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09 Oct 2009 description

The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) wishes to provide its views to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (Committee) for its consideration of the combined second, third, fourth and fifth report (Report) of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on the implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (Covenant). In this submission, the ICJ highlights several issues which it considers should be of particular concern to the Committee when it …

15 Sep 2009 description

The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) urged the UN Human Rights Council as it opened its 12th session in Geneva on 14 September 2009 to establish a new expert mandate to improve protection of human rights of individuals in armed conflicts and generally in any crisis situations. The ICJ requested the Council to harness protection of judges and lawyers from violence and intimidation inflicted on them for their professional functions.

28 Apr 2009 description

ICJ Submission to the Universal Periodic Review of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

April 2009

The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) welcomes this opportunity to contribute to the Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which is of key importance given the persistent renewal of violence and the deteriorating human rights and humanitarian situation mainly due to the repeated and large-scale armed conflicts in the country.

It is important that the Human Rights Council's Working Group on UPR (Working Group) …