“a protective and enabling environment in law and practice for civil society” and put “an end to impunity for violations against defenders.”
We call for the return of the disappeared to their families, and remind the Bangladeshi authorities of their responsibility to fully investigate and ensure justice for these crimes. Bangladesh has ratified the Rome Statute of the ICC; therefore it legally recognizes enforced disappearance as an international crime, and is bound to ensure accountability.
Date: 21 September 2015 HRC Section: Agenda Item 4 General Debate Speaker: Ms. Vani Selvarajah Joint Oral Statement to the 30th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Regular Session by Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada, Lawyers for Lawyers and the Asian Legal Resource Centre, NGOs with Special Consultative Status China: Crackdown on lawyers and other advocates violates international law obligations. Mr. President, Lawyers Rights Watch Canada, Lawyers for Lawyers and the Asian Legal Resource Centre call on Council to address the ongoing wrongful arrests and detentions in China of lawyers engaged in human rights work. . Since the beginning of July over 284 human rights lawyers, their staff and […]
Proactive response from the Special Procedures and the Council is expected to enable states to dismantle structures that facilitate slavery and degradation of rights, and to rebuild the justice systems needed to protect lives and the dignity of all persons
Indonesia’s present government also does not have any plans to work on the issue of disappearances. Moreover, the Indonesian Penal Code (KUHP) does not regulate and prosecute enforced disappearances.
Ask the Government of India to not utilize the Supreme court granted exception of entering manholes in special cases with prior written orders from the Chief Executive Officer of the concerned civic body(with full protective gears). Instead, adoption of scientific technology to clean sewers must be introduced by the Government of India.
The Bangladesh Judiciary has contributed to the recurrence of enforced disappearances by abdicating its constitutional authority and responsibility to guarantee the right to life and personal liberty of persons.
It is tragic that the circumstances of human rights abuse victims in Indonesia are totally different to that of the alleged perpetrators. The perpetrators have never been brought to court and are enjoying transitional democracy by establishing political parties and running for elections.