Human Rights Council: ICJ intervention on human rights situation in Zimbabwe and Tibet
The ICJ called on the Council to press Zimbabwe to ensure free and fair polling.
The Zimbabwean Government has escalated political repression, including torture, expulsions, enforced disappearance and extra-judicial executions, leading to a total erosion of the rule of law.
The ICJ demanded that the Council urge the African Union and the SADC to finally exercise claimed responsibility for solutions of human rights crisis on the continent, and request its relevant special procedures to seek a joint visit to Zimbabwe to prevent further gross and systematic violations of human rights.
On Tibet, the ICJ urged the Chinese Government to assist the investigation by the relevant Council’s special procedures into the March 08 crackdown on freedom of expression, including the criminal convictions of protesters.
ICJ Intervention under Item 4 on Human Rights Situations-non-legal submission-2008 (full text, PDF)