International Commission Of Jurists

Objectives and Mission: 

The International Commission of Jurists' global goal is to support and advance those principles of justice which constitute the basis of the Rule of Law andassist and encourage those peoples to whom the Rule of Law is denied.
The legal protection and promotion of all human rights including economic, social and cultural rights
The observance of the Rule of Law in the context of globalisation
The promotion and protection of the independence of judges and lawyers
Participation in human rights mechanisms, norms and their implementation at the universal, regional and national level
Fighting impunity
Abolition of the death penalty

General description: 

n 1978, in response to the increasingly frequent attacks on judges and lawyers, the ICJ created at its headquarter in Geneva the Centre for the Independence of Judges and Lawyers (CIJL)
Elaboration and adoption of an Optional Protocol to the "International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights" (ICESCR) Ratification of the UN Convention on Migrant Workers
Domestic implementation of the European Social Charter, the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, and the San Salvador Protocol to the American Convention of Human Rights
Adoption by the UN of Principles on the Right to Restitution, Compensation and Rehabilitation for Victims of Violations of Human Rights
Elaboration and adoption by the UN of a Convention on the Protection of All Persons from Forced Disappearance
Adoption by the UN of Principles for the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights through Action to Combat Impunity

Country Presence: 
Macao, China
Field of Interest: 
Death penalty, Globalization, Human rights, Law, Lawyers, Migrants, Racism, Standards, Torture, Women