Region and country Archives: Africa

Swaziland: enactment of Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Bill urgently required – new ICJ report

The widespread occurrence of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in Swaziland requires prompt action to enact the Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Bill, says the ICJ in a report released today.

May 24, 2018

Lesotho: authorities must ensure the independence of the judiciary and reopen the Court of Appeal

The Africa Judges and Jurists Forum (AJJF) and the ICJ today called on the authorities in Lesotho to guarantee the independence of the judiciary and to immediately take all legal and administrative measures necessary to make the Court of Appeal function independently and impartially.

May 15, 2018

37th UN Human Rights Council: joint NGO end of session statement

The ICJ today joined other NGOs in an end-of-session statement, reflecting on the 37th ordinary session of the UN Human Rights Council.

March 23, 2018

Zimbabwe: High Court judges Orientation Workshop

The ICJ and the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) of Zimbabwe, are convening a three-day Orientation Workshop for newly appointed judges. 

March 22, 2018

Swaziland: ICJ calls for urgent enactment of Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Bill

The ICJ today submitted a briefing note to the Senate of Swaziland calling for its urgent adoption of the Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Bill 2015.

March 20, 2018