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Zimbabwe: Serious human rights violations call into question the legitimacy and credibility of the Zimbabwe election results

The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) has condemned the widespread human rights violations reported by election observers, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and human rights defenders which appears to have had an adverse impact on the fairness and legitimacy of the electoral process surrounding the 23 – 24 August national elections. Among the violations reported in the […]

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Tunisia: End Judicial Harassment of the President of the Tunisian Judges’ Association

البيان باللغة العربية على هذا الرابط On August 21, Judge Anas Hmedi, President of the Tunisian Judges’ Association (Association des Magistrats Tunisiens, AMT), is set to appear before an investigating judge at the Kef Court of First Instance, facing charges of “inciting to cease work” arising from a judicial strike in 2022, seven human rights […]

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Human Rights organisations call on South African authorities to denounce attacks against South Africa’s Constitution, human rights and equality

In view of the participation of members of South Africa’s executive and judiciary in the annual African Bar Association conference, which this year is being co-sponsored by Family Watch International, an organisation that has been accused of spreading hate against lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, non-binary and other gender- diverse people (LGBTQ+) persons, among others, the […]

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Zimbabwe: ICJ welcomes the acquittal of Joana Mamombe and Cecelia Revai Chimbiri by the high court on criminal charges of communicating false statements related to their abduction, torture and sexual assault

The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) welcomes the judgment of the Harare High Court which has acquitted human rights activists Joana Mamombe and Cecelia Revai Chimbiri following their arrest on 10 June 2020. The case reviewed magistrate Faith Mashure’s decision to charge the women for “publishing or communicating false statements prejudicial to the State”, or […]

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