La CIDH presenta su Informe Anual 2009

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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The document provides summaries of the communications on specific cases addressed by the Special Rapporteur to 76 States from December 10 2008 to December 15, 2009, as well as summaries of the replies by States received and their observations.

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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:

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