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Guatemala: the ICJ strongly condemns the attack against the Deputy Prosecutor for Human Rights

The ICJ strongly condemns the attack against the Deputy Prosecutor for Human Rights, Sonia Elizabeth Montes Valenzuela, carried out on 15 February by unknown gunmen in the central Zone 1 of Guatemala City.

February 16, 2018

Thailand: immediately stop criminal defamation complaint against torture victim

Thailand should immediately cease misusing criminal and civil defamation laws to legally harass victims, human rights defenders and journalists who raise allegations of torture or other ill-treatment, the ICJ said today.

February 15, 2018

Egypt: planned presidential vote neither free nor fair, EU, US should speak out

The Egyptian government has trampled over even the minimum requirements for free and fair elections for the planned March 26-28, 2018 vote for president, the ICJ and thirteen international and regional rights organizations said today.

February 13, 2018

Nepal: justice proving elusive – human rights NGOs 

The one-year extensions of Nepal’s two transitional justice mechanisms without necessary legal and institutional reforms ordered by the Supreme Court and the UN are insufficient to comply with international standards, the ICJ, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said today.

February 13, 2018

Maldives: arrest of judges and suspension of human rights a full attack on the rule of law, says the ICJ

The ICJ today condemned the Maldivian Government’s assault on the Supreme Court and its judges and the suspension of human rights protections under the state of emergency.

February 6, 2018

Cambodia: end efforts to introduce lèse-majesté law

Cambodia should halt efforts to radically limit the right to freedom of expression through adoption of lèse-majesté legislation which would criminalize the exercise of some expression, said the ICJ today.

February 2, 2018