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Malaysia: Tian Chua conviction another abuse under repressive Sedition Act

The conviction of Member of Parliament Tian Chua under the 1948 Sedition Act increases already severe restrictions on freedom of expression in Malaysia, said the ICJ today.

September 28, 2016

Russian Federation: seminar on independence and efficiency of courts

Today, the ICJ, in cooperation with the Institute of Law and Public Policy (ILPP) held a round table discussion “Independence, effectiveness and quality of justice: comparative perspectives” in Moscow.

September 26, 2016

Justice for “disappearances”

An opinion piece by Reema Omer, ICJ Legal Adviser in Pakistan.

September 26, 2016

The Philippines must get rid of its militias now

An opinion piece by Emerlynne Gil, ICJ Senior International Legal Adviser, Asia & Pacific Programme, based in Bangkok, Thailand.

September 22, 2016

Russian Federation: ICJ intervenes before European Court in a case of extradition to Kyrgyzstan

The ICJ intervened today before the European Court of Human Rights in a case of extradition of a Kyrgyz national of Uzbek ethnicity to his country of origin, where he could be at risk of torture or ill-treatment.

September 22, 2016

Thailand: verdict in Andy Hall case underscores need for defamation to be decriminalized

The ICJ expresses its disappointment with today’s verdict criminalizing the work of human rights defender, Andy Hall, and calls upon Thailand to decriminalize defamation and amend the Computer Crime Act in line with international standards protecting freedom of expression.

September 20, 2016