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Czech Republic: ICJ and Forum for Human Rights celebrate landmark European Committee decision upholding procedural rights for children

All children regardless of their age must have access to procedural rights when they are accused of criminal acts, the Council of Europe’s European Committee of Social Rights decided in a landmark case (No. 148/2017) brought by the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) with support from the Prague-based Forum for Human Rights. (more…)

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Europe: A Short Guide on Terrorism Offences and Human Rights in the EU

Today, the ICJ published Terrorism offences and human rights in the EU: a short guide aimed at supporting civil society and others advocating for the human rights of people affected by terrorism and counter-terrorism Across Europe, national laws criminalise a wide range of conduct in the name of countering terrorism. In practice, these laws can […]

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Turkey: Violation of Osman Kavala’s Rights Intensifies

The Turkish government’s failure to comply with a binding European Court of Human Rights order to release the human rights defender Osman Kavala should prompt Council of Europe action against Turkey, Human Rights Watch, the International Commission of Jurists, and the Turkey Human Rights Litigation Support Project said today. (more…)

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