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ICJ oral statement on the start of negotiations on the future legally binding instrument on business and human rights

A week of negotiations started at the United Nations in Geneva yesterday to enhance the international legal framework to regulate business enterprises, especially transnational corporations, and increase accountability for human rights abuses and violations linked to their activities. The ICJ has been actively participating in the previous sessions of these negotiations in the last nine […]

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Israel/Occupied Palestinian Territory: immediately end attacks on civilians

  The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) condemns the direct attacks against civilians in Israel, including deliberate killings of hundreds of civilians, the taking of hostages and the launching of indiscriminate rockets against civilians and civilian objects, perpetrated by Palestinian armed groups since 7 October 2023. “I abhor the deliberate targeting of civilians and hostage-taking, […]

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