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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

Venezuela: dismissal of Attorney General a further blow to the rule of law and accountability

The dismissal of Luisa Ortega was a politically motivated act that violates international standards, removes one of the last remaining institutional checks on executive authority and further entrenches impunity for gross human rights violations in the country, the ICJ says in a Briefing Paper.

August 16, 2017

Nepal: transitional justice mechanisms have failed to ensure justice for victims

Transitional justice mechanisms must undergo serious reform in line with international human rights standards and the directives of Nepal’s Supreme Court in order to provide justice for victims of conflict-era human rights violations and abuses, the ICJ said in a discussion paper released today.

August 8, 2017

Tunisia: adopt clear and fair procedures for the Specialized Criminal Chambers

The ICJ today called on the Tunisian authorities to adopt and apply procedures for the Specialized Criminal Chambers (SCC) that are clear and comply with international human rights law and standards.

July 18, 2017