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Region and country Archives: Middle East and North Africa

UN Special Rapporteur on Truth, Justice and Reparation: All States should apply international standards for transitional justice

The ICJ welcomes the last report of Mr. Fabian Salvioli as he ends his 6-year tenure as the UN Special Rapporteur on truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence. The report, presented to the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) on 14 September 2023, compiles and analyses existing international standards under the five pillars of transitional […]

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Lebanon: Comedian Arrested for Critical Jokes

Escalating Attacks on Free Expression Lebanese authorities’ arrest and investigation of prominent comedian Nour Hajjar, solely in retaliation for his jokes, represents a new escalation in Lebanon’s crackdown on public criticism, the Coalition to Defend Freedom of Expression in Lebanon said today. (more…)

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Egypt: end widespread and systematic enforced disappearances

On the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, the ICJ denounces Egypt’s widespread and systematic resort to enforced disappearance to crackdown on dissidents, and calls on the Egyptian authorities to: immediately put an end to the practice; and promptly conduct independent, impartial and effective investigations into all instances of enforced disappearances with a […]

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Tunisia: End Judicial Harassment of the President of the Tunisian Judges’ Association

البيان باللغة العربية على هذا الرابط On August 21, Judge Anas Hmedi, President of the Tunisian Judges’ Association (Association des Magistrats Tunisiens, AMT), is set to appear before an investigating judge at the Kef Court of First Instance, facing charges of “inciting to cease work” arising from a judicial strike in 2022, seven human rights […]

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Lebanon: Joint letter to the Human Rights Council calling for an international fact-finding mission into the Beirut blast

هذه الرسالة المشتركة متوفرة باللغة العربية أيضاً To the Permanent Representative of Member and Observer States of the United Nations Human Rights Council Excellencies, We, the undersigned Lebanese and international organizations, survivors and families of the victims are writing once again to urge you to support the adoption of a resolution by the United Nations […]

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