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Azerbaijan: the independence and role of lawyers must be respected, ICJ report says

In a new report published today in three languages, the ICJ finds systemic weaknesses in the legal profession in Azerbaijan have undermined its independence, leading to harassment of independent lawyers and preventing them from playing their role in the protection of human rights.

November 14, 2016

Egypt: authorities must end politicization of the judiciary and ensure its independence and accountability

The Egyptian authorities must end executive interference in judicial affairs and act to ensure that the judiciary is independent and that it serves to safeguard human rights and uphold the rule of law, the ICJ said today.

October 12, 2016

Rights on arrest and pre-trial detention in Africa: a Guide to international human rights standards

This publication released today by the ICJ summarizes and explains the rights of people in Africa who are suspected of or charged with a criminal offence from the time of arrest until trial, as set out in standards of the African Union and United Nations (UN).

September 6, 2016

Libya: an independent and accountable judiciary is key to a successful transition

Libya must reform its legal framework and make revisions to the current draft Constitution in order to consolidate the rule of law and judicial independence and to address ongoing impunity in the transitional process, the ICJ said today.

July 21, 2016

Turkey: ICJ raises concerns at threats to the independence of judges, prosecutors and lawyers

In a briefing paper issued today, the ICJ raises concerns at measures eroding the independence of the judiciary, prosecution, and legal profession in Turkey, with serious consequences for protection of human rights.

June 2, 2016

Myanmar: writ of Habeas Corpus can help protect human rights

The Myanmar government should begin using the writ of habeas corpus to prevent unfair arrests and detention, the ICJ said today as it released its Handbook on Habeas Corpus in Myanmar.

May 27, 2016