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Right to Privacy: Human Rights Council creates UN Special Rapporteur

The UN Human Rights Council today adopted a landmark resolution on “the right to privacy in the digital age” that will establish for the first time a UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy.

March 26, 2015

Maldives: grossly unfair Nasheed conviction highlights judicial politicization

The conviction of the Maldives’ former president, Mohamed Nasheed, on terrorism charges after a grossly unfair trial marks a significant deterioration of the independence and impartiality of the country’s judiciary, said the ICJ.

March 26, 2015

Malaysia: ICJ condemns the arrest of lawyer, reiterates call for repeal of Sedition Act

The arrest and criminal investigation today of prominent human rights Malaysian lawyer Eric Paulsen, apparently in connection to messages he sent on Twitter, is another move towards Malaysia’s accelerating use of the archaic and draconian Sedition Act, said the ICJ.

March 23, 2015

Malaysia: Immediately release opposition lawmaker Tian Chua

The Malaysian government should immediately release from detention Malaysian Parliamentarian Tian Chua, the ICJ said.

March 20, 2015

Council of Europe: ICJ and AI submission on draft foreign fighters protocol

The ICJ and Amnesty International have presented a submission on the draft of an Additional Protocol supplementing the Council of Europe Convention on the Prevention of Terrorism.

March 19, 2015

Side event: legally binding instruments on business and human rights – European perspectives

This side event will take place on Thursday 19 March 2015, 12.00-14.00, at the Palais des Nations, Geneva, Room XXVII.

March 17, 2015