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 Communications sent, 1 June to 30 November 2017; Replies received, 1 August 2017 to 31 January 2018.

A/HRC/37/80

19 February 2018

 

Date, Country,
Type and
ref. no. of
communication

Mandates

Summary

Replies
received

21 Jun 2017

Other actors

JAL

OTH 8/2017

·business

·environment

·human rights defenders

·indigenous peoples

Información recibida con respecto a las acusaciones en contra de un directivo y un ex empleado de Desarrollos Energéticos SA (DESA) por su presunta participación en el asesinato de la defensora de derechos humanos Berta Cáceres en marzo del 2016, así como el posible vínculo de la empresa con campañas de difamación, demandas civiles, intimidaciones y agresiones contra los miembros de la organización no gubernamental Consejo Cívico de Organizaciones Populares e Indígenas de Honduras (COPINH), y otros defensores de derechos humanos en los últimos meses.
Alleged victims: 1

12 Jul 2017 

21 Jun 2017

Other actors

JAL

OTH 9/2017

·business

·environment

·human rights defenders

·indigenous peoples

Information received concerning the announcement by the Dutch Development Bank (FMO) and the Finnish Development Bank (Finnfund) of the withrawal of their participation in the Agua Zarca Hydroelectric Project in Honduras, a project owned and operated by Desarrollos Energéticos S.A. (DESA), as well as information concerning the process of review of FMO’s Sustainability Policy and the adoption of its Human Rights Position Statement, which has sought to include the opinion of different civil society actors.
Alleged victims: 1

28 Jul 2017 

21 Jun 2017

Other actors

JAL

OTH 10/2017

·human rights defenders

·indigenous peoples

Information received concerning the refusal of Chevron Corporation to implement the judgment rendered in 2013 by the National Court of Justice of Ecuador, concerning the case brought in 1993 on behalf of the indigenous communities affected by the environmental damage caused by oil exploitation activities in the provinces of Orellana and Sucumbíos, leaving the communities still at risk and without access to reparation or redress measures.
Alleged victims: 1

06 Jul 2017 
07 Aug 2017 

12 Jul 2017

Peru

JOL

PER 5/2017

·hazardous substances

·indigenous peoples

Información recibida sobre la situación actual de la solicitud de un nuevo proceso de consulta antes de que se conceda un nuevo contrato de licencia de exploración y explotación, por un periodo de 30 años, del llamado Lote 192 en el Departamento de Loreto.
Alleged victims: -

 

13 Jul 2017

Cambodia

JUA

KHM 2/2017

·housing

·indigenous peoples

·Cambodia

Information received concerning the impeding flooding and forced eviction of approximately 178 primarily indigenous families affected by the Lower Sesan 2 Hydro Power Dam project in Stung Treng province.
Alleged victims: 178

13 Sep 2017 

27 Jul 2017

Philippines

JAL

PHL 8/2017

·executions

·human rights defenders

·indigenous peoples

In this connection, I would like to bring to the attention of your Excellency’s Government information I have received concerning acts of violence, intimidation, harassment and 47 killings mostly committed against farmers and their families. 
Alleged victims: 47

02 Aug 2017 
18 Aug 2017 

14 Aug 2017

Nepal

JUA

NPL 3/2017

·cultural rights

·indigenous peoples

·internally displaced persons

Information received concerning alleged forced evictions, displacement, destruction of cultural property as well as the lack of consultation and the free, prior informed consent of the Newar indigenous peoples, as a result of the ongoing Kathmandu Valley Road Improvement Project.
Alleged victims: 15000

 

24 Aug 2017

India

UA

IND 9/2017

·indigenous peoples

Information received concerning the failure to ensure free, prior and informed consent in the States of Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Telangana in the context of logging, mining and conservation projects affecting indigenous lands and resources. 
Alleged victims: 1

 

29 Aug 2017

India

JUA

IND 8/2017

·arbitrary Detention

·health

·housing

·human rights defenders

·internally displaced persons

·poverty

·indigenous peoples

Information received concerning the mega project Sardar Sarovar Dam in the Narmada river valley reported to result in the forceful eviction and displacement of 40,000 families and the arrest on 7 and 8 August 2017 of human rights defender, Ms. Medha Patkar, and nine other human rights defenders; Ms. Gayatri, Ms. Vimla, Ms. Manjula, Ms. Pushpa, Ms. Bhagwati, Ms. Sewati, Mr. Dharmendra, Mr. Rameshwar and Mr. Baau, as they engaged in a peaceful protest and hunger strike in opposition to this eviction.
Alleged victims: 40010

 

04 Oct 2017

Chile

JUA

CHL 3/2017

·arbitrary Detention

·indigenous peoples

·terrorism

Información recibida en relación con alegaciones de violaciones del debido proceso y la continua aplicación de la Ley Nº 18314 que determina conductas terroristas y fija su penalidad (“Ley Antiterrorista”) contra 23 miembros de la comunidad indígena mapuche en varios casos en que se les imputa la comisión de delitos terroristas.
Alleged victims: 15

 

03 Nov 2017

Ecuador

JAL

ECU 2/2017

·executions

·freedom of opinion and expression

·freedom of peaceful assembly and of association

·human rights defenders

·indigenous peoples

·women in law and in practice

Información recibida en relación con alegaciones de procesos judiciales, intimidaciones y vigilancia contra la Sra. Gloria Hilda Ushigua, así como por el asesinato de su cuñada, la Sra. Casiela Dahua Cují, que parecen vinculados a su activismo en contra de la explotación petrolera en los territorios del pueblo indígena Sápara, en la provincia de Pastaza, en Ecuador.
Alleged victims: 2

16 Nov 2017 
03 Jan 2018 
03 Jan 2018 

22 Nov 2017

Mexico

JUA

MEX 7/2017

·human rights defenders

·indigenous peoples

·water and sanitation

Información recibida en relación con las alegaciones de falta de procesos de consulta adecuado con las comunidades del Pueblo Indígena Yaqui, en el contexto del Acueducto Independencia y del Gasoducto Aguaprieta y asimismo del impacto de éstos en los derechos del pueblo Yaqui con relación a sus tierras, territorios y recursos. Se alega tambien la falta de medidas de protección de lideres Yaqui que se han visto amenazados por su oposición a los dos proyectos.
Alleged victims: 5

 

 

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