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Lebanon: establish a special, independent mechanism to probe Beirut blast

The ICJ deplores the explosion at Beirut’s port district on 4 August 2020 that caused a large number of fatalities and casualties and calls for the prompt establishment of a special, independent, impartial and transparent mechanism to investigate the devastating blast with a view to ensuring accountability and redress for the victims. (more…)

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Turkey: plan to divide, undermine legal profession

Draft law reduces leading bar associations’ authority, leads to creation of rival groups, the ICJ and Human Rights Watch said today. The Turkish government’s plan to allow for multiple bar associations appears calculated to divide the legal profession along political lines and diminish the biggest bar associations’ role as human rights watchdogs, they added. (more…)

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Singapore: In lead up to elections, all political parties and parliamentary candidates urged to commit to respecting and protecting human rights

In the lead-up to general elections on 10 July, today, the ICJ, Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation (CIVICUS) urged all political parties and parliamentary candidates in Singapore to commit to respecting and protecting human rights and fundamental freedoms as part of their mandate. (more…)

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