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Philippines: Judges affirm the need to incorporate gender perspective in adjudication to address inequality and counter gender stereotypes

The Philippine judiciary should continue to work to ensure that the principles of gender equality and non-discrimination are fully integrated into decision-making processes. This was the core message in the series of Judicial Dialogues on Access to Justice for Women conducted by the International Commission of Jurists in partnership with the Supreme Court of the […]

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Nepal: Lawyers commit to countering gender stereotyping in the administration of justice

Legal practitioners from Nepal have agreed that gender stereotyping discourages women from accessing judicial processes so lawyers must be mindful of such stereotypes and biases while providing legal services. The lawyers also formulated action points that they are committed to implementing to eliminate gender stereotyping and discriminatory attitudes towards women. The commitment came from 30 […]

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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: Officials must drop all ongoing prosecutions under the Emergency Decree

Today, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), along with 23 other international human rights organizations from the region, submitted a letter to the Ambassadors of respective countries with a call that Thai officials must drop all the ongoing prosecutions under the “Emergency Decree” in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, following the end of the declaration […]

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