The ICJ today called on the Russian Federation to reconsider its position on rejected UPR recommendations and take measures for effective implementation of accepted recommendations concerning human rights and the rule of law in the country.
In an Interactive Dialogue on the adoption of the second cycle Universal Periodic Review of the Russian Federation (Item 6 of the Human Rights Council’s agenda), the ICJ called on the Russian Government to:
- Establish, in legislation, clear and predictable grounds for disciplinary action against judges, and ensure impartial arbitration;
- Ensure the right of all detainees to prompt and regular access to a lawyer;
- Amend the law on NGO activities to protect against its arbitrary application; and
- Adopt comprehensive anti-discrimination legislation that includes sexual orientation and gender identity as protected grounds.
The Interactive Dialogue took place during the 24th regular session of the Human Rights Council (9 to 27 September 2013).
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