Traditional and Customary Justice Systems: International commission of Jurists Launches compilation of Human Rights Standards

February 12, 2018 - 8:58am

"The ICJ [International Commission of Jurists] has...published a compilation of international human rights standards relevant to Traditional and Customary Justice Systems.

The compilation is being published as part of an ongoing project on the relationship between traditional and customary justice systems, including indigenous justice, and human rights, access to justice, and the rule of law.

Among the sources included in the compilation are global and regional treaty provisions, UN and other declarations, and the jurisprudence and recommendations of Committees and Special Procedures established by treaties and the UN Human Rights Council.

The sources are organised by themes including the rights of women, rights of children, the role of judges and lawyers and the administration of justice, the rights of indigenous peoples, and the rights of minorities."

To read more and to access the compilation from the ICJ, click here.

INPROL members can login and find additional resources on International Human Rights Standards and Customary Justice Systems through the Digital Library. If you are not yet a member of INPROL, please register here. Should you have any questions about INPROL and the services it provides, please visit the 'About Us' section of the website or contact us at