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Roundtable: EU is able to welcome refugees and treat them in line with international human rights standards

During the International Roundtable on the Rights of Migrants and Refugees in the European Union, held by the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and its partner organizations Immigration Council of Ireland, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, the Greek Council for Refugees and Forum for Human Rights, judges, lawyers, experts and NGO representatives from Italy, Greece, the Czech […]

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EU: Training materials on Alternatives to Detention for Migrant Children

The ICJ has published today a set of training materials on Alternatives to Detention for Migrant Children The materials cover the international and EU legal framework of alternatives to detention for children and related rights, such as the right to liberty and prohibition of immigration detention of children. The materials aim to support efforts to […]

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Kyrgyz Republic: lawyer Nurbek Toktakunov’s arrest and detention for expressing his views on justice issues must not stand

Today, the ICJ condemned the arrest and five-day detention of Nurbek Toktakunov, a prominent Kyrgyzstan lawyer, for the administrative offence of “hooliganism”. The detention appears to have been based solely on his exercise of his right to freedom of expression, in particular on comments he made criticizing the justice system of Kyrgyzstan and is therefore […]

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