The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) said today that courts and investigatory bodies set up specially by the Sudanese Government to address human rights violations in Darfur have failed to deliver justice to victims in Darfur. Speaking in Cairo at the launch of its new report "The Administration of Justice in Sudan: The case of Darfur, the ICJ said fact-finding in Darfur showed that urgent legal and structural changes were needed if the Sudanese Government was to demonstrate it has the political will to bring to justice state officials and members of the Janjaweed militia responsible for crimes against humanity and war crimes
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The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) today expressed deep concern at further assaults on the rule of law by the Government of Pakistan, including the arrest and detention of thousands of lawyers and the misuse of existing laws and adoption of new or amended laws that further undermine the civilian judiciary and consolidate military control
Amnesty International today announced the unconditional release of its two delegates who had been detained in The Gambia, along with the local journalist detained with them. The organization said that no charges had been brought against any of the three.
Four people have been detained overnight in Yangon as part of a continuing crackdown by the military authorities. The four detainees include prominent activists Htay Kywe (39), Mie Mie (F, 35 also known as Thin Thin Aye), and Aung Thu (43) who are members of the 1988 Generation Students group. All have been imprisoned previously for their peaceful activism for human rights and democracy..