- Location of case in SG report
- Relevant SG report
- Year of the report
- From Country
- Country Geolocation
- Country Geolocation (linked Countries)
- Equatorial Guinea
- Sub-Saharan Africa
- UN body that raised the case prior to the SG report
- UN Treaty Bodies: HRC
- UN Special Procedures: Thematic
- Dates of prior UN action
- 3 September 2019; August 2019
- Type of record
- Named individual
- Was the victim a foreign national?
- Was the victim a minor?
- Individual's/organization's activity
of the NGO Centro de Estudios e Iniciativas para el Desarrollo de Guinea Ecuatorial (CEID, also CEIDGE)
- Type of rights defended
- Unclear in SG Report
- Was the victim a civil servant, member of the security forces or of the judiciary?
- Reported trigger of reprisal
following his engagement with the UPR of Equatorial Guinea in May 2019 and the Human Rights Committee’s review of the State party’s report in July 2019; On 3 April 2019, Mr. Okenve made a statement at the UPR pre-session in Geneva and submitted a joint written report, available online. 34 CEID also presented a written report for the 126th session of the Human Rights Committee in July 2019, available online. 3
- Engagement with UN body
- UN Treaty Bodies: HRC
- UN Human Rights Council: UPR
- Dates of engagement
- 3 April 2019; July 2019
- Type of attempted engagement
- Participation in meeting on UN premises
- Submission of information to UN
- Dates of mentioned reprisals
- Reprisal information
On 3 July 2019, CEID received a decision from the Minister of the Interior, dated 11 April 2019, ordering the dissolution of the association due to non-compliance with its statutes for carrying out political-partisan activities.
- Types of reprisals suffered
- Defamation / Defamation campaign
- Threats/Intimidations (incl. "fear of reprisal")
- Alleged/likely perpetrators
- State actors
- Was the reprisal based on new legislation?
- Does the report make general comment about country’s environment for engagement with UN?
- Government response dates
- 23 June 2020
- Government response content
Government responded to the note verbale sent in connection to the present report, indicating that the allegations presented have not been duly verified and do not correspond to the facts, as Mr. Okenve has made several public statements against the Government, which has created problems for him with law enforcement. The Government informed that resolution No. 01/2019 of 11 April 2019 dissolved CEID due to breach of art. 9.1 of the Law on Associations. The dissolution does not prevent human rights defenders from engaging in activities within the boundaries of the law.
- Is the country cited for a "pattern of reprisal" in the context of this case?
- Is a pattern of reprisals mentioned otherwise in the context of this case?
- Does the report cite "self-censorship" as an issue in the context of this case?
- How many times has the case been followed up in subsequent SG reports?