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ICJ calls for accountability for private security companies and reparations for victims at UN negotiations on a regulatory framework

4th session of the open-ended intergovernmental working group to elaborate the content of an international regulatory framework on the regulation, monitoring and oversight of the activities of private military and security companies, 17-21 April 2023 General comments by the International Commission of Jurists, 17 April 2023 Mr. Chairperson- Rapporteur, The International Commission of Jurists welcomes […]

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Myanmar: ICJ calls for the protection of human rights of Rohingya Muslims and other minorities and end to prosecution by the ruling junta

The ICJ today denounced before the UN Human Rights Council the systematic impunity enjoyed by the military junta and other members of the military for gross human rights violations against many of Myanmar’s ethnic and religious minorities. The oral statement of the ICJ at the interactive dialogue on the report of the High Commissioner for […]

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Sri Lanka: Proposed “anti-terror” bill set to introduce death penalty and break existing human rights violations record

The ICJ is concerned that the newly proposed anti-terrorism legislation, if adopted as currently formulated, will give rise to a panoply of human rights violations and, much as the existing “Prevention of Terrorism Act”, is open to misuse. On 22 March 2023, the government of Sri Lanka published the proposed 97-page “Anti- Terrorism Bill” (Gazette […]

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Thailand: Human rights must be mainstreamed in the Deep South

“The realization of human rights is not only essential end in itself, but must play a central role in developing security and development policies in the southern border provinces of Thailand, and recognize as a tool in shaping effective peace process and the free and fair general election” participants concluded at a public dialogue hosted […]

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