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440 communications found
Date, Country,
Type and
ref. no. of
communication
Mandates Summary Replies
received
    27 Jul 2021
    Qatar
    JAL
  • migrants
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the alleged enforced disappearance and arbitrary detention and charges against Kenyan human rights defender Malcolm Bidali.
Alleged victims: 1
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08 Sep 2021
    22 Jul 2021
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
Informations reçues concernant l'arrestation arbitraire présumée du défenseur des droits de l'homme M. Jean Paul et la disparition du défenseur des droits de l'homme M. Habumuremyi, « Angelo ».
Alleged victims: 2
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    16 Jul 2021
    Mexico
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • migrants
Información recibida en relación con las medidas tomadas por el Gobierno para restringir el acceso de personas migrantes por vía terrestre al territorio mexicano y la obstaculización del trabajo de acompañamiento que realiza el COMDHSE en el puente fronterizo Rodolfo Robles. Así como los presuntos actos de hostigamiento perpetrados por autoridades de orden federal y distintos cuerpos de seguridad y militares en contra de las defensoras y defensores de derechos humanos y las personas migrantes.
Alleged victims: 1
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16 Sep 2021
    16 Jul 2021
    Italy
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • migrants
  • trafficking in persons
Information received concerning an alleged pattern of wire-tapping and surveillance by public prosecutors in 2017 of several journalists, as well as staff members of humanitarian relief organisations and human rights defenders, who appear to have been covering or working on the central Mediterranean migration crisis at that time.
Alleged victims: 3
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04 Aug 2021
    12 Jul 2021
    Cyprus
    JAL
  • migrants
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • torture
Information received concerning allegations of pushbacks of migrants from Cyprus to Lebanon and Turkey carried out at sea by the Republic of Cyprus Port and Marine Police, and the alleged unreasonable use of force involved in some of these pushback operations.
Alleged victims: 550
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08 Sep 2021
    21 Jun 2021
    Tunisia
    JUA
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • health
  • housing
  • migrants
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Informations reçues concernant le manque d’assistance des autorités tunisiennes pour faciliter le rapatriement de quatre jeunes filles tunisiennes et les deux enfants de la fille ainée, qui se trouveraient aux camps Al Hol et al-Amarnah en Syrie.
Alleged victims: 7
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17 Aug 2021
    17 Jun 2021
    Algeria
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • migrants
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information reçue concernant des allégations relatives au harcèlement judiciaire de trois défenseurs des droits humains.
Alleged victims: 3
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17 Aug 2021
    07 Jun 2021
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
  • slavery
  • migrants
  • trafficking in persons
Information received concerning allegations of abuse and exploitation of migrant workers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia which allegedly continue to take place despite recent labour reforms.
Alleged victims: 3
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03 Aug 2021
26 Aug 2021
    27 May 2021
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    JAL
  • slavery
  • migrants
  • trafficking in persons
Information received concerning changes made to the Overseas Domestic Worker visa in April 2012, amendments made to the Immigration Bill which in May 2016 became the Immigration Act 2016, and the consequences of these legislative changes, which are still in effect.
Alleged victims: -
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28 Jul 2021
    10 May 2021
    Mr. Hisham Sharaf, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sana’a, Yemen
    JAL
  • migrants
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • torture
Information received concerning a fire at the Immigration, Passports and Naturalisation Authority (IPNA) compound in Sana'a, controlled by Ansar Allah, which has led to the deaths of at least 44 migrants held in the detention facility and injured over 200 others.
Alleged victims: 450
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    07 May 2021
    Chile
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • migrants
  • torture
Información recibida en relación al riesgo potencial e inminente de expulsiones colectivas de personas migrantes, siguiendo un patrón de presuntas expulsiones colectivas de cientos de personas migrantes que se habrían llevado a cabo por las autoridades chilenas entre febrero y abril de 2021, sin que se hubieran cumplido todas las garantías del debido proceso.
Alleged victims: 193
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08 Jul 2021
27 Jul 2021
27 Jul 2021
27 Jul 2021
27 Jul 2021
27 Jul 2021
27 Jul 2021
27 Jul 2021
27 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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    26 Apr 2021
    Lebanon
    JAL
  • torture
  • migrants
Information received concerning the physical and verbal assault of three Syrian nationals, including Mr. Eid El Khoder, on the basis of their nationality.
Alleged victims: 3
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28 Jun 2021
    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
    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
    16 Apr 2021
    Mexico
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • migrants
  • torture
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Información recibida en relación con la falta sistemática de investigaciones efectivas y de cooperación transregional entre los países centroamericanos y México para atender los numerosos casos de desapariciones de migrantes, incluidas las desapariciones forzadas, informar a sus familiares, preservar los datos forenses, repatriar los restos humanos y proporcionar una reparación adecuada a las víctimas.
Alleged victims: -
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    16 Apr 2021
    Honduras
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • migrants
  • torture
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Información recibida en relación con la falta sistemática de investigaciones efectivas y de cooperación transregional entre los países centroamericanos y México para atender los numerosos casos de desapariciones de migrantes, incluidas las desapariciones forzadas, informar a sus familiares, preservar los datos forenses, repatriar los restos humanos y proporcionar una reparación adecuada a las víctimas.
Alleged victims: -
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    16 Apr 2021
    Guatemala
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • migrants
  • torture
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Información recibida en relación con la falta sistemática de investigaciones efectivas y de cooperación transregional entre los países centroamericanos y México para atender los numerosos casos de desapariciones de migrantes, incluidas las desapariciones forzadas, informar a sus familiares, preservar los datos forenses, repatriar los restos humanos y proporcionar una reparación adecuada a las víctimas.
Alleged victims: -
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17 Jun 2021
    16 Apr 2021
    El Salvador
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • migrants
  • torture
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Información recibida en relación con la falta sistemática de investigaciones efectivas y de cooperación transregional entre los países centroamericanos y México para atender los numerosos casos de desapariciones de migrantes, incluidas las desapariciones forzadas, informar a sus familiares, preservar los datos forenses, repatriar los restos humanos y proporcionar una reparación adecuada a las víctimas.
Alleged victims: -
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08 Jul 2021
    14 Apr 2021
    Spain
    JAL
  • migrants
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Información recibida en relación con presuntas devoluciones en frontera o “pushbacks” de personas migrantes, incluyendo adolescentes migrantes, en las fronteras de España con Marruecos en Melilla.
Alleged victims: 154
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    14 Apr 2021
    Morocco
    JAL
  • migrants
  • arbitrary Detention
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant les allégations de « expulsions à chaud » des migrants à la frontière ou « pushbacks », y compris des migrants adolescents, dans certains cas avec violence, aux frontières du Maroc avec l'Espagne à Melilla.
Alleged victims: 154
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09 Jul 2021
    08 Apr 2021
    Switzerland
    JAL
  • torture
  • business
  • mercenaries
  • migrants
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de mauvais traitements commis par le personnel de sécurité appartenant aux entreprises privées, Securitas et Protectas, à l’encontre des requérants d’asile, y compris des mineurs, dans quatre centres fédéraux d’asile.
Alleged victims: 10
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03 Jun 2021
    08 Apr 2021
    Securitas
    JAL
  • torture
  • business
  • mercenaries
  • migrants
Informations reçues concernant des allegations d'actes de mauvais traitements qui auraient été commis par certains employés des entreprises privées de sécurité, Securitas et Protectas, à l’encontre de requérants d’asile, y compris des mineurs, dans quatre centres fédéraux.
Alleged victims: 10
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07 Jun 2021
    08 Apr 2021
    Protectas
    JAL
  • torture
  • business
  • mercenaries
  • migrants
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de mauvais traitements commis par le personnel de sécurité appartenant aux entreprises privées, Securitas et Protectas, à l’encontre des requérants d’asile, y compris des mineurs, dans quatre centres fédéraux d’asile.
Alleged victims: 10
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07 Jun 2021
    08 Apr 2021
    India
    JUA
  • migrants
  • executions
  • torture
Information received regarding the situation of 78 Rohingya asylum seekers and refugees and some 3 Bangladeshis in distress on the Andaman Sea and their immediate need to disembark at the closest safe port
Alleged victims: 90
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    31 Mar 2021
    Japan
    JOL
  • migrants
  • arbitrary Detention
  • religion or belief
  • torture
Information received concerning the amendment bill to the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act (the Act).
Alleged victims: -
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17 Jun 2021
    31 Mar 2021
    Greece
    JOL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
Information received concerning the recently adopted Law 4686/2020 (hereinafter: the Law on NGOs) and Joint Ministerial Decision 10616/2020 (hereinafter: the JMD), which introduced new onerous legal requirements and conditions for registrations of non-profit organizations (NGOs) that work with migrants and refugees. This might severely hamper the work of independent NGOs, especially smaller organizations that that do not have the financial means to comply with all the reporting requirements.
Alleged victims: -
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06 Oct 2021
    31 Mar 2021
    Cyprus
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • trafficking in persons
Information received concerning allegations on the deteriorating environment for civil society organizations in Cyprus in the context of the amendment made in 2020 to the Law on Associations and Foundations and Other Related Issues. We are particularly concerned about the deregistration of Action for Support, Equality and Antiracism (KISA) from the Register of Associations and Foundations on 14 December 2020.
Alleged victims: 2
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05 May 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
    Peru
    JAL
  • migrants
  • international solidarity
  • torture
Información recibida en relación con presuntas devoluciones en caliente o “pushbacks” de personas migrantes, en algunos casos de forma violenta, en la fronteras del Perú, en el contexto del creciente aumento del uso de personal armado y militar en la gestión migratoria de las fronteras del Perú con Ecuador y Brasil; la cual ha puesto en riesgo a las personas migrantes, con graves implicaciones en su capacidad para acceder al asilo seguro.
Alleged victims: 1000
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29 Apr 2021
    23 Mar 2021
    Chile
    JAL
  • toxics and human rights
  • environment
  • health
  • housing
  • migrants
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the long term and continuing exposure of residents in the city of Arica in northern Chile, to huge amounts of hazardous waste, containing toxic chemicals produced by a Swedish company called Boliden Mineral AB and deposited in vicinity of the community in 1984-1985.
Alleged victims: 2
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20 May 2021
28 May 2021
28 May 2021
28 May 2021
28 May 2021
28 May 2021
28 May 2021
28 May 2021
28 May 2021
28 May 2021
28 May 2021
28 May 2021
28 May 2021
28 May 2021
28 May 2021
28 May 2021
    23 Mar 2021
    Boliden Group
    JAL
  • toxics and human rights
  • environment
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the long term and continuing exposure of residents in the city of Arica in northern Chile, to huge amounts of hazardous waste, containing toxic chemicals produced by a Swedish company called Boliden Mineral AB and deposited in vicinity of the community in 1984-1985.
Alleged victims: 2
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21 May 2021
    19 Mar 2021
    Italy
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • international solidarity
  • migrants
  • trafficking in persons
Information received concerning the police search and seizure at the home of migrant rights defenders Lorena Fornasir and Gian Andrea Franchi.
Alleged victims: 2
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17 May 2021
    10 Mar 2021
    Malaysia
    JAL
  • sale of children
  • education
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the situation of refugee and asylum-seeking children, including unaccompanied and separated children, among whom child sexual abuse survivors, who continue to be at a heightened risk of abuse and exploitation including extortion, sale, child force labour, trafficking, sexual exploitation, child marriage and other gender-based violence upon arrival in Malaysia, and when apprehended and detained at Imigratin Immigration Detention Centres (IDCs).
Alleged victims: 49077
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03 May 2021
    26 Feb 2021
    Mexico
    JAL
  • migrants
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • torture
Información recibida en relación con la ejecución extrajudicial y desaparición forzada de al menos 19 personas, en su mayoría migrantes, en el municipio de Camargo, Tamaulipas, en el norte de México.
Alleged victims: 19
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15 Apr 2021
    24 Feb 2021
    South Africa
    JOL
  • migrants
  • racism
Information received regarding the Gauteng Township Economic Development Bill of 2020 (the Bill) currently under consideration. If approved, some provisions of the Bill may be incompatible with South Africa’s obligations under international human rights law and standards.
Alleged victims: -
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    19 Feb 2021
    Malaysia
    JUA
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • migrants
Information received concerning on the imminent deportation of at least 1,200 undocumented Myanmar nationals who are currently immigration detention.
Alleged victims: 1200
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22 Feb 2021
    19 Feb 2021
    Japan
    JAL
  • racism
  • education
  • migrants
  • minority issues
Information received regarding the recently established program, “Emergency Student Support Handout for Continuing Studies.” We are concerned that this program violates Japan’s obligations under international human rights law, including the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) and the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD), to which Japan is a State party.
Alleged victims: -
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19 Apr 2021
    16 Feb 2021
    Malaysia
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
Information received regarding the alleged arbitrary detention and deportation of human rights defender Mr. Rayhan Kabir, in response to his defence of the rights of migrants and criticism of their treatment by the authorities of your Excellency’s Government
Alleged victims: 1
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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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    04 Feb 2021
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    JUA
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • migrants
Information received concerning Musaed Al Musailim, who is facing imminent risk of extradition to a country where he would allegedly be exposed to arbitrary detention and conditions and treatment amounting to torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
Alleged victims: 1
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    28 Jan 2021
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
  • migrants
  • arbitrary Detention
  • food
  • health
  • torture
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the current situation of migrants who are stranded in overcrowded detention centers for prolonged and indefinite periods. These migrants have been held in unsanitary and dehumanizing conditions without adequate healthcare access nor necessary protection measures in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Alleged victims: 300
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12 May 2021
    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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23 Aug 2021
    21 Jan 2021
    Mexico
    JOL
  • disappearances
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • migrants
Información recibida en relación con la iniciativa con proyecto de decreto por el que se expide la Ley de la Fiscalía General de la República (LFGR) y se abroga la Ley Orgánica de la Fiscalía General de la República (Ley Orgánica) vigente, publicada en la Gaceta del Senado el día 7 de octubre de 2020 (la iniciativa) que posiblemente se discutirá en periodo extraordinario el 15 de enero de 2021 conforme a la petición hecha por la Comisión de Justicia del Senado.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jan 2021
    United States of America
    JUA
  • migrants
  • arbitrary Detention
  • business
  • health
  • mercenaries
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the lack of appropriate protection measures in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, lack of access to healthcare, ill-treatment, and medical abuses, including unwarranted gynaecological surgeries performed on migrant women without their fully informed consent at the Irwin County Detention Center.
Alleged victims: 819
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11 May 2021
    15 Jan 2021
    Irwin Center
    JUA
  • migrants
  • business
  • health
  • mercenaries
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the lack of appropriate protection measures in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, lack of access to healthcare, ill-treatment, and medical abuses, including unwarranted gynaecological surgeries performed on migrant women without their fully informed consent at the Irwin County Detention Center.
Alleged victims: 819
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    07 Jan 2021
    Algeria
    JAL
  • migrants
  • executions
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant les allégations des exécutions extrajudiciaires de deux réfugiés sahraouis par les forces de sécurité algériennes dans un site minier au sud de la ville algérienne d'Auinet Balakraa. Ces violations feraient partie d’une tendance plus générale de violations systématiques qui auraient été commises par les forces de sécurité algériennes à l’encontre des réfugiés sahraouis et des mineurs migrants.
Alleged victims: 16
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27 May 2021
    30 Dec 2020
    Albania
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • migrants
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning Mr. Selami Simsek, who is reportedly facing an imminent transfer from Albania to Turkey during which he may be at risk of enforced disappearance.
Alleged victims: 1
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    23 Dec 2020
    Mexico
    JAL
  • migrants
  • arbitrary Detention
  • food
  • water and sanitation
Información recibida en relación con la situación de los migrantes y solicitantes de asilo que se encuentran detenidos en estaciones migratorias en México.
Alleged victims: 3080
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12 Feb 2021
    21 Dec 2020
    Spain
    JAL
  • racism
  • African Descent
  • migrants
  • torture
Información recibida sobre alegaciones relativas a actos de violencia por parte de agentes policiales, ocurridos en el barrio de Carabanchel, Madrid, en contra del señor Chidi Irondi, afrodescendiente, de nacionalidad estadounidense, así como en contra de otra persona afrodescendiente no identificada.
Alleged victims: 1
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02 Mar 2021
    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
    11 Dec 2020
    Viet Nam
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged enforced disappearance of Mr. Siam Theerawut, a Thai national, believed to have been arrested by the authorities of Viet Nam in 2019; and the case of Mr. Truong Duy Nhat, a Vietnamese blogger and journalist who was allegedly apprehended by Thai police and returned to Viet Nam in 2019, and who remains in detention in Viet Nam.
Alleged victims: 2
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18 Mar 2021
    11 Dec 2020
    Thailand
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • poverty
  • torture
Information received concerning at least six alleged cases of Thai political activists disappearing abroad, namely Wanchalearm Satsaksit, Siam Theerawut, Surachai Danwattananusorn, Chatchan Bubphawan, Kraidej Luelert, and Itthipol Sukpan, and concern that this may point to a pattern of extraterritorial enforced disappearance.
Alleged victims: 8
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14 Dec 2020
    11 Dec 2020
    Lao People's Democratic Republic
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • poverty
  • torture
Information received concerning at least four alleged cases of Thai political activists disappearing in Lao People’s Democratic Republic, namely Surachai Danwattananusorn, Chatchan Bubphawan, Kraidej Luelert, Itthipol Sukpan as well as the alleged enforced disappearance in Thailand of Lao PDR national Od Sayavong and the lack of progress in the search and investigation of these cases.
Alleged victims: 5
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    11 Dec 2020
    Cambodia
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • Cambodia
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • migrants
  • torture
Information received concerning the case of Mr. Wanchalearm Satsaksit, in Cambodia, a Thai political opposition member who disappeared in Cambodia as well as the case Mr. Osman Karaca, a dual Mexican-Turkish national who was arrested in Cambodia in November 2018, subjected to enforced disappearance for several days and then deported to Turkey.
Alleged victims: 2
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07 Feb 2021
03 Mar 2021
    09 Dec 2020
    Malta
    JAL
  • migrants
  • executions
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged pushback leading to collective expulsion at sea of 51 migrants by the Maltese Armed Forces to Libya, via private vessels, and the death of 12 migrants due to reported delay in search and rescue operations.
Alleged victims: 63
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05 Feb 2021
    04 Dec 2020
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • migrants
  • torture
Información recibida con relación a la falta de investigaciones efectivas y cooperación binacional para atender los casos de desapariciones transfronterizas de personas, incluyendo personas migrantes y trabajadoras fronterizas, por actores armados no estatales, incluyendo grupos armados organizados y grupos criminales, en la zona fronteriza entre Colombia y Venezuela.
Alleged victims: -
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    04 Dec 2020
    Colombia
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • migrants
  • torture
Información recibida con relación a la falta de investigaciones efectivas y cooperación binacional para atender los casos de desapariciones transfronterizas de personas, incluyendo personas migrantes, refugiadas y trabajadoras fronterizas, por actores armados no estatales, incluyendo grupos armados organizados y grupos criminales, en la zona fronteriza entre Colombia y Venezuela.
Alleged victims: -
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02 Feb 2021
25 Feb 2021
25 Feb 2021
    02 Dec 2020
    Serbia
    JAL
  • mercenaries
  • health
  • migrants
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged ill-treatment and excessive use of force by private security guards on unaccompanied migrant children living in the Asylum Center in Bogovađa, which is under the overall responsibility of the Commissariat for Refugees and Migration of the Republic of Serbia.
Alleged victims: 3
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    02 Dec 2020
    DEKAPOLIT DOO
    JAL
  • mercenaries
  • health
  • migrants
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged ill-treatment and excessive use of force by private security guards on unaccompanied migrant children living in the Asylum Center in Bogovađa, which is under the overall responsibility of the Commissariat for Refugees and Migration of the Republic of Serbia.
Alleged victims: 3
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    20 Nov 2020
    Colombia
    JAL
  • women and girls
  • arbitrary Detention
  • migrants
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • torture
  • violence against women
Información recibida en relación con la situación de cuatro mujeres trans originarias de Venezuela que habrían sido detenidas de manera arbitraria y golpeadas por agentes policiales en el municipio de Maicao, Colombia.
Alleged victims: 4
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19 Jan 2021
08 Feb 2021
    11 Nov 2020
    Uzbekistan
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • migrants
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged enforced disappearance of Mr. Alisher Haydarov in Ukraine prior to his forcible return to Uzbekistan, where he is likely to face arbitrary detention, prosecution and, potentially, torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment because of his professed religion or beliefs or his imputed affiliation with an extremist organization or movement.
Alleged victims: 1
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    11 Nov 2020
    Ukraine
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • migrants
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged enforced disappearance of Mr. Alisher Haydarov in Ukraine prior to his forcible return to Uzbekistan, where he is likely to face arbitrary detention, prosecution and, potentially, torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment because of his professed religion or beliefs or his imputed affiliation with an extremist organization or movement.
Alleged victims: 1
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04 Feb 2021
04 Feb 2021
    10 Nov 2020
    Panama
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • migrants
  • terrorism
  • torture
Información recibida con relación a las alegaciones de privación de libertad del Sr. Muaz Türkyılmaz, un nacional turco, y su potencial extradición a Turquía, donde existen razones fundadas para creer que estaría en peligro de desaparición forzada y detención arbitraria.
Alleged victims: 1
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08 Jan 2021
    09 Nov 2020
    Italy
    JAL
  • executions
  • human rights defenders
  • international solidarity
  • migrants
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received concerning the detainment of the search and rescue vessel, the Sea-Watch 4 in Italy on 19 September 2020 and other incidents of obstruction of search and rescue capacity by the Italian authorities.
Alleged victims: 439
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08 Jan 2021
    22 Oct 2020
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • migrants
Information received concerning the harassment, intimidation and threatening of women human rights defender Zehida Bihorac.
Alleged victims: 1
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    01 Oct 2020
    Italy
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • international solidarity
  • migrants
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the criminalisation of human rights defenders carrying out search and rescue missions in the Mediterranean Sea.
Alleged victims: 13
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30 Nov 2020
    25 Sep 2020
    Panama
    JAL
  • migrants
  • arbitrary Detention
  • health
  • water and sanitation
Información recibida en relación a las alegaciones de privación de libertad de migrantes en situación irregular, incluyendo niñas, niños, adolescentes y mujeres embarazadas. Estas personas estarían privadas de derechos tales como el derecho a la libertad, a ser tratada humanamente, a salir libremente del país, a un debido proceso, y a una asistencia médica y servicios médicos.
Alleged victims: 2500
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    14 Sep 2020
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JAL
  • trafficking in persons
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • migrants
  • sale of children
  • slavery
  • torture
Información recibida en relación con las desapariciones de 73 migrantes que se dirigían de Venezuela a las islas de Curazao y Trinidad y Tobago en tres embarcaciones distintas durante el periodo comprendido entre abril y julio 2019
Alleged victims: 73
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18 May 2021
    14 Sep 2020
    Trinidad and Tobago
    JAL
  • trafficking in persons
  • executions
  • migrants
  • sale of children
  • slavery
  • torture
Information received regarding the disappearance of 58 Venezuelan migrants who were travelling from Venezuela to Trinidad and Tobago in two different boats, in the period between April and June 2019.
Alleged victims: 73
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    14 Sep 2020
    Netherlands
    JAL
  • trafficking in persons
  • executions
  • migrants
  • sale of children
  • slavery
  • torture
Information received regarding the disappearance of 15 Venezuelan migrants who were travelling from Venezuela to Curacao on a boat in June 2019. A similar letter has been sent to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
Alleged victims: 73
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13 Nov 2020
    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
    12 Aug 2020
    United States of America
    JAL
  • racism
  • migrants
  • women and girls
Information received regarding the increase in racist attacks and other xenophobic incidents, including physical and verbal violence against Asian descendants in the United States, as well as alleged lack of measures by the U.S. authorities to effectively combat such incidents.
Alleged victims: -
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    23 Jul 2020
    Egypt
    JAL
  • Eritrea
  • migrants
  • trafficking in persons
Information received concerning the situation of two Eritrean nationals who are currently held at Al Qanater prison, in Egypt.
Alleged victims: 2
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26 Aug 2020
    20 Jul 2020
    Malta
    JAL
  • executions
  • migrants
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the decision reportedly adopted by the Government of Malta to close the country’s ports as a measure to fight against the spread of COVID-19.
Alleged victims: 12
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22 Sep 2020
    20 Jul 2020
    Italy
    JAL
  • executions
  • migrants
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the adoption of Inter-ministerial Decree n. 150 of 7 April 2020 and the decision to close the country’s ports as a measure to fight against the spread of COVID-19.
Alleged victims: 12
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15 Sep 2020
    17 Jul 2020
    Lebanon
    JUA
  • slavery
  • migrants
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the situation of migrant domestic workers who have reached for help from or have been abandoned by their employers or sponsors at their consulates and embassies as a consequence of a) the economic crisis in Lebanon and b) COVID-19. They are reportedly facing serious protection risks, including deprivation, exploitation and abuse and are unable to afford food, accommodation, healthcare and basic necessities. Many asked for assistance to be repatriated to their countries, but are unable to bare the costs of the flight tickets. A large proportion of the women migrant workers are Ethiopian nationals, and some are from other African and Asian countries. There are reports of frequent deaths, including suicides, of migrant workers who lost their jobs and have been stranded without being able to return to their countries of origin. The domestic workers were vulnerable to abuse and exploitation perior to the crisis. Allegedly, many of the domestic workers have been exploited and abused, also as a result of the Kafala system. If no action is taken, migrant domestic workers who have become homeless might face acute starvation and further exploitation and abuse.
Alleged victims: 100
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18 Sep 2020
02 Oct 2020
    17 Jul 2020
    Ethiopia
    JUA
  • slavery
  • migrants
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the situation of migrant domestic workers who have reached for help from or have been abandoned by their employers or sponsors at their consulates and embassies as a consequence of a) the economic crisis in Lebanon and b) COVID-19. They are reportedly facing serious protection risks, including deprivation, exploitation and abuse and are unable to afford food, accommodation, healthcare and basic necessities. Many asked for assistance to be repatriated to their countries, but are unable to bear the costs of the flight tickets. A large proportion of the women migrant workers are Ethiopian nationals, and some are from other African and Asian countries. There are reports of frequent deaths, including suicides, of migrant workers who lost their jobs and have been stranded without being able to return to their countries of origin. The domestic workers were vulnerable to abuse and exploitation prior to the crisis. Allegedly, many of the domestic workers have been exploited and abused, also as a result of the Kafala system. If no action is taken, migrant domestic workers who have become homeless might face acute starvation and further exploitation and abuse.
Alleged victims: 100
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16 Oct 2020
    07 Jul 2020
    Australia
    JAL
  • women and girls
  • migrants
Information received concerning the situation of Ms. Agnieska Ewa Miler, a dual citizen of Poland and the United Kingdom, who has lived in Australia, for the past three years, in conditions of vulnerability and uncertainty, with restrictions of movement and inability to access social protection and support, as a result of the discriminatory impact of the intersection of family law and immigration law.
Alleged victims: 1
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04 Sep 2020
    26 Jun 2020
    Sweden
    JUA
  • Belarus
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • migrants
  • torture
Information received concerning the forced removal of Mr. Viktor Bugaev from Sweden to Belarus, in violation of non-refoulement principle.
Alleged victims: 1
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03 Jul 2020
25 Aug 2020
25 Aug 2020
25 Aug 2020
25 Aug 2020
25 Aug 2020
25 Aug 2020
25 Aug 2020
25 Aug 2020
25 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
    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
    22 Jun 2020
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • migrants
  • torture
Information received concerning allegations of excessive use of force by Iranian border officials against 46 Afghan migrants, there among children, seeking to cross the border from Afghanistan into Iran, leading to the death of at least 10 individuals and 15 individuals missing.
Alleged victims: 46
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    19 Jun 2020
    United States of America
    JAL
  • slavery
  • business
  • migrants
  • privacy
  • sale of children
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Contemporary forms of slavery, forced labour and trafficking in human beings are allegedly facilitated by technologies that are available on the online platforms owned by Google, as well as other private companies, such as Apple and Facebook. In Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, these online applications serve as marketing platforms that allow online users to trade migrant women and girls as housemaids. The women and girls, mostly from South East Asian, South Asian and African countries, are working and living in private households, often in slavery-like situations.
Alleged victims: -
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09 Feb 2021
    19 Jun 2020
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
  • slavery
  • business
  • migrants
  • privacy
  • sale of children
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Contemporary forms of slavery, forced labour and trafficking in human beings are allegedly facilitated by technologies that are available on the online platforms owned by Google, as well as other private companies, such as Apple and Facebook. In Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, these online applications serve as marketing platforms that allow online users to trade migrant women and girls as housemaids. The women and girls, mostly from South East Asian, South Asian and African countries, are working and living in private households, often in slavery-like situations.
Alleged victims: -
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17 Sep 2020
    19 Jun 2020
    NBK Capital Partners
    JAL
  • slavery
  • business
  • migrants
  • privacy
  • sale of children
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Contemporary forms of slavery, forced labour and trafficking in human beings are allegedly facilitated by technologies that are available on the online platforms owned by Google, as well as other private companies, such as Apple and Facebook. In Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, these online applications serve as marketing platforms that allow online users to trade migrant women and girls as housemaids. The women and girls, mostly from South East Asian, South Asian and African countries, are working and living in private households, often in slavery-like situations.
Alleged victims: -
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    19 Jun 2020
    Kuwait
    JAL
  • slavery
  • business
  • migrants
  • privacy
  • sale of children
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Contemporary forms of slavery, forced labour and trafficking in human beings are allegedly facilitated by technologies that are available on the online platforms owned by Google, as well as other private companies, such as Apple and Facebook. In Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, these online applications serve as marketing platforms that allow online users to trade migrant women and girls as housemaids. The women and girls, mostly from South East Asian, South Asian and African countries, are working and living in private households, often in slavery-like situations.
Alleged victims: -
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22 Jun 2020
24 Jun 2020
24 Jul 2020
    19 Jun 2020
    Haraj
    JAL
  • slavery
  • business
  • migrants
  • privacy
  • sale of children
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Contemporary forms of slavery, forced labour and trafficking in human beings are allegedly facilitated by technologies that are available on the online platforms owned by Google, as well as other private companies, such as Apple and Facebook. In Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and other countries in the Arab States Region, these online applications serve as marketing platforms that allow online users to trade migrant women and girls as housemaids. The women and girls, mostly from South East Asian, South Asian and African countries, are working and living in private households, often in slavery-like situations.
Alleged victims: -
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    19 Jun 2020
    Google
    JAL
  • slavery
  • business
  • migrants
  • privacy
  • sale of children
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Contemporary forms of slavery, forced labour and trafficking in human beings are allegedly facilitated by technologies that are available on the online platforms owned by Google, as well as other private companies, such as Apple and Facebook. In Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, these online applications serve as marketing platforms that allow online users to trade migrant women and girls as housemaids. The women and girls, mostly from South East Asian, South Asian and African countries, are working and living in private households, often in slavery-like situations.
Alleged victims: -
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    19 Jun 2020
    Facebook
    JAL
  • slavery
  • business
  • migrants
  • privacy
  • sale of children
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Contemporary forms of slavery, forced labour and trafficking in human beings are allegedly facilitated by technologies that are available on the online platforms owned by Google, as well as other private companies, such as Apple and Facebook. In Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and other countries in the Arab States Region, these online applications serve as marketing platforms that allow online users to trade migrant women and girls as housemaids. The women and girls, mostly from South East Asian, South Asian and African countries, are working and living in private households, often in slavery-like situations.
Alleged victims: -
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21 Aug 2020
    19 Jun 2020
    Apple
    JAL
  • slavery
  • business
  • migrants
  • privacy
  • sale of children
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Contemporary forms of slavery, forced labour and trafficking in human beings are allegedly facilitated by technologies that are available on the online platforms owned by Google, as well as other private companies, such as Apple and Facebook. In Kuwait and Saudi, these online applications serve as marketing platforms that allow online users to trade migrant women and girls as housemaids. The women and girls, mostly from South East Asian, South Asian and African countries, are working and living in private households, often in slavery-like situations.
Alleged victims: -
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30 Oct 2020
    19 Jun 2020
    4Sale
    JAL
  • slavery
  • business
  • migrants
  • privacy
  • sale of children
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Contemporary forms of slavery, forced labour and trafficking in human beings are allegedly facilitated by technologies that are available on the online platforms owned by Google, as well as other private companies, such as Apple and Facebook. In Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, these online applications serve as marketing platforms that allow online users to trade migrant women and girls as housemaids. The women and girls, mostly from South East Asian, South Asian and African countries, are working and living in private households, often in slavery-like situations. slavery-like situations.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jun 2020
    Croatia
    JUA
  • migrants
  • torture
New information received regarding the alleged violent pushback of migrants by the Croatian police to Bosnia and Herzegovina outside official procedures.
Alleged victims: 16
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06 Aug 2020
    21 May 2020
    Malawi
    JAL
  • trafficking in persons
  • arbitrary Detention
  • migrants
  • sale of children
Information received concerning the human rights abuses currently faced by a group of migrant children who had allegedly been detained at the border and were subsequently deported to a third country.
Alleged victims: 11
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    14 May 2020
    Malaysia
    JUA
  • migrants
  • arbitrary Detention
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • racism
  • torture
Information received concerning the arrest of over 300 undocumented migrants in Malaysia under the pretext of COVID-19 testing, and subsequent detention in overcrowded immigration detention centers.
Alleged victims: 500
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26 May 2020
06 Oct 2020
06 Oct 2020
    12 May 2020
    Canada
    JUA
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • health
  • migrants
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the need to protect the right to life of a Canadian orphan, currently detained in Al-Hol camp in the North-East region of the Syrian Arab Republic since March 2019.
Alleged victims: 1
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16 May 2020
20 May 2020
10 Jul 2020
    06 May 2020
    United States of America
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disability
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the harassment and “flagging” of human rights defenders and journalists by the United States government, in retaliation for their work with immigrants, asylum seekers and intending migrants. According to the information received, human rights defenders and journalists have been stopped and detained by U.S. authorities or by other governments at the request of U.S. authorities using flagging systems designed to stop organized crime and threats to national security. The events discussed below started in 2017 but appear to have escalated in response to work with the so-called “migrant caravan.”
Alleged victims: 20
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    06 May 2020
    Mexico
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disability
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • water and sanitation
Información recibida en relacion con defensores y defensoras de derechos humanos y periodistas han sido detenidos por las autoridades de los Estados Unidos de América, o por otros gobiernos, incluyendo el Gobierno de México, a petición de las autoridades de los Estados Unidos de América (EE.UU), mediante el uso de sistemas de señalización (flagging) diseñados para combatir el crimen organizado y las amenazas a la seguridad nacional.
Alleged victims: 20
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    05 May 2020
    Turkey
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • migrants
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning what appears to be a systematic practice of state-sponsored extraterritorial abductions and forcible return of Turkish nationals from multiple States to Turkey.
Alleged victims: 28
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11 Jun 2020
    01 May 2020
    Greece
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • migrants
  • trafficking in persons
Information received regarding the expatriation of migrant rights defender Mr. Salam Kamal-Aldeen as well as the intimidation and criminalisation of non-governmental organisations defending the human rights of migrants on the Greek islands of Lesbos and Chios.
Alleged victims: 1
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01 Jul 2020
    23 Apr 2020
    Grace Road Group
    JAL
  • slavery
  • business
  • migrants
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the situation of the employees of Grace Road Group in Fiji, who are allegedly subjected to abusive and exploitative labour conditions, which may amount to forced labour. Other human rights abuses reported refer to child labour, restricted freedom of movement, obstructed access to healthcare and education, as well as physical and psychological abuse.
Alleged victims: 403
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24 Apr 2020
29 Apr 2020
01 May 2020
01 May 2020
22 May 2020
29 May 2020
31 May 2020
    23 Apr 2020
    Fiji
    JAL
  • slavery
  • business
  • migrants
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the situation of the members of the Grace Road Church and employees of Grace Road Group, who are reportedly based in Navua, Fiji and allegedly subjected to abusive and exploitative labour conditions, which may amount to forced labour, and other human rights violations, such as child labour, restricted freedom of movement, obstructed access to healthcare and education, as well as physical and psychological abuse.
Alleged victims: 403
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22 Jul 2020
    22 Apr 2020
    United States of America
    JUA
  • migrants
  • business
  • health
  • mercenaries
  • torture
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the lack of necessary protection measures in light of the COVID-19 pandemic for migrants in detention, including at the Northwest Processing Center (NWPC) in Tacoma, Washington
Alleged victims: 1500
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21 Sep 2020
    22 Apr 2020
    The GEO Group Inc.
    JUA
  • migrants
  • business
  • health
  • mercenaries
  • torture
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the lack of necessary protection measures in light of the COVID-19 pandemic for migrants in detention, including at the Northwest Processing Center (NWPC) in Tacoma, Washington
Alleged victims: 1500
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    20 Mar 2020
    Albania
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • migrants
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged imminent deportation of Mr. Selami Şimşek from Albania to Turkey, where he is likely to face detention, prosecution and, potentially, torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, for his perceived or imputed affiliation to the Hizmet/Gulen movement. The information received also indicates that Mr. Şimşek is at risk of enforced disappearance in transit from Albania, following the alleged short-term enforced disappearance and expulsion to Turkey of Mr. Harun Çelik on 1 January 2020.
Alleged victims: 2
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11 Aug 2020
    13 Mar 2020
    Greece
    UA
  • migrants
Information received concerning the deteriorating human rights situation of migrants and asylum seekers and refugees at the Turkey - EU border, particular the Turkey – Greece border.
Alleged victims: -
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11 May 2020
    12 Mar 2020
    Belarus
    JUA
  • Belarus
  • arbitrary Detention
  • migrants
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the case of imminent extradition of Mr. Nikolai Makhalichev, Jehovah’s Witness from the Russian Federation, in violation of the non-refoulement principle.
Alleged victims: 1
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17 Apr 2020
    10 Mar 2020
    Thammakaset Co. Ltd
    JAL
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • slavery
  • women and girls
Information received concerning Thammakaset’s continued judicial harassment of human rights defenders, migrant workers, journalists and academics for denouncing exploitative conditions of migrant workers in your company. Your company allegedly continues to use criminal defamation laws to intimidate individuals by repeatedly denouncing exploitative working conditions at your poultry farm.
Alleged victims: 3
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    10 Mar 2020
    Thailand
    JAL
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • slavery
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the continued judicial harassment by Thammakaset Co. Ltd (Thammakaset), of human rights defenders, migrant workers, journalists and academics for denouncing exploitative working conditions of migrant workers at the poultry farm of this Thai company.
Alleged victims: 3
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19 Nov 2020
    12 Dec 2019
    Honduras
    JOL
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • migrants
  • trafficking in persons
Información recibida en relación con una moción presentada el 15 de octubre ante el Congreso Nacional de Honduras, y el posible impacto en la labor de las personas defensoras de derechos humanos en el marco del contexto actual de crisis migratoria en Centro y Norte américa.
Alleged victims: -
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12 Feb 2020
    26 Nov 2019
    France
    JAL
  • trafficking in persons
  • migrants
  • slavery
  • violence against women
Informations reçues concernant une ressortissante nigériane née en 1991, victime presumée de la traite des êtres humains.
Alleged victims: 1
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    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
    15 Nov 2019
    Australia
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • health
  • migrants
  • torture
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the ongoing detention of Ms. Huyen Thu Thi Tran and her child at the Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation (MITA) and the threat of imminent removal and separation from her child faced by Ms. Tran.
Alleged victims: 1
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26 Nov 2019
    21 Oct 2019
    Spain
    JUA
  • migrants
  • torture
Información recibida con respecto a la posible extradición inminente de un ciudadano de Venezuela
Alleged victims: 1
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19 Dec 2019
    21 Oct 2019
    Cyprus
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
Information received concerning the arrest of and charges brought against human rights defender Doros Polykarpou in connection with his activities in defense of the rights of migrants.
Alleged victims: 1
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11 Dec 2019
    10 Oct 2019
    Singapore
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the armed conflict in Rakhine State between the Tatmadaw and the Arakan Army.
Alleged victims: 173
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24 Oct 2019
24 Oct 2019
    10 Oct 2019
    Myanmar
    JUA
  • Myanmar
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the armed conflict in Rakhine State between the Tatmadaw and the Arakan Army.
Alleged victims: 173
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29 Nov 2019
    13 Sep 2019
    Uganda
    JUA
  • migrants
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the human rights abuses currently suffered by Ms. Sylivia Nandawula, a Ugandan national.
Alleged victims: 1
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    13 Sep 2019
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
  • migrants
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the human rights abuses currently suffered by Ms. Sylivia Nandawula, a Ugandan national.
Alleged victims: 1
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24 Oct 2019
    10 Sep 2019
    Bangladesh
    JUA
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • minority issues
Information received concerning allegations of retaliatory measures taken by Bangladeshi authorities against Rohingya refugees in reaction to the “Genocide Day” protest which occurred on 25 August 2019.
Alleged victims: 8
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    04 Sep 2019
    Netherlands
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
Information received concerning the forced expatriation of two activists from Cuba, reportedly facilitated by Aruba Airlines, a company registered in Aruba, as well as the threat of a formal accusation made by Aruba Airlines against Mr. Javier Larrondo Calafat, a human rights defender and representative of the victims of the alleged human rights violations.
Alleged victims: 3
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31 Oct 2019
31 Oct 2019
31 Oct 2019
31 Oct 2019
    04 Sep 2019
    Cuba
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
Información recibida en relación con los hostigamientos, las amenazas y expatriaciones forzosas de defensores/as de derechos humanos, periodistas y activistas sociales y políticos en el marco de la reforma migratoria de 2013 que aunque eliminó la restricción de un permiso especial para viajar al extranjero, reserva al gobierno cubano amplias facultades discrecionales para restringir el derecho a viajar por motivos de “defensa y seguridad nacional” u “otras razones de interés público”.
Alleged victims: 72
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04 Nov 2019
    04 Sep 2019
    Aruba Airlines
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • migrants
Información recibida en relación con los hostigamientos, las amenazas y expatriaciones forzosas desde Cuba de defensores/as de derechos humanos, periodistas y activistas sociales y políticos en el marco de la reforma migratoria de 2013 que eliminó la restricción de un permiso especial para viajar al extranjero, pero que reservó al gobierno cubano amplias facultades discrecionales para restringir el derecho a viajar por motivos de “defensa y seguridad nacional” u “otras razones de interés público”. De acuerdo a información recibida, parecería que Aruba Airlines contribuyó a facilitar la expatriación forzosa en dos de los casos mencionados.
Alleged victims: 3
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16 Oct 2019
    21 Aug 2019
    Colombia
    JAL
  • disability
  • health
  • migrants
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Información recibida en relación con los obstáculos enfrentados por una mujer con discapacidad, presunta víctima de violación por un miembro del ejército nacional de Colombia en el departamento de Arauca, para acceder a la justicia y recibir la atención integral requerida.
Alleged victims: 1
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11 Oct 2019
22 Oct 2019
01 Nov 2019
    09 Aug 2019
    Lebanon
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • migrants
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the administrative detention of a family of asylum seekers, including children, as well as threat of imminent deportation.
Alleged victims: 7
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04 Nov 2019
    08 Aug 2019
    United Arab Emirates
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • migrants
Information received concerning the detention of Guillaume Pernot (aka Yannick Dacheville) who is a French citizen, in the United Arab Emirates, since 11 March 2019, related to an extradition order to France
Alleged victims: 2
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    31 Jul 2019
    Belarus
    JAL
  • Belarus
  • migrants
Information received concerning the expulsion orders against Mr. Vladimir Trauter, a citizen of the Russian Federation residing in Belarus since 1994, and Mr. Sergey Rezchik, a citizen of the Russian Federation residing in Belarus since 1996, in response to minor administrative offenses.
Alleged victims: 2
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19 Sep 2019
    12 Jul 2019
    Italy
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • international solidarity
  • migrants
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the arrest and subsequent release of, and two criminal investigations opened against Ms. Carola Rackete, as well as alleged threats to the independence of the judiciary arising from public statements by the Minister of Interior of Italy, Mr Matteo Salvini.
Alleged victims: 1
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11 Oct 2019
    08 Jul 2019
    Mexico
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • torture
Información recibida en relación con alegaciones de detención arbitraria de defensores de derechos humanos de personas migrantes, y con relación a la situación de las personas migrantes en caravana, en dirección a México y a los Estados Unidos de América.
Alleged victims: 2
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17 Jan 2020
17 Jan 2020
    19 Jun 2019
    Switzerland
    JAL
  • Eritrea
  • migrants
  • torture
Informations reçues en rapport avec la situation de requérants d’asile érythréens en Suisse.
Alleged victims: 20
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07 Jan 2020
    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
    15 May 2019
    Italy
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • international solidarity
  • migrants
  • racism
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received concerning the recent ‘Directive for the unified coordination of surveillance activities of maritime borders and fight against illegal immigration according to article 11 of Legislative Decree n. 286/1998’, alias Ministerial Circular n. 14100/141(8) (hereinafter: Directive) addressed to the Italian Chief-of-Police, the General Command of the Carabinieri Corp, the General Command of Finance Police, the General Command of the Port Authorities, the Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces and the Chief of Defence, by the acting Minister of Interior Matteo Salvini.
Alleged victims: -
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06 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
    18 Apr 2019
    Viet Nam
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
Information received concerning the arbitrary arrest, enforced disappearance and subsequent repatriation of Mr. Truong Duy Nhat from Thailand to Viet Nam, as well as the surveillance and intimidation of Mr. Bach Hong Quyen.
Alleged victims: 2
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30 Jan 2020
    18 Apr 2019
    Thailand
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • torture
Information received concerning the arbitrary arrest, enforced disappearance and subsequent repatriation of Mr. Truong Duy Nhat from Thailand to Viet Nam, as well as the surveillance and intimidation of Mr. Bach Hong Quyen.
Alleged victims: 2
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24 Apr 2019
20 Jun 2019
    02 Apr 2019
    United States of America
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • indigenous peoples
  • migrants
Information received concerning the death of an eight-year-old Guatemalan boy in custody of the US Customs and Border Patrol.
Alleged victims: 1
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07 Aug 2019
    02 Apr 2019
    Australia
    JAL
  • health
  • mercenaries
  • migrants
  • torture
Information received concerning the continued effective confinement of, and inappropriate access to health care by, the asylum seekers and refugees who remain in Australia’s custody in its offshore facilities in Nauru and on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea.
Alleged victims: 1000
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03 Jun 2019
    27 Mar 2019
    Singapore
    JAL
  • business
  • migrants
  • slavery
  • trafficking in persons
Information received regarding alleged human trafficking and forced labor suffered by Indian migrant workers at the India-based timber company, Accurate Industries, which operates in the special economic zone of Nkok in Gabon, jointly owned by the Singapore-based company, Olam International.
Alleged victims: 40
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24 May 2019
    27 Mar 2019
    OLAM International
    JAL
  • business
  • migrants
  • slavery
  • trafficking in persons
Information received regarding alleged human trafficking and forced labor suffered by Indian migrant workers in the India-based timber company, Accurate Industries, which operates in the Special Economic Zone of Nkok in Gabon, partly owned by Olam International.
Alleged victims: 40
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    27 Mar 2019
    India
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • Myanmar
  • racism
Information received concerning the current situation faced by refugees and asylum-seekers from Rohingya ethnicity.
Alleged victims: -
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27 May 2019
    27 Mar 2019
    India
    JAL
  • business
  • migrants
  • slavery
  • trafficking in persons
Information received concerning alleged human trafficking and forced labor suffered by Indian migrant workers at an India-based timber company, Accurate Industries, which operates in the Special Economic Zone of Nkok in Gabon.
Alleged victims: 40
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    27 Mar 2019
    Gabon
    JAL
  • business
  • migrants
  • slavery
  • trafficking in persons
Informations reçues concernant des conditions présumées de traite d’êtres humains et de travail forcé subies par des travailleurs migrants indiens dans une compagnie de bois de capital indien, Accurate Industries, qui opère dans la Zone Economique Spéciale de Nkok au Gabon.
Alleged victims: 40
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    27 Mar 2019
    Accurate Industries
    JAL
  • business
  • migrants
  • slavery
  • trafficking in persons
Information received concerning alleged human trafficking and forced labor suffered by Indian migrant workers in your company, which operates in the Special Economic Zone of Nkok in Gabon.
Alleged victims: 40
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17 May 2019
17 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
    19 Mar 2019
    Azerbaijan
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • migrants
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged forcible return from Azerbaijan to Turkey, of Turkish asylum seekers. We also refer to serious allegations indicating that one of them was subjected to torture while in detention in Azerbaijan, prior to his deportation.
Alleged victims: 2
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24 May 2019
    07 Mar 2019
    United States of America
    OL
  • migrants
Concerns regarding the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP)
Alleged victims: -
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    26 Feb 2019
    Spain
    JAL
  • executions
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • privacy
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida sobre alegaciones acerca del posible impacto de las actuaciones del estado Español en relación con la criminalización de la labor en favor de los derechos humanos de los migrantes de una defensora de derechos humanos, y con respeto a alegaciones de declaraciones difamatorias contra su organización.
Alleged victims: 1
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30 Apr 2019
    15 Feb 2019
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • racism
Information received about Mr. Hatim Farajallah, a Palestinian, born and residing in Saudi Arabia, and his father Mr. Majid Farajallah, who are members of the Palestinian minority and find themselves in a stateless-like situation
Alleged victims: 2
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05 Apr 2019
    15 Feb 2019
    Egypt
    JAL
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • racism
Information received about Mr. Hatim Farajallah, a Palestinian, born and residing in Saudi Arabia, and his father Mr. Majid Farajallah, who are members of the Palestinian minority and find themselves in a stateless-like situation
Alleged victims: 2
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    13 Feb 2019
    India
    JOL
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the adoption, on 8 January 2019, by the Lok Sabha (House of the People) of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016.
Alleged victims: -
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    12 Feb 2019
    Ireland
    JOL
  • migrants
  • racism
  • slavery
  • trafficking in persons
Information received concerning the Atypical Working Scheme (AWS) for Sea fishers, launched in 2016 to respond to allegations of trafficking in persons and severe forms of labour exploitation against migrant fishermen in the country and its alleged shortcomings according to international law standards.
Alleged victims: -
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12 Apr 2019
08 May 2019
    30 Jan 2019
    Thammakaset
    JAL
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • slavery
Information received concerning the judicial harassment of a human rights defender, Ms. Sutharree Wannasiri and Mr. Nam Win, a migrant worker from Myanmar
Alleged victims: 2
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    30 Jan 2019
    Thailand
    JAL
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • slavery
Information received concerning the judicial harassment of a human rights defender, Ms. Sutharree Wannasiri and Mr. Nam Win, a migrant worker from Myanmar
Alleged victims: 2
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23 May 2019
    21 Dec 2018
    United States of America
    AL
  • migrants
Information received concerning the death of a 7 year old Guatemalan girl in custody of the US Customs and Border Patrol, and related concerns about human rights abuses at the US’ southern borders.
Alleged victims: 1
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    21 Dec 2018
    Kyrgyzstan
    JAL
  • migrants
  • slavery
  • trafficking in persons
Information received concerning Mr. Babaraim Akimov, a Kyrgyz migrant worker who recently managed to return to Kyrgyzstan after having being subjected to trafficking for the purpose of forced labour and being held in extremely exploitative conditions in Kazakhstan.
Alleged victims: 1
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    21 Dec 2018
    Kazakhstan
    JAL
  • migrants
  • slavery
  • trafficking in persons
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning Mr. Babaraim Akimov, a Kyrgyz migrant worker who recently managed to return to his country of origin after having reported being subjected to trafficking for the purpose of forced labour and being held in extremely exploitative conditions in Kazakhstan. This case is representative of a pattern of human rights violations that can amount to trafficking for the purpose of forced labour and labour exploitation against a larger number of migrant workers from neighbouring countries, especially from Kyrgyzstan.
Alleged victims: 1
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18 Feb 2019
06 Mar 2019
    20 Nov 2018
    United States of America
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • international solidarity
  • migrants
  • racism
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • women in law and in practice
Information received regarding threats from US authorities against the migrants travelling in caravans towards the United States.
Alleged victims: 8000
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    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
    12 Nov 2018
    Italy
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • international solidarity
  • migrants
  • racism
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
Information received concerning smear campaigns and the criminalization of migrant rights defenders rescuing migrants, including members of civil society organizations, private individuals and journalists criticizing Italian migration polices, as well as attempts to obstruct their work, allegedly carried out by Italian authorities. Concerns regarding the negative impact on the human rights of migrants based on the proposed law on immigration and security, further criminalising solidarity and leaving many migrants in irregular situations.
Alleged victims: 7
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20 May 2019
    01 Nov 2018
    Morocco
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
Informations reçues concernant la décision de rejeter la demande de renouvellement du permis de séjour d'une défenseuse des droits humains.
Alleged victims: 1
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04 Feb 2019
    30 Oct 2018
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • health
  • migrants
Información recibida en relación con el grave estado de salud de ciudadanos detenidos junto con otros 52 ciudadanos de la nacionalidad colombiana desde septiembre de 2016 en la sede de la Policía Nacional Bolivariana (PNB) de la Yaguara.
Alleged victims: 7
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06 May 2021
    30 Oct 2018
    UN Department of Political Affairs
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • migrants
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the arrest, enforced disappearance and extrajudicial execution of over 50 migrants from Ghana and other West African countries by Gambian security forces in The Gambia and across the border in Senegal, in July 2005.
Alleged victims: 64
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06 Dec 2019
    30 Oct 2018
    Ghana
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • migrants
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the arrest, enforced disappearance and extrajudicial execution of over 50 migrants from Ghana and other West African countries by Gambian security forces in The Gambia and across the border in Senegal, in July 2005.
Alleged victims: 64
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    30 Oct 2018
    Gambia
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • migrants
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the arrest, enforced disappearance and extrajudicial execution of over 50 migrants from Ghana and other West African countries by Gambian security forces in The Gambia and across the border in Senegal, in July 2005.
Alleged victims: 64
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    30 Oct 2018
    ECOWAS COMMISSION
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • migrants
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the arrest, enforced disappearance and extrajudicial execution of over 50 migrants from Ghana and other West African countries by Gambian security forces in The Gambia and across the border in Senegal, in July 2005.
Alleged victims: 64
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    19 Oct 2018
    Italy
    JAL
  • African Descent
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • racism
Information received concerning the climate of hostility, intolerance, racial hatred and xenophobia in Italy, fuelled by political authorities’ rhetoric against migrants and refugees, people of African descent or origin and Roma communities.
Alleged victims: -
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09 Jul 2019
    12 Oct 2018
    United States of America
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • business
  • disability
  • food
  • health
  • mercenaries
  • migrants
  • racism
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
Information received concerning the increased use of immigration detention and the human rights violations committed at the Stewart Immigration Detention Center and the Irwin County Immigration Detention Center, which are privately run by for-profit prison companies “CoreCivic Inc.” and “LaSalle Southwest Corrections”, respectively.
Alleged victims: 3
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    12 Oct 2018
    LaSalle Corrections
    JAL
  • mercenaries
  • business
  • food
  • health
  • migrants
  • racism
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
Information received concerning human rights violations committed at the Irwin Immigration Detention Center, including the lack of provision of adequate food and water, lack of adequate health care, racial and religious discrimination, solitary confinement as a form of punishment, which may be amounting to cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment, violations of due process guarantees and violations of the right to maintain a family life.
Alleged victims: 3
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    12 Oct 2018
    CoreCivic Inc.
    JAL
  • mercenaries
  • business
  • food
  • health
  • migrants
  • racism
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
Information received concerning human rights violations committed at the Stewart Immigration Detention Center, including the lack of provision of adequate food and water, the lack of adequate health care, racial and religious discrimination, forced labor, solitary confinement as a form of punishment, which may be amounting to cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment, violations of the right to life, of due process guarantees and of the right to maintain a family life.
Alleged victims: 3
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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
    02 Oct 2018
    India
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • migrants
  • racism
Information received concerning seven Rohingya men in detention in Assam, shortly to be refouled to Myanmar.
Alleged victims: 207
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27 May 2019
    26 Sep 2018
    China
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
  • migrants
  • torture
Information received concerning the arrest, detention and threat of repatriation of five citizens of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), as well as one baby born in China, who are currently in detention in Kaiyuan City, Liaoning Province.
Alleged victims: 6
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16 Nov 2018
    21 Sep 2018
    UNHCR
    JAL
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • arbitrary Detention
  • health
  • migrants
  • torture
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning allegations of acts of violence, harassment, and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) refugees living in Kenya and their arbitrary arrests, detention, and ill-treatment. Allegations received also pertain to the lack of access to food and other basic necessities by the refugees while in detention and in Kakuma camp, as well as to the lack of appropriate access to HIV/AIDS-related prevention and care.
Alleged victims: -
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21 Nov 2018
    21 Sep 2018
    Kenya
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • health
  • migrants
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • torture
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning allegations of acts of violence, harassment and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) refugees living in Kenya and their arbitrary arrests, detention, and ill-treatment. Allegations received also pertain to the lack of access to food and other basic necessities by the refugees while in detention and in Kakuma camp, as well as to the lack of appropriate access to HIV/AIDS-related prevention and care.
Alleged victims: 25
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    18 Sep 2018
    Permanent EU Delegation to UNOG
    JOL
  • migrants
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • human rights defenders
  • international solidarity
  • racism
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Concerns regarding current discussions on the reform of the European migration and asylum system.
Alleged victims: -
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    10 Sep 2018
    Hungary
    JAL
  • education
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • international solidarity
  • migrants
  • racism
Information received concerning the recent adoption of a series of laws that introduce undue restrictions on the rights to freedom of association, peaceful assembly and freedom of expression in Hungary and risk to further fuel the already existing xenophobic and discriminatory public discourse on migration and negative narrative about civil society, in particular when its activities are related to migration issues.
Alleged victims: -
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    17 Aug 2018
    Algeria
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • migrants
  • racism
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant la situation des personnes migrantes dans le sud de l’Algérie.
Alleged victims: -
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11 Oct 2018
    19 Jul 2018
    Kosovo
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • migrants
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged imminent deportations of two Turkish nationals from Kosovo to Turkey, where they are likely to face detention, prosecution and, potentially, torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, for their perceived affiliation to the Hizmet/Gulen movement.
Alleged victims: 2
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    11 Jul 2018
    Lebanon
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • African Descent
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning the criminalization, arbitrary detention and risk of deportation of a migrant worker from Kenya who was physically assaulted by ten people on 17 June 2018.
Alleged victims: 1
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11 Oct 2018
    25 Jun 2018
    Gabon
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • migrants
  • terrorism
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant l'arrestation arbitraire et la détention au Gabon de trois ressortissants turcs travaillant pour des établissements d'enseignement et leur extradition vers la Turquie le 7 avril 2018, sans considération du risque d’être victimes de graves violations de leurs droits de l'homme dans leur pays d’origine, y compris de possibles mauvais traitements ou des actes de torture.
Alleged victims: 3
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    19 Jun 2018
    United States of America
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disability
  • indigenous peoples
  • migrants
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
Information received concerning the implementation of the memorandum for federal prosecutors along the Southwestern border on Zero-Tolerance for Offenses Under 8 U.S.C. § 1325(a) issued by the Attorney General, raising particular concerns over: the increased criminalization of migration; the increased use of immigration detention; the automatic separation of children from their families in violation of the best interests of the child and their rights to liberty and family life; increased and expedited deportations, in possible violation of the non-refoulement principle, infringing migrants’ rights to a due process and lacking proper individual assessment; the stigmatization of migrants as criminals; and the racialized impact of this memorandum on migrants from Latin American countries.
Alleged victims: -
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    25 May 2018
    United States of America
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • trafficking in persons
  • executions
  • disappearances
Information received concerning the arrest and charges against Mr. Scott Warren.
Alleged victims: 1
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    18 May 2018
    Turkey
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • migrants
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the arbitrary arrest and detention in Kosovo and illegal deportation to Turkey of six Turkish nationals working for educational institutions allegedly link to the Hizmet/Gulen movement
Alleged victims: 6
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17 Aug 2018
    18 May 2018
    Kosovo
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • migrants
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the arbitrary arrest and detention in Kosovo and illegal deportation to Turkey, as well as short-term enforced disappearance, of six Turkish nationals working for educational institutions allegedly linked to the Hizmet/Gulen movement.
Alleged victims: 6
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    16 May 2018
    United States of America
    JOL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • health
  • migrants
  • racism
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Directive 11032.3, eliminating a presumption against immigration detention of pregnant women.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 May 2018
    Spain
    JUA
  • executions
  • migrants
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Información recibida sobre la supuesta inminente extradición de España a China del Sr. CHIC HAO CHEN, en conjunto con 268 otros ciudadanos chinos y de Taiwán donde es probable que sufran graves violaciones de derechos humanos, incluyendo Tortura y el riesgo de Pena capital.
Alleged victims: 271
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12 Jul 2018
    10 May 2018
    Thammakaset 2
    JAL
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • slavery
  • trafficking in persons
Information we have received concerning possible retaliation against 14 migrant workers who have sought redress against the confiscation of documents, restricted freedom of movement and long working hours and who currently face criminal defamation charged filled by your company. According to the information received, criminal defamation charges were also filled by your company against Mr. Andy Hall also assisted the 14 migrant workers in raising concern about exploitative working conditions at the poultry farm.
Alleged victims: 1
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    10 May 2018
    Thailand
    JAL
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • slavery
  • trafficking in persons
Information received concerning the recent court decision issued against human rights defender Mr. Andy Hall, imposing a disproportionately high award for damages for having monitored and reported on the precarious working conditions of migrant workers in the food processing industry in Thailand.
Alleged victims: 1
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23 May 2019
    10 May 2018
    Pineapple Natural fruit.
    JAL
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • slavery
Information received concerning a recent court decision issued against human rights defender Mr. Hall, imposing 10 million Thai Baht (approximatively 320 000 USD) civil damages for having given an interview to Al- Jazeera English on the alleged precarious working conditions of workers in your company.
Alleged victims: 1
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    01 May 2018
    United States of America
    JOL
  • migrants
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
  • torture
Information received concerning the availability of asylum for survivors of domestic abuse and other forms of violence in the United States
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
    29 Mar 2018
    France
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • water and sanitation
Informations reçues concernant la situation actuelle de restriction d'accès à l'eau potable et aux services d’assainissement, ainsi que les abris d’urgence des migrants et des demandeurs d'asile dans la région des Hauts de France, en particulier dans les villes de Calais, Grande-Synthe, Tatinghem, Dieppe et Norrent-Fontes.
Alleged victims: -
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28 May 2018
    28 Mar 2018
    Uganda
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
Information we have received concerning the arrest for some hours and the different threats against Kulihoshi Musikami Pecos, a refugee rights defender.
Alleged victims: 1
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    20 Mar 2018
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
Information received concerning charges against human rights defender Mr. Bakhrom Khamroev under article 322.3 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, in relation to allegedly fictitious registration of migrants at his address.
Alleged victims: 1
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18 May 2018
    08 Mar 2018
    India
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • migrants
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest and detention of Bangladeshi women and children in West Bengal, who may also be potential victims of trafficking in persons.
Alleged victims: 5
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    08 Mar 2018
    Hungary
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • international solidarity
  • migrants
  • racism
Information received concerning the package of draft legislation on organizations supporting migration that has been recently submitted to the Hungarian National Assembly, also known as the ‘Stop Soros Legislative Package’.
Alleged victims: -
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    28 Feb 2018
    Turkey
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • torture
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the arrest, detention and charges against Ms. Ayşe Lerzan Caner Conde along with the detention and forced repatriation of her husband Dr. Sekouba Conde.
Alleged victims: 2
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30 Apr 2018
    19 Feb 2018
    Israel
    JAL
  • African Descent
  • arbitrary Detention
  • migrants
  • racism
  • torture
  • Eritrea
  • Sudan
Information received concerning the forcible return of Eritrean and Sudanese nationals.
Alleged victims: 34700
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27 Feb 2018
    08 Feb 2018
    United States of America
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • business
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
Information received concerning the initiation of deportation proceedings against Ms. Maru Mora Villalpando, allegedly in retaliation for her domestic and international activism as a human rights defender. Alleged human rights abuses by the GEO group.
Alleged victims: 1
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07 May 2018
    29 Jan 2018
    Morocco
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
Informations reçues concernant l’enquête pénale ouverte à l’encontre de Mme Helena Maleno Garzón, devant la deuxième chambre d’instruction de la Cour d’Appel de Tanger, concernant son implication éventuelle pour crime d’« organisation de l'entrée ou la sortie des nationaux ou des étrangers de manière clandestine du territoire marocain », en vertu de l’article 52 de la Loi n° 02-03 du Maroc.
Alleged victims: 1
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30 Mar 2018
    15 Jan 2018
    Afghanistan
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • terrorism
  • torture
  • migrants
  • executions
Information received concerning the reported detention of Mr. Mesut Vardak, Mr. Önder Akkuşçi and Mr. Yunus Demirci, and the ongoing house arrest of Mr. Sami Yavuz and Mr. Yılmaz Aytan, as well as the potential risk of deportation of all five individuals to Turkey, which would put them at risk of serious human rights violations, including torture and other cruel inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, and threats to their lives.
Alleged victims: 5
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    02 Jan 2018
    Bahamas
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • migrants
  • racism
Information received concerning the crackdown, detention and deportation of irregular migrants, including through police’s excessive use of force.
Alleged victims: 1
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    21 Dec 2017
    United States of America
    JUA
  • migrants
  • torture
  • Eritrea
  • arbitrary Detention
Information received concerning the forced returns of Eritrean nationals.
Alleged victims: 700
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07 Mar 2018
    30 Nov 2017
    Belgium
    JUA
  • migrants
  • torture
  • Sudan
Information received concerning the forced returns of Sudanese migrants.
Alleged victims: 103
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02 Mar 2018
    28 Nov 2017
    Libya
    JAL
  • migrants
  • racism
  • slavery
  • violence against women
  • trafficking in persons
  • international solidarity
  • African Descent
  • minority issues
  • sale of children
Information received concerning the enslavement and auctioning of enslaved African migrants in markets in Libya, which increasingly expose them to trafficking and forced labour.
Alleged victims: -
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    28 Nov 2017
    Italy
    JAL
  • migrants
  • racism
  • slavery
  • violence against women
  • trafficking in persons
  • international solidarity
  • African Descent
  • minority issues
  • sale of children
Information received concerning the enslavement and auctioning of enslaved African migrants in markets in Libya, which increasingly expose them to trafficking and forced labour, following the signature of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Italy and the Libyan Government of National Accord in February 2017.
Alleged victims: -
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07 Feb 2018
    27 Nov 2017
    Kosovo
    JUA
  • migrants
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged imminent deportation of Turkish national, Mr. Ugur Toksoy from Kosovo to Turkey where he is likely to face detention, prosecution and, potentially, serious human rights violations.
Alleged victims: 1
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    10 Nov 2017
    Papua New Guinea
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • health
  • migrants
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the situation of refugees and asylum seekers on Manus Island in connection with the closure of the Manus Regional Processing Centre.
Alleged victims: 600
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    10 Nov 2017
    Australia
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • health
  • migrants
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the situation of refugees and asylum seekers on Manus Island in connection to the closure of the Manus Regional Processing Centre.
Alleged victims: 600
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11 Dec 2017
    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
    19 Oct 2017
    United States of America
    JOL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • migrants
  • racism
  • torture
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning the implementation of the Executive Order on Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements and the Executive Order on Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States, raising particular concerns over increased and expedited deportations, including a disproportionate impact on women, in possible violations of the non-refoulement principle, infringing migrants’ rights to a due process and lacking proper individual assessment, the increased use of immigration detention, the lack of access to services for migrants, regardless of their status and the stigmatisation of migrants as criminals.
Alleged victims: -
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07 Mar 2018
    12 Oct 2017
    Spain
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • privacy
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con diversos actos de intimidación, difamación y amenazas de muerte en contra de la Sra. Helena Maleno Garzón, mismos que parecen relacionarse con su condición de mujer y con sus actividades como defensora de derechos humanos en materia de migración.
Alleged victims: 1
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25 Jan 2018
    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 Sep 2017
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • African Descent
  • racism
  • executions
  • migrants
Information received concerning the execution of 12 Nigerian nationals who have been executed in Indonesia since 2008, as well as five others who remain on death row under threat of imminent execution.
Alleged victims: 13
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10 Oct 2017
    07 Sep 2017
    Thailand
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • health
  • migrants
Information received concerning the death of Mr. Paras Ijaz in Bangkok Immigration Detention Center.
Alleged victims: 1
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13 Sep 2017
03 Oct 2017
    31 Aug 2017
    Russian Federation
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged imminent deportation of Uzbek national, Mr. Khudoberdi Turgunalievich Nurmatov (also known by his pseudonym Ali Feruz) from the Russian Federation to Uzbekistan.
Alleged victims: 1
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02 Oct 2017
    29 Aug 2017
    United States of America
    JUA
  • migrants
  • torture
Information received concerning the termination of the Central American Minors Parole Program, following President Trump’s Executive Order entitled « Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements ».
Alleged victims: 4179
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24 Jan 2018
    24 Aug 2017
    Philippines
    JAL
  • business
  • migrants
  • poverty
  • slavery
Information received concerning allegedly abusive labour practices of United Seemac Co., in violation of human rights of migrant workers originating from the Republic of the Philippines
Alleged victims: 1
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05 Jan 2018
    19 Aug 2017
    United Arab Emirates
    JUA
  • education
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • migrants
  • racism
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the adverse situation and the violations of human rights of Qatari migrants in the United Arab Emirates, as well as Emirati migrants in the State of Qatar as a result of the United Arab Emirates government’s decision to suspend ties with the State of Qatar, particularly their right to movement and residence, family unity, education, work, freedom of opinion and expression, health and the right to property.
Alleged victims: 12409
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18 Sep 2017
18 Sep 2017
18 Sep 2017
18 Sep 2017
18 Sep 2017
    19 Aug 2017
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
  • education
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • migrants
  • racism
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the adverse situation and the violations of human rights of Qatari migrants in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as well as Saudi Arabian migrants in the State of Qatar as a result of the Saudi Arabian government’s decision to suspend ties with the State of Qatar.
Alleged victims: 12409
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12 Dec 2017
    19 Aug 2017
    Bahrain
    JUA
  • education
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • migrants
  • racism
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the adverse situation and the violations of human rights of Qatari migrants in the Kingdom of Bahrain, as well as Bahraini migrants in the State of Qatar as a result of the Kingdom of Bahrain government’s decision to suspend ties with the State of Qatar, particularly their right to movement and residence, family unity, education, work, freedom of opinion and expression, health and the right to property.
Alleged victims: 12409
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18 Sep 2017
    31 Jul 2017
    Yemen
    JAL
  • business
  • migrants
  • poverty
  • slavery
Information received concerning allegedly abusive labour practices of United Seemac Co., in violation of human rights of migrant workers originating from the Republic of Yemen.
Alleged victims: 1
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    31 Jul 2017
    Sudan
    JAL
  • business
  • migrants
  • poverty
  • slavery
Information received concerning allegedly abusive labour practices of United Seemac Co., in violation of human rights of migrant workers originating from the Republic of the Sudan.
Alleged victims: 1
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06 Nov 2017
    31 Jul 2017
    Pakistan
    JAL
  • business
  • migrants
  • poverty
  • slavery
Information received concerning allegedly abusive labour practices of United Seemac Co., in violation of human rights of migrant workers originating from the Islamic Republic of Pakistan
Alleged victims: 1
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    31 Jul 2017
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • business
  • migrants
  • poverty
  • slavery
Information received concerning allegedly abusive labour practices of United Seemac Co., in violation of human rights of migrant workers originating from the Republic of Indonesia.
Alleged victims: 1
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02 Aug 2017
13 Oct 2017
    31 Jul 2017
    India
    JAL
  • business
  • migrants
  • poverty
  • slavery
Information received concerning allegedly abusive labour practices of United Seemac Co., in violation of human rights of migrant workers originating from India.
Alleged victims: 1
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    31 Jul 2017
    Egypt
    JAL
  • business
  • migrants
  • poverty
  • slavery
Information received concerning allegedly abusive labour practices of United Seemac Co., in violation of human rights of migrant workers originating from the Arab Republic of Egypt
Alleged victims: 1
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    14 Jul 2017
    United Seemac Co.
    JAL
  • poverty
  • business
  • migrants
  • slavery
Information received concerning allegedly abusive labour practices of your company, the United Seemac Co., in violation of human rights of its migrant workers.
Alleged victims: 1
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    11 Jul 2017
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
  • business
  • migrants
  • poverty
  • slavery
Information received concerning allegedly abusive labour practices of a Saudi construction operator, the United Seemac Co., in violation of the human rights of its migrant workers.
Alleged victims: 1
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18 Aug 2017
11 Sep 2017
    11 Jul 2017
    France
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • sale of children
Information reçues concernant le harcèlement juridique et les pressions administratives dont fait l'objet M. Cédric Herrou, des mesures qui seraient liées à ses activités en faveur de la protection et de la promotion des droits des migrants et en particulier des enfants migrants en France.
Alleged victims: 1
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11 Sep 2017
    23 Jun 2017
    Nauru
    JUA
  • education
  • health
  • migrants
Information received concerning the allegation of the physical and sexual harassment of a fourteen-year-old girl and the violation of her fundamental rights, including her right to education.
Alleged victims: 2
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    23 Jun 2017
    Australia
    JUA
  • education
  • health
  • migrants
  • torture
Information received concerning the deteriorating health conditions and violation of human rights of fourteen-year old girl and her four-year old brother in the context of their detention at the Australian Regional Processing Centre.
Alleged victims: 2
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27 Jul 2017
    13 Apr 2017
    China
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • migrants
  • Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
  • torture
Information received concerning the impending forced repatriation of 31 individuals from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, who are currently under the custody of Chinese authorities in different prisons throughout the country.
Alleged victims: 31
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18 May 2017
    06 Apr 2017
    Trinidad and Tobago
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
Information received concerning the confiscation of passport, denial of exit, and threat of deportation from Trinidad and Tobago to Cuba, in violation of the non-refoulement principle, of Mr. Eduardo E. Herrera, a Cuban surgeon, journalist, and human rights defender seeking to escape persecution by Cuban authorities, allegedly for expressing dissident opinions through the online media agency Hablemos Press.
Alleged victims: 1
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04 Aug 2017
04 Aug 2017
    24 Mar 2017
    United Arab Emirates
    JUA
  • women in law and in practice
  • migrants
  • executions
  • violence against women
information received concerning the alleged unfair trial and sentencing to death of Ms. Jennifer Dalquez.
Alleged victims: 1
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20 Apr 2017
25 Apr 2017
    28 Feb 2017
    Permanent Delegation of the European Union
    JOL
  • migrants
  • arbitrary Detention
  • trafficking in persons
Information received concerning allegations about draft policy proposals which raise serious concerns regarding the human rights of migrants, including children.
Alleged victims: -
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    28 Feb 2017
    Malta
    JOL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • migrants
  • trafficking in persons
Information received concerning allegations about draft policy proposals which raise serious concerns regarding the human rights of migrants, including children.
Alleged victims: -
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11 May 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
    03 Feb 2017
    Delegation of the European Union
    JOL
  • migrants
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • slavery
  • torture
Information received concerning the European Commission’s proposal to review the EU Action Plan on Return, which may have implications of returns of migrants to Libya intercepted at sea, in possible violation of the principle of non-refoulement.
Alleged victims: -
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10 Apr 2017
    02 Feb 2017
    Libya
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • migrants
  • slavery
Information received concerning the partnership framework under discussion between your Excellency’s Government, the Government of Italy and the European Union, as well as widespread human rights violations, including the detention, unlawful killings, abductions, hostage-taking, forced labour, trafficking, enforced disappearances and torture of migrants.
Alleged victims: -
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    02 Feb 2017
    Italy
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • migrants
  • slavery
  • torture
Information received concerning the possible return of migrants, under the partnership framework under discussion between your Excellency’s Government and the Government of the State of Libya, in violation of the principle of non-refoulement.
Alleged victims: -
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21 Feb 2017
    31 Jan 2017
    United States of America
    JUA
  • migrants
  • racism
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
Information received concerning the Executive Order of 27 January 2017 which inter alia stops the entire US refugee programme for 120 days, indefinitely bans Syrian refugees, and suspends all nationals from entering the United States of America from seven Muslim-majority countries: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
Alleged victims: -
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20 Apr 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
    03 Jan 2017
    China
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • racism
Information received concerning the negative and stigmatizing rhetoric towards refugees, migrants and ethnic minorities in Hong Kong; and envisaged regressive changes to the Unified Screening Mechanism including increased detention powers and accelerated removal of rejected claimants by the Hong-Kong SAR Administration.
Alleged victims: -
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13 Mar 2017
    22 Dec 2016
    Algeria
    JUA
  • migrants
  • racism
Informations reçues concernant des allégations relatives à l'expulsion collective et arbitraire de personnes d'origine subsaharienne vers le Niger, en violation du principe de non-refoulement.
Alleged victims: 1400
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24 Jan 2017
    21 Dec 2016
    Lebanon
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
Information received concerning the arrest and arbitrary detention of two women human rights defenders, Ms. Rose Limbu and Ms. Sujana Rana, as well as the forced deportation of the latter, which appear to be related to their legitimate human rights activities aimed at defending the rights of migrant workers in Lebanon and the exercise of their right to freedom of association.
Alleged victims: 3
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20 Mar 2017
    16 Nov 2016
    Thailand
    JAL
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • migrants
  • slavery
  • trafficking in persons
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the sentence against human rights defender Mr. Andy Hall for conducting research and reporting on the precarious working conditions of migrant workers in the food processing industry.
Alleged victims: 1
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17 Nov 2016
19 Jan 2017
    06 Oct 2016
    Hungary
    JAL
  • migrants
  • racism
  • torture
Information received concerning xenophobic and discriminatory public campaigns and discourses, excessive use of force against unarmed migrants and other categories of non-citizens, involving threats and serious harm to their physical and mental integrity, pushbacks and summary returns of migrants and other categories of non-citizens by law enforcement officers at the border to Serbia in violation of the non-refoulement principle, mass expulsions in violation of due process guarantees and poor conditions in reception centres and in transit zones.
Alleged victims: 252
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21 Dec 2016
    10 Aug 2016
    Bahrain
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • migrants
  • privacy
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
Information received concerning systematic persecution and repression of the Shias in Bahrain through undue restrictions to their rights to freedom of religion or belief, freedom of expression and peaceful assembly, including: dissolution of Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, shutting down of faith based organizations, restriction on the practice of Khums, harassment of Shia clerics, restrictions on Friday Prayers and peaceful assembly, denaturalization of Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim and other Shias, discriminatory treatment of Dr. Abduljalil Al-Singace in prison and the travel ban imposed on Sheikh Maytham Al-Salman.
Alleged victims: 28
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09 Sep 2016
22 Sep 2016
    28 Jul 2016
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • migrants
Information received concerning the Detention Services Order 04/2016, entitled “Detainee Access to the Internet”, issued by the Home Office of the United Kingdom on 17 May 2016.
Alleged victims: -
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20 Oct 2016
    14 Jul 2016
    Ecuador
    JUA
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • migrants
  • torture
Información recibida en relación con el desalojo violento de una manifestación pacífica, la detención de más de 140 migrantes, de los cuales 94 de ellos habrían sido trasladados a Cuba sin que se hayan cumplido todas las garantías del debido proceso y en contravención del principio de no devolución.
Alleged victims: 149
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27 Oct 2016
27 Oct 2016
    05 Jul 2016
    Rwanda
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
Information received concerning allegations of expulsion and declaring of persona non grata Mr. Epimack Kwokwo.
Alleged victims: 1
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22 Sep 2016
    20 Jun 2016
    Serbia
    JOL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • migrants
Information received concerning the draft legislation on asylum law foreseeing restriction of movement and detention of migrants.
Alleged victims: -
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05 Sep 2016
    17 Jun 2016
    Uganda
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
Information received concerning allegations of death threats and harassment of environmental and human rights defender currently a refugee in Uganda, for exercising his right to freedom of expression.
Alleged victims: 1
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    17 Jun 2016
    Greece
    JUA
  • migrants
  • torture
Information received concerning the declaration of inadmissibility of the asylum application of two Syrian nationals belonging each to a minority group and facing impending deportation to Turkey, putting them at risk of attacks and persecution in Turkey and / or return to Syria.
Alleged victims: 2
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06 Jul 2016
    17 Jun 2016
    Burundi
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de menaces de mort et d’harcèlement d’un défenseur du droit de l’environnement et des droits de l’homme se trouvant actuellement en Ouganda en tant que réfugié, et sa famille demeurant au Burundi.
Alleged victims: 1
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    01 Jun 2016
    Nauru
    JUA
  • health
  • mercenaries
  • migrants
  • torture
  • business
Information received concerning the deteriorating health condition of Mr. Milad Zonar Saghar, Ms. Nages Alizadeh, Mr. Daryosh Alizadeh, Mr. Jabar Hamvadi and Mr. Mosa Hamvadi while being based at the Regional Processing Centre on Nauru.
Alleged victims: 3
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    01 Jun 2016
    Broadspectrum
    JUA
  • health
  • business
  • mercenaries
  • migrants
  • torture
Information received concerning the deteriorating health condition of Mr. Milad Zonar Saghar, Ms. Nages Alizadeh, Mr. Daryosh Alizadeh, Mr. Jabar Hamdavi and Mr. Mosa Hamdavi while being based at the Regional Processing Centre on Nauru.
Alleged victims: 3
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16 Jun 2016
04 Oct 2016
04 Oct 2016
04 Oct 2016
04 Oct 2016
04 Oct 2016
04 Oct 2016
04 Oct 2016
04 Oct 2016
04 Oct 2016
04 Oct 2016
04 Oct 2016
04 Oct 2016
04 Oct 2016
04 Oct 2016
04 Oct 2016
04 Oct 2016
04 Oct 2016
04 Oct 2016
04 Oct 2016
04 Oct 2016
04 Oct 2016
04 Oct 2016
04 Oct 2016
04 Oct 2016
    01 Jun 2016
    Australia
    JUA
  • health
  • mercenaries
  • migrants
  • torture
  • business
Information received concerning the deteriorating health condition of Mr. Milad Zonar Saghar, Ms. Nages Alizadeh, Mr. Daryosh Alizadeh, Mr. Jabar Hamdavi and Mr. Mosa Hamdavi while being based at the Regional Processing Centre on Nauru.
Alleged victims: 3
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29 Jun 2016
14 Jul 2016
    31 Mar 2016
    North Macedonia
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • torture
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Allegations of physical violence by law enforcement officials of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia against migrants peacefully protesting and of collective expulsion of migrants in possible violation of the principle of non-refoulement. According to the information received, on 27 February 2016, law enforcement officials from the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia started firing stun grenades and dispersing teargas in a mass of migrants peacefully protesting at the Idomeni border point. On 3 March 2016, two migrants - one of them a key figure in the protest - suffered physical violence at the hands of law enforcement officials. When more than 1000 migrants crossed the border to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia’s territory on 14 March 2016, they were apprehended by military and police and expelled to Greece; some of the migrants suffered physical violence at the hands of military and police. The issue of mass expulsions and violation of the principle of non-refoulement was subject of a previous communication sent on 4 March 2016, see above, case no. MKD 1/2016.
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    31 Mar 2016
    Bulgaria
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • migrants
  • torture
  • health
Alleged mistreatment of migrants and asylum seekers by law enforcement authorities involving threats to their physical and mental integrity, excessive use of force, summary returns in potential violation of the non-refoulement principle and due process guarantees, and systematic detention, including of children, in overcrowded and unsanitary conditions. According to the information received, between March and November 2015, at least 59 migrants have been returned from Bulgaria to Turkey by Bulgarian law enforcement officers, often after having been deprived of their personal belongings and after having been subjected to beatings. Police dogs and fire-arms are allegedly used as a means of deterrence which reportedly resulted in the death of an asylum seeker by a gun shot fired by a law enforcement official in October 2015. Migrants, including children, getting caught when crossing the border irregularly get systematically detained in centres in overcrowded and unsanitary conditions, which could amount to ill-treatment.
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31 May 2016
    04 Mar 2016
    Slovenia
    JUA
  • migrants
  • racism
  • torture
Allegations concerning plans by the Heads of Police Services of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia and Austria to increase policing along the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia’s border with Greece. According to the information received, this may result in mass expulsions and refusal of entry to those in need of international protection thereby violating the principle of non-refoulement. Communications with similar contents were also sent to the Governments of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia and Austria on 4 March 2016, see above and below, case nos. HRV 1/2016, SRB 1/2016, AUT 1/2016 and MKD 1/2016.
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10 Jun 2016
    04 Mar 2016
    Serbia
    JUA
  • migrants
  • racism
  • torture
Allegations concerning plans by the Heads of Police Services of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia and Austria to increase policing along the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia’s border with Greece. According to the information received, this may result in mass expulsions and refusal of entry to those in need of international protection thereby violating the principle of non-refoulement. Communications with similar contents were also sent to the Governments of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Austria, Croatia and Slovenia on 4 March 2016, see above and below, case nos. HRV 1/2016, AUT 1/2016, SVN 1/2016 and MKD 1/2016.
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26 May 2016
    04 Mar 2016
    North Macedonia
    JUA
  • migrants
  • racism
  • torture
Allegations concerning plans by the Heads of Police Services of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia and Austria to increase policing along the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia’s border with Greece. According to the information received, this may result in mass expulsions and refusal of entry to those in need of international protection thereby violating the principle of non-refoulement. Communications with similar contents were also sent to the Governments of Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia and Austria on 4 March 2016, see above, case nos. HRV 1/2016, SRB 1/2016, SVN 1/2016 and AUT 1/2016.
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    04 Mar 2016
    Croatia
    JUA
  • migrants
  • racism
  • torture
Allegations concerning plans by the Heads of Police Services of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia and Austria to increase policing along the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia’s border with Greece. According to the information received, this may result in mass expulsions and refusal of entry to those in need of international protection thereby violating the principle of non-refoulement. Communications with similar contents were also sent to the Governments of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia, Austria and Slovenia on 4 March 2016, see above and below, case nos. AUT 1/2016, SRB 1/2016, SVN 1/2016 and MKD 1/2016.
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02 Aug 2016
    04 Mar 2016
    Austria
    JUA
  • migrants
  • racism
  • torture
Allegations concerning plans by the Heads of Police Services of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia and Austria to increase policing along the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia’s border with Greece. According to the information received, this may result in mass expulsions and refusal of entry to those in need of international protection thereby violating the principle of non-refoulement. Communications with similar contents were also sent to the Governments of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia on 4 March 2016, see below, case nos. HRV 1/2016, SRB 1/2016, SVN 1/2016 and MKD 1/2016.
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05 Jul 2016
    25 Feb 2016
    Thailand
    JAL
  • migrants
  • trafficking in persons
  • slavery
  • business
Alleged human rights violations of migrant workers, who are working within poultry supply chains in Thailand. According to the information received, migrant workers are exposed to extreme exploitation and slavery like conditions whilst working in poultry processing sites. Human rights violations, including economic exploitation; debt bondage; physical and verbal abuse; arbitrary manipulation of salaries; a lack of social security and health protection; unsafe working conditions; discrimination; and restrictions on workers’ freedom of movement, are alleged to be perpetrated by recruitment intermediaries, employers and in certain cases local police.
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26 Feb 2016
24 Aug 2016
    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.
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04 Nov 2016
    16 Nov 2015
    Nauru
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • health
Allegations concerning the alleged sexual violence against an Iranian woman and ill-treatment faced by her and her brother in the context of their detention in the Australia Regional Processing Centre in Nauru and their interaction with the Nauru National Police Force. According to the information received an Iranian woman was assaulted and raped while she was on a community visit outside the Australia Regional Processing Centre of Nauru and did not receive adequate and timely medical treatment for her physical and mental health. In addition, her brother was subject to ill- treatment by the Nauru Police Force. Concern was expressed regarding impunity and lack of access to justice for asylum seekers who are victims of serious human rights violations in Nauru, such as sexual violence and ill-treatment and with regard to the targeting of human rights defenders, including asylum seekers who defend rights within these detention facilities. A communication with the same content is being addressed to the Government of Australia, see above, case no. AUS 7/2015.
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    16 Nov 2015
    Australia
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • health
Allegations concerning the alleged sexual violence against an Iranian woman and ill-treatment faced by her and her brother in the context of their detention in the Australia Regional Processing Centre in Nauru and their interaction with the Nauru National Police force. According to the information received an Iranian woman was assaulted and raped while she was on a community visit outside the Australia Regional Processing Centre of Nauru and did not receive adequate and timely medical treatment for her physical and mental health. In addition, her brother was subject to ill-treatment by the Nauru Police Force. Concern was expressed regarding impunity and lack of access to justice for asylum seekers who are victims of serious human rights violations in Nauru, such as sexual violence and ill-treatment and with regard to the targeting of human rights defenders, including asylum seekers who defend rights within these detention facilities. A communication with the same content is being addressed to the Government of Nauru, see below, case no. NRU 3/2015.
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17 Dec 2015
    12 Nov 2015
    Papua New Guinea
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • torture
  • mercenaries
Allegations of undue restrictions, harassment, intimidation and retaliation against human rights defenders and journalists documenting, and reporting on the situation of asylum seekers held at immigration detention facilities at Manus Island. According to the information received, these human rights defenders and journalists are documenting and reporting on the conditions of detention and allegations of ill-treatment in these centres, which may amount to torture A communication with the same content is being addressed to the Governments of Australia and Nauru, see above, case no. AUS 6/2015 and case no. NRU 2/2015 respectively.
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    12 Nov 2015
    Nauru
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • torture
  • mercenaries
Allegations of undue restrictions, harassment, intimidation and retaliation against human rights defenders and journalists documenting, and reporting on the situation of asylum seekers held at immigration detention facilities in Nauru. According to the information received, these human rights defenders and journalists are documenting and reporting on the conditions of detention, and allegations of ill-treatment in these centres, which may amount to torture. A communication with the same content is being addressed to the Governments of Australia, see above, case no. AUS 6/2015, and Papua New Guinea, see below, case no. PNG 1/2015.
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    12 Nov 2015
    Australia
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • torture
  • mercenaries
Allegations of undue restrictions, harassment, intimidation and retaliation against human rights defenders and journalists documenting, and reporting on the situation of asylum seekers held at immigration detention facilities under the control of the Government of Australia. According to the information received, these human rights defenders and journalists are documenting and reporting on the conditions of detention and allegations of ill-treatment in these centres, which may amount to torture. They are also reporting on the impact of the adoption of the Border Force Act, which includes provisions leading to the potential criminalization of journalists and human rights defenders, as well as restrictions to the right to freedom of expression. A communication with the same content is being addressed to the Governments of Nauru and Papua New Guinea, see below, case no. NRU 2/2015 and case no. PNG 1/2015 respectively.
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12 Jan 2016
15 Jan 2016
    05 Nov 2015
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
Retrospective charging and trial of a human rights defender. According to the information received, since 2011, Ms. Tatiana Kotlyar has allowed migrants and asylum seekers to register her home as their place of residence free of charge in order to enable them to apply for citizenship in the Russian Federation. On 2 January 2014, amendments were made to Articles 322.2 and 322.3 of the Criminal Code, criminalizing the false registration of migrants. Ms. Kotlyar had previously spoken out in opposition to proposals of such amendments. On 11 March 2014, a criminal case was opened against Ms. Kotlyar alleging she violated the amended articles. On 30 April 2014, a psychiatric examination of Ms. Kotlyar was ordered by the investigating officer in her case. This was subsequently annulled, before the opening of a second criminal case against Ms. Kotlyar, again in relation to registration of migrants. The trial of Ms. Kotlyar began at the Magistrates Court of Obninsk City on 2 October 2015. The next hearing is scheduled for 6 November 2015.
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08 Feb 2016
    19 Oct 2015
    Italy
    JAL
  • migrants
  • violence against women
  • trafficking in persons
Allegations concerning the ongoing repatriation to Nigeria of a group of 68 Nigerian women, possible victims of trafficking in persons currently detained at the Center for Identification and Expulsion of Ponte Galeria in Rome, Italy. According to the information received, except for 13 of these women identified as victims of trafficking, international protection requests for all were rejected. In less than two months, between 25 and 30 women had been repatriated and the rest are awaiting imminent deportation. There is concern that the quality of the screening process conducted by the authorities, the characteristic of the group, the number of irregular migrants arriving by sea and the hidden/ dangerous aspect of human trafficking, may have hampered accurate identification of this group and other potential victims of trafficking during the screening process and their protection consideration.
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    09 Sep 2015
    Thailand
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • trafficking in persons
  • business
Alleged indictment of a human rights defender based on false accusations. According to the information received, on 24 August 2015, Mr. Andy Hall was indicted by the Bangkok South Criminal Court on the basis of accusations of criminal defamation and computer crimes. The indictment follows from one of four complaints lodged against Mr. Hall by the Thai pineapple processing company, Natural Fruit Company. The complaints followed Mr. Hall’s contribution to a report published by the Finnish non-governmental organization Finnwatch in 2013, concerning labour rights violations at the Natural Fruit Company factory in Prachuap Khiri Khan Province. Mr. Hall was the subject of a previous communication sent on 26 April 2013, case number THA 4/2013, see A/HRC/24/21.
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15 Sep 2015
    07 Sep 2015
    Hungary
    JAL
  • migrants
  • racism
  • torture
Allegations concerning the Government of Hungary’s actions aimed at preventing the mobility of asylum seekers and migrants onto and/or within its territory. According the information received, since April 2015, the Government has taken a number of measures aimed at preventing asylum seekers and migrants from either entering or exiting the country. In May, the Government mailed more than eight million questionnaires entitled “national consultation on immigration and terrorism” to its citizens reportedly inciting hatred and actively promoting hostility towards migrants. In early June, the Government reportedly launched a controversial billboard campaign against migration. On 17 June 2015, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade announced the closure of the Hungarian-Serbian border by erecting a four-meter-high fence by the 175-kilometre long border section. In July, Hungary’s parliament passed new legislation tightening asylum rules. On 1 September, the Hungarian police reportedly sealed off a major railway station in Budapest in order to prevent migrants from leaving Hungary. Grave concern is expressed at the above actions taken by the Government as part of a wider pattern of racism, racial discrimination and xenophobia against foreigners, migrants and asylum seekers.
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24 Nov 2015
    11 Aug 2015
    Mauritius
    JAL
  • migrants
  • health
Alleged pending deportation of an international student based solely on her HIV status. According to the information received, Ms. X landed in Mauritius on 27 January 2015 as part of a study abroad program. As part of the application, she was tested on 4 February 2015 in a private laboratory and was informed of her HIV positive status the next day. She shared the results of this test with her university. On 19 March 2015, the university ordered her to immediately go to the Passport and Immigration Office in Port Louis, Mauritius. Upon doing so, she received a letter of deportation, allowing her two weeks to leave the country. On 16 April 2015, the Passport and Immigration Office sent a second letter of deportation. Ms. X has turned to the Supreme Court of Mauritius to challenge the decision to deport her and to challenge the current law in place. On 6 May 2015, the court heard a demand for judicial review and decided that the case will be taken on its merits. A hearing date has been set for September 2015. The deportation of Ms. X has been suspended pending the judgment of the Supreme Court.
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09 Dec 2015
    10 Jul 2015
    United States of America
    JAL
  • Haiti
  • migrants
  • torture
  • health
Alleged forcible returns of medically vulnerable individuals with long-time lawful U.S. permanent resident status and criminal convictions to post-earthquake Haiti. According to the information received, between 2011 and 2015, the United States of America continued to regularly deport to Haiti individuals with criminal records and serious mental and physical illnesses or other disabilities, disregarding the fact that they had been long-time lawful permanent U.S. residents with deep family ties to the United States of America and little to no family in Haiti.
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11 Sep 2015
    17 Jun 2015
    Dominican Republic
    JUA
  • migrants
  • racism
Presuntas expulsiones de extranjeros a Haiti por parte del Gobierno de la República Dominicana con efecto discriminatorio para las personas de origen haitiano. Según la información recibida, el ejército dominicano realiza a diario expulsiones de extranjeros en los puntos fronterizos (obviando) ignorandola obligación de no realizar deportaciones de personas radicadas en el territorio de la República Dominicana que se hayan acogido al Plan de Regularización que finaliza el próximo 16 de junio de 2016.
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    01 Jun 2015
    Australia
    JAL
  • migrants
  • torture
Alleged violation of the principle of non-refoulement by Australian authorities by returning 46 Vietnamese asylum seekers to Vietnam without providing them with a fair refugee status determination procedure. According to the information received, on 20 March 2015, Australian authorities intercepted a boat carrying 46 Vietnamese asylum seekers, including an unknown number of minors, at sea north of Australia. All 46 asylum seekers were reportedly subjected to screening procedures at sea and, on 17 April 2015, forcibly returned and handed over to Vietnamese authorities in Vung Thau. It is reported that all adults present among the group of 46 asylum-seekers were subsequently detained for at least a week in a detention centre in Phan Thiet, Vietnam, where they were at risk of torture or ill-treatment.
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03 Aug 2015
    21 May 2015
    Thailand
    JUA
  • migrants
  • executions
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Allegations of “push back” policies of irregular migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh in the Bay of Bengal. According to the information received, migrants have travelled irregularly through South-East Asia to enter the territorial waters of Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia. Reportedly, after days of navigation resulting from repeated push backs from one country to another, irregular migrants had limited access to water and food, resulting in their death during their time at sea or after they had reached land. Serious concern is expressed about the push back policy implemented against irregular migrants entering territorial waters. Particular concern is expressed regarding their health and personal safety whilst at sea. Additional concern is expressed at the push back policy in instances where some may be asylum seekers leaving a country where they may face violence, persecution, torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment or other serious human rights violations.
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22 May 2015
    21 May 2015
    Malaysia
    JUA
  • migrants
  • executions
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Allegations of “push back” policies of irregular migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh in the Bay of Bengal. According to the information received, migrants have travelled irregularly through South-East Asia to enter the territorial waters of Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia. Reportedly, after days of navigation resulting from repeated push backs from one country to another, irregular migrants had limited access to water and food, resulting in their death during their time at sea or after they had reached land. Serious concern is expressed about the push back policy implemented against irregular migrants entering territorial waters. Particular concern is expressed regarding their health and personal safety whilst at sea. Additional concern is expressed at the push back policy in instances where some may be asylum seekers leaving a country where they may face violence, persecution, torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment or other serious human rights violations.
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    21 May 2015
    Indonesia
    JUA
  • migrants
  • executions
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Allegations of “push back” policies of irregular migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh in the Bay of Bengal. According to the information received, migrants have travelled irregularly through South-East Asia to enter the territorial waters of Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia. Reportedly, after days of navigation resulting from repeated push backs from one country to another, irregular migrants had limited access to water and food, resulting in their death during their time at sea or after they had reached land. Serious concern is expressed about the push back policy implemented against irregular migrants entering territorial waters. Particular concern is expressed regarding their health and personal safety whilst at sea. Additional concern is expressed at the push back policy in instances where some may be asylum seekers leaving a country where they may face violence, persecution, torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment or other serious human rights violations.
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    07 May 2015
    United States of America
    JAL
  • migrants
  • executions
Allegations of summary executions of three Mexican nationals in the United States of America. According to the information received, Mr. Antonio Zambrano-Montes, Mr. Ernesto Javier Canepa Diaz and a 31-year-old man, all three Mexican immigrants, were killed by police officers in February 2015 in different parts of the United States of America, allegedly as a result of disproportionate use of firearms. These incidents happened respectively on 10 February in Pasco, Washington; on 20 February in the City of Grapevine, Texas; and on 27 February, in Santa Ana, California. Concern is expressed at the circumstances of these killings, which appear to be the consequence of an excessive use of force by the police, and that the victims may have been shot while they did not carry any firearms that may have posed a threat to the safety of the police officers involved at the time of the shootings.
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25 Jun 2015
23 Dec 2015
    01 May 2015
    South Africa
    JAL
  • migrants
  • racism
  • executions
  • African Descent
Alleged incidents of racial and xenophobic violence, and attacks perpetrated against immigrants, refugees and asylum-seekers in different parts of South Africa. According to the information received, between 6 and 29 April 2015, at least four foreigners and three South African nationals, including a 14-year-old boy, were killed in attacks in Durban, properties were looted and over 1,000 people, including refugees and asylum-seekers, were displaced. The attacks targeted African immigrants, including those from Zimbabwe, Ethiopia and Somalia, and included violence against journalists covering these incidents and police. The unrests started in Isipingo and Chatsworth, where several grocery shops owned by foreign nationals were vandalized, and spread to KwaMakhutha and Umlazi. It is alleged that these attacks have left some 5,300 foreigners homeless in Durban; these persons are being assisted in four sites through municipal and provincial disaster management responses. Also, approximately 1,800 people are estimated displaced in Ekurhuleni Municipality in Gauteng following similar attacks. These attacks on foreigners follow previous ones which took place between May and June 2014, where several incidents of racially motivated violence and attacks carried out against foreigners and migrants occurred, especially in the provinces of KwaZulu Natal and Gauteng.
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    20 Apr 2015
    North Macedonia
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • migrants
  • torture
  • health
Allegations concerning the arbitrary detention of irregular migrants and asylum seekers, including children, at the Reception Centre for Foreigners “Gazi Baba” in Skopje. According to the information received, “Gazi Baba” has an official capacity of up to 150 people but currently holds approximately 350 detainees. These irregular migrants and asylum seekers are reportedly arbitrarily detained, sometimes for more than six months, without the possibility to challenge their detention in a court of law. Furthermore, detainees receive infrequent meals and some have to sleep on the floor. Migrants and asylum seekers suffer from medical problems caused or aggravated by the substandard conditions, the length of detention and the lack of consistent or adequate medical assistance. More specifically, overcrowding, unsanitary conditions, inadequate heating, insufficient quantities of hot water and the lack of ventilation were mentioned as factors that contribute to the outbreak and spread of respiratory, gastrointestinal and dermatological diseases.
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08 Jul 2015
    24 Mar 2015
    Bahamas
    JAL
  • migrants
  • torture
  • health
  • minority issues
Allegations concerning the negative impact of the recent immigration reform in the Bahamas and the subsequent alleged detention and deportation of persons, including children, of Haitian descent living in the Bahamas. According to the information received, on 1 November 2014, the Government of Bahamas initiated the implementation of a new immigration policy approved by Parliament on 17 September 2014. The new policy establishes that everyone living in the Bahamas is required to have a passport of the country of their nationality and, in the case of non-Bahamian citizens, a residency or work permit previously issued by a consular office in a foreign country. Reportedly, since 1 November 2014, several operations to enforce the new policy were carried out by officials from the Department of Immigration. In January 2015, the Bahamas Minister of Foreign Affairs confirmed that 5,841 people were repatriated during 2014. Reportedly, the measures have had a disproportionate impact on Haitians living in the Bahamas, including children of Haitian descent who were born in the Bahamas. Furthermore, detention conditions in Carmichael Detention Centre, where Haitians are awaiting deportation to Haiti, are reportedly not in compliance with international human rights standards. Detainees for instance do not have access to health professionals and are not provided with basic hygiene products, clothes, sufficient beds and adequate food.
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    25 Feb 2015
    Spain
    JAL
  • migrants
  • racism
  • religion or belief
  • minority issues
Alegaciones relativas a las “Recomendaciones en intervenciones con personas de origen árabe” emitidas por la Jefatura Provincial de Andalucía Occidental de la Policía Nacional. Según la información recibida, dicha Jefatura de Policía habría emitido recomendaciones a sus agentes sobre el uso de perfil étnico y racial, fomentando una vigilancia desproporcionada e injustificada hacia un sector de la población. Aunque estas recomendaciones hayan sido posteriormente anuladas, se expresa preocupación por que dichas medidas pudieran fomentar actitudes racistas e islamófobas por parte de agentes públicos y de la población en general.
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04 Aug 2015
    13 Feb 2015
    Spain
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Alegaciones relativas a las disposiciones del Proyecto de Ley Orgánica de Protección de la Seguridad Ciudadana (PLOPSC), las cuales contradecirían normas y estándares internacionales en materia de derechos humanos. Según las informaciones recibidas, el 11 de diciembre de 2014, se habría aprobado el PLOPSC en el Pleno del Congreso de los Diputados y sería inminente su aprobación en ley por el Senado. El nuevo texto mantendría e incorporaría en proyecto de ley una serie de supuestos y disposiciones que limitarían de forma desproporcionada e innecesaria el ejercicio de los derechos a las libertades de expresión, opinión y reunión pacífica y presupondrían la posibilidad de realizar expulsiones “en caliente” en Melilla y Ceuta. El anteproyecto de Ley Orgánica de Protección de la Seguridad Ciudadana fue objeto de dos comunicaciones previas, el 5 de febrero de 2015, ver arriba, caso no. ESP 1/2015, y el 30 de diciembre de 2013, ver referencia no. A/HRC/26/21, caso no. ESP 7/2013.
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19 Mar 2015
03 Mar 2016
    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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    05 Feb 2015
    Spain
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Alegaciones relativas a las disposiciones del Proyecto de Ley Orgánica de Protección de la Seguridad Ciudadana (PLOPSC), las cuales contradecirían normas y estándares internacionales en materia de derechos humanos. Según las informaciones recibidas, el 11 de diciembre de 2014, se habría aprobado el PLOPSC en el Pleno del Congreso de los Diputados y sería inminente su aprobación en ley por el Senado. El nuevo texto mantendría e incorporaría en proyecto de ley una serie de supuestos y disposiciones que limitarían de forma desproporcionada e innecesaria el ejercicio de los derechos a las libertades de expresión, opinión y reunión pacífica y presupondrían la posibilidad de realizar expulsiones “en caliente” en Melilla y Ceuta. El anteproyecto de Ley Orgánica de Protección de la Seguridad Ciudadana fue objeto de una comunicación previa, el 30 de diciembre de 2013, ver referencia no. A/HRC/26/21, caso no. ESP 7/2013.
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06 Feb 2015
19 Mar 2015
    09 Jan 2015
    Dominican Republic
    JAL
  • migrants
  • racism
  • minority issues
  • African Descent
Decisión del Tribunal Constitucional de la República Dominicana que declara inconstitucional el instrumento de acceso a la jurisdicción de la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos y rechaza una sentencia de la Corte Interamericana que fue objeto de una comunicación enviada el 11 de noviembre de 2013. Según la información recibida, el 4 noviembre de 2014, el Tribunal Constitucional de la República Dominicana decidió que el instrumento de reconocimiento de la competencia de la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos era inconstitucional. El 22 octubre de 2014, la Corte Interamericana había declarado que la decisión del Tribunal Constitucional del 23 de septiembre de 2013, que priva a la mayoría de la población de ascendencia haitiana de su derecho a la nacionalidad dominicana, era discriminatoria y ordenó al Estado a adoptar medidas de reparación adecuadas.
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    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
    24 Nov 2014
    Australia
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • migrants
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Allegations concerning changes to the legislation governing migration that would further weaken protection of the human rights of vulnerable irregular migrants. According to the information received, the Migration and Maritime Powers Legislation Amendment (Resolving the Asylum Legacy Caseload) Bill 2014 and the Migration Amendment (Character and General Visa Cancellation) Bill 2014, currently before the Senate’s Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee, propose a range of measures that would further contravene Australia’s obligations under international law, including the principle of non-refoulement.
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23 Dec 2014
    17 Nov 2014
    Papua New Guinea
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • torture
  • mercenaries
Alleged acts of intimidation and ill-treatment of two asylum-seekers, one a human rights defender of asylum seekers’ rights and the other a witness to the violent incidents that took place between 16 and 18 February 2014 in Manus Regional Processing Centre, Papua New Guinea. According to the information received, on 14 July 2014, two asylum-seekers were held incommunicado in the Manus Regional Processing Centre, an immigration detention centre whose security is operated by a private company contracted by the Australian Government, for three and four days respectively, tied to chairs and threatened with physical violence, rape and criminal prosecution if they refused to retract the statements they had made regarding the violent incidents of February 2014. Concern is expressed at the alleged ill-treatment of the two asylum-seekers and their physical and psychological integrity in the Centre. The violence surrounding the protests in February 2014 and the situation of asylum-seekers in the Manus Regional Processing Centre were the subject of two previous communications dated 27 March 2014, see A/HRC/27/72, case nos. PNG 2/2014 and AUS 1/2014.
Alleged victims: 2
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    17 Nov 2014
    Australia
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • torture
  • mercenaries
Alleged acts of intimidation and ill-treatment of two asylum-seekers, one a human rights defender of asylum seekers’ rights and the other a witness to the violent incidents that took place between 16 and 18 February 2014 in Manus Regional Processing Centre, Papua New Guinea. According to the information received, on 14 July 2014, two asylum-seekers were held incommunicado in the Centre for three and four days respectively, tied to chairs and threatened with physical violence, rape and criminal prosecution if they refused to retract the statements they had made regarding the violent incidents of February 2014. Concern is expressed at the alleged ill-treatment of the two asylum-seekers and their physical and psychological integrity in the Centre. The violence surrounding the protests in February 2014 and the situation of asylum-seekers in the Manus Regional Processing Centre were the subject of two previous communications dated 27 March 2014, see A/HRC/27/72, case nos. PNG 2/2014 and AUS 1/2014.
Alleged victims: 2
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16 Dec 2014
    02 Oct 2014
    Qatar
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • business
Alleged temporary disappearance followed by arbitrary detention and subsequent denial for two human rights defenders to leave Qatar. According to the information received, on 27 August 2014, Mr. Krishna Upadhyaya and Mr. Ghimire Gundev of the Global Network for Rights and Development, an international non-governmental organization which promotes human rights and development, arrived in Qatar to investigate the working conditions of Nepalese migrant workers. During their visit, they were placed under police surveillance, including at their hotel. On 31 August 2014, they checked out of the hotel, but did not board their flights. On 6 September 2014, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Qatar confirmed that they had been arrested and detained by State Security forces. On 9 September 2014, the two men were released from detention. However, they have still not been allowed to leave the country. Grave concern is expressed at the refusal to allow Mr. Upadhyaya and Mr. Gundev to leave the country.
Alleged victims: 2
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18 Dec 2014
    21 Jul 2014
    Congo
    JAL
  • migrants
  • torture
  • violence against women
Allégations sur la situation des ressortissants de la République Démocratique du Congo expulsés par les forces de l’ordre congolaises depuis Avril 2014. Selon les informations reçues, le 4 avril 2014, une opération policière nommée « Mbata ya Bakolo » (en français : la gifle des ainés) aurait été lancée à Brazzaville. Depuis lors plus de 130 000 ressortissants de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) auraient été expulsés de la République du Congo (Brazzaville). Les préoccupations comprennent l’expulsion massive des ressortissants de la République Démocratique du Congo dans le cadre de l’opération policière nommée « Mbata ya Bakolo » et en outre, les allégations de mauvais traitement, abus d’autorité, détention arbitraire, et violences sexuelles dont sont victimes les ressortissants du RDC sont préoccupants ainsi que le fait que ces expulsions auraient été menées sans décision de justice et sans qu’aucune mesure de protection ne soit offerte aux personnes concernées.
Alleged victims: 4
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05 Sep 2014
15 Oct 2014
15 Oct 2014
    15 Jul 2014
    Other actors
    JAL
  • migrants
  • trafficking in persons
  • slavery
  • business
Alleged trafficking of migrant workers for the purpose of labour exploitation and debt bondage by Natural Fruit Company Ltd.; alleged civil and criminal charges brought by Natural Fruit Company Ltd. against a human rights defender. According to the information received, Natural Fruit Company Ltd. has confiscated migrant workers’ identification documents and work permits and placed them into debt bondage. The company allegedly continues to be in violation of Thai labour laws with regards to minimum wages, working hours, entitlement to paid sick leave and conditions of work. In addition, Mr. Andy Hall, a human rights defender and lead-researcher in Thailand for Finnwatch, a Finnish non-governmental organization focusing on corporate responsibility, has faced a series of civil and criminal charges brought by Natural Fruit Company Ltd. after publication of the Finnwatch report “Cheap has a high price: Responsibility problems relating to international private label products and food production in Thailand.” Natural Fruit Company Ltd. was one of the companies investigated for this report. Mr. Hall was the subject of an earlier communication sent to the Government of Thailand on 26 April 2013, see A/HRC/24/21, case no. THA 4/2013. A second communication was sent to Vita Food Factory, another Thai business enterprise, which faces similar allegations of human rights abuses, on 15 July 2014, see above, case no. OTH 6/2014. Natural Fruit Company Ltd. and Vita Food Factory were the subjects of a previous communication sent to the Government of Thailand on 7 April 2014, see a/HRC/27/72, case no. THA 2/2014.
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    15 Jul 2014
    Other actors
    JAL
  • migrants
  • trafficking in persons
  • slavery
  • business
Alleged trafficking of migrant workers for the purpose of labour exploitation and debt bondage by Vita Food Factory, a Thai business enterprise. According to the information received, Vita Food Factory has confiscated migrant workers identification documents and work permits, and placed them into debt bondage with the involvement of labour brokers. It is also reported that migrant workers employed by Vita Food Company have been made to pay very high documentation and brokers fees respectively to the company and labour brokers who deceived them by using false job advertisements. The company allegedly continues to be in violation of Thai labour laws with regards to minimum wages, working hours, entitlement to paid sick leave and conditions of work. This same issue was the subject of a previous communication sent to the Government of Thailand on 7 April 2014, see a/HRC/27/72, case no. THA 2/2014.
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    08 Jul 2014
    Republic of Moldova
    JAL
  • migrants
  • racism
Allegations of disproportionate punishment of four Israeli medical students based on their nationality, and subsequent biased public statements against foreign students made by a high-ranking official of the Bureau on Migration and Asylum. According to the information received, on 3 May 2014, a group of allegedly drunk Moldovans provoked four Israeli nationals residing in Moldova as students - Messrs. Matani Muhammad, Abu Ahmad Jihad, Dallashi Abd Alkader and Dallasheh Hamzeh - with ethnically tainted statements outside of a restaurant in Chisinau. The provocation led to a fight, following which the Israelis’ were each given a 400 MDL fine (approximately 29 USD), expulsion orders and a five-year residence ban for constituting threats to the State, thereby effectively terminating their medical studies. Additionally, on 30 May 2014, following another fight in a nightclub between foreign students and Moldovans, a high-ranking official of the Bureau on Migration and Asylum reportedly made public statements biased against foreign students.
Alleged victims: 4
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15 Sep 2014
    08 Jul 2014
    Australia
    JUA
  • migrants
  • torture
Alleged incommunicado detention and imminent deportation of two groups of Sri Lankan asylum seekers and migrants, including a significant number of Tamils, to Sri Lanka, by the Australian government. According to the information received, between 26 and 28 June 2014, two boats carrying 153 and 50 Sri Lankan asylum seekers and migrants respectively, including a significant number of Tamils, were travelling to Christmas Island, Australia, where the people on board intended to claim protection. It is alleged that these asylum seekers and migrants were intercepted at sea by Australian officials and are being held incommunicado with a view to transferring them to the custody of Sri Lankan officials. The asylum seekers and migrants have allegedly been subjected to a dramatically abbreviated ‘screening’ process conducted on the high seas without any legal assistance. On 7 July 2014, the Minister of Immigration confirmed the decision to hand 41 asylum-seekers and migrants back to Sri Lankan authorities during a transfer at sea.
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10 Jul 2014
05 May 2015
    07 Jul 2014
    United States of America
    JAL
  • migrants
  • sale of children
  • violence against women
  • trafficking in persons
Alleged detention and deportation of unaccompanied migrant children arriving at the southwest border of the United States of America. According to the information received, since October 2013, immigration officials have apprehended tens of thousands of unaccompanied migrant children arriving at the southwest border of the United States of America, and detained them in improvised detention centres where they are held in inhumane conditions and do not receive special protection measures such as psychological or age-appropriate care. Many of the unaccompanied children are unable to access the refugee status determining procedures. Despite a sharp increase in the number of children claiming that they fear returning to their countries of origin, there have been reports of massive deportations.
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25 Nov 2014
    26 May 2014
    Bahrain
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • migrants
Allegations of arbitrary arrest and detention of a Pakistani national. According to the information received, Mr. Mudassir Ali, a Pakistani businessman, was arrested by officers of the Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) in his office on 19 August 2013. On 23 September 2013, he was convicted of embezzlement and sentenced to six months imprisonment and deportation to Pakistan. On appeal, his sentence was reduced to three months imprisonment and deportation. Despite having served his sentence in Hozel Job Prison, Mr. Ali is still detained in the said prison. The authorities allegedly continue to lay new charges against him in order to keep him in detention. Mr. Ali has not been informed of these new charges and is at risk of being summarily expelled from Bahrain to the United Arab Emirates.
Alleged victims: 1
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01 Oct 2014
    24 Apr 2014
    Cyprus
    JAL
  • migrants
  • religion or belief
  • torture
Alleged denial of asylum to an Iranian national and his family, who has reportedly been persecuted in the Islamic Republic of Iran for holding beliefs critical of Islam. According to the information received, Mr. X and his family arrived in Cyprus in 2000 and lodged an application for asylum through Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. He submitted an asylum claim again in mid-2002 to the Asylum Service of the Republic of Cyprus, but it is alleged that relevant documents were removed from the file and his case was subsequently evaluated and rejected. He filed additional documents in December 2012 to reopen his case. It is alleged that Mr. X and his wife have been detained several times for visa issues in Cyprus and concern is expressed that Mr. X could be at risk of torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, or capital punishment, in case of deportation to Iran.
Alleged victims: 1
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01 Jul 2014
    17 Apr 2014
    Kenya
    JAL
  • migrants
  • racism
  • terrorism
Allegations of mass detention of foreigners following Kenya’s policy against terrorism. According to the information received, after recent unidentified terrorist bombings in several places in Kenya, the Government has launched a security operation called operation “Rudisha Usalama”. This security operation resulted in police raids whereby reportedly up to 2000 people were arrested, with several hundreds being transferred to and detained in the Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi and other police stations. It is alleged that these arrests targeted Somali migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers, among them women and children, living in Nairobi.
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    07 Apr 2014
    Thailand
    JAL
  • migrants
  • trafficking in persons
  • slavery
  • business
Alleged trafficking of migrant workers for the purpose of labour exploitation and debt bondage at Vita Food Factory and Natural Fruit Factory. According to the information received, Vita Food Factory and Natural Fruit Factory have confiscated migrant workers identification documents and work permits and have been holding them in debt bondage with the complicity of labour brokers. It is also reported that migrant workers employed by Vita Food Factory have been made to pay very high documentation and brokers fees to the company and labour brokers who deceived them by using false job advertisements. Both companies allegedly continue to be in violation of Thai labour laws with regard to minimum wages, working hours, entitlement to paid sick leave and conditions of work. Two communications on this subject were previously sent on 14 May 2012, see A/HRC/21/49, case no. THA 2/2012 and on 26 April 2013, see A/HRC/24/21, case no. THA 4/2013.
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    02 Apr 2014
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • migrants
  • executions
  • torture
  • violence against women
Alleged risk of imminent execution of a migrant worker in violation of international human rights law. According to the information received, Ms. Satinah Binti Jumadi Ahmad, a 41-year-old migrant worker from Indonesia, is at risk of imminent execution in Saudi Arabia. She was reportedly sentenced to death in 2010 for the murder of her employer. The defendant claimed however that the killing had occurred in self-defence and after months of abuse by her employer. It is unclear to what extent the circumstances surrounding the killing committed by Ms. Ahmad were considered during the trial against her. Ms. Ahmad is reported to risk execution as of 3 April 2014, if compensation is not paid to the family of the employer. Reportedly, the death penalty is used disproportionately against foreign nationals in Saudi Arabia.
Alleged victims: 1
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    31 Mar 2014
    Cyprus
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • migrants
Alleged arbitrary detention of asylum seekers. According to the information received, the asylum claims of Messrs’ X, Y, Z and A, asylum seekers from the Islamic Republic of Iran, have been rejected by the authorities of Cyprus. They have all been detained for more than 18 months in Menoyia Police Detention Centre, where they live in cramped conditions with eight detainees sharing one room of 18 square metres. On 3 March 2014, Mr. X reportedly started a hunger strike to protest against the arbitrary practice of long detention of rejected asylum seekers, which allegedly is based on racist and xenophobic prejudices by the immigration authorities.
Alleged victims: 4
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    27 Mar 2014
    Papua New Guinea
    JAL
  • migrants
  • executions
  • torture
  • mercenaries
  • health
Allegations concerning the indefinite detention of asylum seekers, the detention of children, the detention conditions and the violent response to protests against these conditions. According to the information received, at the end of January 2014, asylum seekers at the Manus Island Regional Processing Centre staged protests about their conditions. On17 and 18 February 2014, protests violently escalated in the Manus Island Regional Processing Centre. The G4S security guards (the private company providing security at the detention facility) allegedly responded with excessive use of force when protests escalated. It is alleged that the Papua New Guinea police responded with gun fire. This left one man dead and at least 53 asylum seekers injured. The Manus Island Regional Processing Centre is a closed detention centre which was set up pursuant to the adoption of the Regional Resettlement Arrangement in 2013 between Australia and Papua New Guinea.
Alleged victims: 1
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    27 Mar 2014
    Australia
    JAL
  • migrants
  • executions
  • torture
  • mercenaries
  • health
Allegations concerning the indefinite detention of asylum seekers, the detention of children, the detention conditions and the violent response to protests against these conditions. According to the information received, at the end of January 2014, asylum seekers at the Manus Island Regional Processing Centre staged protests about their conditions. On17 and 18 February 2014, protests violently escalated in the Manus Island Regional Processing Centre. The G4S security guards (the private company providing security at the detention facility) allegedly responded with excessive use of force when protests escalated. It is alleged that the Papua New Guinea police responded with gun fire. This left one man dead and at least 53 asylum seekers injured. The Manus Island Regional Processing Centre is a closed detention centre which was set up pursuant to the adoption of the Regional Resettlement Arrangement in 2013 between Australia and Papua New Guinea.
Alleged victims: 1
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26 May 2014
19 Dec 2014
    24 Feb 2014
    Qatar
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • migrants
  • torture
Alleged arbitrary detention and ill-treatment of a Colombian national and violations of due process and fair trial guarantees. According to the information received, Mr. Juan Pablo Iragorri Medina was arrested on 30 June 2011 without a warrant and detained for more than three months in complete isolation first in a former jail and then at the Crime Investigation Department, without access to a lawyer, his family or the Colombian authorities. Mr. Iragorri was reportedly forced to sign a confession of guilt written in Arabic, a language he does not understand. Mr. Iragorri allegedly suffered ill-treatment while in detention and serious violations of his rights to due process and a fair trial. On 27 December 2012, Mr. Iragorri was sentenced to life in prison for drug trafficking, a sentence upheld by the Court of Appeal on 25 November 2013.
Alleged victims: 1
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07 Apr 2014
    20 Feb 2014
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • migrants
  • racism
Alleged incidents of racial and xenophobic violence and attacks against foreigners and migrants. According to the information received, these attacks took place after an alleged murder committed by a migrant from the North Caucasus on the night of 9-10 October 2013 in Moscow’s Biryulyovo district. After this event, several incidents of alleged racially motivated violence and attacks against foreigners and migrants occurred in different locations across Russia. On 13 October 2013, thousands of people marched through the Biryulyovo district in Moscow at night, demanding that the police find the alleged killer. Clashes ensued when riot police confronted protesters and were pelted with bottles, sticks and rocks. Subsequently, on 4 November 2013, a demonstration called “Russian March” was accompanied by violent attacks against ethnic minorities and foreigners working in Moscow. Nationalist rallies were also held in other Russian cities, including St Petersburg, Kazan and Irkutsk, and included attacks on trains and against religious minorities.
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    28 Jan 2014
    Sri Lanka
    JAL
  • migrants
  • women in law and in practice
Alleged discrimination against women of a circular issued by the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment. According to the information received, Circular No. 13/2013, issued by the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment on 7 June 2013, requests all licensed foreign employment agencies to obtain an assurance of the state of health and actual state of affairs at home from female domestic migrant workers in order to issue a clearance of “their state of affairs” in Sri Lanka so as to migrate for work abroad. It is alleged that the provisions of this circular discriminate against women and restrict their rights to freedom of movement and work.
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27 May 2014
    06 Jan 2014
    Singapore
    AL
  • migrants
Alleged summary deportation of 57 migrants. According to the information received, on 8 December 2013, a riot started shortly after a fatal traffic accident between a private bus and an Indian national construction worker in the area known as Little India. Approximately 400 migrants, mainly Indian nationals, were allegedly involved in the riot. At least 18 people, including law enforcement officials, were injured. Reportedly, a total of 57 migrants who participated in the riot were deported in December 2013. The decision was allegedly based on the police investigative findings only, without an opportunity for the migrants to refute these findings. There were also allegations of police brutality by some of the migrants who were remanded during the investigations.
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03 Mar 2014
    17 Dec 2013
    Qatar
    AL
  • migrants
Allegations of travel bans and unfounded court cases filed against migrants in Qatar in violation of international human rights law. According to the information received, Mr. Ganga Rai, a Nepali national, has been court ordered to pay compensation for damages caused by an accident while operating a vehicle in line of his duties for his employer, a transport company, allegedly due to the fact that his employer did not have insurance. Mr. Rai is being subjected to a travel ban, preventing him from leaving the country. Furthermore, Mr. Mahmoud Bouneb, Canadian/Tunisian national, Ms. Malika Alouane, a Moroccan national, and Mr. Haytham Qudaih, a Palestinian national, all former employees of Al Jazeera’s Children’s Channel, were accused of corruption, dilapidation and embezzlement of public funds, and subjected to a travel ban since 27 September 2011. It is reported that two separate investigations found no basis for these criminal accusations. Finally, Mr. Catalino III Lopez Pestano, a Filipino national, was reportedly illegally terminated by his employer on 12 May 2011. His employer did not pay his last two months’ salary, which resulted in a travel ban and consequently in his arrest and detention in April 2012 for non-payment of his loan.
Alleged victims: 5
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06 Mar 2014
    12 Dec 2013
    Singapore
    JAL
  • migrants
  • health
Alleged deportation of an Indonesian national living with HIV, from Singapore on the basis of his health status and pursuant to Article 8 of the Immigration Act. According to the information received, on 23 October 2013, Mr. X tried to visit Singapore for a medical appointment and was deported upon arrival at Singapore Changi Airport. It is alleged that the denial of entry was related to the one-week advance arrival of Mr. X prior to his scheduled medical appointment in order to carry out blood and other necessary tests. Mr. X’s passport was allegedly impounded by the immigration authorities for two hours until the next available flight. During this time, his phone was allegedly taken from him, and he was unable to make any calls. He was escorted to a detention room by the police and required to pay 61.00 Singapore dollars towards ‘security fees’, the details of which were not disclosed to him.
Alleged victims: 1
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04 Feb 2014
    22 Nov 2013
    Spain
    JUA
  • migrants
  • torture
Alegación sobre los riesgos de persecución, tortura y/o malos tratos en el caso de aprobarse la extradición a Kazajistán. Según la información recibida, el 8 de noviembre de 2013, la Audiencia Nacional examinó y autorizó la solicitud de extradición. La solicitud habría sido presentada por el Gobierno de Kazajistán, confirmando así, la decisión adoptada el 23 de julio del mismo año por la Sección Segunda de la Sala de lo Penal. Se alega que de ser devuelto a Kazajistán, el Sr. Alexandr Pavlov, ex guardaespaldas y jefe de seguridad del Sr. Mukhtar Ablyazov, podría ser sometido a un juicio injusto, así como podría ser sujeto a actos de tortura y/o malos tratos.
Alleged victims: 1
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13 Dec 2013
    21 Nov 2013
    Spain
    JAL
  • migrants
  • health
  • trafficking in persons
  • poverty
  • foreign debt
  • women in law and in practice
Alleged concerns over the impact of austerity measures on people living in poverty in Spain, in particular the effects on the equal enjoyment of their human right to the highest attainable standard of health. According to the information received, a combination of budgetary, legislative and administrative measures structurally modified the Spanish healthcare system, from a model based on the right to health recognized universally for all persons to a multi-layered model, which bases delivery on the economic and employment condition of the beneficiary. Specific groups have been particularly affected by this situation, including older persons, people living with chronic diseases such as HIV/AIDS, migrants, women (especially those disproportionately exposed to gender-based violence and victims of trafficking in persons) and youth/children.
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24 Jan 2014
    12 Nov 2013
    United Arab Emirates
    JAL
  • migrants
  • health
Allegations concerning Mr X, an Indian national, who was deported from the United Arab Emirates on the basis of a mandatory medical test that revealed an old tuberculosis scar in his lung. According to the information received, after securing a job, Mr X was required to undergo a mandatory medical test, including a chest X-ray, at a Medical Centre in Dubai. The X-ray results allegedly revealed an old tuberculosis scar, and Mr X was consequently deported. It is also alleged that Mr X was not given an opportunity to appeal the decision of the deportation or challenge the test results; nor was he given a copy of the medical reports related to his diagnosis.
Alleged victims: 1
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    11 Nov 2013
    Dominican Republic
    JUA
  • migrants
  • racism
  • minority issues
Presunta privación y despojo de la nacionalidad dominicana a potencialmente cientos de miles de personas nacidas en República Dominicana, con efecto discriminatorio para las personas de origen haitiano en la República Dominicana. Según la información recibida, el 23 de septiembre de 2013, el Tribunal Constitucional de República Dominicana dictó una sentencia (TC/0168) que modificó retroactivamente la normativa vigente sobre la nacionalidad en el país desde 1929 hasta 2010, la cual podría despojar de la nacionalidad dominicana a cientos de miles de personas nacidas en República Dominicana. El caso actual se refiere a Juliana Deguis Pierre, nacida en República Dominicana en 1984 de padres haitianos, y registrada como dominicana al nacer. En 2008, la Junta Central Electoral retiró su certificado de nacimiento cuando acudió a solicitar su cédula de identidad, basándose en que sus apellidos eran “haitianos”. El Tribunal Constitucional Dominicano rechazó el recurso de amparo de Juliana Deguis, afirmando que sus padres eran considerados “extranjeros en tránsito”.
Alleged victims: 1
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    18 Sep 2013
    Malaysia
    JAL
  • migrants
  • torture
Alleged impact of security operations on the civilian population and alleged torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment of Filipino civilians. According to the information received, on 5 March 2013, the Royal Malaysian Air Force bombed the camp of an armed group of 235 militants, known as the “Royal Security Forces of the Sultanate of Sulu and North Borneo”. It is also reported that mortar strikes were used by the security forces as they advanced, allegedly resulting in casualties among civilians, including migrants. Furthermore, systematic torture and ill-treatment of Filipino civilians have been reported, in particular of Tausug migrants in Sabah by the police for violations of immigration laws both before and after “operation Daulat”. Moreover, it is alleged that human rights violations against the Tausug migrants have escalated in both number and severity since the incursion and the launch of the operation.
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17 Jun 2014
    22 Aug 2013
    Switzerland
    JAL
  • migrants
  • racism
Alleged rules prohibiting asylum seekers from using public spaces. According to the information received, an agreement between the migration ministry and the municipality of Bremgarten, close to Zurich, allows local officials to issue rules limiting or prohibiting asylum seekers’ use of swimming pools, other public sports facilities, and schools. Reportedly, the rules are intended to secure an “ordered” and “conflict-free” relationship between asylum seekers and locals, and aim to avoid “friction and resentment”. It is further alleged that similar rules may be adopted in Alpnach, also hosting an asylum seeker reception centre.
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29 Oct 2013
29 Oct 2013
29 Oct 2013
29 Oct 2013
    15 Aug 2013
    Greece
    JAL
  • migrants
  • torture
  • health
Alleged death of a migrant detainee, suicides in detention, insufficient access to health care in detention, and lack of compensation to migrant victims of shooting. According to the information received, on 27 July 2013, Mr Mohammad Hasan, a 28 year-old Afghan migrant who had been detained for almost 11 months, died in a hospital in Athens. Allegedly, the police authorities at Korinthos detention centre had repeatedly rejected his requests to see a doctor. Furthermore, in two recent incidents, in police facilities in Grevena and Kozani, two migrants allegedly committed suicide while in detention. It is further reported that a 33 year-old Congolese man was awaiting amputation of both legs following seven months of detention in Komotini without appropriate access to medical care, and a 28-year-old Afghan national, suffering from a serious disease, was hospitalized. Additionally, a group of Bangladeshi strawberry pickers who were shot at on 17 April of this year in Nea Manolada have allegedly received no support from the Greek government.
Alleged victims: 1
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25 Oct 2013
    13 Aug 2013
    Mexico
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Presunto secuestro de migrantes y amenazas de muerte y actos de intimidación contra defensores de los derechos de migrantes. Según la información recibida, Rubén Figueroa y Fray Tomás Gonzales, defensores de los derechos de las personas migrantes y trabajadores del Refugio “la 72” en la zona de Tenosique en el estado sureño de Tabasco, habrían sido victimas de amenazas de muerte e intimidación. El 8 de junio del presente año, Rubén Figueroa habría sido amenazado por un desconocido. Además se alega la presunta existencia de bandas criminales las cuales raptan y extorsionan a migrantes en situación irregular en esta zona. El 14 de mayo, un grupo de por lo menos 5 migrantes, entre ellos mujeres, hombres y niños, habrían sido presuntamente secuestrados y extorsionados por esta banda criminal que operaría en la zona. A pesar de que las autoridades disponen de información, se alega que las mismas no habrían tomado las acciones necesarias para proteger a las personas migrantes y a los y las defensoras de sus derechos de la actuación de estas bandas criminales, que continúan operando con impunidad.
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25 Oct 2013
    12 Aug 2013
    Malta
    JAL
  • migrants
  • torture
Allegations concerning the rescue of 102 migrants in the Mediterranean sea and the refusal of Malta to allow the tanker which rescued the migrants to enter into Maltese territorial waters and disembark the migrants. According to the information received, on 4 August 2013 a dinghy style boat with 102 migrants aboard was spotted in the Mediterranean sea. A nearby tanker, the MT Salamis, rescued the 102 migrants, disembarking them from their dinghy onto the tanker. Among the rescued migrants were allegedly four pregnant women, one injured woman as well as a five months-old baby. At 24 nautical miles off the Maltese coast, the Armed Forces of Malta intercepted the vessel and refused it entry into Maltese Territorial Waters, requesting it instead to return to Libya and refusing to allow the tanker to disembark the migrants. Between 4 to 7 August, the tanker remained stranded off the coast of Malta. On 7 August Italy accepted to take in the migrants and the vessel disembarked the migrants at the Italian port of Syracuse.
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14 Oct 2013
    30 Jul 2013
    Thailand
    JAL
  • migrants
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • health
Allegations concerning conditions of detention that may amount to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or even torture and possible refoulement of more than 1800 ethnic Rohingya migrants and refugees in immigration detention centers in Thailand. According to the information received, escalating violence in Rakhine, Myanmar, has displaced thousands of Rohingya people, many of whom fled by boat to neighbouring Thailand. Thailand treats these migrants and refugees as irregular immigrants and has detained them in immigration detention centers for over five months in conditions that may amount to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or even torture. Between 19 March and 22 July 2013, seven men and one boy allegedly died as a result of poor conditions and lack of medical care in the centers. In the Phang Nga detention center near Phuket, there are 276 Rohingya men detained in cells meant only for 5-15 persons. Their lack of exercise is emaciating their leg muscles. Furthermore, there is serious concern of refoulement and possible repatriation to Myanmar, since Thai authorities have restricted the Rohingyas’ stay to six months.
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05 Aug 2013
30 Oct 2013
    24 Jul 2013
    Spain
    JUA
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • migrants
  • torture
Riesgo alegado de la extradición inminente de una persona a Kazajstán, donde hay motivos fundados para creer que estaría en peligro de persecución, tortura y/o malos tratos. Según las informaciones recibidas, el Sr. Alexandr Pavlov es el ex guardaespaldas del Sr. Mukhtar Ablyazov, ex ministro de Energía, Industria y Comercio de Kazajstán, ex preso político y un opositor político del presidente de Kazajstán. El Sr. Pavlov fue arrestado en Madrid el 11 de diciembre de 2012 después de la emisión de una “notificación roja” de Interpol por el presunto delito de malversación en relación con bienes confiados. Se alega que los cargos en contra del Sr. Pavlov están directamente vinculados con su ocupación anterior como guardaespaldas del Sr. Ablyazov y con los cargos pendientes en contra del Sr. Ablyazov, y que tienen un carácter político. En enero de 2013, el Sr. Pavlov solicitó asilo político en España. Se informa que su demanda fue denegada el 11 de junio de 2013 por una decisión del Ministro del Interior. Se alega además que el caso de asilo fue acompañado por numerosas violaciones de procedimiento. El 22 de julio de 2013, la Sala de lo Penal de la Audiencia Nacional declaró procedente la extradición solicitada por Kazajstán contra el Sr. Pavlov. Según se informa, el Sr. Pavlov tiene un plazo de tres días para apelar la decisión.
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25 Sep 2013
    17 Jul 2013
    Kazakhstan
    JUA
  • migrants
  • torture
Alleged deportation in violation of the principle of non-refoulement and due process guarantees by the Italian authorities to Kazakhstan. According to the information received, the Italian authorities irregularly detained and deported Ms Alma Shalabayeva together with her 6-year-old daughter from Italy to Kazakhstan on 31 May 2013. Although on 12 July Italy rescinded the deportation order, Ms Shalabayeva and her daughter are now in Kazakhstan, and a criminal investigation has been initiated against her. It is alleged that the charges against Ms Shalabayeva relate to her husband, Mr Mukhtar Ablyazov, a political opponent of Kazakhstan’s President, and that Ms Shalabayeva and her 6-year-old daughter might be at a risk of torture or other forms of ill-treatment in Kazakhstan, due to her husband’s status.
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31 Jul 2013
06 Aug 2013
    12 Jul 2013
    Libya
    JAL
  • migrants
  • racism
  • torture
  • health
Alleged mistreatment of foreign nationals, mainly from sub-Saharan Africa, present in Libya. According to the information received, Government officials, militias and, in some cases, ordinary citizens motivated by xenophobia and misguided fears about diseases, detained foreign nationals on an almost daily basis, in holding centers. The conditions in most of these holding centres fell short of international standards, and at times amounted to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment. It is further reported that migrants were being forcibly tested for diseases and then deported, and were otherwise particularly vulnerable to abuse and exploitation.
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    12 Jun 2013
    Dominican Republic
    JAL
  • migrants
  • executions
Alegación de muerte violenta por uso excesivo y desproporcionado de la fuerza por parte de la policía en contra un migrante haitiano. Según la información recibida, el 14 de mayo de 2013, se habría iniciado una redada a las 4 de la mañana, por agentes de la Dirección General de Migración y la Policía Nacional, los cuales habrían irrumpido en la casa del Sr. Jean Robert Lores, ubicada en la ciudad de Juan Dolio. Además, se indica que los agentes habrían impedido al Sr. Robert Lores enseñar su visado de trabajo como carpintero, y le habrían golpeándolo repetidas veces con las culatas de sus armas y dado patadas en el suelo. Se informa que los agentes se negaron a dejar que el Sr. Robert Lores fuera llevado a un hospital inmediatamente. El Sr. Robert Lores falleció nueve días después del incidente debido a un paro cardiorrespiratorio a raíz de las heridas causadas por los golpes.
Alleged victims: 1
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    07 Jun 2013
    Italy
    JUA
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • migrants
  • torture
Alleged deportation by the Italian authorities in violation of the principle of non-refoulement and due process guarantees. According to the information received, while searching for Mr Mukhtar Ablyazov, a national from Kazakhstan who was granted asylum in the United Kingdom, the Italian police arrested his wife, Ms Alma Shalabayeva, for possession of a forged diplomatic passport. Two days after her arrest Ms Alma Shalabayeva was reportedly deported from Italy to Kazakhstan together with her 6-year-old daughter. Allegedly, while moving quickly to deport Ms Shalabayeva and her daughter, the Italian authorities violated Italian legislation on immigration and her due process rights. In particular, while in detention Ms Shalabayeva’s lawyers did not have access to her, and she was not provided with an interpreter.
Alleged victims: 2
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12 Jul 2013
30 Jul 2013
12 Aug 2013
    26 Apr 2013
    Thailand
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • trafficking in persons
  • business
Alleged criminal charges brought against a human rights defender. According to the information received, criminal charges of broadcasting false statements have been brought against Mr. Andy Hall, a British citizen, based on a complaint by a fruit processing company. Mr. Hall was the leading researcher for a report published in January 2013 by the NGO Finnwatch, which detailed serious human rights violations by the fruit processing company in question with regard to work conditions and labour rights of migrant workers employed by the company. Mr. Hall personally conducted many of the interviews for the report and faces, in addition to the criminal charges, a private lawsuit by the company demanding 300 million Baht (or approx. 7.7 million EUR) in damages for defamation and damage to the company. Mr. Hall has worked as a researcher on labour and migrant rights in Thailand for over ten years, exposing numerous violations. He was attached, until recently, to Mahidol University in Bangkok as an associate researcher and foreign expert.
Alleged victims: 1
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03 May 2013
06 Aug 2013
    08 Feb 2013
    Spain
    JAL
  • migrants
  • health
Supuesta legislación regresiva sobre el acceso a la atención sanitaria para los inmigrantes irregulares. Según la información recibida, el 20 de Abril de 2012 el Gobierno Español adoptó el Real Decreto Ley 16/2012, que modificó el artículo 12 de la Ley Orgánica 4/2000, para limitar el acceso a la salud de los inmigrantes en situación irregular únicamente a urgencias y atención médica en caso de embarazo, nacimiento y cuidado post-natal. También se alega que el Decreto 1192/2012 de 3 de agosto de 2012 asegura la asistencia sanitaria necesaria a los solicitantes de protección internacional y mujeres víctimas de la trata de seres humanos que hayan obtenido un permiso temporal de las autoridades españolas. No obstante, se expresa preocupación porque únicamente un pequeño número de mujeres víctimas de la trata obtienen efectivamente dicho permiso temporal Se alega que el Gobierno de España ha elaborado una orden ministerial en virtud de la cual la atención sanitaria de los inmigrantes irregulares queda condicionada a un previo pago, entre otros requisitos.
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08 Apr 2013
    11 Jan 2013
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
  • migrants
  • executions
  • torture
Alleged execution of a Sri Lankan domestic worker, who was charged with murder for killing a baby in her care in 2005 and convicted in 2007. Ms. Rizana Nafeek was the subject of a previous communication sent on 28 June 2007 by the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions. The Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia replied in a letter dated 21 January 2008. On 1 November 2010 the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions sent a follow up communication to the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. (A/HRC/17/28/Add.1). According to the new information received, on 25 October 2010, the Supreme Court upheld the death sentence. Moreover, it is reported that on 6 January 2013, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa sent an appeal to King Abdullah requesting a stay of the execution until a settlement could be reached between the baby’s family and a Saudi reconciliation committee. Appeals were repeatedly made by the parents of Ms. Nafeek to King Abdullah to pardon her. On 9 January 2013 Ms. Nafeek was executed by beheading.
Alleged victims: 1
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19 Jan 2013
    27 Dec 2012
    United States of America
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • poverty
Alleged limitations on access to justice for migrant farmworkers in fourteen states of the U.S.A. According to information received, lack of legislation and implementation of existing legislation enables the detrimental nation-wide practice of denying or not allowing certain human rights defenders, in particular legal advocates and other community service providers, meaningful access to migrant farmworker in labor camps, including by allegedly harassing and threatening these human rights advocates.
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02 May 2014
    11 Dec 2012
    Thailand
    JAL
  • migrants
  • racism
Alleged negative consequences of the upcoming deadline of the nationality verification process on migrant workers from Myanmar. According to the information received, the Nationality Verification process for workers from Myanmar has to be completed by 14 December 2012. It is reported that after the deadline, regularisation of irregular workers in Thailand will no longer be possible, and all five Myanmar temporary Nationality Verification centres should be closed and no longer issue passports or visas. Furthermore, it is reported that only legal import of workers from Myanmar under the Memoranda of Understanding process will be permitted, and Thai law enforcement authorities will implement a crackdown to remove irregular workers from Myanmar. The nationality verification process has been the subject of previous communications (see A/HRC/18/51, case no THA 10/2009, THA 1/2010, and 8 THA 6/2010.
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20 Feb 2013
    08 Nov 2012
    Morocco
    AL
  • migrants
Allégations de détentions de migrants, des expulsions collectives, ainsi que des actes de harcèlement et des violences des forces de l’ordre. Selon les informations reçues, à partir de janvier 2012, des campagnes d’arrestations, de détentions temporaires, d’expulsions et d’actes de violence contre la communauté migrante auraient eu lieu dans la région orientale du Maroc. Des migrants qui auraient tenté de franchir des grillages qui entourent la ville espagnole de Melilla auraient été transportés à la frontière algérienne pour leur expulsion. Il est allégué que les forces auxiliaires marocaines procèdent à des expulsions sans aucun respect du cadre légal en vigueur au Maroc. Même des femmes enceintes et des mineurs auraient été reconduits à la frontière, et parfois expulsés. De plus, des violences physiques seraient exercées par les forces de l’ordre marocaines contre les personnes en situation de reconduite. Les opérations auraient été effectuées en réponse à des pressions de la part de l’Union Européenne, pour mieux contrôler la frontière nord du Maroc.
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09 Jan 2013
    31 Aug 2012
    Jordan
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Alleged arbitrary rejection of a human rights association’s application to receive foreign funding. According to the information received, on 19 June 2012, the association Tamkeen for Legal Aid and Human Rights Studies applied to the Cabinet for approval for receivingUS$350,000 of funding. On 27 June 2012, the cabinet denied without any explanation the application of the association. According to the information received, the 2008 Societies Law, amended in 2009, which makes it mandatory for associations to obtain the approval of the cabinet before obtaining foreign funding, has increased the power of officials to interfere in the work of associations.
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01 Oct 2012
    21 Aug 2012
    Greece
    JAL
  • migrants
  • racism
  • health
Allegation of a worrying pattern of racism, racial discrimination, and xenophobia against foreigners, migrants, asylum seekers and refugees. According to the information received, this pattern is illustrated by an increase in xenophobic and racist attacks, the entry for the first time into Parliament of the far right wing political party Golden Dawn, and the implementation of policy measures targeting migrants and asylum seekers in the area of health, including their mandatory medical testing and administrative detention based on health status. Allegedly, several incidents of racially motivated violence and attacks against foreigners, migrants, and asylum seekers occurred in different places across Greece. Allegedly, the surge in these xenophobic attacks is linked to the rise of the Golden Dawn far right political party. Reportedly, an amendment to the Presidential Decree 114/2010 on the establishment of a single procedure for granting refugee status or subsidiary protection to aliens or to stateless persons was adopted in April 2012, providing for detention of migrants and asylum seekers based on their health status.
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19 Oct 2012
    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
    21 Aug 2012
    Bangladesh
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • racism
  • food
  • health
  • water and sanitation
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Alleged negative human rights impacts stemming from the order to ban three humanitarian aid organizations from supporting unregistered Rohingya asylum-seekers, refugees and migrants in and around unofficial camps in the Cox’s Bazar district in south-eastern Bangladesh. According to information received, Médecins Sans Frontières, Action Contre la Faim and Muslim Aid UK received letters on 2 August 2012 from the NGO Affairs Bureau attached to the Office of the Prime Minister, asking them to cease their operations in the Cox’s Bazar district (except in the two official camps, housing some 30,000 Rohingya, run by the Government and supported by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and other partners). It is alleged that the cessation of the aid organizations activities will not only seriously infringe on the human rights of the unregistered Rohingya asylum-seekers, refugees and migrants, but also have a significant impact on the large number of local people in the area who regularly access the services provided by the non-governmental organizations.
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23 Aug 2012
    15 Aug 2012
    Egypt
    JAL
  • migrants
  • executions
  • trafficking in persons
Alleged hostage taking, abuse and exploitation of migrants by traffickers in Sinai. According to the information received, the migrants were held captive by the traffickers and required to pay a large sum of money as a condition of release and journey to Israel. They were reportedly subject to torture, physical and sexual violence, forced labour and/or deprivation of food and water, if they were unable to pay the ransom. The Egyptian authorities allegedly failed to conduct any investigation into these allegations. This matter was the subject of an earlier communication in 2010 (A/HRC/17/35/Add.1). Furthermore, it was reported that the migrants were shot at by the Egyptian border guards at the Israel-Egypt border as they made their way to Israel. This allegation was also the subject of an earlier communication in 2009 (A/HRC/17/33/Add.1).
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    07 Aug 2012
    United States of America
    AL
  • migrants
Follow-up to two earlier communications concerning legislation which discriminates against migrants. A letter was sent by the Special Rapporteur on 16 September 2011, inter alia requesting information on measures taken to ensure that legislation at state and federal level ensures the protection of the human rights of migrants. Another letter was sent by the Special Rapporteur, jointly with two other mandates (racism and minorities) on 24 April 2012, concerning the Alabama Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act, which targets immigrants and people perceived to be immigrants, including persons of Hispanic origin, for harassment, intimidation, and punitive sanctions in the state of Alabama. The Special Rapporteur regretted the lack of response to these two letters. Furthermore, he requested information concerning the so-called “administrative DREAM Act”, as well as on the impact of the Supreme Court decision concerning the Arizona Immigration Law.
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    19 Jul 2012
    Thailand
    JUA
  • migrants
  • violence against women
  • trafficking in persons
  • women in law and in practice
Alleged human rights implications of proposed regulations which would require the deportation of pregnant migrant workers from Thailand to give birth in their home country. According to the information received, the Minister of Labour has proposed to introduce a regulation to deport pregnant migrant workers from Thailand. A working group under the Labour Ministry’s Department of Labour Protection and Welfare has two months to draft regulations for the implementation of this proposal. Reportedly, many pregnant workers are uncertain about their ability to reclaim their jobs upon returning to Thailand, and are concerned about the possibility of additional expenses incurred related to travel and recruitment fees. It is also feared that pregnant migrant women may seek unsafe abortions as their only option to stay employed, exposing them to serious health risks, including risk of death.
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26 Jul 2012
    22 Jun 2012
    Israel
    JAL
  • migrants
  • racism
Allegation of incidents of racially motivated violence and attacks against migrants of African origin, and inflammatory and xenophobic statements made in this context against migrants by senior Israeli State officials. According to information received several demonstrations against African migrants, including Sudanese, were held across Israel. During the demonstrations several migrants of African origin were attacked and abused. Cases of serious assaults against sub-Saharan Africans, including firebombs thrown into residences and a nursery, the beating of a hotel employee, fire set to an apartment where Eritrean and Ethiopian migrants were living, as well as the use of clubs and pepper spray in some of the attacks, were reported. Information received also indicates that high ranking Israeli State officials, including the Prime Minister, the Minister of Interior and Members of Knesset have made statements against migrants and characterized African migrants as “cancer”, “garbage”, “plague”, “rapists”, and “illegal infiltrators” who represent a threat to Israel’s national identity and are responsible for rising crime rates.
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    21 Jun 2012
    Republic of Korea
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
Alleged denial of entry to the Republic of Korea of Philippines National, despite his valid travel documents. According to the information received, on 1 May 2012, Mr. Michel Catuira, former President of the Seoul-Gyenggi-Incheon Migrants Trade Union (MTU), despite holding a current and valid G-1 Visa, was denied re-entry into the Republic of Korea at Incheon Airport, and deported to the Philippines. He has reportedly also experienced a number of legal problems regarding his work permit. As former president of the MTU, Mr. Catuira has been critical of the Government of Korea’s treatment of migrant workers, a key organizer of protests against the government, and vocally critical of the impact of the Employment Permit System on migrant workers. Reportedly, the Republic of Korea has arrested and deported several MTU leaders, and Mr. Catuira’s deportation may indicate the targeted crackdown on the work and activities of the MTU.
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05 Feb 2013
    14 May 2012
    Thailand
    JAL
  • migrants
  • trafficking in persons
  • slavery
Alleged trafficking of migrant workers from Cambodia and Myanmar for the purpose of labour exploitation and debt bondage. According to information received, Mr. X, a Cambodian in his thirties came to Thailand in December 2010 through a broker, CDM Trading Manpower Co Ltd, based in Cambodia. He entered into a contract with CDM to work at Phatthana Frozen Food Factory in Thailand. It is reported that his salary, attendance bonus and working days were less than what was stipulated in his contract. Accommodation and health care were allegedly not provided for. Moreover, part of his salary and his passport are reportedly withheld by his employer, to prevent him from leaving until his debts are settled. Reportedly, other cases point to a pattern of trafficking of migrant workers from Cambodia and Myanmar for labour exploitation and debt bondage in Thailand, particularly those working in Phatthana Frozen Food Factory and Vita Food Factory.
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30 Jul 2012
    04 May 2012
    Mexico
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • executions
Presuntas amenazas de muerte y actos de intimidación en contra de defensores de los derechos de las personas migrantes. Según las informaciones recibidas, el 31 de marzo de 2012, dos hombres se habrían acercado al Padre Alejandro Solalinde Guerra, Director del Albergue del Migrante “Hermanos en el Camino” en Ixtepec, con la intención aparente de atacarlo, pero habrían sido interceptados. Al día siguiente, el Padre Solalinde habría sido notificado que alguien había sido contratado a matarlo. El 19 de abril, el Padre Solalinde habría sido informado que había un hombre hospedándose en la localidad que habría manifestado recibir dinero para matarlo. El Padre Solalinde fue sujeto de comunicaciones anteriores (véase A/HRC/19/44, MEX 17/2011). A principios de abril de 2012, un hombre desconocido habría amenazado de muerte al personal de la Casa del Migrante “Frontera Digna”, el cual ya fue sujeto de una comunicación (véase A/HRC18/51, MEX 9/2011).
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02 Jul 2012
    03 May 2012
    Angola
    JAL
  • migrants
  • violence against women
Alleged mass deportations of Congolese nationals from Angola to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and the serious violations of their human rights in the expulsion process. According to the information received, in March 2012, over seven thousand DRC nationals were expelled from Angola, under degrading conditions, which included sexual violence against women. Allegedly, four DRC nationals who were detained by the Angolan authorities died of asphyxiation whilst awaiting deportation. These allegations follow up from ongoing concern about the mass expulsions of migrants from Angola, and have been subject to investigations by the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, UN Special Rapporteurs (see A/HRC/18/51, case no AGO 1/2011) and the Special Representative of the Secretary General (SRSG) on Sexual Violence in Conflict.
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    24 Apr 2012
    United States of America
    JAL
  • migrants
  • racism
  • minority issues
Allegation that the Alabama Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act discriminates against migrants. According to the information received, the act targets immigrants and people perceived to be immigrants, including persons of Hispanic origin, and has led to harassment, intimidation, and punitive sanctions in the state of Alabama. The act reportedly prohibits irregular immigrants from entering into “business transactions” with the state, requires schools to verify the immigration status of their students, provides for prolonged detention without bail for anyone who is suspected of being “unauthorized”, and provides that Alabama courts are not to enforce contracts in which one of the parties is known to be undocumented. This act was the subject of an earlier communication (see A/HRC/19/44, USA 17/2011).
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17 May 2013
    02 Apr 2012
    Lebanon
    JAL
  • migrants
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • trafficking in persons
  • slavery
  • women in law and in practice
Allegations of repeated physical and sexual abuse of an Ethiopian migrant domestic worker, leading to suicide. According to the information received, Ms. Alem Dechasa, a 33-year-old Ethiopian migrant domestic worker, was repeatedly physically and sexually abused by her employer. As a result of fleeing her employer’s house and seeking assistance at the Ethiopian Consulate in Lebanon, Alem Dechasa was physically beaten and forcibly dragged into a car by two men. It is alleged that Alem Dechasa was later taken to a mental institution where she committed suicide.
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30 May 2012
06 Jun 2012
08 Oct 2012
    23 Mar 2012
    Norway
    AL
  • migrants
Allegation that a repatriation agreement between Norway and Ethiopia may place the returnees at risk of human rights violations. According to the information received, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the governments of Norway and Ethiopia concerning return of Ethiopian nationals residing in Norway was signed on 26 January 2012. Reportedly, the MOU does not provide any safeguards for the returnees. Furthermore, Ethiopian nationals who have been politically active with the opposition may be at risk upon return to Ethiopia; and return may not be in the best interests of the children concerned.
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25 May 2012
    23 Mar 2012
    Ethiopia
    AL
  • migrants
Allegation that a repatriation agreement between Norway and Ethiopia may place the returnees at risk of human rights violations. According to the information received, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the governments of Norway and Ethiopia concerning return of Ethiopian nationals residing in Norway was signed on 26 January 2012. Reportedly, the MOU does not provide any safeguards for the returnees. Furthermore, return may not be in the best interests of the children concerned.
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    09 Mar 2012
    Israel
    AL
  • migrants
Alleged systematic and prolonged detention of "infiltrators" prescribed by the amendments to the 1954 Law on Infiltration adopted by the Knesset on 9 January 2012 and entered into force on 18 January 2012. According to the information received, the revised law raises a number of concerns in relation to, systematic detention prior to deportation for anyone defined as “infiltrators”; the use of detention for migrants who have committed no recognizably criminal offence and not on the basis of individual determination; and detention of unaccompanied children and children entering the country with their family members defined as infiltrators.
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    14 Feb 2012
    Saudi Arabia
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  • arbitrary Detention
  • migrants
  • racism
  • religion or belief
  • torture
  • violence against women
Alleged arrest and detention of Ethiopian Christians linked to their exercise of freedom of religion. According to the information received, on 15 December 2011, a group of 35 Ethiopian Christians was arrested in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia while travelling to their place of worship. Twenty nine women have been held in Amber 2 section of Briman Prison and the six men were held in section 10 of Briman Prison. Their arrest and detention is reportedly linked to their exercise of freedom of religion; they have been informally charged with “illicit mingling with the opposite sex”. The detainees face imminent deportation and had not had access to consular assistance. Further allegations were received on ill-treatment in detention and violence against female detainees.
Alleged victims: 35
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    26 Dec 2011
    Italy
    JAL
  • migrants
  • racism
Alleged killing of two Senegalese migrants in Florence by an Italian citizen in the context of a general pattern of racism, xenophobia and intolerance against migrants in Italy. According to information received, a 50-year old man opened fire and killed two vendors from Senegal and critically wounded three others in central Florence (in Piazza Dalmazia and San Lorenzo market) on 13 December 2011. Information received indicated that the killing could be considered a result of an increasing climate of intolerance against certain migrant communities that had increased over the years. Allegedly, Senegalese street vendors had often been the victims of racial abuse and attacks and accused of "stealing" jobs from Italians
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21 Feb 2012
    21 Dec 2011
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    JAL
  • migrants
  • violence against women
  • trafficking in persons
  • slavery
  • women in law and in practice
Alleged negative impact of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK) government proposal to abolish the Overseas Domestic Worker (ODW) visa system. According to the information received, the ODW visa system has been hailed as best practice and provides important safeguards to prevent abuse, exploitation and trafficking of migrant domestic workers. If the ODW visa system is abolished, this will contribute to facilitating contemporary forms of slavery practices, including trafficking, by allowing employers to bring migrant workers to the UK with no legal protection. Migrant domestic workers would also be tied to their employer and if their rights are violated, they may face the dilemma of continuing to suffer or fleeing and becoming irregular in the UK. Migrant domestic workers themselves would be unable to seek justice through criminal courts or employment tribunals for violations of their right to be free from servitude and other human rights violations.
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23 Feb 2012
    08 Dec 2011
    Australia
    AL
  • migrants
Follow-up letter to replies by the Government of Australia on two previous communications concerning the mandatory detention regime and the Agreement between Australia and Malaysia on Transfer and Resettlement of 25 July 2011. While welcoming positive measures taken towards the issuing of bridging visas during assessment of asylum claims and the progressive release in community of asylum-seekers and undocumented migrants in detention, concern is expressed at the policy of the Government to retain a mandatory detention regime. In regard to the Agreement between Australia and Malaysia,, concern is expressed at the fact that the Government intends to pursue such policy, including with States such as Malaysia that are not parties to the 1951 Refugee Convention, the ICCPR and the CAT. Concern is further expressed at the absence of provisions of individual protection in the Memorandum of Understanding of 19 August 2011 with Papua New Guinea. The letter seeks clarification on the above issues and invites the Government of Australia to engage in a dialogue with the Special Rapporteur in this regard.
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    02 Dec 2011
    Malaysia
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Allegation that the proposed Peaceful Assembly Bill may unduly restrict the right to assemble peacefully. According to the information received the Peaceful Assembly Bill tabled at the Malaysian Parliament on 22 November 2011, contains serious limitations to the free exercise of the right to peaceful assembly. These include the imposition of broad restrictions and conditions on assemblies; a ban on street protests; a vague definition of assembly; a prohibition on non-citizens and citizens under 21 years of age to assemble peacefully; a prohibition on children attending peaceful protests; a restrictive notification procedure; full discretion given to the police to recording assemblies but only 'reasonable' access to media; and excessive discretional authority and power to law enforcement officials and the Minister charged for home affairs for matters related to assemblies and their conduct. Grave concern is further expressed that the new legislation may prevent people in Malaysia from expressing their dissent in public spaces without fear of being detained or sanctioned.
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04 Apr 2012
    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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24 Nov 2011
04 Apr 2012
    16 Sep 2011
    United States of America
    AL
  • migrants
Request for information on measures taken to ensure that legislation at state and federal level ensures the protection of the human rights of migrants. The letter welcomes the announcement by the Government of the USA on 18 August 2011 of a new policy according to which deportation proceedings against irregular migrants who do not pose a clear threat to national security and/or public security, have lengthy criminal record and/or egregious record of immigration violations, will be suspended and subject to individual review. In this context, further information is sought on the situation, treatment and status of irregular migrants in the country, in particular the enactment of comprehensive federal legislation ensuring protection of the human rights of migrants living in the USA. This is especially important in view of recent enactment of immigration laws at the state level wnathich run counter to the international human rights obligations of the USA. In this regard, several states (Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, South Carolina, Utah) have reportedly enacted laws providing for the investigation and detention of persons suspected of living or working irregularly in the USA.
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    26 Aug 2011
    Malaysia
    AL
  • migrants
Request for information on measures taken to ensure compliance with international human rights law in the implementation of bilateral agreements on off-shore processing of asylum claims. According to the information received, an “Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of Malaysia on Transfer and Resettlement” was signed in Kuala Lumpur on 25 July 2011. The Agreement reportedly provided for the transfer of certain persons seeking international protection to Malaysia for refugee status determination, in exchange for the Government of Australia accepting certain persons who have been determined to be refugees by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Malaysia. The letter seeks information on measures that the Government had, or intended to take, in order to ensure that adequate protection safeguards in line with Malaysia’s obligations under international human rights and refugee law are put in place. Further, information is requested on protection safeguards related to specific vulnerable groups, including children and migrants who may have been trafficked.
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    26 Aug 2011
    Australia
    AL
  • migrants
Request for information on measures taken to ensure compliance with international human rights law in the implementation of bilateral agreements on off-shore processing of asylum claims. According to the information received, an “Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of Malaysia on Transfer and Resettlement” was signed in Kuala Lumpur on 25 July 2011. The Agreement reportedly provided for the transfer of certain persons seeking international protection to Malaysia for refugee status determination, in exchange for the Government of Australia accepting certain persons who have been determined to be refugees by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Malaysia. The letter seeks information on measures that the Government had, or intended to take, in order to ensure that adequate protection safeguards in line with Australia’s obligations under international human rights and refugee law are put in place. Further, information is requested on protection safeguards related to specific vulnerable groups, including children and migrants who may have been trafficked.
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    19 Aug 2011
    United States of America
    JUA
  • migrants
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • health
Alleged torture and ill-treatment in immigration facilities. According to the information received, 16 gay and transgender individuals were held in various immigration detention facilities between May 2009 and July 2011. J.H. was reportedly sexually assaulted by two fellow detainees. The staff allegedly did not provide adequate protection or investigate the violation. “N” was reportedly sexually assaulted by a guard while in segregation at the Eloy Detention Centre in Arizona. A number of the victims claim to have been subjected to solitary confinement or confined to “lock down” in their cells for 22 hours per day. A number of detainees have reportedly had difficulties accessing their medication at the Santa Ana City Jail in California. Furthermore, there is reportedly a lack of protection from persecution and respect for the principle of non-refoulement for those who risk torture if returned to their home countries on account of their sexual orientation, gender identity or HIV status.
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02 Apr 2012
    18 Aug 2011
    Mexico
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
Presuntos actos de hostigamiento y amenazas. Según las informaciones recibidas, el 31 de julio de 2011, alrededor de 30 patrullas de la policía municipal habrían rodeado el vehiculo del sacerdote José Alejandro Solalinde Guerra (ver comunicaciones anteriores A.HRC/10/12/Add.1 para. 1759, A/HRC/13/22/Add.1, para. 1561, y A/HRC/18/51, MEX 1/2011) y habrían detenido a uno de los guardias de seguridad y al sacerdote en la parroquia de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción. Los policías municipales les habrían trasladado a la Comandancia de la Policía Municipal, donde habrían sido detenidos durante una hora. El 6 de julio de 2011, tres camionetas oscuras se habrían estacionado en frente de la organización La 72, Hogar-Refugio para Personas Migrantes, en Tenosique, Tabasco y un gran número de migrantes habrían saltado las bardas de la casa para huir. El 5 de julio de 2011, un hombre, se habría presentado en la misma organización, y habría preguntado a los migrantes sobre el albergue y habría anunciado que pesaba una amenaza de muerte sobre los migrantes. El 29 de junio de 2011, un miembro del Centro de Derechos Humanos del Usumacinta A.C., el Sr. Ezequiel Serafín Esteban, habría sido perseguido al salir de su trabajo por una camioneta. El 19 de junio de 2011, miembros de la policía municipal encapuchados habrían forzado a un miembro de la organización, el Sr. Fredi Flores Mecia, a descender de su vehículo y le habrían esposado. Según se informa, algunos policías le habrían amenazado.
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    04 May 2011
    Mexico
    JUA
    MEX 9/2011
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
Supuestos actos de amenazas y hostigamiento contra defensores de derechos humanos. Según las informaciones recibidas, el 30 de marzo de 2011 el Sr. José de Jesús Luna Brenes, Visitador Adjunto de la Oficina Regional de la Comisión Nacional de los Derechos Humanos en Tijuana, se habría dado cuenta de que dos agentes de la Policía Municipal Turística estarían arrestando a una persona, y se habría interesado por el motivo del arresto. El Sr. Luna Brenes habría sido acusado de obstrucción de la justicia y falta de respeto a la autoridad y traslado a una estación de la Policía Municipal, y poco después habría sido presentado ante un Juez. El Juez le habría impuesto una sanción consistente en ?amonestación?. El Sacerdote José Guadalupe Valdés Alvarado es encargado de la Casa del Migrante Frontera Digna, Cohahuila. En abril se habría detectado un grupo de vigilantes en un coche estacionado cerca de la Casa. Durante este tiempo, los trabajadores de la Casa habrían sido amenazados por teléfono. La situación habría supuestamente empeorado tras el acompañamiento pastoral dado a un grupo de migrantes víctimas de secuestro y la denuncia que se habrían presentado acerca de estos casos. La Sra. Cruz Eda Fernández López es agente de la pastoral migratoria en la Diócesis de San Andrés Tuxtla, Veracruz. El 15 de marzo, la Sra. se habría dado cuenta de que había un vehículo gris en frente de su casa. Por tal motivo, habría decidido no entrar y parar un taxi. Una mujer desconocida habría bajado del vehículo gris y le habría empezado a gritar. Al arrancar el taxi, la Sra. Fernández López se habría dado cuenta de que el vehículo gris habría aparecido nuevamente. El Sr. Ignacio Muñiz Zamora es titular del área jurídica del Centro de Derechos Humanos del Migrante "Beato Juan Bautista Scalabrini", Nuevo Laredo. El 22 de marzo, el Sr. habría sido abordado en la vía pública por dos hombres desconocidos que habrían intentado subirle a un vehículo. Le habrían amenazado con un arma de fuego y le habrían sustraído dos ordenadores así como la radio que llevaba con él. El Sr. Muñiz Zamora había recibido amenazas anteriormente, al igual que otros integrantes del Centro. El Sr. Muñiz fue objeto de una comunicación anterior (ver A/HRC/16/44/Add.1, para 1706).
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    26 Apr 2011
    Australia
    JAL
  • migrants
  • health
Alleged mandatory detention of asylum seekers. According to information received, mandatory detention for unauthorised arrivals was introduced through the Migration Amendment Act of 1992. The legislation was amended in 1994 (Migration Reform Act 1992) ensuring that asylum seekers arriving in Australia without prior authorization could be detained for unspecified and prolonged periods of time. Allegedly, as of March 2011, there were 6500 people in immigration detention in Australia, as many as 1000 of these children. Some have reportedly been held in detention for as long as 7 years. In 2008 the Australian Government launched new guidelines according to which immigration detention should be used for the shortest practicable period and asylum seekers should only be held in detention while their health, identity and security checks are conducted. However, these guidelines are reportedly yet to be implemented. Allegedly, there are no possibilities to challenge the legality of the detention in a court.
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    11 Mar 2011
    France
    AL
    FRA 1/2011
  • migrants
Allégation de violations des droits des étrangers en « zone d’attente ». Selon les informations reçues, les personnes qui ne remplissent pas les conditions nécessaires pour accéder au territoire français ou pour poursuivre leur voyage vers un pays étranger; ou qui sollicitent leur admission sur le territoire au titre de l‘asile, sont placées dans des «zones d‘attente». Tout étranger maintenu en zone d‘attente doit se voir reconnaitre les droits énumérés par le Code de l‘entrée et du séjour des étrangers et du droit d‘asile. Or, leurs droits ne leur seraient pas toujours notifiés, et il y aurait des cas de violences policières. Il est rapporté qu‘à plusieurs reprises, des mineurs ont été refoulés vers leur pays de provenance. La Police de l‘air et des frontières n‘aurait aucun contrôle sur ce qu‘il peut advenir de la personne à son retour lorsque celle-ci a été refoulée.
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    03 Mar 2011
    Angola
    JAL
    COD 1/2011
  • migrants
  • torture
  • violence against women
Alleged mass deportations. According to the information received, over the last decade there have been mass expulsions by Angolan authorities of migrants, seemingly largely targeted at those involved in informal diamond mining in Northern Angola. While some of the deportees did not have legal residence in Angola, others reportedly possessed residence permits. It is alleged that persons expelled from Angola have been victims of serious human rights violations committed by Angolan law enforcement and security officials in the expulsion process. These include sexual violence, torture and other cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment. It is further reported that most of the expelled persons from Angola were forcibly returned to the DRC.
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30 Mar 2011
    15 Feb 2011
    Thailand
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • migrants
  • torture
Alleged detention of migrant worker with valid work permit. According to the information received, Mr. Charlie Diyu, 33 years old, from Myanmar, began to work for Tara Rit-taeng of Pathum Thani around December 2010. On 9 January 2011, he was reportedly seriously injured at a construction site. While he received medical attention at Pathum Thani Hospital, the hospital contacted the police upon realizing that he carried no identity card and could not pay his medical expenses. Mr. Diyu was reportedly held in custody at the Pathum Thani police station and then transferred to the Immigration Bureau on 31 January. During his detention, he was reportedly not given any medical care. On 1 February, Mr. Diyu was transferred to the Police General Hospital, where he was reportedly shackled to his bed for 4 days.
Alleged victims: 1
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28 Jun 2011
    15 Feb 2011
    Thailand
    JAL
  • migrants
  • trafficking in persons
  • slavery
Alleged trafficking of migrant workers for the purpose of labour exploitation. According to the information received, Mr. Kyaw Kyaw, a 25 year-old man from Myanmar, came to Mae Sot, Thailand in April 2009. In September that year he met a broker who offered him 8,000 baht (US$266) in cash and recruited him for a job. Mr. Kyaw was then allegedly sold to work on a fishing boat, where he worked for 10 months under very harsh conditions. During these months, he reportedly did not receive any salary for his work. After 10 months, he managed to run away. Reportedly, a number of other cases point to a pattern of trafficking of migrant workers for labour exploitation in the fishing industry, particularly in the coastal town of Mahachai in the Samut Sakhon province.
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20 Jun 2011
    19 Jan 2011
    Mexico
    JUA
    MEX 1/2011
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • torture
  • disappearances
Supuesta desaparición de migrantes, amenazas y actos de hostigamiento. Según la información recibida, el día 16 de diciembre, hombres fuertemente armados no identificados habrían subido a un tren en Chahuite (Oaxaca) y habrían secuestrado a aproximadamente 40 migrantes. El día 18 de diciembre, algunos de los migrantes que viajaban en el tren habrían llegado al refugio ?Albergue de Migrantes Hermanos en el Camino de la Esperanza?, gestionado por la Pastoral católica de Movilidad Humana de la Diócesis de Tehuantepec, del cual el Padre Solalinde es director. El Padre Solalinde habría denunciado los secuestros y, junto con más activistas, habrían llevado a cabo el día 8 de enero una marcha a pie para llamar la atención sobre la vulnerabilidad de los migrantes en la parte sur de México. Tras estos hechos, las continuas amenazas que venía recibiendo el Padre Solalinde y sus colaboradores se habrían intensificado.
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    09 Dec 2010
    Switzerland
    JAL
    CHE 2/2010
  • migrants
  • racism
Allégations d’atteinte aux principes de non discrimination et d’égalité devant la loi, et de recours à des messages à caractère raciste dans le contexte de la votation populaire du 28 novembre 2010. Selon les informations reçues, l‘initiative populaire «Pour le renvoi des étrangers criminels» proposée par l‘Union Démocratique du Centre (UDC) a été approuvée par 52,9% des votants. L‘initiative prévoit notamment que les étrangers sont privés de leur titre de séjour et de tous leurs droits à séjourner en Suisse s‘ils ont été condamnés par un jugement entré en force pour meurtre, viol, ou tout autre délit sexuel grave, ou pour un acte de violence d‘une autre nature; ou s‘ils ont perçu abusivement des prestations des assurances sociales ou de l‘aide sociale. En outre, l‘UDC aurait eu recours, dans ce contexte, à des affichages publicitaires contenant des messages à caractère raciste.
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    08 Dec 2010
    Egypt
    JUA
    EGY 14/2010
  • migrants
  • executions
  • trafficking in persons
Alleged hostage taking of migrants by traffickers in Sinai. According to the information received, approximately 260 migrants from Eritrea, Sudan and Ethiopia were held hostage for over a month in Sinai near the Israeli border, in extremely degrading and inhumane conditions. Reportedly, the traffickers were demanding a payment as a condition of release and ongoing journey to Israel. On 28 November 2010, three Eritrean hostages were reportedly killed by gunshot after their family members confirmed that they were unable to make the payment to the traffickers. On 29 November 2010, another three Eritrean hostages reportedly died after being beaten with sticks and tortured by the traffickers for attempting to escape.
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