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Pakistan: resuming executions will not provide justice for Peshawar school attack

Pakistan should immediately halt carrying out the death penalty, said the ICJ today after two people were executed in the wake of the horrific attack on a school in Peshawar that killed 149 people, nearly all of them children.

December 20, 2014

ICJ presents expert opinion on migrants detention before Bosnian Constitutional Court

The ICJ presented today an expert opinion on the international law applicable to administrative detention of non-citizens before the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

December 19, 2014

Sudan: ICJ calls for release of arbitrarily detained lawyers Dr Amin Mekki Medani and Farouk Abu Issa

Prominent human rights lawyer Dr Amin Mekki Medani, and lawyer and political opposition leader Farouk Abu Issa, remain in detention at an unknown location. The two men were arbitrarily arrested by the Sudanese authorities in early December.

December 19, 2014

Nepal: independence critical for justice panels

The Nepal government should ensure more victim participation and improve transparency when selecting candidates for two independent commissions on the country’s decade-long conflict, the ICJ and other groups said today.

December 19, 2014

EU Court Opinion a major setback for human rights in Europe

Today’s Opinion by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in Luxembourg on the European Union’s (EU) accession to the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) is a regrettable setback for human rights in Europe, said Amnesty International, the ICJ and the AIRE Centre.

December 18, 2014

Maldives: removal of Supreme Court judges an assault on independence of the judiciary

The arbitrary and unlawful removal of the Chief Justice Ahmed Faiz Hussain (photo) and Supreme Court judge Justice Muthasim Adnan, constitutes an assault on the independence of the judiciary, the ICJ said today.

December 18, 2014