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Signatories: UNHCR, UNICEF, OHCHR Regional Office for Europe, IOM, Save the Children, Missing Children Europe, Terre des Hommes, World Vision, Caritas Europe, Danish Refugee Council, International Commission of Jurists, PICUM, Child Focus, Act Alliance, CIRE, CNCD-11.11.11, ... Children
NEW YORK -- The Geneva-based International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), an international human rights non-governmental organization composed of some 60 eminent jurists, including senior judges, attorneys and academics who are experts in international justice systems and international law, sent ...

The International Commission of Jurists' Rebecca Horton said the government "continues to misuse the law to clamp down on the political opposition, on civil society and on ordinary individuals under the guise of the 'rule of law'". R Iniyan Ilango, speaking for the Forum-Asia, Front Line Defenders, ...
This is an edited version of a speech by Kingsley Abbott, senior international legal adviser of the International Commission of Jurists, at an Asia News Network symposium "Election 2018/9: What does it mean for Asia?" on March 16 in Bangkok. ANN is an alliance of 24 leading media in 20 Asian countries.
The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) on Thursday reiterated the importance of involving international judges in an accountability mechanism in Sri Lanka, stating without this it would not be credible. "The ICJ reiterates that, in line with operative paragraph 6 of resolution 30/1, 1 the ...
Human rights organisations, including the International Commission of Jurists and several UN human rights bodies, have recommended that the AFSPA be repealed or significantly amended. In India, the Justice Jeevan Reddy Committee set up to review the working of the AFSPA has advocated its repeal. Government Agencies

International Commission of Jurists said Sri Lanka had not made sufficient progress on its commitments and obligations as reflected in Council resolution 30/1, noting that only the Office on Missing Persons was operational, while the process on establishing the other mechanisms was unclear. In ...
MANILA - A group of 60 judges and lawyers from all corners of the globe has branded President Duterte's decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) as "hasty and ill-conceived." In a statement, International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) Secretary-General Sam Zarifi said the ...
The International Commission of Jurists urges President Rodrigo Roa Duterte to reconsider his decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court. ... MANILA, Philippines - The International Commission of Jurists urged the Philippine government to reconsider what the ICJ called its "hasty ...
"This is an embarrassing attempt to create legal cover, and a self-serving effort to avoid accountability and place himself above Philippine and international law," said Sam Zarifi, Secretary General of the International Commission of Jurists. Duterte 'digging his own grave' with ICC withdrawal, says lawyer.
... children to ensure fingerprint collection is carried out in compliance with CRC Article 3. The statement is undersigned by more than 20 organizations including the UNHCR, UNICEF, OHCHR Regional Office for Europe, IOM, Save the Children, World Vision, and the International Commission of Jurists.
"This is an embarrassing attempt to create legal cover, and a self-serving effort to avoid accountability and place himself above Philippine and international law," said Sam Zarifi, Secretary General of the International Commission of Jurists. The London-based rights group Amnesty International called the ...
The coalition includes signatories such as UNHCR, UNICEF, OHCHR Regional Office for Europe, IOM, Save the Children, Missing Children Europe, Terre des Hommes, World Vision, Caritas Europe, Danish Refugee Council, International Commission of Jurists, PICUM, Child Focus, Act Alliance, CIRE, ...
The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), together with the United Nations Human Rights Council and Amnesty International Thailand, hosted the seminar at Thammasat University to discuss loopholes that undermine protection for torture victims and cases involving forced dissapearances. "The DSI ...
The Jamaat, which has since been banned from contesting elections, has accused the Hasina government of politicising the Tribunal, while the International Commission of Jurists has stated that the tribunal does "not adhere to international standards of a fair trial and due process". {articleGUID}. The author ...
Over her 20-year judicial career, Bossa has received several accolades in recognition of her distinguished performance, including human rights. She is a member of the International Commission of Jurists, International Association of Women judges, the African Centre of Democracy and the East African ...
The International Commission of Jurists submitted a written statement on human rights situation in Nepal to the 37th session of the Human Rights Council, highlighting 'the continuing problems of impunity in Nepal.' The UNHRC's 37th session is taking place from February 26 to March 23. According to a ...

He subsequently served as a judge of the High Court of Botswana. Justice Chinhengo has been a member of the International Commission of Jurists since 2009. I stress that I am simply presenting Justice Chinhengo as an example of an eminent Zimbabwean who could be the Presidential candidate put ...
The NGOs, including Human Rights Watch and the International Commission of Jurists, called on the U.S., European Union (EU) and individual European countries to "denounce these farcical elections, rather than continue with largely unquestioning support for a government presiding over the country's ...
Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and the International Commission of Jurists said in a statement Tuesday the government had deliberately hamstrung two commissions tasked with probing crimes committed during the country's brutal 10-year civil war by failing to allocate adequate funds and ...
A lawyer for Egypt's former top anti-graft official says authorities have arrested his client, the latest chapter in the upheaval that has gripped the country ahead of next month's presidential election. The lawyer, Ali Taha, says Hesham Genena was arrested on Tuesday at his home in a Cairo suburb.
(New York) – The one-year extensions of Nepal's two transitional justice mechanisms without necessary legal and institutional reforms ordered by the Supreme Court and the United Nations are insufficient to comply with international standards, Amnesty International, the International Commission of Jurists, ...
International lawyers and human rights activists have appealed in an open letter to the head of Iran's High Council for Human Rights for an end to the regime's persecution of the Baha'is. The signatories, who include Baroness Kennedy of the Shaws, QC, a member of the International Commission of Jurists, ...
Organizations such as Amnesty International and the International Commission of Jurists are using the anniversary of Somchai's disappearance to renew their calls for the military government to comply with international human rights obligations. Both Amnesty and the commission said they had read the ...
Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Following an International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) vote conducted between December and January, Supreme Court judge, Justice Lillian Tibatemwa Ekirikubinza has been awarded a five year term to work as a commissioner at the International Court of Justice ...
A 2015 report by the International Commission of Jurists entitled “On Trial: The Implementation of Pakistan's Blasphemy Laws”highlights other injustices. According to the report, court rooms are hostile environments for those accused of blasphemy. Often they are flooded by members of extremist groups ...
Sean Bain, legal adviser at the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) in Yangon, told The Myanmar Times that diplomatic actors and the UN should go on to speak out strongly on human rights concerns and consistently place human rights up front. “We're concerned that recent statements from western ...
He subsequently served as a judge of the High Court of Botswana. Justice Chinhengo has been a member of the International Commission of Jurists since 2009. I stress that I am simply presenting Justice Chinhengo as an example of an eminent Zimbabwean who could be the Presidential candidate put ...
Fourteen international and Egyptian rights groups, including Human Rights Watch and the International Commission of Jurists, condemned the forthcoming March presidential elections, accusing the Sisi government of having “trampled over even the minimum requirements for free and fair elections” in his ...
(New York) – The one-year extensions of Nepal's two transitional justice mechanisms without necessary legal and institutional reforms ordered by the Supreme Court and the United Nations are insufficient to comply with international standards, Amnesty International, the International Commission of Jurists, ...
The 14 groups, including Human Rights Watch and the International Commission of Jurists, said on Tuesday that el-Sissi's government has "suppressed freedoms, arrested potential candidates and rounded up their supporters." They say Egypt is moving away from democracy with every election.
"A proposed new law regulating public assembly adopted by the Philippine House of Representatives would allow for unlawful restrictions on the right to peaceful assembly," the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) said in a press release. “This legislation deceives us into thinking that there is no more ...
The International Commission Of Jurists. Prof Crawford addresses the ICJ and ILF event on the next 50 years of international law. The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) has threatened legal action against public officers who disregard court orders. The commission is considering filing petitions ...
It does not have any legal foundation as the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and many others pointed out when it was initiated.” “These politically motivated proceedings will not detract me from my writing and speaking out for much needed reforms of Pakistan's foreign and domestic policies,” he ...
He also said that the case had been reopened for propaganda purposes only because it was devoid of any legal foundation as was pointed out by the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) in the initial days of the case. Haqqani pointed out that Pakistanis and the world have always known that he was ...
International Commission of Jurists (ICJ-K) is planning public interest litigation against officers who operate "in a manner that paints high levels of impunity". Those targeted include Interior cabinet secretary Fred Matiang'i, ICT's Joe Mucheru, IG Joseph Boinnet and commanders of various police units.
Kingsley Abbott, senior international legal adviser at the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), noted that the law was being wielded by the ruling Cambodian People's Party against critics, echoing an ICJ report last year that said rule of law was “virtually absent” in the Cambodian justice system.
Police yesterday fired tear gas to break civil society protests in Nairobi's CBD against closure of three major TV stations and a return to dictatorship. Kenya Human Rights Commission director George Kegoro, his deputy director Davis Malombe and International Commission of Jurists chairman Njonjo Mue ...
Upon his retirement from the High Court of Australia in February 2009, Justice Kirby was Australia's longest-serving judicial officer. He served as president of the International Commission of Jurists, as the UN Special Representative for Human Rights in Cambodia, and on the UNAIDS Reference Group on ...
YANGON, Myanmar — For Myanmar's army, the campaign of atrocity it has waged to drive hundreds of thousands of ethnic Rohingya Muslims out of the country is no innovation. The force was born in blood 76 years ago and has been shedding it ever since. Its founders, known as the Thirty Comrades, ...
Reema Omer legal advisor to International Commission of Jurists highlighted various aspects of National and International laws. She said that despite of absence of clear cut legal framework the Govt has to fulfill its duties in the light of the judgemnts given by Supreme Court in such cases, its international ...
... with the names and accompanying photographs of more than 1,400 men, women and children under the heading “Members of ARSA Terrorist Group” constitutes an assault on human rights and contravenes key principles of the rule of law, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) said in a statement.
MANILA, Philippines – The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) expressed concern over the possible impact of the decision by the Philippines' Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to revoke the registration of Rappler on freedom of expression in the country. “The ICJ is concerned that the ...
International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) said that case "may have been retaliatory and politically motivated." "If such restrictions on freedom of expression are enforced with the actual aim of punishing or preventing critical political expression, or are enforced only against some political or other opinions are ...
Myanmar's government must take concrete action to counteract decades of military impunity for human rights violations, the International Commission of Jurists concluded in a report published today. The report, Achieving Justice for Gross Human Rights Violations in Myanmar, finds that gross human rights ...
THE International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) says the appointment of military officials to cabinet positions in President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government undermines the credibility of the military and creates trust issues given that the officials in question directly contributed to former president Robert ...
Raja Shehadeh's latest book is Where the Line Is Drawn: A Tale of Crossings, Friendships, and Fifty Years of Occupation in Israel-Palestine. He is a founder of the human rights group Al-Haq, an affiliate of the International Commission of Jurists. (January 2018) ...
According to Kingsley Abbott, a senior international legal adviser at the International Commission of Jurists, a global watchdog, this culture of impunity goes back many years in Thailand, and extends beyond police simply failing to arrest high-profile perpetrators. "Certain investigations have seemingly ...
If you know a Canadian who is doing good work in the field of human rights, the Canadian section of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) wants to hear about it. Walter Tarnopolsky. Legal scholar, judge and human rights advocate Walter S. Tarnopolsky. ICJ Canada administers the Tarnopolsky ...
Led by Kenya Human Rights Commission and the International Commission of Jurists, they noted the government must uphold the spirit of constitutionalism. ICJ's Njonjo Mue announced that the protests dubbed 'Not in my country' will begin on Monday, the goal being to stand up to the government and ...


 

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