A/HRC/18/19 United Nations General Assembly Distr.: General 21 July 2011 Original: English Human Rights Council Eighteenth session Agenda item 2 Annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner For Human Rights and reports of the Office of the High Commissioner and the Secretary-General Cooperation with the United Nations, its representatives and mechanisms in the field of human rights Report of the Secretary-General* Summary The present report is submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 12/2, in which the Council invited the Secretary-General to submit a report to the Council at its fourteenth session, and annually thereafter, in accordance with its programme of work, containing a compilation and analysis of any available information, from all appropriate sources, on alleged reprisals against the persons referred to in paragraph 1 of the resolution, as well as recommendations on how to address the issues of intimidation and reprisals. In the introduction, the efforts made to raise awareness of the issue of reprisals and intimidation and related efforts to combat it made by various stakeholders are highlighted. The report contains information gathered during the period under review, from 20 March 2010 to 15 June 2011. It provides an account of situations in which persons have been reportedly intimidated or suffered reprisals for having cooperated with the United Nations, its representatives and mechanisms in the field of human rights. In some instances, it was not possible to record additional cases owing to specific security concerns or because the individuals subjected to reprisals explicitly requested that their cases not be raised publicly. This chapter also contains follow-up information received regarding cases mentioned in previous reports. The report provides concluding remarks and recommendations. * GE.11- 15071 Late submission.

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