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East and Southern African Chief Justices say more must be done to strengthen the fair administration of justice and the role of the judiciary in safeguarding human rights in the digital age

From 21 to 23 April 2022, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABAROLI) East Africa Programme, in collaboration with the Southern African Chief Justices Forum (SACJF), the Media Institute of Southern Africa, Africa Judges & Jurists Forum, Advancing Rights in Southern Africa and ICJ Kenya, held a […]

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Kyrgyz Republic: lawyer Nurbek Toktakunov’s arrest and detention for expressing his views on justice issues must not stand

Today, the ICJ condemned the arrest and five-day detention of Nurbek Toktakunov, a prominent Kyrgyzstan lawyer, for the administrative offence of “hooliganism”. The detention appears to have been based solely on his exercise of his right to freedom of expression, in particular on comments he made criticizing the justice system of Kyrgyzstan and is therefore […]

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Tunisia: Revoke Presidential Decree 11

Presidential Decree 11 of 2022 on the establishment of a Temporary High Judicial Council (THJC) is unconstitutional and must be revoked, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) said today. (more…)

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