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UN Human Rights Council: Egypt and others’ initiative to “protect the family” bodes ill for family members’ human rights

Joint statement by the ICJ and Amnesty International after a group of States, led by Egypt, proposed a resolution on “protection of the family” at the ongoing 29th regular session of the UN Human Rights Council.

July 1, 2015

Swaziland: release of human rights defenders Thulani Maseko and Bheki Makhubu a victory for the rule of law

The ICJ welcomes the decision of the Supreme Court of Swaziland to uphold the appeal of imprisoned human rights defenders Thulani Maseko and Bheki Makhubu and ordering their immediate release.

June 30, 2015

Israel/Palestine: the Gaza Commission of Inquiry, a step towards accountability, but further decisive actions are needed

The ICJ calls on the UN Human Rights Council and the Security Council to respond to the findings of the Independent Commission of Inquiry on the 2014 Gaza Conflict, and fully implement all its recommendations.

June 29, 2015

Thailand: end prosecution of Phuketwan journalists for reporting on Rohingya trafficking crisis

The Thai Government must drop criminal charges against two journalists from the online news outlet Phuketwan who are about to go on trial on 14 July 2015 for writing about the trafficking of the Rohingya, the ICJ said today.

June 29, 2015
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