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.
This report of the Eminent Jurists Panel, based on one of the most comprehensive surveys on counter-terrorism and human rights to date, illustrates the extent to which the responses to the events of 11 September 2001 have changed the legal landscape in countries around the world.
Terrorism sows terror, and many States have fallen into a trap set by the terrorists.
The present document's aim is to present a statistical synthesis of the main violations of human rights and humanitarian law in Colombia, particularly those related to the rights to life, liberty, and integrity, committed between July 2002 and June 2006; that is, approximately during the four years of the first period of government just concluded (August 7 2002 to August 7 2006).
The data for the fi rst semester of 2006 included in this document are incomplete due to the fact that some of the sources usually used by the Colombian Commission of Jurists are not yet ready to be …
At the end of its ten-day mission to Colombia, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) presents its preliminary conclusions on the current process of demobilization of paramilitary groups and on the consequences of the "democratic security" policy on human rights, the administration of justice and the rule of law.
"Un día se presentaron al Emperador dos granujas que se hicieron pasar por tejedores y dijeron que sabían tejer la tela imaginarse y que el traje hecho con aquel material tenía la virtud de ser invisible para todos aquellos que fueran indignos del cargo que ocupaban, o solemnemente estúpidos.
[T]odos los que lo veían desde la calle o desde las ventanas exclamaban: -¡Qué [...]
Nadie quería que los demás su estupidez o su incapacidad para el cargo que -¡Pero si -¡Santo -dijo su padre.
Y se produjo un gran rumor, pues todos se decían unos a …