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Thailand: strengthen efforts to solve the apparent enforced disappearance of “Billy”

Thailand must strengthen its efforts to solve the apparent enforced disappearance of Karen human rights defender, Pholachi “Billy” Rakchongcharoen, who “disappeared” one year ago this Friday, said the ICJ.

April 16, 2015

Pakistan: trials of civilians before military tribunals a subversion of justice

In a briefing paper released today, the ICJ provides answers to key questions regarding the legal framework and political context of Pakistan’s move to allow military courts to try civilians for offenses allegedly related to terrorism.

April 15, 2015

Egypt: authorities must end actions against independent judges

The ICJ is deeply concerned over the decision of the High Judicial Council and the President of the Cairo Court of Appeal to investigate two judges with a view to referring them to the disciplinary Council.

April 14, 2015

Bangladesh: execution of Muhammad Kamaruzzaman undermines justice

The ICJ today condemned the execution of Muhammad Kamaruzzaman following an unfair trial. The ICJ repeated its call for the authorities in Bangladesh to institute an immediate moratorium on executions with a view to abolishing the death penalty in the country.

April 11, 2015

Malaysia: ICJ condemns passing of amendments of Sedition Act

The ICJ today condemned the passing of the amendments to the archaic 1948 Sedition Act by Parliament’s House of Representatives.

April 9, 2015

Shootings in courthouse in Milan, Italy

Among the victims of a gun attack today at the Palace of Justice of Milan, according to press reports, were Judge Fernando Ciampi and lawyer Lorenzo Alberto Claris Appiani.

April 9, 2015