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Sri Lanka: UN Human Rights Committee expresses concern, urges reforms to protect independence of the Judiciary

The UN Human Rights Committee today emphasized the need for Sri Lanka to take legislative and other measures to address concerns for the independence of the judiciary in the country.

October 30, 2014

ICJ report highlights “undocumented” justice for migrants in Italy

An ICJ report, published today following a mission to Italy, examines the effectiveness of the Italian legal system in delivering access to justice for undocumented migrants who challenge orders for their expulsion or administrative detention.

October 30, 2014

Court of Appeal affirms role for domestic courts in UK torture claims

High Court bar on Abdul-Hakim Belhaj and Fatima Bouchar pursuing claim against UK officials allegedly involved in their abduction and illegal transfer to Libya is overturned.

October 30, 2014

Saudi Arabia: quash convictions of lawyers convicted for exercising their right to freedom of opinion and expression

The ICJ calls for the convictions of Abdulrahman Al-Subaihi, Bandar Al-Nogithan and Abdulrahman Al-Rumaih, three prominent Saudi lawyers, to be quashed and for the Saudi authorities to end their sustained crackdown on lawyers and human rights defenders.

October 30, 2014
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