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Rights groups welcome African Commission’s decision to uphold complaint of human rights defenders tortured in Sudan

The ICJ and other rights groups welcome the decision Africa’s main human rights treaty body has made which recognizes Sudan’s obligation to protect human rights defenders and to ensure that their work promoting and protecting the rights of others is not hindered or frustrated.

February 19, 2015

ICJ submission on the Russian Federation to the Human Rights Committee

Today, the ICJ submitted information to the UN Human Rights Committee in advance of its examination of the Russian Federation’s seventh periodic report under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).

February 19, 2015

Leading legal voices intervene at UN level in the case of detained Swazi lawyer Thulani Maseko

Alleging a range of human rights violations by Swaziland in the cases of Thulani Maseko and Bheki Makhubu, leading legal advocates today filed a petition with the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (UNWGAD) in Geneva.

February 17, 2015

Kazakhstan: ICJ expert opinion on the use of decisions of the UN Committee Against Torture in proceedings before domestic courts

The ICJ presented its opinion in regard to the case of Oleg Evloev v. Kazakhstan. The underlying matters in the proceeding had been the subject of a decision by the UN Committee against Torture (CAT).

February 11, 2015
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