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Philippines: the Government should reconsider withdrawal from ICC

The Government of the Philippines should reconsider and reverse its hasty and ill-conceived decision to withdraw as a State Party to the Rome Statute to the International Criminal Court, the ICJ said today.

March 19, 2018

China: NGOs urge rejection of proposed “Win-Win Cooperation” resolution at UN

The ICJ and other organisations today express concern about China’s draft UN resolution, “Promoting the International Human Rights Cause through Win-Win Cooperation”.

March 9, 2018

Human rights groups call on States to hold China accountable at the UN Human Rights Council 

In a private letter sent to select UN member states, nearly 20 human rights organizations called for clear and concrete actions to denounce China’s current rollback in respect for human rights at the UN Human Rights Council, which opens its session in Geneva today.

February 26, 2018

Open letter on the selection process of the next High Commissioner for Human Rights

The ICJ and seven other human rights organizations have written to the UN Secretary General, António Guterres, about the appointment of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

February 20, 2018

Philippines: proposed constitutional amendment a threat to freedoms of expression and assembly

The ICJ today expressed its concern that a constitutional amendment under consideration by the House of Representatives’ Committee on Constitutional Amendments would, if adopted, severely restrict the rights to freedom expression and assembly in the country.

February 1, 2018