Themes Archives: Global Security and Rule of Law

Turkey: lifting of state of emergency a welcome start, now restore rule of law

The ICJ welcomed today the lapse of Turkey’s nearly two-year state of emergency, which is expected to be effective as of midnight, but said that the authorities needed now to take a range of measures to repair the rupture to the rule of law in the country.

July 18, 2018

Nepal: transitional justice reform an urgent need

As the government begins a process of consultations around proposed amendments to the transitional justice mechanisms, the ICJ and Human Rights Watch have called on authorities to ensure the amendments comply with international human rights standards.

July 8, 2018

United States: Gina Haspel must not become CIA Director

The ICJ said today that Gina Haspel, nominated by Donald Trump to be Director of the CIA, should be subject to a full criminal investigation for her alleged involvement torture and other serious crimes, rather than elevated to serve as the country’s highest intelligence office.

May 9, 2018

Rule of law, facing global assault, remains crucial for protecting the vulnerable

International commitment to the rule of law is under assault around the world, said a global panel of eminent academics, diplomats, and jurists.

April 17, 2018

Philippines: President Duterte’s attack on the Chief Justice is an attack on the rule of law

The ICJ today condemned a threatening statement made by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte attacking Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno of the Philippines Supreme Court.

April 10, 2018