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107 communications found
Date, Country,
Type and
ref. no. of
communication
Mandates Summary Replies
received
    29 Jan 2021
    United States of America
    JOL
  • unilateral coercive measures
  • food
  • internally displaced persons
  • international solidarity
Information received about the negative impact on human rights of sanctions imposed as the result of declarations of what appears to be permanent state of national emergencies by the President of the United States under authority granted by the legislative acts based on the National Emergencies
Alleged victims: -
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    28 Jan 2021
    Sudan
    JUA
  • internally displaced persons
  • executions
Information recieved recent attacks on camps for internally displaced persons and villages in West and South Darfur in the context of intercommunal violence, which led to killings, injuries and mass displacement.
Alleged victims: 50000
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    13 Jan 2021
    Japan
    JAL
  • toxics and human rights
  • environment
  • food
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • internally displaced persons
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the management of contaminated water at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (NPS) by the Government of Japan and TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power) and the serious risks posed to the enjoyment of human rights of affected populations, the grave consequences which nuclear contamination poses to the physical and mental health and wellbeing of affected populations, including children, recent developments concerning the lifting of a number of evacuation orders, resignation of highly contaminated areas as well as the lack of access to information, and lack of public consultation regarding data, envisaged solutions, past and future decisions affecting directly the wellbeing and human rights of concerned segments of the population.
Alleged victims: -
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11 Mar 2021
    29 Dec 2020
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • executions
  • education
  • internally displaced persons
  • racism
  • religion or belief
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged intentional killings of Mr. Yerimia Zanambani, a reverend and Mr. Rufinus Tigau, a catholic church worker, by Indonesian security forces and injuries to a child through excessive use of force as well as the reported lack of access by internally displaced persons to essential services, the use of a school by the army and the destruction of a health facility.
Alleged victims: 3
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20 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
    06 Nov 2020
    Syrian Arab Republic
    JAL
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • internally displaced persons
  • torture
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the absence in the political process between the Syrian government and the Syrian opposition, of negotiations regarding the design and implementation of transitional justice measures to address the gross violations of international human rights law and serious violations of international humanitarian law committed against civilians since March 2011, as well as the absence of meaningful victim participation in the process.
Alleged victims: -
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    06 Nov 2020
    Other actors
    JAL
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • internally displaced persons
  • torture
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the absence in the political process between the Syrian government and the Syrian opposition, of negotiations regarding the design and implementation of transitional justice measures to address the gross violations of international human rights law and serious violations of international humanitarian law committed against civilians since March 2011, as well as the absence of meaningful victim participation in the process, including women and internally displaced persons (IDPs).
Alleged victims: -
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05 Jan 2021
05 Jan 2021
05 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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    02 Oct 2020
    Turkey
    JAL
  • water and sanitation
  • food
  • health
  • internally displaced persons
Information received regarding the deprivation of approximately 600,000 persons in northeast Syria including internally displaced persons from the safe access to water due to the repeated interruptions of the work of the Alouk water station, the primary source of water in the region.
Alleged victims: 600000
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03 Dec 2020
    02 Oct 2020
    Syrian Arab Republic
    JAL
  • food
  • health
  • internally displaced persons
  • water and sanitation
Information received regarding the deprivation of approximately 600,000 persons in northeast Syria including internally displaced persons from the safe access to water due to the repeated interruptions of the work of the Alouk water station, the primary source of water in the region.
Alleged victims: 600000
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10 Nov 2020
15 Dec 2020
    25 Sep 2020
    Colombia
    JAL
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • torture
Información recibida en relación con el contexto de menoscabo y cuestionamiento de los mecanismos del Sistema Integral de Verdad, Justicia, Reparación y No Repetición, en particular sobre la Jurisdicción Especial para la Paz (JEP) y la Comisión para el Esclarecimiento de la Verdad, la Convivencia y la No Repetición (CEV), y de críticas y ataques a la reputación de los integrantes de ambas instituciones en virtud de sus actividades previas relacionadas con su labor en defensa de los derechos humanos.
Alleged victims: -
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    21 Sep 2020
    Other actors
    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
    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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    29 Jun 2020
    Kosovo
    JAL
  • minority issues
  • internally displaced persons
  • racism
Information received regarding the worrying number of incidents targeting minorities in Kosovo, including physical and verbal assaults, harassment and intimidation, as well as the destruction and misappropriation of property.
Alleged victims: -
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    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
    15 Jun 2020
    Mexico
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • internally displaced persons
  • minority issues
Información recibida en relación con denuncias de violaciones de derechos humanos, discriminación y exclusión de miembros de minorías religiosas que son perpetradas por las autoridades locales, en varios estados de México, sin la intervención efectiva de las autoridades estatales o federales para proteger las victimas de estas violaciones.
Alleged victims: 5
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12 Aug 2020
    08 Jun 2020
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • internally displaced persons
  • executions
  • indigenous peoples
  • racism
Information received concerning the information regarding the significant number of indigenous internally displaced persons in the central highlands of Papua province, namely the Mimika, Intan Jaya, Puncak, Lanny Jaya and Nduga regencies, due to the escalation of the armed conflict.
Alleged victims: 50001
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01 Jul 2020
    17 Apr 2020
    Thailand
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the alleged negative human rights impacts caused by the collapse of an auxiliary dam in Attapeu province, in the south-eastern state of Laos.
Alleged victims: 7001
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    17 Apr 2020
    Republic of Korea
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the alleged negative human rights impacts caused by the collapse of an auxiliary dam in Attapeu province, in the south-eastern state of Laos.
Alleged victims: 7001
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06 Jul 2020
    17 Apr 2020
    Other actors
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the alleged negative human rights impacts caused by the collapse of an auxiliary dam in Attapeu province, in the south-eastern state of Laos.
Alleged victims: 7001
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    17 Apr 2020
    Other actors
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the alleged negative human rights impacts caused by the collapse of an auxiliary dam in Attapeu province, in the south-eastern state of Laos.
Alleged victims: 7001
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    17 Apr 2020
    Other actors
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the alleged negative human rights impacts caused by the collapse of an auxiliary dam in Attapeu province, in the south-eastern state of Laos.
Alleged victims: 7001
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    17 Apr 2020
    Other actors
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the alleged negative human rights impacts caused by the collapse of an auxiliary dam in Attapeu province, in the south-eastern state of Laos.
Alleged victims: 7001
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    17 Apr 2020
    Other actors
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the alleged negative human rights impacts caused by the collapse of an auxiliary dam in Attapeu province, in the south-eastern state of Laos.
Alleged victims: 7001
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    17 Apr 2020
    Other actors
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the alleged negative human rights impacts caused by the collapse of an auxiliary dam in Attapeu province, in the south-eastern state of Lao PDR.
Alleged victims: 7001
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12 Jun 2020
    17 Apr 2020
    Other actors
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the alleged negative human rights impacts caused by the collapse of an auxiliary dam in Attapeu province, in the south-eastern state of Laos.
Alleged victims: 7001
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16 Jun 2020
16 Jun 2020
16 Jun 2020
    17 Apr 2020
    Other actors
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the alleged negative human rights impacts caused by the collapse of an auxiliary dam in Attapeu province, in the south-eastern state of Lao PDR.
Alleged victims: 7001
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11 Sep 2020
11 Sep 2020
11 Sep 2020
    17 Apr 2020
    Other actors
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the alleged negative human rights impacts caused by the collapse of an auxiliary dam in Attapeu province, in the south-eastern state of Laos.
Alleged victims: 7001
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28 Aug 2020
    17 Apr 2020
    Other actors
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the alleged negative human rights impacts caused by the collapse of an auxiliary dam in Attapeu province, in the south-eastern state of Laos.
Alleged victims: 7001
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19 Oct 2020
    17 Apr 2020
    Lao People's Democratic Republic
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the alleged negative human rights impacts caused by the collapse of an auxiliary dam in Attapeu province, in the south-eastern state of Lao PDR.
Alleged victims: 7001
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24 Jun 2020
16 Jul 2020
    19 Dec 2019
    Mexico
    JAL
  • internally displaced persons
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Información recibida en relación con el asesinato del Sr. Cruz Soto Caraveo, integrante del Colectivo de Familias Desplazadas Forzadamente de la Sierra Tarahumara, y la situación de las personas desplazadas de la Sierra Tarahumara, Estado de Chihuahua, por cuenta de la violencia causada por grupos de delincuencia organizada en la zona.
Alleged victims: 1
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19 Feb 2020
23 Apr 2020
    20 Nov 2019
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • racism
Information received concerning large demonstrations which took place in the provinces of Papua and West Papua in Malang, Surabaya, Semarang Fakfak, Manokwari, Timika, Waghete, Jayapura and Wamena, in response to alleged acts of racism against Papuan students.
Alleged victims: 1017
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21 Nov 2019
14 Feb 2020
    08 Nov 2019
    Burkina Faso
    JAL
  • executions
  • disappearances
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant des allégations d’usage excessif de la force, d’exécutions arbitraires, de torture et d’enlèvements, ainsi que des destructions de biens culturels, et ce depuis décembre 2018. Ces actes auraient été commis dans le contexte des opérations militaires antiterroristes menées par les Forces de défense et de sécurité (FDS) en réponse aux attaques de groupes non armés dans plusieurs régions du pays. Les opérations des FDS prendraient pour cible principalement la communauté pastorale Peule, une minorité ethnolinguistique représentant 10% de la population burkinabé. En conséquence de ces attaques, de nombreux habitants de ces régions ont dû abandonner leurs villages et sont actuellement déplacés.
Alleged victims: 1008
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07 Jan 2020
13 Feb 2020
    11 Oct 2019
    United Republic of Tanzania
    JAL
  • environment
  • health
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
Information received regarding the continuing harassment of Maasai peoples in the Liliondo area, including destruction of homes, confiscation of livestock and intimidation of indigenous Maasai villagers in relation to the activities of two tourism-based companies, Tanzania Conservation Limited (TCL) and Ortello Business Corporation (OBC).
Alleged victims: 8000
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    15 Aug 2019
    Syrian Arab Republic
    JAL
  • education
  • executions
  • health
  • internally displaced persons
  • terrorism
Information received concerning an increase in the attacks against healthcare and school facilities between 1 April and 4 July 2019 in Syria, especially in southern Idlib and areas of northern Hama.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información relativa a la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Uruguay
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información relativa a la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
Alleged victims: -
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07 Aug 2019
    15 Jul 2019
    Trinidad and Tobago
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Suriname
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning the ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Saint Lucia
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning the ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Saint Kitts and Nevis
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Peru
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información relativa a la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Paraguay
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información relativa a la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Panama
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información relativa a la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Nicaragua
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información relativa a la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Mexico
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
La información relativa a la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
Alleged victims: -
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24 Jan 2020
    15 Jul 2019
    Jamaica
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Honduras
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
La información relativa a la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Haiti
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Informations concernant la ratification prioritaire de l' Accord régional sur l’accès à l’information, la participation publique et l’accès à la justice à propos des questions environnementales en Amérique latine et dans les Caraïbes (Accord Escazú).
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Guyana
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning the ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Guatemala
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
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26 Aug 2019
    15 Jul 2019
    Grenada
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    El Salvador
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información relativa a la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Ecuador
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Dominican Republic
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Dominica
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Cuba
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
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    15 Jul 2019
    Costa Rica
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
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    15 Jul 2019
    Colombia
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Chile
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
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    15 Jul 2019
    Brazil
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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26 Jul 2019
    15 Jul 2019
    Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
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    15 Jul 2019
    Belize
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Barbados
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Bahamas
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Argentina
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
Alleged victims: -
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23 Jul 2019
    15 Jul 2019
    Antigua and Barbuda
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    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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    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
    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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    17 Apr 2019
    Mexico
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
Información recibida sobre la grave situación del desplazamiento forzoso interno de las comunidades de varios territorios pertenecientes al Estado de Guerrero.
Alleged victims: 3000
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17 Jun 2019
    02 Apr 2019
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • executions
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • racism
Information received concerning the forced displacements of thousands of indigenous peoples in the Nduga Regency of the Papua and West Papua province due to military operations in the region and the situation of internally displaced persons in various regencies of the Papua province, and that several individuals have died as a result of the security operations or displacement.
Alleged victims: 2000
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04 Apr 2019
    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).
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    19 Dec 2018
    Bangladesh
    JAL
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the alleged rise of religious fundamentalism and extremist violence against religious minorities, human rights defenders and secular writers or media workers, as well as the fear of targeted violence against religious minorities in the context of the upcoming general elections.
Alleged victims: -
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    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
    23 Oct 2018
    Colombia
    JAL
  • African Descent
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning individual cases of attacks against Afro-Colombian minorities and indigenous communities.
Alleged victims: 32
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02 Jan 2019
    05 Sep 2018
    Japan
    JAL
  • toxics and human rights
  • internally displaced persons
Information received concerning issues faced by evacuees (also “internally displaced persons”) under the ongoing decontamination and resettlement program in the Fukushima Prefecture of Japan and the existing and potential risks to which they are exposed to as a result of lifting the evacuation orders.
Alleged victims: -
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05 Nov 2018
    11 Jul 2018
    Myanmar
    JAL
  • executions
  • internally displaced persons
  • Myanmar
  • disappearances
Information received regarding the arbitrary arrest, and extrajudicial killings of two internally displaced persons in Mansi township, Kachin State: Hpaugan Yaw, age 65, from Maing Hkawng KBC Camp 1, and Nhkum Naw San (also known as Dauje Naw San Maing Hkawng), age 35, from the Catholic IDP Camp.
Alleged victims: 2
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    29 May 2018
    Kenya
    JUA
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
Information received regarding alleged attacks, forced evictions and arbitrary arrests of indigenous peoples living in Kisiriri and Pessi, Socian Ward, Laikipia North Sub Country, Laikipia County, Kenya on 28 April 2018. The incidence allegedly involved the burning of some 300 houses and other properties, in the presence of State forces.
Alleged victims: 1
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    27 Apr 2018
    Mexico
    JUA
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
Información recibida sobre la grave situación del desplazamiento forzado interno de pueblos indígenas en la comunidad de Aldama en Chiapas.
Alleged victims: -
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    10 Apr 2018
    Ethiopia
    JAL
  • executions
  • internally displaced persons
Information received concerning attacks against civilian Oromos in the internally displaced persons (IDPs) Hamaressa camp, and in Madawalabu city, Oromia, killing eight individuals.
Alleged victims: 22
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    12 Feb 2018
    Indonesia
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • internally displaced persons
Information received concerning information we have received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrests, detention and ill-treatment of twelve waria, or transgender women, in Aceh province.
Alleged victims: 12
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27 Feb 2018
    22 Dec 2017
    Mexico
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
Información recibida sobre la grave situación del desplazamiento forzado interno de pueblos indígenas en las comunidades de Chalchihuitán y Chenalhó en Chiapas.
Alleged victims: 5000
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26 Jan 2018
    21 Dec 2017
    Philippines
    JUA
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
Information received concerning the reported killings of indigenous Lumad farmers in the province of South Cotabato, Mindanao, and the impact of military operations conducted in October, November and December 2017 on the human rights situation of indigenous Lumad peoples in Mindanao, including allegations on the displacement of approximately 2,500 indigenous families in the provinces of Sarangani, Surigao del Sur, Agusan del Sur, Maguindanao and North Cotabato, and the lack of humanitarian support to the displaced communities.
Alleged victims: 3510
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06 Apr 2018
25 Nov 2020
    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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    16 Aug 2017
    Myanmar
    JAL
  • Myanmar
  • internally displaced persons
Information received concerning intensification of conflict in Kachin State
Alleged victims: 5000
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12 Dec 2017
    14 Aug 2017
    Nepal
    JUA
  • cultural rights
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
Information received concerning alleged forced evictions, displacement, destruction of cultural property as well as the lack of consultation and the free, prior informed consent of the Newar indigenous peoples, as a result of the ongoing Kathmandu Valley Road Improvement Project.
Alleged victims: 15000
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    20 Jun 2017
    Colombia
    JUA
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • African Descent
Información recibida en relación con el asesinato del Sr. Bernardo Cuero Bravo, defensor de derechos humanos y miembro de la junta directiva de la Asociación de Afrocolombianos Desplazados (AFRODES), y de las amenazas de muerte recibidas por algunos miembros de AFRODES, entre ellos la Sra. Erlendy Cuero Bravo, sobrina del fallecido.
Alleged victims: 2
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19 Jul 2017
    08 May 2017
    Egypt
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • internally displaced persons
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • cultural rights
Information received concerning attacks against Coptic Christians and the State of Emergency declared recently in Egypt.
Alleged victims: 171
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    01 May 2017
    Myanmar
    JAL
  • food
  • health
  • internally displaced persons
  • minority issues
  • Myanmar
Information received concerning the humanitarian situation in Kachin State.
Alleged victims: -
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13 Jul 2017
    20 Mar 2017
    Japan
    JUA
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • internally displaced persons
Information received concerning the decision of the Government of Japan to lift, by March 2017, evacuation orders relating to areas in Fukushima where radiation levels allegedly remain high.
Alleged victims: -
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08 Jun 2017
08 Jun 2017
08 Jun 2017
08 Jun 2017
08 Jun 2017
08 Jun 2017
08 Jun 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
    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
    Mexico
    OL
  • internally displaced persons
Information received regarding the case of Mr. X, who was killed in Honduras on 10 July 2016 following his return to the country after his asylum request was rejected in Mexico.
Alleged victims: 1
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    21 Oct 2016
    Myanmar
    JUA
  • executions
  • minority issues
  • torture
  • Myanmar
  • internally displaced persons
Information received concerning alleged human rights violations occurring in relation to recent attacks on 9 October 2016 in northern Rakhine State.
Alleged victims: -
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20 Jan 2017
    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
    01 Jul 2016
    Ukraine
    OL
  • internally displaced persons
Information received concerning new legislative developments subsequent to the visit of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights on internally displaced persons.
Alleged victims: -
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21 Sep 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.
Alleged victims: -
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25 Aug 2015
    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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    20 Mar 2014
    Sri Lanka
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • disappearances
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Alleged arbitrary arrest and detention of three human rights activists. According to the information received, on 13 March 2014, Ms. Balendran Jayakumari, a human rights activist working on the issue of enforced disappearances in Sri Lanka, and her 13-year-old daughter, were arrested in Kilinochchi by soldiers on suspicion of sheltering a fugitive. A 16-day detention order was subsequently issued against Ms. Jayakumari under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA), and her daughter was handed to a childcare institution. Ms. Jayakumari was reportedly physically assaulted by the soldiers. On 16 March, Mr. Ruki Fernando and Rev. Praveen Omi, two human rights defenders, were arrested by officers from the Terrorist Investigation Division in Kilinochchi while looking into the arrests that were made on 13 March. They were detained and questioned under the PTA and afterwards transferred to Vavunia, and then Colombo, for further questioning. On 19 March, both men were released without condition. Reportedly, the police announced that Mr. Fernando, and possibly Rev. Praveen Omi, will be the subject of further investigations. Serious concerns are expressed that the arrest and detention of Ms. Jayakumari, Mr. Fernando and Rev. Praveen Omi may be linked to their legitimate human rights activities.
Alleged victims: 3
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    10 Feb 2014
    Sri Lanka
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • disappearances
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Alleged acts of intimidation and reprisals, including death threats, directed against human rights defenders. According to the information received, members of the National Fisheries Solidarity Movement (NAFSO) have been the subject of acts of intimidation and reprisals, including in some instances in connection with the visit of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms. Navanethem Pillay, to Sri Lanka from 25 to 31 August 2013. Serious concern is raised about allegations that some of the harassment was carried out by self-identified police personnel. Grave concern is also expressed that in some cases, members of NAFSO might have experienced acts of reprisals for cooperating or trying to cooperate with the United Nations, including its mechanisms and representatives in the field on human rights.
Alleged victims: 4
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    27 Jan 2014
    Colombia
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Presunto patrón de asesinatos, ataques, y amenazas de muerte y allanamientos, perpetrados por grupos armados ilegales en contra de defensores de derechos humanos trabajando en conexión con el proceso de restitución de tierras en el país. Según la información recibida, los Sres. Hermes Enrique Vidal Osorio, Ever Cordero Oviedo y Giraldo Antonio Padilla Ortega habrían sido asesinados y el Sr. Bruno Federico habría sufrido un ataque y actos de intimidación. Se expresa seria preocupación por las alegaciones recibidas indicando que las violaciones en su contra pudieran estar relacionadas con su trabajo en conexión con el proceso de restitución de tierras.
Alleged victims: 4
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04 Jan 2016
    24 Jul 2013
    Myanmar
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • Myanmar
  • religion or belief
  • health
  • minority issues
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Alleged arbitrary detention of a Rohingya Muslim community leader and human rights defender in relation to a population verification exercise in Rakhine State, Myanmar. According to information received, on 26 April 2013, Mr Kyaw Hla Aung was held in police custody for questioning in relation to protests against the population verification exercise and for supporting a movement aiming to create a Rohingya State.
Alleged victims: 1
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30 Aug 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.
Alleged victims: -
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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.
Alleged victims: -
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24 Nov 2011
04 Apr 2012