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Nepal: Judges agree on need to address gender stereotyping and discrimination in the in the administration of justice

“A fully gender responsive judiciary should be able to set the example that court rooms stand for the elimination of discrimination against women and enhancing access to justice,” stressed the 24 participating judges at a Judicial Dialogue held recently in Kathmandu. Eighteen trial court and six high court judges of Kathmandu valley participated in the […]

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Lebanon: Ensure the independence of the judiciary  

Lebanon: Ensure the independence of the judiciary The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) has released a new advocacy paper on the current situation of the judiciary in Lebanon that documents the recent attacks on the independence of the judiciary; analyses the provisions of the Draft Law designed to improve the independence of the judiciary (hereinafter […]

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US Government must provide necessary medical treatment for Guantánamo detainee Ammar al-Baluchi, a victim of its torture programme

The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), Amnesty International, the Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT) and the World Organisation against Torture (OMCT) today called on the United States authorities to provide for Guantánamo detainee Ammar al-Baluchi to be medically assessed by an independent medical panel and be provided with the medical treatment and rehabilitative […]

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Sri Lanka: Judges affirm the need to address unconscious bias and gender stereotypes in the administration of justice

At a Judicial Dialogue on Access to Justice for Women conducted by the International Commission of Jurists in partnership with the Sri Lanka Judges’ Institute, participants agreed on the need to confront implicit biases and stereotypes that hamper substantive gender equality enhance women’s access to justice. Thirty-five (35) Magistrates and District Court judges from all […]

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Philippines: Judges affirm the need to incorporate gender perspective in adjudication to address inequality and counter gender stereotypes

The Philippine judiciary should continue to work to ensure that the principles of gender equality and non-discrimination are fully integrated into decision-making processes. This was the core message in the series of Judicial Dialogues on Access to Justice for Women conducted by the International Commission of Jurists in partnership with the Supreme Court of the […]

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