Reports and appeals submitted to the Special Rapporteur of the Special Procedures of the Human Rights Council

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Year Country Topic Theme
2014 Nigeria Joint appeal on “Abduction of Nigerian Schoolgirls
  • Violence against women, its causes and consequences
2014 Brazil Joint report on “The Rights of the Tupinambá People
  • Situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous people
2014 Brazil Joint report on “The social environment damages caused by mining in Minas Gerais are both notorious and grave
  • Right to Water and Sanitation
2013 Brazil Joint report on “New Mining Code in Brazil Jeopardises Human Rights
  • Rights of indigenous peoples
  • Human right to safe drinking water and sanitation
  • Adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living, and on the right to non-discrimination in this context
  • Human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises
2012 Peru Joint report on “Study on Extractive and Energy Industries” in Cajamarca, Peru
  • Rights of Indigenous Peoples
2012 Peru Joint report on “Situation of human rights defenders in Cajamarca, Peru
  • Human Rights Defender