1. This addendum to the report of the Special Rapporteur contains, on a country-by-countrybasis, summaries of general and individual allegations as well as urgent appeals transmitted toGovernments between 1 January and 31 December 2005, as well as replies received during thesame period. Observations made by the Special Rapporteur have also been included whereapplicable. Government replies received after 31 December 2005 will be included in therelevant addendum to Special Rapporteur’s next report.2. The Special Rapporteur recalls that in transmitting allegations and urgents appeals, hedoes not make any judgement concerning the merits of the cases, nor does he support the opinionof the persons on behalf of whom he intervenes.3. During the period under review, the Special Rapporteur transmitted 34 communicationsto the Governments of 25 countries: Bahrain, Chad, Chile, Democratic Republic of the Congo,Dominican Republic, Greece, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Israel, Malawi,Mexico, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syrian ArabRepublic, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, UnitedStates of America and Yemen, and Occupied Palestinian Territory. Only four responses to thesecommunications were received as well as six replies to communications transmitted by theSpecial Rapporteur over the past years
. The Special Rapporteur regrets that so manyGovernments failed to respond.4. Owing to restrictions to the length of documents, the Special Rapporteur reducedconsiderably details of communications sent and received.5. This report contains individual cases and general situations related to the mandate of theSpecial Rapporteur. This includes allegations related to the sale of children, sexual violence andabuse of children, trafficking of children, child bonded labour and child sexual exploitation.6. The names of the child victims whose cases are presented in this report have beenreplaced by initials, in order to respect their privacy and to prevent further victimization. The fullnames of all victims have been provided to the Government concerned.
BahrainLetter of allegation
7. On 19 September 2005, the Special Rapporteur, jointly with the Special Rapporteur onthe human rights of migrants, the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes andconsequences, and the Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women andchildren, sent a letter of allegation concerning the alleged mistreatment of migrant women andgirls working as domestic workers in Bahrain.
General statistical information on communications sent by special procedures in 2005 is available on OHCHRwebsite : www.ohchr.org