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The Egyptian human rights coalition on cop 27 Petition

Ahead of COP27, Open Civic Space and Release Everyone Arbitrarily Detained in Egypt In the run up to the UN Climate Change Conference 2022 (COP27) taking place in Egypt’s resort town of Sharm El Sheikh from 7 to18 November 2022, the undersigned organizations, groups and individuals note with great concern the human rights situation in […]

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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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Sri Lanka: Rights Groups Urge Strong UN Resolution

The United Nations Human Rights Council should adopt a strong resolution on Sri Lanka that strengthens current UN mandates on accountability for crimes under international law and monitors the country’s deteriorating human rights situation, four international human rights organizations said in a letter to Council member states published today. The resolution should also call upon […]

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