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Russian Federation: ICJ concerned at prosecution of lawyer Georgy Antonov

The ICJ today expressed concern at recent attempts by Russian investigative authorities to impede the work of lawyer Georgy Antonov.

July 22, 2014

NGOs urge Court of Appeal to preserve access to justice to torture victims in UK rendition case

From Monday 21 July the Court of Appeal will hear the case of Abdul-Hakim Belhaj and Other v. Jack Straw & Others.

July 21, 2014

Swaziland: ICJ condemns the conviction of celebrated human rights lawyer and prominent journalist on charges of contempt of court

The ICJ is appalled by the decision of the High Court in Swaziland to convict Thulani Rudolph Maseko and Bheki Makhubu on contempt of court charges.

July 18, 2014

Serious setback: Singapore breaks moratorium on death penalty

The ICJ condemns the execution of Tan Hai Liang and Foong Chee Peng in Singapore today. By executing the two men, Singapore breaks the moratorium it has respected since 2011.

July 18, 2014

Thailand: “Disappearance” of Billy demands special investigation

The decision of a Thai criminal court today to dismiss the habeas corpus petition on behalf Pholachi “Billy” Rakchongcharoen highlights the need for the Thai Government to launch a special investigation into his possible enforced disappearance, the ICJ said.

July 17, 2014

Pakistan: newly enacted counter-terrorism law endangers human rights

The Protection of Pakistan Act 2014 signed today by the President will aggravate human rights violations in the country instead of helping to protect Pakistani people from attacks by armed groups, the ICJ says.

July 11, 2014