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ICJ and ECRE fourth submission on the implementation of M.S.S. judgment

The ICJ and ECRE presented a joint letter on the situation of the asylum and reception systems in Greece to the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe.

March 2, 2015

Nepal: Government must implement landmark Supreme Court decision against impunity

The Nepali government must fully implement yesterday’s decision of the Supreme Court rejecting the possibility of amnesties for perpetrators of serious human rights abuses during the country’s civil war, said today the ICJ.

February 27, 2015

Rights groups welcome African Commission’s decision to uphold complaint of human rights defenders tortured in Sudan

The ICJ and other rights groups welcome the decision Africa’s main human rights treaty body has made which recognizes Sudan’s obligation to protect human rights defenders and to ensure that their work promoting and protecting the rights of others is not hindered or frustrated.

February 19, 2015

Leading legal voices intervene at UN level in the case of detained Swazi lawyer Thulani Maseko

Alleging a range of human rights violations by Swaziland in the cases of Thulani Maseko and Bheki Makhubu, leading legal advocates today filed a petition with the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (UNWGAD) in Geneva.

February 17, 2015

Federal Court judgment on Anwar Ibrahim’s ‘sodomy II’ appeal a blow to human rights in Malaysia

The ICJ today expressed deep concern over the ruling of the Federal Court upholding the conviction on “sodomy charges” of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim by the Court of Appeal under the colonial-era Section 377B of the Penal Code.

February 10, 2015