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Five alleged victims that were supposedly linked to the Fuerza Demócrata Republicana (FDR), an unofficial political party in opposition to the Government, and were detained in Malabo, along with another 150 people, between the end of February and March 2002. The alleged victims were held in Black Beach Prison, Malabo, without being notified of the charges against them until 20 May 2002.

Republic of Equatorial Guinea

A document that outlines the basic rights and laws of Equatorial Guinea. The constitution was revised in 2012.

United Nations Economic and Social Council
January 1, 1981

Provision of UN experts made in 1981 explaining their opinion on how the human rights situation in Equatorial Guinea will change in the future years.

United Nations Economic and Social Council
May 27, 1983

Resolution requesting the Secretary-General, in conjunction with the Government of Equatorial Guinea, to consider what further measures could be taken by the United Nations to assist that Government in the continued implementation of the plan of action and to report to the Commission on Human Rights at its fortieth session

United Nations Economic and Social Council
May 24, 1984

Resolution requesting the Secretary-General to appoint an expert to visit Equatorial Guinea in order to study, in conjunction with the Government of that country, the best way of implementing the plan of action proposed by the United Nations

United Nations Economic and Social Council
July 1, 1986

Resolutions of the Council. considering that the conclusions and recommendations of the expert appointed by the Secretary-General pursuant to Council resolution 1984/36 concerning his most recent mission to Equatorial Guinea indicate that more needs to be done by the United Nations and the Government of Equatorial Guinea to implement and make better use of the plan of action proposed by the United Nations and accepted by the Government of Equatorial Guinea

United Nations Economic and Social Council
July 25, 1994

At its 43rd plenary meeting, on 25 July 1994, the Council, noting Commission on Human Rights resolution 1994/89 of 9 March 1994, approved the Commission's decision to renew for one year the mandate of the Special Rapporteur, and its request to the Special Rapporteur to report to the Commission at its fifty-first session. The Council further approved the Commission's request to the Secretary-General to provide the Special Rapporteur with all the assistance necessary for the discharge of his mandate.

Government of Equatorial Guinea
April 15, 2002

Transmits correspondence between the Government of Equatorial Guinea and the Special Representative on the Situation of Human Rights in Equatorial Guinea, regarding the Government's invitation to the Special Representative to visit the country pursuant to the arrest and detention of persons alleged to have plotted the assassination of the head of Government.

Government of Equatorial Guinea
June 10, 1991
United Nations

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948 was codified into two Covenants, which the General Assembly adopted on 16 December 1966. Together with the Optional Protocols, they constitute the "International Bill of Human Rights". The Covenant is a landmark in the efforts of the international community to promote human rights. It defends the right to life and stipulates that no individual can be subjected to torture, enslavement, forced labour and arbitrary detention or be restricted from such freedoms as movement, expression and association.

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