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July-August ICJ E-Bulletin on counter-terrorism and human rights – no. 95

July-August ICJ E-Bulletin on counter-terrorism and human rights – no. 95

Read the 95th issue of ICJ’s monthly newsletter on proposed and actual changes in counter-terrorism laws, policies and practices and their impact on human rights at the national, regional and international levels.

September 4, 2015

Thailand: end prosecution of Phuketwan journalists and repeal criminal defamation laws

The Thai government must end proceedings against two journalists who were today acquitted of charges of defaming the Royal Thai Navy and immediately repeal the country’s criminal defamation laws, the ICJ said today.

September 1, 2015

Malaysia: authorities must safeguard right to peaceful assembly at Bersih 4.0

The Malaysian authorities must take effective measures to actively protect the rights of participants at the Bersih 4.0 rally in Kuala Lumpur this weekend, and ensure that the rally takes place without violent obstruction by counter demonstrators, said the ICJ today.

August 28, 2015

Zimbabwe: Annual Conference of Southern African Chief Justices’ Forum focuses on right to fair trial

The Africa Regional Programme of the ICJ co-hosted the Southern African Chief Justices’ Forum Annual Conference in Zimbabwe, held on 27-28 August 2015 under the theme “Guaranteeing the Right to a Fair Trial in Africa; Show casing Best Practice”.

August 28, 2015

Maldives: political crisis erodes rule of law and human rights

The Maldives government must immediately reverse the politicisation of the country’s judiciary and the erosion of rule of law in the country, said the ICJ and South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR) in a joint fact-finding report released today.

August 25, 2015