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Swaziland: release of human rights defenders Thulani Maseko and Bheki Makhubu a victory for the rule of law

The ICJ welcomes the decision of the Supreme Court of Swaziland to uphold the appeal of imprisoned human rights defenders Thulani Maseko and Bheki Makhubu and ordering their immediate release.

June 30, 2015

Israel/Palestine: the Gaza Commission of Inquiry, a step towards accountability, but further decisive actions are needed

The ICJ calls on the UN Human Rights Council and the Security Council to respond to the findings of the Independent Commission of Inquiry on the 2014 Gaza Conflict, and fully implement all its recommendations.

June 29, 2015

Thailand: end prosecution of Phuketwan journalists for reporting on Rohingya trafficking crisis

The Thai Government must drop criminal charges against two journalists from the online news outlet Phuketwan who are about to go on trial on 14 July 2015 for writing about the trafficking of the Rohingya, the ICJ said today.

June 29, 2015

ICJ intervenes in case of migrant’s detention and access to justice in Italy

The ICJ submitted today a third party intervention before the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Richmond Yaw and others v. Italy regarding the detention of four migrants in Italian Centres for Identification and Expulsion.

June 26, 2015

Nepal: new Constitution must fully incorporate human rights through an inclusive process

While welcoming the recent momentum towards finalizing the drafting of a new Constitution, the ICJ said that the Constituent Assembly in Nepal must ensure strong and effective protections for all human rights, consistent with its international human rights obligations.

June 25, 2015

Kyrgyz Republic: Supreme Court decision protects the role of lawyers and the independence of the judiciary

The ICJ today welcomed the decisions by the Kyrgyz Supreme Court declaring illegal the recent government searches of the homes and offices of lawyers, and seizures of their legal files.

June 25, 2015