ICJ urges that the Human Rights Council establish new expert mandate to protect individuals against abuses in times of crises

The ICJ urged the UN Human Rights Council to establish a new expert mandate to improve protection of human rights of individuals in armed conflicts and generally in any crisis situations.

The ICJ requested the Council to harness protection of judges and lawyers from violence and intimidation inflicted on them for their professional functions. It also sought accountability for human rights violations and international crimes committed by the Israeli Army, Hamas and other Palestinian armed groups during the recent war in Gaza.

ICJ urges that the HRC establish new expert mandate_Prss Pelease_2009 [Full text PDF]

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