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Hungary: National Assembly must reject law criminalizing assistance to migrants

The ICJ today called on the Hungarian National Assembly to reject Bill No. T/333 that, if approved, would risk criminalizing the work of civil society, lawyers and other human rights defenders and lead to violations of the rights of migrants, especially refugees.

June 18, 2018

Guatemala: the ICJ condemns proposal to introduce amnesty measures in cases of gross human rights violations

The ICJ strongly condemns the draft bill of the Congressional Commission on Legislation and Constitutional Affairs to propose reforms to the Law of National Reconciliation (Congressional Decree 145-96) and grant amnesty in cases of gross human rights violations.

June 8, 2018

ICJ holds seminar at Chiang Mai University Thailand on the right to life and the duty to investigate

On 5 June 2018, the ICJ co-organized an academic seminar addressing the right to life under international law and the State’s duty to effectively investigate alleged violations.

June 6, 2018

The Philippines: legal aid providers commit to help eliminate discrimination against women

Today, the ICJ and the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) concluded a two-day workshop on eliminating gender discriminatory attitudes and behaviors towards women with a commitment to step up efforts on the protection of rights of women in the country.

May 26, 2018

Azerbaijan: Human Rights lawyers Asabali Mustafayev and Nemat Karimli must be allowed to practice their profession

The ICJ today denounced the decision of the Presidium of the Azerbaijan Bar Association, of 23 April 2018, to suspend the licences of two Azerbaijan human rights lawyers Asabali Mustafayev (photo, on the left) and Nemat Karimli (photo, on the right).

May 7, 2018

Tunisia: addressing the legacy of gross human rights violations

On 2 and 3 May 2018, the ICJ is holding a conference on the role of Tunisia’s Specialized Criminal Chambers (SCC) in addressing the legacy of gross human rights violations. The ICJ’s report, Achieving justice for gross human rights violations in Tunisia, was launched during the event.

May 3, 2018