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Communications sent, 1 June to 30 November 2016; Replies received, 1 August 2016 to 31 January 2017 Print

Communications sent, 1 June to 30 November 2016; Replies received, 1 August 2016 to 31 January 2017.

A/HRC/34/75
17 February 2017

 

Date, Country,
Type and
ref. no. of
communication
Mandates
Summary
Replies
received
28 Nov 2016
Paraguay
AL
·indigenous peoples
Información recibida en relación con el desplazamiento forzoso de la comunidad Avá Guaraní de Sauce, en los distritos de San Alberto y Hernandarias, departamento del Alto Paraná, el día 30 de septiembre de 2016, y a la cancelación de la resolución 120/2013 del Instituto Paraguayo del Indígena (INDI) por medio de la resolución 48/2016 del mismo organismo.
Alleged victims: -

 
11 Nov 2016
Philippines
JAL
· freedom of opinion and expression
· freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
· indigenous peoples
Information received concerning alleged excessive and indiscriminate use of force by the police against protesters in Manila on 19 October 2016.
Alleged victims: -

 
11 Nov 2016
United States of America
JUA
· business
· cultural rights
· environment
· freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
· human rights defenders
· indigenous peoples
·water and sanitation
Information received concerning the excessive use of force by state law enforcement officials, private security companies, as well as the North Dakota National Guard, in the context of protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline, in particular, over the past two weeks. 
Alleged victims: 401

04 Nov 2016
Canada
JAL
· housing
· indigenous peoples
· water and sanitation
Information received concerning the adverse and discriminatory conditions of access to safe drinking water and adequate housing for First Nations aboriginal communities across Canada.
Alleged victims: 140000
27 Oct 2016
Colombia
JUA
· executions
· indigenous peoples
Alegaciones recibidas en relación con los asesinatos de los indígenas Awá: Camilo Roberto Taicus Bisbicus (dirigente y docente), Luciano Pascal García, Alberto Pascal García y Diego Alfredo Chirán Nastacuas en el departamento de Nariño a finales del mes de agosto de 2016.
Alleged victims: 5

24 Oct 2016
Australia
OL
· indigenous peoples
Information received concerning the Australian Government’s decision to withhold funding necessary for the effective operation of the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples, despite the Government’s initial support for its creation to act as the national representative body for indigenous peoples.
Alleged victims: 1

20 Oct 2016
United States of America
JUA
· health
· indigenous peoples
· torture
Information received concerning the situation of Mr. Leonard Peltier, who has been imprisoned under the supervision of the Federal Bureau of Prisons since 1977.
Alleged victims: 1

07 Oct 2016
Ethiopia
JUA
· arbitrary Detention
· disappearances
· executions
· freedom of opinion and expression
· freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
· human rights defenders
· indigenous peoples
· torture
Information received concerning the repression of protests in Ethiopia that has been ongoing since November 2015, especially in the Oromia and Amhara regions.
Alleged victims: -

 
30 Sep 2016
Ethiopia
JAL
· arbitrary Detention
· freedom of opinion and expression
· indigenous peoples
Information received concerning the arrest, detention and charges against former Governor of Gambella, Mr. Okello Akway Ochalla, in connection with his legitimate exercise of the right to freedom of expression.
Alleged victims: 1

 
21 Sep 2016
United States of America
JUA
· environment
· human rights defenders
· indigenous peoples
· water and sanitation
· cultural rights
· business
· freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received regarding the construction of an oil pipeline in proximity to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, planned to cross under Lake Oahe, the main source of water for the tribe and an area of cultural and spiritual significance. 
Alleged victims: 2

 
19 Sep 2016
Brazil
JAL
· freedom of opinion and expression
· freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
· human rights defenders
· indigenous peoples
· violence against women
· executions
Information received concerning alleged killings, attempted killings, attacks, death threats and harassment against human rights defenders working on land-related rights, including women human rights defenders and indigenous leaders, in different States in Brazil.
Alleged victims: 35

16 Sep 2016
United Republic of Tanzania
JUA
· arbitrary Detention
· human rights defenders
· indigenous peoples
· torture
Information received concerning the arrests of 57 Maasai from the Loliondo community in Ngorongoro District, Northern Tanzania, and the continued threat of further detentions of individuals who are contesting Government plans to provide Maasai ancestral lands to tourism and gaming companies. 
Alleged victims: 57

 
02 Sep 2016
Ethiopia
JUA
· arbitrary Detention
·disappearances
· executions
· freedom of opinion and expression
· freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
· human rights defenders
· torture
· indigenous peoples
Information received concerning the alleged killing of at least 500 people, and the injury, detention and enforced disappearance of thousands of individuals in the context of protests organized in Ethiopia, particularly in the Oromia and Amhara regions, since November 2015. 
Alleged victims: 2607

 
12 Aug 2016
Morocco
JAL
·environment
·freedom of opinion and expression
·freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
·human rights defenders
·indigenous peoples
·minority issues
Informations reçues concernant les mesures restreignant les activités d’Attac Maroc, l’Association marocaine des droits de l’homme (AMDH) et le Réseau Amazigh pour la Citoyenneté. 
Alleged victims: 3

 
05 Aug 2016
Australia
JAL
·indigenous peoples
·torture
Information received concerning allegations of torture and other ill-treatment and prolonged solitary confinement of juvenile detainees in Northern Territory’s Youth Detention Centres and in particular Don Dale detention centre. 
Alleged victims: 7

08 Jul 2016
Paraguay
JAL
·freedom of opinion and expression
·human rights defenders
·independence of judges and lawyers
·indigenous peoples
Información recibida en relación con las alegadas restricciones al libre ejercicio de las funciones profesionales y a la libertad de expresión de la abogada Julia Cabello Alonso. 
Alleged victims: 1

04 Jul 2016
Colombia
JAL
·executions
·freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
·indigenous peoples
·torture
Información recibida en relación con los recientes acuerdos firmados entre el Gobierno y los representantes indígenas en el marco de la Minga Nacional Indígena y las alegaciones con respecto al uso desmedido de la fuerza por agentes policiales y militares contra dirigentes indígenas.
Alleged victims: 3

01 Jul 2016
Mexico
JAL
·arbitrary Detention
·indigenous peoples
·torture
Información recibida en relación con el respecto de mexicanos indígenas migrantes detenidos en territorio mexicano por autoridades migratorias y sometidos en detención a un proceso de deportación hacia Guatemala, situación que habría ocasionado una serie de tratos crueles, inhumanos y degradantes y uno de ellos objeto de presuntas torturas durante su detención. 
Alleged victims: 4

 
30 Jun 2016
Brazil
JAL
·business
·hazardous substances
·indigenous peoples
·water and sanitation
Information received concerning the process and substance of the agreement that Samarco Mining S.A. and its parent companies Vale S.A. and BHP Billiton Brazil Ltda signed with the Federal Government and the State Governments of Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo on 2 March 2016, ratified by the Brazilian Federal Court of Appeal on 5 May 2016, concerning the restoration of the environment and communities affected by the collapse, on 5 November 2015, of the Fundão tailing dam in Mariana in the state of Minas Gerais, which released an estimated 62 million tons of iron ore waste into the Rio Doce.
Alleged victims: -

23 Jun 2016
Panama
JUA
·environment
·indigenous peoples
Información recibida en relación con el llenado de prueba del embalse de la represa Barro Blanco y las alegaciones sobre el impacto del llenado en tierras tradicionales y sitios culturales del pueblo ngäbe, y eventuales desplazamientos.
Alleged victims: -

17 Jun 2016
Nicaragua
JOL
·business
·environment
·freedom of opinion and expression
·freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
·human rights defenders
·indigenous peoples
Respuesta al Estado de Nicaragua
Alleged victims: -

 

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