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Letpadaung convictions taint the legal system in Myanmar

An opinion piece by Vani Sathisan, ICJ International Legal Adviser, and Hayman Oo, ICJ Legal researcher, in Yangon.

May 22, 2015

Thailand: return country to democracy and the rule of law

On the one-year anniversary of the military coup of 22 May 2014, the ICJ urges Thailand to restore democracy and the rule of law, revoke the repressive laws passed since the coup, and ensure that any revised Constitution meets international human rights and rule of law standards.

May 21, 2015

Pakistan: HRCP, ICJ demand clarification on juveniles’ trial by military courts

The ICJ and the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) have expressed deep concern that following the 21st amendment, juveniles suspected of committing offences related to terrorism could end up being tried by the newly constituted military courts.

May 21, 2015

Indonesia: grant Mary Jane Veloso permanent reprieve from execution and abolish death penalty

In a letter sent this week, the ICJ urged President Joko Widodo to grant Mary Jane Veloso, a Filipino national on death row in Indonesia, a permanent reprieve from execution and to impose a moratorium on executions, with a view of abolishing death penalty in the near future.

May 19, 2015

Tunisia: deeply flawed Judicial Council law should be halted, revised

The ICJ today called on the Tunisian President to refrain from promulgating Organic Law No. 16/2015 on the High Judicial Council (HJC), and urged the Tunisian authorities to act to reform the deeply flawed articles of the law in full compliance with international standards on judicial independence.

May 18, 2015

Egypt: executions and mass death sentences a profound disregard for the right to life

The ICJ condemns ongoing egregious human rights violations, including the right to life by the Egyptian authorities and facilitated by unfair judicial proceedings.

May 18, 2015