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ICJ makes a submission focusing on the gender dimensions of disinformation to the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression

In response to a Call for Inputs to inform an upcoming thematic report by the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression (the Special Rapporteur), the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) provided a substantive submission providing concrete examples of gendered disinformation and of […]

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Six judiciaries from Asia commit to the adoption of the Bangkok General Guidance for Judges on Applying a Gender Perspective

Representatives of judiciaries and judicial training academies from across South and Southeast Asia have agreed to take effective measures to ensure that a gender perspective is incorporated into their judicial roles and functions. In particular, they have committed to work toward the adoption of Bangkok General Guidance for Judges on Applying a Gender Perspective. Thirty-nine […]

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Nepal: Judges reaffirm the need to avoid unconscious bias and discrimination against women while delivering justice

Judges underscored the vital role that the judiciary must play in countering harmful gender stereotypes and unconscious bias in order to ensure access to justice for women at a judicial dialogue on the Elimination of Gender Discriminatory Attitudes and Behaviors Towards Women and Enhancing Women’s Access to Justice organized by the International Commission of Jurists […]

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ICJ supports the Bill decriminalizing adult sex work in South Africa

The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) welcomes the fact that the South African government is taking the necessary first steps toward decriminalizing adult sex work. In a letter responding to an invitation from the South African Department of Justice and Constitutional Development for public comment on the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendments […]

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