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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

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

Russian Federation: ICJ calls for prompt and effective investigation into killing of lawyer Vitaliy Moiseyev

The ICJ today expressed serious concern at the killing of lawyer Vitaliy Moiseyev and his wife Elena Moiseyeva in the Moscow region.

October 24, 2014

Bolivia: politicians’ “trial” of judges an affront to the independence of the judiciary

The ICJ condemns the imminent “trial” of Constitutional Court judges by Bolivia’s Senate, in proceedings that could see the judges sent to prison over politicians’ disagreement with a legal ruling.

October 16, 2014

Malaysia: government must protect lawyers protesting against sedition law

The Malaysian government must ensure a rally tomorrow by lawyers protesting the country’s stifling Sedition Act can proceed peacefully, without undue interference by the police, who must take lawful measures to prevent violence from counter protesters, said the ICJ today.

October 15, 2014