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The ICJ urges Chinese authorities to release lawyers

China must immediately release all lawyers detained for carrying out their professional functions or for exercising their human rights, the ICJ said in a letter today to President Xi Jinping.

September 1, 2014

Pakistan: government fails to provide facts, justice, and reparations to victims

The ICJ, Amnesty International, and Human Rights Watch urge Pakistan’s government to stop the deplorable practice of state agencies abducting hundreds of people throughout the country without providing information about their fate or whereabouts.

August 29, 2014

Nepal: end impunity for enforced disappearances

On the eve of the annual International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, the ICJ once again calls on the Nepali authorities to provide justice to the hundreds of victims of enforced disappearances committed during the decade-long armed conflict.

August 29, 2014

Thailand: immediately withdraw criminal defamation complaint against human rights defender

The Thai Government and the Thai army should immediately stop their abusive resort to criminal defamation laws to silence human rights defenders, said the ICJ, Human Rights Watch, and Amnesty International today.

August 28, 2014

Five new Commissioners join the ICJ

The ICJ is delighted to announce five new Commissioners: Professor Kyong-Wahn Ahn (Republic of Korea), Justice Adolfo Azcuna (Philippines), Professor Miguel Carbonell (Mexico), Justice Yvonne Mokgoro (South Africa) and Justice Ajit Parkash Shah (India).

August 27, 2014

Pakistan: no more preventive detention

An opinion piece by Reema Omer, Legal Adviser, ICJ Asia & Pacific Programme

August 25, 2014