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UN Human Rights Council: ICJ highlights concerns about the grave human rights situation in Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan

The UN Human Rights Council (HRC) convened today in Geneva for the start of its 54th session. The ICJ actively participated in this first day delivering statements on three situations in which gross and systematic violations of human rights are committed: Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan. These situations require a sustained attention by the international […]

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Afghanistan: local and international organizations call on the UN Human Rights Council to establish an independent investigative mechanism

In an open letter to the United Nations Human Rights Council, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and 72 other organizations urge the Council to, amongst other things, renew the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Afghanistan, and establish a parallel independent investigative mechanism during its upcoming 54th session. […]

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Chad: Still No Reparations for Hissène Habré’s Victims

The victims of the late Chadian President Hissène Habré have yet to receive court-ordered reparations, seven years after his landmark conviction in Senegal in 2016, seven Chadian and international organizations said today. Just days before the anniversary, two more victims’ leaders passed away. (more…)

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A Standing Independent Investigative Mechanism (SIIM) should be created to further accountability for gross human rights violations and crimes

In a report released at the UN Human Rights Council today, the ICJ outlined the options for the establishment of a Standing Independent Investigative Mechanism (SIIM), which would support and complement the existing human rights and international justice architecture, including the work of the International Criminal Court (ICC). (more…)

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