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Finalists for the Martin Ennals Award 2016 selected

The three human rights defenders selected for the award are Zone 9 Bloggers (Ethiopia), Ilham Tohti (China) and Razan Zaitouneh (Syria). The ICJ is member of the MEA Jury.

April 27, 2016

Kazakhstan: landmark court ruling in favour of lawyers’ rights

The ICJ welcomes the decision of the Almaty City Court in favour of Ayman Umarova, a lawyer who received repetitive demands from the investigative authorities to testify as a witness in a case in which she represented a client.

April 22, 2016

Kyrgyzstan: the UN Human Rights Committee decision on Azimzhan Askarov should be implemented promptly

The ICJ welcomed today’s decision of the UN Human Rights Committee in the case of Azimzhan Askarov, a Kyrgyz human rights activist, sentenced to life imprisonment in Kyrgyzstan.

April 21, 2016

Nepal: end intimidation of Human Rights Commission

The Nepal government should immediately stop all intimidation and harassment of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and its staff and respect its independence in line with international standards, the ICJ and other rights groups said today.

April 15, 2016

India: government must implement NALSA judgment and protect transgender people

The Indian government must ensure protection of rights of transgender people in line with its international obligations and the seminal ruling of the Supreme Court in National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) v. Union of India, the ICJ said in a briefing paper released today.

April 15, 2016

Malaysia: Government should reject proposal to make Attorney General chair of Bar Council

The Malaysian government should reject a proposal to make the Attorney General automatically the chair of the Bar Council of Malaysia, the ICJ said today.

April 7, 2016