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Türkiye: ICJ intervenes in European Court case on transfer of judges

The ICJ has intervened as a third party before the European Court of Human Rights in a case concerning the involuntary transfers of judges and the consequences of such transfers for the independence of the judiciary. The case of Kurtoğlu Karacık v Türkiye concerns the transfer of several judges to new locations by decision of […]

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Tunisia: Repeal Draconian Cybercrime Decree

The new Decree 2022-54, promulgated by President Saied on Tuesday13 September 2022, without any consultation or public debate, threatens the right to freedom of expression and privacy in Tunisia and must be immediately revoked, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) said today. (more…)

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Azerbaijan: Elchin Sadigov and Avaz Zeynally should be released

The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) has called on the Azerbaijan authorities to release lawyer Elchin Sadigov and journalist Avaz Zeynally whose arrest on 10 September on charges of bribery is likely to be politically motivated. On 11 September, Binagadi Regional Court of Baku ordered their pre-trial detention for a period of four months. Both […]

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Eswatini: The authorities should implement the decision of the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights regarding the unlawful removal of Justice Thomas Masuku

Today the ICJ wrote to the Minister of Justice of Eswatini requesting that the Eswatini authorities provide information on the steps they had taken to implement the decision of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the African Commission) during the 33rd Extra-Ordinary Session, held from 12-19 July 2021 and published on 6 April […]

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