On 17 March 2017, the Meezaan Organization for Human Rights-Nazareth and Geneva International Centre for Justice (GICJ) co-organized, with the participation of the International Organization for the...
On 16 March 2017, Geneva International Centre for Justice (GICJ) with the International Organization for the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (EAFORD) organized a side-event during the...
Geneva International Centre for Justice (GICJ), in cooperation with several other NGOs, has submitted eleven written statements in occasion of the 34th session of the Human Rights Council. The...
On 20 March 2017, 14 years will have passed since the illegal invasion of Iraq in 2003. Yet, as the eyes of the world’s media have shifted elsewhere, it’s easy for some to forget that today, Iraq is in...
Women are the cornerstone of every society, and their role and impact on the path of political, social and economic development cannot be underestimated. The United Nations has long recognized the...
20 January 2017 - Today is an important date in the history of the United States of America. Mr. Donald Trump becomes the 45th President in a tradition that is over 200 years old - the presidential...
On Sunday, 8 January 2017, a Palestinian drove a truck into a troop of Israeli soldiers in Jerusalem, killing four and wounding at least 13 others. The driver was identified as Fadi Ahmad Al-Qunbar,...
Iraq : The new vice president of the HRC with a shocking human rights record The Organizational Session for the 11th Cycle of the Human Rights Council (HRC) announced on 5th December 2016 that Iraq...
Iraq: Use of Violence Against Peaceful Protests Rally in Baghdad On the 17th of February 2017, the Geneva International Centre for Justice (GICJ) sent a letter to Mr. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the...

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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Zaidoun Mamoun al-Samara

Lest We Forget: Stories of Real Victims


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.
Ali Shallal al-Qaysi

Lest We Forget: Stories of Real Victims


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

Lest We Forget: Stories of Real Victims


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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