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Sri Lanka: End government crackdown on peaceful protestors

The International Commission of Jurists is part of a group of 13 organizations that have issued a joint statement condemning the Sri Lankan authorities’ violent crackdown and increasing reprisals against peaceful protesters in Sri Lanka. This includes arrests, intimidation and the brutal attack on the protest camp in Colombo on 22 July 2022. The Sri […]

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Nepal: Amend Transitional Justice Bill

The Nepali government’s bill to amend its current transitional justice law marks some progress toward accountability but will not fully provide justice to victims or meet Nepal’s obligations under international law in its current form, said Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, the International Commission of Jurists and TRIAL International today. Nepal’s government and parliament should […]

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Sri Lanka: Immediately Revoke Emergency Regulations

The Sri Lankan government must immediately revoke emergency regulations that once again, and contrary to international law, grant abusively extensive powers of search, detention, prosecution and punishment to the security forces, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) said today. (more…)

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Sri Lanka: Upholding Rule of Law is the need of the hour

Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa should immediately submit his promised resignation and the Sri Lankan Parliament should immediately convene and follow a transition process in accordance with the Sri Lankan Constitution, said the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) today. (more…)

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