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605 communications found
Date, Country,
Type and
ref. no. of
communication
Mandates Summary Replies
received
    27 Sep 2021
    Bulgaria
    JOL
  • health
  • privacy
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women
Information received concerning how the right to legal gender recognition is compatible with international human rights standards.
Alleged victims: -
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    23 Aug 2021
    Japan
    JOL
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the lack of necessary legislation to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse (LGBT) persons from discrimination based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Alleged victims: -
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    09 Aug 2021
    Ghana
    JOL
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • arbitrary Detention
  • education
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the tabling of a bill entitled “Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill, 2021” before the Parliament of Ghana. According to information at our disposal, the first reading of the bill took place on 2 August. The consideration of the bill is expected to resume in October, after Parliamentary recess and public engagement.
Alleged victims: -
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    03 Aug 2021
    Israel
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • housing
  • minority issues
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received regarding the arrests, judicial harassment, criminalisation and threats against human rights defenders in the Occupied Palestinian Territory and Israel.
Alleged victims: 8
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    19 Jul 2021
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the alleged raid on a women’ shelter run by the volunteer initiative group Marem
Alleged victims: 4
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17 Sep 2021
17 Sep 2021
    19 Jul 2021
    Nicaragua
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Información recibida sobre los alegatos de acoso por parte de los autoridades en perjuicio de los miembros de la entonces Fundación Violeta Barrios de Chamorros, supuestamente por la actividad política que desempeña su ex directora; el periódico Confidencial por la presión a los medios periodísticos durante el proceso electoral; así como a Juan Sebastián Chamorro García, por su actividad política en contra del Gobierno.
Alleged victims: 5
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    07 Jul 2021
    Canada
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • racism
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the delay in elaborating a plan of action to implement the recommendations formulated in the 2019 Final Report of the National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and in addressing the systemic causes of violence against indigenous women and girls, as well as Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex and asexual (2SLGBTQQIA) people in Canada.
Alleged victims: -
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12 Oct 2021
    30 Jun 2021
    Ukraine
    JAL
  • disability
  • arbitrary Detention
  • education
  • housing
  • older persons
  • poverty
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the situation of persons with disabilities in institutions, including in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Alleged victims: -
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    28 Jun 2021
    Bangladesh
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the arrest, detention and prosecution of Ms. Rozina Islam, an investigative journalist for Prothom Alo newspaper, the country’s largest newspaper.
Alleged victims: 1
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    25 Jun 2021
    Nicaragua
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Información recibida sobre los alegatos de detención arbitraria y violencia física en contra de la señora Francys Valdivia Machado y otras integrantes de la Asociación Madres de Abril, en el municipio de Estelí en Nicaragua, al igual que las detenciones, hostigamientos y declaraciones por parte del Gobierno en perjuicio de miembros del CENIDH.
Alleged victims: 1
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    24 Jun 2021
    Afghanistan
    JAL
  • women and girls
  • cultural rights
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the lack of meaningful participation of women in the recent rounds of Afghanistan peace negotiations.
Alleged victims: -
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    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
    10 Jun 2021
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • religion or belief
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the imprisonment of Ms. Nasrin Sotoudeh, a lawyer and woman human rights defender, in connection with her work in defence of human rights, including on legal cases defending women and girls criminalised for protesting compulsory veiling laws, and the related harassment of her husband, Mr. Reza Khandan.
Alleged victims: 2
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09 Aug 2021
    10 Jun 2021
    El Salvador
    JAL
  • executions
  • disappearances
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information recivida en relación con el reciente hallazgo de entierros clandestinos, incluyendo fosas comunes, con los restos de al menos catorce personas en la vivienda de un exagente de la Policía Nacional Civil (PNC). Se presume que el total de cuerpos en las fosas sería mayor. Once personas han sido ya detenidas en relación al caso y acusadas de nueve feminicidios y cinco homicidios agravados. De las víctimas encontradas, la mayoría son mujeres, incluyendo niñas. Preliminarmente se conoció que las víctimas presentaban signos de violencia, incluyendo agresión sexual.
Alleged victims: 14
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23 Aug 2021
    10 Jun 2021
    China
    JAL
  • trafficking in persons
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • health
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
  • torture
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the alleged forced organ harvesting targeting ethnic, religious or linguistic minorities such as Falun Gong practitioners, Uyghurs, Tibetans, Muslims and Christians in detention.
Alleged victims: 2
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09 Aug 2021
    01 Jun 2021
    Mexico
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • indigenous peoples
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Información recibida en relación con violaciones graves de derechos humanos cometidos en el periodo electoral, las cuales constituyen limitaciones importantes a los derechos a la vida, a la no-discriminación, a la libertad de expresión, a la libertad de asociación y a la libertad de participación política. Adicionalmente, los presuntos ataques a las instituciones electorales representan una fuente de preocupación. Asimismo, quisiéramos señalar nuestra preocupación sobre la situación preocupante de los periodistas, agudizada por el contexto electoral.
Alleged victims: 563
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26 Jul 2021
26 Jul 2021
    27 May 2021
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the transfer of several human rights defenders and political prisoners to prisons in distant locations, including Maryam Akbari Monfared, Zeinab Jalalian, Yasaman Aryani, Monireh Arabshahi, Mojgan Keshavarz, Atena Daemi, Sepideh Gholian, Golrokh Iraee, Saba Kord Afshari, Nasrin Sotoudeh as well as health condition of Raheleh Ahmadi and denial of temporary leave to Zeinab Jalalian, Maryam Akbari Monfared, and Atena Daemi, over the last 13, 12, and four years that they have remained in prison.
Alleged victims: 11
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04 Aug 2021
    20 May 2021
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • terrorism
  • torture
  • violence against women
Information received concerning cases of alleged arbitrary detention and sentencing of human rights defenders that carry prison sentences of 10 years or more in connection to the promotion and defense of human rights and related allegations of torture, ill treatment and poor conditions of detention.
Alleged victims: 20
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15 Jul 2021
    20 May 2021
    Honduras
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • indigenous peoples
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Información recibida en relación con la presunta detención arbitraria y acusación en contra de las señoras Marianela Mejía Solórzano y Jennifer Sarina Mejía Solórzano, al igual que los ataques recientes ocurridos en las oficinas del CODIMCA.
Alleged victims: 2
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19 Jul 2021
    17 May 2021
    Greece
    JOL
  • women and girls
  • violence against women
Information received concerning some provisions contained in the Draft Law of the Ministry of Justice on "'Reforms relating to parent-child relationships and other matters of family law' (hereafter the Bill) amending the Greek’s Civil Code concerning child custody in case of a separation or divorce of the parents which is currently being discussed in Parliament. This Bill, if enacted, could facilitate the exposure to heightened risks for victims of domestic violence in the context of shared custody.
Alleged victims: -
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    07 May 2021
    Colombia
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • torture
  • violence against women
Información recibida en relación a alegaciones sobre el uso excesivo de la fuerza y armas de fuego por parte de policías y miembros del Escuadrón Móvil Antidisturbios (ESMAD) empleadas contra manifestantes y personas defensoras de derechos humanos que protestaban de forma pacífica desde el 28 de abril de 2021 en contra de las reformas fiscales en Colombia, así como en relación a las alegaciones recibidas sobre posibles detenciones arbitrarias y desapariciones forzadas de estas personas. Tomamos nota del anuncio del pasado 2 de mayo por parte del Presidente de la República que retiraría el proyecto de ley sobre la reforma fiscal.
Alleged victims: 2000
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08 Jul 2021
09 Aug 2021
    06 May 2021
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • terrorism
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the detention of seventeen human rights defenders in the Islamic Republic of Iran for alleged crimes against the State in connection with their work in the promotion and protection of human rights. In particular, we wish to highlight those detentions, which carry penalties of ten years or more in prison, constituting a long-term detention, as well as where detainees are ill-treated or have access to medical facilities restricted. This letter is a follow up to previous communications sent on human rights defenders: Ms. Nasrin Sotoudeh, Mr. Esmail Abdi, Mr. Soheil Arabi, Ms. Farangis Mazloum, Ms. Atena Daemi, Ms. Saba Kord Afshari, Ms. Raheleh Ahmadi, Ms. Narges Mohammadi, Ms. Sepideh Gholian, Ms. Yasaman Aryani, Ms. Monireh Arabshahi, Mr. Farhad Meysami, Ms. Golrokh Iraee, Ms. Hoda Amid and Ms. Najmeh Vahedi. It also addresses for the first time allegations concerning human rights defenders Mr. Amirsalah Davoudi and Mohammad Najafi.
Alleged victims: 18
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    19 Apr 2021
    Switzerland
    JUA
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • health
  • housing
  • minority issues
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Informations reçues concernant le refus des autorités Suisses d'organiser le rapatriement de deux demi-sœurs qui se trouvent dans le camp de Roj. Les deux filles auraient été enlevées par leur mère et amenées en Syrie où elle s’est rendue pour rejoindre l’organisation de l’Etat islamique.
Alleged victims: 2
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24 Jun 2021
    09 Apr 2021
    India
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • terrorism
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning allegations of the arbitrary arrest and detention on terrorism charges of Adivasi human rights defender Hidme Markam.
Alleged victims: 1
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07 Jun 2021
    06 Apr 2021
    United Arab Emirates
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest, enforced disappearance, and continued incommunicado detention of Ms. Sheikha Latifa Mohammed Al Maktoum who is reportedly in imminent danger of further human rights violations, including her right to life.
Alleged victims: 1
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06 May 2021
06 May 2021
    06 Apr 2021
    Tunisia
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Informations reçues concernant l’arrestation et la détention arbitraire de Rania Amdouni, et les actes de harcèlement, intimidation, diffamation en ligne et d’incitation à la violence, notamment de menaces de mort et de viol, et d’agressions physiques et verbales dont elle a été victime
Alleged victims: 2
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16 Jun 2021
    30 Mar 2021
    United States of America
    JAL
  • sale of children
  • business
  • education
  • slavery
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received regarding the alleged role of Omegle, a live video chat website based in the United States of America, in facilitating self-generated and live video streamed sexual activities and material online that depicts or otherwise represents children appearing to engage in sexually explicit conduct.
Alleged victims: -
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    30 Mar 2021
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    JAL
  • sale of children
  • business
  • education
  • slavery
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received regarding the alleged role of Omegle, a live video chat website based in the United States of America, in facilitating self-generated and live video streamed sexual activities and material online that depicts or otherwise represents children appearing to engage in sexually explicit conduct.
Alleged victims: -
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17 Jun 2021
    30 Mar 2021
    TikTok
    JAL
  • sale of children
  • business
  • education
  • slavery
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received regarding the alleged role of Omegle, a live video chat website based in the United States of America, in facilitating self-generated and live video streamed sexual activities and material online that depicts or otherwise represents children appearing to engage in sexually explicit conduct.
Alleged victims: -
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28 May 2021
    30 Mar 2021
    Omeagle LCC
    JAL
  • sale of children
  • business
  • education
  • slavery
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received regarding the alleged role of Omegle, a live video chat website based in the United States of America, in facilitating self-generated and live video streamed sexual activities and material online that depicts or otherwise represents children appearing to engage in sexually explicit conduct.
Alleged victims: -
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    30 Mar 2021
    Mexico
    JAL
  • sale of children
  • business
  • education
  • slavery
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received regarding the alleged role of Omegle, a live video chat website based in the United States of America, in facilitating self-generated and live video streamed sexual activities and material online that depicts or otherwise represents children appearing to engage in sexually explicit conduct.
Alleged victims: -
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02 Jun 2021
    30 Mar 2021
    India
    JAL
  • sale of children
  • business
  • education
  • slavery
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received regarding the alleged role of Omegle, a live video chat website based in the United States of America, in facilitating self-generated and live video streamed sexual activities and material online that depicts or otherwise represents children appearing to engage in sexually explicit conduct.
Alleged victims: -
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    30 Mar 2021
    China
    JAL
  • sale of children
  • business
  • education
  • slavery
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received regarding the alleged role of Omegle, a live video chat website based in the United States of America, in facilitating self-generated and live video streamed sexual activities and material online that depicts or otherwise represents children appearing to engage in sexually explicit conduct.
Alleged victims: -
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07 May 2021
    30 Mar 2021
    Apple Inc.
    JAL
  • sale of children
  • business
  • education
  • slavery
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received regarding the alleged role of Omegle, a live video chat website based in the United States of America, in facilitating self-generated and live video streamed sexual activities and material online that depicts or otherwise represents children appearing to engage in sexually explicit conduct.
Alleged victims: -
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    30 Mar 2021
    Android (google)
    JAL
  • sale of children
  • business
  • education
  • slavery
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received regarding the alleged role of Omegle, a live video chat website based in the United States of America, in facilitating self-generated and live video streamed sexual activities and material online that depicts or otherwise represents children appearing to engage in sexually explicit conduct.
Alleged victims: -
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    18 Mar 2021
    Malaysia
    JUA
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • arbitrary Detention
  • religion or belief
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning threats, acts of intimidation and persecution against Ms Nur Sajat, a trans woman, and the ongoing harassment of her family members in Malaysia.
Alleged victims: 1
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24 Mar 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
    01 Mar 2021
    United States of America
    JUA
  • executions
  • African Descent
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disability
  • poverty
  • racism
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the death penalty in the United States of America at both federal and state levels.
Alleged victims: 49
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    25 Feb 2021
    Nigeria
    JUA
  • trafficking in persons
  • education
  • sale of children
  • slavery
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received received concerning allegations of mass abduction and trafficking of children in the Northern region of Nigeria.
Alleged victims: 500
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26 Feb 2021
    24 Feb 2021
    Mexico
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Información recibida en relación con alegaciones de acoso institucional y discriminación en contra de integrantes de la Red Feminista Quintanarroense por parte de las autoridades del Estado de Quintana Roo como consecuencia del ejercicio del derecho de reunión pacífica y el derecho a defender los derechos de las mujeres y niñas, en particular la despenalización de la interrupción del embarazo y abogar por los derechos sexuales y reproductivos.
Alleged victims: 47
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    17 Feb 2021
    Egypt
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • terrorism
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received regarding serious and grave developments that threaten the physical and mental integrity of a number of human rights defenders in the custody of the Egyptian authorities, including lack of medical care, physical and sexual assault, and alleged enforced disappearance.
Alleged victims: 4
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    12 Feb 2021
    Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
    JAL
  • sale of children
  • education
  • environment
  • human rights defenders
  • poverty
  • slavery
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Información recibida sobre el presunto abuso y explotación sexual de niños, niñas y adolescentes, asi como su reclutamiento como intermediarios para el tráfico de drogas en la comunidad Amazónica de Bella Vista, en el departamento de Beni. También quisieramos señalar la presunta falta de investigación de los hechos por las autoridades competentes.
Alleged victims: -
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16 Apr 2021
    10 Feb 2021
    Colombia
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • African Descent
  • environment
  • executions
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Información recibida en relación con las alegaciones de amenazas de muerte contra la Sra. Nini Cárdenas, defensora de los derechos humanos medioambientales en el departamento de Santander, así como amenazas de muerte contra la Sra. Ruby Cortes Castro y el intento de asesinato contra la Sra. Silvia Gelen Rodríguez, ambas defensoras de los derechos de la población afro colombiana en el departamento de Valle del Cauca.
Alleged victims: 3
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26 Mar 2021
    10 Feb 2021
    China
    JAL
  • violence against women
  • arbitrary Detention
  • cultural rights
  • education
  • health
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
  • torture
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary detention and ill-treatment, including gender-based violence against Ms. Gulbakhar Jalilova, a Kazakh national and businesswoman and member of the Uyghur minority, as well as the lack of gender-specific measures that meet the needs of women detainees at Detention Centres No. 2 and No. 3 in Urumqi, capital of the Xinjiang Uyhgur Autonomous Region (XUAR).
Alleged victims: 1
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23 May 2021
    05 Feb 2021
    France
    JUA
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • sale of children
  • terrorism
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Informations reçues concernant la situation extrêmement précaire de Madame Anaïck Descamps, ressortissante française, ex-femme d’un djihadiste, membre présumé de l’Etat islamique en Irak et au Levant (« Daech »), qui se trouve actuellement en détention dans le camp de Roj, situé au nord-est de la Syrie, avec ses quatre enfants.
Alleged victims: 5
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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
    United States of America
    JAL
  • women and girls
  • sale of children
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
Information received concerning a network of Romanian social media accounts publishing pictures of a pornographic nature of under aged girls on international social media platforms and the lack of adequate legal protection for child victims of online pornography.
Alleged victims: -
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06 May 2021
06 May 2021
    25 Jan 2021
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    JAL
  • women and girls
  • sale of children
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
Information received concerning a network of Romanian social media accounts publishing pictures of a pornographic nature of under aged girls on international social media platforms and the lack of adequate legal protection for child victims of online pornography.
Alleged victims: -
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29 Mar 2021
    25 Jan 2021
    Telegram Messenger LPP
    JAL
  • women and girls
  • sale of children
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
Information received concerning a network of Romanian social media accounts publishing pictures of a pornographic nature of under aged girls on international social media platforms and the lack of adequate legal protection for child victims of online pornography.
Alleged victims: -
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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
    Romania
    JAL
  • women and girls
  • sale of children
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
Information received concerning a network of Romanian social media accounts publishing pictures of a pornographic nature of under aged girls on international social media platforms and the lack of adequate legal protection for child victims of online pornography.
Alleged victims: -
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25 Mar 2021
25 Mar 2021
    25 Jan 2021
    Instagram
    JAL
  • women and girls
  • sale of children
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
Information received concerning a network of Romanian social media accounts publishing pictures of a pornographic nature of under aged girls on international social media platforms and the lack of adequate legal protection for child victims of online pornography.
Alleged victims: -
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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
    20 Jan 2021
    Poland
    JAL
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • cultural rights
  • education
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning (i) the increased use of hate speech and violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse (“LGBT”) persons, including the creation of so-called “LGBT Free” zones by municipalities, (ii) restrictions on and attacks against Pride marches, (iii) a proposed bill to criminalize sexuality education, and (iv) restrictions on Polish schools’ initiative “Rainbow Friday”; (v) possible withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention, and (vi) the Polish Episcopal Conference’s calling for the creation of “conversion therapy” clinics.
Alleged victims: -
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18 Mar 2021
    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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    14 Jan 2021
    Argentina
    JAL
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Información recibida en relación con la ausencia de respuestas efectivas y oportunas por parte del sistema de justicia a múltiples denuncias de acoso y hostigamiento interpuestas por la Sra. Paola Estefania Tacacho, derivando en su feminicidio.
Alleged victims: 1
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05 Mar 2021
16 Mar 2021
    12 Jan 2021
    Pakistan
    JAL
  • executions
  • human rights defenders
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning attacks on transgender rights defenders in Pakistan Ms Nayyab Ali and Ms Heera Malik.
Alleged victims: 2
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    07 Jan 2021
    Andorra
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de harcèlement judiciaire contre la défenseuse des droits humains Vanessa Mendoza Cortés en lien avec son travail en faveur des droits humains et sa coopération avec les Nations Unies dans ce domaine.
Alleged victims: 1
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26 Feb 2021
    29 Dec 2020
    Republic of Korea
    JOL
  • women and girls
  • health
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the legislative revisions proposed by the Government regarding the criminalization of termination of pregnancy.
Alleged victims: -
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    18 Dec 2020
    Egypt
    JAL
  • women and girls
  • food
  • health
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the serious human rights violations that women detainees face in Al-Qanater prison and the deplorable conditions of their detention, which could amount to gender-based discrimination and violence as well as torture, cruel, inhuman and degrading treatments.
Alleged victims: -
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    10 Dec 2020
    India
    JAL
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the failure to address complaints of repeated domestic violence committed by a police officer, against his wife and two children.
Alleged victims: 3
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    10 Dec 2020
    Argentina
    JOL
  • women and girls
  • health
  • violence against women
Posición de los mandatos concernidos con respecto al proyecto de ley INLEG-2020-79395494-APN-PTE y análisis con respecto a la actual penalización del aborto en el país.
Alleged victims: -
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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
    13 Nov 2020
    United States of America
    JUA
  • executions
  • disability
  • poverty
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the case of Ms. Lisa Montgomery, who is scheduled to be executed on 8 November 2020 following judicial proceedings which failed to adequately consider her mental health conditions.
Alleged victims: 1
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    09 Nov 2020
    Sri Lanka
    JAL
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the alleged regression in the transitional justice measures that Sri Lanka had adopted, or committed to implement, to address the serious human rights violations committed during the 25-year conflict, as well as the obstacles imposed on memorialization efforts led by victim’s groups and the intimidation of victims and civil society
Alleged victims: -
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    09 Nov 2020
    Guyana
    JUA
  • housing
  • poverty
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the allegations of the imminent forced eviction of at least 2000 persons living in an informal settlement in Success, East Coast Demerara, including single women and children. Many of these persons have started occupying the State land in question because they were unable to pay their rent due to the crisis triggered by the COVID-19 epidemic. Others have been living in informal settlements on State land or living in substandard housing for prolonged periods due to poverty. We would also like to bring to your attention that such forced evictions are taking place in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, thus further elevating the risk to health and life of the persons subjected to forced evictions, who, according to the information received, have not been offered alternative accommodation.
Alleged victims: 4000
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05 Jan 2021
05 Jan 2021
05 Jan 2021
05 Jan 2021
05 Jan 2021
05 Jan 2021
05 Jan 2021
05 Jan 2021
    06 Nov 2020
    Syrian Arab Republic
    JAL
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • internally displaced persons
  • torture
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the absence in the political process between the Syrian government and the Syrian opposition, of negotiations regarding the design and implementation of transitional justice measures to address the gross violations of international human rights law and serious violations of international humanitarian law committed against civilians since March 2011, as well as the absence of meaningful victim participation in the process.
Alleged victims: -
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    06 Nov 2020
    President of the Syrian National Coalition
    JAL
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • internally displaced persons
  • torture
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the absence in the political process between the Syrian government and the Syrian opposition, of negotiations regarding the design and implementation of transitional justice measures to address the gross violations of international human rights law and serious violations of international humanitarian law committed against civilians since March 2011, as well as the absence of meaningful victim participation in the process, including women and internally displaced persons (IDPs).
Alleged victims: -
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05 Jan 2021
05 Jan 2021
05 Jan 2021
    03 Nov 2020
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • executions
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the practice of honour killings in Iran which most recently led to the killing of a 14-year-old girl, by her father in Talesh county, Gilan Province, on 21 May 2020.
Alleged victims: 1
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    29 Oct 2020
    Bangladesh
    JAL
  • executions
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning systemic and pervasive violence against women in the country, in particular sexual violence, and the inadequacy of the legal provisions currently in force and newly implemented to respond to it.
Alleged victims: -
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    16 Oct 2020
    Mauritania
    JAL
  • sale of children
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Informations reçues concernant l’arrêt de la Cour de cassation qui a réduit la condamnation d'un père pour viol commis sur ses six filles.
Alleged victims: 7
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    14 Oct 2020
    Mexico
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Información recibida en relación con la reducción progresiva de los recursos estatales destinados a enfrentar la discriminación y la violencia contra las mujeres, que se refleja en recortes a los montos autorizados para ejecución de los programas del Presupuesto 2020, así como en recortes en el Proyecto de Presupuestos de Egresos de la Federación 2021.
Alleged victims: -
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29 Sep 2021
    14 Oct 2020
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • torture
  • violence against women
Informations reçues concernant des allégations d’harcèlement, d’intimidations, des menaces et des possibles représailles contre les défenseurs des droits humains Olivier Muhubiri et Christine Mugabo, en lien avec leur travail dans le domaine des droits humains et leur coopération avec les Nations Unies dans ce domaine.
Alleged victims: 2
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    08 Oct 2020
    Australia
    JAL
  • violence against women
  • older persons
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the changes to the Victims Support Scheme of New South Wales that would allegedly hinder victims’ access to compensation or support services, disproportionally impacting women and girls, indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and older persons.
Alleged victims: -
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03 Dec 2020
    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
    30 Sep 2020
    Kenya
    JAL
  • sale of children
  • albinism
  • education
  • health
  • poverty
  • slavery
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the annual child marriage ceremonies, the most recent ones having reportedly taken place in March and September 2020, in Bunisa, Marsabit region of Kenya, where reportedly hundreds of underage couples have been married in traditional ceremonies.
Alleged victims: -
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    28 Sep 2020
    Egypt
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • torture
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary detention and severe conditions of detention of Mr. Alaa Abdel Fattah and of women TikTok social media users.
Alleged victims: 1
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    25 Sep 2020
    Spain
    JAL
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Información recibida en relación con el caso de la Sra. Irune Costumero Estévez y su hija de ocho años. La niña fue sometida a una separación forzada de su madre (arrancamiento) por orden del Poder Judicial de España.
Alleged victims: 2
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16 Dec 2020
19 Jan 2021
    25 Sep 2020
    Honduras
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Información recibida en relación con la muerte violenta y la desaparición de varias personas defensoras de los derechos humanos en Honduras, así como amenazas y acoso en su contra, en lo que parece una situación de alto riesgo para las personas defensoras de los derechos humanos.
Alleged victims: 8
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    21 Sep 2020
    Nepal
    JOL
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning amendments to the Citizenship Act currently under debate in Parliament, which proposes positive changes to the legislation now in force in the country.
Alleged victims: -
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    16 Sep 2020
    Brazil
    JOL
  • women and girls
  • health
  • violence against women
Information received concerning retrogressions with regard to women’s and girl’s legal access to termination of pregnancy.
Alleged victims: -
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18 Sep 2020
    16 Sep 2020
    Belarus
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • Belarus
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • torture
  • violence against women
Information received concerning an alleged enforced disappearance of Ms. Maria Kalesnikava, a prominent member of the opposition and one of the leaders of peaceful protests in Belarus. We have also received information on what appears to be a systematic targeting and persecution by security forces of the members of the opposition associated with the Coordination Council. According to the reports received, most of them were also subjected to enforced disappearance.
Alleged victims: 1
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02 Oct 2020
    11 Sep 2020
    Romania
    JOL
  • education
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning proposed bills that reportedly (i) prohibit sexual education unless there is parental written consent, and (ii) impose a blanket ban on a discussion regarding “gender theory or opinion” in Romanian educational establishments.
Alleged victims: -
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08 Dec 2020
18 Dec 2020
    09 Sep 2020
    Myanmar
    JAL
  • Myanmar
  • executions
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the robbery and killing of an ethnic Karen woman mother of three children, by two Myanmar Defense Services’ soldiers in Poh Loh Hta village, Dwe Lo Township (Papun District, Karen State).
Alleged victims: 1
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    01 Sep 2020
    Somalia
    JOL
  • Somalia
  • health
  • religion or belief
  • sale of children
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the draft bill on “Sexual Intercourse Related Crimes”.
Alleged victims: -
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    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
    20 Jul 2020
    Chile
    JAL
  • women and girls
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
Información recibida en relación con dos denuncias penales presentadas por Carabineros de Chile en contra del colectivo artístico feminista "Las Tesis" (en adelante “el Colectivo”), tras la realización por el Colectivo de performances y videos donde denunciaban, entre otros, la violencia contra las mujeres.
Alleged victims: 1
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17 Sep 2020
17 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
    13 Jul 2020
    Lao People's Democratic Republic
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • poverty
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received regarding the five year prison sentence handed down to woman human rights defender Ms. Houayheuang Xayabouly for sharing her views on corruption and environmental rights in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR).
Alleged victims: 1
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20 Oct 2020
    10 Jul 2020
    Steppe Gold Limited
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • business
  • environment
  • housing
  • mercenaries
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received regarding allegations of physical and sexual harassment of woman human rights defender Ms. Mungunkhun Dulmaa, and lack of appropriate compensation, for her work defending the land and environmental rights of her community facing the establishment of the Steppe Gold mine in the province of Dornod.
Alleged victims: 1
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    10 Jul 2020
    Mongolia
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • business
  • environment
  • housing
  • mercenaries
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received regarding allegations of physical and sexual harassment of woman human rights defender Ms. Mungunkhun Dulmaa for her work defending the land and environmental rights of her community facing the establishment of the Steppe Gold mine in the province of Dornod.
Alleged victims: 1
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    10 Jul 2020
    El Salvador
    JAL
  • women and girls
  • arbitrary Detention
  • health
  • violence against women
Información recibida en relación con la criminalización del aborto y detención arbitraria de mujeres en El Salvador, en particular en el contexto actual de la pandemia del COVID-19.
Alleged victims: 3
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10 Jul 2020
    10 Jul 2020
    Canada
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • business
  • environment
  • housing
  • mercenaries
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received regarding allegations of physical and sexual harassment of woman human rights defender Ms. Mungunkhun Dulmaa for her work defending the land and environmental rights of her community facing the establishment of the Steppe Gold mine in the province of Dornod.
Alleged victims: 1
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04 Sep 2020
    03 Jul 2020
    Mexico
    JAL
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • violence against women
Información recibida en relación con presuntos actos de tortura y otras violaciones al derecho a la integridad personal en contra de la Sra. Denise Chávez Mariscal, cuando se encontraba bajo la custodia de la Policía Estatal Preventiva en Ensenada, Baja California.
Alleged victims: 1
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    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
    Mexico
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Información recibida en relación con las alegaciones de intimidaciones y amenazas de muerte en contra de defensoras de derechos humanos que luchan contra la impunidad en casos del feminicidio.
Alleged victims: 2
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    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
  • human rights defenders
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received regarding the heavy sentencing of woman human rights defender Saba Kord Afshari for her work promoting women’s rights in Iran.
Alleged victims: 2
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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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    02 Jun 2020
    Zimbabwe
    JAL
  • torture
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the arbitrary arrest, disappeance, torture and ill-treatment of members of the MDC Alliance Youth Assembly.
Alleged victims: 4
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08 Jun 2020
16 Jun 2020
    27 May 2020
    Tunisia
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • religion or belief
  • violence against women
Informations reçues concernant les accusations portées à l’encontre de Mme Emna Chargui, bloggeuse, après qu’elle ait diffusée sur les réseaux sociaux un message à la manière d’une sourate coranique.
Alleged victims: 1
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27 Jul 2020
    27 May 2020
    Malawi
    JAL
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning alleged police violence, including sexual assault and rape, against women and girls.
Alleged victims: 17
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    22 May 2020
    United States of America
    JAL
  • women and girls
  • health
  • violence against women
Information received concerning restrictions taken in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and which have been interpreted in ways impeding access to abortion services.
Alleged victims: -
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11 Aug 2020
    01 May 2020
    Cambodia
    JAL
  • violence against women
  • Cambodia
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest and detention of Ms. Ven Rachana, an online clothes seller, and Ms. Morn Eva, a transgender woman. We also refer to the comments made by Government officials targeting human rights NGOs that issued a statement in defence of women’s rights following their detention.
Alleged victims: 2
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31 Jul 2020
    23 Apr 2020
    Uganda
    JUA
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • arbitrary Detention
  • health
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest of 23 people and detention of 19 of them, including gay, bisexual, and trans women in Kyengera, Uganda.
Alleged victims: 19
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    15 Apr 2020
    Philippines
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the alleged killings of human rights defenders Mr. Ryan Hubilla and Ms. Nelly Bagasala as well as the alleged threats, arbitrary detention and legal cases brought against other human rights defenders from the organisations Karapatan, Gabriela and Rural Missionaries of the Philippines which work on issues including enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings. The individuals concerned include Ms. Elisa Tita Lubi, Ms. Cristina Palabay, Mr. Reylan Vergara, Mr. Roneo Clamor, Ms. Kiri Dalena, Dr. Edita Burgos, Fr. Wilfredo Ruazol, and Mr. Jose Mari Callueng, Sr. Elenita Belardo, Sr. Emma Cupin, Ms. Gertrudes Libang, Ms. Joan May Salvador, Ms. Jennefer Aguhob and Mr. Alexander Philip Abinguna.
Alleged victims: 16
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    15 Apr 2020
    Cameroon
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Informations reçues concernant des actes d’agression et d’intimidation contre Mme Maximilienne Ngo Mbe, ainsi qu’un incendie criminel perpétré contre le siège du REDHAC, une coalition des défenseurs des droits de l’homme dont Mme Ngo Mbe est la Directrice exécutive.
Alleged victims: 2
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    14 Apr 2020
    Hungary
    JOL
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • health
  • privacy
  • violence against women
Information received concerning a proposed bill, submitted to the Hungarian Parliament, that would make it impossible for trans and gender diverse people to legally change their sex/gender.
Alleged victims: -
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    06 Apr 2020
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest and detention in Saudi Arabia since 28 February 2019 of Princess Basmah bint Saud bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud and her daughter Suhoud Al Sharif, who are Saudi citizens.
Alleged victims: 2
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04 Jun 2020
    16 Mar 2020
    Nepal
    JAL
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • torture
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the reported lack of effective consultation with victims concerning the amendment of the Act on the Commission on Investigation of Disappeared Persons, Truth and Reconciliation 2071 (2014).
Alleged victims: -
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12 Jun 2020
    05 Mar 2020
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • violence against women
information received, concerning attacks, harassment and serious threats made over against the BBC Persian Service and the BBC World Service and its staff by the authorities of Iran (the Islamic Republic of) in conjunction with its coverage of the civil unrest and the extent of the casualties caused by a strong reaction to protests linked to an increase in fuel prices and the introduction of petrol rationing.
Alleged victims: 401
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    21 Jan 2020
    India
    JUA
  • privacy
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the continued harassment intimidation and violation of the right to privacy of journalist Ms. Rana Ayyub, as well as the alleged failure by the authorities to provide effective protection.
Alleged victims: 1
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    09 Jan 2020
    Gabon
    JAL
  • executions
  • albinism
  • torture
  • violence against women
Informations reçu concernant la commission de « crimes rituels » au Gabon..
Alleged victims: -
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13 Jan 2020
20 Feb 2020
    19 Dec 2019
    Spain
    JUA
  • women and girls
  • violence against women
Información recibida en relación con la sentencia de la Audiencia Provincial de Alicante del 4 de noviembre de 2019 que revoca la orden de alejamiento solicitada por una ciduadina en protección de su hija
Alleged victims: 1
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11 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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    15 Nov 2019
    Turkey
    JUA
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the detention and interrogation of Ms. Lisa Smith and the situation of vulnerability of her child.
Alleged victims: 2
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02 Dec 2019
23 Dec 2019
    15 Nov 2019
    Ireland
    JUA
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
In this connection, we would like to bring to the attention of your Excellency’s Government information we have received concerning the detention and interrogation of Ms. Lisa Smith and the situation of vulnerability of her child.
Alleged victims: 2
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19 Nov 2019
14 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
    08 Nov 2019
    Iraq
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • disappearances
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the alleged enforced disappearance of Ms. Saba al-Mahdawi, who had participated in some demonstrations in the past weeks.
Alleged victims: 1
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    05 Nov 2019
    Chile
    JUA
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • poverty
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Información recibida en relación a alegaciones de serias violaciones a los derechos a la vida y la integridad personal, a la libertad de expresión, de reunión pacífica y de asociación en Chile, en el contexto de las manifestaciones que han tenido lugar desde el 19 de octubre de 2019 a partir de la declaratoria del Estado de Excepción Constitucional de Emergencia y hasta la fecha de la presente, en particular sobre el uso excesivo de la fuerza en contra de manifestantes (incluyendo niños, niñas y adolescentes); lo cual ha causado al menos 4316 personas detenidas y 1574 heridas, incluyendo al menos 23 personas que habrían perdido la vida mientras participaban en las protestas. Hemos recibido también información sobre presuntas detenciones masivas, violencia sexual a mujeres, presuntas detenciones ilegales en domicilios particulares y hechos que podrían constituir tortura, tratos o penas crueles, inhumanas y degradantes en centros de detención.
Alleged victims: 4667
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03 Jan 2020
03 Jan 2020
03 Jan 2020
03 Jan 2020
03 Jan 2020
03 Jan 2020
    01 Nov 2019
    Bahrain
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • religion or belief
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the continued imprisonment and other human rights violations in prison, including restrictions on religious practices and family visits, against Ms. Hajar Mansoor Hasan, and her cellmate Ms. Medina Ali, as well as the continued imprisonment and deteriorating health of human rights defender Mr. Nabeel Rajab.
Alleged victims: 3
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29 Dec 2019
    25 Oct 2019
    Kazakhstan
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the discriminatory restrictions on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly, freedom of association and freedom of expression of LBTIQ human rights defenders, which may relate to their engagement in advocacy on human rights related to sexual orientation, gender identity and gender equality.
Alleged victims: 4
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23 Dec 2019
23 Dec 2019
23 Dec 2019
23 Dec 2019
23 Dec 2019
23 Dec 2019
23 Dec 2019
22 May 2020
    09 Oct 2019
    Spain
    JUA
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Información recibida en relación con el caso de una niña de 7 años que será sometida a una separación forzada de su madre (arrancamiento) por orden del Poder Judicial de España.
Alleged victims: 2
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11 Feb 2020
    07 Oct 2019
    Honduras
    JUA
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Información recibida sobre el asesinato de la Sra. Bessy Ferrero Sánchez y el intento de asesinato en contra de la Sra. Vicky Carvajal, ambas mujeres trans defensoras de derechos humanos que trabajan con personas LGBTI y miembros del Colectivo de Mujeres Trans Muñecas de la Asociación ARCOIRIS (“el Colectivo”).
Alleged victims: 2
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01 Nov 2019
06 Jan 2020
06 Jan 2020
    30 Sep 2019
    Morocco
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
Informations reçues concernant l’arrestation et la détention d’une personne poursuivie pour des faits d’ordre privé, qui pourraient être liés à son travail de journaliste indépendante ou aux activités de ses proches dans le domaine des droits de l’homme.
Alleged victims: 1
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18 Oct 2019
09 Dec 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
    04 Sep 2019
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • racism
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning an Internet shutdown in West Papua and subsequent acts of harassment and threats against journalist Mr. Victor Mambor and lawyer Ms. Veronica Koman who have been reporting on the shutdown and the protests.
Alleged victims: 2
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12 Sep 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
    30 Jul 2019
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • education
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • minority issues
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the detention of the teacher Ms. Zara Mohammadi by the Iranian authorities.
Alleged victims: 1
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    26 Jul 2019
    Pakistan
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
  • torture
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the detention of women’s human rights defender Ms. Gulalai Ismail, criminal legal proceedings against her, and the harassment of her family members and friends through house-raids, the opening of criminal proceedings against her parents and allegations of torture of her associates.
Alleged victims: 5
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30 Sep 2019
    22 Jul 2019
    Kazakhstan
    JAL
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • privacy
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning acts of harassment and discrimination directed towards a young lesbian couple and the unauthorized filming and posting of a video in social media, affecting their right to privacy.
Alleged victims: 2
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19 Sep 2019
    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
    Argentina
    JAL
  • health
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con los obstáculos enfrentados por una menor de edad víctima de violación para acceder a la interrupción legal del embarazo regulada en el artículo 86 del Código Penal de la República Argentina.
Alleged victims: 1
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12 Sep 2019
12 Sep 2019
12 Sep 2019
12 Sep 2019
    20 Jun 2019
    Spain
    JAL
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con la promulgación de sentencias judiciales en el país que están basadas en estereotipos y prejuicios de género en casos de mujeres víctimas de delitos sexuales.
Alleged victims: -
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19 Aug 2019
    18 Jun 2019
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning the deteriorating health situation of the detained human rights defender and journalist, Ms. Narges Mohammadi, currently serving a 16-year prison sentence in Evin Prison. Ms. Narges Mohammadi suffers from several serious health conditions, including a pulmonary embolism and a neurological disorder that can result in partial paralysis.
Alleged victims: 1
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    29 May 2019
    Pakistan
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the alleged imminent risk to the life of two female human rights defenders, Ms. Gulalai Ismail and Ms Sanna Ejaz who are working on the rights of ethnic Pasthuns in Pakistan and who have received death threats. Reportedly, Ms. Gulalai Ismail has also been included on a ‘kill list’ and is facing charges linked to her human rights work.
Alleged victims: 2
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25 Jun 2019
    21 May 2019
    Algeria
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
Informations reçues concernant concernant des allégations d’usage excessif de la force au cours de manifestations, de restrictions du droit à la liberté de manifester et d’actes d’intimidations contre des manifestants.
Alleged victims: -
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22 Jun 2021
    16 May 2019
    Honduras
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
Información recibida sobre sobre el ataque físico y amenazas de muerte en contra de la Sra. Nivia Vargas, y el presunto lanzamiento de bombas de gas lacrimógeno contra otros familiares y personas relacionadas con la defensora de derechos humanos, la Sra. Hedme Castro y su organización la Asociación para una Ciudadanía Participativa (ACI PARTICIPA).
Alleged victims: 2
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17 Jul 2019
    14 May 2019
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • cultural rights
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning the reported arrest and arbitrary detention of human rights defender Ms. Yasaman Aryani, Ms. Monireh Arabshahi and Ms. Mojgan Keshavarz by the Iranian authorities.
Alleged victims: 3
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02 Jul 2019
14 Nov 2019
    03 May 2019
    Mauritius
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the physical and verbal assault of members of the LGBT community and of two LGBT human rights defenders associated with the Collectif Arc-En-Ciel, including Ms. Sandrine Julien.
Alleged victims: 4
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27 Jun 2019
    18 Apr 2019
    Armenia
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women
Information received concerning online harassment and hate speech against woman human rights defender Ms. Lara Aharonian.
Alleged victims: 2
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18 Jun 2019
    15 Apr 2019
    Pakistan
    JUA
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
Information received concerning death threats against journalist Ms Marvi Sirmed stemming from the dissemination of fabricated accusations against her online.
Alleged victims: 1
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    12 Apr 2019
    Nepal
    JOL
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • torture
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the reported lack of impartiality, independence and transparency in the existing procedure for the appointment of the members of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and Commission on the Investigation of Enforced Disappearance (CIEDP), which may affect the selection of new commissioners in April 2019; the reported lack of progress in the work undertaken by both commissions; and the possible amendment of the Act on the Commission on Investigation of Disappeared Persons, Truth and Reconciliation 2071 (2014).
Alleged victims: -
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07 Jun 2019
    01 Apr 2019
    Zimbabwe
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • foreign debt
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • poverty
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the Government’s response to the country’s economic crisis
Alleged victims: 289
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    01 Apr 2019
    Brunei Darussalam
    JOL
  • executions
  • religion or belief
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning the criminalisation of adultery and consensual same sex relations and the imposition of cruel, inhuman and degrading punishments for such acts, including stoning, whipping and amputation.
Alleged victims: -
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08 Apr 2019
    28 Mar 2019
    United States of America
    JAL
  • business
  • privacy
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning legislation and social practices of “male guardianship” in Saudi Arabia, including the mobile phone application ‘Absher’, which seem to contravene international human rights norms and standards as outlined below.
Alleged victims: -
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21 Jun 2019
    28 Mar 2019
    Google, Inc.
    JAL
  • business
  • education
  • privacy
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning the availability on the Google’s application store of the Saudi mobile phone application ‘‘Absher’’, allowing millions of “male guardians” to technologically monitor and restrict women’s whereabouts and freedom of movement in Saudi Arabia.
Alleged victims: -
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25 May 2019
    28 Mar 2019
    Apple Inc.
    JAL
  • business
  • education
  • privacy
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning the availability on the Apple’s application store of the Saudi mobile phone application ‘‘Absher”, allowing millions of private “male guardians” to technologically monitor and restrict women’s whereabouts and freedom of movement in Saudi Arabia.
Alleged victims: -
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    21 Mar 2019
    Kenya
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning the alarming high number of cases of sexual and gender-based violence during the electoneering period in 2017 in the Dandora informal settlement, Nairobi County, and in the Vihiga and Kisumu counties.
Alleged victims: 60
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    20 Mar 2019
    Egypt
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest and detention of transgender woman and LGBTIQ human rights defender, Ms. Malak Al-Kashif.
Alleged victims: 1
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    13 Mar 2019
    Guinea-Bissau
    JAL
  • slavery
  • violence against women
Informations reçues concernant la situation d'une travailleuse domestique de 13 ans en Guinée Bissau qui a été blessée et gravement brûlée par ses employeurs privés, un couple qui a initialement accueilli la fille en tant qu’enfant placé dans une famille d’accueil. Nous avons également reçu des informations concernant de graves abus physiques à l'encontre de travailleurs domestiques dans le pays, ainsi que des conditions de travail abusives.
Alleged victims: -
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    22 Feb 2019
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
  • education
  • privacy
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning legislation and social practices of “male guardianship” in Saudi Arabia, including the mobile phone application ‘Absher’, which seem to contravene international human rights norms and standards as outlined below.
Alleged victims: -
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17 Apr 2019
    18 Feb 2019
    Croatia
    JAL
  • health
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning hundreds of alarming cases of violence and abuse against women during the performance of medical procedures related to their reproductive health in Croatia.
Alleged victims: 500
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11 Apr 2019
    11 Feb 2019
    Russian Federation
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Information received in connection with allegations of new acts of persecution against people who are or are perceived to be gay, bisexual or lesbian in Chechnya
Alleged victims: 40
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    08 Feb 2019
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning torture, sexual harassment and ill-treatment of six women human rights defenders in prison.
Alleged victims: 6
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05 Apr 2019
    25 Jan 2019
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • torture
  • violence against women
Information received concerning Mr. Esmail Bakhshi and Ms. Sepideh Gholian, who were reportedly arrested in Khuzestan Province on 20 January 2019. The current location of Mr. Bakhshi and Ms. Gholian is not certain.
Alleged victims: 2
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15 Apr 2019
    09 Jan 2019
    Honduras
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con amenazas dirigidas en contra de la defensora de derechos humanos, Sra. Indyra Mendoza.
Alleged victims: 1
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    07 Jan 2019
    Ukraine
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • international order
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Allegations received concerning the adverse environment for human rights defenders in Ukraine, most recently illustrated by the killing of Ms. Kateryna Handziuk.
Alleged victims: 1
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07 Mar 2019
    31 Dec 2018
    Brazil
    JAL
  • African Descent
  • executions
  • foreign debt
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • poverty
  • racism
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Follow-up to the communication on the murders of Ms. Marielle Franco and her driver.
Alleged victims: 2
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09 Jan 2019
20 Feb 2019
    20 Dec 2018
    Israel
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning the targeting of the Israeli Information Centre for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, known as B’Tselem and its staff, including allegations of reprisals against Mr. Hagai El-Ad and physical and judicial harassment of Ms. Manal Al-Ja’bri.
Alleged victims: 2
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    20 Dec 2018
    Canada
    JOL
  • cultural rights
  • disability
  • education
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning changes to the sexuality education curriculum of the Province of Ontario.
Alleged victims: -
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07 May 2019
    13 Dec 2018
    Philippines
    JAL
  • executions
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the alleged extrajudicial or arbitrary killing of thirty-two individuals (twenty six-men, five women and one child) in the context of intensifying counter-insurgency operations carried out by members of the Armed Forces, paramilitaries or individuals linked to them. The victims are members of farmers’ organizations, indigenous persons advocating for access to, and protection of, their ancestral lands and their family members.
Alleged victims: 32
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14 Dec 2018
    11 Dec 2018
    India
    JUA
  • cultural rights
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning the threats against journalist Ms. Swati Chaturvedi.
Alleged victims: 1
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    16 Nov 2018
    Malaysia
    JOL
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning the criminalization of consensual sexual relations between adults and the application of punishments for such acts that are contrary to the absolute prohibition of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
Alleged victims: -
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    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
    05 Nov 2018
    Nicaragua
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
  • terrorism
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con las campañas de desprestigio, hostigamiento, amenazas, ataques, detenciones y cargos criminales contra diez defensoras de derechos humanos y en relación con la detención de cuarenta personas que caminaban hacia el punto de reunión de una manifestación.
Alleged victims: 10
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    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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    22 Oct 2018
    Italy
    JOL
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning potential serious retrogression in the advancement of the rights of women and their protection from domestic and gender-based violence in the city of Rome and throughout Italy.
Alleged victims: -
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29 May 2019
    18 Oct 2018
    Nigeria
    JAL
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning the exclusion of women candidates from the political process in relation to ongoing elections.
Alleged victims: -
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27 Nov 2018
    10 Oct 2018
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning the arbitrary arrests and detentions of the human rights defenders, Ms. Israa Al-Ghomgham, Ms. Samar Badawi, Ms. Nassima Al-Sadah, Ms. Nouf Abdulaziz, Ms. Mayya Al-Zahrani, Ms. Hatoon Al-Fassi.
Alleged victims: 6
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29 Oct 2018
29 Jan 2019
    26 Sep 2018
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning the reported arrest and arbitrary detention of human rights defenders Ms. Hoda Amid, Ms. Najmeh Vahedi and Ms. Rezvaneh Mohammadi, by the Iranian authorities, as well as the continued detention and aggravated charges brought against human rights defender Ms. Nasrin Sotoudeh, and the subsequent arrest of her husband, Mr. Reza Khandan.
Alleged victims: 5
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    26 Sep 2018
    Egypt
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • privacy
  • terrorism
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning the human rights defenders Mr. Shadi al-Ghazali Harb, Ms. Amal Fathy, Mr. Wael Abbas, Mr. Mohamed Ibrahim Radwan, and Mr. Haytham Mohamadein, who are all being detained on charges relating to freedom of expression and association.
Alleged victims: 5
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23 Jan 2019
    14 Sep 2018
    Sudan
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Information recieved concerning Ms. Wini Omer.
Alleged victims: 1
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    24 Aug 2018
    Israel
    JUA
  • executions
  • health
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
In this connection, we would like to draw to the attention of your Excellency’s Government information we have received concerning the denial of medical exit permits by Israeli authorities to Gaza residents in need of life-saving treatment, in particular to women suffering from cancer, as well as that these denials may constitute collective punishment linked to the decision of 1 January 2017 by Israel’s Security Cabinet ordering operative measures to leverage against Hamas.
Alleged victims: 4
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07 Sep 2018
    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
    26 Jun 2018
    Burundi
    JAL
  • health
  • torture
  • violence against women
Informations reçues concernant un nombre alarmant d’allégations de viols commis par des agents étatiques ou d’autres individus agissant en collaboration avec des agents de l’Etat ou avec leur consentement exprès ou tacite, y compris les Imbonerakure, à l’encontre d’opposants présumés ou de membres de leurs familles.
Alleged victims: -
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    14 Jun 2018
    Sibuglemet Holding
    JAL
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the surveillance, intimidation and harassment against Ms. Yana Tannagasheva and her husband Mr. Vladislav Tannagashev, including from Yuzhanaya mining company, for speaking out about adverse impact of open pit coal mining company on indigenous people in South West Siberia and in possible reprisal for their communication with United Nations mechanisms.
Alleged victims: 2
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    05 Jun 2018
    Pakistan
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the burglary and intimidation of Ms. Maryam Hasan.
Alleged victims: 1
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30 Aug 2018
    24 May 2018
    Egypt
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the recent arrest and continuous harassment of a woman human rights defender, Ms. Amal Fathy.
Alleged victims: 1
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    23 May 2018
    India
    JAL
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning allegations of a pattern of discrimination and violence against Dalit women and girls across India, and the failure of State authorities to effectively respond to various forms of gender-based violence.
Alleged victims: -
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30 Dec 2019
    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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    16 May 2018
    India
    JUA
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • religion or belief
  • violence against women
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the imminent threat to life of journalist Ms. Rana Ayyub, stemming from the dissemination of false information online and pursuant death threats as well as the alleged failure by the authorities to provide effective protection.
Alleged victims: 1
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30 Dec 2019
    15 May 2018
    Sudan
    JUA
  • cultural rights
  • executions
  • Sudan
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning the decision to impose the death penalty upon a juvenile for the killing of a man she was forced to marry after he had raped her and was about to rape her again.
Alleged victims: 1
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18 May 2018
12 Jun 2018
    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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    25 Apr 2018
    United Republic of Tanzania
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Information we have received concerning the arrest, detention, and prosecution of human rights defender Sophia Donald, as well as the arrest and detention of Ms. Donald’s mother.
Alleged victims: 1
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    23 Apr 2018
    India
    JAL
  • executions
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the alleged unreasonable delay by the Central Bureau of Investigation to conduct prompt effective and thorough investigations into extrajudicial killings in Manipur despite being ordered by the Supreme Court to do so, as well as alleged harassment by state security forces against, Mr. Sagolsem Menjor Singh, Ms. Ranjeeta Sadokpam and Ms. Salima Memcha and failure to investigate an attack on Mr. Okram Nutankumar who are all human rights defenders working on these cases.
Alleged victims: 4
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    20 Apr 2018
    Maldives
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the criminal prosecution of Ms. Shahindha Ismail, human rights defender in the Maldives for the legitimate exercise of freedom of expression on Twitter.
Alleged victims: 1
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23 Jul 2018
    13 Apr 2018
    Mexico
    JAL
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con alegaciones de hostigamiento, difamación y violencias contra una, defensora de derechos sexuales y reproductivos.
Alleged victims: 1
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17 Sep 2018
    13 Apr 2018
    Iraq
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the forced entry and search of the Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq (OWFI) shelter in Al Saadoon, the abduction of a male staff member of OWFI and the removal of a young victim of domestic violence who was receiving psychological support from OWFI, by approximately 50 armed persons, including police officers.
Alleged victims: -
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14 Jun 2018
    29 Mar 2018
    Armenia
    JOL
  • cultural rights
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning the Law on Prevention of Violence within the Family, Protection of Victims of Violence within the Family and Restoration of Peace in the Family, adopted by the National Assembly (Parliament) of Armenia on 8 December 2017.
Alleged victims: -
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31 May 2018
    22 Mar 2018
    Brazil
    JAL
  • executions
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
  • African Descent
  • racism
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • foreign debt
  • poverty
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning the killing of Ms Marielle Franco and her driver.
Alleged victims: 1
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23 Mar 2018
27 Mar 2018
12 Sep 2018
    09 Mar 2018
    Honduras
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • torture
  • violence against women
Información recibida en relación con el reciente asesinato, en Puerto Cortés, de una mujer transgénero, Jennifer Cristal López (José Denis Ramos Gámes) y de un hombre gay, Jorge Antonio Rodas García.
Alleged victims: 2
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17 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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    26 Feb 2018
    Philippines
    JUA
  • executions
  • environment
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • violence against women
Alleged extrajudicial or arbitrary killings of 27 individuals and attempted killing of several others, in the context of the intensifying counter-insurgency operations allegedly carried out by members of the Armed Forces, paramilitaries or individuals linked to them.
Alleged victims: 28
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05 Mar 2018
16 Nov 2020
    22 Feb 2018
    United Republic of Tanzania
    JAL
  • women in law and in practice
  • education
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • violence against women
Information received concerning governmental decisions banning pregnant girls and adolescent mothers from attending schools and barring the dissemination of materials relevant to this issue.
Alleged victims: 1
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    16 Feb 2018
    Bangladesh
    JUA
  • health
  • indigenous peoples
  • minority issues
  • torture
  • violence against women
Information received with regards to the rape and sexual assault of two indigenous sisters by members of the armed forces in Orachari village, in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, and their subsequent treatment by the armed forces.
Alleged victims: 2
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21 Mar 2018
16 Apr 2018
    13 Feb 2018
    Sudan
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • violence against women
  • Sudan
Information received concerning a series of demonstrations that took place in different cities of Sudan from 6 January to 31 January 2018.
Alleged victims: -
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    02 Feb 2018
    Benin
    JOL
  • albinism
  • disability
  • violence against women
Informations reçues concernant l’enlèvement d’une fille de 13 ans atteinte d’albinisme.
Alleged victims: 1
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08 Feb 2018
    31 Jan 2018
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
Information received concerning the treatment of Ms. Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee and Ms. Fatemeh (Atena) Daemi by the Iranian authorities.
Alleged victims: 2
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    30 Jan 2018
    Poland
    JOL
  • health
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning a proposed amendment to the Act of 7January 1993 on Family-Planning, Human Embryo Protection and Conditions of Legal Pregnancy Termination, which would further restrict the already limited access to abortion in Poland. If adopted, the proposed amendment would repeal point (2) of article 4(a)(1) of the above-mentioned Act and would consequently prohibit the termination of pregnancy in case of foetal impairments despite the fact that, according to information received, the majority of terminations of pregnancy in Poland (96% in 2016) are carried out on the grounds of severe or fatal foetal impairments.
Alleged victims: -
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19 Aug 2019
    24 Jan 2018
    Kenya
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning instances of sexual and gender-based violence during the election periods.
Alleged victims: -
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    11 Dec 2017
    Turkey
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
  • violence against women
Information received concerning continued infringement upon the rights to freedom of expression through the court hearing on 5 December 2017, against signatories to the 11 January 2016 Peace Petition, publicly known as “Academics for Peace Petition”.
Alleged victims: -
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09 Feb 2018
    06 Dec 2017
    Philippines
    JAL
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning allegations of human rights violations resulting from the continued refusal of the Republic of the Philippines to espouse claims against the Government of Japan for crimes of sexual violence suffered by thousands of women and girls at the hands of Japanese military forces during the Second World War.
Alleged victims: -
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03 Apr 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
    13 Nov 2017
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the alleged kidnapping and possible harm of Amnah AlJuaid, in connection with policies discriminating against women in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Alleged victims: 1
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04 Jan 2018
    26 Oct 2017
    Cameroon
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Informations reçues concernant des attaques physiques, menaces de mort et actes d’intimidation et de harcèlement contre Mme Maximilienne Ngo Mbe et Mme Alice Nkom.
Alleged victims: 2
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11 Jul 2018
    20 Oct 2017
    Mexico
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación a las alegaciones de tortura recibidas respecto de las señoras Sofía Viridiana Sánchez Guerra, Verónica Razo Casales, Corina de Jesús Utrera Domínguez, Denise Blanco Lobato, Guillermina Martínez Torres, Gloria Elena Bautista Gómez, Vianey Cedillo Trejo, Brenda Quevedo Cruz y Taylin Narda Meylin Clotet Wang.
Alleged victims: 9
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05 Apr 2018
    19 Oct 2017
    Cuba
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
Información recibida en relación con alegaciones de vigilancia, intimidaciones, agresiones físicas y procedimientos judiciales contra la Sra. Leticia Ramos Herrería, que se encontrarían vinculados a la expresión de posturas críticas al Gobierno de Cuba así como a sus actividades como defensora de derechos humanos.
Alleged victims: 1
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15 Dec 2017
    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
    25 Sep 2017
    Papua New Guinea
    JAL
  • business
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning 119 women victims in relation to alleged sexual violence and excessive use of force by mine security and police guarding the Porgera Joint Venture (PJV) gold mine and a failure to provide effective remedy for the women victims.
Alleged victims: 119
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    25 Sep 2017
    Canada
    JOL
  • business
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning 119 women victims in relation to alleged sexual violence and excessive use of force by mine security and police guarding the Porgera Joint Venture (PJV) gold mine and a failure to provide effective remedy for the women victims.
Alleged victims: 119
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13 Dec 2017
    25 Sep 2017
    Barrick Gold Corporation (Barrick)
    JAL
  • business
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning 119 women victims in relation to alleged sexual violence and excessive use of force by mine security and police guarding the Porgera Joint Venture (PJV) gold mine and a failure to provide effective remedy for the women victims.
Alleged victims: 119
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23 Nov 2017
    13 Sep 2017
    Thailand
    JAL
  • violence against women
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning alleged acts of intimidation, harassment and death threats online against Ms Angkhana Neelapaijit, Ms Anchana Heemmina and Ms Anchana Hemmina, which appear to be in connection with the exercise of the right to freedom of expression in the performance of their human rights work.
Alleged victims: 3
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22 Sep 2017
    02 Aug 2017
    Chad
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • torture
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • violence against women
Informations reçues concernant les mesures de réparation ordonnées par la Cour d'appel de N'Djamena pour les violations des droits humains commises sous le régime répressif de l’Etat tchadien entre 1982 et 1990, ainsi que les peines de travaux forcés, dictées par la Cour.
Alleged victims: 7000
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    28 Jul 2017
    Chile
    JOL
  • health
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida respecto respecto al actual proyecto de ley que permitiría la interrupción voluntaria del embarazo en casos específicos y la actual demora de su aprobación. Asimismo, quisiéramos señalar a la eventual atención del Tribunal Constitucional los aspectos que se exponen a continuación, en caso que llegara a conocer del proyecto de ley en control de constitucionalidad.
Alleged victims: -
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20 Mar 2018
20 Mar 2018
20 Mar 2018
20 Mar 2018
20 Mar 2018
30 Mar 2018
    27 Jul 2017
    Nepal
    JOL
  • disappearances
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the Nepal Act on the Commission on Investigation of Disappeared Persons, Truth and Reconciliation 2071, adopted on 25 April 2014 (henceforth “TRC Act”); the lack of significant progress in the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and Commission on the Investigation of Enforced Disappearance (CIEDP); and the need to enhance participation and to better guarantee the protection of victims and witnesses.
Alleged victims: 3
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31 Jul 2017
    14 Jul 2017
    Hungary
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disability
  • executions
  • health
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • violence against women
Information received concerning allegations of segregating people with disabilities in closed-type institutions and denying them the support needed to live independent lives in the community. It was also reported that violence, cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment were widespread in these institutions, as well as an alarmingly high number of uninvestigated deaths in custody.
Alleged victims: 220
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29 Aug 2017
    13 Jul 2017
    Bahrain
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest and detention of a human rights defender, Ms. Ebtesam Abdullhusain Ali Alsaegh, in the Isa Town women’s prison by agents of the National Security Agency (NSA), as well as the torture and ill-treatment she is at imminent risk of being subjected to.
Alleged victims: 1
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08 Aug 2017
    10 Jul 2017
    Honduras
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con el reciente asesinato, en los alrededores de la capital, Tegucigalpa, de una mujer transexual, que también era una activista de los derechos de las personas LGBTI, la Sra. Sherlyn Montoya.
Alleged victims: 106
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    04 Jul 2017
    Morocco
    JOL
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Informations reçues concernant le projet de loi 103-13 sur les violences faites aux femmes, approuvé par le Conseil de gouvernement le 17 mars 2016, voté et amendé par la Chambre des représentants le 20 juillet 2016 et actuellement examiné par la Chambre des Conseillers en vue d’un possible vote.
Alleged victims: -
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    20 Jun 2017
    United States of America
    JOL
  • health
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning the draft Reproductive Health Act introduced in the New York State Senate on 17 January 2017, and currently awaiting approval by the state Senate.
Alleged victims: -
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29 Aug 2017
    26 May 2017
    El Salvador
    JAL
  • women in law and in practice
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Información recibida en relación con 3 asesinatos de mujeres trans en la ciudad de San Luis Talpa, así como las alegaciones de actos de intimidaciones y amenazas, incluidos actos de extorsión contra una defensora de derechos humanos.
Alleged victims: 4
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21 Jul 2017
    18 May 2017
    Nicaragua
    JUA
  • business
  • environment
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
Información recibida en relación con alegaciones de actos de intimidación, difamación y amenaza, en algunos casos amenazas de muerte, en contra de las señoras Lottie Cunningham Wren, Juana Bilbano, Vilma Núñez de Escorcia y Francisca Ramírez, así como contra miembros de sus familias, presuntamente en relación con su trabajo legítimo como defensoras de derechos humanos en Nicaragua.
Alleged victims: 4
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02 Jun 2017
    18 May 2017
    Mexico
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
Información recibida en relación con el asesinato de una defensora de derechos humanos , madre de una joven desaparecida y representante de una communidad del estado de Tamaulipas.
Alleged victims: 1
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17 Jan 2018
10 Sep 2018
    09 May 2017
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
Information received concerning the alleged continuous arbitrary detention of human rights defender Ms. Fatemeh (Atena) Daemi, as well as the recent sentencing of her two sisters, Ms. Hanieh Daemi and Ms. Ensieh Daemi.
Alleged victims: 3
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10 Oct 2017
    28 Apr 2017
    China
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • poverty
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the alleged harassment by security agents as well as permanent surveillance of Ms. Wang Qiaoling, the wife of the detained human rights lawyer Li Heping, and of Ms. Li Wenzu, the wife of another detained human rights lawyer, Wang Quanzhang, following their expressions of support for their husbands and their campaigns in different media to voice their situation.
Alleged victims: 2
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29 May 2017
    25 Apr 2017
    Honduras
    JOL
  • health
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida respecto al actual proyecto de reforma del Código Penal y la total prohibición del aborto que debería ser debatido próximamente en el Congreso.
Alleged victims: -
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15 Jun 2017
    10 Apr 2017
    Turkey
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • health
  • minority issues
  • terrorism
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning alleged human rights violations committed in the context of security operations in the Omerli, Nusaybin and Artuklu districts of Mardin province in southeast Turkey, including raids on and destruction of houses, surveillance of residents, deprivation of access to food, safe drinking water and sanitation, and health services, arbitrary arrests and detentions, acts of torture and ill-treatment, enforced disappearances, and killings.
Alleged victims: 38
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06 Jun 2017
    10 Apr 2017
    Mexico
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
información recibida en relación con el asesinato de la periodista chihuahuense Miroslava Breach Valducea, presuntamente como represalia por su trabajo periodístico.
Alleged victims: 1
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05 Dec 2017
    06 Apr 2017
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning the alleged use of discriminatory male guardianship laws to arbitrarily arrest and detain a woman human rights defender in retaliation for her human rights work.
Alleged victims: 1
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20 Apr 2017
22 May 2017
    05 Apr 2017
    Uzbekistan
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest and detention in a psychiatric institution of human rights defender, Ms. Elena Urlaeva, as well as the verbal attacks to which she has been subjected while in police custody, which appear to be related to her legitimate human rights activities and her cooperation with international organizations.
Alleged victims: 1
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28 Apr 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
    23 Mar 2017
    Guatemala
    JAL
  • disability
  • executions
  • sale of children
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación al fatídico incendio que se produjo en el Hogar Seguro Virgen de la Asunción, en el municipio de San José Pinula, departamento de Guatemala, el 8 de marzo de 2017, el cual resultó en la muerte de al menos 40 niñas mientras que decenas más resultaron heridas, algunas de ellas de gravedad.
Alleged victims: 40
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01 Jun 2017
01 Jun 2017
    16 Feb 2017
    Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
    JOL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • torture
  • violence against women
Promulgación por parte de la Asamblea Legislativa Plurinominal de Bolivia, de la Ley No. 897 que crea una Comisión de la Verdad “para esclarecer los asesinatos, desapariciones forzadas, torturas, detenciones arbitrarias y violencia sexual, entendidas como violaciones graves de derechos humanos, fundados en motivos políticos e ideológicos, acontecidos en Bolivia del 4 de noviembre de 1964 al 10 de octubre de 1982”.
Alleged victims: -
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    12 Dec 2016
    El Salvador
    JOL
  • health
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida con respecto al proyecto de Decreto para despenalizar el aborto en ciertas causales.
Alleged victims: -
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    12 Dec 2016
    Bahrain
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning allegations of continuous detention and judicial proceedings against a woman human rights defender which appear to be related to her legitimate human rights activities and represent criminalization of the exercise of her right to freedom of expression, including on the Internet.
Alleged victims: 1
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27 Jan 2017
    09 Dec 2016
    Egypt
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning the recent arrest and continuous harassment of a woman human rights defender, Ms. Azza Soliman, which appears to be related to her human rights advocacy.
Alleged victims: 1
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03 Feb 2017
    11 Nov 2016
    Uzbekistan
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the ill-treatment and harassment of two women human rights defenders, Ms. Elena Urlaeva and Ms. Malohat Eshonkulova, through arbitrary arrest and detention, beatings, death threats and confiscation of property by the police, which appear to be related to their legitimate human rights activities of monitoring incidents of forced labour in the cotton industry, and represent a criminalization of the exercise of their right to freedom of expression.
Alleged victims: 2
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02 Dec 2016
    27 Oct 2016
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the arrest, the lack of due process and fair trial, and arbitrary conviction and sentencing of Ms. Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee, Ms. Fatemeh Daemi, and Mr. Arash Sadeghi, by the Iranian authorities, criminalizing the legitimate exercise of their right to freedom of expression.
Alleged victims: 3
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28 Dec 2016
    21 Oct 2016
    Croatia
    OL
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the decision from the Ministry to deny a license on minimum requirements for provision of social services for the Autonomous Women's House Zagreb.
Alleged victims: 1
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    12 Oct 2016
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • executions
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • health
Information received concerning the imminent execution of Ms. Zeinab Sekaanvand Lokran, who was sentenced to death on murder charges.
Alleged victims: 1
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17 Nov 2016
    06 Oct 2016
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • health
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
Information received concerning the detention, trial and sentence of Ms. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe to five years of imprisonment on unknown charges, and the deterioration of her health condition over the past months.
Alleged victims: 1
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06 Feb 2017
    28 Sep 2016
    Mexico
    JAL
  • health
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida respecto al caso de Citlali, una niña que habría sido víctima de agresión sexual y a la que se le habría negado el acceso a un aborto legal y seguro en el Estado de Sonora, lo que no estaría en conformidad con las leyes y normas nacionales e internacionales de derechos humanos y habría seriamente puesto en peligro el disfrute de los derechos humanos de la víctima, en particular los derechos de la niña a la integridad física y al más alto nivel posible de salud física y mental.
Alleged victims: 1
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14 Dec 2016
    22 Sep 2016
    India
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the alleged forced evictions and demolition of approximately 100 houses in Rangpuri Pahadi, in the South of Vasant Kunj, Delhi, without prior notice, resettlement plan or a court order, as well as police violence and prolonged detention of three women who resisted the demolitions of their homes.
Alleged victims: 3
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    19 Sep 2016
    Brazil
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • violence against women
  • executions
Information received concerning alleged killings, attempted killings, attacks, death threats and harassment against human rights defenders working on land-related rights, including women human rights defenders and indigenous leaders, in different States in Brazil.
Alleged victims: 35
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21 Feb 2017
18 Jul 2017
    16 Sep 2016
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JAL
  • food
  • health
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
Información recibida respecto a violencia sexual y condiciones de detención que constituyen tratos crueles, inhumanos y degradantes contra mujeres privadas de libertad y niños y niñas que las acompañan en el Instituto Nacional de Orientación Femenina - Cárcel de Mujeres de Los Teques.
Alleged victims: 627
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14 Dec 2016
    07 Sep 2016
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • torture
Additional information received regarding the arrest and detention of Ms. Homa Hoodfar.
Alleged victims: 1
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23 Jan 2017
    25 Jul 2016
    Dominican Republic
    JOL
  • health
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con la reforma del código penal de la Republica Dominicana, que fue adoptada recientemente por la Cámara de Diputados del Congreso dominicano.
Alleged victims: -
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    22 Jul 2016
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrests and detentions of leading human rights lawyer and co-founder of the Defenders of Human Rights Centre (DHRC) Mr. Abdolfattah Soltani, former student activist Mr. Arash Sadeghi, and human rights defender and journalist Ms. Narges Mohammadi, all currently held in Evin Prison under unreasonably harsh and unjust conditions.
Alleged victims: 2
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09 Aug 2016
28 Dec 2016
05 Jan 2017
07 Feb 2017
    22 Jul 2016
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    JUA
  • executions
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Informations reçues concernant une tentative d’atteinte à la vie de Mme. Aline Bahogwerhe en représailles de l’action en justice intentée par la victime pour viol contre un agent de l’Etat.
Alleged victims: 1
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    14 Jul 2016
    El Salvador
    JUA
  • health
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida respecto a la situación de María Teresa Rivera, una de las mujeres que cumplen penas de prisión por cuestiones relacionadas con el embarazo así como la penalización del aborto en El Salvador la cual no está en conformidad con las leyes y normas internacionales de derechos humanos, ya que continúa restringiendo el derecho de las mujeres y las niñas a la integridad física y al más alto nivel posible de salud física y mental.
Alleged victims: 1
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    08 Jul 2016
    Egypt
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning allegations of travel ban against a woman human rights defender, Ms. Mozn Hassan.
Alleged victims: 1
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12 Aug 2016
    08 Jul 2016
    Cuba
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
Información recibida en relación con alegaciones de uso excesivo de fuerza durante varias marchas organizadas por las Damas de Blanco, así como la violencia, los arrestos y las detenciones arbitrarias contra sus participantes por parte de las fuerzas de policía.
Alleged victims: 5
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12 Sep 2016
    01 Jul 2016
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • health
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • violence against women
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • torture
Information received concerning the arrest and detention of Ms. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe. Ms. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, aged 37, is a project manager for the Thomson-Reuters Foundation, where she deals with training projects. She is a dual Iranian-British national and her daughter is a British citizen.
Alleged victims: 1
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25 Aug 2016
    29 Jun 2016
    Lebanon
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the case of Ms. Layal Al Kayaje, who is facing imminent trial before a military court for “defamation and libel against the Lebanese army”. Ms. Layal Al Kayaje is a 31-year-old Palestinian, born in Lebanon from a Lebanese mother. She resides in Abra, Saida, and is a former owner of a veterinary clinic in Abra.
Alleged victims: 1
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    24 Jun 2016
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received concerning the arrest and detention of Ms. Homa Hoodfar. Ms. Homa Hoodfar, aged 65, is an internationally renowned and widely published anthropologist researcher, of Iranian, Canadian and Irish nationalities. She studied a range of issues related to women’s roles and status in Muslim contexts as well as on development, refugees and informal economy. Apart from teaching at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, she regularly participated in international research projects, including in partnerships with universities, research-based networks such as Women Living Under Muslims Laws, and civil society organizations such as Shirkat Gah (Women’s Resource Centre).
Alleged victims: 1
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22 Aug 2016
    01 Jun 2016
    Peru
    JOL
  • health
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con el proyecto de código penal presentado al Congreso el 19 de mayo pasado. Este proyecto no estaría en conformidad con las leyes y normas internacionales de derechos humanos y podría seriamente poner en peligro el disfrute de los derechos humanos en el país, en particular los derechos de las mujeres y las niñas a la integridad física y al más alto nivel posible de salud física y mental.
Alleged victims: -
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    27 May 2016
    Viet Nam
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
  • torture
  • violence against women
Alleged arbitrary detention of a Lutheran pastor and harassment and torture of his wife, in Gia Lai province, Vietnam. According to the information received, Pastor Nguyen Cong Chinh was arrested on 28 April 2011, repeatedly tortured and sentenced to 11 years in prison for “undermining national unity policy”. He remains in prison. On 14 April 2016, Mrs. Tran Thi Hong, his wife, was arrested for several hours and tortured by the police, who tried to force her to provide information on a meeting she had held on 30 April 2016 with the Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom of the United States of America. She is regularly subjected to surveillance and harassment by the police. Despite Mr. Nguyen Cong Chinh’s attempts to have the Lutheran American-Vietnamese Protestant Church registered according to Vietnamese law, its application was rejected in 2010.
Alleged victims: 2
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13 Apr 2017
    27 May 2016
    Honduras
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • violence against women
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • women in law and in practice
  • environment
Alegaciones relativas a agresiones físicas y amenazas, y a la falta de protección adecuada de manifestantes y defensores de derechos humanos por parte de las fuerzas de seguridad en el marco de una manifestación pacífica. Según la información recibida, el 15 de abril de 2016, se desplazaba un grupo de personas para participar en una manifestación del Encuentro Internacional de los Pueblos “Berta Cáceres Vive”. En este contexto, se habrían producido graves incidentes, incluyendo agresiones físicas, contra varios centenares de personas que habrían sido parte de esta caravana. Asimismo, varias personas habrían proferido amenazas directas contra varios manifestantes, incluyendo los Sres. Tomás Gómez y Sotero Chavarría, integrantes de la Coordinación General del Consejo Cívico de Organizaciones Populares e Indígenas de Honduras (COPINH). Además, el 9 de mayo, se reportaron represiones violentas de otra manifestación pacífica por parte de miembros del COPINH, cuyos miembros habrían llegado desde las comunidades indígenas lencas hasta las inmediaciones de la Casa Presidencia en Tegucigalpa para exigir la instauración de una Comisión Internacional e Independiente para investigar el asesinato de Berta Cáceres. Después de la movilización, miembros del COPINH habrían sido objeto de detenciones así como de seguimientos y hostigamientos por parte de agentes de la policía. En particular, desde el 10 de mayo de 2016, se habrían producido diversos pronunciamientos e intimidaciones directas relacionadas con el trabajo realizado por la defensora de derechos humanos Giulia Fellin. Similares asuntos destacados en esta comunicación han sido abordados en comunicaciones anteriores: el 8 de junio de 2004, caso HND 3/2004, el 12 de agosto de 2004, caso HND 6/2004, el 7 de abril de 2006, caso HND 1/2006, el 6 de julio de 2009, caso HND 5/2009, el 27 de agosto de 2013, referencia A/HRC/25/74, caso HND 4/2013, el 2 de abril de 2014, referencia A/HRC/27/72, caso HND 2/2014, el 9 de abril de 2014, referencia A/HRC/27/72, caso HND 3/2014, el 8 de marzo de 2016, caso HND 2/2016, el 18 de marzo de 2016, caso HND 3/2016.
Alleged victims: 2
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    02 May 2016
    Poland
    JAL
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • health
  • women in law and in practice
Alleged detrimental human rights impact of a draft law proposed by a civic committee, aiming at prohibiting and criminalizing abortion under all circumstances. According to the information received, in April 2016, the “Stop abortion” civic committee presented a draft law revising the Family Planning, Human Embryo Protection and Conditions of Permissibility of Abortion Act of 7 January 1993 and the Penal Code of 1997. The proposed revisions include replacing the term “human foetus” by “the conceived child” or “the unborn child”, prohibiting abortion under all circumstances and criminalizing all persons intentionally causing the death or the severe impairment/injury of the foetus, including the woman herself. Under current legislation abortion is authorised in cases of threat to the life and health of the woman, when the foetus suffers from a “severe and irreversible foetal defect or incurable illness [threatening] the foetus’ life” and when the pregnancy results from rape and incest.
Alleged victims: -
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30 Jun 2016
    28 Apr 2016
    India
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • indigenous peoples
  • violence against women
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • women in law and in practice
Alleged harassment, attacks and threats against five women human rights defenders. According to the information received, on 3 October 2015, a resolution was passed by the Bastar Bar Association, prohibiting Ms. Shalini Gera and Ms. Isha Khandelwal, two human rights lawyers, from representing their clients, indigenous Adivasis, in Jagdalpur. Following a complaint by the lawyers, an interim order allowed them to practice again. On 18 February 2016, the landlord of Ms. Gera and Ms. Khandelwal was pressured by police to evict the lawyers from their offices. In January 2016, after Ms. Bela Bhatia had assisted several Adivasi women who had allegedly been raped by police officers, she faced intimidation from a police organisation. Police visited her home numerous times and her mobile phone was tracked. On 20 February 2016, the landlady of Ms. Bhatia was called to the police station in Jagdalpur and pressured to ask Ms. Bhatia to leave her home. On 7 February 2016, the home of Ms. Malini Subramanium, a journalist, was targeted by a group of 20 persons shouting abusive slogans at her. On 18 February, Ms. Subramanium’s landlord was forced by the police to evict Ms. Subramanium from her residence. On 1 August 2015, Ms. Soni Sori, an indigenous rights defender, held a press conference on the murder of a villager, and subsequently became the object of a slander campaign. On 20 February 2016, she was attacked by three unidentified men throwing chemical substance near Jawbanga, Chhattisgarh, resulting in her hospitalisation.
Alleged victims: 5
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    19 Apr 2016
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
  • health
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • women in law and in practice
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
Alleged arbitrary detention and charges brought against a human rights defender with serious medical conditions, for her legitimate human rights work and the exercise of her rights to freedom of association and freedom of expression. According to the information received, in May 2015, Ms. Narges Mohammadi was detained and charged with several offences allegedly related to her human rights work at the Defenders of Human Rights Center. In October 2015, she suffered from seizures and was transferred to hospital where she was handcuffed to the bed and constantly supervised by security officers. Security officers returned her to prison, against her doctor’s advice, where she remains to date. The next hearing of her trial is scheduled to take place on 20 April 2016. Serious concern is expressed for Ms. Mohammadi’s health and the alleged reason for her detention and the charges brought against her, namely her human rights work. Ms. Mohammadi was the subject of five previous communications sent on 29 October 2015, see A/HRC/31/79, case no. IRN 20/2015; 19 May 2015, see A/HRC/30/27, case no. IRN 5/2015; 27 March 2012, see A/HRC/21/49, case no. IRN 5/2012; 11 October 2011, see A/HRC/19/44, case no. IRN 13/2011; and 23 June 2010, see A/HRC/16/44/Add.1, case no. IRN 16/2010.
Alleged victims: 1
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09 Aug 2016
08 Sep 2017
    18 Apr 2016
    Malaysia
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Allegations concerning forced religious conversion of children, denial of the right to access to justice and to a remedy by their mothers as well of their equal rights and responsibilities in matters relating to their children. According to the information received, in the cases of Ms. X and Ms. Y, the religious conversion of their husbands to Islam had legal consequences, resulting in the violation of their equal rights and responsibilities on matters related to their children, including their custody, as well as their access to justice and their right to a remedy. In the case of Ms. Y, the failure of the High Court, while deciding the custody of the children, to recognize and consider her history of abuse by her former husband as well as the alleged violent abduction of her son by him, combined with the inaction of the authorities to act, raises concern as it may justify and legitimize acts of gender-based violence. In both cases, judicial decisions undermine the primacy of constitutional laws over religious and customary laws, due to the existence of an inconsistent dual legal system, resulting in violations of women’s rights to equality in law, their right to remedy and non-discrimination in marriage and family relationships.
Alleged victims: 9
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23 Feb 2017
    14 Apr 2016
    El Salvador
    JAL
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • health
  • women in law and in practice
Alegaciones de violaciones del derecho de las mujeres y las niñas a la integridad física y al más alto nivel posible de salud física y mental en El Salvador. Según la información recibida sobre la situación de los derechos a la salud sexual y reproductiva de las mujeres en El Salvador, en particular, en el contexto de los riesgos del virus Zika para las mujeres embarazadas, el derecho de las mujeres y las niñas a la integridad física y al más alto nivel posible de salud física y mental, continúan siendo restringidos en El Salvador. A pesar de los esfuerzos realizados por el Gobierno para responder a la epidemia del Zika, las mujeres todavía tienen que enfrentar obstáculos en el acceso a la anticoncepción, incluida la anticoncepción de emergencia. También se expresan preocupaciones con respecto a un posible aumento de los abortos inseguros en este contexto, dada la prohibición total de la interrupción del embarazo en el país.
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06 Jul 2016
    11 Mar 2016
    Colombia
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • racism
  • executions
  • violence against women
  • minority issues
  • poverty
  • African Descent
Allegations of individual human rights violations as well as specific concerns particularly affecting the Afro-Colombian community in the municipality of. Buenaventura, Valle de Cauca Department, Colombia. According to the information received, despite the increased presence of public security forces in Buenaventura since 2014, criminal organized groups continue to exercise strong social, economic and local control over the lives and activities of its inhabitants, including by implementing invisible frontiers and imposing curfews in some of the neighbourhoods. These groups are said to be responsible for various criminal activities such as extortion, death threats, murder, enforced disappearances, imposition of various types of punishments, sexual violence against women and girls, child recruitment and forced displacement and eviction, aimed at taking control of the territory and the different communities living in the urban area of Buenaventura.
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18 Jan 2017
    09 Mar 2016
    Zambia
    JAL
  • executions
  • violence against women
  • albinism
Alleged pattern of attacks against persons with albinism in Zambia. According to the information received, during the second half of 2015, three persons with albinism, namely Ms. Charity Zimba (age 37), Mr. Billy Chulu (age 46) and Mr. Jeffrey Sikanyai (age 36) were attacked and dismembered, resulting in the death of Ms. Zimba and Mr. Sikanyai. Moreover, in January 2016, an attempt was made to kidnap a 15-year-old boy with albinism close to Lusaka. Serious concern is expressed at these alleged attacks, as they appear to have had the purpose of using, or selling for use, body parts for witchcraft purposes. In this context, further concerns are expressed about the physical and mental integrity of persons with albinism, including women who are at risk of attacks resulting in death and mutilation, as well as in the trafficking of body parts.
Alleged victims: 4
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    01 Mar 2016
    Colombia
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Alegaciones sobre actos de hostigamiento, amenazas de muerte, y un plan de desaparición contra una periodista y defensora de derechos humanos, así como por fallas en un proceso judicial por tortura psíquica de la cual fue víctima, así como sobre amenazas y hostigamiento a su abogado y familias respectivas. Según las informaciones recibidas, la Sra. Claudia Julieta Duque Orrego, actualmente víctima y testigo en dos juicios penales en contra de funcionarios de la dirección general de inteligencia y funcionarios de contrainteligencia, ha sido objeto de nuevas amenazas y hostigamiento, las cuales han incrementado en el marco del desarrollo de los juicios. Se alegas asimismo fallas en el desarrollo efectivo de las investigaciones e interpelación de los presuntos responsables de estos hechos. La Sra. Duque ha sido objeto de comunicaciones anteriores, enviadas el 23 de septiembre de 2004, véase E/CN.4/2005/101/Add.1 caso no. COL 41/2004, el 23 de mayo de 2008, véase A/HRC/10/12/Add.1 caso no. COL 12/2008, el 13 de julio de 2009 y el 30 de octubre de 2009, véase A/HRC/13/22/Add.1, casos no. COL 16/2009, y no. COL 20/2009, y el 7 de octubre de 2011, véase A/HRC/19/44, caso no. COL 9/2011.
Alleged victims: 2
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13 Oct 2016
    26 Feb 2016
    Guatemala
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • indigenous peoples
  • executions
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • disappearances
  • slavery
  • women in law and in practice
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Comunicación relativa al desarrollo de tres procesos judiciales sobre violaciones manifiestas de las normas internacionales de derechos humanos y violaciones graves del derecho internacional humanitario, ocurridas durante el período del conflicto armado interno en Guatemala. Según las informaciones recibidas, procedimientos judiciales habrían iniciado en tres causas conocidas por los nombres de CREOMPAZ; Molina Theissen; y Sepur Zarco. Dieciocho militares en situación de retiro habrían sido objeto de órdenes de captura y habrían sido acusados de varios delitos incluyendo delitos de lesa humanidad, masacres, desaparición forzada, incluso en el caso de un niño, Marco Antonio Molina Theissen, así como la esclavitud sexual y laboral de mujeres q’eqchíes que vivían en la comunidad de Sepur Zarco, donde estaba ubicada una base militar durante la época del conflicto armado interno. En el contexto de estos procesos judiciales, se reportan un creciente número de mensajes y actos intimidatorios, incluyendo de grupos ligados a los militares acusados, que buscarían desacreditar y presionar a las víctimas y a quienes les apoyan en este proceso. Esta comunicación se refiere a comunicaciones anteriores enviadas el 22 de diciembre de 2014, ver A/HRC/29/50, caso no. GTM 8/2014; 18 de agosto de 2014, ver A/HRC/28/85, caso no. GTM 5/2014; el 2 de mayo 2014, ver A/HRC/27/72, caso no. GTM 4/2014; el 30 de octubre 2013, ver A/HRC/25/74, caso no. GTM 9/2013; el 17 de mayo 2013, ver A/HRC/24/21, caso, no. GTM 5/2013; y el 15 de marzo 2013, ver A/HRC/24/21, caso no. GTM 2/2013.
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06 Apr 2016
24 May 2016
    26 Feb 2016
    Burundi
    JAL
  • violence against women
  • albinism
Allégations d’enlèvement, assassinat et amputation d’une jeune fille atteinte d’albinisme au Burundi. Selon les informations reçues, le 17 février 2016, une enfant, âgée de 4 ans et atteinte albinisme, a été enlevée, assassinée, puis amputée d’un bras. Il est probable que l’agression ait été perpétrée dans le but de découper des parties du corps de la victime afin de les utiliser, ou de les vendre en vue de leur utilisation dans le cadre de rituels de sorcellerie.
Alleged victims: 1
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    12 Feb 2016
    Dominican Republic
    JAL
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • health
  • women in law and in practice
Alegaciones sobre la adopción de las reformas del Código Penal de la República Dominicana que debería haber entrado en vigor el 19 de diciembre de 2015. Según las informaciones recibidas, el 19 de diciembre de 2014, el Presidente de la República Dominicana promulgó la Ley 550-14 aprobada por el Congreso que reformaba el Código Penal. En enero de 2015, tres organizaciones de la sociedad civil apelaron la Ley 550-14 ante el Tribunal Constitucional para cuestionar la constitucionalidad de los artículos 107 a 110, relativos al aborto. El 2 de diciembre de 2015, el Tribunal Constitucional declaró inconstitucional el procedimiento que rodea la expedición del Código Penal, ya que la reforma fue aprobada solo por la Cámara del Congreso de los Diputados. La reforma debía incluir también los votos del Senado. Aunque el Tribunal no se ha pronunciado sobre las cuestiones de fondo relacionadas al aborto, se restablecieron las disposiciones del Código Penal de 1884 que criminalizan totalmente el aborto. Se expresa preocupación en cuanto al restablecimiento del Código Penal de 1884 y se reiteran las mismas preocupaciones relativas DOM 2/2014, a la violación de los derechos básicos de las mujeres y adolescentes, ya expresadas en la comunicación enviada el 11 de diciembre de 2014, ver A/HRC/29/50, caso no. DOM 2/2014. La reforma también incluía la tipificación del feminicidio establecida en la Ley 550-14.
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    02 Feb 2016
    Pakistan
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • sale of children
  • violence against women
  • minority issues
  • slavery
  • women in law and in practice
Allegations concerning the reported abduction and subsequent forced conversion and marriage of a 15 year old Hindu girl, in Allah Dino Magsi Village, Qambar Shahdadkot, Sindh province. On 19 April 2015, six men allegedly kidnapped a 15 year old girl in her home at 1 p.m. in front of her parents. Thereafter her parents reportedly tried to register a First Information Report at the police station on several occasions but were repeatedly sent away. On 25 April 2015, a statement from the girl was reportedly published in a newspaper in which she declared that she was 22 years old, had converted to Islam, changed her name and had married a boy. The parents allegedly brought the case to the Session Court of Qambar Shahdadkot, Larkana, which decided on 2 June 2015 to have the girl placed in a shelter called Dar-ul-Aman and have her age determined. One of the alleged perpetrators reportedly filed an application before the High Court Sindh, Circuit Court, Larkana to challenge the decision of the judge from the Session Court. On 24 June 2015, the High Court allegedly judged that the girl was an adult under Sharia law and suspended the decision of the Session Court thus sending her back to live with the aforementioned boy.
Alleged victims: 1
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    27 Jan 2016
    Sierra Leone
    JAL
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • health
  • women in law and in practice
Allegations concerning the delay in signing the Safe Abortion Bill in Sierra Leone, after its adoption by the Parliament. According to the information received, on 8 December 2015, the Parliament of Sierra Leone passed the 2015 Safe Abortion Bill by large majority. On 23 December 2015, the Bill was sent for signature to the President in order to become effective. The 2015 Safe Abortion Bill allows women to have an abortion during the first twelve weeks of gestation, under any circumstances, and between the thirteenth and twenty-fourth weeks of pregnancy in cases of rape, incest, foetal impairment or risk for the woman’s health. The Bill also authorizes abortion for girls under 18, with the consent of a parent, a guardian or an “adult acting in loco parentis”. However, on 6 January 2016, after a meeting with the Inter-Religious Council of Sierra Leone, the President decided to send the Bill to Parliament for reconsideration. After meeting with key parliamentary leaders on 14 January 2016, the Inter-Religious Council of Sierra Leone is expected to address the Parliament on 27 January 2016 in order to express their position on the Bill.
Alleged victims: -
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    22 Jan 2016
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • violence against women
  • health
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
Alleged arbitrary detention, denial of due process and inadequate medical treatment of a human rights defender. According to the information received, Ms. Bahareh Hedayat, a student and prominent women’s rights activist, has been in prison since 31 December 2009. On 5 May 2010, she was sentenced to seven and a half years of imprisonment on charges of crimes against national security, insulting the President and insulting the Supreme Leader. In December 2010, Ms. Hedayat reportedly received an additional six-month prison sentence on charges of “propaganda against the state” for writing a letter from prison, in which she urged Iranian students to continue their peaceful struggle. On 17 August 2015, the Revolutionary Court issued a two-year suspended sentence at the request of Tehran’s Prosecutor General. She is reportedly suffering from chronic illness and has been diagnosed with gallstones during her imprisonment. However, Ms. Hedayat has allegedly been denied adequate medical attention.
Alleged victims: 1
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14 Jun 2016
    20 Jan 2016
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • executions
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
Alleged imminent risk of execution by stoning of an Iranian woman. According to the information received, in November 2013, Ms. Fariba Khalegi was arrested on suspicion of involvement in the murder of her husband. While she was initially released without charge, Ms. Khalegi was later charged with having a sexual relationship with her husband’s alleged, and later convicted, murderer. On 15 October 2014, Ms. Khalegi was reportedly convicted of adultery (zina-ye mohsaneh) and sentenced to death by stoning. The sentence was reportedly upheld by the Supreme Court on 27 January 2015. It is believed that her execution is imminent as all legal avenues of appeal appear to have been exhausted.
Alleged victims: 1
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07 Jul 2016
    28 Dec 2015
    Sudan
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
  • Sudan
Alleged acts of intimidation and reprisal against three Darfuri students and members of the Darfuri Student Association, including one female, and one woman human rights defender and translator, for cooperating with the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, during the official visit of the former mandate holder to Sudan in May 2015. According to the information received, on 16 May 2015, the four individuals met with a United Nations staff member accompanying the Special Rapporteur in the Corinthia hotel to report on alleged human rights violations. However, the students concluded the meeting due to the intimidating presence of security agents. When the group was leaving the hotel, these agents attempted to arrest the two men and threatened the two women, who were trying to impede the men’s arrest. The four individuals were threatened, even when the Special Rapporteur arrived at the scene. The two male students were placed in a pickup truck and remained in custody in a police station for about seven hours. After the Special Rapporteur left the country, the students continued to receive threats from security officers, including death threats in one case.
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01 Mar 2016
17 Mar 2016
11 Apr 2016
    21 Dec 2015
    Sierra Leone
    JAL
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • health
  • women in law and in practice
Alleged governmental policy that is discriminatory against pregnant girls and women. According to the information received, on 2 April 2015, the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology published a policy statement formally indicating that girls who were pregnant would not be allowed to attend school and complete exams during their pregnancy. This policy entered into force immediately. Grave concern is expressed as this policy seems to be based on misguided, discriminatory and stigmatizing attitudes, beliefs and stereotypes as well as perpetuating gender inequality and violating girls’ and women’s rights to education, economic opportunities, health, including reproductive health, privacy, and physical and psychological integrity and dignity.
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    10 Dec 2015
    Ecuador
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • environment
Alegaciones sobre actos de violencia física y verbal y actos de intimidación contra mujeres defensoras de derechos humanos. Según las informaciones recibidas, el 20 de octubre de 2015, Lina Solano, Maria Herlinda Gutama, Georgina Gutama, Elsa Urgilés, Nancy Gutama, Etelvina Misacango, Maria Mercedes Gutama y Maria Ángeles Gutama habrían participado en una manifestación pacífica en contra del proyecto minero ‘Rio Blanco’ cuando policías y agentes de seguridad publica las habrían agredido de manera física y verbal y las habrían retenido por más de dos horas. Agentes de seguridad pública las habrían amenazado con detenerlas diciendo que estaban fichadas. Se expresa grave preocupación por estas alegaciones que restringirían indebidamente sus derechos a la libertad de expresión y de la reunión pacífica y sus actividades en la promoción de los derechos humanos.
Alleged victims: 8
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20 Apr 2016
    17 Nov 2015
    India
    JAL
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • health
  • women in law and in practice
Alleged practice of coerced, unsafe and unethical female sterilisation in Government sponsored camps in India often resulting in injury or death, lack of adequate accountability and access to remedies for victims and their families. According to the information received, the use of substandard sterilisation procedures in India remains common practice despite well-documented risks and abuses. In November 2014, sterilisations performed in Chhattisgarh resulted in the deaths of 13 women and critical injuries to many others. Numerous similar incidents have since occurred despite government reassurances that the situation would be ameliorated. Notably, in Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, and Madhya Pradesh where one woman died in July 2015 as a result of substandard sterilisation. These coerced sterilization practices are not limited to Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Jharkhand but appear to illustrate a pattern and an approach that infringes upon the liberty and physical integrity of women. The incidents in Chhattisgarh were the subject of a previous communication sent on 11 March 2015, see A/HRC/30/27, case no. IND 3/2015.
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    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.
Alleged victims: 2
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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.
Alleged victims: 2
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17 Dec 2015
    06 Nov 2015
    India
    JAL
  • executions
  • torture
  • violence against women
Allegation of kidnapping, rape and murder. According to information received, Ms. Huidrom Sharda Devi, 21 years old, from Manipur, India, was allegedly kidnapped and raped on 26 October 2014. Ms. Laishram Surmila Devi, 10 years old, from Manipur, India, was allegedly murdered on 22 January 2014. Ms. Nengneikim Haokip, 18 years old, from Manipur, India, was allegedly raped by personnel of the Assam Rifles, a paramilitary group, on 13 March 2007. Ms. Thangjam Manorama Devi, 32 years old, from, Manipur, India was allegedly raped, tortured and murdered by personnel of the Assam Rifles on 10 July 2004. Some of these violations are reported to be traced to the Armed Forces Special Powers Act of 1958, which allows the armed forces to be deployed in internal conflicts and to enjoy unlimited powers to arrest, search, and shoot to kill. In these cases, the perpetrators have legal immunity from prosecution.
Alleged victims: 4
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    29 Oct 2015
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • health
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
Alleged arbitrary detention, sentencing to flogging and subjecting human rights activists to a virginity test. According to the information received, Ms. Fatemeh Ekhtesari was sentenced to over 11 years in prison for her collection of poetry. Mr. Mehdi Moosavi was sentenced to six years in prison for his poetry. Ms. Atena Farghadani was sentenced to over twelve years for a cartoon. All three were also charged with “illegitimate sexual relationship short of adultery” for shaking hands with a non-relative of the opposite sex. Ms. Ekhtesari and Mr. Moosavi were sentenced to ninety-nine lashes. Ms. Farghadani has not been sentenced but has already been subjected to forced virginity and pregnancy testing. Ms. Narges Mohammadi, a prominent Iranian rearrested 5 May 2015, has been subjected to harassment and deprived of necessary medical care. Ms Farghadani and Ms Mohammadi have been the subjects of seven previous communications, the most recent of which was sent 4 June 2015, see above, case no. IRN 6/2015.
Alleged victims: 4
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04 Mar 2016
16 Mar 2016
    20 Oct 2015
    Mexico
    JAL
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
  • violence against women
Alegaciones relativas a presuntos actos de tortura a una detenida cometidos por agentes de la autoridad. Según la información recibida, el 10 de julio de 2012, la Sra. Yecenia Armenta Graciano habría sido arrestada en el estado de Sinaloa por miembros de la policía ministerial acusada del homicidio de su marido. El mismo día de su arresto habría sido llevada a un lugar desconocido y torturada. La policía la habría torturado, insultándola, violándola con objetos introducidos en su vagina y ano y amenazándola con violar y matar a sus hijos. Tras la tortura, la Sra. Armenta confesó el homicidio de su marido y habría pasado a custodia policial oficial. En septiembre de 2012 y marzo de 2014 médicos expertos independientes examinaron a la Sra. Armenta y certificaron la consistencia entre las alegaciones de tortura y las evidencias de esta en el cuerpo de la detenida, desmintiendo el informe realizado en 2013 por médicos de la Procuraduría General de la República. En febrero de 2015 el Procurador de Justicia de Sinaloa habría abierto una investigación por tortura, aunque hasta la fecha los policías que pudieron estar implicados permanecen en servicio.
Alleged victims: 1
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27 Jan 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.
Alleged victims: 2
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    16 Oct 2015
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • executions
  • violence against women
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
Allegations concerning the executions of juvenile offenders. According to the information received, on 13 October 2015, Ms. Fatemeh Salbehi was executed in Shiraz. In May 2010, Ms. Salbehi was sentenced to death for allegedly having killed her husband in 2008, when Ms. Salbehi was seventeen years old. In September 2013, the Supreme Court granted a request for a judicial review of her case based on a new provision in Iran’s 2013 Penal Code. Her entire trial in 2014 lasted barely three hours and her sentence was upheld. On 6 October 2015, Mr. Samad Zahabi was reportedly executed in secret in Kermanshah’s Dizel Abad Prison. He was sentenced to death in March 2013 for the killing of a fellow shepherd, which Mr. Zahabi claimed was in self-defence. He was seventeen years old at the time of alleged killing. The Supreme Court had reportedly earlier upheld his death sentence.
Alleged victims: 2
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13 Nov 2015
16 Mar 2016
    14 Sep 2015
    Zambia
    JAL
  • sale of children
  • violence against women
Allegations concerning the release of a man convicted for the rape of a child following a presidential pardon. According to the information received, in February 2014, Mr. X was found guilty of the rape of a 14-year-old girl and sentenced to 18 years of imprisonment. This sentence was confirmed on appeal by the High Court of Zambia on 24 April 2014. However, in July 2015, the President reportedly announced his decision to pardon Mr. X during a visit to Mukobeko Maximum Security Prison in Kabwe. The President also reportedly decided to appoint Mr. X as ambassador for the fight against gender violence. Following his release, Mr. X allegedly assaulted one of his three wives. Moreover, it is alleged that, in August, he released a song in which he condemned those who had criticized his pardon and questioned the length of the sentence handed to him. It is reported that the child victim has suffered from trauma and stigmatisation resulting among others in her dropping out from school and she and her family having had to move houses several times due the public exposure related to her case.
Alleged victims: 1
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    03 Sep 2015
    South Africa
    JAL
  • executions
  • violence against women
  • albinism
Alleged abduction, killing and dismembering of a young woman with albinism. According to the information received, on 5 August 2015, Ms. Thandazile Sqongwani Mpunzi was reported missing in Phelandaba village in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa. A search was undertaken by the local chief and the ward council in close cooperation with the community and the police and, on 16 August 2015, the remains of her dismembered body were found in a shallow grave in Phelandaba. Four men, including a minor, were arrested in relation to Ms. Mpunzi’s killing and dismembering and to date they have appeared twice before the Manguzi Magistrate’s Court. The next court appearance is scheduled for 13 October 2015. In addition, the Albinism Society of South Africa has lodged a complaint to the Commission of Gender Equality. Serious concerns are expressed about the alleged abduction, killing and dismembering of Ms. Mpunzi, as these acts appear to have had the purpose of using, or selling for use, her body parts for witchcraft purposes.
Alleged victims: 1
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    27 Aug 2015
    Sudan
    JUA
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • Sudan
  • women in law and in practice
Alleged sentencing to flogging and heavy fines for two female students for “indecent dress”. According to the information received, on 14 July 2015 and on 16 August 2015, Ms. Rehab Omer Kakoum and Ms. Ferdous al Toum were charged with “indecent dress” under Article 152 of the 1991 Penal Code of Sudan. Ms. Kakoum was sentenced to pay a fine of 500 Sudanese pounds and Ms. Al Toum was sentenced to be flogged 20 lashes and to pay a fine of 500 Sudanese pounds. Concern is expressed at the physical and psychological integrity of both women in relation to their reported sentences. This communication is sent in follow-up to a previous communication dated 16 July 2015, see above case no. SDN 5/2015.
Alleged victims: 10
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    21 Aug 2015
    India
    JAL
  • sale of children
  • violence against women
  • trafficking in persons
Allegations concerning the trafficking for sexual exploitation of two minors in the State of Assam, India. According to the information received, on 26 May 2015, two female minors from Kunthung Rongphar village were taken to Diphu by a distant relative. Once in Diphu they were allegedly locked up in different premises and repeatedly raped by four men over the following two days. The two victims were reportedly returned to their home in the evening of 28 May 2015. The parents of the victims have lodged a complaint with the relevant authorities. The alleged perpetrators, who were positively identified by both minors with the help of an Investigating Officer, were reportedly granted interim bail by the Guwahati High Court. It is further reported that their hearing has been repeatedly postponed.
Alleged victims: 2
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31 Aug 2015
    20 Aug 2015
    Nepal
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • minority issues
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Alleged excessive use of force by the police to disperse a peaceful protest in Kathmandu, and serious injuries sustained by several protestors. According to the information received, on 4 August 2015, approximately 100 Dalit human rights defenders took part in a peaceful demonstration in the Bijuli Bazar area in Kathmandu to protest against the current draft of the country’s new Constitution that allegedly unduly restricts the political rights of the members of the Dalit community, and call on the law-makers to include them in the constitution-making process. The police forces dispersed the peaceful crowd, reportedly using excessive force. 26 demonstrators were injured, including Ms. Kamala Hemchuri, President of the Professional Development Resource Center, Ms. Durga Sob, Chairperson the Feminist Dalit Organization, and Mr. Ganesh B.K., Chairperson of the Rastriya Dalit Network. Serious concerns are expressed about the alleged excessive use of force against peaceful demonstrators, in the exercise of their legitimate rights to freedom of opinion and expression and freedom of peaceful assembly. Further concerns are expressed about the situation of Dalit human rights defenders, including women human rights defenders, who are most at risk of attacks and retaliation.
Alleged victims: 3
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    17 Aug 2015
    Mexico
    JAL
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • health
  • women in law and in practice
Alegaciones de abuso sexual y violación de dos mujeres (incluyendo una menor) por soldados. Según la información recibida, el 10 de julio de 2013, la Sra. X, de 15 años, estaba en una habitación del hotel Centenario en Nuevo Laredo, cuando soldados entraron a su habitación. Un soldado le agarró la cabeza y tapó su boca mientras otro la violaba con violencia. Éste último, también la violó violentamente. Otro soldado la forzó a tener sexo oral, amenazándola con una pistola. Durante las agresiones, los demás soldados observaron la escena riéndose. Una semana después, patrullas del ejército fueron a su casa. La víctima reconoció algunos de los hombres que abusaron de ella y se sintió amenazada. Según la información recibida, el 19 de septiembre de 2013, la Sra. Y de 22 años, fue a un concierto con dos miembros de la Secretaría de la Defensa Nacional, luego del cual cuando les pidió que la llevaran a su casa, éstos la llevaron al cuartel militar de Nuevo Laredo, donde la sacaron a la fuerza del vehículo y la ingresaron a un cuarto donde la violaron sexualmente. La víctima fue amenazada de no denunciar el caso, fue golpeada en sus piernas y su abdomen y fue dejada en la calle. Después del incidente, percibió ser perseguida.
Alleged victims: 2
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    16 Jul 2015
    Sudan
    JUA
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • Sudan
  • women in law and in practice
Allegations concerning the arrest of 12 female students and charges against 10 of them for indecent dress, risking corporal punishment of up to 40 lashes. According to the information received, on 25 June 2015, the Public Order Police arrested 12 female students between 17 and 23 years old in front of the Evangelical Baptist Church, Khartoum, where they had attended a ceremony, and took them to a local police station. Two of the students were released about four hours after their arrest. The 10 others were released on bail on 27 June 2015 but charged with "indecent dress" under Article 152 of Sudan’s 1991 Criminal Act. The punishment, if found guilty, is 40 lashes or a fine or both. In practice the law has been reported to be used exclusively against women. One of the students, aged 17, appeared in court on 7 July 2015 and, because of her age, was transferred to a Juvenile Court. It is reported that the other nine students, have appeared or will appear in court on 9, 13, 16 and 17 July 2015.
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    22 Jun 2015
    Pakistan
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • education
  • executions
  • violence against women
  • minority issues
  • women in law and in practice
Alleged systematic and persistent human rights violations of individuals belonging to Shia, Christian, Ahmadi, Hindu, Sikh and Sufi minority communities in Pakistan by non-state actors, and failure of the authorities to prevent, protect and investigate those acts with due diligence. According to the information received, since 2013, a large number of attacks in the form of intimidation, forced marriage, including child marriage, forced conversion, persecution, discrimination, hostility, violence and killings, and targeting members of religious minorities have taken place. The climate of impunity is allegedly fostered by Pakistan’s blasphemy laws and anti-Ahmadi laws, which allow for heavy punishments and have been used to prosecute and punish members of religious minorities and those who attempt to defend or speak out for them. Currently, there are at least 17 individuals on death row and another 19 serving life sentences for blasphemy in Pakistan. Reference is made to previous related communications sent on 22 November 2010, see A/HRC/16/53/Add.1, paras. 326-335; on 22 March 2012, see A/HRC/21/49, case no. PAK 3/2012; on 16 April, 22 May and 30 May 2014, see A/HRC/27/72, case nos. PAK 5/2014, PAK 7/2014 and PAK 8/2014; on 23 October and 5 November 2014, see A/HRC/28/85, case nos. PAK 11/2014 and PAK 13/2014; and on 1 December 2014, see A/HRC/29/50, case no. PAK 14/2014.
Alleged victims: 10
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21 Aug 2015
    18 Jun 2015
    Bangladesh
    JAL
  • education
  • sale of children
  • violence against women
  • health
  • slavery
  • women in law and in practice
Allegations concerning the possible detrimental impact of the ongoing reform of the 1929 Child Marriage Restraint Act on the rights of women and girls in Bangladesh. According to the information received, the Government of Bangladesh is currently reforming the 1929 Child Marriage Restraint Act. It is alleged that a proposed amendment includes an exception to the current minimum age of marriage of 18 for girls and 21 for boys. The suggested provision allegedly allows for the marriage of girls from the age of 16 with the consent of parents and the agreement of the court. It is further alleged that the revised Act has not been shared with civil society. Concern is expressed regarding the aforementioned envisaged exception in the revised Act which would in effect condone and legitimize child and forced marriages.
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22 Jun 2015
    05 Jun 2015
    Paraguay
    JAL
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • health
  • women in law and in practice
Carta que acusa recibo y agradece la respuesta al llamamiento urgente enviado con anterioridad sobre el caso de la niña embarazada. Asimismo, la carta toma nota y agradece la invitación cursada a todos los titulares de mandato implicados a visitar Paraguay. Los titulares de mandato reiteran su preocupación e interés en dar seguimiento al caso y se ponen a disposición de las autoridades para proporcionar el asesoramiento necesario acerca de los estándares internacionales aplicable así como sobre medidas para su adecuada implementación. Este caso fue objeto de una comunicación previa enviada el 8 de mayo de 2015, ver A/HRC/30/27, caso PRG 1/2015.
Alleged victims: 1
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    08 May 2015
    Paraguay
    JUA
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • health
  • women in law and in practice
Alegaciones de falta de debida diligencia por parte del Estado Paraguayo para prevenir abusos sexuales de una niña embarazada de 10 años, y asegurar una protección y tratamiento adecuado que garantice la integridad física y mental de la niña. De acuerdo con la información recibida, el 21 de abril de 2015, se estableció un embarazo de 21 semanas a un niña de 10 años, que presuntamente fue el resultado de los abusos sexuales reiterados por un pariente cercano, aunque su madre había denunciado los abusos sexuales al Ministerio Publico en 2014. A pesar de las solicitudes, en conformidad con la ley, de la madre de la niña y de expertos médicos, de acuerdo con la ley, para terminar el embarazo que pone en riesgo la vida de la niña, el Estado no ha tomado medidas para proteger la salud, así como la integridad física y mental e incluso la vida, de la niña de 10 años. La ley del aborto en Paraguay es muy restrictiva y sólo autoriza la interrupción del embarazo cuando la vida de la madre está en riesgo.
Alleged victims: 1
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12 May 2015
20 May 2015
    04 May 2015
    Iraq
    JUA
  • religion or belief
  • sale of children
  • executions
  • violence against women
  • minority issues
  • slavery
  • women in law and in practice
Allegations of mass summary executions of Yezidi men and of forced conversion to Islam and deportation of Yezidi women and girls held captive by the so-called Islamic State from Iraq to Syria. According to the information received, up to 2,500 members of the Yezidi minority community, who are being held by the so-called Islamic State (ISIL) in the territory of Tal Afar in Iraq’s Nineveh province, have been forced to convert to Islam. Older girls and young women have allegedly been sold to, abused, sexually exploited and enslaved by ISIL fighters. On 26 April 2015, ISIL troops moved the 2,500 captive members of the Yezidi minority community to a school in Tal Afar. Subsequently, up to 700 men and teenage boys were reportedly separated from the rest of the group and moved to the village of Jino near Tal Afar. Furthermore, girls of a young age were reportedly also separated from the rest of the group. On 27 April 2015, up to 400 Yezidi men, from the above-mentioned group, were executed in an unknown location in Ayathiya and/or Zummar sub-districts. The remaining women and children are allegedly to be moved to Syria.
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    23 Apr 2015
    Afghanistan
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • violence against women
  • cultural rights
  • women in law and in practice
Allegations concerning the public lynching and setting on fire of an Afghan woman accused of burning a copy of the Quran. According to the information received, on 19 March 2015, after having been accused of burning a copy of the Quran at a public shrine in Kabul city, a mob comprised of approximately 30 men physically assaulted a 27-year-old student named Farkhunda with stones and sticks and ran her over with a vehicle three times. As a result, the victim died and her corpse was subsequently set on fire. Reportedly the police arrived at the scene while the lynching was ongoing but failed to adequately respond to the mob violence and prevent the victim’s death. On 20 March 2015, President Ashraf Ghani appointed a commission to investigate the case from a religious and legal point of view. On 24 March 2015, the criminal investigation, which was initiated by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Kabul province, was reportedly transferred to the CID at the Headquarters of the Ministry of Interior given the high profile of the case.
Alleged victims: 1
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    13 Apr 2015
    Egypt
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • violence against women
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • women in law and in practice
Allegations of charges brought against a women human rights defender for testifying on the violent dispersal by police officers of a peaceful protest and the death of a female activist. According to the information received, on 24 January 2015, Ms. Azza Soliman, President of the Board of Trustees of the Centre for Egyptian Women’s Legal Assistance (CEWLA), witnessed the violent dispersal of a peaceful protest in Cairo - in which she did not take part - including the shooting of activist Ms. Shaimaa al-Sabbagh. After learning that Ms. Al-Sabbagh had died from her injuries, Ms. Soliman voluntarily went to the Prosecution’s Office to give testimony of the events and file a complaint against the involved security forces. After testifying, Ms. Soliman was however informed by the Prosecutor that she was being accused of breaching Law 107 of 2013 on the Right to Public Meetings, Processions and Peaceful Demonstration. On 23 March 2015, official charges were brought against Ms. Soliman for “illegal gathering” and “participating in an unauthorized protest that harmed public security” under Law 107. The scheduled first hearing before the Abdeen Misdemeanor Court of 4 April 2015 was postponed to 9 May 2015. Law 107 of 2013 was the subject of two previous communications sent on 12 February 2013, see A/HRC/23/51, case no. EGY 4/2013, and on 20 March 2013, see A/HRC/24/21, case no. EGY 5/2013. Ms. Al-Sabbagh was the subject of a previous communication sent on 30 January 2015, see A/HRC/29/50, case no. EGY 2/2015.
Alleged victims: 2
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28 Jul 2015
    10 Apr 2015
    Myanmar
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • Myanmar
  • violence against women
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Alleged arbitrary arrest and detention of over one hundred individuals in relation to peaceful protests calling for amendments to the National Education Bill and/or the release of previously arrested protestors. According to the information received, on 10 March 2015, 127 peaceful protestors calling for amendments to the National Education Law were arrested in Letpadan, Myanmar. Out of these 127 persons, 69 (58 men and 11 women) remain detained in Tharawaddy prison and face charges under five provisions of the penal code. If convicted on all counts, they may face up to 20 years’ imprisonment. 11 other protestors, who have been released on bail, are being charged under three provisions of the penal code, while one more protestor remains detained in Myingyan prison. It is alleged that 20 women out of the 127 initial detainees were administered pregnancy tests in detention and that two other women, Ms. Phyo Pyo Aung and Ms. Ei Thinzar Maung, were severely beaten and verbally abused by female police officers. In various parts of the country, another 13 individuals, mostly members of the All Burma Federation of Student Unions, have been detained, and/or charged under the penal code and/or article 18 of the Law on Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful procession or had arrest warrants issued against them. The situation of peaceful protesters and their supporters calling for changes to the National Education Law was the subject of a previous communication sent on 6 March 2015, see above, case no. MMR 2/2015.
Alleged victims: 16
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31 Jul 2015
    01 Apr 2015
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    JAL
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • health
  • women in law and in practice
Allegations concerning the persistence of provisions in North Irelands’ domestic legislation relating to abortion which restrict women and girls’ right to health and physical integrity under international human rights law. According to the information received, under the 1861 Offences Against the Person Act and the 1945 Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Act, women or those who help a woman to have an abortion, may face life imprisonment. Furthermore, the 1967 Abortion Act does not apply in Northern Ireland. Abortion is only acceptable when there is a risk to the physical or mental health of the woman or existing children in the family, and abnormalities that could lead to a child being “seriously handicapped”. After the Ministry of Justice announced in December 2013 their intention to prepare a consultation document to review abortion laws in Northern Ireland, the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission was granted leave to pursue a judicial review of these laws on 2 February 2015, the next stage of this legal challenge being a three-day hearing in June 2015.
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15 Jul 2015
    13 Mar 2015
    Mexico
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • indigenous peoples
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • health
Presunta detención arbitraria, malos tratos y situación de riesgo en detención debido a falta de tratamiento médico adecuado de una defensora de derechos humanos y líder de una comunidad indígena en el estado de Nayarit. De acuerdo con la información recibida, el día 21 de agosto de 2013 la Sra. Nestora Salgado García, dirigente de la comunidad indígena y coordinadora de la Policía Comunitaria en Olinalá, fue detenida y trasladada al Centro Federal de detención de Mujeres ‘Noroeste’, la cárcel de máxima seguridad de Nayarit. Posteriormente, la Sra. Salgado fue acusada del secuestro del representante legal municipal y los adolescentes. Se alega que hubo una supuesta falta de garantías del debido proceso, así como malos tratos a la detenida. Sra. Salgado está en riesgo ya que no está recibiendo el tratamiento médico adecuado. Se expresa preocupación por la presunta detención arbitraria, el arresto y la detención continuada de Sra. Salgado.
Alleged victims: 1
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15 May 2015
15 May 2015
15 May 2015
    11 Mar 2015
    India
    JAL
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • health
  • women in law and in practice
Alleged existence of unsafe, substandard and unethical sterilisation camps resulting in medical complications and deaths of several women. According to the information received, on 8 and 10 November 2014, procedures performed in a sterilisation camp in the State of Chhattisgarh funded by the State Government of Chhattisgarh resulted in the deaths of 13 women and critical condition of 70 others. The procedures were reportedly performed without free and informed consent, in facilities of deplorable and unhygienic conditions, and with sub-standard clinical procedures. Women of low socio-economic standing were actively targeted and incentivised by the State Government of Chhattisgarh to undergo the sterilisation procedure, and there was a general lack of information regarding the consequences and risks of the sterilisation.
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    26 Feb 2015
    Ethiopia
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Allegations concerning the ongoing detention and trial of nine bloggers and journalists charged under the Criminal Code and the 2009 Anti-Terrorism Proclamation for their legitimate exercise of the rights to freedom of expression and association. According to the information received, on 17 July 2014, the Federal First Instance Court, Arada First Bench, reportedly charged six members of the so-called Zone Nine Bloggers and three freelance journalists with terrorism under the Criminal Code and the 2009 Anti-Terrorism Proclamation. The six bloggers are: Mr. Befeqadu Hailu, Mr. Atenaf Berahane, Mr. Zelalem Kibret, Mr. Natnael Feleke, Mr. Abel Wabela, and Ms. Mahlet Fantahun. The three journalists are: Mr. Tesfalem Waldyes, Mr. Asmamaw Giorigis, and Ms. Edom Kasaye. It is alleged that their arrests and criminalization result from their work as bloggers and journalists and their legitimate exercise of their right to freedom of opinion and expression. It is reported that they could face sentences of 15 years in prison. The above-mentioned allegations were addressed in an earlier communication sent on 30 April 2014, see A/HRC/27/72, case no. ETH 3/2014
Alleged victims: 9
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    11 Feb 2015
    United States of America
    JAL
  • violence against women
  • health
  • women in law and in practice
Allegations of retrogression in the enjoyment of the right to health, including reproductive health, and physical integrity by women and girls in Texas, United States of America. According to the information received, further to the implementation of the Texas House Bill 2 (HB2) relating to the regulation of abortion procedures, providers and facilities, of the 41 abortion clinics which were open in Texas in May 2013, only 17 remain open today. Most of these clinics are located in Texas’ five largest cities, which implies that access to safe abortion has been most severely curtailed for poor, rural, and immigrant women unable to travel to urban centres. Serious concern is expressed that HB2 and its implementation appears to gravely undermine women and girls’ enjoyment of their rights to health, including reproductive health, and physical integrity, in contravention of international human rights law and standards.
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23 Jun 2015
02 Jul 2015
    05 Feb 2015
    Myanmar
    JAL
  • Myanmar
  • executions
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • minority issues
  • women in law and in practice
Allegations of physical abuse, rape and murder of two female ethnic Kachin schoolteachers by members of the Myanmar army in Northern Shan State. According to the information received, during the night of 19 January 2015, two ethnic Kachin schoolteachers were physically abused, raped and murdered in their rooms in the dormitory inside the Kachin Baptist Convention church compound. The incident occurred in Kaung Kha village between Nan Taung and Mung Baw village tracts, Muse Township in the Northern Shan State. The two female victims, Maran Lu Ra, aged 20, and Tangbau Hkwan Nan Tsin, aged 21, were allegedly found in a state of undress with signs of having been beaten with a blunt instrument. Reports suggest that locals have accused soldiers of the 503rd Light Infantry Battalion of the Myanmar Army (Tatmadaw), who are stationed around 100 metres from where the incident took place, of being involved in the rape and murder of the two young women. Furthermore, it was reported that an initial investigation into the double murder failed to implicate Government soldiers, and that a military representative warned that legal action would be taken against those who accuse soldiers of involvement in this case.
Alleged victims: 2
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    27 Jan 2015
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • violence against women
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • women in law and in practice
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
Allegations of arbitrary arrest and detention of a woman human rights defender and member of the Council for Defence of Educational Rights in Iran. According to the information received, on 24 October 2014, Ms. Mehdieh Golrou was arrested after her participation in a peaceful protest on 22 October 2014 to denounce a series of acid attacks against women in Ispahan. She was taken to Evin Prison, where she was held in solitary confinement for 60 days, before being moved to another cell. While Ms. Golrou is yet to be charged, her case has been referred to Branch 15 of the Revolutionary Court of Tehran. Although she is allowed family visits, which are always attended by interrogators, Ms. Golrou has not been allowed to consult with the defence lawyer appointed by her family.
Alleged victims: 1
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    13 Jan 2015
    Honduras
    JAL
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • executions
  • violence against women
Alegaciones de amenazas y represalias en contra de operadores de justicia por los asesinatos de dos fiscales y de una defensora pública. Según la información recibida, el 10 de octubre de 2014, fueron asesinadas en la ciudad de San Pedro Sula, la Sra. X y la Sra. Y, fiscales que fueron interceptadas por dos camionetas de las cuales se bajaron desconocidos y les dispararon. El 23 de octubre de 2014, la Sra. Z, defensora pública, fue asesinada en la ciudad de Catacamas. Se expresa seria preocupación en relación con la situación de inseguridad de las y los operadores de justicia en Honduras y las amenazas y ataques de los que con frecuencia son víctimas. Además se expresa seria preocupación en relación con las amenazas de las que han sido objeto los familiares de las víctimas.
Alleged victims: 3
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27 Mar 2015
    22 Dec 2014
    Guatemala
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • indigenous peoples
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • disappearances
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Alegaciones sobre la posible aplicación de una amnistía por los delitos de genocidio y crímenes de lesa humanidad, retrasos en el proceso judicial y alegaciones relativas a la falta de garantías de imparcialidad e independencia en la selección de magistrados de la Corte Suprema y salas de apelaciones. Según las informaciones recibidas, los retrasos debidos a la anulación de una fase del debate del juicio por genocidio y crímenes de lesa humanidad contra el ex Jefe de Estado Sr. Efraín Ríos Montt; la posible re-victimización de los testigos y víctimas si tuvieran que volver a dar testimonio; la posible aplicación de una amnistía a delitos que constituirían violaciones graves de los derechos humanos, crímenes de lesa humanidad y genocidio; así como la falta de garantías para la imparcialidad e independencia de la justicia señaladas en el proceso de selección de magistrados de la Corte Suprema y salas de apelaciones, vulnerarían el derecho a la verdad y el acceso a la justicia para las víctimas y familiares de violaciones graves de los derechos humanos cometidas en Guatemala durante el conflicto armado interno. Esta comunicación se refiere a comunicaciones anteriores enviadas el 18 de agosto de 2014, ver A/HRC/28/85, caso no. GTM 5/2014; el 2 de mayo 2014, ver A/HRC/27/72, caso no. GTM 4/2014; el 30 de octubre 2013, ver A/HRC/25/74, caso no. GTM 9/2013; el 17 de mayo 2013, ver A/HRC/24/21, caso, no. GTM 5/2013; y el 15 de marzo 2013, ver A/HRC/24/21, caso no. GTM 2/2013.
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26 Dec 2014
15 Jan 2015
    19 Dec 2014
    Australia
    JAL
  • violence against women
  • health
Allegations concerning the application of the New South Wales’ Victims’ Rights and Support Act 2013, which appears to have a discriminatory impact on victims of gender-based violence. According to the information received, in July 2013, the New South Wales Government passed the Victims’ Rights and Support Bill, which was introduced on 7 May 2013, abolishing the existing scheme for Compensation and replacing it with a new ‘Support Scheme’. Concern is expressed in relation to the application of the Act which contravenes the right to equality and non-discrimination, and the right to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health of women who have been subjected to violence. Further concern is expressed that the new law hinders the rights of women to have access to justice and effective remedies, including compensation, for the harms that they have suffered.
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17 Feb 2015
    16 Dec 2014
    Honduras
    AL
  • violence against women
Alegaciones en relación al femicidio del que fueron víctimas dos mujeres. Según la información recibida, el 19 de noviembre de 2014, los dos cuerpos sin vida de María José Alvarado, representante de Honduras en un certamen de belleza, y su hermana Sofía Trinidad Alvarado fueron encontrados cerca del Balneario El Aguagua. Se informa que el 25 de noviembre se llevó a cabo la audiencia inicial en contra de los cuatro imputados, la cual fue presidida por la jueza de Jurisdicción Nacional en el Juzgado Primero de Letras de la ciudad de Santa Bárbara. El 26 de noviembre, los imputados fueron trasladados a la ciudad de San Pedro Sula donde se les dio lectura de la respectiva resolución, en la que se dictó el auto formal de procesamiento con medida cautelar de prisión preventiva en el Centro Penal de la ciudad de San Pedro Sula.
Alleged victims: 2
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18 Feb 2015
    11 Dec 2014
    Dominican Republic
    JAL
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • health
  • women in law and in practice
Alegaciones sobre las consecuencias negativas que la adopción de la reforma del Código Penal de la República Dominicana tendría al mantener la penalización total del aborto. De acuerdo con la información recibida, el 18 de noviembre de 2014, el Congreso dominicano aprobó una reforma integral del Código Penal, la cual establece que las mujeres que obtengan servicios de aborto, y quienes presten estos servicios, se expondrán a sanciones penales. Se informa que, el 28 de noviembre de 2014, el Presidente de la República Dominicana tomó la decisión de no promulgar el Código Penal y envió una serie de observaciones al Presidente de la Cámara de Diputados sobre los artículos que criminalizan la interrupción del embarazo. Se expresa preocupación sobre el hecho de que, de aprobarse, la reforma vulneraría derechos básicos de las mujeres y las adolescentes, incluido el derecho a la vida y al más alto nivel de salud física y mental.
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    05 Dec 2014
    India
    JAL
  • violence against women
  • health
Alleged physical, sexual and psychological abuse, of a woman and failure of the police to effectively investigate reported gender-based violent crimes. According to the information received, between 2006 and 2014, the alleged victim consistently suffered multiple forms of abuse, including forced pornography, physical and psychological abuse and extortion, by a number of individuals in the Boisar region. The victim has to date not been able to seek adequate recourse to justice. Concern is expressed, among others, regarding the mental state and well-being of the victim and the potential lack of adequate interventions to support her recovery and social re-integration.
Alleged victims: 1
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11 Dec 2014
    01 Dec 2014
    Pakistan
    JUA
  • religion or belief
  • violence against women
  • minority issues
  • women in law and in practice
Allegations of abduction, child marriage and forced conversion to Islam in Pakistan. According to the information received, a 12-year-old Hindu girl was abducted, taken to a Madrassa “Dar Ul Uloom Ahsan Al Barakat”, forced into marriage and converted to Islam. Grave concern is raised that this case may be part of an ongoing pattern of violations affecting the Hindu religious minority community in Pakistan, as during October and November 2014 there have been at least four similar reported cases in Sindh Province alone. Particular concern is further expressed at allegations that Pakistan police in the above-mentioned cases have refused to duly fulfill their role and provide support and protection to parents belonging to the Hindu religious minority community, of which the daughters have been abducted.
Alleged victims: 7
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    27 Nov 2014
    Philippines
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • executions
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Allegations concerning the slow progress of the trial in the case of the “Maguindanao Massacre”, the killing of witnesses to the trial, and the lack of reparations to the victims. According to the information received, the trial on the massacre of 58 persons, including 24 women and 30 journalists, started in 2010 before the Regional Trial Court of Quezon City; however, not a single case has been concluded. Reportedly, at least four witnesses have been killed and relatives of witnesses have also reported attacks, threats and harassment. No form of reparation has been provided to the victims. Media coverage of the trial has reportedly been banned since mid-2014. This case was the subject of earlier communications sent on 30 November 2009, see A/HRC/14/23/Add.1, paras.1840-1880 (case no. PHL 11/2009), on 23 December 2009, see A/HRC/16/52/Add.1, para. 167 (case no. PHL 13/2009) and on 19 July 2010 see A/HRC/17/27/Add.1, paras. 1815-1822 (case no. PHL 7/2010).
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    20 Nov 2014
    Guatemala
    JAL
  • sale of children
  • violence against women
  • health
  • slavery
  • women in law and in practice
Alegaciones recibidas relacionadas con disposiciones en la legislación y en la práctica que discriminan a las mujeres y las niñas de manera directa o indirecta, tal como aquellas disposiciones en el Código Civil que consienten el matrimonio precoz y refuerzan determinados estereotipos en detrimento de la igualdad de género. Autorizar el matrimonio de las niñas menores de 18 años es una práctica discriminatoria, enraizada en las prácticas perjudiciales, consuetudinarias u otras basadas en roles estereotipados de hombres y mujeres, y de niñas y niños.
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    04 Nov 2014
    India
    JAL
  • violence against women
  • trafficking in persons
Alleged abduction and trafficking of two minor girls. According to the information received, on 29 July 2014, Ms. Y, a 16-year-old student residing near the Indo-Bangladeshi border, was invited to visit her friend’s brother-in law’s house, an acquaintance of her family, while visiting her grandfather. When she did not return home, her family questioned the man, who allegedly confessed that he had taken her to an address in Bangladesh. After her family was not able to find her at the address provided by the man, Ms. Y’s mother filed a written complaint with the Swarupnagar Police on 11 September 2014. The officer on duty however did not register the complaint as a First Instance Report (FIR). On 19 August 2014, Ms. X, a 16-year-old student, did not return home after leaving her house for school located in West Bengal. That evening, her father received a telephone call informing him that she had been abducted and trafficked to Mumbai. On 23 August 2014, Ms. X’s father attempted to lodge a complaint with the Swarupnagar Police, however, they refused to register a FIR. On 8 September 2014, he filed a written complaint before the Superintendent of Police of 24 North Parganas. The whereabouts of both girls remain unknown.
Alleged victims: 2
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09 Dec 2014
    03 Nov 2014
    Pakistan
    JAL
  • women in law and in practice
  • education
  • sale of children
  • violence against women
  • health
  • slavery
Allegations concerning persistence of legislation which directly or indirectly discriminates against women and girls, including provisions allowing for child marriage and polygamy. According to the information received, the 1929 Child Marriage Restraint Act, the 1872 Special Marriage Act and the 1961 Muslim Family Law Ordinance contravene international human rights law and standards in that they establish a different age for marriage for boys and girls, allow for girls to be married as young as 14 and permit polygamy. Concern is expressed that permitting girls’ marriage under the age of 18 is a discriminatory practice, rooted in prejudicial, customary or other practices based on stereotyped roles for men and women, and for boys and girls.
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    31 Oct 2014
    Afghanistan
    JAL
  • sale of children
  • violence against women
  • health
  • slavery
  • women in law and in practice
Alleged persistence of legislation which directly or indirectly discriminates against women and girls, including provisions allowing for child marriage and polygamy. According to the information received, the Civil Code, the Shiite Personal Status Law and other general laws contravene international human rights law and standards in that they permit girls as young as 16 years old to get married whereas boys cannot marry before they reach the age of 18, and permit polygamy and temporary marriages. Concern is expressed that permitting girls’ marriage under the age of 18 is a discriminatory practice, rooted in prejudicial, customary or other practices based on stereotyped roles for women and men, girls and boys.
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    29 Oct 2014
    Nicaragua
    JAL
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Alegaciones relativas a la denegación de acceso a la justicia a una víctima de violencia contra las mujeres y a su familia en Nicaragua. Según la información recibida, la Sra. Dina Alexandra Carrión fue encontrada muerta con un impacto de bala en el garaje de su casa el 3 de abril del 2010, presuntamente asesinada por su esposo. Se alega que desde el inicio de las investigaciones se observaron serias anomalías por parte de las autoridades quienes tipificaron el caso calificándolo como un suicidio. Según la información recibida, existieron una serie de irregularidades durante la investigación y el proceso judicial, así como un retardo injustificado por parte de las autoridades judiciales en responder a las solicitudes de partes y esclarecer diligentemente el fallecimiento de la Sra. Carrión. Se expresa preocupación por las alegaciones referentes a los obstáculos presentes en el sistema de justicia nicaragüense que impiden tanto la interposición de denuncias como el debido proceso judicial en los casos de violencia contra las mujeres.
Alleged victims: 1
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    27 Oct 2014
    Nicaragua
    JAL
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Supuesto impacto restrictivo que el Decreto No. 42-2014 que contiene el “Reglamento a la Ley 779, Ley Integral contra la violencia hacia las mujeres de Reformas a las Ley No. 641 “Código Penal”, tendría en la regulación de la protección de la violencia hacia la mujer. Según la información recibida, el 31 de julio de 2014, el Presidente de la República emitió el Decreto No. 42-2014 que contiene el “Reglamento a la Ley No. 779, Ley Integral contra la violencia hacia las mujeres y de reformas a la Ley No. 641 “Código Penal”. De acuerdo con la información recibida, este decreto presidencial restringiría y contradiría más aún la reformada Ley No. 779 que regula la violencia hacia las mujeres. La reforma a la Ley No. 779 fue objeto de una comunicación previa enviada el 26 de noviembre de 2013, vea A/HRC/25/74, caso NIC 2/2013.
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25 Nov 2014
    17 Oct 2014
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • violence against women
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
Alleged arrest, detention, and sentencing of seven individuals for exercising their right to freedom of expression, including in the form of art, and their right to take part in cultural life without discrimination on the basis of sex and gender. On 19 May 2014, Iranian police officers arrested Mr. Sassan Soleimani, Ms. Reyhaneh Taravadi, Ms. Neda Motameni, Ms. Afshin Sohrabi, Mr. Bardia Moradi, and Mr. Roham Shamekhi for appearing in a video. They were released on bail the following day after a publicized forced apology. On 18 September 2014, they were sentenced to prison terms ranging between six months and one year, with a suspension for three years, as well as to 91 lashes each. On 20 June 2014, Ms. Ghoncheh Gavami, a British-Iranian national was arrested outside the Azadi Stadium in Iran, for protesting against the State’s ban on Iranian women watching volleyball and football games in stadiums. She was initially held in Vozara Detention Centre before her transfer to Evin Prison, Tehran, where she was held in solitary confinement without access to a lawyer for 41 days. On 1 October 2014, she went on hunger strike in protest of her continued detention.
Alleged victims: 7
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    07 Oct 2014
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • executions
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
Alleged risk of imminent execution of a woman after a trial that did not meet fair trial and due process guarantees. According to the information received, on 29 September 2014, authorities transferred Ms. Reyhaneh Jabbari from Gharchak Prison in Tehran to Raja’i Shahr Prison where she was scheduled to be executed the next morning. Ms. Jabbari was sentenced to death in 2007 for allegedly killing a member of the Iranian intelligence services after he attempted to rape her. Raja’i Shahr Prison authorities reportedly confirmed the scheduled execution to Ms. Jabbari’s mother and asked her to go to the prison facility on 30 September 2014 to collect the body. However, Ms. Jabbari’s execution was postponed for 10 days and she was sent back to Gharchak Prison. Ms. Jabbari was the subject of a previous communication sent to the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran on 14 April 2014, see A/HRC/27/72, case no. IRN 6/2014.
Alleged victims: 1
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13 Feb 2015
    02 Oct 2014
    El Salvador
    JAL
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • health
  • women in law and in practice
Alegaciones recibidas sobre la situación de 17 mujeres encarceladas por razones relacionadas con el embarazo y respecto a la penalización del aborto en El Salvador bajo cualquier circunstancia que no parece estar en conformidad con las leyes y normas internacionales de derechos humanos, ya que continúa restringiendo el derecho de las mujeres y las niñas a la integridad física y al más alto nivel posible de salud física y mental.
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    25 Sep 2014
    Brunei Darussalam
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • religion or belief
  • executions
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • minority issues
  • women in law and in practice
Allegations concerning the non-compliance with international human rights standards of the Shariah Penal Code Order, 2013 (SPC), enacted in Brunei Darussalam. According to the information received, the SPC’s implementation is taking place in three phases. The first phase became operational on 1 May 2014. The second and third phases are expected to commence in 2015 and 2016 respectively. Reportedly, contrary to international human rights standards, the SPC provides inter alia, for the mandatory death penalty and its use for some non-violent acts, including same-sex relations, insulting Islam and its doctrines, and witchcraft. The SPC also stipulates stoning as a method of execution, as well as corporal punishment by amputation and flogging, and allows reliance merely on the accused’s confession in order to reach a guilty verdict. Concern is expressed that the SPC discriminates against women and religious minorities; institutionalizes gender-based stereotypes of women regarding their social role and responsibility to preserve the honour of the family; criminalizes blasphemy; and imposes restrictions on the right to freedom of opinion and expression.
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13 Nov 2014
11 Mar 2015
    25 Sep 2014
    Brazil
    JAL
  • executions
  • violence against women
Allegations of summary executions and acts of violence against women by Brazilian security forces. According to the information received, since the beginning of 2014, Brazilian security forces may have summarily executed more than 30 people in the community of Acari (Rio de Janeiro) during military police operations. During these operations, security forces reportedly destroyed people’s belongings, illegally entered private houses, and threatened and beat women. Concerns are raised about the indiscriminate use of firearms and the situation of women at risk during these operations. Concern is also raised about the legal framework of police incursions in private residences without legal warrants.
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    16 Sep 2014
    Philippines
    JAL
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • health
  • women in law and in practice
Allegations of non-compliance of the reform of the Criminal Code with international human rights law, including the right of women and girls to the highest attainable standard of health and physical integrity. According to the information received, on 19 August 2014, the Department of Justice of the Philippines announced the completion of Book II of the Criminal Code, which does not contain any exceptions to the total ban on abortions. As a result, it is reported that the Criminal Code will continue to impose criminal penalties on women and girls undergoing abortions under any circumstances, leaving them at serious risk of abuse, harassment and discrimination, as well as prosecution and punishment.
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    10 Sep 2014
    Nepal
    JAL
  • sale of children
  • violence against women
  • trafficking in persons
  • slavery
Allegations of abduction, rape and trafficking of two minors and the subsequent refusal of the police to register the complaints. According to information received, on 2 December 2013, Ms. X, 16 years old, was abducted and trafficked across the border while travelling from Asuraina Village Development Committee (VDC) to Hattiban, a town near the Indian border. She remained in captivity for 18 days during which she was sexually abused. She managed to escape and return to Nepal where she tried to file a complaint with the police. However, the police refused to register the first information report (FIR). Ms. Y, 17 years old, was abducted by a neighbour and his son on 16 June 2014 in the Rupandehi district. Her mother witnessed the abduction. The police refused to register a complaint that the victims’ brother was trying to file on 27 June 2014 because one of the perpetrators had filed an injunction before the District Court. Ms. Y’s whereabouts are still unknown.
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    04 Sep 2014
    Brazil
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
  • violence against women
Allegations of threats and attacks against a human rights defender, and an attack against her family and raid on her home. According to the information received, on 23 May 2014, a human rights defender promoting the rights of sex workers in Brazil publicly denounced the actions of the police against sex workers during a raid on a building in Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, where approximately 300 women were working as prostitutes. On 4 June 2014, the human rights defender again denounced the above-mentioned actions of the police at a public hearing. On 21 June 2014, she was abducted by four men in a car, cut on her neck and arm with a knife, and threatened with the aim of getting her to stop reporting on the raid. Two days later, she received a death threat from a police officer. On 30 July 2014, her mother’s home was raided by unknown individuals. Concern is expressed at the threats and attacks against the human rights defender and her family.
Alleged victims: 1
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10 Dec 2014
    22 Aug 2014
    Thailand
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Alleged arbitrary arrest, detention, ill-treatment and torture in custody of a student activist by members of the military forces. According to the information received, Ms. Kritsuda Khunasen, a student activist advocating for the “Red Shirts” supporters of the ousted Prime Minister Thakshin Shinawatra, was allegedly detained in an unidentified military camp without charges from 28 May to 24 June 2014. It is reported that soldiers interrogated Ms. Khunasen on a daily basis and punched her in her face, head, stomach and entire body. In addition, soldiers reportedly put a plastic bag over her head and wrapped a piece of cloth around it to suffocate her. On 25 June 2014, Ms. Khunasen was released from military custody. It is alleged that on 10 August 2014, the Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant against her without reasonable grounds. A previous communication concerning the summoning and arrest of demonstrators by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) was sent on 28 May 2014, see A/HRC/27/72, case no. 6/2014.
Alleged victims: 1
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    18 Aug 2014
    Republic of Korea
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
  • food
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • environment
  • older persons
Allegations of excessive use of force by Government employees, private security and police officers against environmental human rights defenders and communities affected, who were protesting against the construction of sixty-nine high-voltage (765kv) nuclear power transmission towers by the Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) in five villages of Miryang, Gyeongsang-do Province. According to the information received, the protesters share a grave concern that these nuclear power towers will cause environmental destruction and damage to food crops, resulting in serious violations of human rights for the largely aging population, notably the right to an adequate standard of living, the right to food and the right to health. Reportedly, most residents are senior citizens in their seventies, who have been denied meaningful, participatory consultations with Government agencies or KEPCO since 2007. Reports indicate that peaceful protests have been violently suppressed since 2012. The most recent incident occurred on 11 June 2014 when around 2,000 police officers and 200 Miryang public officers were mobilized against approximately 100 senior residents conducting ‘sit-in’ protests at five construction sites, resulting in a series of human rights abuses, including personal injuries, the illegal arrest of protesters and the illegal collection of video footage.
Alleged victims: 1
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22 Oct 2014
    08 Aug 2014
    United Republic of Tanzania
    JAL
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • internally displaced persons
  • racism
  • executions
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • housing
Allegations of ongoing attacks against persons with albinism resulting in death or severe maiming, and of lack of adequate protection. According to the information received, persons with the genetic condition of albinism are being targeted in brutal, ritualized attacks for the harvesting of their body parts throughout the territory of the United Republic of Tanzania. It is reported that at least 139 attacks took place throughout Tanzania between 2007 and 2014. Investigations, prosecutions and sentencing concerning cases involving attacks against persons with albinism are extremely rare. It is further reported that when legal proceedings do occur, due process is typically not afforded to the victims, whose testimony is usually not considered, and who are not provided with legal assistance. Furthermore, persons with albinism living in State institutions are subjected to inhumane living conditions and treatment. Children in particular are allegedly subjected to severe mistreatment in the form of physical abuse and sexual violence. Similar concerns were raised in an earlier communication sent on 18 March 2013, see A/HRC/24/21, case no. TZA 1/2013.
Alleged victims: 3
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    07 Aug 2014
    Mexico
    JAL
  • torture
  • violence against women
Alegaciones de tortura y malos tratos contra la Sra. Claudia Medina Tamariz cometidos por agentes de la Secretaría de Marina, en el Estado de Veracruz. Según información recibida, el 7 de agosto de 2012, la Sra. Claudia Medina Tamariz fue detenida ilegalmente por efectivos de la Marina y trasladada de forma clandestina a dependencias de la Secretaría de Marina en el Puerto de Veracruz, donde fue amenazada, golpeada, severamente torturada y agredida sexualmente, estando incomunicada durante aproximadamente 36 horas. Asimismo, la Sra. Medina habría sido forzada a firmar una confesión sin presencia de un abogado y exhibida a los medios de comunicación como culpable de los delitos que se le imputaban.
Alleged victims: 1
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05 Nov 2014
    28 Jul 2014
    Spain
    JAL
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • health
  • women in law and in practice
Supuesto impacto restrictivo que el proyecto de “Ley orgánica para la protección de la vida del concebido y los derechos de la mujer embarazada” tendría en la salud sexual y reproductiva de las mujeres en España. Según la información recibida, desde 2010, la legislación española permitía a mujeres y niñas acceder a un aborto a petición, durante el período inicial del embarazo. Sin embargo, el 20 de diciembre de 2013, un proyecto de ley habría sido adoptado por parte del Consejo de Ministros, el cual limitaría las posibilidades de realizar abortos legales. De acuerdo con la información recibida, según el proyecto de ley, el acceso a abortos legales quedaría limitado únicamente a casos en los que la salud física o mental de la mujer se vea en peligro y en los que el embarazo sea el resultado de violencia sexual.
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31 Mar 2015
    28 Jul 2014
    Serbia
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • women in law and in practice
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Alleged attacks, threats and acts of intimidation against members of a non-governmental organization (NGO) actively involved in commemorating the Srebrenica genocide of 1995. According to the information received, on 8 July 2014, during a commemoration of the genocide, Ms. Staša Zajovic, co-founder of the NGO Women in Black, and three staff members of the same organization, were physically and verbally attacked in Valjevo by a group of assailants, some of whom were wearing t-shirts bearing the image of Bosnian Serb General Ratko Mladic. The police reportedly failed to provide adequate protection. Prior to this incident, the then spokesperson of the Anti-Terrorist Unit of the Ministry of Interior had incited hooligans to act violently against members of Women in Black. A nationalist right wing organization also organized a hostile protest in front of the organization’s premises.
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18 Nov 2014
11 Dec 2014
    21 Jul 2014
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • health
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • women in law and in practice
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
  • violence against women
Alleged arrest, imprisonment and denial of medical care to journalists and human rights activists in the Islamic Republic of Iran. According to the information received, during the months of June and July 2014, a number of prominent journalists, women’s rights activists, a filmmaker and a blogger critical of the Government were arrested, charged and imprisoned for what appears to be the exercise of their rights to freedom of opinion and expression, and of peaceful assembly and association. Ms. Mahnaz Mohammadi and Mr. Mehdi Khazali were arrested, Ms. Reyhane Tabatabaie and Ms. Marzieh Rasouli were summoned to prison to serve their prison term, and Mr. Mashaollah Shamsolvaeizan was charged with propaganda against the State for having given interviews and speeches. Mr. Mashaollah Shamsolvaeizan was released after posting bail, whereas Mr. Khazali was released on health grounds. Ms. Mohammadi was the subject of two earlier communications sent on 7 March 2007, see A/HRC/7/14/Add.1, Para. 276, and 8 July 2011, see A/HRC/19/44, case no. IRN 9/2011. Ms. Rasouli was the subject of an earlier communication sent on 16 February 2012, see A/HRC/20/30, case no. IRN 1/2012.
Alleged victims: 5
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    21 Jul 2014
    Cuba
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Presuntos ataques, detenciones arbitrarias y actos de represalia contra defensores y defensoras de derechos humanos en Cuba. Según las informaciones recibidas, defensores y defensoras de derechos humanos han sufrido ataques, detenciones arbitrarias y actos de represalia desde comienzos de 2014, y en especial durante junio de 2014. Los Sres. Roberto Almager Gonzalez y Gilberto Hernandez Lao, integrantes de la Unión Patriótica de Cuba (UNPACU), habrían sido víctimas de repetidas detenciones y violencia por parte de agentes del orden. El Sr. Roberto de Jesús Guerra Pérez, periodista independiente, habría sido atacado y amenazado en conexión con su trabajo. El Sr. Jorge Luis García Pérez “Antúnez”, Secretario Nacional del Frente Nacional de Resistencia Cívica Orlando Zapata Tamayo (Frente OZT), y la Sra. Yris Pérez Aguilera habrían sido detenidos y agredidos por agentes del orden. La Sra. Berta Soler, líder del movimiento Las Damas de Blanco y su marido, el Sr. Angel Moya, habrían sido golpeados y detenidos por agentes del orden. La UNPACU, el Frente OZT y Las Damas de Blanco han sido objeto de varias comunicaciones anteriores, enviadas el 22 de mayo de 2006, véase , para; el 7 de abril de 2008, véase A/HRC/10/12/Add.1, para 851-855; el 30 de abril de 2008, véase arriba, para 856-862; el 19 de mayo de 2008, véase arriba, para 863-869; el 8 de julio de 2008, véase arriba, para 870-876; el 3 de abril de 2009, véase, para; el 2 de septiembre de 2011, véase A/HRC/19/44, caso no. CUB 2/2011; el 15 de noviembre de 2011, véase arriba, caso no. CUB 3/2011; el 19 de enero de 2012, véase A/HRC/20/30, caso no. CUB 5/2011; el 9 de febrero de 2012, véase arriba, caso no. CUB 2/2012; el 22 de marzo de 2012, véase A/HRC/21/49, caso no. CUB 3/2012; el 9 de octubre de 2012, véase A/HRC/22/67, caso no. CUB 6/2012; el 4 de noviembre de 2013, véase A/HRC/25/74, caso no. CUB 5/2013; el 28 de febrero de 2014, véase A/HRC/26/21, caso no. CUB 1/2014.
Alleged victims: 6
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    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
    18 Jul 2014
    Yemen
    JAL
  • sale of children
  • violence against women
  • trafficking in persons
  • slavery
  • women in law and in practice
Alleged discriminatory legislation and practices against women and girls in the Republic of Yemen allowing for child marriage and trafficking in girls for sexual purposes or “tourism marriage”. According to the information received, since the Personal Status Law No. 20 of 1992 was abrogated in 1999, there is no legislative framework in Yemen expressly specifying a minimum age of marriage. Current law permits marriage of a girl less than 15 years old, with the consent of her guardian. In 2009, the Government of Yemen reportedly introduced a bill proposing a minimum age of marriage for both girls and boys of 17 years. Following a debate in the Yemeni national Parliament in 2010, the Shari’a Legislative Committee reportedly made recommendations against establishing a minimum age of marriage, claiming that setting such a minimum age contradicted Islamic principles. Subsequent discussion of the bill was postponed.
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    17 Jul 2014
    Brazil
    JAL
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • health
Allegations of cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment due to the overall situation of detention and, in particular, the overcrowding of holding cells in police stations in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. According to the information received, most of the holding cells in police stations in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul are in poor condition and heavily overcrowded, hampering access to adequate health care for persons in detention and creating security risks for both inmates and police officers. It is reported that none of the 28 police stations are adequately equipped to hold people in custody, even for short periods of time. Besides the issue of overcrowding, the holding cells generally lack adequate sanitation, ventilation and light, leading to a level of hygiene that is generally extremely poor. Furthermore, access to medical care is extremely limited.
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19 Sep 2014
11 Nov 2014
    11 Jul 2014
    Mauritania
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
  • executions
  • violence against women
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Allégations de menaces de mort contre une défenseure des droits de l’homme renommée. Selon les informations reçues, Mme Aminetou Mint El Moctar, défenseure des droits de l’homme renommée et présidente de l’Association des femmes chefs de famille, fait l’objet de menaces de mort depuis qu’elle a dénoncé des actes de persécutions et de harcèlement commis par des groupes islamistes radicaux contre les personnes accusées d’apostasie. Il est rapporté que les autorités étatiques n’ont mis en place aucune mesure de protection pour assurer la sécurité de Mme Mint El Moctar.
Alleged victims: 1
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    10 Jul 2014
    Sudan
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
  • Sudan
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • women in law and in practice
Alleged arbitrary closure of a human rights organization promoting women’s rights and gender equality. According to the information received, on 24 June 2014, the Salmmah Women’s Resource Centre, a human rights association promoting women’s rights and gender equality registered with the Ministry of Justice, was closed down by the authorities. It is reported that this measure was taken a few weeks after the organization promoted women’s rights and gender equality in various fora.
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26 Aug 2014
    10 Jul 2014
    Libya
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • violence against women
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • women in law and in practice
Alleged killing of a human rights defender by unknown assailants in Benghazi, Libya. According to the information received, on 25 June 2014, Ms. Salwa Bugaighis, co-founder of the Libyan Women’s Platform for Peace and vice-chair of the Preparatory Commission for the National Dialogue, was shot dead by unknown assailants in her home in Benghazi. Her husband, Mr. Issam Bugaighis, who is a member of the Benghazi municipal council, has been reported missing since the attack. The assassination of Ms. Bugaighis came on the day of the country’s parliamentary elections in a climate of increased violence targeted at human defenders and political figures in Libya.
Alleged victims: 2
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    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
    07 Jul 2014
    Sri Lanka
    JAL
  • torture
  • violence against women
Alleged beating and continued harassment of a woman of Tamil origin after she reported that two military officers raped her in June 2010. According to the information received, investigations and court proceedings have continued for the past four years, and Ms. X has been relocated with the support of a women’s organization. It is reported that a man who moved into Ms. X new area of residence repeatedly harassed her and her family, and on 22 March 2014, severely beat her. Ms. X. allegedly complained to the police many times, but they have not investigated further. It is also reported that Ms. X was falsely accused of, and arrested by the police for selling alcohol without a licence two days before the Jaffna Court was scheduled to take up her rape case. Subsequently, during the court proceedings, the lawyer representing the military officers cross examined Ms. X on the events to try to prove that her testimony was inconsistent. Ms. X was the subject of a previous communication sent on 14 December 2011, see A/HRC/20/30, case No. LKA 10/2011.
Alleged victims: 1
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18 Aug 2014
26 Nov 2014
    03 Jul 2014
    Nepal
    JAL
  • executions
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • disappearances
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Alleged incompatibility of the recently adopted Nepal Act on the Commission on Investigation of Disappeared Persons, Truth and Reconciliation, 2071 (2014), with international obligations. According to the information received, the Act, adopted on 25 April 2014, is incompatible with international obligations in the areas of 1) the competence of the Commission to recommend amnesties for perpetrators, including for gross violations of human rights and serious violations of international humanitarian law, 2) the competence of the Commission to initiate reconciliation processes in the absence of a request by the victim or the offender, and 3) the selection procedures for Commission members.
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12 Dec 2014
    03 Jul 2014
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • executions
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
Alleged risk of imminent execution of a young woman, after being sentenced to death under “qesas” (“retribution-in-kind”) for killing her husband in 2010. According to the information received, Branch 17 of the Criminal Court in Ahvaz convicted Ms. Razieh Ebrahimi for murder in 2010 and sentenced her to death. Her execution was reportedly due to be implemented several months ago, but was halted after she told the authorities that she had committed the crime when she was 17 years old. A subsequent appeal by the legal counsel of Ms. Ebrahimi to the Supreme Court of Iran, on the grounds that she was a minor at the time of the crime and did not understand the consequences of her actions, was unsuccessful. Ms. Ebrahimi had been forced to marry at the age of 14 and allegedly “snapped” and killed her husband after suffering years of abuse, both physically and psychologically, by him.
Alleged victims: 1
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30 Sep 2014
    02 Jul 2014
    Egypt
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • women in law and in practice
Alleged arbitrary detention and ill-treatment of 24 human rights defenders, including several women human rights defenders, following a demonstration against Law 107. According to the information received, on 21 June 2014, over 30 protesters were arrested in Cairo. On 22 June 2012, 24 protesters were charged with inter alia “sabotaging public properties” and “taking part in showing off force with the objective of terrorizing the public.” The first hearing of the 24 arrested protestors, including Ms. Yara Sallam, member of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) and Ms. Sanaa Seif (member of the “No to Military Trials for Civilians” campaign) took place on 29 June 2014 and the next hearing has been scheduled for 13 September 2014. Grave concern is expressed at the alleged ill-treatment in custody of women human rights defenders protesting Law 107. Four previous communications have been sent on Law 107; on 12 February 2013, see A/HRC/23/51, case no. EGY 4/2013; on 17 April 2013, see A/HRC/24/21, case no. EGY 6/2013; on 24 December 2013, see A/HRC/26/21, case no. EGY 19/2013; and on 19 June 2014, see above case no. EGY 8/2014.
Alleged victims: 5
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28 Nov 2014
    01 Jul 2014
    India
    JAL
  • executions
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • minority issues
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Alleged abduction, gang-rape, and murder of two teenage girls and failure of the authorities to effectively respond after their abductions were reported. According to the information received, on the night of 27 May 2014, Ms. X and Ms. Y, both minors, were abducted as they walked to a field to relieve themselves because they had no access to sanitation at home. After being made aware of this incident, the girls’ fathers reportedly went to the police station in the village to report their daughters as missing. However, the local police officers insulted them and refused to help, reportedly because the two young women belonged to a lower caste. The girls were later found dead, hanging from a tree in a mango orchard. It is reported that they had been gang-raped before they were killed.
Alleged victims: 2
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    26 Jun 2014
    Egypt
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • religion or belief
  • executions
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • terrorism
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • women in law and in practice
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Allegations concerning the confirmation of death sentences against 220 individuals in Egypt, following unfair and politically motivated trials. According to the information received, on 24 March 2014, a Court in Minya sentenced 529 people to death on charges related to an attack in August 2013 on a police station in Matay, in protest of the violent dispersal of supporters of former President Mohamed Morsi. The sentences were pronounced following legal proceedings reportedly marred with irregularities. On 28 April 2014, another group of 683 individuals were provisionally sentenced to death by the same Court in connection to an attack on a police station in al-Adwa, following a similar trial purportedly similarly procedurally flawed. Also on 28 April 2014, the Court confirmed 37 of the 529 provisional death sentences imposed on 24 March 2014. On 21 June 2014, the Court upheld 183 of the 683 provisional death sentences imposed on 28 April 2014. The defendants are all allegedly supporters of former president Mohamed Morsi.
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04 Jul 2014
    19 Jun 2014
    Egypt
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • violence against women
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Allegations concerning the raid of the Egyptian Centre for Economic and Social Rights (ECESR) and the assault and temporary arrest of ECESR staff. According to the information received, on 22 May 2014, between 12 and 1 p.m., the ECESR’s office in Alexandria hosted a press conference which was followed by a short protest. Shortly after, police officers arrived and arrested 15 individuals including two staff members of ECESR – Mr. Mohammed Awwad and Mr. Mostafa Eissa. The police officers then raided the ECESR office and confiscated documents and equipment. The arrested individuals were reportedly released without charge in the evening of the same day. ECESR was the subject of an earlier communication sent on 24 December 2013, see A/HRC/26/21, case no. EGY 19/2013.
Alleged victims: 4
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14 Aug 2014
    13 Jun 2014
    Indonesia
    JUA
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Alleged gang rape of a woman accused of engaging in extramarital sex and subsequent threat of corporal punishment by caning. According to the information received, on 7 May, 2014, Ms. X, a 26-year-old woman from Kampung Lhok Bani, Kota Langsa, was gang raped by a group of eight vigilantes who accused her of engaging in extramarital sex. After the assault took place, the attackers took Ms. X to the Shariah police where it was determined that she should be caned as a form of punishment for allegedly engaging in extramarital sex. Serious concern is expressed regarding the physical and psychological integrity of Ms. X, and information indicating that she could, despite being a victim of gang rape, be subjected to corporal punishment through caning.
Alleged victims: 1
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    05 Jun 2014
    Pakistan
    JUA
  • executions
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Alleged brutal murder of a 25-year-old woman by members of her own family in what they describe as a crime in the name of honour. According to the information received, on 27 May 2014, Ms. Farzana Praveen and Mr. X were on their way to the Lahore High Court to make a statement that Ms. Praveen had married Mr. X of her own free will, after her father filed a complaint of kidnapping against Mr. X. A short distance from the High Court gate, the couple was reportedly stopped by Ms. Praveen’s father, her two brothers, three cousins, and approximately 20 other men and women. Ms. Praveen was beaten up until she fell down. One of her brothers then reportedly delivered several blows to her head with a brick, resulting in her death. Serious concern is expressed that the brutal killing of Ms. Praveen took place outside of the Lahore High Court allegedly without the intervention of police or other law enforcement officials and that, in general, gender-motivated killings of women, including killings in the name of honour, do not receive stringent punishment.
Alleged victims: 1
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    22 May 2014
    Ethiopia
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • minority issues
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Allegations of excessive and indiscriminate use of force against peaceful protestors, including women and children, in the regional state of Oromia. According to the information received, security forces and Agazi military special forces violently cracked down on peaceful protests taking place in various cities of Oromia. Reportedly, at least 35 people were killed, including at least eight children and one woman; at least 18 peaceful protestors were injured, including at least five children; and at least 143 peaceful protestors and bystanders were arrested, including at least 20 children and three women. In addition, two members of the Oromo Federalist Congress were arrested for speaking to the press about the wave of killings and detentions. It is reported that the majority of those arrested remain in incommunicado detention to date and have been subjected to torture. Grave concerns are expressed at the excessive and indiscriminate use of force against, and arrest and incommunicado detention of, peaceful protestors, including women and children.
Alleged victims: -
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    14 May 2014
    Sudan
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • religion or belief
  • executions
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • Sudan
  • women in law and in practice
Allegations of arbitrary detention, denial of a fair trial and due process, ill-treatment and the issuing of an unlawful sentence on the basis of unfounded evidence and improper indictment on grounds of adultery and/or of apostasy. According to the information received Ms. Meriam Ibrahim, a 27-year-old pregnant Sudanese woman, is currently detained at Omdurman’s Women Prison near Khartoum with her 20 month-old son. She is facing the punishments of public flogging and execution under the 1991 Criminal Act if found guilty of charges of apostasy and adultery in a hearing to be held by Sudan’s Criminal Court on 15 May 2014. Concerns are expressed at the physical and mental safety of Ms. Ibrahim, a pregnant woman in prison with her son under harsh conditions; the existence of legislation that permits flogging; at the restrictions on Ms. Ibrahim’s right to practice and profess peacefully her religious beliefs; and at her right to a fair trial and due process.
Alleged victims: 1<