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Communications sent, 1 March to 31 May 2015; Replies received, 1 May to 31 July 2015 Print

Human Rights Council
Twenty-ninth session
Agenda items 3, 4, 7, 9 and 10
A/HRC/30/27
4 September 2015


Communications report of Special Procedures
Communications sent, 1 March to 31 May 2015;
Replies received, 1 May to 31 July 2015

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Date
Type

Case No

Country

Mandate(s)

Summary of the allegation transmitted

Reply

13/03/2015

JUA

MEX 3/2015

México    

Arbitrary detention; Health; Human rights defenders; Independence of judges and lawyers; Indigenous peoples; Torture;     Violence against women;

Presunta detención arbitraria, malos tratos y situación de riesgo en detención debido a falta de tratamiento médico adecuado de una defensora de derechos humanos y líder de una comunidad indígena en el estado de Nayarit. De acuerdo con la información recibida, el día 21 de agosto de 2013 la Sra. Nestora Salgado García, dirigente de la comunidad indígena y coordinadora de la Policía Comunitaria en Olinalá, fue detenida y trasladada al Centro Federal de detención de Mujeres ‘Noroeste’, la cárcel de máxima seguridad de Nayarit. Posteriormente, la Sra. Salgado fue acusada del secuestro del representante legal municipal y los adolescentes. Se alega que hubo una supuesta falta de garantías del debido proceso, así como malos tratos a la detenida. Sra. Salgado está en riesgo ya que no está recibiendo el tratamiento médico adecuado. Se expresa preocupación por la presunta detención arbitraria, el arresto y la detención continuada de Sra. Salgado.

15/05/2015

15/05/2015

15/05/2015

19/03/2015

UA

NIC 3/2015

Nicaragua              

Indigenous peoples;

Alegaciones de falta de un proceso de consulta adecuado con el Gobierno Territorial Rama y Kriol en el contexto del desarrollo de infraestructura y transporte asociado con la construcción de un canal y la preocupación por los impactos en los derechos sustantivos de los pueblos indígenas afectados en relación con sus tierras, territorios y recursos, incluidos sus medios de subsistencia. El Gobierno Territorial publicaría su postura en relación con el Canal, pidiendo una modificación de la Ley 840, en consulta con los pueblos indígenas afectados y, una vez modificada la ley, un proceso de consulta apropiado para determinar las condiciones del uso del territorio del Gobierno Territorial Rama y Kriol para el proyecto. El Gobierno Tradicional propondría también la presencia de observadores en el proceso de consulta. Las autoridades del Gobierno Tradicional habrían presentado una petición y habrían solicitado medidas cautelares ante la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos, que siguen pendientes.

 

26/03/2015

JAL

IND 4/2015

India      

Adequate housing; Indigenous peoples;

Allegations of adverse impacts on the right to an adequate standard of living, including food and housing, and the rights of indigenous peoples due to the ongoing construction of the Mapithel dam in the State of Manipur. According to the information received, the construction of the Mapithel dam continues to result in evictions, displacement, inadequate resettlement and the destruction of over 700 hectares of agricultural land in six villages, namely Luphong, Phayang, Chadong, Lamlai Khullen (now Ramrei), Lamlai Khunou (now Ramrei lower) and Lamlai Monbung. The construction of the dam, which is scheduled for completion in 2015, threatens the survival of approximately 10,000 inhabitants who will be forcefully displaced from their land and deprived from their sources of livelihood. Reports suggest that the decision to build the dam was made without free, prior and informed consent of the individuals and communities concerned.

 

15/04/2015

JAL

AUS 4/2015

Australia 

Cultural Rights; Freedom of peaceful assembly and of association; Indigenous peoples;

Allegations concerning the Federal Government’s discontinuing of funding for basic services in remote aboriginal communities, which may affect more than 100 such communities in the State of Western Australia. According to the information received, the measure is expected to take place at the end of July 2015 when federal funding will end, affecting 12,113 people living in the 275 remote communities in the State of Western Australia. Concerns are raised regarding the impact that such discontinuation may have on the human rights of indigenous communities, including their cultural rights, whether indigenous communities have been consulted with and the alternatives that the communities will have to choose from.

03/06/2015

30/04/2015

JAL

KHM 1/2015

Cambodia              

Adequate housing; Cambodia; Indigenous peoples;

Alleged forced eviction and land appropriation of Bunong indigenous community in Cambodia. According to the information received, in early December 2014, Binh Phouc Rubber Company 1 bulldozed property and farmland occupied since the 1940s by approximately 211 families in Mondulkiri province. Subsequently, on 31 March 2015, company representatives, supported by approximately 90 armed police officers and a provincial prosecutor, who had reportedly been instructed to arrest any protestors, bulldozed additional land and approximately 170 temporary residential structures where individuals and families reside on seasonal basis when planting crops and cultivating land for several months at a time. The Mondulkiri Provincial Governor threatened local NGO members with arrest if they attempted to enter the area to monitor the situation. Both the evictions and the Company’s lease of the land allegedly contravene the community’s property rights under domestic law. They have submitted complaints to District authorities, the Provincial Governor’s office, the National Assembly and others, and are currently left without additional recourse to protect their land.

 

28/05/2015

JAL

PER 1/2015

Peru       

Indigenous peoples; Toxic waste;

Seguimiento al supuesto incumplimiento del gobierno de las recomendaciones del anterior relator especial, el Sr. James Anaya relacionadas con el caso de la contaminación petrolera en territorios indígenas en el denominado Lote 1-AB (actual Lote 192) ubicado en las cuencas de los ríos Pastaza, Tigre, Corrientes y Marañón, departamento de Loreto, donde viven los pueblos indígenas quechuas, kichwas, kukamas y urarinas. Según la información recibida y después de la comunicación urgente emitida (UA Per 3/2014), los resultados positivos del proceso de diálogo han resultado en la firma de un acuerdo entre el Gobierno de Perú, el gobierno regional de Loreto y los presidentes de FEDIQUEP (Federación Indígena Quechua del Pastaza), FECONACO (Federación de Comunidades Nativas del Corrientes), FECONAT (Federación de Comunidades Nativas del Alto Tigre) y ACODECOSPAT (Asociación Cocama de Desarrollo y Conservación San Pablo de Tipishca) el 10 de marzo de 2014.

27/07/2015

20/02/2014

AL

USA 5/2014

United States of America  

Indigenous peoples;

Allegations made in follow up to the observations and recommendations made in the Special Rapporteur’s report, “The situation of indigenous peoples in the United States of America” (A/HRC/21/47/Add.1) of 30 August 2012. Subsequent to the publication of this report, the Special Rapporteur has continued to monitor the situation of indigenous peoples in the United States. The allegations received indicate that many Native American tribes and other indigenous communities still face persistent barriers to the realization of their human rights as indigenous peoples, including with respect to land and sacred places, preservation of their languages and cultural artefacts, and the welfare of their children and communities. In addition, the Special Rapporteur has received information regarding ongoing grievances with special legal and policy regimes that affect indigenous peoples in Maine, Alaska, Hawaii and Guam.

12/05/2015

 

 

 

 

 

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