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Philippines: Judges affirm the need to incorporate gender perspective in adjudication to address inequality and counter gender stereotypes

The Philippine judiciary should continue to work to ensure that the principles of gender equality and non-discrimination are fully integrated into decision-making processes. This was the core message in the series of Judicial Dialogues on Access to Justice for Women conducted by the International Commission of Jurists in partnership with the Supreme Court of the […]

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Myanmar: Military regime’s new “law” aims to further decimate the function of civil society

Myanmar’s de facto military government has promulgated an Organization Registration Law (ORL) which stands to further shackle the functioning of civil society in the country. The Law is plainly non-compliant with international human rights law and standards, imposing serious obstacles to the exercise of freedoms of association, peaceful assembly, expression and information, and the right […]

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Ukraine: the justice system should be strengthened during and following the war

The Ukrainian justice system should be bolstered in order to provide effective access to justice and accountability during and following the war, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) said in a briefing paper published today. The paper provides a preliminary assessment of the impact of the ongoing armed conflict between the Russian Federation and Ukraine […]

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Nepal: Lawyers commit to countering gender stereotyping in the administration of justice

Legal practitioners from Nepal have agreed that gender stereotyping discourages women from accessing judicial processes so lawyers must be mindful of such stereotypes and biases while providing legal services. The lawyers also formulated action points that they are committed to implementing to eliminate gender stereotyping and discriminatory attitudes towards women. The commitment came from 30 […]

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