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  • Venezuela: Human rights and Rule of Law in deep crisisA report launched here today by the ICJ highlights a significant degradation in recent years of the situation of human rights and independence of the judiciary in Venezuela. In its report, Venezuela: The Sunset of the Rule of Law, the ICJ underlines that since the publication of its June 2014 report– Strengthening the Rule of […]
  • Singapore: halt the execution of Kho JabingThe Singaporean government should halt the imminent execution of Kho Jabing and commute his death sentence, said the ICJ today. In 2010, Kho Jabing was convicted and sentenced to death, after having been found guilty of murder. Amendments made to its laws on the death penalty in 2012 allowed for persons who had been subjected […]
  • Bangladesh: foreign donations regulation bill is a further effort to restrict Civil SocietyThe Government of Bangladesh should withdraw the Foreign Donations Regulation Bill 2015 (FDRB), the ICJ said today. The provisions of the FDRB are unduly restrictive and inconsistent with Bangladesh’s international legal obligations to respect the right to freedom of association, the ICJ said, and if not withdrawn, the Parliament should reject it. “The provisions of […]
  • Vietnam: grant Le Van Manh permanent reprieve from death penalty and investigate allegations of tortureIn a letter to the President of the Socialist Republic, the ICJ today called on Vietnam to immediately halt the execution of 32 year-old Le Van Manh scheduled on 26 October 2015 and to promptly and impartially investigate allegations he was tortured by the police in order to extract a confession. In 2005, Le Van […]
  • Why Myanmar needs to stop prosecuting people over Facebook postsAn opinion piece by Vani Sathisan, ICJ International Legal Adviser in Myanmar. To say that Facebook and other internet-based social media networks have revolutionized modern day communication would be an understatement. According to a report by the Human Rights Council’s Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and […]
  • Third-party intervention in the case of O.M. v. HungaryToday, the ICJ jointly with the AIRE Centre, ECRE and ILGA-Europe submitted a third-party intervention in the case of O.M. v. Hungary before the European Court of Human Rights. The case arose from the immigration detention in Hungary of an asylum-seeker who had fled from his country of origin, Iran, because of his homosexuality. He was detained for […]
  • ICJ Legal Opinion in the case of Kazakhstan lawyer Bulat BaityakovThe ICJ submission on international law concerns Bulat Baityakov, practicing in Kazakhstan, convicted of slander of a judge and sentenced to a one year of restriction of liberty because of the arguments he presented in written submissions and in court, acting in his role as a lawyer. The submission sets out relevant international human rights […]
  • Guatemala: la CIJ respalda la gestión del juez Miguel Ángel GálvezLa CIJ, durante la misión de su Comisionado José Antonio Martín Pallín al país, ha constatado que la trascendencia política y social de los asuntos que el Juez Miguel Ángel Gálvez está investigando, le ha ocasionado numerosos ataques injustificados desde diversos sectores de la sociedad guatemalteca. Además, la CIJ recibió información que las y los […]
  • ICJ inaugurates the Third Regional Conference on judicial independence and the fight against impunity in Central AmericaIn coordination with the Norwegian Judges’ Association and the Guatemalan Mayan Bar Association, the ICJ inaugurated today a two-day Conference in Guatemala City. The Conference was inaugurated by Jan Gerhard Lassen (the Norwegian Ambassador for Guatemala), Josué Baquiax Baquiax (President of the Supreme Court ), ICJ Commissioner José Antonio Martín Pallín and Director of the […]
  • Martin Ennals Award: Emirati blogger Ahmed Mansoor is the 2015 LaureateSelected by a jury of 10 Global Human Rights organizations, including the ICJ, Ahmed Mansoor could not come to Geneva to collect the 2015 Award, as he has been banned from travelling. Robert Sann Aung (Myanmar) and Asmaou Diallo (Guinea) receive Martin Ennals Prizes. Emirati blogger and prominent human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor is one […]