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Communications on legislation and policy

All communications of the Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights have been made public in the joint communications reports of special procedures mandate holders. This report is issued three times per year for the sessions of the Human Rights Council. To access any of the original letters sent by the Special Rapporteur and responses received by concerned States, please go to the joint communication reports page, or the communication database, and select "Cultural rights" in the list of mandates. Past communications will appear in chronological order by the date they were sent.

Allegation letters are identified as AL, and urgent appeals as UA. Most communications are addressed jointly with other Special procedure mandates, and are therefore joint communications, identified as JAL or JUA.

In the table below, you will find the communications addressing laws, regulations and policies, also known as "Other letters" (OTH). These are identified as JOL when signed jointly by other Special Rapporteurs.   

Country Date Type of comm and ref. Summary of the allegations transmitted  (original language) Reply from State
Armenia29/03/2018 JOL
ARM 1/2018
Information received concerning the Law on Prevention of Violence within the Family, Protection of Victims of Violence within the Family and Restoration of Peace in the Family, adopted by the National Assembly (Parliament) of Armenia on 8 December 2017 31 May 2018
China12/01/2018 JOL
CHN 1/2018
Information received concerning the directive on bilingual education issued on 28 June 2017 by Hotan's Education Department. 15 Mar 2018
Cuba12/06/2019JOL
CUB 2/2019
Información recibida en relación al Decreto 349 sobre "Contravenciones de las regulaciones en materia de política cultural y sobre la prestación de servicios artísticos", que entró en vigor el 7 de diciembre de 2018, y señalar a la atención del Gobierno de su Excelencia la información que hemos recibido en relación con las restricciones impuestas al derecho a la libertad de expresión artística y creatividad, al derecho a la libertad de expresión y al derecho a la libertad de reunión pacífica y a la libertad de asociación, como resultado de la aplicación del mencionado decreto 15 Aug 2019
Canada20/12/2018JOL
CAN 4/2018
Information received concerning changes to the sexuality education curriculum of the Province of Ontario. 7/05/2019
European Union26/10/2017 JOL
OTH 26/2017
Informations reçues concernant des mesures discriminatoires dont auraient été victimes des femmes rurales Abbeys dans deux villages du sud de la Côte d'Ivoire (Offa et Gouabo) relativement à leur droit à la propriété de la terre dans le cadre d'un projet financé par l'Union EuropéenneNo
Hungary12/09/2018JOL
HUN 6/2018
Information received concerning a governmental directive forbidding the teaching of the subject of gender studies at institutions of higher educationNo
Israel2/11/2018JOL
ISR 12/2018
Information received concerning the adoption of the new Basic Law: Israel as the Nation-State of the Jewish People by the Israeli Knesset, on 19 July 2018.No
Mauritania14 May 2018JOL
MRT 1/2018
Informations reçues la révision de l'article 306 du Code pénal mauritanien. Le projet de loi portant révision du Code pénal a été validé par le Gouvernement le 17 novembre 2017, lors du Conseil des ministres. Le 27 avril 2018, le projet de loi a ensuite été adopté par consensus par l'Assemblée NationaleNo
Other (Grainger PLC) 9/08/2019  


8/05/2018
JOL
OTH 39/2019

OTH 14/2018  
Follow-up letter to OTH 13/2109  


Information received concerning the alleged planned expulsion and demolition of the Seven Sisters Indoor Market, in the London Borough of Haringey, for a regeneration initiative which would reportedly have threatened the livelihood and cultural life of the residents and shop owners mainly of minority origins
No    


Yes,
11 May 2018
05 Feb 2019
Other (Transport for London) 8/05/2018 JOL
OTH 17/2018
Information received concerning the alleged planned expulsion and demolition of the Seven Sisters Indoor Market, in the London Borough of Haringey, for a regeneration initiative which would reportedly have threatened the livelihood and cultural life of the residents and shop owners mainly of minority origins. 14 Jun 2018