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218 communications found
Date, Country,
Type and
ref. no. of
communication
Mandates Summary Replies
received
    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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    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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    29 Jun 2020
    Kosovo
    JAL
  • minority issues
  • internally displaced persons
  • racism
Information received regarding the worrying number of incidents targeting minorities in Kosovo, including physical and verbal assaults, harassment and intimidation, as well as the destruction and misappropriation of property.
Alleged victims: -
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    22 Jun 2020
    Sri Lanka
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the arbitrary and unlawful arrest of Mr. Hejaaz Omer Hizbullah in April 2020.
Alleged victims: 1
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    11 Jun 2020
    United States of America
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • racism
Comments expressing our concern about the statement made by the Attorney-General of the United States, William Barr, on May 31 2020, in regard to the ongoing protests in the United States.
Alleged victims: -
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    11 Jun 2020
    India
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning judicial proceedings against and detention of eleven human rights defenders linked to their participation in protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA).
Alleged victims: 11
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31 Jul 2020
    08 Jun 2020
    United States of America
    JAL
  • African Descent
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disability
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • housing
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • mercenaries
  • minority issues
  • older persons
  • poverty
  • racism
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • torture
Information received concerning several recent killings of people of African descent in apparently State-endorsed operations in the United States
Alleged victims: 3
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    08 Jun 2020
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • internally displaced persons
  • executions
  • indigenous peoples
  • racism
Information received concerning the information regarding the significant number of indigenous internally displaced persons in the central highlands of Papua province, namely the Mimika, Intan Jaya, Puncak, Lanny Jaya and Nduga regencies, due to the escalation of the armed conflict.
Alleged victims: 50001
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01 Jul 2020
    14 May 2020
    Malaysia
    JUA
  • migrants
  • arbitrary Detention
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • racism
  • torture
Information received concerning the arrest of over 300 undocumented migrants in Malaysia under the pretext of COVID-19 testing, and subsequent detention in overcrowded immigration detention centers.
Alleged victims: 500
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26 May 2020
06 Oct 2020
06 Oct 2020
    13 May 2020
    United States of America
    JAL
  • executions
  • African Descent
  • health
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • torture
Information received concerning the situation in prisons and other detention facilities/establishments in the United States of America in light of COVID-19 exposure-related risks
Alleged victims: -
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    06 May 2020
    Bulgaria
    JAL
  • racism
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the implementation of policy measures targeting specifically the Roma minority as part of the Government responses to COVID-19, including the institution of checkpoints at the entrance of Roma neighbourhoods and the implementation of a new police operation aimed at Roma called “Respect”.
Alleged victims: -
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19 Jun 2020
    29 Apr 2020
    China
    JAL
  • African Descent
  • health
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • torture
Information received concerning racial discrimination, xenophobia, forced eviction, and disproportionate targeting of Africans and people of African descent by state and private actors amidst measures and restrictions to contain the COVID-19 pandemic particularly in Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong province in Southern China and the location of the largest population of people of African descent in China.
Alleged victims: -
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25 Jun 2020
    28 Apr 2020
    Other actors
    JAL
  • poverty
  • African Descent
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • housing
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • racism
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • water and sanitation
Information received regarding the continued denial of effective remedies to the victims of the 2010 cholera outbreak in Haiti.
Alleged victims: 829000
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26 Jun 2020
    28 Apr 2020
    Haiti
    JAL
  • poverty
  • African Descent
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • housing
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • racism
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • water and sanitation
Informations reçues concernant le fait que les victimes de l'épidémie de choléra de 2010 en Haïti continuent de se voir refuser des recours efficaces.
Alleged victims: 829000
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    28 Feb 2020
    India
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • education
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • religion or belief
Allegations of excessive use of force, arrests and arbitrary detention of protestors since December 2019, in the context of demonstrations against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA).
Alleged victims: 31
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    11 Feb 2020
    China
    JAL
  • racism
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the Race Discrimination Ordinance (RDO). Of the four anti-discrimination ordinances in Hong Kong, the RDO is the only one of limited scope; unlike the other ordinances, the RDO does not apply to all government functions and powers. We are concerned that these government exemptions to RDO undermine the right to equality before the law, limit the scope of protection, permit discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity and national origin, and impede racial and ethnic minorities’ access to justice.
Alleged victims: 2
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19 May 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
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • racism
Information received concerning large demonstrations which took place in the provinces of Papua and West Papua in Malang, Surabaya, Semarang Fakfak, Manokwari, Timika, Waghete, Jayapura and Wamena, in response to alleged acts of racism against Papuan students.
Alleged victims: 1017
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21 Nov 2019
14 Feb 2020
    22 Oct 2019
    Colombia
    JAL
  • African Descent
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • racism
Información recibida en relación con los asesinatos, desapariciones forzadas y el incremento de riesgos y violaciones a los derechos humanos de los defensores y defensoras que ejercen su labor en Colombia.
Alleged victims: 86
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23 Dec 2019
08 Jan 2020
    10 Oct 2019
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • housing
  • minority issues
  • racism
Information received concerning allegations of persecution, arrest and detention of members belonging to the Roma minority, following inter-communal tensions between Roma and non-Roma residents taking place in Ust’-Abakan (Republic of Khakassia) and in Chemodanovka and Lopatki (Penza Oblast), in 2018 and 2019.
Alleged victims: 1400
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11 Dec 2019
    24 Sep 2019
    North Macedonia
    JAL
  • health
  • minority issues
  • poverty
  • racism
Information received concerning the significant barriers to civil registration, including birth registration linked to obstacles in accessing healthcare, faced by persons belonging to the Roma minority in North Macedonia, which place them at risk of statelessness.
Alleged victims: 900
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30 Dec 2019
    24 Sep 2019
    Latvia
    JOL
  • education
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • minority issues
  • racism
Information received concerning the adoption by the Cabinet of Ministers of the regulation on pre-school education No. 716, which appears to impose restrictions on the use of minority languages in pre-school educational institutions.
Alleged victims: -
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27 Nov 2019
    04 Sep 2019
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • racism
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning an Internet shutdown in West Papua and subsequent acts of harassment and threats against journalist Mr. Victor Mambor and lawyer Ms. Veronica Koman who have been reporting on the shutdown and the protests.
Alleged victims: 2
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12 Sep 2019
    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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    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
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información relativa a la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Uruguay
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • 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
  • hazardous substances
  • 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
  • hazardous substances
  • 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
  • hazardous substances
  • 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
  • hazardous substances
  • 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
  • hazardous substances
  • 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
  • hazardous substances
  • 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
  • hazardous substances
  • 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
  • hazardous substances
  • 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
  • hazardous substances
  • 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
  • hazardous substances
  • 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
  • hazardous substances
  • 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
  • hazardous substances
  • 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
  • hazardous substances
  • 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
  • hazardous substances
  • 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
  • hazardous substances
  • 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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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
  • hazardous substances
  • 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
  • hazardous substances
  • 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
  • hazardous substances
  • 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
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Dominica
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Cuba
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • 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
  • hazardous substances
  • 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
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Chile
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • 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
    Brazil
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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26 Jul 2019
    15 Jul 2019
    Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • 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
  • hazardous substances
  • 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
  • hazardous substances
  • 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
  • hazardous substances
  • 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
  • hazardous substances
  • 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
  • hazardous substances
  • 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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    06 Jun 2019
    Colombia
    JUA
  • African Descent
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • racism
Información recibida sobre un ataque con armas de fuego y granadas, así como amenazas de muerte en contra de líderes afrodescendientes en la región del Norte de Cauca.
Alleged victims: 16
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30 Jul 2019
09 Aug 2019
    06 Jun 2019
    Belgium
    JUA
  • health
  • housing
  • minority issues
  • racism
Informations reçues concernant une une opération de police le 7 mai 2019 visant, entres autres, la minorité des Gens du voyage et qui aurait rendu plusieurs familles démunies et sans-abris.
Alleged victims: 3
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05 Aug 2019
    04 Jun 2019
    Netherlands
    JAL
  • African Descent
  • racism
Information received regarding the forcible removal and continued separation of seven children of African descent from their parents, Mr. Jude Kasangaki and Ms. Anita Mavita, refugees of African descent living in the Netherlands.
Alleged victims: 10
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13 Sep 2019
    27 May 2019
    Switzerland
    JAL
  • African Descent
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant la mort de plusieurs personnes d’ascendance africaine, qui serait due à l’usage excessif de la force par les forces de police.
Alleged victims: 3
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24 Jul 2019
07 Aug 2019
    27 May 2019
    Sri Lanka
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • cultural rights
  • health
  • housing
  • internally displaced persons
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the increasing communal violence targeting the religious minorities in Sri Lanka, and in particular Muslims, as well as the reported acts of violence and intimidation threatening the living and security conditions of refugees and asylum seekers belonging to persecuted minorities.
Alleged victims: -
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29 May 2019
31 Jul 2019
    27 May 2019
    India
    JOL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • religion or belief
Follow-up letter with the regard to the ongoing process of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) update in the State of Assam and its potential adverse effects on the lives of millions of people, most of whom may belong to minorities.
Alleged victims: -
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23 Aug 2019
02 Sep 2019
02 Sep 2019
02 Sep 2019
    17 May 2019
    Canada
    JOL
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • religion or belief
Informations reçues concernant le projet de Loi sur la laïcité de l’État, déposé le 28 mars 2019 à l’Assemblée nationale du Québec.
Alleged victims: -
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30 Jun 2020
    15 May 2019
    Italy
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • international solidarity
  • migrants
  • racism
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received concerning the recent ‘Directive for the unified coordination of surveillance activities of maritime borders and fight against illegal immigration according to article 11 of Legislative Decree n. 286/1998’, alias Ministerial Circular n. 14100/141(8) (hereinafter: Directive) addressed to the Italian Chief-of-Police, the General Command of the Carabinieri Corp, the General Command of Finance Police, the General Command of the Port Authorities, the Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces and the Chief of Defence, by the acting Minister of Interior Matteo Salvini.
Alleged victims: -
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06 Jun 2019
    03 May 2019
    Italy
    JAL
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • racism
Information received concerning hate-motivated violent demonstrations, occurring between 2 and 5 April, which targeted 75 Roma being moved to a temporary reception facility centre in Torre Maura, as well as an increase in hate speech and forced evictions against the Roma minority.
Alleged victims: 75
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28 Jun 2019
28 Jun 2019
    01 May 2019
    Israel
    JAL
  • cultural rights
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • minority issues
  • racism
Information received concerning the charges against and detention of Sheikh Sayah Abu Madhi’m al-Turi, a Bedouin human and land rights defender from al-ʿArāgīb, in Negev/Naqab region. His detention is linked to his advocacy and work on Bedouin land claims in al-ʿArāgīb, and on the currently unrecognized Bedouin village in that region, which has been demolished numerous times since 2010 and whose residents forcibly removed.
Alleged victims: 1
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    25 Apr 2019
    Colombia
    JAL
  • African Descent
  • cultural rights
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
Informacion recibida en relación con la situación de la comunidad de Brisas del Cauca, en Cali, Colombia frente al Plan Jarillón implementado por la Alcaldía Municipal.
Alleged victims: 30002
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21 Oct 2019
    08 Apr 2019
    France
    JAL
  • minority issues
  • racism
Informations reçues concernant concernant des attaques perpétrées entre le 16 mars et le 2 avril 2019, dans plusieurs communes de la région Île-de-France, contre des personnes appartenant à la minorité Rom, suite à la publication et divulgation de fausses rumeurs à travers les réseaux sociaux.
Alleged victims: -
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03 Jul 2019
    02 Apr 2019
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • executions
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • racism
Information received concerning the forced displacements of thousands of indigenous peoples in the Nduga Regency of the Papua and West Papua province due to military operations in the region and the situation of internally displaced persons in various regencies of the Papua province, and that several individuals have died as a result of the security operations or displacement.
Alleged victims: 2000
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04 Apr 2019
    27 Mar 2019
    India
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • Myanmar
  • racism
Information received concerning the current situation faced by refugees and asylum-seekers from Rohingya ethnicity.
Alleged victims: -
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27 May 2019
    22 Mar 2019
    Guatemala
    JAL
  • food
  • housing
  • international solidarity
  • migrants
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • trafficking in persons
Información recibida en relación con la situación de las personas migrantes en caravana, en dirección a México y a los Estados Unidos de América, y en particular con referencia a un incidente violento y xenófobo contra personas migrantes en Tecún Umán, así como la necesidad de que el gobierno tome medidas activas para proteger los derechos humanos de todos los migrantes.
Alleged victims: 15552
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28 May 2019
    20 Mar 2019
    Cameroon
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • racism
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant des allégations d’arrestation et de détention de plus de 150 personnes à la suite de manifestations pacifiques au Cameroun.
Alleged victims: 156
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13 May 2019
20 May 2019
    18 Feb 2019
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • racism
  • torture
Information received concerning the use of a snake by the police in Papua, while interrogating an indigenous Papuan minor.
Alleged victims: 1
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08 Mar 2019
    15 Feb 2019
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • racism
Information received about Mr. Hatim Farajallah, a Palestinian, born and residing in Saudi Arabia, and his father Mr. Majid Farajallah, who are members of the Palestinian minority and find themselves in a stateless-like situation
Alleged victims: 2
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05 Apr 2019
    15 Feb 2019
    Netherlands
    JAL
  • African Descent
  • racism
Response to the Governement reply on NLD 1/2018 regarding the forcible removal and continued separation of seven children of African descent from their parents, Mr. Jude Kasangaki and Ms. Anita Mavita, refugees of African descent living in the Netherlands
Alleged victims: 2
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17 Apr 2019
    15 Feb 2019
    Egypt
    JAL
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • racism
Information received about Mr. Hatim Farajallah, a Palestinian, born and residing in Saudi Arabia, and his father Mr. Majid Farajallah, who are members of the Palestinian minority and find themselves in a stateless-like situation
Alleged victims: 2
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    13 Feb 2019
    India
    JOL
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the adoption, on 8 January 2019, by the Lok Sabha (House of the People) of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016.
Alleged victims: -
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    12 Feb 2019
    Ireland
    JOL
  • migrants
  • racism
  • slavery
  • trafficking in persons
Information received concerning the Atypical Working Scheme (AWS) for Sea fishers, launched in 2016 to respond to allegations of trafficking in persons and severe forms of labour exploitation against migrant fishermen in the country and its alleged shortcomings according to international law standards.
Alleged victims: -
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12 Apr 2019
08 May 2019
    11 Jan 2019
    Somalia
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • minority issues
  • racism
Information received concerning allegations of the ethnically motivated killing of Mr. Ahmed Mukhtar Salah, a member of the Bantu minority
Alleged victims: 1
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    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
    14 Dec 2018
    Rwanda
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • indigenous peoples
  • racism
Information received concerning the killing of one person and injuries of 15 others from a Batwa community in Umurambi village, Nyaruguru district.
Alleged victims: 16
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    13 Dec 2018
    India
    JOL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the impending deadline of 31 December 2018 for the closure of the Claims and Objections period with regards to the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in the State of Assam.
Alleged victims: -
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23 Aug 2019
02 Sep 2019
02 Sep 2019
02 Sep 2019
    07 Dec 2018
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • executions
  • indigenous peoples
  • racism
  • torture
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning allegations of extrajudicial killings through either torture, intentional killing or excessive use of force of five indigenous Papuans by the police and the military in 2017 and 2018 which are alleged to be part of a broader pattern of extrajudicial killings of indigenous Papuans.
Alleged victims: 6
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14 Dec 2018
    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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    12 Nov 2018
    Italy
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • international solidarity
  • migrants
  • racism
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
Information received concerning smear campaigns and the criminalization of migrant rights defenders rescuing migrants, including members of civil society organizations, private individuals and journalists criticizing Italian migration polices, as well as attempts to obstruct their work, allegedly carried out by Italian authorities. Concerns regarding the negative impact on the human rights of migrants based on the proposed law on immigration and security, further criminalising solidarity and leaving many migrants in irregular situations.
Alleged victims: 7
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20 May 2019
    02 Nov 2018
    Romania
    JOL
  • minority issues
  • racism
Information received concerning a number of decisions by the Covasna County Tribunal and the Harghita County Tribunal with regard to the use of Hungarian language on the inscriptions in local administration buildings in areas of significant minority presence.
Alleged victims: -
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    02 Nov 2018
    Israel
    JOL
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
  • racism
Information received concerning the adoption of the new Basic Law: Israel as the Nation-State of the Jewish People by the Israeli Knesset, on 19 July 2018.
Alleged victims: -
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    26 Oct 2018
    Slovakia
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • racism
Information received concerning criminal charges laid against members of the Roma minority of the settlement of Budulovská in Moldava nad Bodvou, which appear to be a direct reprisal due to legal actions filed by them for alleged police misconduct during the raid in the said Roma settlement on 19 June 2013 and mistreatment during their subsequent detention.
Alleged victims: 6
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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
    19 Oct 2018
    Italy
    JAL
  • African Descent
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • racism
Information received concerning the climate of hostility, intolerance, racial hatred and xenophobia in Italy, fuelled by political authorities’ rhetoric against migrants and refugees, people of African descent or origin and Roma communities.
Alleged victims: -
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09 Jul 2019
    12 Oct 2018
    United States of America
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • business
  • disability
  • food
  • health
  • mercenaries
  • migrants
  • racism
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
Information received concerning the increased use of immigration detention and the human rights violations committed at the Stewart Immigration Detention Center and the Irwin County Immigration Detention Center, which are privately run by for-profit prison companies “CoreCivic Inc.” and “LaSalle Southwest Corrections”, respectively.
Alleged victims: 3
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    12 Oct 2018
    Other actors
    JAL
  • mercenaries
  • business
  • food
  • health
  • migrants
  • racism
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
Information received concerning human rights violations committed at the Irwin Immigration Detention Center, including the lack of provision of adequate food and water, lack of adequate health care, racial and religious discrimination, solitary confinement as a form of punishment, which may be amounting to cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment, violations of due process guarantees and violations of the right to maintain a family life.
Alleged victims: 3
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    12 Oct 2018
    Other actors
    JAL
  • mercenaries
  • business
  • food
  • health
  • migrants
  • racism
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
Information received concerning human rights violations committed at the Stewart Immigration Detention Center, including the lack of provision of adequate food and water, the lack of adequate health care, racial and religious discrimination, forced labor, solitary confinement as a form of punishment, which may be amounting to cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment, violations of the right to life, of due process guarantees and of the right to maintain a family life.
Alleged victims: 3
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    02 Oct 2018
    India
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • migrants
  • racism
Information received concerning seven Rohingya men in detention in Assam, shortly to be refouled to Myanmar.
Alleged victims: 207
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27 May 2019
    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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    21 Sep 2018
    Netherlands
    JAL
  • African Descent
  • racism
Information received concerning a case of alleged racial discrimination in the child welfare system, and lack of judicial review, which has led to the unnecessary forced removal and continued separation of seven children from their parents who are refugees of African descent living in the Netherlands.
Alleged victims: 9
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24 Sep 2018
25 Oct 2018
25 Oct 2018
25 Oct 2018
25 Oct 2018
    18 Sep 2018
    Other actors
    JOL
  • migrants
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • human rights defenders
  • international solidarity
  • racism
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Concerns regarding current discussions on the reform of the European migration and asylum system.
Alleged victims: -
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    10 Sep 2018
    Hungary
    JAL
  • education
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • international solidarity
  • migrants
  • racism
Information received concerning the recent adoption of a series of laws that introduce undue restrictions on the rights to freedom of association, peaceful assembly and freedom of expression in Hungary and risk to further fuel the already existing xenophobic and discriminatory public discourse on migration and negative narrative about civil society, in particular when its activities are related to migration issues.
Alleged victims: -
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    17 Aug 2018
    Algeria
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • migrants
  • racism
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant la situation des personnes migrantes dans le sud de l’Algérie.
Alleged victims: -
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11 Oct 2018
    06 Aug 2018
    China
    JOL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the policies and legislation of a two-track passport system, which subjects Tibetans residing in the Tibet Autonomous Region, Qinghai, Sichuan and Yunnan, to an onerous application process, restricting them from travel for religious purposes, and leaving them at risk of police investigations, interrogations, family home searches and arbitrary detention.
Alleged victims: -
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26 Oct 2018
    26 Jul 2018
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
  • racism
Information received concerning the detention of five Scientologist leaders in St. Petersburg
Alleged victims: 5
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04 Oct 2018
    17 Jul 2018
    United States of America
    JAL
  • African Descent
  • racism
Information received concerning alleged racism, racial discrimination, afrophobia, xenophobia, and related intolerance faced by African-Americans who are being described and possibly targeted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) as “Black Identity Extremists” (BIE).
Alleged victims: -
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    11 Jul 2018
    Ukraine
    JAL
  • housing
  • minority issues
  • racism
Information received concerning a series of violent attacks, between April and June 2018, targeting Roma in different parts of Ukraine, in particular Kyiv, Kharkiv, Ternopil and Lviv, and which have been allegedly perpetrated by members of extreme right-wing groups.
Alleged victims: 1
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    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
    04 Jul 2018
    Spain
    JAL
  • African Descent
  • minority issues
  • racism
Información recibida sobre presunto uso excesivo de la fuerza y comentarios discriminatorios basados en la raza y el sexo hacia Afrodescendientes por parte de funcionarios de la policía al verificar las identificaciones de los denunciantes.
Alleged victims: 4
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07 Sep 2018
07 Sep 2018
    04 Jul 2018
    Mexico
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • water and sanitation
  • racism
En este contexto, quisiéramos señalar a la atención urgente del Gobierno de Su Excelencia la información que hemos recibido con relación a las condenas de seis defensores del medio ambiente por el presunto homicidio de un empresario español en 2003, quienes habrían trabajado activamente por y en la defensa del derecho al agua de la comunidad indígena de San Pedro Tlanixco, Estado de México.
Alleged victims: 6
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18 Oct 2018
    26 Jun 2018
    Other actors
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • racism
Information received concerning in relation to allegations of kidnapping and threats against the human rights defenders Mr. Yaku Pérez Guartambel, Mr. Mario Gonzalo, Mr. Fárez Ramón, Mr. Víctor Hernández Siavichay and Mr. Manuel Gayllas, due to their work defending indigenous people rights and the rights to health environmental and to safe water in the context of a China-based mining company activities, Junefiled Mineral Resources Holding Limited.
Alleged victims: 5
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    26 Jun 2018
    Other actors
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • racism
Informacion recivida en relación con las alegaciones de secuestro y de amenazas contra los defensores de derechos humanos; el Sr. Yaku Pérez Guartambel, el Sr. Mario Gonzalo, el Sr. Fárez Ramón, el Sr. Víctor Hernández Siavichay y el Sr. Manuel Gayllas, debido a su trabajo en defensa de los derechos de los pueblos indígenas y el derecho al medioambiente sano en el contexto de las actividades mineras en la región de Cuenca.
Alleged victims: 5
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    26 Jun 2018
    Ecuador
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • racism
  • hazardous substances
Informacion recivida en relación con las alegaciones del secuestro y las amenazas contra los defensores de derechos humanos el Sr. Yaku Pérez Guartambel, Sr. Mario Gonzalo, Sr. Fárez Ramon, Sr. Víctor Hernández Siavichay y Sr. Manuel Gayllas, debido a su trabajo en defensa de los derechos de los pueblos indígenas y el derecho al medioambiente sano en el contexto de las actividades mineras en la región de Cuenca.
Alleged victims: 5
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07 Sep 2018
    26 Jun 2018
    China
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • racism
  • hazardous substances
Information received concerning allegations of kidnapping and threats against the human rights defenders Mr. Yaku Pérez Guartambel, Mr. Mario Gonzalo, Mr. Fárez Ramon, Mr. Víctor Hernández Siavichay and Mr. Manuel Gayllas, due to their work defending indigenous people rights and the rights to health environmental and to safe water in the context of a China-based mining company activities, Junefiled Mineral Resources Holding Limited.
Alleged victims: 5
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15 Aug 2018
    19 Jun 2018
    United States of America
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disability
  • indigenous peoples
  • migrants
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
Information received concerning the implementation of the memorandum for federal prosecutors along the Southwestern border on Zero-Tolerance for Offenses Under 8 U.S.C. § 1325(a) issued by the Attorney General, raising particular concerns over: the increased criminalization of migration; the increased use of immigration detention; the automatic separation of children from their families in violation of the best interests of the child and their rights to liberty and family life; increased and expedited deportations, in possible violation of the non-refoulement principle, infringing migrants’ rights to a due process and lacking proper individual assessment; the stigmatization of migrants as criminals; and the racialized impact of this memorandum on migrants from Latin American countries.
Alleged victims: -
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    11 Jun 2018
    India
    JOL
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the National Register of Citizens (NRC), which was due to be updated by 31 May 2018.
Alleged victims: -
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23 Aug 2019
02 Sep 2019
02 Sep 2019
02 Sep 2019
    23 May 2018
    India
    JAL
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning allegations of a pattern of discrimination and violence against Dalit women and girls across India, and the failure of State authorities to effectively respond to various forms of gender-based violence.
Alleged victims: -
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30 Dec 2019
    16 May 2018
    United States of America
    JOL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • health
  • migrants
  • racism
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Directive 11032.3, eliminating a presumption against immigration detention of pregnant women.
Alleged victims: -
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    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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    23 Apr 2018
    France
    JOL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • torture
  • water and sanitation
  • racism
Informations reçues concernant l’adoption en procédure accélérée du projet de loi n° 714 « pour une immigration maîtrisée et un droit d’asile effectif », qui devrait être examiné par l’assemblée nationale à partir du 16 avril 2018. Certaines mesures incluses dans le projet de loi rendraient l’accès à l’asile et à un recours efficace plus difficile, accroîtraient la durée maximale de rétention, et contiendraient des dispositions de suspension ou de refus des conditions matérielles d’accueil.
Alleged victims: -
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03 Jul 2018
    27 Mar 2018
    Sri Lanka
    JUA
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • religion or belief
Information received in connection with the attacks perpetrated against Muslims by Sinhalese groups between 5 and 8 March 2018 in several locations in Kandy district and the destruction of Muslim owned businesses and houses as well as Muslim places of worship.
Alleged victims: -
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    22 Mar 2018
    Brazil
    JAL
  • executions
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
  • African Descent
  • racism
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • foreign debt
  • poverty
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning the killing of Ms Marielle Franco and her driver.
Alleged victims: 1
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23 Mar 2018
27 Mar 2018
12 Sep 2018
    08 Mar 2018
    Hungary
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • international solidarity
  • migrants
  • racism
Information received concerning the package of draft legislation on organizations supporting migration that has been recently submitted to the Hungarian National Assembly, also known as the ‘Stop Soros Legislative Package’.
Alleged victims: -
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    19 Feb 2018
    Israel
    JAL
  • African Descent
  • arbitrary Detention
  • migrants
  • racism
  • torture
  • Eritrea
  • Sudan
Information received concerning the forcible return of Eritrean and Sudanese nationals.
Alleged victims: 34700
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27 Feb 2018
    16 Feb 2018
    China
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • racism
Information received concerning the prolonged pre-trial detention since 2016, and the trial, on 4 January 2018, of Tashi Wangchuk, a linguistic rights activist and member of the Tibetan minority, following his appearance in an article and documentary in the New York Times published in November 2015 about his advocacy for the right to educationin Tibetan.
Alleged victims: 1
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    13 Feb 2018
    Poland
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • racism
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
In this connection, we would like to bring to your Excellency’s Government’s attention information we have received concerning the recent passage of law that penalizes certain statements about Poland’s role in the Holocaust.
Alleged victims: -
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18 Apr 2018
    06 Feb 2018
    France
    JAL
  • education
  • housing
  • minority issues
  • racism
Informations reçues concernant des expulsions forcées de familles Roms basées à Marseille, sans consultation préalable, sans garantie d’accès à un logement adéquat par la suite et avec des effets négatifs sur la scolarisation des enfants issus de ces familles.
Alleged victims: -
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    24 Jan 2018
    Mauritania
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • racism
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant le projet de loi «relative à l’incrimination de la discrimination».
Alleged victims: -
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09 Apr 2018
    18 Jan 2018
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    JAL
  • African Descent
  • disability
  • executions
  • health
  • racism
Information received concerning an alleged pattern of disproportionate and excessive use of force by State agents, in particular police officers, against people of African descent and people who self-identify as black in the United Kingdom, as a result of discriminatory and/or racist stereotyping, and a lack of effective investigations into these cases leading to impunity.
Alleged victims: 13
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16 Mar 2018
    02 Jan 2018
    Bahamas
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • migrants
  • racism
Information received concerning the crackdown, detention and deportation of irregular migrants, including through police’s excessive use of force.
Alleged victims: 1
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    15 Dec 2017
    Latvia
    OL
  • racism
Information received concerning the draft law “On the Status of Participants of the Second World War (No. 611/ LP12)”, which was passed by the Parliament of the Republic of Latvia in its second reading on 2 November 2017.
Alleged victims: -
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05 Feb 2018
    11 Dec 2017
    Egypt
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • minority issues
  • racism
Information received concerning alleged arrests and detentions of at least 24 Nubian protesters, including Mr. Mohammed Azmy Mohammed Ahmed, Mr. Maysara Abdelaziz Mohammed Ali as well as Mr. Gamal Sorour who died in Shalal Central Security Camp, south of Aswan, on 5 November 2017 due to the denial of appropriate and sufficient medical treatment.
Alleged victims: 1
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14 Feb 2018
20 Feb 2018
08 Mar 2018
    28 Nov 2017
    Slovakia
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • minority issues
  • racism
Information received concerning allegations on legal persecution against members of the Roma minority in the settlement of Budulovská in Moldava nad Bodvou, as a result of their legal action against the alleged police misconduct during the raid in the said settlement on 19 June 2013.
Alleged victims: 4
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13 Dec 2017
19 Jan 2018
    28 Nov 2017
    Libya
    JAL
  • migrants
  • racism
  • slavery
  • violence against women
  • trafficking in persons
  • international solidarity
  • African Descent
  • minority issues
  • sale of children
Information received concerning the enslavement and auctioning of enslaved African migrants in markets in Libya, which increasingly expose them to trafficking and forced labour.
Alleged victims: -
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    28 Nov 2017
    Italy
    JAL
  • migrants
  • racism
  • slavery
  • violence against women
  • trafficking in persons
  • international solidarity
  • African Descent
  • minority issues
  • sale of children
Information received concerning the enslavement and auctioning of enslaved African migrants in markets in Libya, which increasingly expose them to trafficking and forced labour, following the signature of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Italy and the Libyan Government of National Accord in February 2017.
Alleged victims: -
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07 Feb 2018
    10 Nov 2017
    India
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • poverty
  • racism
Information received concerning the alleged judicial harassment of and death threats received by Mr. Rajat Kalsan.
Alleged victims: 1
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    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
    29 Sep 2017
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • African Descent
  • racism
  • executions
  • migrants
Information received concerning the execution of 12 Nigerian nationals who have been executed in Indonesia since 2008, as well as five others who remain on death row under threat of imminent execution.
Alleged victims: 13
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10 Oct 2017
    28 Aug 2017
    Sudan
    JAL
  • education
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • Sudan
Information received concerning alleged acts of racial discrimination, continuous harassment and violence targeting Darfuri students.
Alleged victims: 1
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    22 Aug 2017
    Nigeria
    JUA
  • minority issues
  • racism
Information received concerning rising incidents of hate speech and incitement to violence against Igbos residing in northern Nigeria.
Alleged victims: -
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    19 Aug 2017
    United Arab Emirates
    JUA
  • education
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • migrants
  • racism
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the adverse situation and the violations of human rights of Qatari migrants in the United Arab Emirates, as well as Emirati migrants in the State of Qatar as a result of the United Arab Emirates government’s decision to suspend ties with the State of Qatar, particularly their right to movement and residence, family unity, education, work, freedom of opinion and expression, health and the right to property.
Alleged victims: 12409
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18 Sep 2017
18 Sep 2017
18 Sep 2017
18 Sep 2017
18 Sep 2017
    19 Aug 2017
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
  • education
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • migrants
  • racism
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the adverse situation and the violations of human rights of Qatari migrants in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as well as Saudi Arabian migrants in the State of Qatar as a result of the Saudi Arabian government’s decision to suspend ties with the State of Qatar.
Alleged victims: 12409
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12 Dec 2017
    19 Aug 2017
    Bahrain
    JUA
  • education
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • migrants
  • racism
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the adverse situation and the violations of human rights of Qatari migrants in the Kingdom of Bahrain, as well as Bahraini migrants in the State of Qatar as a result of the Kingdom of Bahrain government’s decision to suspend ties with the State of Qatar, particularly their right to movement and residence, family unity, education, work, freedom of opinion and expression, health and the right to property.
Alleged victims: 12409
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18 Sep 2017
    20 Jun 2017
    Colombia
    JUA
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • African Descent
Información recibida en relación con el asesinato del Sr. Bernardo Cuero Bravo, defensor de derechos humanos y miembro de la junta directiva de la Asociación de Afrocolombianos Desplazados (AFRODES), y de las amenazas de muerte recibidas por algunos miembros de AFRODES, entre ellos la Sra. Erlendy Cuero Bravo, sobrina del fallecido.
Alleged victims: 2
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19 Jul 2017
    15 Jun 2017
    Colombia
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • African Descent
  • minority issues
  • racism
Información recibida en relación con la actuación de diversas agencias de seguridad colombianas en el manejo del paro cívico que se desarrolla actualmente en la ciudad de Buenaventura, Departamento de Valle del Cauca, cuya población es mayoritariamente afrocolombiana, en protesta por la carencia de servicios públicos básicos en dicha ciudad.
Alleged victims: 200
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27 Jun 2017
    17 Feb 2017
    France
    JAL
  • African Descent
  • disability
  • executions
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant à l’usage excessif de la force par la police contre trois personnes d’origine Africaine.
Alleged victims: 3
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18 Apr 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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    31 Jan 2017
    United States of America
    JUA
  • migrants
  • racism
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
Information received concerning the Executive Order of 27 January 2017 which inter alia stops the entire US refugee programme for 120 days, indefinitely bans Syrian refugees, and suspends all nationals from entering the United States of America from seven Muslim-majority countries: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
Alleged victims: -
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20 Apr 2017
    03 Jan 2017
    China
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • racism
Information received concerning the negative and stigmatizing rhetoric towards refugees, migrants and ethnic minorities in Hong Kong; and envisaged regressive changes to the Unified Screening Mechanism including increased detention powers and accelerated removal of rejected claimants by the Hong-Kong SAR Administration.
Alleged victims: -
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13 Mar 2017
    22 Dec 2016
    Algeria
    JUA
  • migrants
  • racism
Informations reçues concernant des allégations relatives à l'expulsion collective et arbitraire de personnes d'origine subsaharienne vers le Niger, en violation du principe de non-refoulement.
Alleged victims: 1400
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24 Jan 2017
    16 Dec 2016
    Myanmar
    JAL
  • education
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • housing
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • religion or belief
  • Myanmar
Information received concerning measures that may amount to systematic discrimination against religious minorities, particularly the Rohingya Muslims, including arbitrary restrictions on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and to manifest one’s religion or belief in worship, obervance, practice and teaching.
Alleged victims: -
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11 Apr 2017
    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 Oct 2016
    United States of America
    JUA
  • African Descent
  • executions
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • racism
  • torture
Information received concerning Mr. Kevin Cooper, who is allegedly awaiting execution in California following judicial proceedings that did not meet international standards of fair trial and due process.
Alleged victims: 1
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13 Dec 2016
    06 Oct 2016
    Hungary
    JAL
  • migrants
  • racism
  • torture
Information received concerning xenophobic and discriminatory public campaigns and discourses, excessive use of force against unarmed migrants and other categories of non-citizens, involving threats and serious harm to their physical and mental integrity, pushbacks and summary returns of migrants and other categories of non-citizens by law enforcement officers at the border to Serbia in violation of the non-refoulement principle, mass expulsions in violation of due process guarantees and poor conditions in reception centres and in transit zones.
Alleged victims: 252
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21 Dec 2016
    02 Aug 2016
    India
    JAL
  • African Descent
  • minority issues
  • racism
Information received concerning alleged racism, racial discrimination, afrophobia, xenophobia and related intolerance faced by people of African descent in India. The situation is described as one of insecurity with no measures taken to address racism against this particular group.
Alleged victims: 60
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    25 May 2016
    Guyana
    JAL
  • racism
  • minority issues
  • African Descent
Alleged failure of the Government to publish the “Detailed Census Analysis” for the 2012 census, which would provide important data disaggregated by ethnicity and other characteristics, about participation and outcomes for minorities in Guyana in different areas of economic and social life. According to the information received, there are reports of discrimination, in particular of Afro-Guyanese regarding the enjoyment of economic, social and cultural rights, including in the fields of employment, housing, healthcare and education. However, without verifiable data, it is difficult for civil society organizations to draw conclusions or to advance these claims or to effectively advocate around these issues. There is also an alleged lack of investigation of allegations of cases and patterns of discrimination affecting ethnic minorities in Guyana, and lack of responsive mechanisms to respond to such cases.
Alleged victims: -
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    11 May 2016
    France
    JAL
  • racism
  • terrorism
  • minority issues
Analyse du projet de loi « renforçant la lutte contre le crime organisé, le terrorisme et leur financement, et améliorant l’efficacité et les garanties de la procédure pénale ». Selon les informations reçues, certaines dispositions de ce projet accordent un large pouvoir discrétionnaire à la police, le qui pourrait faciliter les pratiques de contrôle au faciès at avoir des répercussions violentes et discriminatoires, en particulier pour les minorités. Des inquiétudes sont exprimées concernant l’élargissement des possibilités de contrôle d’identité l’assouplissement des conditions de responsabilité pénale pour les policiers.
Alleged victims: -
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    11 Mar 2016
    Colombia
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • racism
  • executions
  • violence against women
  • minority issues
  • poverty
  • African Descent
Allegations of individual human rights violations as well as specific concerns particularly affecting the Afro-Colombian community in the municipality of. Buenaventura, Valle de Cauca Department, Colombia. According to the information received, despite the increased presence of public security forces in Buenaventura since 2014, criminal organized groups continue to exercise strong social, economic and local control over the lives and activities of its inhabitants, including by implementing invisible frontiers and imposing curfews in some of the neighbourhoods. These groups are said to be responsible for various criminal activities such as extortion, death threats, murder, enforced disappearances, imposition of various types of punishments, sexual violence against women and girls, child recruitment and forced displacement and eviction, aimed at taking control of the territory and the different communities living in the urban area of Buenaventura.
Alleged victims: -
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18 Jan 2017
    04 Mar 2016
    Slovenia
    JUA
  • migrants
  • racism
  • torture
Allegations concerning plans by the Heads of Police Services of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia and Austria to increase policing along the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia’s border with Greece. According to the information received, this may result in mass expulsions and refusal of entry to those in need of international protection thereby violating the principle of non-refoulement. Communications with similar contents were also sent to the Governments of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia and Austria on 4 March 2016, see above and below, case nos. HRV 1/2016, SRB 1/2016, AUT 1/2016 and MKD 1/2016.
Alleged victims: -
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10 Jun 2016
    04 Mar 2016
    Serbia
    JUA
  • migrants
  • racism
  • torture
Allegations concerning plans by the Heads of Police Services of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia and Austria to increase policing along the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia’s border with Greece. According to the information received, this may result in mass expulsions and refusal of entry to those in need of international protection thereby violating the principle of non-refoulement. Communications with similar contents were also sent to the Governments of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Austria, Croatia and Slovenia on 4 March 2016, see above and below, case nos. HRV 1/2016, AUT 1/2016, SVN 1/2016 and MKD 1/2016.
Alleged victims: -
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26 May 2016
    04 Mar 2016
    North Macedonia
    JUA
  • migrants
  • racism
  • torture
Allegations concerning plans by the Heads of Police Services of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia and Austria to increase policing along the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia’s border with Greece. According to the information received, this may result in mass expulsions and refusal of entry to those in need of international protection thereby violating the principle of non-refoulement. Communications with similar contents were also sent to the Governments of Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia and Austria on 4 March 2016, see above, case nos. HRV 1/2016, SRB 1/2016, SVN 1/2016 and AUT 1/2016.
Alleged victims: -
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    04 Mar 2016
    Croatia
    JUA
  • migrants
  • racism
  • torture
Allegations concerning plans by the Heads of Police Services of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia and Austria to increase policing along the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia’s border with Greece. According to the information received, this may result in mass expulsions and refusal of entry to those in need of international protection thereby violating the principle of non-refoulement. Communications with similar contents were also sent to the Governments of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia, Austria and Slovenia on 4 March 2016, see above and below, case nos. AUT 1/2016, SRB 1/2016, SVN 1/2016 and MKD 1/2016.
Alleged victims: -
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02 Aug 2016
    04 Mar 2016
    Austria
    JUA
  • migrants
  • racism
  • torture
Allegations concerning plans by the Heads of Police Services of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia and Austria to increase policing along the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia’s border with Greece. According to the information received, this may result in mass expulsions and refusal of entry to those in need of international protection thereby violating the principle of non-refoulement. Communications with similar contents were also sent to the Governments of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia on 4 March 2016, see below, case nos. HRV 1/2016, SRB 1/2016, SVN 1/2016 and MKD 1/2016.
Alleged victims: -
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05 Jul 2016
    02 Mar 2016
    United States of America
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • racism
  • health
  • hazardous substances
  • minority issues
  • water and sanitation
  • African Descent
Alleged high levels of lead found in water consumed by residents of Flint, Michigan; and allegations that Flint is not an isolated incident but that disproportionate health risks are faced by communities and/or people of lower socio-economic standing due to toxics, pollution and other hazardous substances and wastes in the United States of America. According to the information received, inhabitants of the city of Flint were consuming water contaminated with lead when the state of Michigan changed the source for tap water in April 2014 but failed to apply standards to prevent contamination of the water. Several alerts and studies were dismissed by the authorities until 1 October 2015 when the Governor of Michigan admitted the gravity of the situation and urged residents to stop drinking water from the tap, declaring a state of emergency on 5 January 2016. On 16 January 2016 President Obama declared a Federal state of emergency for Flint in order to speed up distribution of bottled waters and filters. Up to 8,000 children under the age of six are alleged to have been exposed to lead poisoning and will need ongoing medical help with health and behavioural issues.
Alleged victims: -
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25 Apr 2016
07 Nov 2016
    03 Feb 2016
    Colombia
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • racism
  • executions
  • minority issues
  • African Descent
Alleged killings of, and death threats received by, a number of Afro-Colombian human rights defenders and community leaders; alleged persistent structural discrimination faced by Afro-Colombians which affects the enjoyment of their economic, social and cultural rights. According to the information received, there are patterns of human rights concerns arising from business ventures (including environmental damage, displacement of persons, etc.); the negative impact of extractive projects and illegal mining on the livelihood of Afro-Colombians. It is also reported that Afro-Colombians have faced a disproportionate impact of the armed conflict.
Alleged victims: 23
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28 Apr 2016
    29 Oct 2015
    Croatia
    JAL
  • racism
  • religion or belief
  • minority issues
Alleged increasing number of cases of ethnically motivated incidents, including hate speech and intolerance directed against the Serbian minority in Croatia. According to the information received, there has been an increased use of the Ustasha salute and symbols, and other graffiti with pro-Nazi, anti-Serb intent, and documented instances of severe hate speech that incite physical violence, as well as violent physical attacks on individuals and attacks on property, including sites of religious or historical significance, on the basis of Serbian ethnicity. The Croatian authorities have reportedly failed to effectively and systematically condemn such incidents.
Alleged victims: -
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15 Jan 2016
    07 Sep 2015
    Hungary
    JAL
  • migrants
  • racism
  • torture
Allegations concerning the Government of Hungary’s actions aimed at preventing the mobility of asylum seekers and migrants onto and/or within its territory. According the information received, since April 2015, the Government has taken a number of measures aimed at preventing asylum seekers and migrants from either entering or exiting the country. In May, the Government mailed more than eight million questionnaires entitled “national consultation on immigration and terrorism” to its citizens reportedly inciting hatred and actively promoting hostility towards migrants. In early June, the Government reportedly launched a controversial billboard campaign against migration. On 17 June 2015, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade announced the closure of the Hungarian-Serbian border by erecting a four-meter-high fence by the 175-kilometre long border section. In July, Hungary’s parliament passed new legislation tightening asylum rules. On 1 September, the Hungarian police reportedly sealed off a major railway station in Budapest in order to prevent migrants from leaving Hungary. Grave concern is expressed at the above actions taken by the Government as part of a wider pattern of racism, racial discrimination and xenophobia against foreigners, migrants and asylum seekers.
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24 Nov 2015
    07 Jul 2015
    Myanmar
    JUA
  • Myanmar
  • racism
  • minority issues
Allegations of incitement to discrimination and violence against members of the Rohingya community by a prominent member of a political party. According to information received, a politician addressing a rally in Yangon in May 2015, can be seen in a video encouraging the crowd to “kill and bury” all the Rohingyas. The crowd can be heard cheering and repeating his statements. The same politician is also reported to have addressed another meeting in May 2015, where he called upon the public to demand to the authorities to “shoot boat people whenever sighted on the sea and border”. Allegations of acts of discrimination based on race or religion have also been reported against the Rohingyas. It is alleged that this situation contributes to fuelling of inter-communal tensions and violence.
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    17 Jun 2015
    Dominican Republic
    JUA
  • migrants
  • racism
Presuntas expulsiones de extranjeros a Haiti por parte del Gobierno de la República Dominicana con efecto discriminatorio para las personas de origen haitiano. Según la información recibida, el ejército dominicano realiza a diario expulsiones de extranjeros en los puntos fronterizos (obviando) ignorandola obligación de no realizar deportaciones de personas radicadas en el territorio de la República Dominicana que se hayan acogido al Plan de Regularización que finaliza el próximo 16 de junio de 2016.
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    15 May 2015
    Russian Federation
    JUA
  • racism
  • minority issues
Alleged imminent forced eviction of 53 members of a Roma community from their settlement in the city of Irkutsk, Russian Federation. According to the information received, 53 members of a Roma community in Irkutsk, including 34 minors, were facing imminent forced eviction on 15 May 2015. Concern is expressed that the eviction may be the result of discriminatory practices against Roma people in the region, that the impact of the eviction was not been properly assessed and that alternatives to eviction, including strategies for minimizing harm, had not been fully explored.
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15 Jul 2015
    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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    01 May 2015
    South Africa
    JAL
  • migrants
  • racism
  • executions
  • African Descent
Alleged incidents of racial and xenophobic violence, and attacks perpetrated against immigrants, refugees and asylum-seekers in different parts of South Africa. According to the information received, between 6 and 29 April 2015, at least four foreigners and three South African nationals, including a 14-year-old boy, were killed in attacks in Durban, properties were looted and over 1,000 people, including refugees and asylum-seekers, were displaced. The attacks targeted African immigrants, including those from Zimbabwe, Ethiopia and Somalia, and included violence against journalists covering these incidents and police. The unrests started in Isipingo and Chatsworth, where several grocery shops owned by foreign nationals were vandalized, and spread to KwaMakhutha and Umlazi. It is alleged that these attacks have left some 5,300 foreigners homeless in Durban; these persons are being assisted in four sites through municipal and provincial disaster management responses. Also, approximately 1,800 people are estimated displaced in Ekurhuleni Municipality in Gauteng following similar attacks. These attacks on foreigners follow previous ones which took place between May and June 2014, where several incidents of racially motivated violence and attacks carried out against foreigners and migrants occurred, especially in the provinces of KwaZulu Natal and Gauteng.
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    15 Apr 2015
    Italy
    JAL
  • African Descent
  • racism
Allegations concerning a racist statement made by a Member of Parliament in political discourse. According to the information received, on 13 July 2013, Senator Roberto Calderoli, while addressing the Northern League political rally in Treviglio, stated that the Minister of Integration, Ms. Cécile Kyenge, who was born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and has Italian citizenship, would be better off working as a minister “in her country.” He also reportedly said: “I love animals – bears and wolves, as is known – but when I see the pictures of Kyenge I cannot but think of the features of an orang-utan, even if I’m not saying she is one”. On 28 January 2015, the Immunity Board of the Senate completed its examination of the issue of accountability for the opinions expressed by the Mr. Calderoli. It decided that Mr. Calderoli’s words did not have any racist connotation but were pronounced in the exercise of political power. Concern is expressed that Mr. Calderoli’s remarks about Ms. Kyenge have racist connotations and are in contravention with the absolute prohibition of racial and ethnic discrimination as stipulated in international human rights law.
Alleged victims: 1
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16 Jun 2015
16 Jun 2015
    10 Apr 2015
    United States of America
    JAL
  • racism
  • executions
  • torture
  • minority issues
  • African Descent
Alleged torture of African Americans and other minorities at Area 2 and 3 Police Headquarters in the city of Chicago from 1972 through 1991. According to the information received, African Americans and other minorities were subjected to various forms of torture, including with the purpose of obtaining confessions, which in turn resulted in incarcerations and death sentences. Some victims have been released because of evidence proving that Chicago police, under the direction of a former Police Commander, obtained their confessions through torture, while others victims, who were reportedly tortured into their confessions, remain incarcerated. To this date, no Chicago police officer or city official has been convicted for any acts of torture, and the United States’ government has failed to abrogate the legislation that allows for impunity.
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05 Aug 2015
03 Dec 2015
    25 Feb 2015
    Spain
    JAL
  • migrants
  • racism
  • religion or belief
  • minority issues
Alegaciones relativas a las “Recomendaciones en intervenciones con personas de origen árabe” emitidas por la Jefatura Provincial de Andalucía Occidental de la Policía Nacional. Según la información recibida, dicha Jefatura de Policía habría emitido recomendaciones a sus agentes sobre el uso de perfil étnico y racial, fomentando una vigilancia desproporcionada e injustificada hacia un sector de la población. Aunque estas recomendaciones hayan sido posteriormente anuladas, se expresa preocupación por que dichas medidas pudieran fomentar actitudes racistas e islamófobas por parte de agentes públicos y de la población en general.
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04 Aug 2015
    28 Jan 2015
    Netherlands
    JAL
  • racism
  • minority issues
  • cultural rights
  • African Descent
Letter requesting information on the reported placement of the Dutch tradition of Sinterklaas and Black Pete on the National Inventory of Intangible Cultural Heritage. According to the information received, on 15 January 2015, the Dutch Centre for Folk Culture and Intangible Heritage, a Government-funded organization, placed the Dutch traditional Sinterklaas and Black Pete festival on the National Inventory of Intangible Cultural Heritage. Allegedly, concerned communities, who find the tradition of Black Pete to be offensive, as it perpetuates a negative stereotyped representation of African people and people of African descent, were not informed nor consulted about this process. A previous communication on the same subject was sent on 17 January 2013, see A/HRC/23/51, case no. NLD 1/2013.
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30 Mar 2015
    09 Jan 2015
    Dominican Republic
    JAL
  • migrants
  • racism
  • minority issues
  • African Descent
Decisión del Tribunal Constitucional de la República Dominicana que declara inconstitucional el instrumento de acceso a la jurisdicción de la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos y rechaza una sentencia de la Corte Interamericana que fue objeto de una comunicación enviada el 11 de noviembre de 2013. Según la información recibida, el 4 noviembre de 2014, el Tribunal Constitucional de la República Dominicana decidió que el instrumento de reconocimiento de la competencia de la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos era inconstitucional. El 22 octubre de 2014, la Corte Interamericana había declarado que la decisión del Tribunal Constitucional del 23 de septiembre de 2013, que priva a la mayoría de la población de ascendencia haitiana de su derecho a la nacionalidad dominicana, era discriminatoria y ordenó al Estado a adoptar medidas de reparación adecuadas.
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    09 Sep 2014
    United States of America
    JUA
  • racism
  • executions
  • African Descent
Alleged infringement of due process and fair trial guarantees, including racial discrimination. According to the information received, in July 1998, Mr. Earl Ringo, an African-American then aged 24, was arrested for the murder of two people in Columbia, Missouri, and sentenced to death in 1999. It is reported that Mr. Ringo is scheduled to be executed on 10 September 2014. Concerns are raised about the fairness of the proceedings which reportedly did not fully comply with international human rights law and allegations that race may have been a key factor in the imposition of the death penalty against Mr. Ringo. Concern is also raised about alleged discrimination against African-Americans in the imposition of the death penalty in the United States of America.
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    28 Aug 2014
    United States of America
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • racism
  • executions
  • minority issues
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • African Descent
Allegations of the killing of a young African-American man, and of the subsequent excessive use of force and acts of intimidation against demonstrators and journalists in the city of Ferguson, Missouri. According to the information received, a series of largely peaceful protests have recently taken place in the city of Ferguson in response to the police shooting of Mr. Michael Brown, a local African-American teenager, on 9 August 2014. They have reportedly been met with excessive use of force by law enforcement officials, who have shot tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters and bystanders, including journalists. On 13 and 19 August 2014, four journalists were assaulted by police, detained for a short period of time, and released without charges. A related communication was sent on 29 August 2013, see A/HRC/25/74, case no USA 15/2013.
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22 Oct 2014
    08 Aug 2014
    United Republic of Tanzania
    JAL
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • internally displaced persons
  • racism
  • executions
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • housing
Allegations of ongoing attacks against persons with albinism resulting in death or severe maiming, and of lack of adequate protection. According to the information received, persons with the genetic condition of albinism are being targeted in brutal, ritualized attacks for the harvesting of their body parts throughout the territory of the United Republic of Tanzania. It is reported that at least 139 attacks took place throughout Tanzania between 2007 and 2014. Investigations, prosecutions and sentencing concerning cases involving attacks against persons with albinism are extremely rare. It is further reported that when legal proceedings do occur, due process is typically not afforded to the victims, whose testimony is usually not considered, and who are not provided with legal assistance. Furthermore, persons with albinism living in State institutions are subjected to inhumane living conditions and treatment. Children in particular are allegedly subjected to severe mistreatment in the form of physical abuse and sexual violence. Similar concerns were raised in an earlier communication sent on 18 March 2013, see A/HRC/24/21, case no. TZA 1/2013.
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    08 Jul 2014
    Republic of Moldova
    JAL
  • migrants
  • racism
Allegations of disproportionate punishment of four Israeli medical students based on their nationality, and subsequent biased public statements against foreign students made by a high-ranking official of the Bureau on Migration and Asylum. According to the information received, on 3 May 2014, a group of allegedly drunk Moldovans provoked four Israeli nationals residing in Moldova as students - Messrs. Matani Muhammad, Abu Ahmad Jihad, Dallashi Abd Alkader and Dallasheh Hamzeh - with ethnically tainted statements outside of a restaurant in Chisinau. The provocation led to a fight, following which the Israelis’ were each given a 400 MDL fine (approximately 29 USD), expulsion orders and a five-year residence ban for constituting threats to the State, thereby effectively terminating their medical studies. Additionally, on 30 May 2014, following another fight in a nightclub between foreign students and Moldovans, a high-ranking official of the Bureau on Migration and Asylum reportedly made public statements biased against foreign students.
Alleged victims: 4
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15 Sep 2014
    06 May 2014
    United States of America
    JAL
  • racism
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Alleged prosecution and conviction of a domestic violence survivor, after she fired a warning shot into the ceiling, during an altercation with her abuser. According to the information received, Ms. Marissa Alexander, an African-American woman from Florida, was arrested on 1 August 2010, after shooting upward into the ceiling during an altercation with her abusive husband. Ms. Alexander reportedly had earlier obtained a court issued “Injunction for Protection” against her husband. It is reported that no one was injured from the shot fired by Ms. Alexander. She was nonetheless, charged with three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon with no intent to harm. Subsequent to her sentencing, Ms. Alexander filed for appeal, and her retrial is scheduled for July 28, 2014. The State Attorney allegedly continues the prosecution of Ms. Alexander, and is now seeking 3 consecutive 20-year sentences.
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18 Jul 2014
    17 Apr 2014
    Kenya
    JAL
  • migrants
  • racism
  • terrorism
Allegations of mass detention of foreigners following Kenya’s policy against terrorism. According to the information received, after recent unidentified terrorist bombings in several places in Kenya, the Government has launched a security operation called operation “Rudisha Usalama”. This security operation resulted in police raids whereby reportedly up to 2000 people were arrested, with several hundreds being transferred to and detained in the Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi and other police stations. It is alleged that these arrests targeted Somali migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers, among them women and children, living in Nairobi.
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    10 Mar 2014
    Spain
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • racism
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Alegaciones de ataque violento contra la sede de la organización SOS Racismo Madrid. Según la información recibida, en la madrugada del 21 de febrero de 2014 un grupo de individuos violentos sin identificar habría lanzado una bengala al interior de las oficinas de SOS Racismo Madrid y colgado pancartas al exterior del edificio acusando a la ONG de ser “anti-española”. La acción habría sido presuntamente apoyada por el partido sin representación parlamentaria Democracia Nacional. Los autores de la agresión aún no habrían sido identificados.
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08 Jul 2014
    21 Feb 2014
    Estonia
    AL
  • racism
Allegations of glorification of Nazism during the funeral of a former Waffen SS. According to the information received, Mr. X, a former Waffen SS who fought with the Nazi regime during the Second World War, was buried in January 2014 in a solemn military funeral. It is reported that Estonian officers in uniform followed the coffin and carried Mr. X’s orders and decoration, including his Iron Crosses with Nazi swastika. It is alleged that Mr. X was appointed to the grade of retired captain of the Estonian Defence Forces after independence in 1991 as a necessary precondition for granting him an officer’s award and pension. In addition, he reportedly received several insignia from the Estonian Defence Forces and civil associations which were related to his “achievements” during the Second World War when he joined the Waffen SS.
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22 Apr 2014
    20 Feb 2014
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • migrants
  • racism
Alleged incidents of racial and xenophobic violence and attacks against foreigners and migrants. According to the information received, these attacks took place after an alleged murder committed by a migrant from the North Caucasus on the night of 9-10 October 2013 in Moscow’s Biryulyovo district. After this event, several incidents of alleged racially motivated violence and attacks against foreigners and migrants occurred in different locations across Russia. On 13 October 2013, thousands of people marched through the Biryulyovo district in Moscow at night, demanding that the police find the alleged killer. Clashes ensued when riot police confronted protesters and were pelted with bottles, sticks and rocks. Subsequently, on 4 November 2013, a demonstration called “Russian March” was accompanied by violent attacks against ethnic minorities and foreigners working in Moscow. Nationalist rallies were also held in other Russian cities, including St Petersburg, Kazan and Irkutsk, and included attacks on trains and against religious minorities.
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    11 Nov 2013
    Dominican Republic
    JUA
  • migrants
  • racism
  • minority issues
Presunta privación y despojo de la nacionalidad dominicana a potencialmente cientos de miles de personas nacidas en República Dominicana, con efecto discriminatorio para las personas de origen haitiano en la República Dominicana. Según la información recibida, el 23 de septiembre de 2013, el Tribunal Constitucional de República Dominicana dictó una sentencia (TC/0168) que modificó retroactivamente la normativa vigente sobre la nacionalidad en el país desde 1929 hasta 2010, la cual podría despojar de la nacionalidad dominicana a cientos de miles de personas nacidas en República Dominicana. El caso actual se refiere a Juliana Deguis Pierre, nacida en República Dominicana en 1984 de padres haitianos, y registrada como dominicana al nacer. En 2008, la Junta Central Electoral retiró su certificado de nacimiento cuando acudió a solicitar su cédula de identidad, basándose en que sus apellidos eran “haitianos”. El Tribunal Constitucional Dominicano rechazó el recurso de amparo de Juliana Deguis, afirmando que sus padres eran considerados “extranjeros en tránsito”.
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    29 Aug 2013
    United States of America
    JAL
  • racism
  • African Descent
Allegations concerning possible undue delay of the ongoing review of the death of Trayvon Martin and possible discriminatory impact on African Americans of national laws. According to the information received, the US Department of Justice’s Criminal Section of the Civil Rights Division, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida and the Federal Bureau of Investigation continue to evaluate the evidence generated during the federal investigation, as well as the evidence and testimony from the state trial concerning the case involving the death of Trayvon Martin in February 2012. The above Special Procedures mandates appeal to the US Government to finalize without undue delay the on-going review, along with the delivery of justice and appropriate reparations. They appeal to the US Government to examine those laws that could have discriminatory impact on African Americans and to ensure that such laws are brought into full compliance with the country’s international legal obligations and relevant international standards.
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    23 Aug 2013
    Ukraine
    JAL
  • racism
  • minority issues
Alleged violation of the rights of persons belonging to a Roma community, including their right to adequate housing. According to the information received, on 14 August, at 12 p.m., Roma people living at Granite street, Uzhgorod, Transcarpathia region, informed local Roma NGOs about a visit to their community by representatives of prosecutors, police and journalists headed by the Mayor of the city. The Roma community stated that they were being given notice that they must move out of their homes. They were reportedly informed that the reason for their eviction was the illegal construction of the Roma homes on the land. It is reported that 22 houses, inhabited by 147 people (19 families), including 80 children, are under immediate threat of demolition. The police allegedly went into individual Roma houses and asked for registrations, acting in a “rough” manner towards the Roma. According to the Head of one Roma NGO in Thalmann, the Mayor of the city gave Roma residents only 24 hours to “evacuate” their homes.
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12 Nov 2013
    22 Aug 2013
    Switzerland
    JAL
  • migrants
  • racism
Alleged rules prohibiting asylum seekers from using public spaces. According to the information received, an agreement between the migration ministry and the municipality of Bremgarten, close to Zurich, allows local officials to issue rules limiting or prohibiting asylum seekers’ use of swimming pools, other public sports facilities, and schools. Reportedly, the rules are intended to secure an “ordered” and “conflict-free” relationship between asylum seekers and locals, and aim to avoid “friction and resentment”. It is further alleged that similar rules may be adopted in Alpnach, also hosting an asylum seeker reception centre.
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29 Oct 2013
29 Oct 2013
29 Oct 2013
29 Oct 2013
    09 Aug 2013
    Slovakia
    JAL
  • racism
  • minority issues
Allegations concerning police violence and harassment against the residents of a Roma settlement at the outskirts of Moldava nad Bodvou, in eastern Slovakia. According to the information received, in the night of 15 to 16 June 2013 two policemen from the Slovak Republic Police reportedly violently and arbitrarily arrested a 17-year-old male resident of the above mentioned Roma settlement triggering a strong reaction among the residents, some of whom threw stones at the police car which lead to another arrest of a man with severe intellectual disabilities. On 19 June 2013, 60 policemen, of whom 15 were masked, entered the settlement for a purported search operation which was reported to be a planned retaliatory police raid following the incident of 15-16 June. Allegedly, in the course of the raid, police beat several men, women and children with truncheons. At least 30 people were reportedly injured. Police allegedly systematically destroyed the property of the inhabitants. It is further alleged that those who had been injured did not receive medical care by local health services.
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08 Oct 2013
    22 Jul 2013
    Czech Republic
    JAL
  • racism
  • minority issues
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Alleged repeated attacks targeting Roma communities in the cities of Ceske Budejovice and Duchcov by far-right groups. According to the information received, on 29 May and 22 June 2013, far-right groups gathered in the city of Duchcov and headed for the Roma community. Police had allegedly to intervene to prevent any violent attack. On 29 June and 6 July 2013, far right groups congregated in the city of Ceske Budejovice and on both occasions attempted allegedly to disrupt and attack Roma gathered in the Máj housing estate. Police action was once again needed. There were further reports that far-right organisations had called for country-wide mass demonstrations against Roma on 24 August 2013.
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22 Sep 2013
    12 Jul 2013
    Libya
    JAL
  • migrants
  • racism
  • torture
  • health
Alleged mistreatment of foreign nationals, mainly from sub-Saharan Africa, present in Libya. According to the information received, Government officials, militias and, in some cases, ordinary citizens motivated by xenophobia and misguided fears about diseases, detained foreign nationals on an almost daily basis, in holding centers. The conditions in most of these holding centres fell short of international standards, and at times amounted to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment. It is further reported that migrants were being forcibly tested for diseases and then deported, and were otherwise particularly vulnerable to abuse and exploitation.
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    05 Jul 2013
    North Macedonia
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • racism
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Allegations of on-going harassment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) rights defenders. According to the information received, on 22 June 2013, a group of masked individuals attacked a centre in support of LGBTI persons. On 5 July 2013, unidentified individuals climbed on the roof of the abovementioned LGBTI support centre and set the premises on fire, burning two square meters of the wooden roof construction. This attack reportedly occurred one day after ambassadors and representatives from the European Union, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the United States of America, Sweden and the Netherlands visited the centre to discuss the previous attack of 22 June 2013.
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    02 May 2013
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    JAL
  • racism
  • minority issues
New amendment to introduce an anti-caste legislation in the UK. According to information received, on 4 March 2013, the House of Lords of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland voted in favour of amendment number 37 to the House of Lord Bill 95 which called for caste to be recognized among other forms of discrimination in the Equality Act, 2010. On 23 April 2013, the House of Commons voted in favour. It is reported that caste-based discrimination exists in the United Kingdom and specifically within the Indian community and there is no official data on the Dalit population in the UK who constitute the main victims of caste based discrimination in the country. Reportedly the introduction of the amendment would be instrumental in addressing the existing legal protection gap for victims of caste-based discrimination and harassment.
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    25 Mar 2013
    Latvia
    AL
  • racism
Allegation that a draft law commemorating persons who fought along with the German Nazi Army was proposed to the Latvian Parliament on 22 November 2012. According to the information received, the draft law grants a number of benefits via the establishment of the “Status of a Person Conscripted during the Second World War” to Latvian veterans who fought from 5 August 1940 to 8 May 1945, voluntarily or not, whether for the German Nazi Army or the Soviet Army. Non-citizens veterans who fought during the same period, the majority of which allegedly belong to the Russian speaking minority in Latvia, are excluded from such preferential status. Allegedly also a public demonstration was organized on 16 March 2013 in Riga to celebrate the Latvian veterans who fought with the Nazi armed forces during World War II (WWII).
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    18 Mar 2013
    Czech Republic
    JAL
  • racism
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • health
  • minority issues
  • women in law and in practice
Possible establishment of a compensation mechanism for victims of non-consensual sterilizations in the Czech Republic. According to the information received, on 9 September 2004, the first in a series of complaints was filed to the Public Defender of Rights (“Ombudsman”) of the Czech Republic by a group of Romani women with allegations of non-consensual sterilization. These led first to a comprehensive report on the issue by the Ombudsman in 2005, and then in 2009 to an official expression of regret by the Government. On 17 February 2012, the Government Council for Human Rights recommended payment of compensation to all women victims of sterilization procedures carried out not in conformity with the legislation. The Government is yet to favorably consider the Council’s recommendations.
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24 May 2013
    17 Jan 2013
    Netherlands
    JAL
  • racism
  • minority issues
  • cultural rights
  • African Descent
Allegation that the Dutch celebration of Black Pete, also known as “Swarte Piet”, which, each year, is part of the Saint Nicholas Event (5 December), and precedes and accompanies the celebration of Santa Claus, perpetuates a stereotyped image of African people and people of African descent. According to the information received, proposals have been made to declare the Dutch Cultural Historical Tradition “Santa Claus and Black Pete” as Immaterial Cultural Heritage, and the Dutch authorities have selected the annual Saint Nicolas Event (December 5) as one of the intangible heritages to be submitted for inclusion in the UNESCO list.
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10 Jul 2013
    11 Dec 2012
    Thailand
    JAL
  • migrants
  • racism
Alleged negative consequences of the upcoming deadline of the nationality verification process on migrant workers from Myanmar. According to the information received, the Nationality Verification process for workers from Myanmar has to be completed by 14 December 2012. It is reported that after the deadline, regularisation of irregular workers in Thailand will no longer be possible, and all five Myanmar temporary Nationality Verification centres should be closed and no longer issue passports or visas. Furthermore, it is reported that only legal import of workers from Myanmar under the Memoranda of Understanding process will be permitted, and Thai law enforcement authorities will implement a crackdown to remove irregular workers from Myanmar. The nationality verification process has been the subject of previous communications (see A/HRC/18/51, case no THA 10/2009, THA 1/2010, and 8 THA 6/2010.
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20 Feb 2013
    09 Nov 2012
    France
    JAL
  • racism
  • minority issues
Allégations d’une expulsion par des habitants du quartier Nord de la ville de Marseille de familles Roms. Selon les informations reçues, le 27 septembre 2012 une cinquantaine d’habitants de la cité des Créneaux dans les quartiers Nord de Marseille se seraient rassemblés pour procéder à l’expulsion de familles Roms, y compris des enfants, installées sur un terrain vague. Contraints à la fuite sous la menace et les insultes des habitants et des riverains, les familles Roms ont dû quitter le campement avec caravanes et véhicules, laissant derrière eux des effets personnels que les habitants du quartier auraient brûlés avec le reste du campement. La passivité et l’inaction des pouvoirs publics et de la police avant et après l’incident ont été rapportées. Selon les informations reçues la police aurait constaté les faits sans pour autant relever d’infraction et n’y procéder à aucune interpellation. Cet incident ferait suite à des faits récurrents d’agression ou d’opposition entre les riverains et les occupants des campements Roms.
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09 Jan 2013
    22 Oct 2012
    Myanmar
    JAL
  • Myanmar
  • racism
  • religion or belief
  • minority issues
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Alleged discriminatory restrictions and systematic violations of the right to freedom of religion or belief of Chin Christians in Myanmar. According to the information received, Chin Christians face many difficulties in getting permission to renovate or construct a church or to erect a Christian cross. Reportedly, they had to resort to using “house” churches but more than 100 churches, including “house” churches were allegedly closed down by the authorities in 2010. Furthermore, Chin Christians must also get permission for religious gathering; even when permission is obtained, gathering is often disbanded by the army. Between 1992 and 2009, 15 separate incidents of monasteries and pagodas were allegedly built using forced labour of the Chin Christians and on land forcibly confiscated from them. It was further alleged that the Chin Christians faced immense pressure to convert during food security crisis in order to obtain humanitarian aid. Many Chin Christian students face induced and coerced conversions at Na Ta La schools or are subjected to harsh punishment, hard labour and de facto military conscription.
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    21 Aug 2012
    Greece
    JAL
  • migrants
  • racism
  • health
Allegation of a worrying pattern of racism, racial discrimination, and xenophobia against foreigners, migrants, asylum seekers and refugees. According to the information received, this pattern is illustrated by an increase in xenophobic and racist attacks, the entry for the first time into Parliament of the far right wing political party Golden Dawn, and the implementation of policy measures targeting migrants and asylum seekers in the area of health, including their mandatory medical testing and administrative detention based on health status. Allegedly, several incidents of racially motivated violence and attacks against foreigners, migrants, and asylum seekers occurred in different places across Greece. Allegedly, the surge in these xenophobic attacks is linked to the rise of the Golden Dawn far right political party. Reportedly, an amendment to the Presidential Decree 114/2010 on the establishment of a single procedure for granting refugee status or subsidiary protection to aliens or to stateless persons was adopted in April 2012, providing for detention of migrants and asylum seekers based on their health status.
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19 Oct 2012
    21 Aug 2012
    France
    JUA
  • migrants
  • racism
  • housing
  • minority issues
Allégation de l’évacuation et l’expulsion de Roms de la France. Selon les informations reçues, le 9 Aout 2012 deux campements de Roms ont été démantelés dans le village de Hellemmes, près de Lilles, et dans le campement Villeneuve D’ascq. Selon les informations reçues, plus de 200 personnes ont été évacuées. Ces expulsions ont été suivies par une série de contrôles policiers à Lyon, en Vaulx-en Velin et Villeurbanne, and dans le 19e arrondissement de Paris. La plupart des personnes expulsées étaient des Roms originaires de Roumanie. Selon les informations reçues, les personnes reconduites de "manière volontaire" ont accepté 300 Euros pour rentrer en Romanie.
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22 Oct 2012
    21 Aug 2012
    Bangladesh
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • racism
  • food
  • health
  • water and sanitation
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Alleged negative human rights impacts stemming from the order to ban three humanitarian aid organizations from supporting unregistered Rohingya asylum-seekers, refugees and migrants in and around unofficial camps in the Cox’s Bazar district in south-eastern Bangladesh. According to information received, Médecins Sans Frontières, Action Contre la Faim and Muslim Aid UK received letters on 2 August 2012 from the NGO Affairs Bureau attached to the Office of the Prime Minister, asking them to cease their operations in the Cox’s Bazar district (except in the two official camps, housing some 30,000 Rohingya, run by the Government and supported by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and other partners). It is alleged that the cessation of the aid organizations activities will not only seriously infringe on the human rights of the unregistered Rohingya asylum-seekers, refugees and migrants, but also have a significant impact on the large number of local people in the area who regularly access the services provided by the non-governmental organizations.
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23 Aug 2012
    05 Jul 2012
    Italy
    JUA
  • racism
  • housing
  • minority issues
Alleged imminent forced eviction of approximately 350 Roma people from the Tor de’ Cenci camp in Rome. According to information received, over 350 people of Roma ethnicity are facing eviction from the Tor de’ Cenci camp in Rome, where they have been living for up to 16 years. The camp was opened by local authorities in 1995 in an area offering adequate services to residents. Authorities planned to complete the eviction by 10 July 2012 and to resettle the Roma families in a new camp called La Barbuta, located in an isolated area next to Ciampino airport. Reportedly local authorities plan to use the camp exclusively to house Roma families currently living in different camps in Rome. Consultations with the Roma residents were reportedly inadequate and no alternative options to relocation to La Barbuta camp were ever discussed. Furthermore, La Barbuta camp was built in 2011 using special powers granted under the so-called “Nomad Emergency”, which was ruled unlawful by the Council of State in November 2011.
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    22 Jun 2012
    Israel
    JAL
  • migrants
  • racism
Allegation of incidents of racially motivated violence and attacks against migrants of African origin, and inflammatory and xenophobic statements made in this context against migrants by senior Israeli State officials. According to information received several demonstrations against African migrants, including Sudanese, were held across Israel. During the demonstrations several migrants of African origin were attacked and abused. Cases of serious assaults against sub-Saharan Africans, including firebombs thrown into residences and a nursery, the beating of a hotel employee, fire set to an apartment where Eritrean and Ethiopian migrants were living, as well as the use of clubs and pepper spray in some of the attacks, were reported. Information received also indicates that high ranking Israeli State officials, including the Prime Minister, the Minister of Interior and Members of Knesset have made statements against migrants and characterized African migrants as “cancer”, “garbage”, “plague”, “rapists”, and “illegal infiltrators” who represent a threat to Israel’s national identity and are responsible for rising crime rates.
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    08 Jun 2012
    Sudan
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • racism
  • torture
  • health
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Allegation of arbitrary detention and ill-treatment of human rights defender. According to the information received, Mr. Bushra Gamar Hussein has been detained without charge or trial in Khartoum North since 26 June 2011, when he was arrested by National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS). His health has deteriorated and he suffers from multiple health complications, allegedly due to physical and mental abuse suffered while in detention. Reportedly, Mr. Hussein was placed in incommunicado detention in 2011 and he was severely beaten until he went into a coma. He was allegedly forced to stand for long hours during interrogation by NISS officers and he has a prolapsed disc from lying on a hard floor. He was reportedly called a slave and received a death threat due to his Nuba ethnic origin. He allegedly has not had access to a lawyer and his family has allegedly been prevented from visiting him since 5 March 2012.
Alleged victims: 1
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26 Jun 2012
03 Jul 2012
    08 Jun 2012
    Greece
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • racism
Alleged physical and verbal attacks and threats against human rights defender and human rights lawyer, and the alleged failure to bring those responsible to justice. According to the information received, on 16 December 2011, Messrs. Panayote Dimitras and Thanassis Tartis were subjected to a physical attack as well as verbal abuse and threats at a court hearing regarding alleged racist remarks made by coastguardsmen in March 2011. It is reported that hundreds of messages were subsequently posted on the Internet in praise of the attack, and further threats were also allegedly posted. It is communicated that no sanctions have been imposed on the perpetrators of these acts. Mr. Dimitras is the Spokesperson of the Greek Helsinki Monitor (GHM) and a member of the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) General Assembly. Mr. Tartis is a lawyer who acts as legal counsel for GHM. Mr. Dimitras was the subject of a previous communication (see A/HRC/10/12/Add.1, para 1012).
Alleged victims: 2
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10 Oct 2012
    01 Jun 2012
    Serbia
    JUA
  • racism
  • housing
  • minority issues
Alleged forced eviction of approximately 1,000 Roma residents (240 families) from the Belvil settlement in Belgrade. According to the information received, on 26 April 2012, approximately 1,000 people, mainly Roma (240 families) were evicted from the informal Belvil settlement in Belgrade. The evicted persons were relocated on the same day to four relocation settlements in Belgrade and to six municipalities outside Belgrade. Allegedly consultations with and information provided to the affected community prior to the eviction were inadequate, prior notice was not adequately given, and housing solutions offered to the evictees did not conform to international standards. While it would seem that those housing solutions are temporary, reportedly no information had been given to the affected community regarding durable alternative housing/resettlement solutions. The potential eviction of the above mentioned community was the subject of a previous communication sent on 3 May 2010 (see A/HRC/16/42/Add.1, para 60).
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12 Jul 2012
    03 May 2012
    Romania
    JUA
  • racism
  • housing
  • minority issues
Alleged imminent forced evictions of approximately 300 Roma families from the settlements of Craica, Garii and Piritia in Baia Mare. According to the information received, around two thousand Roma residents of the settlements Craica, Garii and Pirita, in Baia Mare are to be forcefully evicted from their homes. Allegedly, the Baia Mare authorities have offered to relocate the affected communities to a former office building of an industrial factory. It is reported that families who have refused to relocate to this site, have not been offered an alternative relocation solution. The housing situation of Roma communities in Baia Mare was the subject of an earlier communication (see A/HRC/19/44, case no ROU 1/2011).
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    24 Apr 2012
    United States of America
    JAL
  • migrants
  • racism
  • minority issues
Allegation that the Alabama Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act discriminates against migrants. According to the information received, the act targets immigrants and people perceived to be immigrants, including persons of Hispanic origin, and has led to harassment, intimidation, and punitive sanctions in the state of Alabama. The act reportedly prohibits irregular immigrants from entering into “business transactions” with the state, requires schools to verify the immigration status of their students, provides for prolonged detention without bail for anyone who is suspected of being “unauthorized”, and provides that Alabama courts are not to enforce contracts in which one of the parties is known to be undocumented. This act was the subject of an earlier communication (see A/HRC/19/44, USA 17/2011).
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17 May 2013
    16 Apr 2012
    United States of America
    JAL
  • racism
  • minority issues
Alleged difficulties and obstacles to full voter participation and voting rights particularly for those belonging to minority groups. According to the information received, since 2011, several U.S. States have enacted a broad array of voting restrictions and allegedly discriminatory laws, or have otherwise impeded democratic political participation. These various restrictive measures fall into three general categories, each of which operates at a different point in the voting process: first, at the voter registration stage; second, at the early voting stage; and third, on Election Day itself. These measures and other efforts reportedly have discouraging or impeding impacts on political participation particularly by persons belonging to minority groups, particularly African-Americans and Latinos. Specifically, in 2011, 14 states passed 25 laws that together allegedly block more than 5,000,000 citizens access from voting. Since 2008 the ability to vote of persons belonging to such minority groups has allegedly been impeded through state legislative initiatives, state constitutional amendments, and executive orders that result in barriers to voting.
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    09 Mar 2012
    Nigeria
    JAL
  • racism
  • religion or belief
  • executions
  • terrorism
Alleged religion and ethnicity based violence by Boko Haram in northern Nigeria. According to the information received, Boko Haram had engaged in a series of attacks and bombings targeted on churches, Christians and the security forces since Christmas Day 2011. Boko Haram also allegedly imposed on the Christians and southerners a three-day deadline to leave the north on 1 January 2012. After the deadline, Boko Haram continued to launch attacks and showed a total disregard for human life in different parts of northern Nigeria. At least 185 people died in an attack in Kano on 20 January 2012. The latest attack on 26 February 2012, at Jos headquarters of the Church of Christ in Nigeria denomination (COCIN) reportedly killed three people and injured 37.
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25 May 2012
    14 Feb 2012
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • migrants
  • racism
  • religion or belief
  • torture
  • violence against women
Alleged arrest and detention of Ethiopian Christians linked to their exercise of freedom of religion. According to the information received, on 15 December 2011, a group of 35 Ethiopian Christians was arrested in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia while travelling to their place of worship. Twenty nine women have been held in Amber 2 section of Briman Prison and the six men were held in section 10 of Briman Prison. Their arrest and detention is reportedly linked to their exercise of freedom of religion; they have been informally charged with “illicit mingling with the opposite sex”. The detainees face imminent deportation and had not had access to consular assistance. Further allegations were received on ill-treatment in detention and violence against female detainees.
Alleged victims: 35
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    26 Dec 2011
    Italy
    JAL
  • migrants
  • racism
Alleged killing of two Senegalese migrants in Florence by an Italian citizen in the context of a general pattern of racism, xenophobia and intolerance against migrants in Italy. According to information received, a 50-year old man opened fire and killed two vendors from Senegal and critically wounded three others in central Florence (in Piazza Dalmazia and San Lorenzo market) on 13 December 2011. Information received indicated that the killing could be considered a result of an increasing climate of intolerance against certain migrant communities that had increased over the years. Allegedly, Senegalese street vendors had often been the victims of racial abuse and attacks and accused of "stealing" jobs from Italians
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21 Feb 2012
    19 Aug 2011
    Romania
    JAL
  • racism
  • housing
  • minority issues
Alleged building of a wall surrounding apartment building populated mainly by Roma residents, and additional discriminatory treatment in regard to the right to housing. According to the information received, on 28 June 2011, the mayor of Baia Mare city announced the decision to build a 3 meters high and 100 meters long wall, surrounding the apartment building on 46H Horea Street in Baia Mare. Reportedly, most of the residents in the building are Roma people. Furthermore, the Baia Mare Local Council reportedly decided to acquire 10 hectars of land for the purpose of constructing social housing (1000 housing units) and resettle “marginalized communities”. The areas targeted for relocation and resettlement are reportedly mainly inhabited by Roma, and the social housing is to be built in the outskirts of the city and next to the sewage treatment plant.
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    18 Aug 2011
    Italy
    JAL
  • racism
  • housing
Alleged forced evictions of Roma families in Rome. According to the information received, on 22 April 2011, around 166 Roma living in the Via Del Cluniacensi camp in Rome were forcefully evicted. Two days after the evictions, local authorities reportedly provided temporary alternative accommodation for the evicted communities for two to three months. On 9 and 10 May around 247 persons were allegedly evicted by national and municipal police forces from two Roma camps (via Candoni and via Salaria). Reportedly, on 17 May the police conducted additional evictions in Via Candoni, of families who had returned to the camp and built new shacks following the first eviction on 9 May. Allegedly, the evictions were implemented without prior notification or consultation with the affected communities, and provisional alternative accommodation was offered only to women and children.
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    18 Jul 2011
    Bulgaria
    JUA
  • racism
  • housing
  • minority issues
Alleged threat of forced eviction against Roma community. According to the information received, in 2006 the Sofia Municipality, Vuzrajdane sub-district, issued eviction orders against the Dobri Jeliazkov Roma community, based on article 65 of the Municipal Property Act. Allegedly, the orders require the residents to vacate and demolish their own homes. The community reportedly challenged the eviction orders before the Sofia City Court, which upheld the orders in 2007. The Sofia City Court decision was appealed before the Supreme Administrative Court, and was upheld. The Sofia Municipality reportedly decided to execute the eviction orders, and a seven day notice was handed to the Dobri Jeliazkov community on 23 June 2011. Objections were reportedly filed on behalf of the residents.
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11 Oct 2011
    24 Mar 2011
    United States of America
    JAL
  • racism
  • religion or belief
Alleged burning of the Qur’an. According to the information received, the Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Florida publicly announced on a website that it would hold a mock trial entitled “International Judge the Qur’an Day” on 20 March 2011. On that day, a copy of the Qur’an was set on fire by a pastor. Around 30 people attended this event in Gainesville, and photos of the mock trial were subsequently posted online.
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    16 Mar 2011
    Kyrgyzstan
    JUA
    KGZ 1/2011
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • racism
  • executions
  • torture
  • minority issues
Alleged violation of due process rights and guarantees in the conduct of criminal proceedings in relation to the June 2010 violence. According to the information received, the alleged unfairness of trials, unequal treatment in the administration of justice and allegations of torture and ill-treatment have exacerbated tensions among ethnic communities, in particular among ethnic Uzbeks. Investigations and trials had reportedly mainly been conducted against ethnic Uzbeks, allegedly failing to uphold due process rights and procedural guarantees. From 27 August 2010 to 31 December 2010, 46 cases of torture and ill-treatment and 93 cases of arbitrary detention or unlawful arrest were reportedly documented. On 26 October, a decision rendered by Osh City Court reportedly stated that Mr. Farruh Gapirov had been beaten and forced to confess to the crime of which he was accused. On 10 November, the Court of Appeal sentenced Mr. Azimjan Askarov, an ethnic Uzbek human rights defender, to life imprisonment. On 26 January 2011, the Supreme Court commenced the review of the case. Mr. Askarov was reportedly in need of urgent medical attention and treatment for injuries likely to have resulted from torture. Mr. Askarov was the subject of earlier communications (see A/HRC/16/44/Add.1, paras 1422, 1449 and 1465). His lawyer, Mr. Nurbek Toktakunov, was also the subject of an earlier communication (see A/HRC/16/44/Add.1, para 1443).
Alleged victims: 3
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28 Jul 2016
    09 Dec 2010
    Switzerland
    JAL
    CHE 2/2010
  • migrants
  • racism
Allégations d’atteinte aux principes de non discrimination et d’égalité devant la loi, et de recours à des messages à caractère raciste dans le contexte de la votation populaire du 28 novembre 2010. Selon les informations reçues, l‘initiative populaire «Pour le renvoi des étrangers criminels» proposée par l‘Union Démocratique du Centre (UDC) a été approuvée par 52,9% des votants. L‘initiative prévoit notamment que les étrangers sont privés de leur titre de séjour et de tous leurs droits à séjourner en Suisse s‘ils ont été condamnés par un jugement entré en force pour meurtre, viol, ou tout autre délit sexuel grave, ou pour un acte de violence d‘une autre nature; ou s‘ils ont perçu abusivement des prestations des assurances sociales ou de l‘aide sociale. En outre, l‘UDC aurait eu recours, dans ce contexte, à des affichages publicitaires contenant des messages à caractère raciste.
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