April 17, 2014
by Amy Mathieu
Amnesty International (AI), Human Rights Watch (HRW) and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) urged Nepalese legislators on Thursday to reject certain sections of the proposed Truth and Reconciliation (TRC) bill for violating international law. The advocacy groups are concerned that the ...[read more]
February 1, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
Human Rights Watch (HRW) and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) issued a joint statement Friday calling on the Nepal Parliament to reject amnesty legislation that has been declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. The Ordinance on Truth, Reconciliation and Disappearances was ...[read more]
March 17, 2013
by Clay Flaherty
JURIST Guest Columnist George Kegoro of the International Commission of Jurists argues that the results of the 2013 presidential election in Kenya are unavoidably marred by technological failures and the shortcomings of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commissions...Now that Kenya has ...[read more]
January 21, 2013
by John Paul Regan
JURIST Guest Columnist Allison Jernow of the International Commission of Jurists argues that recent court decisions reflect inconsistency in weighing marriage equality and religious freedom...Claims that same-sex marriage is on a collision course with religious freedom have dominated the headlines ...[read more]
January 8, 2013
by Daniel Mullen
The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) on Tuesday called on the Nepal government to cooperate with an investigation into allegations leveled against Nepal Army Colonel Kumar Lama. Lama was arrested in the UK last week and is charged with two counts of torture during Nepal's civil war in ...[read more]
December 3, 2012
by John Paul Regan
JURIST Guest Columnist Allison Jernow of the International Commission of Jurists argues that the international law's perception of public morality is beginning to incorporate various and diverse traditions...In November 2012, the UN Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) undid 30 years of bad law when it ...[read more]
November 1, 2012
by Max Slater
The independence of Sri Lanka's judiciary is under attack by the nation's government, according to a report released Thursday by the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), a human rights group composed of lawyers and judges from around the world. In the report, "Authority without ...[read more]
April 23, 2012
by Jamie Reese
Human Rights Watch (HRW) and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) on Monday urged Nepal to reject blanket amnesty plans for international crimes committed during the country's civil war, which ended in 2006. A representative for ICJ said amnesty for human rights abuses, such as torture, ...[read more]
May 25, 2011
by Julia Zebley
Amnesty International (AI) and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) decried on Monday Iran's persecutions of lawyers, suggesting it is a move to repress dissent. They called for the immediate release of Nasrin Sotoudeh, Mohammad Seyfzadeh, Maedeh Ghaderi and Ghasem Sholeh Saadi, whom ...[read more]
February 16, 2009
by Devin Montgomery
Counterterrorism policies adopted by countries around the world since 2001 pose a serious threat to the integrity of the international human rights legal framework, according to a report issued Monday by a special panel of human rights experts convened by the International Commission of... ...[read more]

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