Colombia: “intelligence activities against human rights defenders, community leaders, justice operators, and the IACHR itself”, Cuba: “particular attention” paid by IACHR “to the situation of human rights defenders”, Venezuela: “conditions do not exist in Venezuela for human rights defenders and journalists to freely perform their occupations”.
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40% response rate to communications sent to States in 2009. SR urges States to “respond to communications in a timely and substantive manner“.
Special Rapporteur Margaret Sekaggya submitted four reports at the 13th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva:
- Security and protection of human rights defenders elaborated on the basis of HRDs responses to a questionnaire
- Summaries of individual cases raised by the SR during 2009 and summaries of Government responses
- Mission report (DRC)
- Mission report (Colombia)