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Kazakhstan: ICJ endorses decision of the Astana Collegium of Lawyers in the case of Nurlan Beysekeyev

The ICJ considers the recent decision of the Collegium of Lawyers of Astana, which found no legal ground to initiate disciplinary proceedings against Nurlan Beysekeyev in relation to his representation of a client in Court, to be in line with international standards on the role of lawyers.

August 22, 2014

Thailand: allegations of torture against activist Kritsuda Khunasen require immediate investigation

The Royal Thai Government must conduct a prompt, independent and impartial investigation into allegations that military officers subjected Kritsuda Khunasen to torture, while holding her in incommunicado detention at a secret location for nearly one month, the ICJ said today.

August 4, 2014

Swaziland: ICJ condemns the harsh prison term imposed on Thulani Maseko and Bheki Makhubu

The ICJ condemned today the sentence imposed on Thulani Rudolph Maseko and Bheki Makhubu following their conviction on two counts of contempt of court.

July 25, 2014

Thailand: interim Constitution seems to ignore key pillars of rule of law

The new interim Constitution unveiled on Tuesday by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) includes several provisions that place the NCPO and its agents above the rule of law, the ICJ said today.

July 24, 2014

ICJ welcomes European Court ruling on renditions and secret detentions

Today’s judgments of the European Court of Human Rights, finding Poland responsible for violating the human rights of two victims of CIA renditions and secret detentions, involving enforced disappearance and torture, is a victory for the rule of law in Europe, the ICJ said today.

July 24, 2014

Russian Federation: ICJ concerned at prosecution of lawyer Georgy Antonov

The ICJ today expressed concern at recent attempts by Russian investigative authorities to impede the work of lawyer Georgy Antonov.

July 22, 2014