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Myanmar: writ of Habeas Corpus can help protect human rights

The Myanmar government should begin using the writ of habeas corpus to prevent unfair arrests and detention, the ICJ said today as it released its Handbook on Habeas Corpus in Myanmar.

May 27, 2016

Myanmar lawyers and activists discuss key sexual orientation and gender identity issues with experts

The ICJ hosted a workshop on “Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and International Human Rights Law” in Yangon on 14 and 15 May 2016.

May 15, 2016

New ICJ report and documentary: illusory justice, prevailing impunity in Tunisia

In a new report released today, the ICJ called on the Tunisian authorities to adopt comprehensive legal and policy reforms as well as practical measures to fully guarantee effective remedy and reparation for victims of human rights violations.

May 13, 2016

Nepal: 9-point deal undermines transitional justice

Nepal’s leading political parties should not bargain away justice for victims of serious human rights abuses as part of an agreement to form a new coalition government, the ICJ, Human Rights Watch, and Amnesty International said today.

May 13, 2016

Imminent executions in Singapore and Indonesia must be halted

The ICJ and other human rights organizations condemn the imminent executions of Kho Jabing in Singapore and at least 15 individuals which apparently includes, 4 Chinese nationals, 2 Nigerians, 2 Zimbabweans, 1 Senegalese, 1 Pakistani and 5 Indonesian nationals in Indonesia.

May 13, 2016

Russian Federation: judges in Chechnya must be protected from pressure

The ICJ is concerned at the reported resignations of federal judges in the Chechen Republic of the Russian Federation following apparent pressure by the acting Head of the Republic Ramzan Kadyrov who had suggested that resignation would be the “most correct decision of their lives”.

May 12, 2016