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Egypt: repeal or amend emergency measures

The ICJ today called on the Egyptian authorities to ensure that the framework on the state of emergency is comprehensively reformed consistent with the country’s international human rights obligations.

June 11, 2018

Lebanon: enhance independence and impartiality of prosecutors – new ICJ briefing paper

In a memorandum published today, the ICJ called on the Lebanese authorities to introduce comprehensive legal and institutional reforms with a view to ensuring that the Office of the Public Prosecutor (OPP) is strictly separated from the judiciary and judicial functions.

June 7, 2018

Lebanon: restrict military courts’ jurisdiction, ensure fair trial rights

In a memorandum published today, the ICJ urged the Lebanese authorities to introduce comprehensive legal reforms to ensure the independence and impartiality of military courts and to restrict their jurisdiction to cases involving members of the military for alleged breaches of military discipline.

May 29, 2018

Nepal: new briefing paper on women human rights defenders as political actors

Today, the ICJ released a new briefing paper concerning its Regional Conference on Women Human Rights Defenders as Political Actors (28-29 August 2017), which brought together women human rights defenders (WHRDs) from all over Nepal who were elected in May 2017.

February 8, 2018

Lao PDR: the ICJ criticizes new Decree on Associations

Today, the ICJ and other human rights groups urged changes to a new law in Lao PDR that would enable violations of freedom of association and other human rights.

December 13, 2017

Myanmar: rule of law must drive responses to Rohingya crisis

Responses to the devastating human rights crisis in Rakhine State must be driven by respect for the rule of law, protection of human rights of all people without discrimination, and greater accountability and justice, the ICJ states in a briefing note published today in a Questions & Answers format.

November 20, 2017