Region and country Archives: Middle East and North Africa

Side Event: Increasing Death Sentences and Executions in Egypt

This side event at the Human Rights Council takes place on Wednesday, 20 June, 16:00-17:00, room XXIII of the Palais des Nations.  It is organized by the ICJ.

June 18, 2018

Egypt: repeal or amend emergency measures

The ICJ today called on the Egyptian authorities to ensure that the framework on the state of emergency is comprehensively reformed consistent with the country’s international human rights obligations.

June 11, 2018

Lebanon: enhance independence and impartiality of prosecutors – new ICJ briefing paper

In a memorandum published today, the ICJ called on the Lebanese authorities to introduce comprehensive legal and institutional reforms with a view to ensuring that the Office of the Public Prosecutor (OPP) is strictly separated from the judiciary and judicial functions.

June 7, 2018

Lebanon: restrict military courts’ jurisdiction, ensure fair trial rights

In a memorandum published today, the ICJ urged the Lebanese authorities to introduce comprehensive legal reforms to ensure the independence and impartiality of military courts and to restrict their jurisdiction to cases involving members of the military for alleged breaches of military discipline.

May 29, 2018

Tunisia: parliament is failing victims of serious human rights violations

The ICJ today called on the Tunisian Parliament to reverse its decision of 26 March 2018 and allow the Truth and Dignity Commission (IVD) to carry out its mandate for at least another year.

May 25, 2018

ICJ joins call for UN inquiry on killings and injuries in Gaza

Speaking today at a special session of the UN Human Rights Council, the ICJ joined calls for an independent international inquiry into the use lethal and other force by Israeli security forces in Eastern Gaza.

May 18, 2018