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20 Sep 2017 description

To Permanent Representatives of Members and Observer States of the UN Human Rights Council

Geneva, 19 September 2017

RE: Renewing the Mandate of the Commission of Inquiry on Burundi and Ensuring Accountability for Serious Crimes

30 Aug 2017 description

H.E. General Prawit Wongsuwan
Deputy Prime Minister
1 Phitsanulok Road
Khwaeng Dusit, Khet Dusit
Bangkok 10300

H.E. Mr. Suwapan Tanyu-wattana
Minister of Justice
Ministry of Justice
120 Chaeng Watthana Road
Khwaeng Thung Song Hong
Khet Lak Si
Bangkok 10210

30 August 2017

Index: ASA 39/7015/2017

Dear H.E. General Prawit Wongsuwan and
H.E. Mr. Suwapan Tanyu-wattana,

26 Jun 2017 description

On the 30th anniversary of the United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (UNCAT) – marked on June 26 as the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture – Amnesty International (AI) and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) welcome the commitments made by the Royal Thai Government to prevent torture and other ill-treatment and urge authorities to ensure no further delay in implementing these undertakings.

03 Mar 2017 description

To:

Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the United Nations Human Rights Council

Geneva, 3 March 2017

RE: UN-MANDATED INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION OF INQUIRY OR SIMILAR INTERNTIONAL MECHANISM TO INVESTIGATE SERIOUS HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS IN RAKHINE STATE, MYANMAR

Excellencies,

14 Dec 2016 description

Civil Society Statement to the UN Human Rights Council's 26th Special Session regarding South Sudan

Tomorrow marks a terrible anniversary for South Sudan. On December 15, 2013, fighting in Juba ignited a brutal conflict that has torn the country apart, leaving millions of South Sudanese in dire need. Today the country stands on a precipice.

29 Nov 2016 description

SOS Children’s Villages is joining 77 other organisation in urging the European Commission and EU member states to step up protections of migrant and refugee children.

In a joint statement to be released at the European Forum on the Rights of the Child, which begins Tuesday in Brussels, SOS Children’s Villages and its partners are calling for seven action points to protect children in migration:

25 Nov 2016 description

Sixty organisations call on the Egyptian government to cease silencing civil society, and to allow NGOs to conduct their mandates within Egypt’s constitutional framework and in full respect of its international legal commitments to freedom of association.

01 Jul 2016 description

The Pakistani Government should not extend the oppressive and ineffective Protection of Pakistan Act (POPA), which is set to expire on 15 July 2016, said the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) today.

POPA was enacted in July 2014 for a period of two years to combat “waging of war or insurrection against Pakistan” and to provide “speedy trial” for offences “threatening the security of Pakistan”.

Earlier this week, the Ministry of Interior confirmed that it planned to renew POPA for another two years.

09 Nov 2015 description

À l’attention des Représentants permanents des États Membres et Observateurs du Conseil des droits de l’Homme des Nations Unies

Objet : Appel à la tenue d’une session spéciale du Conseil des droits de l’Homme afin de contribuer aux efforts onusiens et régionaux visant à prévenir la commission d’atrocités au Burundi

Madame, Monsieur l’Ambassadeur,

27 May 2015 description

Representatives of 17 countries gathering in Bangkok on 29 May to discuss the humanitarian crisis involving thousands of Rohingya and Bangladeshis adrift in the Andaman Sea must adopt a regional response that complies with international human rights law and standards, said the ICJ today.

29 Aug 2014 description

Government Fails to Provide Facts, Justice, and Reparations to Victims

(London) – On the eve of the annual International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), Amnesty International, and Human Rights Watch urge Pakistan’s government to stop the deplorable practice of state agencies abducting hundreds of people throughout the country without providing information about their fate or whereabouts.

01 Nov 2012 description

New ICJ report documents ‘Crisis of Impunity’

The Sri Lankan government must immediately cease its assault on the independence of the judiciary, the ICJ said in a new report released today.

The 150-page report, Authority without Accountability: The Crisis of Impunity in Sri Lanka, documents how, and why, it has become nearly impossible for people who have suffered serious violations of their human rights to receive justice in Sri Lanka. Recent attacks on judicial officers and judges only highlight the systematic erosion of accountability mechanisms.

12 Oct 2012 description

Nepal: ICJ urges accountability for violations detailed in OHCHR report

Nepal’s government must ensure accountability for the thousands of violations perpetrated by security forces and Maoists during the country’s civil war, as documented in a new report by the UN, the ICJ said today.

02 May 2012 description

We, the undersigned international human rights organizations, are concerned that the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) has yet to take the necessary steps to ensure that the process of drafting the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration (AHRD) is transparent and fully consultative with civil society organizations in the ASEAN region.

In a joint statement released on April 8th (full text below), over 130 local, national and regional civil society organizations across the ASEAN region called on AICHR to implement the following steps: