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EU/India: The EU must break its silence on India’s human rights record

Ahead of the informal meeting of the European Union (EU) Foreign Ministers in Slovenia in September, ICJ along with other international human rights organizations, wrote an open letter to the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the Commission Josep Borrell to express their grave concerns about the continued reticence from the […]

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Sri Lanka: Judges must be left alone to make their own independent decisions relating to restrictive COVID measures

The ICJ today expressed its concern regarding the recent seminar convened by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) at which magistrates and other judicial officers were reportedly instructed to use certain sections of the Criminal Procedure Code to control protests and other public gatherings from taking place in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. (more…)

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Release Hejaaz Hizbullah and Others Denied Due Process under Abusive Law

The ICJ and other human rights organisations express deep concern for the ongoing detention of lawyer and minority and civic rights activist Hejaaz Hizbullah, who has been held under Sri Lanka’s notorious Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) for 15 months. In the absence of any credible evidence presented before a court of law, Hejaaz Hizbullah […]

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