04 Sep 2020
    03 Jul 2020
    Brazil
    AL
  • housing
Information received concerning allegations of ongoing and planned forced evictions in the state of São Paulo during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Alleged victims: 2000
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    01 Jul 2020
    Guatemala
    JAL
  • disability
  • health
  • housing
  • older persons
Información recibida en relación con las condiciones de vida degradantes y la falta de acceso a atención médica adecuada de las personas con discapacidad en el Hospital Nacional de Salud Mental “Federico Mora”, debido a las condiciones antihigiénicas de las instalaciones, la ausencia de un tratamiento médico adecuado, y la falta de servicios en la comunidad en Guatemala, además de la propagación del COVID-19 y la imposibilidad de aislar a las personas infectadas, con posible riesgo para sus vidas.
Alleged victims: -
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03 Sep 2020
    24 Jun 2020
    Argentina
    JAL
  • water and sanitation
  • health
  • housing
  • poverty
Información recibida en relación a la situación de vulnerabilidad frente a la pandemia de COVID-19 de las personas que habitan en los barrios populares de Buenos Aires, debido a violaciones de sus derechos al agua y el saneamiento, y de las personas residentes en el asentamiento de La Toma, en Barranqueras, Provincia del Chaco, debido a la inseguridad jurídica en la tenencia de sus viviendas.
Alleged victims: -
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24 Aug 2020
24 Aug 2020
24 Aug 2020
24 Aug 2020
24 Aug 2020
24 Aug 2020
    23 Jun 2020
    Plus Berries y Agrícola El Bosque SL
    JAL
  • poverty
  • business
  • food
  • health
  • housing
  • migrants
  • slavery
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
Información recibida en relación con la situación actual y cada vez más alarmante de las violaciones sistemáticas de los derechos humanos que sufren los trabajadores migrantes temporales, y en particular las mujeres temporeras, empleados para ayudar durante la temporada de cosecha en las explotaciones agrícolas de fresas en la provincia de Huelva, en el sur de España.
Alleged victims: 3000
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30 Dec 2020
30 Dec 2020
30 Dec 2020
30 Dec 2020
30 Dec 2020
30 Dec 2020
30 Dec 2020
30 Dec 2020
30 Dec 2020
30 Dec 2020
30 Dec 2020
30 Dec 2020
30 Dec 2020
30 Dec 2020
    23 Jun 2020
    Myanmar
    JAL
  • Myanmar
  • housing
  • internally displaced persons
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the closure of Kyauk Ta Lone camp.
Alleged victims: 1000
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02 Sep 2020
    23 Jun 2020
    Morocco
    JAL
  • poverty
  • business
  • food
  • health
  • housing
  • migrants
  • slavery
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
Informations reçues concernant des violations alléguées des droits de l'homme dont sont victimes les travailleurs saisonniers migrants, et en particulier les femmes travailleuses migrantes, employés pour contribuer aux récoltes dans les exploitations de fraises de la province de Huelva, dans le sud de l'Espagne.
Alleged victims: 3000
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26 Oct 2020
    23 Jun 2020
    Angus Soft Fruits LTD
    JAL
  • poverty
  • business
  • food
  • health
  • housing
  • migrants
  • slavery
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
Information received regarding the alleged human rights violations suffered by temporary migrant workers, and in particular women seasonal migrant workers from Morocco, employed to help during the harvest season in strawberry farms in the province of Huelva, in southern Spain.
Alleged victims: 3000
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06 Aug 2020
06 Aug 2020
06 Aug 2020
06 Aug 2020
06 Aug 2020
06 Aug 2020
06 Aug 2020
06 Aug 2020
06 Aug 2020
06 Aug 2020
06 Aug 2020
06 Aug 2020
06 Aug 2020
19 Aug 2020
30 Dec 2020
30 Dec 2020
30 Dec 2020
    22 Jun 2020
    Spain
    JAL
  • poverty
  • business
  • food
  • health
  • housing
  • migrants
  • slavery
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
Información recibida en relación con la situación actual y cada vez más alarmante de las violaciones sistemáticas de los derechos humanos que sufren los trabajadores migrantes temporales, y en particular las mujeres temporeras, empleados para ayudar durante la temporada de cosecha en las explotaciones agrícolas de fresas en la provincia de Huelva, en el sur de España.
Alleged victims: 3000
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26 Jun 2020
20 Aug 2020
    19 Jun 2020
    Turkmenistan
    JAL
  • housing
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning allegations of retaliation against Ms. Gurbansoltan Achilova’s independent journalistic work, in the form of repeated assault, harassment, arbitrary detention, threats and theft, as well as the refusal to compensate her for the demolition of her house or provide her with alternative accommodation.
Alleged victims: 1
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    09 Jun 2020
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    JAL
  • disability
  • executions
  • health
  • housing
  • older persons
Information received concerning the high number of deaths of persons with disabilities and older persons in adult care homes and other residential institutions, who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Alleged victims: 20000
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11 Aug 2020
    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
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • housing
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • mercenaries
  • minority issues
  • older persons
  • poverty
  • racism
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • torture
Information received concerning several recent killings of people of African descent in apparently State-endorsed operations in the United States
Alleged victims: 3
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04 Aug 2020
    28 May 2020
    India
    JAL
  • poverty
  • food
  • health
  • housing
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the humanitarian crisis of approximately 100 million internal migrant workers in India amid the COVID-19 pandemic, who are at risk of dying due to starvation, fatigue, rail and road accidents, in addition to lacking transport options, access to food, shelter, water and sanitation and social safety, while facing police brutality in the process of searching for food or travelling large distances from cities back to their villages.
Alleged victims: 100000000
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26 Jun 2020
    20 May 2020
    Kenya
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • disappearances
  • food
  • housing
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
In this connection, we would like to bring to the attention of your Excellency’s Government information we have received concerning the allegations of the forced eviction of over 7,000 residents of Kariobangi, Nairobi, during the COVID-19 pandemic, in order to use the land for a development project, and the serious threats made against woman human rights defender Ms. Ruth Mumbi, who may be at risk of enforced disappearance for defending the right to housing of the evicted individuals.
Alleged victims: 1
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    19 May 2020
    Romania
    JUA
  • disability
  • executions
  • health
  • housing
  • older persons
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged withholding of urgent medical care to persons with disabilities and older persons in Sasca Mica and other residential institutions in Romania, who tested positive for COVID-19.
Alleged victims: -
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21 May 2020
20 Jul 2020
20 Jul 2020
    18 May 2020
    European Commission
    JAL
  • disability
  • housing
Information received about the European Commission's authorizing the inappropriate use of European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIFs) to maintain institutional care, including by replacing large institutions for persons with disabilities with smaller institutions in several countries of the European Union.
Alleged victims: -
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13 Aug 2020
    08 May 2020
    Haiti
    JUA
  • housing
  • executions
  • health
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Informations reçues concernant une opération contre les bandits armés dans le Village de Dieu, à Port-au-Prince, qui pourrait exposer ses habitants à de graves violations des droits de l'homme.
Alleged victims: -
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    30 Apr 2020
    Spain
    JAL
  • poverty
  • business
  • housing
  • water and sanitation
Information received, and directly observed, concerning the situation of agriculture workers living in migrant settlements in Huelva
Alleged victims: 1300
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20 Aug 2020
30 Dec 2020
30 Dec 2020
30 Dec 2020
30 Dec 2020
    30 Apr 2020
    Driscoll's, Inc.
    JAL
  • poverty
  • business
  • housing
  • water and sanitation
Information received regarding labor conditions of migrant workers in strawberry industry
Alleged victims: 1300
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25 Jun 2020
    29 Apr 2020
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    AL
  • housing
Information received concerning the situation faced by leasehold owners in buildings clad with flammable materials, living in unsafe housing and unable to sell their flats and move elsewhere, and those who are required to pay large amounts to have the dangerous cladding removed.
Alleged victims: -
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02 Jul 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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    27 Apr 2020
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    AL
  • housing
Information received with respect to the effects of the financialization of housing in the United Kingdom which has been facilitated, in part, by your Government’s inaction and in particular by the ineffective legal and regulatory framework present within the United Kingdom which allows housing to be turned into a mere investment and vehicle for profitmaking.
Alleged victims: -
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02 Jul 2020
    27 Apr 2020
    Germany
    AL
  • housing
Information received concerning the effects that the business practices of institutional landlords are having on people in Germany’s enjoyment of their human right to housing.
Alleged victims: -
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06 Oct 2020
    27 Apr 2020
    Canada
    AL
  • housing
Information received concerning the impact of Akelius Canada’s business model on the right to housing of tenants in Akelius’ apartment blocks in Toronto and Montréal, which illustrates the negative impact of financialization of housing in Canada.
Alleged victims: -
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19 Mar 2021
19 Mar 2021
    27 Apr 2020
    Akelius Residential Property AB
    AL
  • housing
Information received regarding the impact of the business model of real-estate company Akelius on the human rights of tenants in the apartment blocks it owns in Canada, Germany and the United Kingdom.
Alleged victims: -
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    17 Apr 2020
    Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy Power Company
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the alleged negative human rights impacts caused by the collapse of an auxiliary dam in Attapeu province, in the south-eastern state of Lao PDR.
Alleged victims: 7001
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12 Jun 2020
    17 Apr 2020
    The Export-Import Bank of Korea (Korea Eximbank)
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the alleged negative human rights impacts caused by the collapse of an auxiliary dam in Attapeu province, in the south-eastern state of Laos.
Alleged victims: 7001
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    17 Apr 2020
    Thanachart Bank
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the alleged negative human rights impacts caused by the collapse of an auxiliary dam in Attapeu province, in the south-eastern state of Laos.
Alleged victims: 7001
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28 Aug 2020
    17 Apr 2020
    Thailand
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the alleged negative human rights impacts caused by the collapse of an auxiliary dam in Attapeu province, in the south-eastern state of Laos.
Alleged victims: 7001
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    17 Apr 2020
    SK Engineering Construction
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the alleged negative human rights impacts caused by the collapse of an auxiliary dam in Attapeu province, in the south-eastern state of Laos.
Alleged victims: 7001
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    17 Apr 2020
    Republic of Korea
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the alleged negative human rights impacts caused by the collapse of an auxiliary dam in Attapeu province, in the south-eastern state of Laos.
Alleged victims: 7001
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06 Jul 2020
    17 Apr 2020
    Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Holding
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the alleged negative human rights impacts caused by the collapse of an auxiliary dam in Attapeu province, in the south-eastern state of Laos.
Alleged victims: 7001
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    17 Apr 2020
    Lao People's Democratic Republic
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the alleged negative human rights impacts caused by the collapse of an auxiliary dam in Attapeu province, in the south-eastern state of Lao PDR.
Alleged victims: 7001
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24 Jun 2020
16 Jul 2020
    17 Apr 2020
    Lao Holding State Enterprise
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the alleged negative human rights impacts caused by the collapse of an auxiliary dam in Attapeu province, in the south-eastern state of Laos.
Alleged victims: 7001
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    17 Apr 2020
    Krung Thai Bank
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the alleged negative human rights impacts caused by the collapse of an auxiliary dam in Attapeu province, in the south-eastern state of Laos.
Alleged victims: 7001
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16 Jun 2020
16 Jun 2020
16 Jun 2020
    17 Apr 2020
    Korea Western Power Company
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the alleged negative human rights impacts caused by the collapse of an auxiliary dam in Attapeu province, in the south-eastern state of Laos.
Alleged victims: 7001
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    17 Apr 2020
    Export-Import Bank of Thailand
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the alleged negative human rights impacts caused by the collapse of an auxiliary dam in Attapeu province, in the south-eastern state of Laos.
Alleged victims: 7001
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19 Oct 2020
    17 Apr 2020
    Bank of Ayuhaya
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the alleged negative human rights impacts caused by the collapse of an auxiliary dam in Attapeu province, in the south-eastern state of Lao PDR.
Alleged victims: 7001
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11 Sep 2020
11 Sep 2020
11 Sep 2020
    01 Apr 2020
    El Salvador
    AL
  • housing
Información recibida en relación con la situación de las personas sin hogar en El Salvador.
Alleged victims: -
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    30 Mar 2020
    India
    AL
  • housing
Information received concerning the persons living in homelessness in India.
Alleged victims: 4000000
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    05 Feb 2020
    Nigeria
    AL
  • housing
Information received concerning the persons living in homelessness in Nigeria.
Alleged victims: 108000000
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    15 Jan 2020
    Nigeria
    JAL
  • poverty
  • housing
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the escalation of the Lagos State Government’s renewed plans to privatize important parts of the water system in Lagos, despite widespread public opposition, and the negative impact of such privatization on the human rights of lower income Lagosians in the absence of essential safeguards.
Alleged victims: 21000000
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    20 Dec 2019
    United States of America
    AL
  • housing
Information received concerning persons living in homelessness in the United States.
Alleged victims: 1500000
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04 Dec 2020
    20 Dec 2019
    Netherlands
    AL
  • housing
Information received concerning the persons living in homelessness in the Netherlands.
Alleged victims: 39300
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12 Feb 2020
    12 Dec 2019
    Croatia
    AL
  • housing
Information received concerning persons living in homelessness in Croatia.
Alleged victims: 2000
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    12 Dec 2019
    Chile
    AL
  • housing
Información recibida sobre la situación de las personas sin hogar en Chile.
Alleged victims: 15000
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10 Feb 2020
    12 Dec 2019
    Argentina
    AL
  • housing
Información recibida en relación con la situación de las personas sin hogar, la ausencia de una estrategia nacional para su atención, y la práctica de los desalojos forzosos en Argentina.
Alleged victims: 15253
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12 Feb 2020
12 Feb 2020
    06 Dec 2019
    Egypt
    JUA
  • minority issues
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the the arbitrary arrest, detention and torture of human rights defender, Mr. Ramy Kamel Saied Salib, reportedly in connection to his human right work and to prevent his participation at the 12th session of the Forum on Minority Issues, which took place in Geneva from 28 to 29 November 2019.
Alleged victims: 1
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06 Mar 2020
24 Aug 2020
    28 Nov 2019
    Bulgaria
    AL
  • housing
Information received concerning homelessness, discrimination with respect to housing, and the practice of forced evictions in Bulgaria.
Alleged victims: 500000
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28 Jan 2020
    25 Nov 2019
    Wincasa
    AL
  • housing
Information received concerning the intended demolition of the Brunaupark housing complex in Zürich, owned by the Credit Suisse Pension Fund, which has reportedly been planned without transparency or consultation with affected residents, and which is to lead to their eviction from their homes, without any offer for adequate compensation or proximate relocation.
Alleged victims: 240
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    25 Nov 2019
    Switzerland
    AL
  • housing
Information received concerning the intended demolition of the Brunaupark housing complex in Zürich, owned by the Credit Suisse Pension Fund, which has reportedly been planned without transparency or consultation with affected residents, and which is to lead to their eviction from their homes, without any offer for adequate compensation or proximate relocation.
Alleged victims: 240
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14 Feb 2020
    25 Nov 2019
    Pension Fund of Credit Suisse Group
    AL
  • housing
Information received concerning the intended demolition of the Brunaupark housing complex in Zürich, owned by the Credit Suisse Pension Fund, which has reportedly been planned without transparency or consultation with affected residents, and which is to lead to their eviction from their homes, without any offer for adequate compensation or proximate relocation.
Alleged victims: 240
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27 Jan 2020
    25 Nov 2019
    Credit Suisse
    AL
  • housing
Information received concerning the intended demolition of the Brunaupark housing complex in Zürich, owned by the Credit Suisse Pension Fund, which has reportedly been planned without transparency or consultation with affected residents, and which is to lead to their eviction from their homes, without any offer for adequate compensation or proximate relocation.
Alleged victims: 240
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27 Jan 2020
27 Jan 2020
    20 Nov 2019
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    JAL
  • African Descent
  • health
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • women and girls
Information received concerning racial discrimination as a result of immigration policy particularly affecting the human rights of British citizens of Commonwealth descent and their descendants collectively known as the “Windrush generation”.
Alleged victims: -
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20 Jan 2020
    14 Nov 2019
    Greece
    AL
  • housing
Information received concerning the urgent matter of persons living in homelessness in Greece. Homelessness is an egregious violation of the right to housing, directly connected to the right to life, and must be accorded the highest human rights priority by governments.
Alleged victims: 40000
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    10 Oct 2019
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • housing
  • minority issues
  • racism
Information received concerning allegations of persecution, arrest and detention of members belonging to the Roma minority, following inter-communal tensions between Roma and non-Roma residents taking place in Ust’-Abakan (Republic of Khakassia) and in Chemodanovka and Lopatki (Penza Oblast), in 2018 and 2019.
Alleged victims: 1400
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11 Dec 2019
    19 Aug 2019
    Thailand
    JAL
  • environment
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • poverty
Information received concerning the conviction of 14 land rights defenders and the imprisonment of 13 of them in connection with their resistance to eviction from lands belonging to the Sai Thong National Park.
Alleged victims: 14
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10 Jun 2020
    09 Aug 2019
    Uzbekistan
    JUA
  • cultural rights
  • housing
Information received concerning urban regeneration projects that will result in the destruction of historic neighbourhoods in Samarkand, and ongoing demolitions of houses in Tashkent, in violation of the right to housing and of cultural rights of the residents.
Alleged victims: 6500
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18 Nov 2019
    06 Aug 2019
    Israel
    JUA
  • housing
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
Information received concerning the plan to construct 6,800 settler housing units in Area C of the West Bank.
Alleged victims: -
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    24 Jul 2019
    Israel
    JUA
  • housing
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
Information received concerning the demolition of the Sur Baher community in East Jerusalem.
Alleged victims: 350
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    22 Jul 2019
    Guatemala
    JAL
  • education
  • food
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Información recibida proveniente de diferentes actores nacionales sobre los impactos negativos que han tenido una serie de desalojos forzosos ejecutados desde 2017 a la fecha, en varios derechos humanos entre ellos el derecho a vivienda, alimentación, agua, saneamiento, educación, de las personas que viven en el área rural y que pertenecen a pueblos indígenas y a comunidades campesinas.
Alleged victims: -
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    19 Jun 2019
    India
    JUA
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
Information received concerning allegations of impending evictions that are poised to affect millions of peoples, mostly from the scheduled tribes and forest-dwelling peoples, in 21 States across India. This follows a Supreme Court Order dated 13 February 2019 directing States to carry out eviction orders resulting from the rejection some 1.2 million forest rights claims filed by these indigenous peoples under the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act of 2006.
Alleged victims: 5000000
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    06 Jun 2019
    Belgium
    JUA
  • health
  • housing
  • minority issues
  • racism
Informations reçues concernant une une opération de police le 7 mai 2019 visant, entres autres, la minorité des Gens du voyage et qui aurait rendu plusieurs familles démunies et sans-abris.
Alleged victims: 3
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05 Aug 2019
    27 May 2019
    Sri Lanka
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • cultural rights
  • health
  • housing
  • internally displaced persons
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the increasing communal violence targeting the religious minorities in Sri Lanka, and in particular Muslims, as well as the reported acts of violence and intimidation threatening the living and security conditions of refugees and asylum seekers belonging to persecuted minorities.
Alleged victims: -
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29 May 2019
31 Jul 2019
    27 May 2019
    Italy
    JAL
  • health
  • housing
  • minority issues
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the eviction of the Roma community living in Località Ponte Riccio, via Vicinale Viaticale, in the town of Giugliano in Campania, near Naples, on 10 May 2019.
Alleged victims: 450
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19 Jun 2019
    03 May 2019
    Italy
    JAL
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • racism
Information received concerning hate-motivated violent demonstrations, occurring between 2 and 5 April, which targeted 75 Roma being moved to a temporary reception facility centre in Torre Maura, as well as an increase in hate speech and forced evictions against the Roma minority.
Alleged victims: 75
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28 Jun 2019
28 Jun 2019
    01 May 2019
    Israel
    JAL
  • cultural rights
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • minority issues
  • racism
Information received concerning the charges against and detention of Sheikh Sayah Abu Madhi’m al-Turi, a Bedouin human and land rights defender from al-ʿArāgīb, in Negev/Naqab region. His detention is linked to his advocacy and work on Bedouin land claims in al-ʿArāgīb, and on the currently unrecognized Bedouin village in that region, which has been demolished numerous times since 2010 and whose residents forcibly removed.
Alleged victims: 1
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    16 Apr 2019
    Haiti
    JAL
  • executions
  • health
  • housing
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Informations reçues concernant les exécutions arbitraires de 71 individus, la disparition de 2 personnes, le viol de 11 individus ainsi que des actes de vandalisme et de destruction de plus de 150 maisons, survenus dans le quartier de La Saline, dans la commune de Port-au-Prince.
Alleged victims: 84
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29 Apr 2019
    03 Apr 2019
    Japan
    JAL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • education
  • environment
  • food
  • health
  • housing
  • slavery
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the situation of workers and families living on farms in the abaca plantations of the Japanese company Furukawa Plantaciones C.A. in Ecuador.
Alleged victims: 200
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13 Jun 2019
    03 Apr 2019
    Furukawa Plantaciones C. A.
    JAL
  • slavery
  • African Descent
  • business
  • education
  • environment
  • food
  • health
  • housing
  • water and sanitation
Información recibida en relación con la situación de los trabajadores y las familias que viven en haciendas en las plantaciones de abacá de la empresa japonesa Furukawa Plantaciones C. A. del Ecuador.
Alleged victims: 200
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31 May 2019
    03 Apr 2019
    Ecuador
    JAL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • education
  • environment
  • food
  • health
  • housing
  • slavery
  • water and sanitation
Información recibida en relación con la situación de las personas trabajadoras y familias que viven en haciendas en las plantaciones de abacá de la empresa japonesa Furukawa Plantaciones C. A. del Ecuador.
Alleged victims: 200
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02 Jun 2019
    27 Mar 2019
    Market Asset Management ltd.
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • housing
  • minority issues
  • poverty
Information received concerning the alleged planned re-development of the Seven Sisters Indoor Market, in the London Borough of Haringey
Alleged victims: 2
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10 Apr 2019
08 May 2019
    25 Mar 2019
    Mexico
    AL
  • housing
Información recibida en relación con un desalojo forzoso de aproximadamente 24 familias, residentes en un edificio del centro histórico de la Cuidad de México, entre el 13 de julio de 2016 hasta el día de hoy. Entre los residentes del edificio, se encuentra una señora que sufre amenazas diarias sintiendo que su vida esta en peligro.
Alleged victims: 1
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27 May 2019
    22 Mar 2019
    United States of America
    JOL
  • business
  • housing
Information received concerning structural changes that have happened in recent years whereby unprecedented amounts of global capital have been invested in housing as security for financial instruments that are traded on global markets.
Alleged victims: -
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    22 Mar 2019
    Sweden
    JOL
  • business
  • housing
Information received concerning structural changes that have happened in recent years whereby unprecedented amounts of global capital have been invested in housing as security for financial instruments that are traded on global markets.
Alleged victims: -
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23 May 2019
    22 Mar 2019
    Spain
    JOL
  • business
  • housing
Preocupación con respecto a la práctica del Gobierno de adoptar leyes y políticas que tratan la vivienda como una mercancía y socavan el disfrute de la vivienda como un derecho humano
Alleged victims: -
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25 Mar 2019
29 Mar 2019
29 Mar 2019
29 Mar 2019
29 Mar 2019
    22 Mar 2019
    New Zealand
    JAL
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
Information received regarding the construction of 480 houses on Puketapapa indigenous land.
Alleged victims: -
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16 May 2019
21 Aug 2019
    22 Mar 2019
    Ireland
    JOL
  • business
  • housing
Information received concerning structural changes that have happened in recent years whereby unprecedented amounts of global capital have been invested in housing as security for financial instruments that are traded on global markets.
Alleged victims: -
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23 May 2019
    22 Mar 2019
    Guatemala
    JAL
  • food
  • housing
  • international solidarity
  • migrants
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • trafficking in persons
Información recibida en relación con la situación de las personas migrantes en caravana, en dirección a México y a los Estados Unidos de América, y en particular con referencia a un incidente violento y xenófobo contra personas migrantes en Tecún Umán, así como la necesidad de que el gobierno tome medidas activas para proteger los derechos humanos de todos los migrantes.
Alleged victims: 15552
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28 May 2019
    22 Mar 2019
    Denmark
    JOL
  • business
  • housing
Concerns over structural changes that have happened in recent years whereby unprecedented amounts of global capital have been invested in housing as security for financial instruments that are traded on global markets
Alleged victims: -
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09 Sep 2019
    22 Mar 2019
    Czech Republic
    JOL
  • business
  • housing
Concerns over structural changes that have happened in recent years whereby unprecedented amounts of global capital have been invested in housing as security for financial instruments that are traded on global markets
Alleged victims: -
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17 May 2019
17 May 2019
    22 Mar 2019
    Blackstone Group L.P.
    JOL
  • housing
  • business
Concerns over structural changes that have happened in recent years whereby unprecedented amounts of global capital have been invested in housing as security for financial instruments that are traded on global markets
Alleged victims: -
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25 Mar 2019
    25 Feb 2019
    Ethiopia
    UA
  • housing
Information received concerning the ongoing forced evictions and demolitions of houses started on 19 February, in Legetafo Legedai city, Oromia Region, without consultation with, and compensation for the affected individuals.
Alleged victims: 3000
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30 Apr 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
    21 Jan 2019
    Myanmar
    JOL
  • food
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • minority issues
  • Myanmar
  • poverty
In this connection, we would like to bring to the attention of your Excellency’s Government information we have received concerning the Vacant, Fallow and Virgin Lands Management Law 2012 as amended by the Law Amending the Vacant, Fallow and Virgin Lands Management Law 2018 (Law).
Alleged victims: -
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    12 Dec 2018
    Guatemala
    JUA
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
Información recibida en relación con un desalojo forzoso de aproximadamente 200 personas residentes en la comunidad Río Zarco, Municipio de El Estor, Departamento de Alta Verapaz la esta semana.
Alleged victims: 200
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15 Feb 2019
    23 Nov 2018
    Turkey
    JAL
  • cultural rights
  • environment
  • housing
  • internally displaced persons
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the alleged resettlement of thousands of persons and the destruction of ancient cultural heritage in the city of Hasankeyf and neighboring villages, as a result of the Ilisu dam project under construction in the Tigris River, in southeast Turkey.
Alleged victims: -
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24 Jan 2019
    20 Nov 2018
    Mexico
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • health
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con la situación de las personas migrantes en caravana, en dirección de los Estados Unidos.
Alleged victims: 8000
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25 Jan 2019
25 Jan 2019
25 Jan 2019
25 Jan 2019
25 Jan 2019
25 Jan 2019
    20 Nov 2018
    Honduras
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • health
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con la situación de las personas migrantes en caravana, en dirección de los Estados Unidos.
Alleged victims: 8000
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21 Jan 2019
    20 Nov 2018
    Guatemala
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • health
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con la situación de las personas migrantes en caravana, en dirección de los Estados Unidos.
Alleged victims: 8000
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26 Feb 2019
    14 Nov 2018
    Turkey
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • poverty
  • slavery
Information received concerning the detention of 24 construction workers on 19 September 2018 and an additional arrest of ten construction workers and trade union officials in October 2018
Alleged victims: -
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10 Jan 2019
    02 Nov 2018
    Egypt
    JUA
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning alleged acts of enforced disappearances, of intimidation and reprisals for cooperation with the UN, its representatives and mechanisms in the field of human rights, specifically with the Special rapporteur on adequate housing during and after her visit to Egypt from 24 September to 3 October 2018
Alleged victims: -
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01 Jan 2019
    26 Oct 2018
    H Young & Co (EA) Ltd
    JOL
  • business
  • housing
Information received concerning the ongoing forced evictions and demolitions of houses, schools and business in the settlement of Kibera, Southwest of Nairobi, for the construction of a road.
Alleged victims: -
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26 Oct 2018
    19 Oct 2018
    Haiti
    AL
  • housing
Informations reçues concernant des expulsions forcées de plusieurs familles basées dans la zone de Pèlerin 5 en Haïti, de l’expropriation et destruction de leurs biens en l’absence d’un processus de consultations libres et éclairées préalables, et de l’absence d’indemnités, de proposition de relogement convenable et de recours judiciaires disponibles.
Alleged victims: 34
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    04 Oct 2018
    France
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • international solidarity
  • migrants
  • water and sanitation
Informations reçues concernant des allégations d’entraves aux activités des individus prêtant assistance aux migrants, mais aussi à la multiplication des mesures d’intimidation à leur encontre par les forces de sécurité et les autorités locales.
Alleged victims: 9
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19 Dec 2018
    21 Sep 2018
    Italy
    AL
  • housing
Information received concerning the alleged intention to forcibly evict the Mokthari family from their home and to an increasing number of forced evictions.
Alleged victims: -
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11 Mar 2019
    25 Jul 2018
    Kenya
    JUA
  • business
  • housing
In this connection, we would like to bring to the attention of your Excellency’s Government the information we have received regarding the ongoing forced evictions and demolitions of houses, schools and business in the settlement of Kibura, Southwest of Nairobi started on 23 July, without any adequate notice and consultation with affected individuals. We would also like to bring your attention that this planned destruction will reportedly rendered 30 000 people homeless without no plans for resettlement and/or compensation.
Alleged victims: 30000
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    25 Jul 2018
    H Young & Co (EA) Ltd
    JUA
  • business
  • housing
Information received regarding the ongoing forced evictions and demolitions of houses, schools and business in the settlement of Kibera, Southwest of Nairobi for the construction of a road, whose public tender has been given to your company.
Alleged victims: 30000
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26 Jul 2018
    11 Jul 2018
    Ukraine
    JAL
  • housing
  • minority issues
  • racism
Information received concerning a series of violent attacks, between April and June 2018, targeting Roma in different parts of Ukraine, in particular Kyiv, Kharkiv, Ternopil and Lviv, and which have been allegedly perpetrated by members of extreme right-wing groups.
Alleged victims: 1
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    22 Jun 2018
    Canada
    OL
  • housing
Information received concerning the implementation of the National Housing Strategy in Canada. In this open letter the Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing clarifies her position that a human rights-based national housing strategy should include making the right to housing part of the domestic legal framework and also ensure access to justice for individuals, through judicial and other mechanism providing an effective remedy.
Alleged victims: -
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28 Sep 2018
10 Apr 2019
    20 Jun 2018
    Hungary
    OL
  • housing
Information received concerning the proposed amendment to the Fundamental Law of Hungary which would render illegal living in a public space and result in the criminalization of homeless people and people without housing.
Alleged victims: 50000
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17 Aug 2018
    14 Jun 2018
    Sibuglemet Holding
    JAL
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the surveillance, intimidation and harassment against Ms. Yana Tannagasheva and her husband Mr. Vladislav Tannagashev, including from Yuzhanaya mining company, for speaking out about adverse impact of open pit coal mining company on indigenous people in South West Siberia and in possible reprisal for their communication with United Nations mechanisms.
Alleged victims: 2
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    14 Jun 2018
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the surveillance, intimidation and harassment against Ms. Yana Tannagasheva and her husband Mr. Vladislav Tannagashev in possible reprisal for their communication with United Nations mechanisms.
Alleged victims: 2
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13 Sep 2018
    18 May 2018
    Brazil
    JOL
  • education
  • food
  • foreign debt
  • housing
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning the negative impacts of budget cuts, structural adjustment and austerity measures implemented since 2014, on several human rights, notably the rights to health, education, social security, food, as well as on gender equality, and in particular the negative impacts linked to the Constitutional Amendment No 95, also known as “Expenditure Ceiling”, in force for over 16 months.
Alleged victims: -
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01 Aug 2018
    24 Apr 2018
    Japan
    JAL
  • disability
  • foreign debt
  • poverty
  • housing
  • older persons
Information received concerning the negative impact of measures reducing social protection benefits on the realization of rights by persons with disabilities, which particularly affect the enjoyment of the rights to live independently and to be included in the community and to an adequate standard of living and social protection.
Alleged victims: -
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22 Jun 2018
    24 Apr 2018
    China
    JAL
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • poverty
  • older persons
Information received concerning an increasing trend of land grabbing and forced evictions in Beijing.
Alleged victims: -
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    23 Apr 2018
    France
    JOL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • torture
  • water and sanitation
  • racism
Informations reçues concernant l’adoption en procédure accélérée du projet de loi n° 714 « pour une immigration maîtrisée et un droit d’asile effectif », qui devrait être examiné par l’assemblée nationale à partir du 16 avril 2018. Certaines mesures incluses dans le projet de loi rendraient l’accès à l’asile et à un recours efficace plus difficile, accroîtraient la durée maximale de rétention, et contiendraient des dispositions de suspension ou de refus des conditions matérielles d’accueil.
Alleged victims: -
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03 Jul 2018
    20 Apr 2018
    Brazil
    JAL
  • African Descent
  • cultural rights
  • executions
  • housing
  • older persons
Information received concerning the alleged use of excessive force during the forced eviction of one family and the imminent threat of forced eviction of more residents of the Horto Florestal in the Botanical Gardens neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro. People have resided in the neighborhood for over 200 years, where they have created, developed and protected their cultural heritage.
Alleged victims: 621
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    22 Mar 2018
    Brazil
    JAL
  • executions
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
  • African Descent
  • racism
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • foreign debt
  • poverty
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning the killing of Ms Marielle Franco and her driver.
Alleged victims: 1
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23 Mar 2018
27 Mar 2018
12 Sep 2018
    06 Feb 2018
    France
    JAL
  • education
  • housing
  • minority issues
  • racism
Informations reçues concernant des expulsions forcées de familles Roms basées à Marseille, sans consultation préalable, sans garantie d’accès à un logement adéquat par la suite et avec des effets négatifs sur la scolarisation des enfants issus de ces familles.
Alleged victims: -
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    03 Jan 2018
    South Africa
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • poverty
Information received concerning the killing of human rights defender, Mr. Sibonelo Patrick Mpeku.
Alleged victims: 1
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    11 Dec 2017
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JAL
  • housing
  • food
  • health
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Información recibida en relación con el sistemático deterioro de las condiciones de vida y el aumento de la pobreza y la extrema pobreza, en particular en relación con la protección y el ejercicio por parte de la población venezolana de los derechos humanos a una vivienda adecuada, a la alimentación y a la salud.
Alleged victims: -
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11 Jan 2018
    29 Nov 2017
    Viet Nam
    JAL
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the eviction of Ms. Mai Khoi from her home following her protest against the visit to Hanoi by the President of the USA.
Alleged victims: 1
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29 Jan 2018
    31 Oct 2017
    Australia
    JAL
  • housing
  • migrants
  • poverty
Information received concerning the denial of income and housing support to asylum seekers through the issuance of “final departure Bridging E Visas”.
Alleged victims: 400
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21 Dec 2017
    26 Oct 2017
    Délégation Permanente de l’Union Européenne
    JOL
  • women in law and in practice
  • cultural rights
  • food
  • housing
Informations reçues concernant des mesures discriminatoires dont auraient été victimes des femmes rurales Abbeys dans deux villages du sud de la Côte d'Ivoire (Offa et Gouabo) relativement à leur droit à la propriété de la terre dans le cadre d’un projet financé par l’Union Européenne.
Alleged victims: 1
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    26 Oct 2017
    Côte d'Ivoire
    JAL
  • cultural rights
  • food
  • housing
  • women in law and in practice
Informations reçues concernant des mesures discriminatoires dont auraient été victimes des femmes rurales Abbeys dans deux villages du sud de la Côte d'Ivoire (Offa et Gouabo) relativement à leur droit à la propriété de la terre dans le cadre d’un projet financé par l’Union Européenne.
Alleged victims: 1
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30 Oct 2017
03 Jan 2018
    12 Oct 2017
    France
    JUA
  • housing
  • migrants
  • water and sanitation
Informations reçues concernant la situation de l’accès à l’eau potable et à l’assainissement par des migrants et des demandeurs d’asile dans la région des Hauts-de-France, particulièrement dans les villes de Calais, Grande-Synthe, Tatinghem, Angres et Dieppe.
Alleged victims: 10000
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21 Nov 2017
    29 Aug 2017
    India
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • health
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
  • indigenous peoples
Information received concerning the mega project Sardar Sarovar Dam in the Narmada river valley reported to result in the forceful eviction and displacement of 40,000 families and the arrest on 7 and 8 August 2017 of human rights defender, Ms. Medha Patkar, and nine other human rights defenders; Ms. Gayatri, Ms. Vimla, Ms. Manjula, Ms. Pushpa, Ms. Bhagwati, Ms. Sewati, Mr. Dharmendra, Mr. Rameshwar and Mr. Baau, as they engaged in a peaceful protest and hunger strike in opposition to this eviction.
Alleged victims: 40010
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    28 Aug 2017
    Brazil
    JAL
  • health
  • housing
  • poverty
Information received concerning alleged multiple human rights violations committed during and after a police intervention against residents of the neighborhood known as of ‘Cracolândia’, located in the center of São Paulo.
Alleged victims: 23
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06 Mar 2018
    13 Jul 2017
    Cambodia
    JUA
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
  • Cambodia
Information received concerning the impeding flooding and forced eviction of approximately 178 primarily indigenous families affected by the Lower Sesan 2 Hydro Power Dam project in Stung Treng province.
Alleged victims: 178
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13 Sep 2017
    10 Jul 2017
    Guatemala
    JUA
  • housing
  • water and sanitation
Información recibida en relación con desplazamiento, amenazas de desalojo, y destrucción de vivienda de toda la comunidad de Laguna Larga, en el municipio de San Andrés Petén, alrededor de 107 familias, que se encuentran al momento en una situación de emergencia humanitaria en la frontera con México, en un campamento improvisado en los alrededores de la comunidad El Desengaño.
Alleged victims: 107
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11 Aug 2017
11 Aug 2017
11 Aug 2017
11 Aug 2017
11 Aug 2017
11 Aug 2017
11 Aug 2017
11 Aug 2017
11 Aug 2017
11 Aug 2017
11 Aug 2017
11 Aug 2017
11 Aug 2017
11 Aug 2017
11 Aug 2017
    16 May 2017
    Canada
    JAL
  • health
  • housing
  • poverty
  • indigenous peoples
Information received regarding systemic homelessness in Canada and regarding homeless camps facing eviction in several locations in British Columbia.
Alleged victims: 1652
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28 Sep 2018
    26 Apr 2017
    Kenya
    JUA
  • environment
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • housing
Information received concerning alleged attack against Mr. Elias Kimaiyo, human rights defender, as well as escalated threats and violence against the Sengwer people perpetrated by the Kenya Forest Service (KFS) guards in an attempt to forcibly remove the people from their homes in the Embobut forest.
Alleged victims: 2
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    27 Mar 2017
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
  • cultural rights
  • housing
  • poverty
Information received concerning the alleged demolition of the historic neighbourhood of Al-Masora in the town of Awamia, Eastern Province of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which has been announced on 31 December 2016.
Alleged victims: 3000
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24 May 2017
    09 Mar 2017
    Israel
    JUA
  • housing
  • internally displaced persons
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
Information received concerning the situation of the residents of Khan al Ahmar in Area C, who are facing possible imminent transfer which, in the existing coercive environment, may constitute forced displacement.
Alleged victims: -
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04 Oct 2017
    13 Feb 2017
    Australia
    OL
  • housing
Information received concerning the proposed amendment to the Melbourne City Council’s existing Activities Local Law 2009 (Principal Local Law) via the proposed Activities (Public Amenity and Security) Local Law 2017 (Amending Local Law) which will allegedly target and negatively affect people experiencing homelessness.
Alleged victims: 22000
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18 Apr 2017
    08 Feb 2017
    Serbia
    JUA
  • health
  • housing
  • migrants
  • poverty
Information received concerning the lack of adequate emergency assistance to approximately 1,200 migrants living in Serbia, particularly vulnerable to the severe winter conditions registered in the country in December 2016, January and February 2017, and the lack of the provision of alternative adequate housing, aggravated by concerns over collective expulsion of approximately 600 migrants.
Alleged victims: 1200
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11 Aug 2017
    27 Jan 2017
    Greece
    JUA
  • health
  • housing
  • migrants
  • poverty
Information received concerning the lack of adequate emergency assistance to migrants, particularly vulnerable to the severe winter conditions registered in the country in December 2016 and January 2017, and the lack of provision for alternative adequate housing, causing serious health and security concerns especially for children and older persons.
Alleged victims: 50000
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27 Feb 2017
    10 Jan 2017
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    JAL
  • housing
  • migrants
information received concerning the eviction from Calais camp of approximately 10,000 migrants, including asylum seekers, children and adolescents; the lack of individual assessment of each resident as well as the lack of informed consultation; the lack of alternative adequate housing and lack of accessible and relevant information.
Alleged victims: 11367
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23 Feb 2017
    10 Jan 2017
    France
    JAL
  • housing
  • migrants
Informations reçues concernant l’expulsion d’environ 10,000 migrants du camp de Calais, y compris de demandeurs d’asile, d’ enfants et d’ adolescents; l’absence d’évaluation individuelle de chacun des résidents, et l’absence d’un processus de consultations informées préalables; l’absence de proposition de relogement convenable; ainsi que l’absence d’une garantie du droit à l’information.
Alleged victims: 11367
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14 Mar 2017
23 Mar 2017
    09 Jan 2017
    Myanmar
    JUA
  • food
  • health
  • housing
  • internally displaced persons
  • minority issues
  • water and sanitation
  • Myanmar
Information received concerning the deteriorating humanitarian situation in northern Rakhine State.
Alleged victims: -
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    16 Dec 2016
    Myanmar
    JAL
  • education
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • housing
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • religion or belief
  • Myanmar
Information received concerning measures that may amount to systematic discrimination against religious minorities, particularly the Rohingya Muslims, including arbitrary restrictions on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and to manifest one’s religion or belief in worship, obervance, practice and teaching.
Alleged victims: -
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11 Apr 2017
    28 Nov 2016
    South Africa
    JUA
  • disability
  • executions
  • health
  • housing
Information received concerning the death, since March 2016, of at least 37 persons with psychosocial and intellectual disabilities after they were relocated from Life Healthcare Esidimeni Hospital to non-governmental organizations in Gauteng and the situation of some 1900 people who have been transferred or discharged from there to unknown locations without adequate support, following a decision by the Gauteng Department of Health to terminate its contract with the above-mentioned hospital, without a supplementary plan to upscale community-based support services and adequate deinstitutionalization housing plans.
Alleged victims: 1937
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    23 Nov 2016
    Serbia
    JUA
  • disability
  • health
  • housing
  • minority issues
  • older persons
  • racism
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning the alleged discriminatory billing against the Roma residents of Crvena Zvezda in Nis by an electricity company “Elektroprivreda Srbije”, and the continued withdrawal of electricity supply to the community since 22 August 2016.
Alleged victims: 356
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07 Feb 2017
    14 Nov 2016
    Nigeria
    UA
  • housing
Information received concerning alleged demolitions and fires destroying most homes and structures in Otodo Gbame Community, in the waterfron of the state of Lagos, where the otodo-Gbame fishing community resides, leaving over 30,000 people homeless despite a recent injuction from the Lagos State High Court restraining any demolition in the waterfronts across the state. These actions, allegedly carried out by the state Government and the National police force, directly impact on the rights to adequate housing, food and non-discrimination of the residents.
Alleged victims: 30000
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    07 Nov 2016
    China
    JAL
  • cultural rights
  • environment
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • housing
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning severe restrictions of religious freedom in Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture: mass expulsion of religious practitioners from Larung Gar and Yachen Gar, demolitions of monastic homes in Larung Gar and the cultural and environmental impacts of the mining activities at the Holy Gong-ngon Lari Mountain as well as excessive use of force against, and arbitrary arrest and detention of, peaceful protestors.
Alleged victims: -
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05 Dec 2016
    04 Nov 2016
    Canada
    JAL
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the adverse and discriminatory conditions of access to safe drinking water and adequate housing for First Nations aboriginal communities across Canada.
Alleged victims: 140000
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01 Feb 2017
    29 Sep 2016
    United States of America
    JAL
  • food
  • foreign debt
  • health
  • housing
Information received concerning Puerto Rico’s crippling public debt level, which reportedly endangers the ability of many of its 3.5 million inhabitants to fully enjoy economic and social rights
Alleged victims: -
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19 Oct 2016
    22 Sep 2016
    India
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the alleged forced evictions and demolition of approximately 100 houses in Rangpuri Pahadi, in the South of Vasant Kunj, Delhi, without prior notice, resettlement plan or a court order, as well as police violence and prolonged detention of three women who resisted the demolitions of their homes.
Alleged victims: 3
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    21 Sep 2016
    Turkey
    JAL
  • cultural rights
  • housing
  • internally displaced persons
  • minority issues
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the alleged destruction of historic buildings and residential neighbourhoods in the Sur district and Diyarbakir city, mainly Kurdish populated areas, which have been on-going since December 2015, and the plan to expropriate the inhabitants of the city of their homes and lands for urban renewal and regeneration, which would drastically change the ethnic, social and cultural demographics of the region.
Alleged victims: -
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20 Jan 2017
    15 Jul 2016
    Dominican Republic
    JUA
  • business
  • housing
Información recibida en relación con dos desalojos forzosos de ochenta familias en total, aproximadamente 300 personas, incluyendo niños y niñas, residentes en la ciudad de Santa Cruz de El Seybo los días 15 y 26 de enero por parte de agentes armados de la empresa Compañía Central Romana.
Alleged victims: 300
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    15 Jul 2016
    Compañía Central Romana
    JOL
  • housing
  • business
Información recibida en relación con dos desalojos forzosos de ochenta familias en total, aproximadamente 300 personas, incluyendo niños y niñas, residentes en la ciudad de Santa Cruz de El Seybo los días 15 y 26 de enero por parte de agentes armados de la empresa Compañía Central Romana. Luego de que han transcurrido varios meses de los desalojos, las personas desalojadas, en una de la zonas más empobrecidas del país, siguen viviendo de forma muy precaria en casas de familiares o en casas alquiladas en el barrio de Villa Guerrero, y hasta la fecha no se ha puesto a su disposición un plan de contingencia después de sus desalojos o una alternativa de vivienda. Alegan también que no han recibido ninguna compensación por parte de la empresa ni apoyo por parte de las autoridades respectivas.
Alleged victims: 300
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    24 Jun 2016
    Kyrgyzstan
    JUA
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the alleged forced evictions and demolition of 36 houses (approximately 152 individuals) belonging to the Uzbek ethnic minority, residing on Lenin Street in the city of Jalal-Abad without any alternative housing solution, as well as threats against human rights lawyers of Spravedlivost in retaliation for providing legal advice to the affected individuals. Spravedlivost is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation that aims to promote the rule of law and human rights, and combats torture through legal assistance. As a member of the Coalition Against Torture in Kyrgyzstan, Spravedlivost prepares reports regarding the implementation by the Kyrgyz Republic of its obligations under international human rights law. Spravedlivost was named as the 2014 winner of the Max van der Stoel Award, for its work in promoting and protecting the rights of national and ethnic minorities. Spravedlivost was the subject of a previous communication on 10 September 2014 (see case No: UA KGZ 4/2014).
Alleged victims: 152
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    09 May 2016
    Spain
    JAL
  • education
  • housing
  • food
  • health
  • minority issues
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Presuntas violaciones de los derechos humanos a la vivienda, al agua y al saneamiento, a la salud, a la educación y a la alimentación de miembros de una comunidad romaní. Según la información recibida, desde 2005, unas 435 personas, habitantes de un asentamiento informal conocido como “El Gallinero” en Madrid, viven en condiciones precarias y de insalubridad. Las viviendas tendrían un acceso limitado a la electricidad y al agua potable; y carecerían de servicios de saneamiento y de recolección de basura adecuados. Los riesgos graves de salud y contaminación ambiental podrían ser la causa de varios casos de diarreas y deshidratación en niños pequeños. Debido a razones administrativas relacionadas con el empadronamiento o la situación irregular de las familias, los habitantes también tendrían un acceso limitado a medicamentos o servicios de salud, a servicios educativos y a ayudas económicas para la alimentación.
Alleged victims: -
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19 Jul 2016
    08 Apr 2016
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    JAL
  • housing
  • food
  • poverty
  • disability
Alleged negative impact of the Welfare Reform and Work Act on the human rights of persons living in poverty, particularly children, large families, single parents and persons with disabilities. According to the information received, the Welfare Reform and Work Act, enacted in March 2016, introduces major cuts in social benefits, including, inter alia, a lower cap on the household benefit, a four-year freeze on working-age benefits and tax credits, restrictions on child tax credits and reduced support for persons with disabilities in the Work-Related Activity Group. Concerns are raised that these changes have been introduced without adequate assessments of their impact on the rights to social protection and an adequate standard of living, and may contribute to a rise in poverty and inequality.
Alleged victims: -
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14 Jul 2016
    05 Apr 2016
    United States of America
    JAL
  • housing
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Alleged violations of the human rights of residents of Flint, Michigan, in the context of lead contamination of its water, including the rights to adequate housing, water and sanitation, and non-discrimination. According to the information received, water supplies in the city of Flint became contaminated with lead following the city’s decision in April 2014 to switch its water source to the Flint River as a cost-cutting measure and its failure to put in place corrosion control measures to mitigate the levels of lead and copper in the water. Despite the emergence of evidence and studies that indicated an elevated level of lead in the water as well as in the blood of the children in Flint, the city insisted that its water supplies complied with all state and federal standards, failing to take immediate mitigation measures. It is further suggested that Flint residents, who are in majority Black or African American and among the most impoverished of any metropolitan area, did not enjoy the same degree of protection from environmental and health hazards as that provided to other communities. A previous communication raising concerns about the water crisis in Flint was sent on 2 March 2016, see above, case no. USA 1/2016.
Alleged victims: -
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    29 Feb 2016
    Other actors
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • housing
  • food
  • health
  • cultural rights
  • environment
  • business
Alleged human rights violations associated with the Don Sahong dam development project of the lower Mekong River in the territory of Lao People’s Democratic Republic, 2 kilometres from the Laos-Cambodia border. According to the information received, the dam construction, operated by a Malaysian developer, Mega First, is likely to adversely affect approximately 29.7 million people residing both upstream and downstream from the Mekong dam in Lao PDR, Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam. Despite the anticipated risks, it is alleged that the project is proceeding without adequate environmental and human rights impact assessment and in the absence of meaningful consultation with the concerned population while posing a considerable threat to the livelihoods of people living in the area, particularly in relation to their right to an adequate standard of living, including the rights to adequate food and housing, the right to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, cultural rights, the rights to information and participation, as well as the rights of indigenous peoples. Related communications were sent to the Governments of Lao People’s Democratic Republic and Malaysia on 16 and 29 February 2016, respectively, see above, case nos. LAO 1/2016 and MYS 1/2016, as well as to Mekong River Commission, see below, case no. OTH 13/2016.
Alleged victims: -
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    29 Feb 2016
    Other actors
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • housing
  • food
  • health
  • cultural rights
  • environment
  • business
Alleged human rights violations associated with the Don Sahong dam development project of the lower Mekong River in the territory of Lao People’s Democratic Republic, 2 kilometres from the Laos-Cambodia border. According to the information received, the dam construction, operated by a Malaysian developer, Mega First, is likely to adversely affect approximately 29.7 million people residing both upstream and downstream from the Mekong dam in Lao PDR, Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam. Despite the anticipated risks, it is alleged that the project is proceeding without adequate environmental and human rights impact assessment and in the absence of meaningful consultation with the concerned population while posing a considerable threat to the livelihoods of people living in the area, particularly in relation to their right to an adequate standard of living, including the rights to adequate food and housing, the right to the highest standard of physical and mental health, cultural rights, the rights to information and participation, as well as the rights of indigenous peoples. Related communications were sent to the Governments of Lao People’s Democratic Republic and Malaysia on 16 and 29 February 2016, respectively, see above, case nos. LAO 1/2016 and MYS 1/2016, as well as to Mega First Corporation Berhad, see above, case no. OTH 12/2016.
Alleged victims: -
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09 May 2016
    29 Feb 2016
    Malaysia
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • housing
  • food
  • health
  • cultural rights
  • environment
  • business
Alleged human rights violations associated with the Don Sahong dam development project of the lower Mekong River in the territory of Lao People’s Democratic Republic, 2 kilometres from the Laos-Cambodia border. According to the information received, the dam construction, operated by a Malaysian developer, Mega First, is likely to adversely affect approximately 29.7 million people residing both upstream and downstream from the Mekong dam in Lao PDR, Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam. Despite the anticipated risks, it is alleged that the project is proceeding without adequate environmental and human rights impact assessment and in the absence of meaningful consultation with the concerned population while posing a considerable threat to the livelihoods of people living in the area, particularly in relation to their right to an adequate standard of living, including the rights to adequate food and housing, the right to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, cultural rights, the rights to information and participation, as well as the rights of indigenous peoples. A related communication was sent to the Government of Lao People’s Democratic Republic on 16 February 2016, see above, case no. LAO 1/2016, as well as to Mega First Corporation Berhad and the Mekong River Commission on 29 February 2016, see below, case nos. OTH 12/2016 and 13/2016.
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    25 Feb 2016
    Netherlands
    JAL
  • migrants
  • housing
  • poverty
Letter in follow-up to the response received from the Government of the Netherlands on 9 July 2015 to a communication regarding the failure to provide emergency assistance to homeless migrants in an irregular situation. The letter argues that various forms of shelter provided to irregular migrants in the Netherlands, elaborated in detail in the Government’s reply, still fail to prevent them from becoming homeless. The letter sets out the Netherlands’ obligation under regional and international human rights law to provide a minimum essential level of the right to adequate housing as well as other related economic, social and cultural rights for all, including irregular migrants on its territory. The above-mentioned previous communication was sent to the Government of the Netherlands on 12 December 2014, see A/HRC/29/50, case no. NLD 1/2014. For the response of the Government of the Netherlands of 9 July 2015 to communication NLD 1/2014, see A/HRC/31/79.
Alleged victims: -
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04 Nov 2016
    16 Feb 2016
    Lao People's Democratic Republic
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • housing
  • food
  • health
  • cultural rights
  • environment
  • business
Alleged human rights violations associated with the Don Sahong dam development project of the lower Mekong River in the territory of Lao People’s Democratic Republic, 2 kilometres from the Laos-Cambodia border. According to the information received, the dam construction, operated by a Malaysian developer, Mega First, is likely to adversely affect approximately 29.7 million people residing both upstream and downstream from the Mekong dam in Lao PDR, Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam. Despite the anticipated risks, it is alleged that the project is proceeding without adequate environmental and human rights impact assessment and in the absence of meaningful consultations with the concerned population while posing a considerable threat to the livelihoods of people living in the area, particularly in relation to their right to an adequate standard of living, including the rights to adequate food and housing, the right to the highest standard of physical and mental health, cultural rights, the rights to information and participation, as well as the rights of indigenous peoples. A related communication was sent to the Government of Malaysia on 29 February 2016, see below, case no. MYS 1/2016, as well as to Mega First Corporation Berhad and the Mekong River Commission on 29 February 2016, see below, case nos. OTH 12/2016 and OTH 13/2016.
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10 May 2016
    13 Jan 2016
    Pakistan
    JUA
  • housing
  • cultural rights
Alleged destruction of many historic buildings and neighbourhoods for the purpose of the Orange metro line in Lahore, in violation of the right to housing and cultural rights. According to the information received, works for the construction of the Orange metro line have started regardless of the important opposition the project has met and of procedural flaws. Concerns are expressed about the lack of transparency and adequate information to the affected residents, forced evictions and disregard for various Pakistani law provisions prohibiting construction near heritage sites as well as activities leading to environmental degradation.
Alleged victims: -
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    20 Nov 2015
    Israel
    JUA
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
  • housing
  • health
Alleged imminent forced eviction of a Palestinian family in East Jerusalem, Occupied Palestinian Territory. According to information received, on 11 October 2015, an Israeli District Court upheld a Magistrate’s Court decision of 14 September 2014 to issue an eviction order against the Ghaith-Sub Laban family following a petition by an Israeli settler organization. The Magistrate, herself a settler, accepted the claim of the settler organization that the family, who holds protected tenancy status and continues to live in the property, had abandoned the house and lost their protected status. Since June 2015, the National Insurance Institute stopped the family’s social benefits, including their medical insurance. The forced eviction is set for 30 November 2015, although a temporary injunction against the eviction was granted 18 November 2015 pending further decision by the High Court. Concerns are raised that the forced eviction would violate the right to adequate housing, rights of due process and procedural fairness and provisions under international humanitarian law. The alleged forced eviction against the Ghaith-Sub Laban family was the subject of an earlier communication sent on 30 April 2015, see A/HRC/30/27, case no. ISR 1/2015.
Alleged victims: 2
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18 Jan 2016
    23 Oct 2015
    Mr. Ban Ki Moon
    JAL
  • poverty
  • Haiti
  • health
  • housing
  • water and sanitation
Letter sent in follow-up to the allegation letter transmitted to the United Nations Secretary General on 25 September 2014 concerning the cholera outbreak in Haiti in 2010. The letter expresses concern about the inability of the victims of the cholera outbreak to vindicate their rights and to obtain access to a remedy for the harms suffered to date. The letter urges the United Nations to provide the victims with access to a transparent, independent and impartial mechanism to review and decide on their claims in order to ensure adequate reparation. The first letter transmitted on 25 September 2014 is included in A/HRC/28/85, see case no. HTI 3/2014.
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25 Feb 2016
    15 Oct 2015
    Albania
    JUA
  • housing
  • minority issues
Alleged imminent eviction of approximately 48 Roma families residing in an informal settlement close to the Artificial Lake in Tirana. According to the information received, most of these families face immediate eviction from their homes due to a recent announcement by the Tirana Municipality on 2 October 2015 that their camp will be dismantled. Families with residency in Tirana have reportedly been promised emergency accommodation at Tufina Centre, a transitory emergency centre. While this is not a long term solution it is feared that this temporary solution is being turning into a permanent segregated government-run Roma camp. Other families not registered in Tirana have been offered free return to cities of origin. However, as the families represent some of the most marginalized, poor, least educated and unskilled Roma, returning these families back to cities of origin without other effective measure and programs, will further deteriorate the living conditions of the families.
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29 Dec 2015
    08 Oct 2015
    Nigeria
    UA
  • housing
Alleged demolitions and forced evictions of hundreds of homes in Badia, Lagos, and imminent threat of further demolitions and evictions in the same area. According to information received, on 18 and 19 September, and again on 22 September 2015, a demolition squad from the Lagos State Government with support from the Nigerian Police Force began demolishing houses, starting in Badia East and moving toward Badia West in Lagos. Estimates indicate that more than 10,000 people were affected, and have been rendered homeless. Reportedly the eviction was carried out without adequate notice, lack of consultation and no alternative housing options offered to the inhabitants of these settlements. It is further reported that the demolition was technically of a private nature by the traditional landowners, but with support from local authorities and the police. The evictions took place in the middle of the rainy season.
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30 Nov 2015
    25 Sep 2015
    Ireland
    JAL
  • housing
  • water and sanitation
Alleged increase of homelessness and lack of access of those who are homeless to emergency shelters and to safe drinking water and sanitation in the city of Cork. According to the information received, the number of homeless persons has been rising in the past few years in the city of Cork, Ireland, and it is currently estimated to be at 600 people due to lack of affordable housing, the impact of austerity measures and the global financial crisis. This exceeds the capacity of emergency shelters available in the city. In addition, there have not been any free public water and sanitation services for at least ten years. The water and sanitation services available to homeless persons through the emergency establishments are reportedly inadequate.
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01 Jun 2016
    21 Jul 2015
    Serbia
    JUA
  • internally displaced persons
  • housing
  • minority issues
Alleged imminent eviction of approximately 40 Roma households residing in the informal settlement of Grmec in Zemun, Belgrade. According to the information received, most of these families, estimated between 200 and 250 people, many of them internally displaced from Kosovo, have been residing in the settlement since 1999, though most of them have not been able to officially register as residents of Belgrade. Among the residents at risk of imminent eviction there are a high number of children, including at least four infants, as well as two pregnant women. No alternative accommodation or resettlement plan has been offered to them. These 40 families face immediate eviction from their homes due to an eviction order issued on 7 July 2015 by the Construction Inspectorate of the Municipality of Zemun.
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25 Aug 2015
    14 Jul 2015
    Brazil
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • housing
  • water and sanitation
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Alleged imminent eviction of approximately 20,000 persons residing in three urban informal settlements in the State of Minas Gerais. According to the information received, the families residing in the urban informal settlements of Esperança, Vitória e Rosa Leão, Isidoro region, are facing imminent eviction from their homes without having been offered any alternative accommodation or housing options, thereby risking homelessness. Residents have reportedly been challenging their eviction since August 2014 through courts without success. Information further suggests that on 19 June 2015, the police reportedly violently repressed a peaceful protest against the eviction, which resulted in over 50 people being injured, including young children and older persons.
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    29 Jun 2015
    Italy
    JAL
  • housing
  • minority issues
Letter concerning the decision taken by the Civil Section of the Tribunal of Rome concerning a Roma camp located on the outskirts of Rome. According to the information received, on 30 May 2015, the Civil Section of the Tribunal of Rome handed down a decision which held that the construction of the Roma camp La Barbuta by the City of Rome was indirectly discriminatory, breaching paragraph 2 of Decreto Legislativo 215/2003 (prohibition of discrimination), which is the implementing legislation of EU Directive 2000/43 (the Race Equality Directive). The settlement, which was constructed under the “Nomad Emergency Framework”, is fenced and far from basic services, without access to work and livelihoods, and has allegedly substandard housing facilities. Implementation of the ruling will require dismantling of the camp and addressing the needs of the affected Roma community. The ruling does not stipulate specific time limits or modalities for doing so. The Special Rapporteurs call for transparent consultation with affected Romani families currently living in the settlement regarding the planning, development and implementation of non-discriminatory and adequate alternative housing solutions in line with Italy’s human rights obligations.
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    29 May 2015
    Ecuador
    UA
  • housing
Alegato de desalojo forzoso de aproximadamente doscientas personas residentes en la cooperativa Mélida Toral, ubicada en la Isla Trinitaria, Guayaquil, el día 27 de Marzo de 2015. Se alega que el desalojo tuvo lugar de manera violenta, con uso de maquinaria pesada para derribar viviendas auto-construidas de caña y madera, y sin que se haya establecido previamente un plan de contingencia para las familias residentes en el sector. Se señala que entre los residentes desalojados se encontraban 93 niños y niñas, dos mujeres embarazadas y dos personas con discapacidad. Se sostiene que el desalojo forzoso se llevó a cabo de manera sorpresiva mientras estaban pendientes acciones de mediación dispuestas por la Defensoría del Pueblo del Ecuador. Conforme a la información recibida, a pesar de las semanas transcurridas, dichas personas permanecen sin techo y sin alternativas de vivienda adecuadas. Se expresa grave preocupación ya que los hechos alegados parecen indicar una violación prima facie del derecho a una vivienda adecuada. Se llama a las autoridades competentes a dar respuesta inmediata a la situación de las personas desalojadas.
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11 Nov 2015
    15 May 2015
    United States of America
    JAL
  • housing
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Alleged large-scale disconnection of water services disproportionally affecting poor African-American or Black households in the city of Baltimore. According to the information received, the Department of Public Works of the City of Baltimore has started to disconnect water services for households who are six months or more in arrears of more than 250 USD providing only a ten-day notice. The City announced plans to disconnect about 150 household per day starting at the end of March 2015. The combination of high poverty rates and water and sanitation bills which have tripled since 2000 has made water increasingly unaffordable for a large number of households. The assistance programme, which offers 161 USD to certain low-income households, is reported to be insufficient and difficult to access because of procedural and documentation requirements. These disconnections affect several rights, including the right to life, to health, to housing, and to water and sanitation.
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16 Jul 2015
    30 Apr 2015
    Israel
    JUA
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
  • housing
Alleged imminent forced eviction of a Palestinian family of eight, including two children, from their home in the Old City, East Jerusalem. According to the information received, on 14 September 2014, an eviction order was issued by an Israeli Magistrate Court against the Ghaith-Sub Laban family following a petition by a Trust, related to a number of Israeli settler organizations, claiming that the family had abandoned their home and thus lost their protected tenant status. Reportedly, no opportunity was given to refute this claim in the issuing Court and testimonies were only heard from settlers. Allegedly, the magistrate that presided over this case is a settler herself, calling into question her impartiality. Twice, on 9 February 2015 and 16 March 2015, attempts were made to evict the family, despite the fact that an appeal to the eviction order is pending. Concerns are raised that the forced eviction would violate the right to adequate housing, rights of due process and procedural fairness, and provisions under international humanitarian law.
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18 Jan 2016
    30 Apr 2015
    Cambodia
    JAL
  • Cambodia
  • indigenous peoples
  • housing
Alleged forced eviction and land appropriation of Bunong indigenous community in Cambodia. According to the information received, in early December 2014, Binh Phouc Rubber Company 1 bulldozed property and farmland occupied since the 1940s by approximately 211 families in Mondulkiri province. Subsequently, on 31 March 2015, company representatives, supported by approximately 90 armed police officers and a provincial prosecutor, who had reportedly been instructed to arrest any protestors, bulldozed additional land and approximately 170 temporary residential structures where individuals and families reside on seasonal basis when planting crops and cultivating land for several months at a time. The Mondulkiri Provincial Governor threatened local NGO members with arrest if they attempted to enter the area to monitor the situation. Both the evictions and the Company’s lease of the land allegedly contravene the community’s property rights under domestic law. They have submitted complaints to District authorities, the Provincial Governor’s office, the National Assembly and others, and are currently left without additional recourse to protect their land.
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    31 Mar 2015
    Republic of Moldova
    JUA
  • housing
  • disability
Alleged forced eviction and continued residency in an institutional setting for 14 persons with intellectual and psychosocial disabilities in the city of Balti who have, until now, benefited from a supported housing programme administered by the city. According to the information received, the Municipal Council of the city of Balti, to date among the most advanced Moldovan localities in providing community support services to persons with intellectual and psychosocial disabilities, has through Decision No. 1/94 decided to discontinue its protected housing programme. This would leave eight persons with disabilities, who currently live in supported apartments, without a place to live with the risk of institutionalization. The deinstitutionalization of a further six persons with disabilities who were waiting to be deinstitutionalized and move from residential institutions to apartments supported by the housing programme would be discontinued.
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09 Jun 2015
    26 Mar 2015
    India
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • housing
Allegations of adverse impacts on the right to an adequate standard of living, including food and housing, and the rights of indigenous peoples due to the ongoing construction of the Mapithel dam in the State of Manipur. According to the information received, the construction of the Mapithel dam continues to result in evictions, displacement, inadequate resettlement and the destruction of over 700 hectares of agricultural land in six villages, namely Luphong, Phayang, Chadong, Lamlai Khullen (now Ramrei), Lamlai Khunou (now Ramrei lower) and Lamlai Monbung. The construction of the dam, which is scheduled for completion in 2015, threatens the survival of approximately 10,000 inhabitants who will be forcefully displaced from their land and deprived from their sources of livelihood. Reports suggest that the decision to build the dam was made without free, prior and informed consent of the individuals and communities concerned.
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    12 Feb 2015
    Other actors
    JAL
  • migrants
  • housing
  • poverty
Letter addressed to the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe concerning two recent decisions of the European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR) which found that the Netherlands had violated various provisions of the European Social Charter (Charter) by failing to provide adequate access to emergency assistance to irregular migrants. The letter underlines that the right to an adequate standard of living applies to anyone regardless of legal status and documentation, and urges the Committee of Ministers to adopt a recommendation endorsing the ECSR’s decisions calling on the Netherlands to take immediate steps to bring the situation in the country into full conformity with the Charter.
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    12 Feb 2015
    Egypt
    AL
  • housing
Alleged violation of the right to adequate housing in the context of forced evictions carried out by the Egyptian military. According to the information received, the military began evicting residents of Rafah in late October 2014 in response to an attack on a military checkpoint in North Sinai and amidst growing security concerns. The evictions, implemented in two phases and still ongoing, appear to have been carried out without adequate notification and consultation as well as lack of adequate and timely compensation and provision of equal or better quality housing. It is understood that approximately 3,200 families will be evicted as a result of the first two eviction phases, with a strong possibility that further evictions will be carried out in the near future. With North Sinai being one of Egypt’s poorest districts, the affected families have long suffered neglect and discrimination on economic grounds.
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30 Mar 2015
30 Mar 2015
    06 Jan 2015
    United States of America
    JUA
  • housing
  • water and sanitation
Allegations of continued disconnections of water services and of large numbers of related foreclosures and evictions in Detroit in violation of human rights standards. According to the information received, the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department continues to disconnect water services from households during winter months without evaluating the account to determine the vulnerability of the residents to a shut off. In some cases, the water system is related directly to the heating system, which is a concern particularly with households with children and seniors, persons with disabilities and persons suffering from chronic illness. According to information received, in addition, approximately 27,000 persons are reportedly at risk of foreclosure and eviction as of December 2014, and 37% of the foreclosure tax lien proceedings are due to unpaid water bills. Of grave concern is the increasing numbers of evictions and homeless in Detroit that will likely occur this winter, with no evidence of provision of adequate homeless shelters to those affected. The foreclosures and evictions will mostly affect those living in poverty in Detroit – a city with high poverty rates at 40% - and will likely disproportionately affect African Americans who comprise most of the poor population in the city.
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31 Mar 2015
    22 Dec 2014
    Russian Federation
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
  • housing
  • disappearances
  • terrorism
Allegations of an arson attack on the premises of a human rights organization, and intimidation and harassment of human rights lawyers. According to the information received, on 13 December 2014, in Grozny, the office of the Joint Mobile Group (JMG) - a human rights organization that investigates grave human rights abuses, including abductions, enforced disappearances and torture, in the Chechen Republic - was largely destroyed by a fire in what appears to have been an arson attack. On 14 December 2014, human rights lawyers and JMG staff members Mr. Sergei Babinets and Mr. Dmitry Dimitriev arrived at the JMG office and called the police who, upon arrival, failed to inspect the incident and arrested the two men without a warrant. These events appear to have been triggered by a public request from Mr. Igor Kalyapin, the president of JMG, to probe the legality of declarations of the Head of the Chechen Republic, after which Mr. Kalyapin was publicly accused of supporting terrorism. Mr. Kalyapin was the subject of two previous communications sent on 29 February 2012, see A/HRC/20/30 case RUS 1/2012, and 31 March 2014, see A/HRC/27/72 case RUS 4/2014.
Alleged victims: 3
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13 Feb 2015
    12 Dec 2014
    Netherlands
    JUA
  • migrants
  • housing
  • poverty
Allegations concerning the failure of the Government of the Netherlands to provide emergency assistance to homeless irregular migrants. According to the information received, the Government denies emergency assistance, such as food, clothing and shelter, to adult homeless irregular migrants. Recently, in two separate decisions, the European Committee of Social Rights found that the Netherlands was violating the European Social Charter by failing to provide adequate access to emergency assistance to irregular migrants. Although over 60 municipalities have requested the Government to provide them with temporary budget support to offer such assistance to irregular migrants and to temporarily halt their eviction from centres for asylum-seekers as a way of preventing more individuals from becoming homeless, the Government has refused to honour their requests. Concern is expressed that the Government reportedly still maintains that it is not under any obligation to provide emergency assistance for homeless migrants in an irregular situation, which contradicts international human rights law.
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04 Feb 2015
09 Jul 2015
    05 Dec 2014
    France
    JAL
  • migrants
  • housing
  • minority issues
Allégation d’expulsion forcée de personnes Roms. Selon les informations reçues, en Octobre 2014, plus de 300 Roms, dont 50 enfants, résidant dans un campement informel près de Bobigny dans la banlieue nord-est de Paris, auraient été expulsés. L’expulsion forcée aurait été menée sans consultation préalable et une solution de relogement convenable n’aurait pas été fournie aux familles.
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03 Feb 2015
    14 Oct 2014
    Israel
    JUA
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
  • housing
  • food
  • minority issues
  • cultural rights
Alleged imminent risk of forced eviction and transfer of Palestinian Bedouin communities, acts prohibited under international human rights and humanitarian law. According to the information received, Palestinian Bedouin communities currently residing in the central West Bank, including the East Jerusalem periphery, are at imminent risk of forced eviction and transfer to three urbanized sites at Al Jabal, Nuweima and Fasayil in the Jerusalem and Jericho Governorates of the West Bank, as a result of steps being taken by the Government of Israel to relocate them. Between 5,000 and 11,000 individuals are considered to be at risk of relocation to these sites.
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    25 Sep 2014
    Other actors
    JAL
  • Haiti
  • housing
  • health
  • water and sanitation
Allegation that the United Nations failed to take reasonable precautions to prevent the introduction of cholera in Haiti by the United Nations peacekeeping mission troops and its spread in Haiti and as a result, negatively impacted various human rights, including the right to safe drinking water and sanitation, the right to adequate housing and the right to the maximum attainable standard of physical and mental health of the individuals affected by the cholera outbreak in Haiti since 2010. It is further alleged that those individuals affected by the cholera outbreak have been denied access to legal remedies and have not received compensation.
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10 Oct 2014
25 Nov 2014
    09 Sep 2014
    Georgia
    JAL
  • housing
  • food
  • minority issues
  • cultural rights
Alleged involuntary resettlement of an estimated 1,700 to 2,500 inhabitants of the upper Svaneti region, including a large number of individuals and families from the Svan minority ethnic subgroup. According to the information received, the Government of Georgia plans to resume the construction of the Khudoni hydropower plant in the Enguri River gorge on the territory of the Mestia municipality in upper Svaneti, four kilometres south of the village of Khaishi, Georgia. It is reported that the construction will flood at least 1,500 hectares of forest and agricultural land along with the village of Khaishi, which is the administrative centre of a number of villages in the area. Concern is expressed that the residents of the Upper Svaneti region will face violations of their right to an adequate standard of living, including food and housing, and their right to take part in cultural life as a result of the construction of Khudoni dam and their resettlement.
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16 Dec 2014
    22 Aug 2014
    Cambodia
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • Cambodia
  • human rights defenders
  • housing
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Allegations concerning the expropriation of land of community members of villages in Ta Ches commune, judicial harassment, intimidation and frequent attacks committed against them as well as denial of access to justice and resolution of their claims. According to the information received, in 2007, KDC International, a local company, purchased 195 hectares of the contested land from local farmers and during the process, allegedly appropriated more than 400 hectares of land belonging to 108 families. In early July 2014, KDC International started constructing a concrete wall around the contested land, separating community homes from their farm land. In response, in July and August 2014, community members, including Messrs. Mang Yav, Seang Heng, Ngoun Nhoeun, Srun Pha, Lao En, Kim Tuthdara, Hong Dara, Phan Sokphana, Kuch Hok and Un Ren attempted to stop the construction of the wall and were arrested by the police and charged with intentional destruction of property and violence. A related communication concerning the convictions of a human rights defender and a community member on charges of defamation was sent on 3 February 2011, see A/HRC/18/51, case no. KHM 1/2011.
Alleged victims: 10
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    20 Aug 2014
    Sri Lanka
    AL
  • housing
Alleged forced eviction of a large number of persons and communities residing in various neighbourhoods in the city of Colombo. According to the information received, residents were forcibly evicted following an application submitted for an Urban Regeneration Project by the Urban Development Authority under the purview of the Ministry of Defence. Forced evictions have reportedly been carried out since May 2010, including on Java Lane, Mews Street on Slave Island and Castle Street in Borella, and have included demolition of homes and businesses without due process or consultation, and with unclear application of domestic law. Many families that have already been evicted have not been adequately compensated and alternative housing has not been provided despite original promises to this effect.
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21 Aug 2014
    08 Aug 2014
    United Republic of Tanzania
    JAL
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • internally displaced persons
  • racism
  • executions
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • housing
Allegations of ongoing attacks against persons with albinism resulting in death or severe maiming, and of lack of adequate protection. According to the information received, persons with the genetic condition of albinism are being targeted in brutal, ritualized attacks for the harvesting of their body parts throughout the territory of the United Republic of Tanzania. It is reported that at least 139 attacks took place throughout Tanzania between 2007 and 2014. Investigations, prosecutions and sentencing concerning cases involving attacks against persons with albinism are extremely rare. It is further reported that when legal proceedings do occur, due process is typically not afforded to the victims, whose testimony is usually not considered, and who are not provided with legal assistance. Furthermore, persons with albinism living in State institutions are subjected to inhumane living conditions and treatment. Children in particular are allegedly subjected to severe mistreatment in the form of physical abuse and sexual violence. Similar concerns were raised in an earlier communication sent on 18 March 2013, see A/HRC/24/21, case no. TZA 1/2013.
Alleged victims: 3
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    24 Jun 2014
    United States of America
    JUA
  • housing
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Allegations of unjustified disconnections of water services in Detroit. According to the information received, the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department has been disconnecting water services from households who have not paid bills for two months, and has accelerated its pace from early-June by disconnecting 3,000 customers per week. As a result, some 30,000 households are expected to be disconnected from water services over the next few months. Because of a high poverty and unemployment rate, the increased costs of water and sanitation make them are unaffordable for a significant portion of the population. Voluntary funds have too little funding to support all households who cannot pay their water bills.
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17 Oct 2014
    30 May 2014
    Other actors
    JAL
  • housing
  • health
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Follow-up letter concerning alleged forced eviction of residents living in Jagatsinghpur District, Odisha, India and surrounding areas. According to the information received, up to 20, 000 people may be forced to leave their homes as a result of land being acquired for the construction of an integrated steel plant and a captive port by Korean steel corporation, Pohang Iron and Steel Corporation (POSCO). Reports suggest that the construction of the steel plant will result in serious violations of the human rights of affected people, including the right to an adequate standard of living, right to food, right to adequate housing, right to water and sanitation, right to health, right to education, and other related rights of people living in extreme poverty. Reports further indicate that the rights of those opposing the project have been suppressed resulting in a series of human rights abuses.
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25 Jul 2014
    30 May 2014
    Colombia
    JAL
  • housing
  • health
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Alegaciones sobre los posibles efectos del proceso de revisión del Plan de Ordenamiento Territorial (POT) de la Oficina de Planeación Municipal de Medellín. Según la información recibida, una gran proporción de personas viviendo en extrema pobreza en Colombia se ha concentrado en asentamientos informales en zonas urbanas y periféricas. En el asentamiento informal El Faro, en la ciudad de Medellín, los residentes se enfrentan a una situación precaria de alto hacinamiento, sin acceso a servicios públicos básicos como agua y recolección de basura, a pesar de que muchos residentes pagan impuestos de propiedad. Los derechos de los residentes a un nivel de vida adecuado, a una vivienda adecuada, al agua y al saneamiento, y al nivel más alto posible de salud mental y física se ven amenazados. El Municipio declaró los territorios del barrio como inadecuadas para toda construcción urbana, y anunció un proyecto para construir un tanque de almacenamiento de agua en dichos terrenos, requiriendo la relocación de 37 familias. Se expresa preocupación ante estas alegaciones.
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26 Aug 2014
    27 May 2014
    Republic of Korea
    JAL
  • housing
  • food
  • health
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Follow-up letter concerning alleged forced eviction of residents living in Jagatsinghpur District, Odisha, India and surrounding areas. According to the information received, up to 20, 000 people may be forced to leave their homes as a result of land being acquired for the construction of an integrated steel plant and a captive port by Korean steel corporation, Pohang Iron and Steel Corporation (POSCO). Reports suggest that the construction of the steel plant will result in serious violations of the human rights of affected people, including the right to an adequate standard of living, right to food, right to adequate housing, right to water and sanitation, right to health, right to education, and other related rights of people living in extreme poverty. Reports further indicate that the rights of those opposing the project have been suppressed resulting in a series of human rights abuses.
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07 Aug 2014
    20 May 2014
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    JAL
  • housing
  • food
  • poverty
Alleged violation of the human rights of persons living in poverty in the context of austerity measures. According to the information received, the Government has undertaken a combination of wide-ranging legal reforms and policy interventions designed to reduce public expenditure at the national and local level. A number of these measures were brought into effect through the Welfare Reform Act 2012. In January 2014, it was announced that austerity measures would continue between 2015 and 2017, with a further £12 billion to be cut from welfare expenditure. Concerns are expressed that these measures could severely undermine minimum essential levels of economic and social rights (in particular the right to an adequate standard of living, the right to adequate housing, the right to food, and the right to social security) in certain circumstances. The interventions amount to retrogressive measures prohibited under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
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10 Jul 2014
    20 May 2014
    Mexico
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
  • housing
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Presuntos actos de violencia, detención, desprestigio, hostigamiento y tortura en contra de una abogada, así como la judicialización y la criminalización de sus actividades en defensa de los derechos humanos. Según la información recibida, la Sra. Alma Angélica Barraza Gómez es abogada y trabaja defendiendo los derechos de las comunidades afectadas por las construcción de la presa Picachos en el estado de Sinaloa. Entre sus actividades figura la participación en protestas pacíficas desde 2010. Se expresa preocupación sobre la falta de implementación de la mayoría de las medidas de protección otorgadas a la Sra. Barraza Gómez por el Mecanismo de Protección, así como sobre la situación de las comunidades afectadas por la construcción de la presa Picachos.
Alleged victims: 1
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24 Oct 2014
    05 May 2014
    Other actors
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • mercenaries
  • housing
  • food
  • health
  • poverty
  • foreign debt
  • water and sanitation
  • international order
  • business
Letter related to the review of the Environmental and Social Policy and Public Information Policy of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The communication calls upon the EBRD to include more explicitly its commitment to human rights in its good governance policies, including by making reference to the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and its due diligence framework. It urges the EBRD to clarify that it will refrain from financing projects that would result in human rights violations or have serious negative human rights impacts and provides suggestions as to how its draft policies could be improved.
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22 May 2014
    05 May 2014
    China
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • religion or belief
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • housing
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Allegations of arrest and ill-treatment in detention of a human rights defender. According to the information received, Ms. Ge Zhihui participated in a training outside of China about the United Nations human rights mechanisms in early 2014. Ms. Zhihui was reportedly arrested at her home on 1 March 2014, and is currently detained in Fengtai District Detention Centre on charges of “illegal assembly”, “creating a disturbance” and “using cult to undermine implementation of the law”. Ms. Zhihui has reportedly been ill-treated in detention; she has been handcuffed and chained, denied permission to shower for twenty days and denied toilet breaks during her interrogations. She has reportedly been transferred to hospital on two occasions in relation to a brain infarct, anemia and kaliopenia due to her treatment in detention. Grave concern is expressed that her arrest and detention may be directly linked to her legitimate human rights activities and her participation in a training about the United Nations human rights mechanisms.
Alleged victims: 1
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    21 Mar 2014
    Viet Nam
    JUA
  • religion or belief
  • housing
  • minority issues
  • cultural rights
Alleged forced eviction of the residents of the Con Dau village, near Da Nang city, in Central Viet Nam. According to the information received, in 2007, the local government of Da Nang city announced a plan to expropriate the Con Dau village. The land was leased to a private company to build an eco-resort. Compensation was poor and the request of the parishioners to be resettled near their church was rejected twice. By 2013, hundreds of residents had moved under threats and harassment or after their homes had been forcefully demolished. The company stopped its project and began selling its land use rights by lots to private buyers. On 7 March 2014, the local government of Da Nang city gave a deadline to a remaining hundred households to give up their land and move out by 15 April 2014. Concerns are expressed that the forced eviction of the residents of Con Dau violates international human rights standards and seriously disrupts the cultural and religious life of the community.
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23 May 2014
    27 Feb 2014
    Turkey
    AL
  • housing
Alleged threat to the right to adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living of around 110 families still residing in temporary accommodation, as a result of the 2011 earthquake in Van. According to the information received, there are plans to evict these families from their temporary accommodation in container cities, without providing them with adequate housing alternatives. Reportedly, force and coercion were used, and water and electricity supplies to the containers were cut off to pressure families into leaving the area. In response, in September 2013, around 110 families reportedly started taking turns in a hunger strike to protest against the Government’s eviction plans and expressing their concerns that a permanent and suitable housing alternative had not been offered to them. Allegedly, the current inhabitants of the container cities, who continue to endure very difficult living conditions, are the most vulnerable of all the people affected by the earthquake.
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07 Apr 2014
    03 Feb 2014
    Kenya
    JAL
  • violence against women
  • housing
  • food
  • poverty
  • women in law and in practice
Allegations of discrimination against women caused by provisions contained in the 2013 Matrimonial Property Bill. According to the information received, the 2013 Matrimonial Property Bill, adopted by the National Parliament of the Republic of Kenya on 12 November 2013, denies women the right to marital property upon divorce or death of their spouse, unless they can prove they made a financial contribution during their marriage. It has also been reported that only a minority of women own land title deeds in their own names or jointly with men in Kenya and that traditional customary laws regard property as the sole preserve of men, with women often struggling to provide for themselves and their children when they are widowed, divorced or separated.
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    31 Jan 2014
    Syrian Arab Republic
    JUA
  • torture
  • housing
  • food
  • health
  • water and sanitation
Alleged denial of access to food, safe drinking water, adequate shelter and medical supplies, facilities and services as a method of war in violation of international human rights law. According to the information received, Government and pro-government armed forces have laid siege to several towns and villages that had previously faced massive levels of destruction of homes and infrastructures, and are blocking access of residents to supplies of food, water, and medicines. Moreover, Government and pro-government forces have reportedly deliberately attacked food and water supplies as well as medical units and personnel in opposition-held areas. Reportedly, anti-government armed groups have also in some cases blocked access to food and medical supplies to residents under siege and attacked medical units.
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    26 Nov 2013
    Nigeria
    JAL
  • housing
  • poverty
Alleged concerns over the impact of the Multi-Year Tariff Order II (MYTO II) and its potential detrimental impact on the realization of human rights of people living in extreme poverty in Nigeria. According to the information received, the fact that there is no functioning metering system limits the ability to accurately set prices for electricity and leaves electricity bills vulnerable to mismanagement and arbitrary decisions, disproportionately affecting people living in poverty. Certain groups already vulnerable to poverty and social exclusion, including women heads of households and persons living in informal settlements and in rural areas, may be especially affected by the rise in tariffs under MYTO II enacted by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) on 1 June 2012.
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    15 Nov 2013
    Spain
    JAL
  • housing
  • poverty
  • foreign debt
Alleged concerns over the impact of the economic crisis and austerity measures, in particular on the right to adequate housing and the right to an adequate standard of living. According to the information received, a combination of legal reforms, budget enactments and policy interventions conducted between 2010 and 2013 aimed at reducing public expenditures by historic margins at the national, regional and municipal levels. One of the main effects of the Government’s austerity policies has been that the number of people at risk of poverty and exclusion has significantly increased by over two million since 2008. The absence of official data on the number of evictions affecting family homes and the absence of regulations to relocate the evicted families reportedly has made it difficult to assess the dimensions of this problem.
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07 Feb 2014
03 Apr 2014
    29 Jul 2013
    Eswatini
    AL
  • housing
Alleged eviction of 150 people living in Markens, and demolition of their houses, without providing alternative accommodation, relocation or compensation, order by the Supreme Court. According to the information received, the decision by the Supreme Court of Swaziland in the case of Umbane Limited v Sofi Dlamini and Three Others [2013] SZSC 25, dated 31 May 2013, ordered families living on the land to vacate it within twenty-one days or face eviction and demolition of their houses. The court offered no alternative accommodation or compensation for the affected community. Allegedly the decision would affect 150 people living in Malkerns since 1957, who based their claim in the common law notion of acquisitive prescription. The decision overruled an earlier decision by the High Court which granted the residents valid legal tenure to the land they had occupied in an uninterrupted manner for decades.
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21 Oct 2013
    21 Jun 2013
    Portugal
    JAL
  • housing
  • poverty
  • foreign debt
  • water and sanitation
  • business
Alleged unaffordability of water and sanitation for vulnerable groups as a consequence of the privatization of water and sanitation services in Portugal. According to information received, as part of the austerity measures the privatization of water and sanitation services in Portugal continues. While the human rights to water and sanitation do not prescribe a particular form of service delivery, there are allegations that concerned populations have not participated in the decision-making process and that the privatization has made water and sanitation services unaffordable for some people. This trend has reportedly also had a negative impact on access and affordability of adequate housing, disproportionally affecting vulnerable sectors of the population.
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26 Sep 2013
    14 Jun 2013
    Turkey
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • executions
  • torture
  • housing
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Allegations of excessive use of force during peaceful protests. According to the information received, on 28 May 2013, a few hundred protesters gathered at Gezi Park in Taksim, Istanbul, to peacefully demonstrate against the municipal urban re-development plan for the area. It is reported that police violently dispersed protesters through widespread and indiscriminate use of tear gas. Following the violent reaction of the police in Istanbul, since 31 May 2013, hundreds of thousands of people have started gathering across the country in support of the protesters. These demonstrations have met with excessive use of force by law enforcement officials, resulting in thousands of people being injured and arrested. In the context of these protests at least four persons reportedly died, including Mr Mehmet Ayvalitas, Mr Irfan Tuna, Mr Abdullah Cömert and Mr Mustafa Sari. On 11 June 2013, members of Turkey’s Special Forces arrested at least 50 lawyers who had gathered in front of the Çaglayan Justice Palace in Istanbul to make a statement about the situation in Gezi Park.
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06 Sep 2013
    11 Jun 2013
    Republic of Korea
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • housing
  • food
  • health
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • business
Alleged forced eviction of residents living in Jagatsinghpur District, Odisha, and surrounding areas in India. According to the information received, the Government of India granted concessions to the multi-national steel corporation, Pohang Iron and Steel Corporation (POSC), based in the Republic of Korea, for the construction of an intergrated steel plant and a captive port, which could force up to 20,000 people to leave their homes and land. Sources suggest that the construction of the steel plant would result in serious violations of human rights, including the right to adequate standard of living, food, adequate housing, water and sanitation, health and education.
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14 Aug 2013
    11 Jun 2013
    Other actors
    JAL
  • housing
  • food
  • health
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • business
Alleged forced eviction of residents living in Jagatsinghpur District, Odisha, and surrounding areas in India. According to the information received, the Government of India granted concessions to the multi-national steel corporation, Pohang Iron and Steel Corporation (POSC), based in the Republic of Korea, for the construction of an integrated steel plant and a captive port, which could force up to 20,000 people to leave their homes and land. Sources suggest that the construction of the steel plant would result in serious violations of human rights, including the right to adequate standard of living, food, adequate housing, water and sanitation, health and education.
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24 Jan 2014
    11 Jun 2013
    Israel
    JUA
  • indigenous peoples
  • housing
  • water and sanitation
Alleged risk of eviction and forced displacement of a large number of Arab Bedouins in the Naqab (Negev) desert in the south of Israel. According to the information received, the “Law for the Regulation of Bedouin Settlement in the Negev- 2013”, a bill also known as the Prawer-Begin Bill, to be enacted into law in the coming days would lead to the eviction and forced displacement of more than 70,000 Arab Bedouins in the Naqab (Negev) desert in the south of Israel. Allegedly this would mean the destruction of most of the remaining unrecognized Arab Bedouin villages in this region. Concerns also include severance of the historical ties to land by the Bedouin community, strict limits and conditions to access and receive adequate compensation whether in money or land, and the use of force in the form of the deployment of additional police officers in charge of the implementation of this Plan.
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    11 Jun 2013
    India
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • housing
  • food
  • health
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • international order
  • business
Alleged forced eviction of residents living in Jagatsinghpur District, Odisha, and surrounding areas in India. According to the information received, the Government of India granted concessions to the multi-national steel corporation, Pohang Iron and Steel Corporation (POSC), based in the Republic of Korea, for the construction of an integrated steel plant and a captive port, which could force up to 20,000 people to leave their homes and land. Sources suggest that the construction of the steel plant would result in serious violations of human rights, including the right to adequate standard of living, food, adequate housing, water and sanitation, health and education.
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    28 Mar 2013
    Portugal
    JAL
  • housing
  • minority issues
  • poverty
Alleged forced evictions of 49 persons living in a situation of extreme poverty in Bairro de Santa Filomena, located in Amadora and the threat of eviction of additional families living in the same settlement. According to information received 7 families (27 people), including children and persons with disabilities, were forcibly evicted from the settlement of Bairro de Santa Filomena, Amadora, on 26 and 27 July 2012 and their homes subsequently demolished. Reportedly, on 19 November 2012, 22 additional residents, including elderly people and children, were evicted from the Bairro de Santa Filomena settlement. Most of the concerned people are migrants from Cape-Verde, Sao Tome e Principe, Guinea, Angola and Brazil. Reportedly, no notice was provided to the residents with regard to the eviction date and no alternative accommodation was offered to the affected families. According to information received, additional families living in the settlement remain under threat of eviction.
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10 Jul 2013
    22 Mar 2013
    Bangladesh
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • religion or belief
  • executions
  • housing
  • minority issues
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Alleged increasing climate of violence in the context of the protests related to the trials before the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal. According to the information received, large-scale protests have been held across Bangladesh since 5 February 2013. The protests were reportedly triggered by the pronouncement of verdicts against the leaders of the opposition Party Jamaat-e-Islami before the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal. It is alleged that the protests turned violent, leading to clashes and attacks, including lethal attacks, perpetrated by both State and non-State actors. At least 88 persons were allegedly killed from 5 February to 5 March 2013. A large number of deaths were reportedly caused by the excessive use of force by the security forces while policing the protests. It is reported that serious attacks occurred against the members of the Hindu community, as well as against journalists and other media workers. At the time of drafting this communication, the protests and the ensuing violence in Bangladesh was still on-going. The proceedings undertaken and the sentences pronounced by the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal have been the subject of previous communications (see A/HRC/22/67, case no BGD 6/2012 and BGD 8/2012, and A/HRC/23/51, case no BGD 3/2013).
Alleged victims: 38
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    12 Mar 2013
    Hungary
    JUA
  • housing
  • poverty
Alleged potential detrimental impact on the realization of human rights of homeless persons by the recent adoption of article 8 of the Fourth Amendment to Hungary’s Fundamental Law. According to the information received, on 11 March the Hungarian Parliament adopted the Fourth Amendment to Hungary’s Fundamental Law. Reportedly, article 8(3) of the amendment states: “an Act of Parliament or local government decree may outlaw the use of certain public spaces for habitation in order to preserve the public order, public safety, public health and cultural values.” Concern has been raised that article 8(3) authorizes national and municipal legislation to criminalize sleeping in public spaces. Allegedly, such legislation will have a disproportionate impact on homeless persons and may impede their enjoyment of various human rights, including the right to an adequate standard of living, the right to adequate housing, freedom of movement and the right to liberty and security of person. Furthermore, this amendment contradicts a recent decision taken by the Hungarian Constitutional Court (decision II/1477/2012), which annulled previous legislation that criminalized habitual living in public spaces.
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14 Mar 2013
19 Apr 2013
    26 Feb 2013
    Nigeria
    AL
  • housing
Alleged demolitions of 30 houses in the Oke-Ilu-Eri area of Badia East in Lagos and imminent threat of further demolitions and evictions in the same area. According to the information received, on the morning of 23 February 2013 a demolition squad from the Lagos State Government began demolishing houses in the Oke-Ilu-Eri area of Badia East in Lagos. As many as 30 houses are reported to have been demolished within the hour and thousands more residents are to be further evicted and their houses demolished. Reportedly, no appropriate prior notice of the evictions and demolitions was provided to the residents.
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06 Jun 2013
    21 Feb 2013
    Czech Republic
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • housing
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Alleged eviction of NGO from its office premises. According to the information received, on 29 January 2013, authorities of the municipality of Moravská Ostrava evicted the NGO Vzájemné Soužití from the premises where it had been based for 14 years. Despite information received indicating that the eviction complied with the three months’ notice, serious doubts have been raised as to the necessity of the eviction. Vzájemné Soužití is a civil society organisation active since 1997 in setting up projects to increase social cohesion in the Ostrava region, and has reportedly been particularly active in promoting the rights of the Roma community and in combating discrimination and exclusion of that community. Vzájemné Soužití has recently provided support to a group of Roma people who are legal tenants in Prednádraží street. The organisation is headed by Mr. Sri Kumar Vishwanathan, a well-known human rights defender, working for the rights of the Roma community and against discrimination.
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23 Apr 2013
    20 Feb 2013
    India
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • housing
  • water and sanitation
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Alleged forced eviction of over 5,000 people living in economically weaker section (EWS) quarters in Koramangala, Bangalore. According to information received, from 18 to 21 January 2013, Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) [Greater Bangalore Municipal Corporation] evicted over 5,000 people living informally in economically weaker section (EWS) quarters in Koramangala, Bangalore. Allegedly, no prior notice was issued to the residents. During the eviction police reportedly used violence against residents, a number of whom were also arrested. No alternative accommodation or housing has been provided. Since the eviction, many BBMP residents have been spending days and nights in the open, without shelter or access to basic services. Reportedly, in 2005 a large number of the evicted residents had been promised new housing by BBMP after their original housing at the site was destroyed. Yet no housing was built since and residents had to settle informally at the site.
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21 Feb 2013
    19 Feb 2013
    Greece
    AL
  • housing
Alleged detrimental impact of recent austerity measures on the enjoyment of the right to adequate housing in Greece, particularly by vulnerable groups, such as homeless, migrants and the unemployed. According to information received, the current economic crisis has led to a rising number of evictions, which have allegedly been facilitated and accelerated by the amendment of Art. 15 of the Law No. 4055/2012 (FEK51A/12-3-2012), dealing with eviction proceedings.The Worker’s Housing Organization (OEK), was closed in February 2012 pursuant to Law No. 4046/2012 (FEK 28A/14-2-2012), reportedly resulting in the permanent suspension of rent subsidies for nearly 120,000 households, as well as the suspension of affordable loans formerly offered by the institution and of construction projects. Furthermore, information received indicates that thousands of households have been living without electricity due to their inability to pay for the rising electricity prices and the recently introduced “Urgent Special Charge on Electrified Built Surfaces”, imposed based on Law 4021/2011, adopted in 2011.
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16 Apr 2013
    15 Feb 2013
    Angola
    UA
  • housing
Alleged forced evictions of thousands of families from the Majombe neighbourhood of Cacuaco municipality in Luanda. According to information received, on 1, 2, 4 and 5 February 2013, thousands of families from the Maiombe neighbourhood of Cacuaco municipality, in the capital of Luanda, have been forcibly evicted by Government officials and private security forces, and their houses have been demolished. It is further alleged that some individuals have been beaten in the process, and that at least six people have been arrested when attempting to resist the demolitions. Allegedly, hundreds of other families who remained in the ruins of their homes after the demolitions are currently at risk of being forcibly evicted.
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26 Sep 2013
    22 Jan 2013
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • internally displaced persons
  • housing
  • minority issues
Alleged lack of adequate housing for a large number of victims of an earthquake that shook north-western Iran on 11 August 2012. According to the information received, a large number of people still lived under tents over four months after an earthquake shook north-western Iran, East Azerbaijan province, on 11 August 2012. At least 399 villages were affected by the earthquake. Over 100,000 persons - mostly ethnic Azerbaijani Turks - were reportedly offered shelter in the weeks following the earthquake. As winter settled, many of those affected were reportedly still living under tents, unprotected from the cold. The extent of Government support to those affected, in particular housing reconstruction, is unclear and has been reported to be slow.
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    20 Dec 2012
    India
    JAL
  • housing
  • poverty
Alleged impacts of the expansion of the East Parej Open Cast Coal Mine on the rights of approximately 228 families in the Jharkhand state. According to the information received, 228 families (1200 persons) were at risk of being evicted to give way to an expansion of East Parej Open Cast Coal Mine, operated by Central Coalfields Limited, India. On 26 October 2012, and at two other occasions, representatives of the mining company surveyed households in the villages of Agarva Tola, Dudmitya Tola and Fakodih, for the purpose of acquiring their homes to facilitate the expansion of the mine. Over 1,000 people from surrounding villages have already been displaced in previous years by activities associated with the East Parej Open Cast Coal Mine. The affected households belonged to marginalized communities, including scheduled tribes and Dalits. They were allegedly resettled in inadequate sites and have suffered impoverishment since displacement.
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    11 Dec 2012
    Switzerland
    AL
  • housing
Allégations concernant la destruction de logement et expropriation ou expulsion possible d’environ mille personnes pour l’expansion de la gare de Cornavin, à Genève. Selon les informations reçues, les CFF (Chemins de Fer Fédéraux) envisageraient d’agrandir la Gare Cornavin à Genève d’ici à 2025, avec la construction en surface d’un quai et de deux voies supplémentaires. Le projet conduirait à la destruction de 385 logements (ce qui correspondrait à un millier de personnes), dans un quartier représentant un tissu économique et social unique à Genève. Un grand nombre de petits commerces seraient également affectés. Les alternatives de logement suggérées par les CFF ne répondraient pas aux besoins des habitants affectés; de plus aucun financement ne serait pour l’instant garanti. Aucune consultation sur ce projet n’aurait été entamée avec les habitants, et leurs besoins n’auraient pas été évalués. De plus, il y aurait des solutions alternatives, notamment la construction d’une gare souterraine, ce que les résidents ont proposé, mais ces alternatives n’auraient pas été examinées de manière adéquate par les CFF et les autorités.
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08 Jan 2013
    23 Nov 2012
    Russian Federation
    AL
  • housing
Alleged imminent eviction of 62 families (160 persons) living in house 15, building 2, Ilyushina street, Saint Petersburg. According to information received, the tenants of the above mentioned building were employees of the State owned Lenstroykorporazia construction company and were allocated housing in the building in 1991, as state employees. Reportedly, the building was privatized in 1995 and registered as the property of the Chetverty Trest company. According to information received, the existing tenants were not accorded any tenure rights during the privatization process, and are currently under threat of eviction by the registered private owner.
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14 Feb 2013
    21 Nov 2012
    Israel
    UA
  • housing
Alleged threat of demolitions and evictions in Bedouin villages of Bir Hadaj in the Negev. According to the information received, on 12 November 2012 police forces entered the recognized Bedouin village of Bir Hadaj, accompanied by representatives of the Israeli Ministry of Interior, which attempted to distribute home demolition orders to village residents. Reportedly, the Israeli police fired tear gas, rubber and sponge bullets at the residents, injuring several residents, including women, children and elderly.
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    13 Nov 2012
    Spain
    AL
  • housing
Alegación de posible violación del derecho a la vivienda de trabajadores migrantes latinoamericanos en España. De acuerdo con las informaciones recibidas, muchos trabajadores migrantes habrían obtenido acceso a hipotecas con condiciones poco acordes a su situación y, dada la crisis económica y su particular vulnerabilidad al desempleo esa población migrante estaría particularmente afectada por la imposibilidad de pagar sus créditos y los resultantes desahucios, expresándose preocupación por la aparente falta de medidas específicas para proteger su derecho a una vivienda adecuada.
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19 Nov 2012
16 Jan 2013
    12 Nov 2012
    Brazil
    AL
  • housing
Alleged forced evictions in the framework of the 2014 Football World Cup preparation and the 2016 Olympic Games and in the context of urban reforms aimed at beautification, gentrification and renovation in various cities in Brazil. According to information received, several communities have been evicted or are under imminent threat of forced eviction due to development projects in the cities of Curitiba, Fortaleza, Porto Alegre, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. A previous communication has been sent on this issue (see A/HRC/18/51, BRA 8/2010).
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    21 Aug 2012
    France
    JUA
  • migrants
  • racism
  • housing
  • minority issues
Allégation de l’évacuation et l’expulsion de Roms de la France. Selon les informations reçues, le 9 Aout 2012 deux campements de Roms ont été démantelés dans le village de Hellemmes, près de Lilles, et dans le campement Villeneuve D’ascq. Selon les informations reçues, plus de 200 personnes ont été évacuées. Ces expulsions ont été suivies par une série de contrôles policiers à Lyon, en Vaulx-en Velin et Villeurbanne, and dans le 19e arrondissement de Paris. La plupart des personnes expulsées étaient des Roms originaires de Roumanie. Selon les informations reçues, les personnes reconduites de "manière volontaire" ont accepté 300 Euros pour rentrer en Romanie.
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22 Oct 2012
    15 Aug 2012
    Egypt
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • housing
  • minority issues
Alleged loss of homes and businesses of the Coptic Christian community by sectarian violence in the village of Dahshur. According to the information received, on 27 July 2012, Mr. Sameh Samy, a Coptic Christian laundryman, inadvertently burned the shirt of a Muslim client, Mr. Ahmad Ramadan. Despite the agreement by both men to settle the grievance that evening, Mr. Ramadan allegedly returned in the afternoon with about 3000 armed Muslims and surrounded Mr. Samy’s house and laundrette. As the fighting intensified, Mr. Samy hurled a fire bomb which hit a Muslim passer-by, Mr. Moaz Hasab-Allah who died from third degree burns on 31 July 2012. 120 families reportedly fled the village on the same day for fear of the revenge attacks. On 1 August 2012, it was reported that hundreds of Muslims torched and looted homes and businesses of Coptic Christian community in the village, and the security forces present during the incident allegedly did not protect most Coptic properties except for the small church of St. George and some houses close to the church.
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    09 Aug 2012
    Colombia
    JAL
  • housing
  • food
Alegaciones acerca de la situación de inseguridad de la tenencia de la comunidad de Las Pavas de aproximadamente 123 familias que supuestamente fueron desalojadas forzosamente en 2003, 2006 y 2009. Según las informaciones recibidas, las familias continúan en situación de inseguridad de la tenencia de la tierra, lo cual pone en riesgo sus derechos a un nivel de vida adecuado, a la vivienda y a la alimentación.
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23 Oct 2012
    03 Aug 2012
    Nigeria
    UA
  • housing
Alleged forced eviction and demolition of an informal settlement in Lagos. According to the information received, on 16 July 2012, the Lagos State government commenced the demolition of the Makoko Waterfront following an open 72 hour quit notice, dated 12 July 2012, issued to some residents by the Ministry of Waterfront Infrastructure Development. Between 16 and 21 July the Lagos State demolition squad, backed by heavily armed policemen, reportedly destroyed the homes and properties of Makoko residents. Excessive force used by the Police allegedly caused the death of one resident, Timothy Azinkpono. At the time the communication was sent, over 30,000 residents, including women, children, and the elderly had allegedly lost their homes; over 120,000 people faced imminent displacement. Evictees were allegedly further endangered as many of them were then forced to live and sleep in their canoes. Reportedly, three children of a family drowned when their canoe capsized as they were sleeping during the night of 18 July. According to statements by public officials, the Lagos State government was not planning on any compensation or resettlement as the people concerned are not from Lagos.
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    25 Jul 2012
    Nigeria
    JAL
  • housing
  • poverty
Alleged forced eviction of up to 20,000 residents of the Abonnema Wharf Community in Port Harcourt. According to the information received, from 27 June to 2 July 2012, an estimated 10,000 to 20,000 residents of the Abonnema Wharf Community in Port Harcourt, capital of Rivers State, were evicted and their homes destroyed. Allegedly the Rivers State authorities declared that the eviction was carried out in order to reduce criminal gang activity in the area. Reportedly, the demolitions were carried out in bad weather and thousands of people were left homeless as most residents were not offered any compensation or alternative housing. Allegedly, a negotiation process to offer compensation to landlords was far from being completed when the eviction took place and an interim injunction order issued on 11 November 2011 by the Rivers State High Court had called upon the Rivers State authorities not to carry out demolitions and evictions in Abonnema Wharf pending a full hearing of the case.
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06 Aug 2012
12 Nov 2012
    23 Jul 2012
    Portugal
    JUA
  • housing
  • minority issues
  • poverty
According to information received, in the settlement of Bairro de Santa Filomena, located in Amadora, 85 families (280 individuals) were living under the threat of imminent eviction without having been provided with adequate alternative housing options. The inhabitants were notified of demolitions starting 17 July, and others were scheduled for 19 and 25 July. Furthermore inhabitants were notified by the Municipal Council that they must leave their homes before the end of the month with no indication of a specific date. Half the families have been living in the neighbourhood for over ten years and several families have been living in the settlement for two to three decades. Rehousing alternatives proposed by the Municipal Council –either alternative housing for a selected number of families or social security support for a short period to rent elsewhere - are allegedly inadequate and unacceptable to the inhabitants. Inhabitants were allegedly notified that the demolition would happen with or without their cooperation and with police intervention if necessary.
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24 Jul 2012
11 Sep 2012
    16 Jul 2012
    Panama
    JAL
  • housing
  • food
Presuntas amenazas de desalojos forzosos en el contexto de diversos proyectos de desarrollo urbano y turístico en la Isla Pedro González, y en las Comunidades Santa Clara y Pacora de la Provincia de Coclé. Según las informaciones recibidas, en la Isla Pedro González, los habitantes ya habrían sido desalojados de sus tierras, a pesar de luchas contra dicha medida durante cuatro años, y podrían ser desalojados de sus viviendas. En las comunidades Santa Clara y Pacora, alrededor de treinta y siete familias estarían en riesgo de sufrir desalojos forzosos como resultado de acciones judiciales por parte de particulares que alegan tener la propiedad de los predios en los que habitan, a pesar de que los territorios tendrían restricciones constitucionales que impedirían su enajenación. Aparente intervención policial, con uso de gas lacrimógeno y balas de salva, habría tenido lugar en respuesta a las protestas de los residentes de las comunidades.
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19 Apr 2013
06 May 2013
    06 Jul 2012
    Other actors
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • indigenous peoples
  • housing
  • food
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Alleged negative impacts on human rights of affected communities of a proposed Bangladesh domestic policy permitting the construction of an open-pit coal mine in the township of Phulbari. Concerns transmitted to GCM Resources plc, which through its subsidiary Asia Energy Corporation (Bangladesh) Pty Ltd works under a contract with the Government of Bangladesh on the Phulbari Coal Mine project. According to information received, the open-pit coal mine in Phulbari, if constructed, would have a significant impact on food production and access by destroying approximately 12,000 acres of productive agricultural land, and on water access by lowering the water table 12 to 25 metres and potentially poisoning water sources. The proposed mine would allegedly displace up to 220,000 people over time, 50,000 of whom are indigenous peoples belonging to 23 different tribal groups. Current plans reportedly do not provide adequate compensation or resettlement, and have not included consultations with affected communities. Finally, allegations have been raised concerning continued efforts to stop human rights defenders from protesting the Phulbari coal mine and the resulting infringements on their rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly.
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31 Jan 2013
    05 Jul 2012
    Italy
    JUA
  • racism
  • housing
  • minority issues
Alleged imminent forced eviction of approximately 350 Roma people from the Tor de’ Cenci camp in Rome. According to information received, over 350 people of Roma ethnicity are facing eviction from the Tor de’ Cenci camp in Rome, where they have been living for up to 16 years. The camp was opened by local authorities in 1995 in an area offering adequate services to residents. Authorities planned to complete the eviction by 10 July 2012 and to resettle the Roma families in a new camp called La Barbuta, located in an isolated area next to Ciampino airport. Reportedly local authorities plan to use the camp exclusively to house Roma families currently living in different camps in Rome. Consultations with the Roma residents were reportedly inadequate and no alternative options to relocation to La Barbuta camp were ever discussed. Furthermore, La Barbuta camp was built in 2011 using special powers granted under the so-called “Nomad Emergency”, which was ruled unlawful by the Council of State in November 2011.
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    15 Jun 2012
    Israel
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • housing
Alleged summoning for questioning in connection with the rebuilding of demolished homes in East Jerusalem. According to the information received, Mr. Meir Margalit was summoned by the State Prosecutor to the Interior Ministry’s Building Inspection Branch for questioning on suspicion of building without a permit. It is alleged that the summons may be linked to Mr. Margalit’s efforts to halt demolitions in the past. Mr. Margalit is a founding member of the Israeli Committee Against Housing Demolitions (ICAHD), an organization which rebuilds homes that have been demolished by the State of Israel in East Jerusalem.
Alleged victims: 1
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    04 Jun 2012
    Cambodia
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • Cambodia
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • religion or belief
  • violence against women
  • housing
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Alleged arrests, charges and acts of coercion against human rights defenders for the land disputes in Phnom Penh. According to the information received, on 24 May 2012, thirteen women of Boeung Kak Lake community - Kong Chantha, Tol Sreypov, Tep Vanny, Pov Sophea, Suong Samai, Pan Chhunret, Heng Nom, Chan Navy, Po Davy, Nguon Kimleang, Song Sreyleap, Chheng Leap and Nget Kun; were sentenced to up to two and a half years imprisonment after a summary trial by the Phnom Penh Court of First Instance. The police allegedly arrested two other Boeung Kak representatives, Ms. Ly Channary and Mr. Say Sareoun, who were waiting outside the courthouse to testify. Venerable Loun Sovath reportedly participated in a peaceful gathering in front of the court to express his solidarity with the community and was forcibly taken away by police in plain clothes, gendarme and military police, intervention police and monks to Botum Pagoda where about 50 religious leaders questioned him over his activism.
Alleged victims: 16
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    01 Jun 2012
    Serbia
    JUA
  • racism
  • housing
  • minority issues
Alleged forced eviction of approximately 1,000 Roma residents (240 families) from the Belvil settlement in Belgrade. According to the information received, on 26 April 2012, approximately 1,000 people, mainly Roma (240 families) were evicted from the informal Belvil settlement in Belgrade. The evicted persons were relocated on the same day to four relocation settlements in Belgrade and to six municipalities outside Belgrade. Allegedly consultations with and information provided to the affected community prior to the eviction were inadequate, prior notice was not adequately given, and housing solutions offered to the evictees did not conform to international standards. While it would seem that those housing solutions are temporary, reportedly no information had been given to the affected community regarding durable alternative housing/resettlement solutions. The potential eviction of the above mentioned community was the subject of a previous communication sent on 3 May 2010 (see A/HRC/16/42/Add.1, para 60).
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12 Jul 2012
    29 May 2012
    Turkey
    AL
  • housing
Alleged threat of mass forced evictions and additional violations of the right to adequate housing following the recent adoption of the Law for the Transformation of Areas under Disaster Risk. According to information received, the Law of 18 May 2012 threatens the enjoyment of the right to adequate housing of more than six million households. The Law presents a number of problematic provisions, in particular a lack of concrete definitions, accountability mechanisms, administrative or judicial recourse for affected communities, coupled with the extensive decision-making powers of Government and local authorities with regard to the determination of buildings to be demolished and the actual demolition process. The implementation of the Bill as it is may allegedly lead to mass forced evictions, infringements on the rights to property and housing, and to an increased number of people made homeless or left in worse housing and living conditions. Reports received indicate that there has been very little consultation with potentially affected communities and civil society organizations during the drafting of the Law.
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17 Aug 2012
    22 May 2012
    Ethiopia
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • indigenous peoples
  • executions
  • housing
  • minority issues
Alleged incidents of violence, including against members of the Anywa community and the deteriorating security situation in the Gambella region following the involuntary displacement of communities from the region. According to the information received, recent violent incidents in the region have been triggered by the forced displacement of the minority/indigenous people of Gambella from their traditional territories which they have inhabited for centuries, in order to make way for agro business enterprises supported by the Government. Reportedly, in a series of events between February and May 2012, military forces have killed, injured, detained, or taken to unknown locations dozens of civilians, including Anywa people living in the Gambella region in general and in Abobo Woreda district in particular. These events were allegedly carried out in retaliation for killings by unknown gunmen of two police officers and numerous civilians. Several of these incidents were allegedly carried out in or around camps of Saudi Star Agro Plc., one of the two biggest foreign investors in the region.
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    15 May 2012
    Nepal
    JUA
  • housing
  • poverty
Alleged forced eviction of 994 informal settlers on the ‘thapathali’ settlement on the Bagmati River bank in Kathmandu. According to the information received, 994 residents in the thapathali settlement, including 401 children, were forcibly evicted on 8 May, and 249 houses and a community school destroyed in the process. Allegedly, no prior notice was issued to families, and excessive force was used during the eviction. No alternative accommodation or housing has been provided. It is reported that families, with nowhere else to go, have been staying on bare land at the site, in dire conditions. The government has allegedly not taken any relocation measures although it previously announced it intended to secure land for relocation and would cover three-months rent for each family as a temporary measure. Potential evictions of the Bagmati river bank settlements were the subject of a previous communication (see A/HRC/20/30, case no NPL 1/2012).
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    04 May 2012
    Azerbaijan
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
  • housing
Alleged violent attack on journalists. According to the information received, on 18 April 2012, Mr. Idrak Abbasov, an Azerbaijani journalist and reporter of the newspaper Zerkalo and of the Institute of Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS), was attacked and beaten by security service staff of the State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR), while he was filming the confrontation between the residents of Sulutepe settlement in Baku and the security staff of SOCAR, who were demolishing homes in the area to develop oil resources. As a consequence of the attack, he was reportedly taken to hospital unconscious with serious traumas. Reportedly, Mr. Adalat Abbasov, brother of Mr. Idrak Abbasov, and Ms Gunay Musayeva, a journalist of the daily Yeni Musavat, were also subjected to violent attacks by the same group of men. Mr. Idrak Abbasov, was the subject of an earlier communication (see E/CN.4/2006/55/Add.1, para 26).
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    03 May 2012
    Romania
    JUA
  • racism
  • housing
  • minority issues
Alleged imminent forced evictions of approximately 300 Roma families from the settlements of Craica, Garii and Piritia in Baia Mare. According to the information received, around two thousand Roma residents of the settlements Craica, Garii and Pirita, in Baia Mare are to be forcefully evicted from their homes. Allegedly, the Baia Mare authorities have offered to relocate the affected communities to a former office building of an industrial factory. It is reported that families who have refused to relocate to this site, have not been offered an alternative relocation solution. The housing situation of Roma communities in Baia Mare was the subject of an earlier communication (see A/HRC/19/44, case no ROU 1/2011).
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    30 Apr 2012
    Nepal
    JAL
  • housing
  • food
  • health
  • water and sanitation
Alleged threats to the enjoyment of the rights to food, housing, water and sanitation, and health care for several communities in Banke, Nepal as a result of annual flooding caused by the Lakshmanpur Dam and the Kalkwala Afflux Bund. According to information received, annual floods threaten more than 3,000 families of Holiya, Bethani, Mattaiya, Fattepur, Bankatti and Gangapur in the Banke district of Nepal. While some flooding in the area is a natural phenomenon, the annual flooding has been aggravated since the construction of the Lakshmanpur Dam in 1985 and, in particular the Kalkwala Afflux Bund built between 1999 and 2000 by the Government of India along the Indo-Nepali border. Reportedly, the affected communities were not consulted prior to the construction of the dam and afflux bund in question. It is alleged that no proper resettlement plan has been put in place despite the challenges the affected communities face yearly.
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20 Sep 2012
    30 Apr 2012
    India
    JAL
  • housing
  • food
  • health
  • water and sanitation
Alleged threats to the enjoyment of the rights to food, housing, water and sanitation, and health care for several communities in Banke, Nepal as a result of annual flooding caused by the Lakshmanpur Dam and the Kalkwala Afflux Bund. According to information received, annual floods threaten more than 3,000 families of Holiya, Bethani, Mattaiya, Fattepur, Bankatti and Gangapur in the Banke district of Nepal. While some flooding in the area is a natural phenomenon, the annual flooding has been aggravated since the construction of the Lakshmanpur Dam in 1985 and, in particular the Kalkwala Afflux Bund built between 1999 and 2000 by the Government of India along the Indo-Nepali border. Reportedly, the affected communities were not consulted prior to the construction of the dam and afflux bund in question. It is alleged that no proper resettlement plan has been put in place despite the challenges the affected communities face yearly.
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06 Aug 2013
    20 Apr 2012
    Cambodia
    JAL
  • Cambodia
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • housing
  • health
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Alleged forced eviction of families from the Borei Keila community in Phnom Penh. According to the information received, on 3 January 2012, state and private security forces, violently and forcibly evicted around 300 families living in Borei Keila and reportedly destroyed their homes. On 11 January 2012 and on 2 February 2012, law enforcement officials allegedly arbitrarily detained a number of women, children and other residents who were peacefully protesting against their forced eviction. Reportedly, a number of residents had only been released after having accepted relocation to resettlement sites lacking to date basic services, potable water and sanitation services. These sites are reported not to conform to international standards on adequate housing. Since then about 600 persons were relocated, the majority are reportedly women and children as well as families living with HIV/AIDS who also suffer from tuberculosis and other diseases with no adequate access to medical care at those relocation sites.
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    11 Apr 2012
    Brazil
    JAL
  • housing
  • health
  • poverty
Alleged human rights violations committed during a specific police operation in São Paulo. According to the information received, since 3 January 2012, security forces at the São Paulo state level, in partnership with local authorities, have carried out operations in a central neighbourhood in São Paulo, unofficially named ‘Cracolândia’, with the declared objective to combat drug trafficking. In spite of the declared aim, the vast majority of people displaced through these operations are allegedly not drug traffickers, but drug users and persons living in poverty.
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    22 Mar 2012
    Bangladesh
    JAL
  • housing
  • food
  • poverty
Alleged threats to the right to an adequate standard of living, the right to food and the right to housing posed by illegal sand extraction. According to the information received, around 12,000 villagers living on Mayadip Island on the Meghna River face increased risk of food insecurity and homelessness as a consequence of soil erosion caused by sand extraction carried out by two companies without government authorization. Reportedly a court order issued on 26 April 2011 requiring the cessation of the sand extraction from the riverbanks close to Mayadip Island is not being enforced in practice. It is alleged that unless the practice of extracting sand is stopped, erosion will have a lasting impact on livelihoods and food insecurity in the area and result in the mass displacement of the island’s residents.
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29 Mar 2012
    23 Feb 2012
    United States of America
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
  • housing
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Alleged judicial and other harassment of activist. According to the information received, in the 1990s Mr. Steve Richardson, a member of the Los Angeles Community Action Network (LA CAN), a grassroots organization working in downtown and south Los Angeles, with a specific focus on the Skid Row community was convicted of two felonies. Due to the three-strikes law he faces a risk of a sentence of between 25 years and life in prison for any serious felony of which he is convicted. On two occasions, in March 2008 and 21 May 2010, LAPD officers reportedly used significant force against Mr. Richardson and he was charged with a felony of resisting arrest. The filing of charges against him relating to the events of 21 May 2010 reportedly came just a week after Mr. Richardson testified in front of the Los Angeles City Council in August 2010 regarding the Council’s decision to raise rents.
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    22 Feb 2012
    Nepal
    UA
  • housing
Allegation that some 3,000 families from 13 informal settlements on the banks of the Bagmati River in Kathmandu may face imminent forced eviction and forced demolition of their informal settlements by Government authorities. According to the information received, these families could not afford formal housing, and the reported reason for the threatened forced eviction and demolition of the informal settlements of the communities living along the Bagmati River is its rehabilitation. Following strong protests and complaints from various quarters of society, including political parties and human rights organizations, the forced eviction had been put on hold. Allegedly, the process was initiated without prior consultation with the communities living along the Bagmati River and no adequate alternative accommodation was offered, despite effective court decision(s) to that effect.
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    27 Jan 2012
    Brazil
    UA
  • housing
Alleged violent forced eviction and housing demolitions in an informal settlement in the city of São José does Campos in the State of São Paulo. According to the information received, on 22 January 2012 at approximately 06:00 am the residents of the Pinheirinho settlement (roughly 6000 people) were evicted from their settlement by the Sao Paulo's military police. It is reported that the police used tear gas bombs and rubber bullets against the residents, who were resisting the eviction. During these events 20 residents were reportedly injured, one severely, and 30 residents were reported arrested. Reportedly, the evictees were not allowed to pack their belongings and they were not provided with any alternative housing solution. Reports indicate that the area is currently still under siege, and that the lawyers acting for the residents have not been allowed to enter the area.
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    21 Dec 2011
    Hungary
    JAL
  • housing
  • poverty
Alleged threat of mass criminalization, evictions and incarceration of homeless population in Hungary following the adoption of several amendments to national and municipal legislation. According to the information received, amendment to Act 1997/LXXVII on the transformation and protection of urban environment and to Act 1996 XXI on territorial development and settlement, adopted in October 2010, defines the various functions of public spaces and empowers municipalities to criminalize any use of public space which is not in accordance with these functions. Law Act CLIII (adopted on 14 November 2011, and entered into force on 1 December 2011), states (Article 146/A), that a person repeatedly violating municipality regulations regarding the use of public spaces for habitual living, or the storage of movable properties on public places for the purposes of habitual living, can be punished with imprisonment or up to 150,000 Hungarian forints fine. Based on these amendments, during October 2011, Budapest police allegedly evicted homeless persons from 13 underpasses in the inner city and demolished dozens of homeless self-made shelters in various parts of the city. Allegedly, the evicted persons were not provided with alternative shelter options and some of the evicted persons were subject to short term arrest.
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21 Feb 2012
    21 Dec 2011
    Bangladesh
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • indigenous peoples
  • housing
  • food
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Alleged negative impacts on human rights of affected communities of proposed domestic policy permitting the construction of an open-pit coal mine in the township of Phulbari. According to the information received, the open-pit mine in Phulbari, if constructed, would have a significant impact on food production and access, by destroying close to 12,000 acres of productive agricultural land, and on water access by lowering the water table 12 to 25 meters and potentially poisoning water sources. The mine would allegedly lead to the displacement of up to 220,000 people over time, 50,000 of whom are indigenous people belonging to 23 different tribal groups. Current plans reportedly do not provide for adequate compensation or resettlement and have not included consultations with affected communities. Finally, allegations have been raised regarding continued efforts to stop human rights defenders from protesting the Phulbari coal mine.
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22 Dec 2011
    19 Dec 2011
    Dominican Republic
    AL
  • housing
Presunto desalojo de 72 familias del Sector Altos de Brisas del Este, Santo Domingo. Según la información recibida, el 15 de Octubre de 2011, 72 familias del Sector Altos de Brisas del Este habrían sido desalojadas por orden del Alcalde Juan de los Santos, después de una tentativa anterior de desalojo ordenado sin la aprobación de la Sala Capitular del Ayuntamiento de Santo Domingo. Durante el desalojo, gases lacrimógenos habrían sido utilizados, y armas habrían sido disparadas. En estos eventos, alrededor de veinte personas habría resultado heridas, tres de ellas gravemente, y el sector habría sido completamente destruido. El desalojo fue efectuado un día después de que el alcalde se hubiera comprometido públicamente a negociar con la comunidad afectada. Las familias desalojadas se encontrarían refugiadas en carpas en la calle La Hípica del Barrio Brisas del Este, en el Municipio Santo Domingo Este.
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    16 Dec 2011
    Mexico
    AL
  • housing
Presuntos desalojos en el contexto de la construcción de la Supervía Poniente de Cuota al sur de la ciudad de México. Según la información recibida, el día 6 de abril de 2010, se publicó el decreto de expropiación correspondiente a la construcción de la Supervía Poniente, sin especificar las colonias, calles o números que serían afectados. Las familias afectadas por los decretos de expropiación, notificados y no notificados, habrían interpuesto diversos recursos legales, tales como amparos y juicios de nulidad, puesto que la concesionaria todavía no habría contado con los permisos legales para iniciar las obras. Sin embargo, el gobierno de la ciudad no pospondría dichas obras mientras se resuelven los recursos legales y en enero de 2011, contrariamente también a la recomendación 1/2011 de la Comisión de Derechos Humanos del Distrito Federal (que exhorta la suspensión de la construcción de la Supervía Poniente y a la realización de una consulta entre los afectados) al menos 300 familias de la Colonia Malinche, en la Delegación Magdalena Contreras, habrían sido desalojadas.
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    18 Nov 2011
    Thailand
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • internally displaced persons
  • migrants
  • housing
  • food
  • water and sanitation
Alleged arbitrary arrest and detention and lack of access to food, water and adequate housing and other alleged human rights violations of migrant workers in Thailand in the context of the flood crisis. According to information received, migrant workers working and living in Thailand have been arrested and detained for travelling outside of their permitted areas of work or for lack of identification documents as they have escaped flooded areas to seek shelter, reunite with relatives, or return to their countries of origin. Many of the arrests and detention have allegedly occurred in Mae Sot, Tak Province, at the border with Myanmar. Reports of lack of access to food and water for migrants whilst in detention or in certain areas due to migrant workers being excluded from distribution of food and other essential items according to house registration records have also been received. It is further alleged that migrant workers have been denied access to emergency shelters as some facilities have allegedly been open to Thai citizens only, whilst other shelters have required the holding of a recommendation or certificate from the Ministry of Labour. According to information received, migrant workers have furthermore had difficulties in accessing assistance due to poor or little access to information. Deportation of migrants from Thailand to Myanmar have also been reported which could be in violation of the obligation of non-refoulement.
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04 Apr 2012
    17 Nov 2011
    Serbia
    UA
  • housing
Alleged imminent eviction of a Roma community in Novi Beogad by the Building Directorate of Serbia to build commercial housing on the side. According to the information received, some 27 Roma families (111 persons) in the Block 72, Novi Beograd face imminent eviction by the Building Directorate of Serbia and as of 16 November 2011, were given one day to vacate their houses. It is understood that 20 of these families are internally displaced persons from Kosovo, including 58 children. Reportedly the eviction process has already commenced with inspections being conducted and the issuance of building code violation notices to residents. Allegedly the process was initiated without prior consultation with the Roma community and no alternative accommodation would have been offered. In addition, the eviction would allegedly proceed despite the appeal to the Ombudsman who is seized with the matter.
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    25 Oct 2011
    Honduras
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • torture
  • housing
  • food
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Presunto asesinato, atentado contra la vida, detención arbitraria y amenaza de muerte. Según las informaciones recibidas, el 2 de octubre de 2011, el Sr. X, miembro de la cooperativa Lempira afiliada al Movimiento Unificado Campesino del Aguán (MUCA), habría sido asesinado por guardias de seguridad de una finca privada en el valle del Bajo Aguán. Desde enero de 2010 aproximadamente 40 personas vinculadas a las organizaciones campesinas de la región habrían sido asesinadas. El 5 de octubre de 2011, los Sres. Y, tesorero del Asentamiento Campesino La Aurora, y Z, secretario de la misma cooperativa, habrían sido atacados con armas de fuego por guardias de seguridad y habrían resultado gravemente heridos. El 6 de octubre de 2011 el Sr. A, miembro del Movimiento Campesino Recuperación Nacional, habría sido detenido y trasladado a las oficinas de la policía en Tocoa, Colón donde le habría interrogado, golpeado y se le habría aplicado toques eléctricos. La policía le habría dado dos días para que denunciara a los dirigentes de la organización campesina y le habría amenazado de muerte en caso de no proveer la información.
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    26 Sep 2011
    Cambodia
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • housing
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Alleged suspension, warnings and acts of intimidation against NGOs. According to the information received, the NGO Sahmakum Teang Tnuat (STT) had been working on two high profile development projects, namely Boeung Kak Lake and the Rehabilitation of the Railway Project, which would allegedly result in the eviction and displacement of thousands of families. On 4 August 2011, STT was reportedly suspended for five months. Allegedly, no legal basis was given. On 18 August 2011, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation reportedly accused the NGOs Bridges Across Borders Cambodia (BABC) and the NGO Forum on Cambodia (NGOF) of inciting the public against the Government and strongly warned them about a possible termination of their memorandums of understanding. Furthermore, human rights training sessions provided by the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) and the Natural Resource Protection Group (NRPG) to communities affected by the deforestation of Prey Lang forest have allegedly been disrupted. The suspension of STT and the warning and acts of intimidation against BABC, the NGO Forum, the CCHR and the NRPG reportedly occured at a time when the third draft of the Law on Associations and Non-Governmental Organizations is with the Council of Ministers for consideration. The draft NGO Law was the subject of an earlier communication (see A/HRC/18/51, KHM 3/2011).
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23 Jan 2012
    22 Sep 2011
    Cambodia
    JUA
  • Cambodia
  • human rights defenders
  • housing
Alleged demolition of houses and police beating during the demolitions. According to the information received, on 16 September 2011, five homes and businesses (affecting 8 families) were demolished in Village 22, Boeung Kak Lake, in Phnom Penh city. These families were reportedly among 96 families excluded from sub-decree 183 issued on 11 August 2011, granting land title to more than 700 families living on a 12.44 hectare stretch of land in the Boeung Kak Lake area. More than 90 additional families in the region were reportedly facing imminent threat of forced evictions. Allegedly, one resident and activist, Mr. Suong Sophoan, called for residents to join hands to stop the destruction of more houses. He was reportedly surrounded and beaten by the police with batons and a brick, left unconscious and sustained head injuries.
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    24 Aug 2011
    Uganda
    AL
  • housing
Alleged forced eviction of more than 3,000 residents in the Hoima district in Uganda. According to the information received, the Ministry of Defense had planned to evict over 3,000 residents from seven villages (Kitikara, Ngurwe, Ngoma, Nyakatehe, Kituti, Kabanena and Kasonga) in Hoima district, for the purpose of establishing an army base near the oil wells in the region. Reportedly, the army base is meant to increase the security in the area. The Ministry of Defense reportedly claims ownership over land covering the above mentioned villages.
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    24 Aug 2011
    Azerbaijan
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • housing
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Alleged demolition of a building owned by a human rights defender. According to the information received, on 11 August 2011, bulldozers and a team of workers, allegedly dispatched by the Baku Mayor’s office, began to demolish a building. The building was owned by Ms. Leyla Yunus, the director of the Institute of Peace and Democracy. The building also housed two other human rights organisations namely, the Azerbaijan Campaign to Ban Landmines and the Women’s Crisis Centre. During the process of demolition, property belonging to Ms. Yunus and the NGOs were reportedly destroyed, including documents, computers, furniture, files, office equipment and books. The destruction allegedly took place despite an injunction issued by the Administrative Economic Court N°1 of Nasimi Distrit in May 2011, which prohibited the demolition of the building. Ms. Yunus had reportedly denounced corruption by public officials on several occasions.
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08 Sep 2011
    19 Aug 2011
    Romania
    JAL
  • racism
  • housing
  • minority issues
Alleged building of a wall surrounding apartment building populated mainly by Roma residents, and additional discriminatory treatment in regard to the right to housing. According to the information received, on 28 June 2011, the mayor of Baia Mare city announced the decision to build a 3 meters high and 100 meters long wall, surrounding the apartment building on 46H Horea Street in Baia Mare. Reportedly, most of the residents in the building are Roma people. Furthermore, the Baia Mare Local Council reportedly decided to acquire 10 hectars of land for the purpose of constructing social housing (1000 housing units) and resettle “marginalized communities”. The areas targeted for relocation and resettlement are reportedly mainly inhabited by Roma, and the social housing is to be built in the outskirts of the city and next to the sewage treatment plant.
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    19 Aug 2011
    Israel
    AL
  • housing
Alleged demolition of a Bedouin settlement in Al-Hadidiya in the Jordan Valley. According to the information received, on 10 June 2011 the IDF demolished a residential tent and three animal shelters, affecting 10 people. On 21 June 2011, IDF demolished seven tents, four structures serving as kitchens and 18 pens housing livestock, affecting 27 people. Allegedly, demolition notices were served to the residents on 16 June, giving them three days to object to the demolition orders. An appeal against the orders submitted by the residents to the Civil Administration on 19 June was reportedly rejected; they entered a petition 21 June to the Israeli Supreme Court, which was still pending when the demolitions took place. Although the demolition orders were issued only to four households, structures belonging to two other individuals were reportedly also demolished. Furthermore, Al-Hadidiya residents are reportedly not permitted to build permanent housing in the area and are therefore obliged to live in tents and shacks, without access to electricity, water, transportation and education services.
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    18 Aug 2011
    Italy
    JAL
  • racism
  • housing
Alleged forced evictions of Roma families in Rome. According to the information received, on 22 April 2011, around 166 Roma living in the Via Del Cluniacensi camp in Rome were forcefully evicted. Two days after the evictions, local authorities reportedly provided temporary alternative accommodation for the evicted communities for two to three months. On 9 and 10 May around 247 persons were allegedly evicted by national and municipal police forces from two Roma camps (via Candoni and via Salaria). Reportedly, on 17 May the police conducted additional evictions in Via Candoni, of families who had returned to the camp and built new shacks following the first eviction on 9 May. Allegedly, the evictions were implemented without prior notification or consultation with the affected communities, and provisional alternative accommodation was offered only to women and children.
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    10 Aug 2011
    Guatemala
    JAL
  • housing
  • food
Supuesto desalojo de 14 comunidades Q’echi’es del valle del Polochic. El desalojo fue sujeto de una comunicación anterior (ver A/HRC/18/51, GTM 4/2011). Según la nueva información recibida, el Estado no habría accionado los mecanismos institucionales suficientes para dar con una solución al problema de la falta de vivienda y tierra por parte de las comunidades desalojadas, y las propuestas presentadas no se mostrarían viables para dichas comunidades. Según los informes recibidos, las familias desalojadas se encontrarían en una situación extremadamente difícil viviendo en distintas áreas, buscando refugio temporal en casas de familiares y otras comunidades, alquilando tierras o viviendo al margen de la carretera. Otro enfrentamiento se habría llevado a cabo el 21 de mayo, cuando las comunidades habrían entrado nuevamente en las tierras para recolectar sus cultivos y habrían abandonado corriendo el lugar ante la llegada de guardias de seguridad fuertemente armados. Ese mismo día, guardias privados habrían utilizado armas de fuego contra los campesinos de la comunidad Canlún I, asesinando al campesino Oscar Reyes e hiriendo a los campesinos Miguel Chub Cucul, Marcelino Ical Chub y Alnoldo Caal Rax.
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    09 Aug 2011
    Nigeria
    JAL
  • executions
  • housing
Alleged forced evictions and demolitions involving lethal use of force by state authorities. According to the information received, on 25 June 2011, hundreds of people were forcibly evicted, and their homes burnt in Panteka settlement, Apo district, Abuja. Reportedly, the Task Force on Environmental Sanitation arrived at the settlement accompanied by armed police and soldiers and proceeded to burn down the settlement structures. Police forces reportedly shot in the air and arrested people as they tried to run away. One of the residents, Mr. Abu-Bakr Muhammad Abdullahi, was reportedly burnt to death whilst in his house. Reports indicate that two more people died in the course of the evictions.
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    08 Aug 2011
    Israel
    JAL
  • housing
  • water and sanitation
Alleged distruction of water and sanitation infrastructure and housing structures in the West Bank in 2011. According to information received, during 2011, Israeli defence forces demolished numerous water and sanitation infrastructures in various areas of the West Bank, moslty in Area C. Reportedly, these demolisions were accompanied by destruction of residential and agriculture structures. 342 Palestinian owned structures were demolished by Israeli defence forces in the first half of 2011 and 656 people, including 351 children, lost their homes in the first half of 2011.
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    18 Jul 2011
    Bulgaria
    JUA
  • racism
  • housing
  • minority issues
Alleged threat of forced eviction against Roma community. According to the information received, in 2006 the Sofia Municipality, Vuzrajdane sub-district, issued eviction orders against the Dobri Jeliazkov Roma community, based on article 65 of the Municipal Property Act. Allegedly, the orders require the residents to vacate and demolish their own homes. The community reportedly challenged the eviction orders before the Sofia City Court, which upheld the orders in 2007. The Sofia City Court decision was appealed before the Supreme Administrative Court, and was upheld. The Sofia Municipality reportedly decided to execute the eviction orders, and a seven day notice was handed to the Dobri Jeliazkov community on 23 June 2011. Objections were reportedly filed on behalf of the residents.
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11 Oct 2011
    13 Jul 2011
    Haiti
    AL
  • housing
Lettre de la Rapporteuse spéciale sur le logement convenable, présentant ses observations et recommandations, en particulier en ce qui concerne la reconstruction et la situation des personnes déplacées à la suite du tremblement de terre et les conditions dans les quartiers informels.
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    08 Jul 2011
    India
    AL
  • housing
Alleged forced evictions and demolition of houses, and arrest of eight women subsequent to the eviction. According to the information received, on 6 June 2011 15 houses in Yaipha Leikai village located in the Lamphelpat Wetland in the Imphal West District of Manipur state were demolished by Manipur police forces. Reportedly, around 70 people were forcefully evicted from homes they had inhabited for more than 40 years. Allegedly, the evictions are to make way for the building of a National Institute of Technology complex and a water body in the Lamphelpat wetlands. Allegedly, no reasonable prior notice was given to the residents evicted and only a collective notice was posted on an electricity pole in the village the day prior to the eviction. Eight women were reportedly arrested by the Lamphel Police Station following their eviction.
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    29 Jun 2011
    India
    JUA
  • housing
  • water and sanitation
Alleged forced eviction of more than 200 farmers. According to the information received, in May 2008, at least 200 farmers from Polong and Noliasahi villages in Jagatsinghpur district in Orissa state were subject to forced evictions in order to make way for a steel plant and a captive port. During the eviction, the Orissa state authorities, aided by 150 armed police force officials, reportedly destroyed betel vine crops and cultivation sheds. Following the eviction, the lands were fenced off in order to prevent the farmers from accessing them. In addition, evictions of more than 470 families living and working in the Erasama block of Jagatsinghpur District and demolition of their houses and crops had allegedly been planned. The land acquisition would reportedly affect the livelihood of local communities who depend on betel vine and cashew nut cultivation and fishing in the area.
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08 Aug 2012
    17 Jun 2011
    Cambodia
    JAL
  • Cambodia
  • housing
Alleged forced evictions and housing demolitions in Phnom Penh. According to the information received, three families were forcibly evicted on 27 May 2011 from their homes in Sangkath Phnom Penh, Thmey village, Khan Sen Sok after receiving notice on 31 March 2011. A total of 20 people, including nine adults (one disabled) and eleven minors were allegedly forcibly removed from their homes just after dawn by hundreds of military and gendarme officials, and their homes were demolished.
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    25 May 2011
    Uganda
    JAL
    UGA 5/2011
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
  • housing
Alleged abuses by the police and the military forces. According to the information received, on 18 May 2011 journalists Messrs Stephen Otage, Sulaiman Mutebi, Ivan Mukasa and Umar Kyeyune were covering an eviction of Lubigi wetland, which was reportedly carried out by military police and Uganda Police Force. Lubigi wetland is located along Hoima road, about 15 kilometres North West of Kampala. Reportedly, while the eviction was taking place, some of the persons being evicted were taken by the police and military forces, severely beaten and undressed. Security forces reportedly used tear gas and live ammunition during the eviction. The four journalists mentioned were covering the events, taking pictures of the alleged abuses, when they were reportedly also beaten by the police and their cameras were confiscated.
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    07 Apr 2011
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    JUA
    GBR 4/2011
  • housing
  • minority issues
Alleged threat of eviction of Romani and Irish Traveler families. According to the information received, Dale Farm is the largest Romani and Irish Traveler community in England. The settlement with about 1000 residents extends onto land owned by the community. Approximately one third of the Dale Farm community (86 families, approximately 300 people, including 110 children) faced a threat of forced evictions, following the decision of the Basildon District Council on 14 March 2011. Previous decisions of eviction of the Dale Farm community were the subject of an earlier communication (see A/HRC/16/42/Add.1, para 65).
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    07 Apr 2011
    Russian Federation
    UA
    RUS 5/2011
  • housing

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    18 Mar 2011
    Guatemala
    JUA
    GTM 4/2011
  • housing
  • food
Supuestos procesos de desalojo de doce comunidades en el Valle del Polochic. Según la información recibida, el 15 de marzo de 2011, la policía Nacional Civil y miembros del ejército desalojaron a la comunidad Miralvalle. Habrian disparado armas de fuego. Como resultado, falleció Antonio Beb Ac, y otros habrían resultado heridos: Federico Caal, Emilio Xol Yat, Hugo Leonel Caal, y Concepción Tut Coy. El 16 de marzo, la comunidad Caserío Agua Caliente de Telemán habría sido notificada con una hora de antelación del desalojo de sus casas y cultivos. El 17 de marzo otras dos comunidades habrían sido desalojadas. Se habrían realizado detenciones, intimidaciones y amenazas. Este mismo día, habrían entrado a desalojar a la comunidad ?Bella Flor?, donde fue capturado por la policía el campesino Manuel Xuc Cucul de Panzos. Según la información recibida, las comunidades se encontrarían en un proceso de diálogo y negociación para resolver la conflictividad agraria.
Alleged victims: 5
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    08 Feb 2011
    Nigeria
    JAL
    NGA 3/2011
  • executions
  • housing

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    03 Feb 2011
    Morocco
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • torture
  • housing
Allégation de torture et de mauvais traitements par les forces de sécurité. Selon les informations reçues, des forces de sécurité marocaines seraient entrées dans le camp Gdeim Izik situé au Sahara occidental où quelques milliers de tentes ont été dressées par des personnes sahraouies afin de protester contre leurs conditions sociales et économiques. Le 8 novembre 2010, les forces de sécurité marocaines auraient démantelé le camp, ce qui aurait conduit à un affrontement violent dans la ville d‘El-Ayoun entre les résidents du camp et les forces de sécurité. Cet affrontement aurait entraîné la mort de 11 membres des forces de l‘ordre et de 2 civils. Quelque 300 personnes auraient été détenues. Des personnes sahraouies auraient fait l‘objet d‘actes de torture et de mauvais traitements lors du démantèlement du camp, durant leur arrestation et leur détention.
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10 Mar 2012
    31 Dec 2010
    Brazil
    AL
  • housing

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