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Singapore: IBAHRI and ICJ respond to Ministry of Law and Ministry of Home Affairs on the death penalty and cost sanctions

The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) reiterated the international human rights law and standards relevant to the use of the death penalty, and the imposition of cost sanctions against death row lawyers, in an open letter published today. The joint open letter was sent to Minister […]

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Nepal: next Parliament should prioritize justice for conflict victims; carry out Supreme Court’s law reform orders

(New York) – Nepal’s next government should prioritize amending and passing a transitional justice law that addresses the needs of victims who have waited over 16 years for truth and accountability, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) said today. The law should meet all domestic and international legal obligations. […]

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Lesotho: Chief Justice Sakoane Sakoane calls for the “cultivation of an LGBTIQ sensitive culture” in Lesotho

In partnership with OutRight Action International, a leading advocacy organization for the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTIQ) people, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) held a workshop to engage the Lesotho judiciary on the human rights of LGBT individuals in the country. In particular, the workshop unpacked how the judiciary could […]

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Thailand: ICJ works with judges and prosecutors to consider means to improve access to justice for extraterritorial corporate human rights harms

“Laws, policies and practices in Thailand must be reviewed and amended in order to remove obstacles to holding Thai companies accountable for wrongdoing outside the country’s borders and ensure their alignment with Thailand’s obligations under international human rights law”, justice sector officials concluded at a workshop hosted by the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and […]

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Mekong Region: Dialogue between lawyers and State agencies reveals need for proper investigations into complaints of corporate human rights abuses

Cases of alleged human rights abuses by Thai companies operating abroad are not being effectively investigated, according to participants at a consultative dialogue between human rights lawyers from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam and representatives of the National Human Rights Commission of Thailand (NHRCT) and Thailand’s National Action Plan on Business and Human […]

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