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EU: NGOs call on the EU Council to defend EU values in Hungary and Poland in the Article 7 procedure

Today, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and partners have called on the EU General Affairs Council to make full use of procedure under Article 7.1 in addressing concerns about Hungary and Poland. They advocate for strong stance in defending EU values. The International Commission of Jurists, Amnesty International , Human Rights Watch, International Federation […]

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ICJ and partners intervene at the UN Committee on the Rights of a Child, in a case concerning immigration detention of a child

The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), together with the AIRE Centre (Advice on Individual Rights in Europe), the Dutch Council for Refugees and the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE) submitted today a third party intervention in the Communicated case No. 193/2022, before the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child. The case […]

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Nepal: Workshop on monitoring and documentation of violations in places of detention aims to improve prevention and redress of torture and ill-treatment

The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), in coordination with its local partner Advocacy Forum (AF) and Nepal’s Office of the Chief Attorney (OCA), held a two-day capacity building workshop for the members of the local detention Monitoring Committee, government officials, and human rights defenders in Sudurpaschim Province on 31 May-1 June 2023. The objective of […]

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Nepal: Lawyers call on the Nepal Bar Association to prioritize efforts to counter harmful gender stereotypes and discriminatory behaviour toward women

Practicing lawyers in Nepal identified harmful gender stereotypes and gender discriminatory behaviours towards women as a major barrier preventing women from accessing justice. They requested that the Nepal Bar Association take the lead in efforts to enhance women’s access to justice. ICJ co-hosted a workshop for lawyers with the Nepal Bar Association on the Elimination […]

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EU: Towards ending detention of migrant children

On 23-24 January, the ICJ will hold two events in Brussels on the impact of immigration detention on children and on alternatives to detention for migrant children. The events mark the end of the CADRE project, which the ICJ implemented jointly with national and international partners over the last two years. The project sought to […]

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