Communications sent since 2016

All communications issued after 1 June 2016 and replies from States received after 1 August 2016 are available in the searchable electronic database.

Communications are confidential until they are published in the joint communications report three to six months after they are transmitted to the concerned Governments. Allegation letters are identified with (AL), urgent appeal with (UA), and other communications with (OTH). Several communications are addressed jointly with other Special procedure mandates, and are therefore joint communications, identified with as JAL or JUA.

Below is a list of communications issued by the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery from April 2019, organised in a chronological order. It contains only those communications that have been published in Special Procedures communications database.

Country

Date

Type of comm and ref.

Summary of the allegations transmitted
(original language)

Reply from State

Brazil 07/06/2019JAL (BRA 08/2019)

Concerns regarding presidential Decree n. 9759/2019 of 11 April 2019, which according to its title "extinguishes and establishes guidelines, rules and limitations" for the administration of federal public collegiate bodies, through a number of provisions reversing the mechanisms necessary for the exercise of fundamental freedoms and the participation of civil society actors in public affairs.

 
Ecuador 03/04/2019JAL (ECU 04/2019)Presuntas violaciones de los derechos de los trabajadores y las familias que viven en haciendas en las plantaciones de abacá de la empresa japonesa Furukawa Plantaciones C. A. del Ecuador. 
Ecuador03/04/2019OTH (14/2019)Idem 
Japan03/04/2019 JAL (JPN 02/2019)Alleged violations of the rights of workers and families living on farms in the abaca plantations of the Japanese company Furukawa Plantaciones C.A. in Ecuador. 

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