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Submission by the ICJ to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on South Africa’s compliance with its obligations

The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) made a submission to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in view of the Committee’s examination of the Combined Ninth to Eleventh Periodic Reports of South Africa under Article 9 of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD). The submission […]

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ICJ oral statement on the start of negotiations on the future legally binding instrument on business and human rights

A week of negotiations started at the United Nations in Geneva yesterday to enhance the international legal framework to regulate business enterprises, especially transnational corporations, and increase accountability for human rights abuses and violations linked to their activities. The ICJ has been actively participating in the previous sessions of these negotiations in the last nine […]

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Lesotho: Magistrates and judges unpack their role in protecting and promoting the human rights of marginalized individuals and groups

On 11 and 12 October 2023, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), People’s Matrix Association and Seinoli Legal Centre (SLC) jointly held a workshop for magistrates and judges in Maseru, Lesotho’s capital. Drawing on ICJ’s 8 March Principles for a Human Rights-Based Approach to Criminal Law Proscribing Conduct Associated with Sex, Reproduction, Drug Use, HIV, […]

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Kenya: ICJ, Validity Foundation and UDPK promote the use of strategic litigation on the rights of persons with disabilities

At a workshop convened on 11 and 12 October, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), Validity Foundation, and the United Disabled Persons of Kenya (UDPK) stepped up efforts to promote the greater use of strategic litigation to secure the rights of persons with disabilities. The workshop was aimed particularly at building the capacity of organizations […]

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UN Special Rapporteur on Truth, Justice and Reparation: All States should apply international standards for transitional justice

The ICJ welcomes the last report of Mr. Fabian Salvioli as he ends his 6-year tenure as the UN Special Rapporteur on truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence. The report, presented to the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) on 14 September 2023, compiles and analyses existing international standards under the five pillars of transitional […]

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