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Complaints addressed by the mandate

All the communications the Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights has addressed since the establishment of the mandate in 2009 have been made public in the joint communications reports of special procedures mandate holders, issued three time a year for the sessions of the Human Rights Council. To access any of the original letters sent by the Special Rapporteur and the response 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 of the date they were sent.

In addition, a document listing in alphabetical order by country all the communications ever addressed by the mandate can be found here. Allegation letters are identified with (AL), urgent appeal with (UA). Most communications are addressed jointly with other Special procedure mandates, and are therefore joint communications, identified with as JAL or JUA.

In the table below, you will find the communications addressing laws, regulations and policies, also called "Other letters" (OL).

Latest communications:

Country Date Type of comm and ref. Summary of the allegations transmitted  (original language) Reply from State



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




CAN 4/2018

Information received concerning changes to the sexuality education curriculum of the Province of Ontario.




HUN 6/2018

Information received concerning a governmental directive forbidding the teaching of the subject of gender studies at institutions of higher education




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.