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Indonesia: ICJ submits report to the CEDAW Committee on Indonesia’s discriminatory laws and practices towards women

Today, the International Commission of Jurists made a submission to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee) in view of its forthcoming review on Indonesia’s implementation of and compliance with its obligations under CEDAW in light of the State party’s eighth periodic report under Article 18 of the Convention. (more…)

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Chile: ICJ holds seminar with public prosecutors on standards to investigate unlawful killings

The ICJ conducted a seminar on investigative standards on 7 September 2021, for 80 Chilean prosecutors in charge of prosecuting crimes related to serious human rights violations, including those committed during the widespread social protests that took place in October 2019. The session was led by several leading international legal experts, including Kingsley Abbot, ICJ […]

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Sri Lanka: Judges must be left alone to make their own independent decisions relating to restrictive COVID measures

The ICJ today expressed its concern regarding the recent seminar convened by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) at which magistrates and other judicial officers were reportedly instructed to use certain sections of the Criminal Procedure Code to control protests and other public gatherings from taking place in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. (more…)

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Tajikistan: Drop disciplinary proceedings against judge independently administering justice

The Tajikistan judicial authorities should drop disciplinary proceedings against a judge, initiated immediately after he issued a rare acquittal in a criminal case, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) said today. Judges should be free to issue decisions based on law and their personal assessment of facts, the ICJ stressed. The disciplinary proceedings against Judge […]

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