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Rohingya in Myanmar; International judges and accountability in Sri Lanka – statement to UN

The ICJ, joined by FIDH, Franciscans International, and IMADR, today delivered a statement to the UN Human Rights Council, on the situation of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, and on the need for active participation by international judges in the judicial mechanism to be adopted in Sri Lanka as part of the process of accountability and […]

June 29, 2016

244 NGOs urge support for UN resolution on civil society

The ICJ has joined a group of 244 civil society organizations, spanning across all regions of the world, to call on States at the UN Human Rights Council to cosponsor the resolution on civil society space, to vote against amendments proposed by the Russian Federation that would weaken it, and to vote in favour of […]

June 29, 2016

Call for independent UN expert on discrimination and violence based on sexual orientation and gender identity

The ICJ today joined 567 other organisations, from 142 countries, in a statement to the UN Human Rights Council calling on the Council to create an Independent UN Expert to address discrimination and violence against persons based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

June 27, 2016

Nepal: revise Torture Bill to comply with human rights law – new ICJ briefing paper

 Nepal’s new anti-torture bill is a welcome effort, but it must be revised to comply fully with international human rights law, the ICJ said in a briefing paper released today.

June 26, 2016
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