The Destruction of the Grand al-Nuri Mosque with the al-Hadba Minaret Geneva International Centre for Justice (GICJ) is dismayed by the increasing violence caused by the intensification of the...
  Based on data from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), there are an estimated 22.5 million refugees worldwide. A further 65.6 million people around the world are forcibly...
United Nations Human Rights CouncilThirty-fifth session, 6 to 23 June 2017 Report- Oral update of the Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic 14th June 2017 Written by: Siddharth Abraham...
Politics of Erasure: Israeli Prime Minister Calls for the Dismantling of UNRWA Refugees and other registered persons eligible for UNRWA services 5.7 Million in 2015 5.4 Million in 2013 5.1 Million in...
Press Release: New disturbing reports of human rights violations in Mosul MosulSince 6th October 2016, GICJ has written several letters to the UN Office of the High Commissioner, to express grave...
GICJ calls for independent investigations on cases of abduction of journalists and human rights defenders in Iraq On 2 June 2017, Geneva International Centre for Justice (GICJ) addressed a letter to...
GICJ calls on the UN to investigate on the training of children for armed combat in Iraq by the Islamic Supreme Council (ISCI) The Geneva International Centre for Justice (GICJ) addressed a letter...
Press Release: Disturbing footages show the crimes and abuses committed by the Iraqi Emergency Response Division against innocent civilians On 30 May 2017, Geneva International Centre for Justice...
The Need for Better Cooperation in the UNECE Region to Achieve the SDGs By Mutua K. Kobia The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a “universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet...

Geneva International Centre for Justice (GICJ) is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization based in Geneva, dedicated to the promotion and reinforcement of commitments to the principles and norms of human rights. Mission Basing its work on...

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Geneva International Centre for Justice (GICJ) strongly agrees with the United Nations’ acknowledgement of the “fundamental importance of human rights education and training in contributing to the promotion, protection and effective realization of...

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GICJ documents human rights violations that take place in Iraq and reports them to the concerned bodies of the United Nations such as the Human Rights Council and the UN Special Procedures. The aim of this process is to ensure that all human rights...

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Saida Ahmad Baghili – The face of starvation

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Saida Ahmad Baghili – The face of starvation
Photo 1. Saida Afmad Baghili on wheelchair in the Al Thawra hospital, Yemen, 25 October 2016 Yemen has always been among the poorest countries in the world and has always faced challenged linked to...
Scar(r)ed for Life: Everyday Violations around Israel’s Illegal Settlements

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Scar(r)ed for Life: Everyday Violations around Israel’s Illegal Settlements
Settler violence is a daily part of life for many Palestinians: Armed Israeli settlers regularly carry out attacks against Palestinian civilians and property by, inter alia, shooting and harassing...
Zaidoun Mamoun al-Samara

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Zaidoun Mamoun al-Samara
On January 4, 2004, a group of US soldiers in Samarra, Iraq, murdered Zaidoun Mamoun al-Samarrai, a young Iraqi man who was not yet twenty years old. On January 4, 2004, a group of US soldiers in...
Ali Shallal al-Qaysi

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Ali Shallal al-Qaysi
In 2004, photos of Iraqi prisoners tethered to dog leashes and electrical wires dominated the news. The centre of the scandal was Abu Ghraib - one of the world’s most notorious prisons. At the time,...
Omran Daqneesh – a silence that shakes every conscience

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Omran Daqneesh – a silence that shakes every conscience
On August 2016, the world’s conscience was shaken by the picture of a five-year-old boy, covered in dust and blood, sitting in the back of an ambulance, visibly shocked and weary. The little boy,...
Inside Guantanamo, when the “war on terror” justifies all means

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Inside Guantanamo, when the “war on terror” justifies all means
Mohamedou Ould Slahi was born in Mauritania from a poor family. When he was only 18, he won a prestigious scholarship to study in Germany, where he lived for years. In 1991 and 1992, he did what...
Jamalida Begum – Rohingya Survivor Escapes Horror

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Jamalida Begum – Rohingya Survivor Escapes Horror
Approximately 1 million Rohingya people reside in Myanmar (Burma), mainly in the Rakhine State (formerly Arakan, an independent and sovereign state) that is situated along the East Coast of the Bay...
In the Rubble of their Homes

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In the Rubble of their Homes
In Halaweh, a Palestinian village in the South Hebron Hills, in which the Israeli army had conducted a demolition four days earlier on 2 February, a few Palestinian residents welcomed us in front of...
The toll for freedom

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The toll for freedom
The Syrian conflict has triggered negative consequences and has worsened the already fragile conditions of a developing country and a modernising society. The level of economic and social...
Abeer Qassim al-Janabi

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Abeer Qassim al-Janabi
Abeer Qassim al-Jabani (1991 – 2006) was a 14-year-old Iraqi girl, who was gang-raped and killed, and her family murdered by United States Army soldiers, on March 12, 2006.

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