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US withdrawal from UN Human Rights Council symptom of deeper crisis

The Trump administration’s broader rejection of multilateralism and rule of law, its actual practices, and paralysis of other States, are the real issues, says the ICJ.

June 20, 2018

Egypt: repeal or amend emergency measures

The ICJ today called on the Egyptian authorities to ensure that the framework on the state of emergency is comprehensively reformed consistent with the country’s international human rights obligations.

June 11, 2018

Landmark rulings expose Romanian and Lithuanian complicity in CIA secret detention programme

The European Court of Human Rights has found that Romania and Lithuania violated the human rights of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri and Zayn al-Abidin Muhammad Husayn, also known as Abu Zubaydah.

May 31, 2018

Philippines: Supreme Court decision removing its Chief Justice contributes to deterioration of the rule of law

As Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno filed a motion today to reconsider the Supreme Court’s 11 May 2018 decision to remove her from the Court, the ICJ expressed its grave concern that the proceedings in the case had contributed to an overall deterioration in the rule of law in the country.

May 30, 2018

Guatemala: judicial independence under attack

The ICJ is deeply concerned about the recent attacks against Judge Erika Aifán that put judicial independence in Guatemala at imminent risk. Judge Aifán has always been upright and honest in her rulings, which she bases on sound principles of the rule of law.

May 29, 2018

Tunisia: parliament is failing victims of serious human rights violations

The ICJ today called on the Tunisian Parliament to reverse its decision of 26 March 2018 and allow the Truth and Dignity Commission (IVD) to carry out its mandate for at least another year.

May 25, 2018