Today, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) in cooperation with the Civil Society Coalition Against Torture and Impunity in Tajikistan and the Union of Lawyers of the Republic of Tajikistan hold the final event within the framework of its Global redress and accountability initiative.
This event presents an opportunity to discuss measures to prevent impunity and ensure accountability for the use of torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment (CIDT) in Tajikistan.
The findings of the research on the key challenges for effective investigation of torture and CIDT, carried out by the Coalition Against Torture under the initiative, will be presented at the event. The ICJ will launch its compilation of the cases decided by the UN Human Rights Committee concerning allegations of torture in Tajikistan.
The ICJ’s Global redress and accountability initiative focused on seven countries (Cambodia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Tajikistan, Tunisia and Venezuela) and it aimed to combat impunity and promote redress for gross human rights violations.
It concentrates on the transformative role of the law, justice mechanisms and justice actors, seeking to achieve greater adherence of national legal and institutional frameworks with international law and standards so as to allow for effective redress and accountability; more independent justice mechanisms capable of dealing with challenges of impunity and access to redress; and judges, lawyers, human rights defenders, victims and their representatives that are better equipped to demand and deliver truth, justice and reparation.