Global Advocates for Justice and Human Rights: the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) - 60 years in Geneva! 2018 marks the 60th anniversary of the arrival of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) in Geneva on the initiative of the great Swiss jurist Jean-Flavien Lalive, who was Secretary General of the Organization in 1958.
The ICJ has launched the 60th Anniversary Appeal to all lawyers in the Republic and canton of Geneva to support the organization and, in turn, their less privileged colleagues victims of persecution on five continents.
Currently, the Geneva-based organization is also featured on the city’s public transport network. "Geneva can be proud of its image as the world human rights capital. It is a beacon for justice advocates around the world. We must continue to make it shine," said Sam Zarifi, Secretary General of the ICJ.
"In the face of repeated attacks on human rights, the world needs, more than ever the ICJ’s competent, rigorous and effective defense of the rule of law," Sam Zarifi added.In 2018, the ICJ provided local trainings on five continents to assist 4,300 judges, lawyers and prosecutors strengthen their ability to protect and promote fundamental rights.