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Afghanistan: local and international organizations call on the UN Human Rights Council to establish an independent investigative mechanism

In an open letter to the United Nations Human Rights Council, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and 72 other organizations urge the Council to, amongst other things, renew the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Afghanistan, and establish a parallel independent investigative mechanism during its upcoming 54th session. […]

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Vietnam: Halt the arbitrary execution of death row prisoner Nguyen Van Chuong

The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), and 12 other organizations, submitted an open letter to the State President urging the Vietnamese authorities to halt the execution of Nguyễn Văn Chưởng immediately, and to initiate a prompt, impartial and effective investigation into allegations that he was tortured to compel him to “confess” guilt. (more…)

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Lebanon: Joint letter to the Human Rights Council calling for an international fact-finding mission into the Beirut blast

هذه الرسالة المشتركة متوفرة باللغة العربية أيضاً To the Permanent Representative of Member and Observer States of the United Nations Human Rights Council Excellencies, We, the undersigned Lebanese and international organizations, survivors and families of the victims are writing once again to urge you to support the adoption of a resolution by the United Nations […]

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