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Palestine: Trump Jerusalem Declaration dangerously ignores legal reality

US President Donald Trump’s declaration recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and indicating an intention to move its embassy there, dangerously ignores long-standing international law, the ICJ said today.

December 8, 2017

South African government should reconsider intention to withdraw from the ICC

The South African government should reconsider its move to withdraw from the ICC, said the ICJ, the Southern Africa Litigation Centre and Lawyers for Human Rights, local, regional and international human rights advocacy organizations.

December 8, 2017

Poland: Parliament must reject draft laws attacking judicial independence, urges ICJ

The ICJ called today on the Polish Parliament (Sejm) to reject two draft laws that, if approved, would significantly undermine the independence of the judiciary.

December 4, 2017

Zimbabwe must restore rule of law and end military interference in governance

As Zimbabwe prepares to swear in Emmerson Mnangagwa following the resignation of long time Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, the ICJ today called on the incoming authorities to immediately act to restore the rule of law and ensure the full observance of human rights in the country.

November 24, 2017

Pakistan: UN review highlights human rights failures

Pakistan’s third Universal Periodic Review (UPR) has drawn global attention to a number of serious human rights failures in the country, said the ICJ today.

November 17, 2017

Cambodia: the ICJ condemns dissolution of main opposition party

Today’s decision of the Supreme Court to dissolve the main opposition political party, the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), has significantly heightened the human rights and rule of law crisis within the country, the ICJ said.

November 16, 2017