Communications report (122)

Report: Observations on Communications to Governments and Replies Received 2016-17 (A/HRC/35/28/Add.3)

Apr 11 2017

As part of their official duties, UN Special Rapporteurs send “communications” to national governments when allegations of serious human rights abuses arise. Communications are classified as urgent appeals (UA), allegation letters (AL), joint urgent appeals (JUA) and joint allegation letters (JAL). These communications raise concerns about a specific human rights issue, lay out the information that the UN has received concerning the issue, and request further information from the State. Communications are often signed by multiple Special Rapporteurs or UN experts, depending on the subject of the allegation(s). States are invited to respond to the communication. This document contains a list of all communications – with links to the communications themselves – sent by Maina Kiai’s office between March 1, 2016, and February 28, 2017. Country replies are also referenced and available via links. The report also contains Mr. Kiai’s observations on the communications and responses received from States. The … Continue reading →

Burundi Communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2017

Feb 28 2017

This page summarizes cases raised with Burundi by the Special Rapporteur between May 1, 2011, (when the Special Rapporteur took up his functions) and February 28, 2017 (the date of the last public release of communications). Communications are released to the public once per year. This page also contains observations on these communications and on responses received from Burundi. Communications and observations are divided into sections based upon which observation report they originally appeared. Each communication is referenced as urgent appeal (UA), allegation letter (AL), joint urgent appeal (JUA) and joint allegation letter (JAL) – the hyperlinks lead to these documents. This is followed by the date the communication was issued, as well as the case number and the State reply (also hyperlinked if available). Summaries and communications are published only in the language of submission (in the case of Burundi, French). First Report (May 1, 2011 to March 15, … Continue reading →

Mauritania Communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2017

Feb 28 2017

This page summarizes cases raised with Mauritania by the Special Rapporteur between May 1, 2011, (when the Special Rapporteur took up his functions) and February 28, 2016 (the date of the last public release of communications). Communications are released to the public once per year. This page also contains observations on these communications and on responses received from Mauritania. Communications and observations are divided into sections based upon which observation report they originally appeared. Each communication is referenced as urgent appeal (UA), allegation letter (AL), joint urgent appeal (JUA) and joint allegation letter (JAL) – the hyperlinks lead to these documents. This is followed by the date the communication was issued, as well as the case number and the State reply (also hyperlinked if available). Summaries and communications are published only in the language of submission (in the case of Mauritania, French). First Report (May 1, 2011 to March 15, … Continue reading →

Republic of Congo communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2017

Feb 28 2017

This page summarizes cases raised with the Republic of Congo by the Special Rapporteur between May 1, 2011, (when the Special Rapporteur took up his functions) and February 28, 2017 (the date of the last public release of communications). Communications are released to the public once per year. This page also contains observations on these communications and on responses received from the Republic of Congo. Communications and observations are divided into sections based upon which observation report they originally appeared. Each communication is referenced as urgent appeal (UA), allegation letter (AL), joint urgent appeal (JUA) and joint allegation letter (JAL) – the hyperlinks lead to these documents. This is followed by the date the communication was issued, as well as the case number and the State reply (also hyperlinked if available). Summaries and communications are published only in the language of submission (in the case of the Republic of Congo, … Continue reading →

Kenya communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2017

Feb 28 2017

This page summarizes cases raised with Kenya by the Special Rapporteur between May 1, 2011, (when the Special Rapporteur took up his functions) and February 28, 2017 (the date of the last public release of communications). Communications are released to the public once per year. This page also contains observations on these communications and on responses received from Kenya. Communications and observations are divided into sections based upon which observation report they originally appeared. Each communication is referenced as urgent appeal (UA), allegation letter (AL), joint urgent appeal (JUA) and joint allegation letter (JAL) – the hyperlinks lead to these documents. This is followed by the date the communication was issued, as well as the case number and the State reply (also hyperlinked if available). Summaries and communications are published only in the language of submission (in the case of Kenya, English). First Report (May 1, 2011 to March 15, … Continue reading →

Ethiopia Communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2017

Feb 28 2017

This page summarizes cases raised with Ethiopia by the Special Rapporteur between May 1, 2011, (when the Special Rapporteur took up his functions) and February 28, 2017 (the date of the last public release of communications). Communications are released to the public once per year. This page also contains observations on these communications and on responses received from Ethiopia. Communications and observations are divided into sections based upon which observation report they originally appeared. Each communication is referenced as urgent appeal (UA), allegation letter (AL), joint urgent appeal (JUA) and joint allegation letter (JAL) – the hyperlinks lead to these documents. This is followed by the date the communication was issued, as well as the case number and the State reply (also hyperlinked if available). Summaries and communications are published only in the language of submission (in the case of Ethiopia, English). First Report (May 1, 2011 to March 15, … Continue reading →

Democratic Republic of the Congo Communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2017

Feb 28 2017

This page summarizes cases raised with the Democratic Republic of the Congo by the Special Rapporteur between May 1, 2011, (when the Special Rapporteur took up his functions) and February 28, 2017 (the date of the last public release of communications). Communications are released to the public once per year. This page also contains observations on these communications and on responses received from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Communications and observations are divided into sections based upon which observation report they originally appeared. Each communication is referenced as urgent appeal (UA), allegation letter (AL), joint urgent appeal (JUA) and joint allegation letter (JAL) – the hyperlinks lead to these documents. This is followed by the date the communication was issued, as well as the case number and the State reply (also hyperlinked if available). Summaries and communications are published only in the language of submission (in the case of … Continue reading →

Cameroon Communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2017

Feb 28 2017

This page summarizes cases raised with Cameroon by the Special Rapporteur between May 1, 2011, (when the Special Rapporteur took up his functions) and February 28, 2017 (the date of the last public release of communications). Communications are released to the public once per year. This page also contains observations on these communications and on responses received from Cameroon. Communications and observations are divided into sections based upon which observation report they originally appeared. Each communication is referenced as urgent appeal (UA), allegation letter (AL), joint urgent appeal (JUA) and joint allegation letter (JAL) – the hyperlinks lead to these documents. This is followed by the date the communication was issued, as well as the case number and the State reply (also hyperlinked if available). Summaries and communications are published only in the language of submission (in the case of Cameroon, French). First Report (May 1, 2011 to March 15, … Continue reading →

Guinea Communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2016

Aug 24 2016

This page summarizes cases raised with Guinea by the Special Rapporteur between May 1, 2011, (when the Special Rapporteur took up his functions) and February 28, 2016 (the date of the last public release of communications). Communications are released to the public once per year. This page also contains observations on these communications and on responses received from Guinea. Communications and observations are divided into sections based upon which observation report they originally appeared. Each communication is referenced as urgent appeal (UA), allegation letter (AL), joint urgent appeal (JUA) and joint allegation letter (JAL) – the hyperlinks lead to these documents. This is followed by the date the communication was issued, as well as the case number and the State reply (also hyperlinked if available). Summaries and communications are published only in the language of submission (in the case of  Guinea, French). First Report (May 1, 2011 to March 15, … Continue reading →

Report: Observations on Communications to Governments and Replies Received 2015-16 (A/HRC/32/36/Add.3)

May 18 2016

As part of their official duties, UN Special Rapporteurs send “communications” to national governments when allegations of serious human rights abuses arise. Communications are classified as urgent appeals (UA), allegation letters (AL), joint urgent appeals (JUA) and joint allegation letters (JAL). These communications raise concerns about a specific human rights issue, lay out the information that the UN has received concerning the issue, and request further information from the State. Communications are often signed by multiple Special Rapporteurs or UN experts, depending on the subject of the allegation(s). States are invited to respond to the communication. This document contains a list of all communications – with links to the communications themselves – sent by Maina Kiai’s office between March 1, 2015, and February 28, 2016. Country replies are also referenced and available via links. The report also contains Mr. Kiai’s observations on the communications and responses received from States. The … Continue reading →