Region and country Archives: Europe

Russian Federation: police actions against a Chechen human rights defender must be investigated

The ICJ is concerned at allegations that the recent arrest and detention of Ayub Titiyev, the head of the Chechen branch of the Russian human rights organisation Memorial, were carried out as retaliation for his human rights activity.

January 15, 2018

ICJ and others challenge Hungary’s removals to Serbia before European Court of Human Rights

The ICJ and other organizations have intervened today before the European Court of Human Rights challenging expulsions of asylum seekers from Hungary to Serbia.

January 8, 2018

Joint NGO statement on the future of the European Convention on Human Rights

Discussions on the future of the European human rights system should focus on effective national implementation of human rights obligations and should protect the Court from undue political pressure, the ICJ and other NGOs said today.

December 11, 2017

Turkey: training for lawyers and CSOs on rights of migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers

Today begins in Izmir (Turkey) a two-day training for lawyers and CSO practitioners representing and working with migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers.

December 9, 2017

Kazakhstan: the reform of the legal profession should aim to strengthen its independence, ICJ says

The ICJ, following a mission to Kazakhstan this week to assess the proposed draft law reforming the regulation of the legal profession, called for the postponement of the adoption of the law and more active participation of the legal profession in its development.

December 5, 2017