Communications

2018-01-22

What are the Special Rapporteur's communications?

What are the Special Rapporteur's communications?

Communications are letters sent by the Special Procedures to Governments, intergovernmental organisations, and others, to report on allegations of human rights violations. They are a very important part of their work, and could be very effective to prevent and end human rights abuses. This section is dedicated to Communications by Ms. Devandas. Learn more...  

2017-03-22

Australia

Australia

Information received concerning a range of severe human rights violations perpetrated against children with disabilities in the public, as well as private, educational institutions of Australia.

2017-02-17

Bahrain

Bahrain

Information received concerning the arbitrary arrest and detention of six individuals, including one person with an intellectual disability and two minors, for exercising their rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and freedom of expression.

2017-02-10

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

Information received on the situation of Ms. Konul Adilova and Ms. Zuleykha Hidayat Javadova whom the Working Group met at the Psycho-neurological Boarding Home No. 8 in Khanlar region (former Goygol Region) on 20 May 2016.

2017-01-24

Brazil

Brazil

Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary detention and discrimination on the basis of disability of more than 500 persons with psychosocial disabilities in conflict with the law.

2017-01-19

Argentina

Argentina

Información recibida respecto a la presunta falta de operatividad del derecho a la educación inclusiva sin discriminación por motivo de discapacidad, al denegar al Sr. Alan César Rodríguez, un joven con síndrome de Down, del título oficial de terminación de estudios secundarios en igualdad de condiciones con los demás estudiantes.

2016-11-28

South Africa

South Africa

Information received concerning the death, since March 2016, of at least 37 persons with psychosocial and intellectual disabilities after they were relocated from Life Healthcare Esidimeni Hospital...

2016-11-23

Serbia

Serbia

Information received concerning the alleged discriminatory billing against the Roma residents of Crvena Zvezda in Nis by an electricity company...

2016-11-22

Israel

Israel

Information received concerning Mr. Bara Farid Abudhier, a twenty-six year old Palestinian man with a disability, who was reportedly arrested without an arrest warrant on 30 May 2016 and gave a forced signed confession following torture...

2016-06-28

United States

United States

Information received concerning allegations of discrimination, ill-treatment, excessive use of force, lack of medical attention, food, and water, death in custody, and prolonged solitary confinement of prisoners with psychosocial disabilities...

2015-05-28

El Salvador

El Salvador

Alegaciones sobre el presunto asesinato de dos defensores, padre e hijo, de los derechos de las personas con discapacidad en El Salvador. Según la información recibida...

2015-05-06

Moldova

Moldova

Alleged forced eviction and continued residency in an institutional setting for 14 persons with intellectual and psychosocial disabilities in the city of Balti...

2015-03-31

Moldova

Moldova

Alleged deletion of two key provisions from an omnibus legislative bill concerning persons with disabilities, which will be subject to a second reading in the Parliament...

2015-03-27

Australia

Australia

Alleged ill-treatment and lack of adequate medical care of a prisoner with mental disabilities at Yalata Labour Prison. According to the information received, Mr. X, a 29-year-old United States citizen, has been subjected to ill-treatment and has not received adequate mental health care in detention.

2015-03-20

Spain

Spain

Presuntas restricciones del acceso a un aborto legal y seguro por parte de las menores y mujeres con capacidad legal modificada...

2015-03-12

France

France

Suivi d'un appel urgent concernant des allégations de refus du droit à l'éducation et menaces d'institutionnalisation forcée d’un enfant autiste. Selon les informations reçues...

2015-02-06

Malawi

Malawi

At least seven persons with albinism, including five young children, and two adults, Mr. Yohane Kamwendo (20 years old) and Ms. Malita Makolija (years 68 old), were kidnapped and killed in Malawi. More...

2015-01-23

Burundi

Burundi

Allégations d’exécutions arbitraires et de menaces de mort contre des personnes atteintes d’albinisme. Selon les informations reçues, le 12 décembre 2014...

2014-12-22

France

France

Allégations concernant le refus du droit à l’éducation et menaces d’institutionnalisation forcée d’un enfant autiste. Selon les informations reçues...

Working together

To improve the situation of persons with disabilities, we need to work together. The inclusion of persons with disabilities in human rights and development work can only come about through shared understanding and cooperation.

For inquiries related to the work of the Special Rapporteur, please contact sr.disability@ohchr.org

To communicate information regarding specific cases of violations of the rights of persons with disabilities, please go to the following section of the website of the Office of the UN High Commissioner of Human Rights:

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