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Global organizations’ statement repeats calls on the World Health Organization to ensure a Pandemic Treaty grounded in human rights law and standards

Member States of the WHO met over the last week to discuss the development of a Pandemic Treaty, committing to a process spanning between 2022-2024 and to hold public meetings to inform these deliberations. Today, alongside the undersigned organizations, the ICJ repeats calls on the World Health Organization to ensure a fully consultative process grounded […]

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India: Kashmiri Activist Held Under Abusive Law

Indian authorities have detained the prominent Kashmiri human rights activist Khurram Parvez under an abusive counterterrorism law that is increasingly used against activists and critics of the government, six human rights groups said today. The Indian government should immediately end violations of the rights to liberty and a fair trial under the Unlawful Activities Prevention […]

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Eswatini: ICJ makes submissions to the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights (ACHPR) in advance of its examination of Eswatini’s Report

During a recent visit to Eswatini from 2 to 5 November 2021, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) engaged with civil society organizations, lawyers, the Swaziland Human Rights Commission and government officials on the local human rights record. The ICJ subsequently filed a submission to the ACHPR documenting its findings, and supported the drafting of […]

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Mexico: persons with disabilities receive unprecedented public acknowledgement of need to provide them with access to justice

The public apology issued by Mexican authorities to a Mexican man for failing to protect his rights in violation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CPRD) is an important step toward recognizing the protecting the rights of people with disabilities, the International Commission of Jurists (“ICJ”) said today. (more…)

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