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Punished For Protest: India’s Violations Against Human Rights Defenders

The Indian Government has been unlawfully targeting human rights defenders (HRDs) through the use of overbroad national security laws and criminal laws, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) said in a new report released today. The 53-page report, “Punished for Protest,” documents the misuse of national security laws, particularly the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA), […]

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Thailand: ICJ works with judges and prosecutors to consider means to improve access to justice for extraterritorial corporate human rights harms

“Laws, policies and practices in Thailand must be reviewed and amended in order to remove obstacles to holding Thai companies accountable for wrongdoing outside the country’s borders and ensure their alignment with Thailand’s obligations under international human rights law”, justice sector officials concluded at a workshop hosted by the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and […]

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Thailand: ICJ co-hosts a Workshop on the investigation and adjudication of psychological torture and cruel, inhumane or degrading treatment or punishment

Thailand must act to minimize torture and cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment by passing a draft law before the Senate that would criminalize such violations, international experts and Thai human rights defenders urged at a workshop co-hosted on 24 May in Bangkok by the International Commission of Jurists (“ICJ”), Thailand’s Ministry of Justice and the […]

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