Figure 1. Secretary-General António Guterres (at podium) is joined by from left: Foreign Ministers Margot Wallström of Sweden, and Didier Burkhalter of Switzerland, and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen...
(Al Jazeera : February 2017) UN Human Rights Council, 34th Session - Overview Discussion on Myanmar13 March 2017 The political and human rights situation in Myanmar is under scrutiny for many...
  Attacks on Palestinian Prisoners on Hunger Strike and Israeli Dissidents Lisa-Marlen Gronemeier. Recent actions taken by radical right-wing Israelis provide ample evidence that Israel’s occupation and...
GICJ Calls on the UN Human Rights Council to Convene a Special Session on the Crisis in Iraq West Mosul Coalition Strikes:  Death & Devastation             A displaced Iraqi girl who fled her home, Badrush,...
Urgent Appeal to the OHCHR Concerning Imminent House Demolitions in the Palestinian Village of Um Al-Khair Geneva International Centre for Justice (GICJ) wrote an urgent appeal to the United Nations High...
GICJ calls on the United Nations to Create a Monitoring Mechanism to Investigate the Violations in Mosul The battle for the “liberation” of Mosul initiated in October 2016 has provoked an...
By Lisa-Marlen Gronemeier In his recent report (A/HRC/34/70) dated 16 March 2017, Michael Lynk – UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since...
By Mutua Kobia 7 April, 2017 “Remember the genocide against the Tutsis – Fight Genocide Ideology – Build on Our Progress” Background Kwibuka, in Kinyarwanda means “remember” and is used to describe the...
On April 4, 2017, rebel-held civilian neighbourhoods in Southern Idlib and Northern Hama were hit by a series of suspected chemical attacks initiated at 6h30 am. While an exact estimate of 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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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

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

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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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