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Tajikistan: comprehensive programme is needed to counter torture

On 25 October 2022, a conference “Fight against torture: experience and achievements” was held in Tajikistan, co-organised by the ICJ in collaboration with the Coalition against Torture and Impunity, the Prosecutor General’s Office of Tajikistan and the OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe. The conference addressed the problem of torture and the need for more effective […]

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Malta: joint third party intervention on detention of a migrant child

The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), European Council for Refugees and Exiles (ECRE), the AIRE Centre and the Global Campus of human rights have submitted a joint third party intervention before the European Court of Human Rights in the case of a A.D. v Malta, concerning the detention of a child seeking asylum in Malta. […]

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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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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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Tajikistan: detained protesters should be given immediate access to lawyers

The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) calls on Tajikistan’s authorities to ensure that those arrested and charged in relation to the recent protests in the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region (GBAO) be immediately guaranteed the right of access to a lawyer. Without access to a lawyer, many people are arbitrarily detained and are likely to face unfair […]

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