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554 communications found
Date, Country,
Type and
ref. no. of
communication
Mandates Summary Replies
received
    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
    28 May 2021
    Brazil
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • environment
  • food
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • toxics and human rights
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning escalating violence against Munduruku and Yanomami indigenous peoples, including attacks against the Munduruku Wakoborũn Women’s Association, mercury contamination in the Amazonian indigenous lands, and the proposed Bill no. 191/2020.
Alleged victims: 2
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27 Jul 2021
    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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    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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    04 May 2021
    Sudan
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • internally displaced persons
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the killing of human rights defender Faisal Yousef Mohamed and the sentencing of women human rights defender Waad Bahjat.
Alleged victims: 2
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    30 Apr 2021
    Sudan
    OL
  • women and girls
Concerns regarding reservations to article 16 of the Convention, which provides for the elimination of discrimination against women at the inception of marriage, during marriage and at its dissolution by divorce or death.
Alleged victims: -
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    28 Apr 2021
    China
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the arbitrary detention of seventeen human rights defenders sentenced or under investigation or trial for the alleged commission of crimes against the State, that carry prison sentences of 10 years or more. Such crimes would have been perpetrated in connection to activities aimed to the promotion and defence of human rights and in the exercise of their public freedoms.
Alleged victims: 17
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26 Jun 2021
    19 Apr 2021
    Switzerland
    JUA
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • health
  • housing
  • minority issues
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Informations reçues concernant le refus des autorités Suisses d'organiser le rapatriement de deux demi-sœurs qui se trouvent dans le camp de Roj. Les deux filles auraient été enlevées par leur mère et amenées en Syrie où elle s’est rendue pour rejoindre l’organisation de l’Etat islamique.
Alleged victims: 2
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24 Jun 2021
    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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    22 Mar 2021
    Hungary
    JOL
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • disability
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • older persons
  • religion or belief
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the abolition of the Equal Treatment Authority (“ETA”).
Alleged victims: -
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19 May 2021
    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
    09 Mar 2021
    Netherlands
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the Bill on Amendments to the Criminal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure to criminalize residence in an area controlled by a terrorist organization (the “Bill”) and its compatibility with Netherlands’ international and human rights law obligations.
Alleged victims: -
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25 Mar 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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    26 Feb 2021
    Poland
    JAL
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • women and girls
Information received regarding the charges brought against woman human rights defenders in response to their distribution of posters displaying the Virgin Mary with a rainbow halo, symbolising the LGBT flag.
Alleged victims: 3
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23 Apr 2021
    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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    16 Feb 2021
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
  • torture
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the arbitrary arrest, detention and sentencing of human rights defenders and others on charges connected to counter-terrorism and the protection of national security.
Alleged victims: 8
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15 Apr 2021
10 May 2021
    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
    11 Feb 2021
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • women and girls
Información recibida en relación con la presunta detención arbitraria de seis integrantes de la organización Azul Positivo, en Zulia, así como el allanamiento de la organización Convite A.C. en Caracas y la criminalización de la defensora Vanessa Rosales, en Mérida.
Alleged victims: 8
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22 Feb 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
    Haiti
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • business
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • women and girls
Informations reçues concernant une série d'attaques, y compris des menaces de mort, des intimidations et des violences contre des représentants d'ONG locales de défense des droits humains reflétant un schéma de représailles contre des défenseurs et défenseuses des droits humains pour l'exercice de leur travail.
Alleged victims: 5
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    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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    27 Jan 2021
    Colombia
    JAL
  • migrants
  • health
  • housing
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Información recibida en relación con alegaciones acerca de la falta de inclusión efectiva de la población migrante en la respuesta del Gobierno de Colombia a la pandemia de COVID-19; el impacto desproporcionado de ésta sobre el acceso efectivo de esta población a los servicios de salud, incluyendo la salud sexual y reproductiva de las mujeres y adolescentes, vivienda, agua y saneamiento; así como de la posible discriminación que resultaría de la presunta exclusión de las personas migrantes que no tengan regularizada su situación migratoria, del programa de vacunación del Gobierno de Colombia.
Alleged victims: 1800000
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    26 Jan 2021
    Yemen
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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    26 Jan 2021
    Viet Nam
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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26 Mar 2021
26 Apr 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Uzbekistan
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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27 Mar 2021
02 Jun 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    United States of America
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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07 Jun 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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16 Apr 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Ukraine
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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07 Apr 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Turkey
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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26 Mar 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Tunisia
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Informations reçues concernant une opération d'enregistrement et de vérification dans les camps d'Al-Hol et de Roj situés dans le nord-est de la Syrie où vos ressortissants, principalement des femmes et des enfants, sont actuellement privés de liberté. Dans ces camps de fortune fermés, constitués de structures vétustes qui s'effondrent sous l'effet de vents violents ou qui sont inondées par la pluie ou les eaux usées, les conditions sanitaires sont déplorables: l'eau potable est souvent contaminée, les latrines débordent, des monticules d'ordures jonchent le sol, et les maladies, y compris les infections virales, y sévissent. La nourriture, l'eau, les soins de santé et les produits non alimentaires essentiels sont fournis par des groupes et des organisations humanitaires aux ressources insuffisantes. Selon le Croissant rouge kurde, au moins 517 personnes, dont 371 enfants, seraient mortes en 2019, dont beaucoup de maladies évitables, rien que dans le camp d'Al-Hol. En août 2020, selon UNICEF, huit enfants de moins de cinq ans sont morts dans ce camp en moins d'une semaine, dont quatre à cause de complications liées à la malnutrition et les autres à cause d'une déshydratation due à la diarrhée, à une insuffisance cardiaque, à une hémorragie interne et à une hypoglycémie. Le Covid-19 a accru ces difficultés, en réduisant le nombre d’employés opérant dans le camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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29 Apr 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Trinidad and Tobago
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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    26 Jan 2021
    Tajikistan
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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    26 Jan 2021
    Switzerland
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Informations reçues concernant une opération d'enregistrement et de vérification dans les camps d'Al-Hol et de Roj situés dans le nord-est de la Syrie où vos ressortissants, principalement des femmes et des enfants, sont actuellement privés de liberté. Dans ces camps de fortune fermés, constitués de structures vétustes qui s'effondrent sous l'effet de vents violents ou qui sont inondées par la pluie ou les eaux usées, les conditions sanitaires sont déplorables: l'eau potable est souvent contaminée, les latrines débordent, des monticules d'ordures jonchent le sol, et les maladies, y compris les infections virales, y sévissent. La nourriture, l'eau, les soins de santé et les produits non alimentaires essentiels sont fournis par des groupes et des organisations humanitaires aux ressources insuffisantes. Selon le Croissant rouge kurde, au moins 517 personnes, dont 371 enfants, seraient mortes en 2019, dont beaucoup de maladies évitables, rien que dans le camp d'Al-Hol. En août 2020, selon UNICEF, huit enfants de moins de cinq ans sont morts dans ce camp en moins d'une semaine, dont quatre à cause de complications liées à la malnutrition et les autres à cause d'une déshydratation due à la diarrhée, à une insuffisance cardiaque, à une hémorragie interne et à une hypoglycémie. Le Covid-19 a accru ces difficultés, en réduisant le nombre d’employés opérant dans le camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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26 Mar 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Sweden
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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26 Mar 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Sudan
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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    26 Jan 2021
    State of Palestine
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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    26 Jan 2021
    Spain
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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25 Mar 2021
20 May 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Somalia
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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    26 Jan 2021
    Serbia
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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    26 Jan 2021
    Senegal
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Informations reçues concernant une opération d'enregistrement et de vérification dans les camps d'Al-Hol et de Roj situés dans le nord-est de la Syrie où vos ressortissants, principalement des femmes et des enfants, sont actuellement privés de liberté. Dans ces camps de fortune fermés, constitués de structures vétustes qui s'effondrent sous l'effet de vents violents ou qui sont inondées par la pluie ou les eaux usées, les conditions sanitaires sont déplorables: l'eau potable est souvent contaminée, les latrines débordent, des monticules d'ordures jonchent le sol, et les maladies, y compris les infections virales, y sévissent. La nourriture, l'eau, les soins de santé et les produits non alimentaires essentiels sont fournis par des groupes et des organisations humanitaires aux ressources insuffisantes. Selon le Croissant rouge kurde, au moins 517 personnes, dont 371 enfants, seraient mortes en 2019, dont beaucoup de maladies évitables, rien que dans le camp d'Al-Hol. En août 2020, selon UNICEF, huit enfants de moins de cinq ans sont morts dans ce camp en moins d'une semaine, dont quatre à cause de complications liées à la malnutrition et les autres à cause d'une déshydratation due à la diarrhée, à une insuffisance cardiaque, à une hémorragie interne et à une hypoglycémie. Le Covid-19 a accru ces difficultés, en réduisant le nombre d’employés opérant dans le camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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    26 Jan 2021
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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04 Feb 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Romania
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Informations reçues concernant une opération d'enregistrement et de vérification dans les camps d'Al-Hol et de Roj situés dans le nord-est de la Syrie où vos ressortissants, principalement des femmes et des enfants, sont actuellement privés de liberté. Dans ces camps de fortune fermés, constitués de structures vétustes qui s'effondrent sous l'effet de vents violents ou qui sont inondées par la pluie ou les eaux usées, les conditions sanitaires sont déplorables: l'eau potable est souvent contaminée, les latrines débordent, des monticules d'ordures jonchent le sol, et les maladies, y compris les infections virales, y sévissent. La nourriture, l'eau, les soins de santé et les produits non alimentaires essentiels sont fournis par des groupes et des organisations humanitaires aux ressources insuffisantes. Selon le Croissant rouge kurde, au moins 517 personnes, dont 371 enfants, seraient mortes en 2019, dont beaucoup de maladies évitables, rien que dans le camp d'Al-Hol. En août 2020, selon UNICEF, huit enfants de moins de cinq ans sont morts dans ce camp en moins d'une semaine, dont quatre à cause de complications liées à la malnutrition et les autres à cause d'une déshydratation due à la diarrhée, à une insuffisance cardiaque, à une hémorragie interne et à une hypoglycémie. Le Covid-19 a accru ces difficultés, en réduisant le nombre d’employés opérant dans le camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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22 Mar 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Portugal
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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01 Feb 2021
01 Apr 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Poland
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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14 May 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Philippines
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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    26 Jan 2021
    Pakistan
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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29 Jan 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Norway
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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26 Mar 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    North Macedonia
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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    26 Jan 2021
    Netherlands
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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12 Apr 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Morocco
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Informations reçues concernant une opération d'enregistrement et de vérification dans les camps d'Al-Hol et de Roj situés dans le nord-est de la Syrie où vos ressortissants, principalement des femmes et des enfants, sont actuellement privés de liberté. Dans ces camps de fortune fermés, constitués de structures vétustes qui s'effondrent sous l'effet de vents violents ou qui sont inondées par la pluie ou les eaux usées, les conditions sanitaires sont déplorables: l'eau potable est souvent contaminée, les latrines débordent, des monticules d'ordures jonchent le sol, et les maladies, y compris les infections virales, y sévissent. La nourriture, l'eau, les soins de santé et les produits non alimentaires essentiels sont fournis par des groupes et des organisations humanitaires aux ressources insuffisantes. Selon le Croissant rouge kurde, au moins 517 personnes, dont 371 enfants, seraient mortes en 2019, dont beaucoup de maladies évitables, rien que dans le camp d'Al-Hol. En août 2020, selon UNICEF, huit enfants de moins de cinq ans sont morts dans ce camp en moins d'une semaine, dont quatre à cause de complications liées à la malnutrition et les autres à cause d'une déshydratation due à la diarrhée, à une insuffisance cardiaque, à une hémorragie interne et à une hypoglycémie. Le Covid-19 a accru ces difficultés, en réduisant le nombre d’employés opérant dans le camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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08 Apr 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Maldives
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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    26 Jan 2021
    Malaysia
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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08 Feb 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Libya
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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    26 Jan 2021
    Lebanon
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Informations reçues concernant une opération d'enregistrement et de vérification dans les camps d'Al-Hol et de Roj situés dans le nord-est de la Syrie où vos ressortissants, principalement des femmes et des enfants, sont actuellement privés de liberté. Dans ces camps de fortune fermés, constitués de structures vétustes qui s'effondrent sous l'effet de vents violents ou qui sont inondées par la pluie ou les eaux usées, les conditions sanitaires sont déplorables: l'eau potable est souvent contaminée, les latrines débordent, des monticules d'ordures jonchent le sol, et les maladies, y compris les infections virales, y sévissent. La nourriture, l'eau, les soins de santé et les produits non alimentaires essentiels sont fournis par des groupes et des organisations humanitaires aux ressources insuffisantes. Selon le Croissant rouge kurde, au moins 517 personnes, dont 371 enfants, seraient mortes en 2019, dont beaucoup de maladies évitables, rien que dans le camp d'Al-Hol. En août 2020, selon UNICEF, huit enfants de moins de cinq ans sont morts dans ce camp en moins d'une semaine, dont quatre à cause de complications liées à la malnutrition et les autres à cause d'une déshydratation due à la diarrhée, à une insuffisance cardiaque, à une hémorragie interne et à une hypoglycémie. Le Covid-19 a accru ces difficultés, en réduisant le nombre d’employés opérant dans le camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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    26 Jan 2021
    Kyrgyzstan
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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    26 Jan 2021
    Kazakhstan
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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06 Apr 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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    26 Jan 2021
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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22 Mar 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Germany
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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25 Mar 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Georgia
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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    26 Jan 2021
    France
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Informations reçues concernant une opération d'enregistrement et de vérification dans les camps d'Al-Hol et de Roj situés dans le nord-est de la Syrie où vos ressortissants, principalement des femmes et des enfants, sont actuellement privés de liberté. Dans ces camps de fortune fermés, constitués de structures vétustes qui s'effondrent sous l'effet de vents violents ou qui sont inondées par la pluie ou les eaux usées, les conditions sanitaires sont déplorables: l'eau potable est souvent contaminée, les latrines débordent, des monticules d'ordures jonchent le sol, et les maladies, y compris les infections virales, y sévissent. La nourriture, l'eau, les soins de santé et les produits non alimentaires essentiels sont fournis par des groupes et des organisations humanitaires aux ressources insuffisantes. Selon le Croissant rouge kurde, au moins 517 personnes, dont 371 enfants, seraient mortes en 2019, dont beaucoup de maladies évitables, rien que dans le camp d'Al-Hol. En août 2020, selon UNICEF, huit enfants de moins de cinq ans sont morts dans ce camp en moins d'une semaine, dont quatre à cause de complications liées à la malnutrition et les autres à cause d'une déshydratation due à la diarrhée, à une insuffisance cardiaque, à une hémorragie interne et à une hypoglycémie. Le Covid-19 a accru ces difficultés, en réduisant le nombre d’employés opérant dans le camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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26 Mar 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Finland
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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26 Mar 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Estonia
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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25 Mar 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Egypt
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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12 Jul 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Canada
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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14 Apr 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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    26 Jan 2021
    Belgium
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Informations reçues concernant une opération d'enregistrement et de vérification dans les camps d'Al-Hol et de Roj situés dans le nord-est de la Syrie où vos ressortissants, principalement des femmes et des enfants, sont actuellement privés de liberté. Dans ces camps de fortune fermés, constitués de structures vétustes qui s'effondrent sous l'effet de vents violents ou qui sont inondées par la pluie ou les eaux usées, les conditions sanitaires sont déplorables: l'eau potable est souvent contaminée, les latrines débordent, des monticules d'ordures jonchent le sol, et les maladies, y compris les infections virales, y sévissent. La nourriture, l'eau, les soins de santé et les produits non alimentaires essentiels sont fournis par des groupes et des organisations humanitaires aux ressources insuffisantes. Selon le Croissant rouge kurde, au moins 517 personnes, dont 371 enfants, seraient mortes en 2019, dont beaucoup de maladies évitables, rien que dans le camp d'Al-Hol. En août 2020, selon UNICEF, huit enfants de moins de cinq ans sont morts dans ce camp en moins d'une semaine, dont quatre à cause de complications liées à la malnutrition et les autres à cause d'une déshydratation due à la diarrhée, à une insuffisance cardiaque, à une hémorragie interne et à une hypoglycémie. Le Covid-19 a accru ces difficultés, en réduisant le nombre d’employés opérant dans le camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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    26 Jan 2021
    Bangladesh
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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    26 Jan 2021
    Azerbaijan
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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    26 Jan 2021
    Austria
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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15 Mar 2021
26 Apr 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Algeria
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Informations reçues concernant une opération d'enregistrement et de vérification dans les camps d'Al-Hol et de Roj situés dans le nord-est de la Syrie où vos ressortissants, principalement des femmes et des enfants, sont actuellement privés de liberté. Dans ces camps de fortune fermés, constitués de structures vétustes qui s'effondrent sous l'effet de vents violents ou qui sont inondées par la pluie ou les eaux usées, les conditions sanitaires sont déplorables: l'eau potable est souvent contaminée, les latrines débordent, des monticules d'ordures jonchent le sol, et les maladies, y compris les infections virales, y sévissent. La nourriture, l'eau, les soins de santé et les produits non alimentaires essentiels sont fournis par des groupes et des organisations humanitaires aux ressources insuffisantes. Selon le Croissant rouge kurde, au moins 517 personnes, dont 371 enfants, seraient mortes en 2019, dont beaucoup de maladies évitables, rien que dans le camp d'Al-Hol. En août 2020, selon UNICEF, huit enfants de moins de cinq ans sont morts dans ce camp en moins d'une semaine, dont quatre à cause de complications liées à la malnutrition et les autres à cause d'une déshydratation due à la diarrhée, à une insuffisance cardiaque, à une hémorragie interne et à une hypoglycémie. Le Covid-19 a accru ces difficultés, en réduisant le nombre d’employés opérant dans le camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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28 Jan 2021
19 Mar 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Albania
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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    26 Jan 2021
    Afghanistan
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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    25 Jan 2021
    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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    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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    15 Dec 2020
    Hungary
    JOL
  • health
  • privacy
  • religion or belief
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • women and girls
Information received concerning proposed bills restricting the notion of family to opposite-sex couples; excluding same-sex couples, single persons and non-married opposite-sex couples from adoption; and restricting children’s identity to their sex assigned at birth and ensuring an upbringing that “reflects the values based on Hungary’s constitutional identity and Christian culture”.
Alleged victims: -
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18 Dec 2020
    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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    10 Nov 2020
    Viet Nam
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • women and girls
Information received regarding the arrest of five human rights defenders in response to their advocacy following the Dong Tam village raids in January 2020.
Alleged victims: 5
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04 Feb 2021
    10 Nov 2020
    Cambodia
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • Cambodia
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the detention of a number of Cambodian human rights defenders in recent months for their participation in, intent to participate in or organization of, peaceful demonstrations against the detention of fellow human rights defenders and activists, and on environmental issues and labour rights.
Alleged victims: 20
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26 Jan 2021
    09 Nov 2020
    Guyana
    JUA
  • housing
  • poverty
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the allegations of the imminent forced eviction of at least 2000 persons living in an informal settlement in Success, East Coast Demerara, including single women and children. Many of these persons have started occupying the State land in question because they were unable to pay their rent due to the crisis triggered by the COVID-19 epidemic. Others have been living in informal settlements on State land or living in substandard housing for prolonged periods due to poverty. We would also like to bring to your attention that such forced evictions are taking place in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, thus further elevating the risk to health and life of the persons subjected to forced evictions, who, according to the information received, have not been offered alternative accommodation.
Alleged victims: 4000
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05 Jan 2021
05 Jan 2021
05 Jan 2021
05 Jan 2021
05 Jan 2021
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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    23 Oct 2020
    Belarus
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • Belarus
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary detention of and judicial proceedings against woman human rights defenders Marina Dubina, Irina Sukhiy, and Maria Rabkova.
Alleged victims: 3
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30 Nov 2020
    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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    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
    Philippines
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • housing
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the killings of human rights defenders Carlito Badion and Zara Alvarez.
Alleged victims: 3
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    28 Sep 2020
    Iraq
    JUA
  • executions
  • human rights defenders
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the attempted killing of a woman human rights defender Ms. Lodya Remon Albarti and the killing of a woman human rights defender Ms. Riham Yaquoub, in Basra.
Alleged victims: 2
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23 Feb 2021
    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.
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18 Sep 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
    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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    19 Aug 2020
    Guatemala
    JAL
  • women and girls
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • poverty
  • slavery
Información adicional recibida en relación con nuestra comunicación anterior GTM 04/2020, del 7 de mayo 2020, relativa a la situación de las “madres cuidadoras” que laboraban para el programa de hogares comunitarios de la Secretaria de Obras Sociales de la Esposa del Presidente (en adelante “la SOSEP”). Agradecemos la respuesta del Estado al respecto, recibida el 4 de julio del 2020 (No. ES/2.7/770). Sin embargo, a la luz de nueva información recibida, quisiéramos reiterar nuestra preocupación respecto a posibles vulneraciones de los derechos fundamentales de las mujeres que trabajaban en aquel programa.
Alleged victims: 684
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19 Oct 2020
    12 Aug 2020
    United States of America
    JAL
  • racism
  • migrants
  • women and girls
Information received regarding the increase in racist attacks and other xenophobic incidents, including physical and verbal violence against Asian descendants in the United States, as well as alleged lack of measures by the U.S. authorities to effectively combat such incidents.
Alleged victims: -
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    05 Aug 2020
    United States of America
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • environment
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • women and girls
Information received regarding the disproportionate and differentiated impacts of COVID-19 on indigenous communities across the United States of America, and indigenous women in particular, the inadequacy of the measures taken to support tribes in their efforts to reduce the spread and address the harms caused by COVID-19 on indigenous peoples and communities, as well as the lack of recognition and support of the legitimate actions undertaken by tribes in the exercise of their self-determination.
Alleged victims: 2000000
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11 Feb 2021
    29 Jul 2020
    Republic of Korea
    JAL
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • health
  • privacy
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the dismissal of a soldier, Staff Sergeant Byun Hui-Su, following surgery to affirm her gender identity.
Alleged victims: 1
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28 Sep 2020
    28 Jul 2020
    Netherlands
    JUA
  • racism
  • African Descent
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND)’s intention to deport Mrs. Anita Mavita, her husband Mr. Jude Kasangaki and their youngest child to Uganda, while keeping their other seven children who had been forcibly removed from their parents and place in foster homes in the Netherlands. The latter children were forcibly removed by the Child Care and Protection Board (The Raad van kinderbesccherming) in 2018 and placed in foster homes.
Alleged victims: 4
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09 Dec 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
    07 Jul 2020
    Australia
    JAL
  • women and girls
  • migrants
Information received concerning the situation of Ms. Agnieska Ewa Miler, a dual citizen of Poland and the United Kingdom, who has lived in Australia, for the past three years, in conditions of vulnerability and uncertainty, with restrictions of movement and inability to access social protection and support, as a result of the discriminatory impact of the intersection of family law and immigration law.
Alleged victims: 1
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04 Sep 2020
    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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    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
    Saudi Arabia
    AL
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the alleged lack of investigations on reports of domestic violence and failure to consider them in divorce and child custody proceedings, as well as reports of forced reconciliation by women victims of domestic violence with their abusers.
Alleged victims: 2
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04 Aug 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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    11 Jun 2020
    Guatemala
    AL
  • women and girls
Información recibida en relación con la decisión de cerrar la Secretaria Presidencial de la Mujer (SEPREM), el mecanismo de más alto nivel del Poder Ejecutivo para el avance de las mujeres, encargada de asesorar y coordinadora políticas públicas para institucionalizar en el Estado la igualdad entre hombres y mujeres. Dicha decisión es contraria a las recomendaciones provenientes tanto de las organizaciones nacionales de mujeres como de mecanismos internacionales de derechos humanos, incluido el Comité CEDAW, de mantener y reforzar la institución.
Alleged victims: 3
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23 Jun 2020
12 Aug 2020
    03 Jun 2020
    Pakistan
    JUA
  • torture
  • disability
  • executions
  • health
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the inhuman conditions of detention of Ms. Kanizan Bibi, a woman with psychosocial disabilities who has been on Pakistan’s death row for 30 years.
Alleged victims: 1
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    02 Jun 2020
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • torture
  • women and girls
Information received regarding the continued detention of five women human rights defenders and the death in prison of human rights defender Mr. Abdullah Hamid Al-Hamid.
Alleged victims: 6
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24 Jul 2020
07 Aug 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
    20 May 2020
    Kenya
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • disappearances
  • food
  • housing
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
In this connection, we would like to bring to the attention of your Excellency’s Government information we have received concerning the allegations of the forced eviction of over 7,000 residents of Kariobangi, Nairobi, during the COVID-19 pandemic, in order to use the land for a development project, and the serious threats made against woman human rights defender Ms. Ruth Mumbi, who may be at risk of enforced disappearance for defending the right to housing of the evicted individuals.
Alleged victims: 1
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    12 May 2020
    Ethiopia
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • human rights defenders
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the arrest and detention under the Hate Speech and Disinformation Prevention and Suppression Proclamation, adopted in February 2020, of journalist Yayesew Shimelis and lawyer Elizabeth Kebede for posts related to the Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic they published on social media.
Alleged victims: 2
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10 Jul 2020
    12 May 2020
    Canada
    JUA
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • health
  • migrants
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the need to protect the right to life of a Canadian orphan, currently detained in Al-Hol camp in the North-East region of the Syrian Arab Republic since March 2019.
Alleged victims: 1
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16 May 2020
20 May 2020
10 Jul 2020
    08 May 2020
    Mexico
    JUA
  • women and girls
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • health
  • torture
Información recibida en relación con el caso de la Sra. Clotet Wang, privada de libertad, quien se encuentra en una situación de particular riesgo para su vida.
Alleged victims: 1
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09 Jul 2020
    07 May 2020
    Guatemala
    JAL
  • women and girls
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • poverty
  • slavery
Información recibida en relación con la situación de las denominadas “madres cuidadoras” que laboran para la Secretaría de Obras Sociales de la esposa del Presidente. Las mujeres estarían sujetas a condiciones y posibles prácticas de explotación laboral que podrían constituir trabajo forzoso, y habrían sufrido actos de estigmatización de parte del gobierno tras reivindicar sus derechos. Además, estarían ahora en riesgo de perder su única fuente de ingresos sin ninguna posibilidad de reclamar sus derechos como trabajadoras, tras la intención anunciada del gobierno de cerrar el programa de “hogares sustitutos”.
Alleged victims: 684
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04 Jul 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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    16 Apr 2020
    Algeria
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
  • women and girls
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de violations de la vie privée, d’atteinte à la dignité de la personne et de représailles à l’encontre de Mme Olaya Saadi, à la suite de sa coopération avec certains mécanismes des droits de l’homme des Nations Unies.
Alleged victims: 1
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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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    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
    10 Mar 2020
    Thammakaset Co. Ltd
    JAL
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • slavery
  • women and girls
Information received concerning Thammakaset’s continued judicial harassment of human rights defenders, migrant workers, journalists and academics for denouncing exploitative conditions of migrant workers in your company. Your company allegedly continues to use criminal defamation laws to intimidate individuals by repeatedly denouncing exploitative working conditions at your poultry farm.
Alleged victims: 3
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    10 Mar 2020
    Thailand
    JAL
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • slavery
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the continued judicial harassment by Thammakaset Co. Ltd (Thammakaset), of human rights defenders, migrant workers, journalists and academics for denouncing exploitative working conditions of migrant workers at the poultry farm of this Thai company.
Alleged victims: 3
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19 Nov 2020
    21 Jan 2020
    Nicaragua
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • torture
  • women and girls
Información recibida en relación con la detención de Amaya Eva Coppens Zamora, Atahualpa Yupanqui Quintero Morán, Derlis Francisco Hernández Flores, Hansel Amaru Quintero Gómez, Ivannia del Carmen Alvarez Martínez, Jesús Adolfo Tefel Amador, Jordán Irene Lanzas Herrera, José Dolores Medina Cabrera Cabrera, María Margarita Hurtado Chamorro, Marvin Samir López Ñamendiz, Melvin Antonio Peralta Centeno, Neyma Elizabeth Hernández Ruiz, Olga Sabrina Valle López, Roberto Andrés Butching Miranda, Wendy Rebeca Juaréz Avilés y Wilfredo Alejandro Brenes Domínguez. En particular, hemos recibido información sobre al menos dos de los casos que podrían ser actos de represalias motivados por la cooperación con las Naciones Unidas, sus representantes y sus mecanismos en la esfera de los derechos humanos.
Alleged victims: 18
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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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    26 Dec 2019
    Philippines
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • terrorism
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the arrests of at least 62 individuals following raids at the offices of several civil society organisations, as well as the houses of their members, and the alleged abduction of human rights defender Ms. Honey Mae Suazo.
Alleged victims: 71
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    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
    17 Dec 2019
    Egypt
    JUA
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • arbitrary Detention
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
  • torture
  • women and girls
Information received concerning ththe alleged arbitrary arrest and detention of Eman Al-Helw, woman human rights defender and Hossam Ahmad, trans-man.
Alleged victims: 2
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    11 Dec 2019
    Turkey
    JUA
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • terrorism
  • torture
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the need to protect the right to life of four French women, and their children. While their whereabouts are currently unknown, they may be either in North East Syria, including in areas that may be under the control of Turkish authorities, or in Turkey. We also wish to inform you that a letter expressing similar concerns has been sent to the Government of France. We are bringing these cases to your attention in the hope that the Turkish authorities may be able to trace the location of these four women and their children and assist in their repatriation to France.
Alleged victims: 11
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09 Mar 2020
    11 Dec 2019
    France
    JUA
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • terrorism
  • torture
  • women and girls
Informations reçues concernant la situation extrêmement précaire de quatre femmes françaises, et de leurs enfants, qui se trouveraient au Nord-Est de la Syrie, ou en Turquie. Une lettre exprimant des préoccupations similaires est en cours d’envoi au Gouvernement turc.
Alleged victims: 11
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14 Feb 2020
    29 Nov 2019
    Slovakia
    JOL
  • health
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a proposed amendment to Act 576/2004 Coll. on health care, healthcare related services and other acts
Alleged victims: -
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16 Jan 2020
    20 Nov 2019
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    JAL
  • African Descent
  • health
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • women and girls
Information received concerning racial discrimination as a result of immigration policy particularly affecting the human rights of British citizens of Commonwealth descent and their descendants collectively known as the “Windrush generation”.
Alleged victims: -
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20 Jan 2020
    20 Nov 2019
    Lebanon
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • poverty
  • torture
  • women and girls
Information received concerning several incidents of alleged excessive force and ill-treatment by security forces and Lebanese army personnel against protesters, and failures to adequately protect protesters from violent attacks by alleged sympathizers of political groups, during overwhelmingly peaceful mass protests across towns and cities in Lebanon, including downtown Beirut, since 17 October 2019.
Alleged victims: -
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20 Jan 2020
    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
    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
    28 Oct 2019
    Israel
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
  • torture
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the detention and alleged torture and ill-treatment of Ms. Heba Al-Labadi.
Alleged victims: 1
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    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
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
    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
    28 Aug 2019
    India
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • terrorism
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the continued judicial proceedings against and arbitrary detention of ten human rights defenders promoting the rights of the Dalit minority, and the house arrests of five of them.
Alleged victims: 10
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    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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    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
    15 Jul 2019
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información relativa a la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
Alleged victims: -
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15 Jul 2021
    15 Jul 2019
    Uruguay
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información relativa a la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
Alleged victims: -
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07 Aug 2019
    15 Jul 2019
    Trinidad and Tobago
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Suriname
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning the ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Saint Lucia
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning the ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Saint Kitts and Nevis
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Peru
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información relativa a la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Paraguay
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información relativa a la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Panama
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información relativa a la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Nicaragua
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información relativa a la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Mexico
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
La información relativa a la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
Alleged victims: -
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24 Jan 2020
    15 Jul 2019
    Jamaica
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Honduras
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
La información relativa a la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Haiti
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Informations concernant la ratification prioritaire de l' Accord régional sur l’accès à l’information, la participation publique et l’accès à la justice à propos des questions environnementales en Amérique latine et dans les Caraïbes (Accord Escazú).
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Guyana
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning the ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Guatemala
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
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26 Aug 2019
    15 Jul 2019
    Grenada
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    El Salvador
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información relativa a la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Ecuador
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Dominican Republic
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
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    15 Jul 2019
    Dominica
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
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    15 Jul 2019
    Cuba
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
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    15 Jul 2019
    Costa Rica
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
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    15 Jul 2019
    Colombia
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
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    15 Jul 2019
    Chile
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
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    15 Jul 2019
    Brazil
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
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26 Jul 2019
    15 Jul 2019
    Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Belize
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Barbados
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Bahamas
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Argentina
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
Alleged victims: -
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23 Jul 2019
    15 Jul 2019
    Antigua and Barbuda
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    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
    28 Jun 2019
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • health
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • terrorism
  • torture
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning the continued arbitrary detention of Ms. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, Mr. Kamran Ghaderi and Mr. Ahmadreza Djalali by the Iranian authorities.
Alleged victims: 3
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22 Oct 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
    Bangladesh
    JUA
  • cultural rights
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning death threats and incitement to violence by a militant Islamist group against women human rights defender Ms. Sultana Kamal.
Alleged victims: 1
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    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
    10 May 2019
    Malaysia
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning investigations into the organisers of a women’s day march in Kuala Lumpur under the Sedition Act, and the summoning of LGBT+ human rights defender Mr. Numan Afifi
Alleged victims: 1
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24 Jan 2020
    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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    12 Mar 2019
    Nicaragua
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
  • terrorism
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con alegaciones de severos actos de represión a las actividades de las organizaciones de derechos humanos de la sociedad civil y limitación al derecho a la libertad de reunión pacífica a través de la cancelación de la personalidad jurídica de varias organizaciones no gubernamentales, allanamientos ilegales a sus oficinas y a las de ciertos medios de comunicación. Asimismo, se alega que algunos de los actos descritos en esta comunicación son represalias como consecuencia de la cooperación de miembros de organizaciones de la sociedad civil con las Naciones Unidas, sus representates y mecanimos en la esfera de los derechos humanos.
Alleged victims: 5
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    26 Feb 2019
    Spain
    JAL
  • executions
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • privacy
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida sobre alegaciones acerca del posible impacto de las actuaciones del estado Español en relación con la criminalización de la labor en favor de los derechos humanos de los migrantes de una defensora de derechos humanos, y con respeto a alegaciones de declaraciones difamatorias contra su organización.
Alleged victims: 1
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30 Apr 2019
    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
    18 Jan 2019
    Tunisia
    OL
  • women in law and in practice
Suite aux recommandations formulées dans le rapport du Groupe de Travail suite à sa visite officielle réalisée en janvier 2013
Alleged victims: -
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    17 Jan 2019
    Bahrain
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning threats, including death and rape threats, travel restrictions and other human rights violations against two human rights defenders and allegations regarding further acts of reprisals, including physical abuse in detention against the mother-in-law of a well-known defender who is currently outside the country.
Alleged victims: 3
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11 Mar 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
    21 Dec 2018
    Kazakhstan
    JAL
  • migrants
  • slavery
  • trafficking in persons
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning Mr. Babaraim Akimov, a Kyrgyz migrant worker who recently managed to return to his country of origin after having reported being subjected to trafficking for the purpose of forced labour and being held in extremely exploitative conditions in Kazakhstan. This case is representative of a pattern of human rights violations that can amount to trafficking for the purpose of forced labour and labour exploitation against a larger number of migrant workers from neighbouring countries, especially from Kyrgyzstan.
Alleged victims: 1
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18 Feb 2019
06 Mar 2019
    20 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
    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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    20 Nov 2018
    United States of America
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • international solidarity
  • migrants
  • racism
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • women in law and in practice
Information received regarding threats from US authorities against the migrants travelling in caravans towards the United States.
Alleged victims: 8000
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    20 Nov 2018
    Mexico
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • health
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con la situación de las personas migrantes en caravana, en dirección de los Estados Unidos.
Alleged victims: 8000
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25 Jan 2019
25 Jan 2019
25 Jan 2019
25 Jan 2019
25 Jan 2019
25 Jan 2019
    20 Nov 2018
    Honduras
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • health
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con la situación de las personas migrantes en caravana, en dirección de los Estados Unidos.
Alleged victims: 8000
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21 Jan 2019
    20 Nov 2018
    Guatemala
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • health
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con la situación de las personas migrantes en caravana, en dirección de los Estados Unidos.
Alleged victims: 8000
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26 Feb 2019
    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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    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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    23 Oct 2018
    Colombia
    JAL
  • African Descent
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning individual cases of attacks against Afro-Colombian minorities and indigenous communities.
Alleged victims: 32
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02 Jan 2019
    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
    12 Oct 2018
    Honduras
    JAL
  • executions
  • human rights defenders
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con los recientes casos de intento de asesinato; hostigamiento, agresiones y amenaza de muerte; robo de cámaras de seguridad; violación e intimidación y persecución del líder del grupo de mujeres trans Las Muñecas de Arcoíris, y miembros del Centro para el Desarrollo y la Cooperación LGBTI (“Somos CDC”).
Alleged victims: 5
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    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
    28 Sep 2018
    India
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • terrorism
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning the arrests and arbitrary detentions of five human rights defenders, particularly active in defending the rights of the Dalit minority: Ms. Sudha Bharadwaj, Mr. Gautam Navlakha, Mr. Vernon Gonsalves, Mr. Arun Ferreira, Mr. Varavara Rao.
Alleged victims: 10
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    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
    18 Sep 2018
    IAAF
    JOL
  • health
  • torture
  • women in law and in practice
Concerns related to the Eligibility regulations for the female classification (athletes with differences of sex development) recently published by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).
Alleged victims: -
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    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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    12 Sep 2018
    Hungary
    JOL
  • cultural rights
  • education
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning a directive of Your Excellency’s Government forbidding the teaching of the subject of gender studies at institutions of higher education.
Alleged victims: -
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    04 Sep 2018
    Paraguay
    JOL
  • poverty
  • slavery
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con una iniciativa para reformar la ley sobre los trabajadores domésticos, actualmente en revisión ante la Cámara de Diputados.
Alleged victims: -
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    31 Aug 2018
    Guatemala
    JOL
  • health
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación a la pronta adopción de la iniciativa de ley 5272 (Ley para la protección de la vida y la familia), la cual presenta graves inconsistencias con los estándares internacionales de derechos humanos que afectan en particular los derechos de las mujeres, niñas y las personas LGBTI.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Aug 2018
    Peru
    JOL
  • education
  • women in law and in practice
información recibida referente a una próxima decisión de la Corte Suprema que anularía el enfoque de género en el Currículo Nacional para la Educación Básica.
Alleged victims: -
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    27 Jul 2018
    Syrian Democratic Council (SDC)
    JOL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • torture
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning the detention of Emilie König and her three children in the Roj camp in the Northeast of Syria.
Alleged victims: 4
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    13 Jul 2018
    Syrian Arab Republic
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • torture
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning the detention of Emilie König and her three children in the Roj camp in the Northeast of Syria.
Alleged victims: 4
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    13 Jul 2018
    France
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • torture
  • women in law and in practice
Informations reçues concernant la détention d’Emilie König et de ses trois enfants dans le camp Roj situé au Nord Est de la Syrie.
Alleged victims: 4
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13 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
    06 Jul 2018
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • women in law and in practice
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the arrest and charges against Ms. Nasrin Sotoudeh.
Alleged victims: 1
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    14 Jun 2018
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • poverty
  • women in law and in practice
Informations received concerning the arrest and charges against a number of women’s human rights defenders, along with acts of reprisal against Ms. Loujain Al-Hathloul.
Alleged victims: 3
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    13 Jun 2018
    Argentina
    OL
  • women in law and in practice
Proyecto de ley que despenaliza la interrupción del embarazo en las primeras catorce semanas.
Alleged victims: -
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23 Jul 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
    18 May 2018
    Brazil
    JOL
  • education
  • food
  • foreign debt
  • housing
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning the negative impacts of budget cuts, structural adjustment and austerity measures implemented since 2014, on several human rights, notably the rights to health, education, social security, food, as well as on gender equality, and in particular the negative impacts linked to the Constitutional Amendment No 95, also known as “Expenditure Ceiling”, in force for over 16 months.
Alleged victims: -
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01 Aug 2018
    16 May 2018
    United States of America
    JOL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • health
  • migrants
  • racism
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Directive 11032.3, eliminating a presumption against immigration detention of pregnant women.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 May 2018
    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
    09 May 2018
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • disability
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning the removal of two foster children from the home of Yulia Savinovskih.
Alleged victims: 3
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07 Aug 2018
    03 May 2018
    Chile
    JUA
  • disability
  • health
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida con respecto a la situación de una mujer con discapacidad de 29 años que está en la semana 29 de gestación, a quien el Estado no está garantizando los ajustes razonables necesarios para dar a luz en igualdad de condiciones con las demás mujeres del Hospital Gustavo Frike de Viña del Mar en Chile.
Alleged victims: 1
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04 Sep 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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    25 Apr 2018
    North Macedonia
    JOL
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning the practice of removing Roma children from their families on poverty-related grounds and their placement in state care institutions where they experience violence, including sexual violence.
Alleged victims: -
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    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
    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
    12 Mar 2018
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning the arrest, arbitrary detention and charges against human rights defender Ms. Noha Al-Balawi.
Alleged victims: 1
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29 Mar 2018
    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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    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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    08 Jan 2018
    Israel
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • human rights defenders
  • women in law and in practice
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
Information received concerning an escalating wave of reprisals, smear campaigns, arrests and arbitrary detention targeting prominent human rights defenders in the West Bank, the Occupied Palestinian Territory since December 2017, including the alleged arbitrary detention of and judicial harassment against Ms. Ahed Tamimi, Ms. Nariman Tamimi, Ms. Nour Tamimi, Ms. Manal Tamimi, Mr. Bassem Tamimi, as well as Mr. Munther Amira, Mr. Jamil Barghouti and Mr. Yousef Sharqawi.
Alleged victims: 8
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    19 Dec 2017
    Bahrain
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • women in law and in practice
information we have received concerning allegations of ongoing travel restrictions, in the form of a travel ban, imposed on woman human rights defender, Ms. Nedal Al-Salman.
Alleged victims: 1
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    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
    29 Nov 2017
    Malaysia
    OL
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning the criminalisation of adultery under the Sharia Criminal Offences (Federal Territories) Act 1997 which seems to contravene international human rights norms and standards as outlined below.
Alleged victims: -
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24 May 2018
    28 Nov 2017
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    OL
  • women in law and in practice
Penalización del adulterio en virtud del Código Penal de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela.
Alleged victims: -
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24 Jan 2018
    17 Nov 2017
    Pakistan
    OL
  • women in law and in practice
Concerns relating to the criminalisation of adultery under the Offence of Zina (Enforcement of Hudood) Ordinance, (1979) which seems to contravene international human rights norms and standards.
Alleged victims: -
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    17 Nov 2017
    Maldives
    OL
  • women in law and in practice
Concerns relating to the criminalisation of adultery under the Penal Code of the Maldives (Act 9/2014) and the Sexual Offences Act (Act 17/2014) which seems to contravene international human rights norms and standards.
Alleged victims: -
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    17 Nov 2017
    Libya
    OL
  • women in law and in practice
Concerns relating to the criminalisation of adultery under Law No. 70 of 1973 establishing the punishment for adultery and amending the Penal Code which seems to contravene international human rights norms and standards.
Alleged victims: -
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    17 Nov 2017
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    OL
  • women in law and in practice
Préoccupations relatives à la criminalisation de l'adultère en vertu de Loi n° 16/008 du 15 juillet 2016 modifiant et complétant la loi n°87-010 du 1er aout 1987 portant Code de la Famille, qui semble être contraire aux normes et standards internationaux relatifs aux droits humains.
Alleged victims: -
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    16 Nov 2017
    Lebanon
    OL
  • women in law and in practice
Concerns relating to the criminalisation of adultery under the Lebanese Penal Code, which seems to contravene international human rights norms and standards.
Alleged victims: -
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    16 Nov 2017
    Kuwait
    OL
  • women in law and in practice
Concerns regarding the criminalisation of adultery under the Penal Code (Act. N°16 of 1960), which seems to contravene international human rights norms and standards.
Alleged victims: -
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05 Dec 2017
15 Jan 2018
    16 Nov 2017
    Jordan
    OL
  • women in law and in practice
Concerns relating to the criminalisation of adultery under the Penal Code of 1960, which seems to contravene international human rights norms and standards.
Alleged victims: -
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19 Apr 2018
    16 Nov 2017
    Iraq
    OL
  • women in law and in practice
Concerns relating to the criminalisation of adultery under the 1969 Penal Code of Iraq and the Shari'a law which seems to contravene international human rights norms and standards.
Alleged victims: -
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    16 Nov 2017
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    OL
  • women in law and in practice
Concerns relating to the criminalisation of adultery under Shari'a law (as applied in Iran) and the Islamic Penal Code of Iran which seems to contravene international human rights norms and standards.
Alleged victims: -
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    16 Nov 2017
    India
    OL
  • women in law and in practice
Concerns relating to the criminalisation of adultery in India under Section 497 of the Indian Penal Code, which seems to contravene international human rights norms and standards.
Alleged victims: -
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    16 Nov 2017
    Egypt
    OL
  • women in law and in practice
Concerns relating to the criminalisation of adultery in Egypt under the Egyptian Penal Code of 1937 which seems to contravene international human rights norms and standards.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Nov 2017
    Mali
    OL
  • women in law and in practice
Préoccupations relatives à la criminalisation de l'adultère en vertu de la loi no 61-99 AN-RM du 3 aout 1961 portant Code Pénal malien, qui semble être contraire aux normes et standards internationaux relatifs aux droits humains.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Nov 2017
    Congo
    OL
  • women in law and in practice
Préoccupations relatives à la criminalisation l'adultère par le Code Pénal de la République du Congo, qui semble être contraire aux normes et standards internationaux relatifs aux droits humains.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Nov 2017
    Burundi
    OL
  • women in law and in practice
Préoccupations relatives à la criminalisation de l'adultère en vertu de la Loi no 1/05 du 22 avril 2009 portant révision du Code pénal burundais, qui semble être contraire aux normes et standards internationaux relatifs aux droits humains.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Nov 2017
    Brunei Darussalam
    OL
  • women in law and in practice
Concerns relating to the criminalisation of adultery under the Syariah Penal Code Order which came into effect on 1 May 2014, which seems to contravene international human rights norms and standards.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Nov 2017
    Afghanistan
    OL
  • women in law and in practice
Concerns relating to the criminalisation of adultery under the the 1976 Penal Code of Afghanistan, which seems to contravene international human rights norms and standards.
Alleged victims: -
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    14 Nov 2017
    Yemen
    OL
  • women in law and in practice
Information received related to the criminalisation of adultery under Law No. 12 of the Year 1994, Yemen’s Criminal Code, which seems to contravene international human rights norms and standards as outlined below.
Alleged victims: -
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    14 Nov 2017
    United States of America
    OL
  • women in law and in practice
Information received related to the criminalisation of adultery in the United States of America under a number of state laws, which seems to contravene international human rights norms and standards as outlined below.
Alleged victims: -
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29 Jan 2018
    14 Nov 2017
    United Arab Emirates
    OL
  • women in law and in practice
Information received related to the criminalisation of adultery under Federal Law no. 3 of 1987, the United Arab Emirates Penal Code, which seems to contravene international human rights norms and standards as outlined below.
Alleged victims: -
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    14 Nov 2017
    Tunisia
    OL
  • women in law and in practice
Informations reçues relatives à la criminalisation de l'adultère en vertu du Code Pénal tunisien, qui semble être contraire aux normes et standards internationaux relatifs aux droits humains résumés ci-dessous.
Alleged victims: -
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    14 Nov 2017
    Syrian Arab Republic
    OL
  • women in law and in practice
Information received relating to the criminalisation of adultery under the Penal Code of 1949 which seems to contravene international human rights norms and standards as outlined below.
Alleged victims: -
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    14 Nov 2017
    Sudan
    OL
  • women in law and in practice
Information received related to the criminalisation of adultery under the Sudan Criminal Act 1991, which seems to contravene international human rights norms and standards as outlined below.
Alleged victims: -
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    14 Nov 2017
    Somalia
    OL
  • women in law and in practice
Information received relating to the criminalisation of adultery under Somalia’s Penal Code of 1962, which seems to contravene international human rights norms and standards as outlined below.
Alleged victims: -
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    14 Nov 2017
    Saudi Arabia
    OL
  • women in law and in practice
Information received relating to the criminalisation of adultery in Saudi Arabia which seems to contravene international human rights norms and standards as outlined below.
Alleged victims: -
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    14 Nov 2017
    Qatar
    OL
  • women in law and in practice
Information received relating to the criminalisation of adultery under the Law No. 11/2004 issuing the Qatari Penal Code which seems to contravene international human rights norms and standards as outlined below.
Alleged victims: -
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25 Jan 2018
    14 Nov 2017
    Philippines
    OL
  • women in law and in practice
Information received related to the criminalisation of adultery in the Philippines under the Philippine Revised Penal Code, which seems to contravene international human rights norms and standards as outlined below.
Alleged victims: -
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24 Nov 2017
02 Feb 2018
    14 Nov 2017
    Papua New Guinea
    OL
  • women in law and in practice
Information received related to the penalisation and de facto criminalisation of adultery under the Adultery and Enticement Act of 1988 and the rulings of village courts which seem to contravene international human rights norms and standards as outlined below.
Alleged victims: -
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    14 Nov 2017
    Oman
    OL
  • women in law and in practice
Information received relating to the criminalisation of adultery under Royal Decree 7/74, the Omani Penal Code which seems to contravene international human rights norms and standards as outlined below.
Alleged victims: -
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12 Jan 2018
    14 Nov 2017
    Nigeria
    OL
  • women in law and in practice
Information received relating to the criminalisation of adultery under the Penal Code (Northern States) Federal Provisions Act (No. 25 of 1960) which seems to contravene international human rights norms and standards as outlined below.
Alleged victims: -
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    14 Nov 2017
    Morocco
    OL
  • women in law and in practice
Informations reçues relatives à la criminalisation de l'adultère en vertu du Code Pénal marocain du 26 novembre 1962, qui semble être contraire aux normes et standards internationaux relatifs aux droits humains résumés ci-dessous.
Alleged victims: -
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    14 Nov 2017
    Mauritania
    OL
  • women in law and in practice
Informations reçues relatives à la criminalisation de l'adultère en vertu de l’Ordonnance 83-162 du 09 juillet 1983 portant institution d’un Code Pénal, qui semble être contraire aux normes et standards internationaux relatifs aux droits humains résumés ci-dessous.
Alleged victims: -
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    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
    03 Nov 2017
    Ecuador
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con alegaciones de procesos judiciales, intimidaciones y vigilancia contra la Sra. Gloria Hilda Ushigua, así como por el asesinato de su cuñada, la Sra. Casiela Dahua Cují, que parecen vinculados a su activismo en contra de la explotación petrolera en los territorios del pueblo indígena Sápara, en la provincia de Pastaza, en Ecuador.
Alleged victims: 2
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16 Nov 2017
03 Jan 2018
03 Jan 2018
    30 Oct 2017
    Egypt
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning the continuation of the criminal and administrative proceedings pursued under Case 173/2011 against several human rights defenders, including Ms. Azza Soliman, as well as allegations of irregularities in the appointment of the investigative judge of the case. Together with the aforementioned, we would like to refer to the enactment of the Law No. 70 for Regulating the Work of Associations and Other Institutions Working in the Field of Civil Work. All of these measures have the impact of severely restricting the legitimate and independent work of human rights defenders and non-governmental organizations in Egypt.
Alleged victims: 6
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    26 Oct 2017
    Délégation Permanente de l’Union Européenne
    JOL
  • women in law and in practice
  • cultural rights
  • food
  • housing
Informations reçues concernant des mesures discriminatoires dont auraient été victimes des femmes rurales Abbeys dans deux villages du sud de la Côte d'Ivoire (Offa et Gouabo) relativement à leur droit à la propriété de la terre dans le cadre d’un projet financé par l’Union Européenne.
Alleged victims: 1
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    26 Oct 2017
    Côte d'Ivoire
    JAL
  • cultural rights
  • food
  • housing
  • women in law and in practice
Informations reçues concernant des mesures discriminatoires dont auraient été victimes des femmes rurales Abbeys dans deux villages du sud de la Côte d'Ivoire (Offa et Gouabo) relativement à leur droit à la propriété de la terre dans le cadre d’un projet financé par l’Union Européenne.
Alleged victims: 1
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30 Oct 2017
03 Jan 2018
    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
    United States of America
    JOL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • migrants
  • racism
  • torture
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning the implementation of the Executive Order on Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements and the Executive Order on Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States, raising particular concerns over increased and expedited deportations, including a disproportionate impact on women, in possible violations of the non-refoulement principle, infringing migrants’ rights to a due process and lacking proper individual assessment, the increased use of immigration detention, the lack of access to services for migrants, regardless of their status and the stigmatisation of migrants as criminals.
Alleged victims: -
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07 Mar 2018
    19 Oct 2017
    Colombia
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • women in law and in practice
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Informacion recibia en relación con el deterioro de la situación de los defensores y defensoras de derechos humanos en Colombia y el incremento de ataques, intimidaciones y asesinatos en su contra durante 2017, afectando particularmente a defensores que son líderes sociales, campesinos y personas defensoras que han apoyado el proceso de paz.
Alleged victims: 4
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    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
    02 Oct 2017
    Philippines
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning the deterioration of the situation for human rights defenders in the Philippines since 2016, the defamatory and intimidating public statements directed at the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines (CHR), its members and the Chairperson Mr. Chito Gascon.
Alleged victims: 1
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20 Oct 2020
    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
    18 Aug 2017
    United Republic of Tanzania
    JAL
  • education
  • health
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning a governmental decision banning pregnant girls and adolescent mothers from attending schools.
Alleged victims: -
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16 Aug 2017
    16 Aug 2017
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JAL
  • health
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con el deterioro del sistema de salud en Venezuela, incluyendo la escasez de anticonceptivos, lo que estaría afectando seriamente el disfrute del derecho al más alto nivel de salud física y mental, en especial de mujeres y pueblos indígenas.
Alleged victims: -
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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
    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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    28 Jun 2017
    Bangladesh
    JUA
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • religion or belief
  • women in law and in practice
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the alleged threats of arrest, exile and violence by a fundamentalist group called Hefazat-e-Islam Dhaka City Committee, received by Ms. Sultana Kamal, human rights defender, and the recent request from a Supreme Court lawyer to arrest her for having allegedly hurt the religious feelings of the Muslim majority in the country.
Alleged victims: 1
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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
    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
    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
    27 Mar 2017
    Philippines
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning the alleged intimidation, persecution and threats, as well as the judicial harassment, arrest and detention of Ms. Leila M. De Lima, a senator, in connection with her criticism of government policies surrounding the drug war in the Philippines, including the extrajudicial killing of drug suspects and the proposal to reinstate the death penalty.
Alleged victims: 1
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07 Apr 2017
19 Oct 2020
    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
    02 Feb 2017
    Guatemala
    JOL
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • indigenous peoples
  • racism
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida referente a las reformas constitucionales propuestas por el Estado en el sector de la justicia.
Alleged victims: -
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    23 Dec 2016
    Bangladesh
    JOL
  • health
  • sale of children
  • slavery
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning the recently tabled revision bill of the Child Marriage Restraint Act 1929 which contains provisions which would violate the rights of the child, and particularly the rights of the girl child.
Alleged victims: -
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23 Dec 2016
    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
    01 Dec 2016
    Malaysia
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning the situations of human rights defenders, Ms. Maria Chin Abdullah, Ms. Ambiga Sreenevasan and Mr. Mandeep Singh, in relation to violence and threats to their lives and that of their relatives; harassment; and the violation of their rights to freedoms of expression, peaceful assembly and association, as well as the arbitrary detention of Ms. Maria Chin Abdullah.
Alleged victims: 3
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28 May 2018
    23 Nov 2016
    Serbia
    JUA
  • disability
  • health
  • housing
  • minority issues
  • older persons
  • racism
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning the alleged discriminatory billing against the Roma residents of Crvena Zvezda in Nis by an electricity company “Elektroprivreda Srbije”, and the continued withdrawal of electricity supply to the community since 22 August 2016.
Alleged victims: 356
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07 Feb 2017
    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
    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
    26 Jul 2016
    Argentina
    JAL
  • health
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en respecto a la situación de una mujer, quien fue condenada a ocho años de prisión después de haber sufrido, según consta, un aborto espontáneo.
Alleged victims: 1
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26 Sep 2016
02 Nov 2016
    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
    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
    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
    13 Jun 2016
    Malaysia
    JOL
  • health
  • sale of children
  • slavery
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning the Amendment to the 2001 Child Act which does not explicitly include child pornography offences and subsisting legislation which permits child and forced marriage.
Alleged victims: -
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09 Feb 2017
    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
    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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    04 May 2016
    Mexico
    JAL
  • torture
  • health
  • women in law and in practice
Alegaciones sobre la adopción de un proyecto de Decreto de reforma constitucional al artículo 4° propuesto en el Estado de Veracruz. Según la información recibida, el 13 de enero de 2016, el Gobernador del Estado de Veracruz presentó al Congreso un proyecto de Decreto que adiciona un segundo párrafo al Artículo 4 de la Constitución Política del Estado de Veracruz, que garantiza el derecho a la vida desde la concepción y que prevalece sobre otros derechos humanos. El 21 de enero de 2016, el Congreso aprobó en primera votación el Decreto. A partir del 2 de mayo, el Congreso se reunirá en sesiones durante las cuales se podría presentar de nuevo el Decreto para una segunda aprobación. Se expresa preocupación respecto al proyecto de Decreto de reforma constitucional en el Estado de Veracruz, que podría limitar el acceso de las mujeres y de las niñas a servicios esenciales de salud sexual y reproductiva, entre los que se encuentra la terminación de un embarazo.
Alleged victims: -
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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
    10 Mar 2016
    Republic of Korea
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • torture
  • women in law and in practice
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Non-compliance with international human rights law and standards of an agreement made between the Governments of Japan and the Republic of Korea on 28 December 2015. According to the information received, on 28 December 2015, the Foreign Ministers of Japan and the Republic of Korea met and agreed on the issue of “comfort women”, an expression commonly used in reference to women and girls who were subjected to sexual slavery by the Imperial Japanese Army in occupied territories prior and during World War II. Serious concern is expressed at this agreement in light of both States’ international obligations and women victims’ human rights, including the right to truth, justice and reparation. Further serious concern is expressed at the distress in which this agreement has left the surviving women victims by considering this agreement as a “final and irreversible” solution of the issue. A letter with similar content was addressed to the Government of Japan, see above, case no. JPN 1/2016.
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15 Jun 2016
03 Apr 2017
    10 Mar 2016
    Japan
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • torture
  • women in law and in practice
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Alleged non-compliance with international human rights law and standards of an agreement made between the Governments of Japan and the Republic of Korea on 28 December 2015. According to the information received, on 28 December 2015, the Foreign Ministers of Japan and the Republic of Korea met and agreed on the issue of “comfort women”, an expression commonly used in reference to women and girls who were subjected to sexual slavery by the Imperial Japanese Army in occupied territories prior and during World War II. Serious concern is expressed at this agreement in light of both States’ international obligations and women victims’ human rights, including the right to truth, justice and reparation. Further serious concern is expressed at the distress in which this agreement has left the surviving women victims by considering this agreement as a “final and irreversible” solution of the issue. A letter with similar content was addressed to the Government of the Republic of Korea, see below, case no. KOR 2/2016.
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27 Dec 2016
    10 Mar 2016
    Israel
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
  • women in law and in practice
Alleged administrative detention and sentencing of a woman human rights defender, as well as harassment and tear-gas attack against another woman human rights defender. According to the information received, on 7 December 2015, Ms. Khalida Jarrar, was sentenced to 15 months’ imprisonment, a fine of 10,000 NIS (approximately 2,515 USD), and a suspended sentence of 12 months with a five year period by Ofer Military Court on charges of “membership on an illegal organisation” and “incitement to kidnap Israeli soldiers”, two of the initial 12 charges against her. During the court case material used as evidence was kept secret from Ms. Jarrar and her lawyer. She is currently serving the 15 months in Hasharon prison in Israel. On 15 January 2016, the home of Ms. Manal Tamimi was surrounded by Israeli soldiers who fired multiple tear-gas canisters in her direction without any obvious provocation. Ms. Tamimi was subsequently taken to the hospital where she was treated for breathing difficulties.
Alleged victims: 2
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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
    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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    08 Feb 2016
    China
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  • women in law and in practice
Letter concerning the forced closure of the Zhongze Women’s Legal Counseling and Service Centre in Beijing. Further to its country visit conducted from 12 to 19 December 2013 and exchanges of a previous follow-up letter, the Working Group on Discrimination against Women, as part of a continuing dialogue, inquires about the closure, as of 1 February 2016 upon the receipt of an order from the Government, of the Zhongze Women’s Legal Counseling and Service Center - a leading women’s legal aid centre in Beijing. The previous letter was sent on 28 April 2015, see A/HRC/31/79, case no. CHN 3/2015.
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28 Feb 2016
    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.
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    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.
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07 Jul 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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    17 Dec 2015
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
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  • women in law and in practice
Follow-up letter following the Government’s response to communication IRN 15/2015 about allegations of discriminatory legal provisions against women in marital status matters. The Working Group welcomes the additional information provided by the Government on the integration of gender equality in some aspects of women’s marital status. It requests specific details on the measures taken to advance reform of marital status legislation, including a reform of the Iranian Civil Code. Communication IRN 15/2015 was sent on 24 August 2015, see A/HRC/31/79.
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14 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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    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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    24 Aug 2015
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    AL
  • women in law and in practice
Letter concerning discriminatory legal provisions against women regarding marital status in the Iranian legislation. According to the information received, several articles of the Civil Code discriminate against women with regard to the legal age of marriage, consent for marrying, polygamy, marital rights, divorce, child custody, responsibilities between spouses and inheritance.
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27 Oct 2015
    24 Aug 2015
    Indonesia
    AL
  • women in law and in practice
Letter concerning discriminatory provisions against women in Indonesian national legislation. According to the information received, a number of provisions of Law No. 1 of 1974 on Marriage as well as of the Regulation No. 9 of 1975 in Indonesia discriminate against women in marital status, especially regarding polygamy, age of marriage, remarriage, divorce, and responsibilities between spouses.
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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.
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    30 Jul 2015
    Israel
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  • women in law and in practice
Letter concerning discriminatory provisions against women in relation to marital status in personal laws and practices applicable in Israel. According to the information received, under Article 51(a) of the British Mandatory Law of 1922, which is still in force today, all recognized religious communities in Israel have their own religious legal courts. The Rabbinical Courts Jurisdiction (Marriage and Divorce) Law 5713-1953 cedes jurisdiction over marriage and divorce of Jewish women to the rabbinical courts which adjudicate in accordance with religious Jewish law, which discriminates against women in various ways. Most importantly, refusal of a husband to divorce his wife, whatever the grounds she has for filing a divorce, deprives a woman of any way of obtaining such a divorce and remarrying. These incapacities are not symmetrically imposed on men whose wives refuse to accept a divorce. The Shari’a courts, which adjudicate in accordance with Muslim religious law, discriminate against women as regards ease of divorce for women as compared with men, including possible deprivation of the custody of children after widowhood or divorce if the woman remarries.
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07 Oct 2015
    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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    07 Jul 2015
    United Republic of Tanzania
    AL
  • women in law and in practice
Letter concerning discriminatory provisions against women in marital legislation. According to the information received, Law of Marriage Act of 1971 discriminates against women in sections 10(2) and 15 in that a man is allowed to have more than one wife thus permitting polygamous marriages if it is contracted in Islamic form or according to rites recognized by customary law in Tanzania and the husband is not married in a monogamous marriage. Furthermore, sections 10(2), 13(1) and 15 of the Law permit the marriage of girls at the age of 15, while the minimum age of marriage for boys is 18. In addition the Local Customary Law (Declaration) Order, Government Notice N. 279 of 1963 allows discrimination against women in a number of areas including bride-wealth, inheritance for widows and divorce.
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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
    09 Jun 2015
    Japan
    AL
  • women in law and in practice
Letter concerning discriminatory provisions against women in Japanese national legislation. According to the information received, articles 731 and 733 of Japan’s Civil Code discriminate against women in that they permit 16-year-old girls to be married while the minimum legal age for marriage for boys is 18, and prohibit women from remarrying for six months after the dissolution or cancellation of a marriage.
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    09 Jun 2015
    Afghanistan
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  • women in law and in practice
Letter concerning discriminatory provisions against women in national legislation. According to the information received, current marital law in Afghanistan discriminates against women in that the household’s supervision is solely the right of the husband. Furthermore, the wife’s right to leave the home is restricted, pursuant to Article 133 of the Shia Personal Status Law of 2009 of Afghanistan.
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    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.
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    21 May 2015
    Mali
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  • women in law and in practice
Lettre concernant des normes discriminatoires envers les femmes dans la loi N°2011 – 087 de 2011 portant Code des Personnes et de la Famille du Mali. Selon les informations reçues, les articles 307, 316, 319, 366 et 373 du Code des Personnes et de la Famille du Mali de 2011 sont discriminatoires à l’égard de la femme et stipulent en outre que la polygamie est autorisée, que l’épouse doit obéissance à son mari, que le mari est le chef de famille et a le droit de déterminer la résidence familiale et que les femmes veuves ou divorcées, contrairement aux hommes, ne doivent pas se remarier avant un délai d’au moins trois mois à compter de la dissolution du mariage.
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    21 May 2015
    Guinea
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  • women in law and in practice
Lettre concernant des normes discriminatoires envers les femmes dans le Code Civil de la République de Guinée de 1983. Selon les informations reçues, les articles 328 et 331 du Code Civil de la République de Guinée de 1983 sont discriminatoires à l’égard de la femme et stipulent en outre que le mari peut s’opposer à ce que sa femme exerce une profession séparée de celui-ci, et l’obliger à vivre dans une résidence choisie uniquement par lui-même.
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    21 May 2015
    Dominican Republic
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  • women in law and in practice
Carta relativa a las normas discriminatorias contra la mujer en el Código Civil de la República Dominicana. Según las informaciones recibidas, los artículos 144 y 148 del Código Civil dominicano discriminan a la mujer y estipulan la diferencia de edad legal entre hombres y mujeres a la hora de contraer matrimonio.
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    21 May 2015
    Cuba
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  • women in law and in practice
Carta relativa a las normas discriminatorias contra la mujer en el Código de Familia cubano de 1975. Según las informaciones recibidas, el artículo 3 del Código de la Familia de 1975 de la República de Cuba discrimina a la mujer y estipula la diferencia de edad legal entre hombres y mujeres a la hora de contraer matrimonio.
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23 Jul 2015
    20 May 2015
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    AL
  • women in law and in practice
Lettre concernant des normes discriminatoires envers les femmes dans le Code de la Famille congolais de 1987. Selon les informations reçues, les articles 352, 353, 444, 448, 450, 454 et 497 du Code de la famille de la République démocratique du Congo de 1987 sont discriminatoires à l’égard de la femme et stipulent en outre que le mari est le chef du ménage et que l’épouse lui doit obéissance, qu’une femme doit obtenir la permission de son mari pour tous les actes juridiques dans lesquels elle s’oblige à une prestation qu’elle doit effectuer en personne, que le mari détermine la résidence familiale et peut gérer et administrer les biens de son épouse.
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    20 May 2015
    Burundi
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Lettre concernant des normes discriminatoires envers les femmes dans le Code des Personnes et de la Famille du Burundi issu du décret/loi N° 1/024 du 28 Avril 1993. Selon les informations reçues, l’article 122 est discriminatoire à l’égard de la femme et stipule en outre, que le mari est le chef de la famille.
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07 Aug 2015
    20 May 2015
    Algeria
    AL
  • women in law and in practice
Lettre concernant des normes discriminatoires envers les femmes dans le Code de la famille algérien de 1984 modifié par Ordonnance N° 05-02 du 27 février 2005. Selon les informations reçues, les articles 8, 11, 30, 48, 53 et 54 du Code de la famille algérien de 1984 sont discriminatoires à l’égard de la femme et stipulent en outre que la polygamie est autorisée, qu’un tuteur masculin est imposé pour le mariage, qu’il est interdit aux femmes de religion musulmane d’épouser des non-musulmans et que les motifs de divorce sont plus restreints pour les femmes que pour les hommes.
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    11 May 2015
    Myanmar
    JAL
  • Myanmar
  • racism
  • religion or belief
  • health
  • minority issues
  • women in law and in practice
Alleged discriminatory nature of a package of four Bills seeking to “protect race and religion”. According to the information received, the Bills discriminate against ethnic and religious minorities, as well as against women. The Religious Conversion Bill establishes a State-regulated system for changing religion, which contravenes the right to freedom of religion and belief. The Population Control Healthcare Bill adopts a selective and coercive approach to improving living standards. This includes a potential requirement of birth spacing that would violate women’s right to choose freely and responsibly the number and spacing of their children and could be used to target areas with large minority communities. The Buddhist Women’s Special Marriage Bill regulates interfaith marriages between Buddhist women and non-Buddhist men and is discriminatory on many grounds. The Monogamy Bill adopts a restrictive and discriminatory approach to marriage regulation. The Religious Conversion Bill was the subject of a previous communication sent on 19 June 2014, see A/HRC/28/85, case no. MMR 4/2014.
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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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    08 May 2015
    Kuwait
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  • women in law and in practice
Allegations of discriminatory provisions against women contained in Kuwaiti nationality legislation. According to the information received, Kuwaiti women continue to be denied the right to pass their nationality onto their children on an equal basis with Kuwaiti men. The current communication is sent in follow-up to the Government reply received to the previous communication on the same issue dated 14 November 2014, see A/HRC/28/85, case no. KWT 3/2014.
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    08 May 2015
    Brunei Darussalam
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  • women in law and in practice
Follow up letter following the Government’s response to communication BRN 2/2014 which concerned allegations of discriminatory provisions against women in domestic legislation. The Working Group thanks the additional information provided by the Government on gender equality in domestic legal provisions. It requests additional information on the actions taken to incorporate the obligations stemming from the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women in accordance with the accepted recommendation 113.79 it received during the UPR process. The above-mentioned previous communication was sent to the Government on 14 November 2014, see A/HRC/28/85, case no. BRN 2/2014.
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15 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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    28 Apr 2015
    China
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  • women in law and in practice
Follow up letter to the recommendations made by the Working Group in its report on its official visit to China from 12 to 19 December 2013. In this letter, the Working Group requests an update on the implementation of the recommendations it made in its country visit report (A/HRC/26/39/Add.2). In addition, while reaffirming its appreciation for the Government’s cooperation during and after the visit, the Working Group raises questions about measures taken to overcome persistent challenges and barriers, especially regarding the situation of women human rights defenders, the enforceability of existing equality guarantees in national legislation, actions against domestic violence, women’s equal participation in economic and social life, the rights of women in vulnerable situations, as well as actions and measures taken to raise public awareness gender equality and women’s rights.
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25 Jun 2015
    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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    17 Apr 2015
    Ireland
    JAL
  • health
  • women in law and in practice
Allegations regarding the discriminatory effects of certain provisions contained in the Gender Recognition Bill (Number 116 of 2014). According to the information received, after being announced by the Government in September 2014, the Gender Recognition Bill (the Bill) was presented to the upper house of the Oireachtas – the Irish legislature - on 17 December 2014 and on 21 January 2015, and then examined on 5 March 2015 by the lower house. While acknowledging that the Bill is a positive attempt to provide access to legal recognition of gender identity for transgender people, concern is raised at provisions about mandatory medical certification, and disproportionate safeguards applied to children, which discriminate against transgender people and restrict their right to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standards of physical and mental health, as well as their rights to privacy, equality before the law, and education.
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30 Sep 2015
    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
    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
    20 Mar 2015
    Spain
    JAL
  • health
  • women in law and in practice
  • disability
Presuntas restricciones del acceso a un aborto legal y seguro por parte de las menores y mujeres con capacidad legal modificada. Según las informaciones recibidas, la Proposición de Ley Orgánica 122/000195 para reforzar la protección de las menores y mujeres con capacidad modificada judicialmente en la interrupción voluntaria del embarazo, presentada ante la Mesa del Congreso de los Diputados el 18 de febrero de 2014, en caso de ser adoptada, limitaría el acceso al aborto a las menores de 16 y 17 años así como a las mujeres con capacidad modificada judicialmente privándolas de sus derechos de igualdad sexual y salud reproductiva y restringiendo indebidamente su derecho al más alto nivel de salud física y mental.
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    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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    19 Feb 2015
    Togo
    AL
  • women in law and in practice
Allégations de dispositions discriminatoires à l’égard des femmes dans la législation togolaise sur la nationalité. Selon de nouvelles informations reçues, la législation togolaise continue de nier le droit des femmes togolaises à passer leur nationalité à leur mari d’origine étrangère. Bien que le Groupe de Travail apprécie les informations détaillées et fournies par le Gouvernement dans sa réponse à la communication en date du 14 novembre 2014, ref. A/HRC/28/85, TGO 1/2014, le Groupe de Travail sollicite des informations supplémentaires sur la réforme législative en cours visant à abroger cette législation.
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    12 Feb 2015
    Sierra Leone
    AL
  • women in law and in practice
Allegations of discriminatory provisions against women contained in Sierra Leone’s nationality legislation. According to the information received, Sierra Leonean women continue to be denied the right to pass their nationality on to their children born outside of the country. While the Working Group on discrimination against women in law and in practice appreciated the detailed information provided by the Government in reply to communication SLE 2/2014 and welcomed the reforms that the Sierra Leone Citizenship (Amendment) Acts (Acts No. 13 of 1976 and No. 10 of 2006) introduced to the 1973 Act No. 4, the main legislation on citizenship, it would appreciate receiving additional information on what measures are eventually envisaged to redress this situation. It further encouraged the Government to ensure that the revisions of the Constitution expressly provide women with the same nationality rights as men. The initial communication on this subject was sent on 14 November 2014 and the Governments’ reply received on 12 December 2014, see A/HRC/28/85, case no. SLE 2/2014.
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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
    10 Feb 2015
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    AL
  • women in law and in practice
Follow-up letter in response to information submitted by the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland concerning a practice note on Sharia succession rules published by the Law Society. This note was considered to be discriminatory against women, especially Muslim women and/or women from minority communities. In this follow-up communication, the Working Group on discrimination against women in law and in practice welcomed the Law Society’s withdrawal of the practice note from its website. It noted however, that although the Law Society is an independent body, the Government has a due diligence obligation under international human rights law to prevent discrimination against women by private organizations. The initial communication was sent on 11 November 2014, see A/HRC/28/85, case no. GBR 4/2014.
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    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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    31 Dec 2014
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • women in law and in practice
Alleged arrest and detention of two Saudi female human rights activists, in apparent defiance of a ban on women driving in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. According to the information received, Ms. Loujain al-Hathloul and Ms. Maysaa al-Amoudi were arrested and detained for driving their cars into Saudi Arabia on 30 November 2014 and 1 December 2014 respectively. It is alleged that both women were ordered by the authorities to drive their cars onto Saudi territory in the understanding that they would have to make a U-turn and return to the United Arab Emirates. However, as soon as they crossed the border, they found the authorities waiting to arrest them. The women are reportedly being detained in Saudi Arabia and on 25 December 2014, they were referred to a Saudi court established to try terrorism cases, reportedly for comments they made on social media. It is alleged that both women were arrested as part of attempts by the authorities to hamper the legitimate work of human rights defenders and suppress their right to freedom of opinion and expression. Concerns are raised regarding the persistence of policies which discriminate against Saudi women and restrict their equal enjoyment of their rights.
Alleged victims: 2
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29 Jul 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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    01 Dec 2014