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Eswatini: The judiciary can and should play a critical role in enhancing access to justice for persons with disabilities

Persons with disabilities in Eswatini often face discrimination and other barriers that inhibit their full and equal participation in the justice system. As magistrates courts are often the first port of call for those interacting with the justice system in Eswatini, magistrates are critical actors in ensuring that persons with disabilities are provided with the […]

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Tajikistan: comprehensive programme is needed to counter torture

On 25 October 2022, a conference “Fight against torture: experience and achievements” was held in Tajikistan, co-organised by the ICJ in collaboration with the Coalition against Torture and Impunity, the Prosecutor General’s Office of Tajikistan and the OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe. The conference addressed the problem of torture and the need for more effective […]

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Lesotho: Chief Justice Sakoane Sakoane calls for the “cultivation of an LGBTIQ sensitive culture” in Lesotho

In partnership with OutRight Action International, a leading advocacy organization for the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTIQ) people, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) held a workshop to engage the Lesotho judiciary on the human rights of LGBT individuals in the country. In particular, the workshop unpacked how the judiciary could […]

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