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Nicaragua: Liberation of over 200 arbitrarily detained prisoners must be accompanied by establishment of rule of law and human rights protections

The ICJ calls on the Nicaraguan authorities to take immediate steps to restore the rule of law and democratic principles, and end systematic violations of human rights in the country. The authorities must immediately release all persons arbitrarily detained, including political prisoners and ensure that people are able to exercise their human rights and fundamental […]

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ICJ submission to the UN Human Rights Committee on Egypt

In a submission to the UN Human Rights Committee in advance of its forthcoming examination of Egypt’s fifth periodic report under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), the ICJ highlights several ongoing concerns with respect to the country’s implementation of and compliance with the provisions of the ICCPR, including in relation to: […]

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Myanmar: Two years after the coup, country further than ever from democracy and the rule of law

The military coup d’état that overthrew Myanmar’s civilian government on 1 February 2021 has resulted in an ongoing humanitarian crisis and in systematic and widespread human rights violations, many of which likely amount to crimes against humanity, the International Commission of Jurists (“ICJ”) said today. The self-appointed State Administrative Council (SAC) has declared that it […]

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