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Fiji: Women’s rights to a clean and healthy Environment

In a briefing paper released today, the International Commission of Jurists points out that, “while the right to clean and healthy environment is protected under the 2013 Fiji Constitution, it must be actioned, which requires a whole of government and a whole of society approach and technical and financial resources must be reflected accordingly.” This […]

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ICJ calls for accountability for private security companies and reparations for victims at UN negotiations on a regulatory framework

4th session of the open-ended intergovernmental working group to elaborate the content of an international regulatory framework on the regulation, monitoring and oversight of the activities of private military and security companies, 17-21 April 2023 General comments by the International Commission of Jurists, 17 April 2023 Mr. Chairperson- Rapporteur, The International Commission of Jurists welcomes […]

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NGOs and experts raise concerns over requirement for survivors to file criminal complaints to receive reparation

Statement on the implementation of the Yazidi Survivors Law: NGOs and experts raise concerns over requirement for survivors to file criminal complaints to receive reparation Experts and Non-Governmental Organisations welcomed the adoption by Iraq of the Yazidi Survivors Law on 1 March 2021, establishing an administrative reparation programme aimed at giving effect to survivors’ right […]

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UN rights body fails to further justice in Libya

The statement is available in Arabic here. “Civil society organisations dismayed by inadequate Human Rights Council Libya resolution despite worsening situation” On 4 April, the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) adopted resolution 52/L.33 on “Technical assistance and capacity-building to improve human rights in Libya” that fails to establish a mechanism to follow-up on the work […]

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