31 August 2015

New defeat for freedom of expression in Egypt

Cairo/Brussels – Al Jazeera English journalists Mohamed Fahmy, Peter Greste and Baher Mohamed, as well and three co-defendants, were found guilty for not being registered as journalists, publishing false news, and having operated from a Cairo hotel without a licence, among other charges. Having jointly observed the entire trial, the Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedom and ASF deplore this ruling which is a new defeat for freedom of expression in Egypt.

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27 August 2015

The state of justice in the Central African Republic

Bangui – ASF (Avocats Sans Frontières) has recently launched support activities to help facilitate better access to justice in the Central African Republic. In the wake of successive politico-military crises, the country’s judicial institutions need to be rebuilt. In collaboration with legal stakeholders, the Bar association and civil society, ASF’s actions aim to contribute to improving access to justice for vulnerable people.

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20 August 2015

The many faces of international justice (4/4): Uganda

Over the summer, ASF is bringing you the latest news about international justice. This week, Jane Anywar Adong, Project Officer in Uganda, tells us about some recent breakthroughs in the field of international justice. The Ugandan Supreme Court’s refusal to grant amnesty to Thomas Kowoyelo, Dominic Ongwen’s transfer to the ICC… discover how these events were experienced by victims and the communities affected.

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13 August 2015

The many faces of international justice (3/4): Burundi

Over the summer, as part of the Crossroads project, ASF is bringing you the latest news about international justice. This week, Adrien Nifasha talks to us about advances in international justice in Burundi. The country is undergoing a political crisis for the past months. This exceptional situation obviously does not mean the end of victims needs with regard to access to justice; quite the contrary.

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6 August 2015

The Many Faces of International Justice (2/4): Nepal

Over the summer, as part of the Crossroads project, ASF is bringing you the latest news about international justice. This week, Prashannata Wasti, who works for our partner INSEC, shares the latest news from Nepal. Find out how last April’s terrible earthquake is interfering with access to justice.

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4 August 2015

Tunisia : Counterterror Law Endangers Human Rights

Tunis – Tunisia’s new counterterrorism law imperils human rights and lacks the necessary safeguards against abuse, eight nongovernmental organizations said today. The law grants security forces broad and vague monitoring and surveillance powers, extends incommunicado detention from 6 to up to 15 days for terrorism suspects, and permits courts to close hearings to the public and allow witnesses to remain anonymous to the defendants.

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