UN Special Procedures Watch — Weekly Summary (23–31 December 2017)

Week in Numbers

6 Special Procedures undertook public advocacy

3 public statements issued

3 countries subject to Special Procedures attention

Public Advocacy

Six Special Procedures mandates issued public statements this week, one of which is a joint statement. These mandates were:

1. Enforced disappearances

2. Extrajudicial executions

3. Indigenous peoples

4. Internally displaced people

5. International order

6. Truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence

Countries in Focus

Three countries were subject to Special Procedures public action this past week:

1. Peru

2. Philippines

3. Venezuela

Visits scheduled to begin in January 2018 include:

Public Consultation

Special procedures are tasked to report to the Human Rights Council, General Assembly or both bodies annually. These reports are based on research, country visits, and submissions from governments and non-government sources received through public consultation. Two mandates have recently put out calls for submissions:

List of statements issued during the week

1. Philippines warned over “massive” impact of military operations on Mindanao indigenous peoples, www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=22567&LangID=E (27 December 2017)

2. Peru: UN human rights experts appalled by Fujimori pardon, www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=22568&LangID=E (28 December 2017)

3. Venezuela: UN independent expert welcomes government action after his visit, www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=22569&LangID=E (28 December 2017)