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Pornpen Khongkachonkiet, Somchai Homlaor and Anchana Heemmina: CRIMINAL DEFAMATION CHARGES DROPPED 07/03/17
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Khurram Parvez: RELEASED 25/11/16
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Featured Letter

Maldives: Investigate and Remedy Murder of Yameen Rasheed, and Implement Protections for Human Rights Defenders | Letter

Full PDF Version Yameen Rasheed, human rights activist and outspoken critic of the Maldives government was brutally murdered on 23 April. Mr. Rasheed was the third media figure to be targeted in recent years. Prior to his murder, Mr. Rasheed had been campaigning for investigation of the 2014 abduction and disappearance of journalists Ahmed Rilwan. Authorities did not investigate past death threats against Mr. Rasheed and no protective measures were in place. Tuesday, May 02, 2017 H.E. … [Read More...]

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LRWC Newsletter: February – March 2017 Edition

LRWC Action News and Updates | Awards | UN Human Rights Council, 34th Session | Defending Defenders - Resources and Reports | Education | International Criminal Court | LRWC Members Working Pro Bono in February and March Full PDF … [Read More...]

LRWC Publications

The Right to Dissent: Now Available for Sale on Amazon | Press Release

Full PDF Version (Press Release) Full PDF Version (Right to Dissent Guidebook) Friday, March 3, 2017 PRESS RELEASE Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Announces the Release of The Right to Dissent Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) has published The Right to Dissent: A Guide to International Law Obligations to respect, protect and fulfil the right of all […]

International Criminal Court: Report from the 15th Assembly of State Parties to the ICC | Report

Full PDF Version Report on 15th Assembly of State Parties (ASP) to the International Criminal Court by Lisa Barrett The 15th Assembly of State Parties (ASP15) to the International Criminal Court (ICC) met in The Hague from the 16th to the 24th of November 2016. Lisa Barrett attended the Assembly on behalf of Lawyers Right […]