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Viet Nam – lift retaliatory travel restrictions on human rights defender

The International Commission of Jurists today called on the government of Viet Nam to immediately return human rights defender Pham Chi Dung’s passport so he can travel to the United States to testify before Congress later this month.

April 25, 2014

Swaziland: trial of human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko and journalist Bheki Makhubu commences

On Tuesday 22 April 2014 Judge Mpendulo Simelane began hearing evidence in the High Court in Swaziland in the trial of human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko and journalist Bheki Makhubu for contempt of court.

April 23, 2014

Australian Court: Resort cannot use religion to justify discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation

The ICJ welcomes the 16 April 2014 judgment of the Court of Appeal of Victoria, Australia, in Christian Youth Camps Ltd & Anor v Cobaw Community Health Services Ltd & Ors [2014] VSCA 75. The ICJ intervened as amicus curiae in the case.

April 21, 2014

Malaysia: ICJ saddened by death of prominent lawyer and human rights defender Karpal Singh

Karpal Singh, a prominent Malaysian lawyer, human rights defender and parliamentarian who fought courageously for equality, justice and democracy in the country, was killed in a road accident.

April 17, 2014

Nepal: reject draft Truth and Reconciliation bill

Nepali legislators should reject problematic provisions of the proposed Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) bill introduced in parliament on April 9, 2014, said Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and the ICJ.

April 17, 2014