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Sharia Court ruling violates human rights

In a letter to President Obsanjo, the ICJ expressed its grave concern at the Sharia court of appeal upholding the death sentence by stoning of Amina Lawal for engaging in sexual relations outside of marriage which have resulted in a child. (more…)

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UN Sub-Commission: intervention on terrorism

The ICJ urges the Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights to ensure that initiatives and measures taken by States to counter terrorism do not contravene or undermine human rights and principles of international law. (more…)

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Syrian human rights lawyer under threat

The ICJ urges Syrian authorities to end the harassment of a prominent human rights lawyer, Haythem Al-Maleh, whose only crime was the lawful and proper representation of an individual engaged in political opposition to the current regime. (more…)

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