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UN Human Rights Council: ICJ highlights concerns about the grave human rights situation in Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan

The UN Human Rights Council (HRC) convened today in Geneva for the start of its 54th session. The ICJ actively participated in this first day delivering statements on three situations in which gross and systematic violations of human rights are committed: Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan. These situations require a sustained attention by the international […]

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Afghanistan: local and international organizations call on the UN Human Rights Council to establish an independent investigative mechanism

In an open letter to the United Nations Human Rights Council, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and 72 other organizations urge the Council to, amongst other things, renew the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Afghanistan, and establish a parallel independent investigative mechanism during its upcoming 54th session. […]

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Vietnam: Halt the arbitrary execution of death row prisoner Nguyen Van Chuong

The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), and 12 other organizations, submitted an open letter to the State President urging the Vietnamese authorities to halt the execution of Nguyễn Văn Chưởng immediately, and to initiate a prompt, impartial and effective investigation into allegations that he was tortured to compel him to “confess” guilt. (more…)

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