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Region and country Archives: South Asia

Nepal: Transitional Justice Bill needs to protect victims, not abusers

Nepal’s proposed law disregards domestic and international legal standards (Geneva, 23 March 2023) — A bill to amend Nepal’s transitional justice legislation does not fully meet the country’s domestic law or international legal obligations and will not provide justice for victims if adopted in its current form, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and the International […]

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Six judiciaries from Asia commit to the adoption of the Bangkok General Guidance for Judges on Applying a Gender Perspective

Representatives of judiciaries and judicial training academies from across South and Southeast Asia have agreed to take effective measures to ensure that a gender perspective is incorporated into their judicial roles and functions. In particular, they have committed to work toward the adoption of Bangkok General Guidance for Judges on Applying a Gender Perspective. Thirty-nine […]

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Nepal: ICJ works with Judicial Academy on ensuring a gender perspective is incorporated into training curriculum for judges and judicial officials

Thirty-three judges from the District Courts and High Courts of Koshi and Madhesh Provinces in Nepal participated in a Judicial Dialogue, jointly hosted by the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and the National Judicial Academy. The participants discussed the major obstacles women typically face in accessing justice and the role and responsibilities of the judiciary […]

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Nepal: Judges reaffirm the need to avoid unconscious bias and discrimination against women while delivering justice

Judges underscored the vital role that the judiciary must play in countering harmful gender stereotypes and unconscious bias in order to ensure access to justice for women at a judicial dialogue on the Elimination of Gender Discriminatory Attitudes and Behaviors Towards Women and Enhancing Women’s Access to Justice organized by the International Commission of Jurists […]

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Pakistan: UN review spotlights human rights failures

Pakistan’s fourth Universal Periodic Review (UPR) has drawn global attention to a number of serious human rights violations in the country, said the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) today. On 1 February, the UPR Working Group of the Human Rights Council adopted a draft UPR outcome report for Pakistan. Pakistan received a total 340 recommendations […]

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