Communications sent, 1 June to 30 November 2018; Replies received, 1 August 2018 to 31 January 2019. Print

Communications sent, 1 June to 30 November 2018; Replies received, 1 August 2018 to 31 January 2019.

A/HRC/40/79
12 February 2019

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28 Nov 2018
Mexico
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·       indigenous peoples Observaciones de la Relatora Especial de las Naciones Unidas sobre los derechos de los pueblos indígenas sobre la Ley que crea el Instituto Nacional de los Pueblos Indígenas.
Alleged victims: -
07 Nov 2018
Cameroon
JUA
·       executions
·       indigenous peoples
·       minority issues
Informations reçues concernant des exécutions extrajudiciaires de membres de la minorité linguistique anglophone qui se seraient produites dans les régions anglophones du sud-ouest et du nord-ouest du Cameroun.
Alleged victims: 3
03 Dec 2018
31 Oct 2018
Mexico
JAL
·       human rights defenders
·       indigenous peoples
Información recibida en relación con el asesinato del Sr. Julián Carrillo Martínez.
Alleged victims: 1
26 Dec 2018
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
02 Jan 2019 
17 Oct 2018
Australia
JAL
·       business
·       environment
·       hazardous substances
·       indigenous peoples
·       water and sanitation
Information received concerning the renewed agreement of 25 June 2018 that Samarco Mining S.A., Vale S.A. and Australia-based BHP Billiton signed with the Federal Government and the State Governments of Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo regarding socioeconomic and environmental reparations necessitated by the 2015 Doce River disaster.
Alleged victims: -
30 Nov 2018
17 Oct 2018
Other actors
JAL
·       business
·       environment
·       hazardous substances
·       indigenous peoples
·       water and sanitation
Information received concerning the renewed agreement of 25 June 2018 that Samarco Mining S.A., Vale S.A. and Australia-based BHP Billiton signed with the Federal Government and the State Governments of Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo regarding socioeconomic and environmental reparations necessitated by the 2015 Doce River disaster.
Alleged victims: -
17 Oct 2018
Other actors
JAL
·       business
·       environment
·       hazardous substances
·       indigenous peoples
·       water and sanitation
Information received concerning the the renewed agreement of 25 June 2018 that Samarco Mining S.A., Vale S.A. and Australia-based BHP Billiton signed with the Federal Government and the State Governments of Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo regarding socioeconomic and environmental reparations necessitated by the 2015 Doce River disaster.
Alleged victims: -
17 Oct 2018
Other actors
JAL
·       business
·       environment
·       hazardous substances
·       indigenous peoples
·       water and sanitation
Information received concerning the renewed agreement of 25 June 2018 on funding as well as socioeconomic and environmental reparations resulted from the 2015 Doce river disaster that Samarco Mining S.A., Vale S.A. and Australia-based BHP Billiton signed with the Federal Government and the State Governments of Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo on 25 June 2018regarding socioeconomic and environmental reparations necessitated by the 2015 Doce River disaster.
Alleged victims: -
17 Oct 2018
Other actors
JAL
·       business
·       environment
·       hazardous substances
·       indigenous peoples
·       water and sanitation
Information received concerning the renewed agreement of 25 June 2018 that Samarco Mining S.A., Vale S.A. and Australia-based BHP Billiton signed with the Federal Government and the State Governments of Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo regarding socioeconomic and environmental reparations necessitated by the 2015 Doce River disaster.
Alleged victims: -
18 Oct 2018 
05 Oct 2018
Mexico
JAL
·       business
·       freedom of opinion and expression
·       freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
·       human rights defenders
·       indigenous peoples
Información recibida en relación con el asesinato de cuatro defensores de derechos humanos, uno de los cuales, es el Sr. Abraham Hernández González. 
Alleged victims: 4
 
27 Sep 2018
Cambodia
JAL
·       business
·       Cambodia
·       environment
·       freedom of opinion and expression
·       freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
·       human rights defenders
·       indigenous peoples
·       water and sanitation
Information received concerning the alleged deprivation and clearance of agricultural and forest lands from at least 946 families in 25 villages of Preah Vihear Province and alleged impact on the source of their drinking water due to concession of their lands to the five Cambodian subsidiaries of a China-based sugarcane enterprise, Guangdong Hengfu Group, without consultation with affected community’s members, including indigenous peoples. We would furthermore like to bring attention to information received concerning the alleged judicial harassments suffered by some communities’ members for raising their concerns in this context.
Alleged victims: 25000
 
27 Sep 2018
China
JAL
·       business
·       Cambodia
·       environment
·       freedom of opinion and expression
·       freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
·       human rights defenders
·       indigenous peoples
·       water and sanitation
Information received concerning the alleged deprivation and clearance of agricultural and forest lands from at least 946 families in 25 villages of Preah Vihear Province in Cambodia due to concession of their lands to the five Cambodian subsidiaries of a China-based sugarcane enterprise, Guangdong Hengfu Group, without consultation with affected community’s members, including indigenous peoples. We would furthermore like to bring attention to information received concerning the alleged judicial harassments and attacks suffered by some communities’ members for raising their concerns in this context.
Alleged victims: 25000
10 Dec 2018
27 Sep 2018
Other actors
JAL
·       business
·       Cambodia
·       environment
·       freedom of opinion and expression
·       freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
·       human rights defenders
·       indigenous peoples
·       water and sanitation
Information received regarding the alleged deprivation and clearance of agricultural and forest lands from at least 946 families in 25 villages of Preah Vihear due to concession of their lands to the five Cambodian subsidiaries of a China-based sugarcane enterprise, Guangdong Hengfu Group, without consultation with affected community’s members, including indigenous peoples. We would further more like to bring attention to information received concerning the alleged judicial harassments suffered by some communities’ members for raising their concerns in this context.
Alleged victims: 25000
 
27 Sep 2018
Other actors
JAL
·       business
·       Cambodia
·       environment
·       freedom of opinion and expression
·       freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
·       human rights defenders
·       indigenous peoples
·       water and sanitation
Information received regarding the alleged deprivation and clearance of agricultural and forest lands from at least 946 families in 25 villages of Preah Vihear Province due to concession of their lands to the five Cambodian subsidiaries of a China-based sugar came enterprise, Guangdong Hengfu Group without consultation with affected community’s members, including indigenous peoples. We would furthermore like to bring attention to information received concerning the alleged judicial harassments suffered by some communities’ members for raising their concerns in this context.
Alleged victims: 25000
 
27 Sep 2018
Other actors
JAL
·       business
·       Cambodia
·       environment
·       freedom of opinion and expression
·       freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
·       human rights defenders
·       indigenous peoples
·       water and sanitation
Information received regarding the alleged deprivation and clearance of agricultural and forest lands from at least 946 families in 25 villages of Preah Vihear Province due to concession of their lands to the five Cambodian subsidiaries of a China-based sugar came enterprise, Guangdong Hengfu Group without consultation with affected community’s members, including indigenous peoples. We would furthermore like to bring attention to information received concerning the alleged judicial harassments suffered by some communities’ members for raising their concerns in this context.
Alleged victims: 25000
 
27 Sep 2018
Other actors
JAL
·       business
·       Cambodia
·       environment
·       freedom of opinion and expression
·       freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
·       human rights defenders
·       indigenous peoples
·       water and sanitation
Information received regarding the alleged deprivation and clearance of agricultural and forest lands from at least 946 families in 25 villages of Preah Vihear Province due to concession of their lands to the five Cambodian subsidiaries of a China-based sugar came enterprise, Guangdong Hengfu Group without consultation with affected community’s members, including indigenous peoples. We would furthermore like to bring attention to information received concerning the alleged judicial harassments suffered by some communities’ members for raising their concerns in this context.
Alleged victims: 25000
 
27 Sep 2018
Other actors
JAL
·       business
·       Cambodia
·       environment
·       freedom of opinion and expression
·       freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
·       human rights defenders
·       indigenous peoples
·       water and sanitation
Information received regarding the alleged deprivation and clearance of agricultural and forest lands from at least 946 families in 25 villages of Preah Vihear Province due to concession of their lands to the five Cambodian subsidiaries of a China-based sugar came enterprise, Guangdong Hengfu Group without consultation with affected community’s members, including indigenous peoples. We would furthermore like to bring attention to information received concerning the alleged judicial harassments suffered by some communities’ members for raising their concerns in this context.
Alleged victims: 25000
 
27 Sep 2018
Other actors
JAL
·       business
·       Cambodia
·       environment
·       freedom of opinion and expression
·       freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
·       human rights defenders
·       indigenous peoples
·       water and sanitation
Information received regarding the alleged deprivation and clearance of agricultural and forest lands from at least 946 families in 25 villages of Preah Vihear Province due to concession of their lands to the five Cambodian subsidiaries of a China-based sugar came enterprise, Guangdong Hengfu Group without consultation with affected community’s members, including indigenous peoples. We would furthermore like to bring attention to information received concerning the alleged judicial harassments suffered by some communities’ members for raising their concerns in this context.
Alleged victims: 25000
 
05 Sep 2018
Brazil
JAL
·       hazardous substances
·       water and sanitation
·       environment
·       health
·       indigenous peoples
·       business
Information received concerning the renewed agreement of 25 June 2018 that Samarco Mining S.A., Vale S.A. and BHP Billiton signed with the Federal Government and the State Governments of Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo regarding socioeconomic and environmental reparations necessitated by the 2015 Doce River disaster.
Alleged victims: -
16 Nov 2018
16 Nov 2018
13 Aug 2018
Chile
JAL
·       human rights defenders
·       independence of judges and lawyers
·       indigenous peoples
·       terrorism
Información recibida en relación con el supuesto incumplimiento de las obligaciones estatales de proteger, respetar y garantizar la independencia judicial en su país, así como asegurar un entorno propicio y seguro para la labor de jueces y magistrados.
Alleged victims: 1
17 Aug 2018
24 Jul 2018
Guatemala
JAL
·       business
·       environment
·       executions
·       freedom of opinion and expression
·       freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
·       human rights defenders
·       indigenous peoples
Información recibida en relación con el deterioro de la situación de los defensores de los derechos humanos en Guatemala en el periodo reciente.
Alleged victims: 7
 
11 Jul 2018
China
JAL
·       freedom of opinion and expression
·       freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
·       human rights defenders
·       indigenous peoples
·       minority issues
·       terrorism
Information received concerning alleged reprisals against Mr Dolkun Isa, and, the Society for Threatened Peoples, of which he is a member.
Alleged victims: 1
31 Jul 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
18 Oct 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
15 Aug 2018
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
07 Sep 2018
26 Jun 2018
Other actors
JAL
·       business
·       environment
·       executions
·       freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
·       human rights defenders
·       indigenous peoples
·       racism
·       hazardous substances
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
 
26 Jun 2018
Other actors
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 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
 
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: -
 
14 Jun 2018
Other actors
JAL
·       business
·       freedom of opinion and expression
·       freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
·       housing
·       human rights defenders
·       indigenous peoples
·       minority issues
·       privacy
·       violence against women
Information received concerning the surveillance, intimidation and harassment against Ms. Yana Tannagasheva and her husband Mr. Vladislav Tannagashev, including from Yuzhanaya mining company, for speaking out about adverse impact of open pit coal mining company on indigenous people in South West Siberia and in possible reprisal for their communication with United Nations mechanisms.
Alleged victims: 2
 
14 Jun 2018
Russian Federation
JAL
·       business
·       freedom of opinion and expression
·       freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
·       housing
·       human rights defenders
·       indigenous peoples
·       minority issues
Information received concerning the surveillance, intimidation and harassment against Ms. Yana Tannagasheva and her husband Mr. Vladislav Tannagashev in possible reprisal for their communication with United Nations mechanisms.
Alleged victims: 2
13 Sep 2018
05 Jun 2018
Ecuador
JAL
·       arbitrary Detention
·       environment
·       freedom of opinion and expression
·       freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
·       hazardous substances
·       human rights defenders
·       indigenous peoples
·       business
Información recibida acerca de presuntas investigaciones ilegales, faltas al debido proceso judicial, amenazas, intimidaciones y agresiones contra tres líderes indígenas y defensores de los derechos humanos medioambientales: Sr. Agustín Wachapá, Sr. José "Pepe" Acacho, Sra. Patricia Gualinga.
Alleged victims: 3
14 Jun 2018 
06 Aug 2018
04 Jun 2018
Myanmar
JUA
·       executions
·       human rights defenders
·       indigenous peoples
·       Myanmar
Information received regarding the killing of Mr. Saw O Moo near his home in the Ler Mu Plaw area by the Myanmar Army, or Tatmadaw.
Alleged victims: 1
18 Jul 2018