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Eswatini: The judiciary can and should play a critical role in enhancing access to justice for persons with disabilities

Persons with disabilities in Eswatini often face discrimination and other barriers that inhibit their full and equal participation in the justice system. As magistrates courts are often the first port of call for those interacting with the justice system in Eswatini, magistrates are critical actors in ensuring that persons with disabilities are provided with the […]

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Lesotho: Chief Justice Sakoane Sakoane calls for the “cultivation of an LGBTIQ sensitive culture” in Lesotho

In partnership with OutRight Action International, a leading advocacy organization for the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTIQ) people, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) held a workshop to engage the Lesotho judiciary on the human rights of LGBT individuals in the country. In particular, the workshop unpacked how the judiciary could […]

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The Egyptian human rights coalition on cop 27 Petition

Ahead of COP27, Open Civic Space and Release Everyone Arbitrarily Detained in Egypt In the run up to the UN Climate Change Conference 2022 (COP27) taking place in Egypt’s resort town of Sharm El Sheikh from 7 to18 November 2022, the undersigned organizations, groups and individuals note with great concern the human rights situation in […]

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