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Yemen: immediate measures needed to protect the civilian population against violations and hold perpetrators to account

In a briefing paper published today, the ICJ called on the parties to the conflict in Yemen to take immediate and effective measures to ensure the protection of the civilian population, including against human rights abuses and international humanitarian law violations.

July 24, 2018

India: the Supreme Court must fully protect the human rights of LGBT individuals

Supreme Court’s reconsideration of Section 377’s constitutionality is a watershed opportunity to uphold the rights to freedom and equality of every LGBT person, the ICJ said today.

July 20, 2018

Nepal: Draft bill on transitional justice falls short of international law and standards

The legitimacy and viability of the government of Nepal’s draft “Bill to Amend the Act on Commission on Investigation of Disappeared Persons, Truth and Reconciliation, 2014” must be questioned, said the ICJ, Amnesty International and Trial International today.

July 20, 2018

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