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Resolutions on sexual orientation, civil society, adopted as Human Rights Council session ends

As the UN Human Rights Council approached the conclusion of its 27th regular session tonight, it adopted resolutions including on the topics of violence and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity and the protection of civil society space.

September 26, 2014

Nepal: Adhikari death highlights injustice

The government of Nepal has failed for over a decade to deliver justice for the killing of Krishna Prasad Adhikari. In protest his father, Nanda Prasad Adhikari, died on September 22, 2014, after over 300 days on hunger strike, the ICJ and Human Rights Watch said today.

September 26, 2014

Bangladesh: ICJ urges Parliament to ensure laws governing impeachment of Supreme Court judges respect the independence of the judiciary

The ICJ expressed concern at the promulgation of a constitutional amendment that empowers the Bangladesh Parliament to impeach judges of the Supreme Court.

September 24, 2014

ICJ submission to the Human Rights Committee on Malta

The ICJ has provided a submission to the UN Human Rights Committee for its consideration during the examination of the Second and Third Periodic Reports of Malta under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

September 24, 2014
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