Bahrain: Joint Letter Sent to Newly Appointed Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond Urging A Change of Policy on Bahrain| Letter

Full PDF Version 16 July 2014 The Rt Honourable Philip Hammond MP Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Foreign and Commonwealth Office King Charles Street London SW1A 2AH Dear Mr Hammond, In your new capacity as Secretary of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, we hope to highlight our grave concern regarding the human rights situation in Bahrain and are hopeful of a fresh Foreign Office direction on human rights abuses in the country. In … [Read More...]

Thailand: Oral Statement to the 26th Session of the UN Human Rights Council – The Council Must Declare the Coup Illegal

Full PDF Version Mr. Budi Tjahjono's statement delivered 23 June 2014 begins at 21:01 Date: June 20, 2014 Document id: ALRC-COS-26-21-2014 HRC section: Item 4, General Debate Speaker: Mr. Budi Tjahjono of Franciscan International Oral Statement to the 26th Session of the UN Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC), NGO with general consultative status and Lawyers Rights Watch Canada, NGO with special consultative status THAILAND: The Council must declare … [Read More...]


Turkey: Submissions on the Universal Periodic Review of Turkey from LRWC, Lawyers for Lawyers and Fair Trial Watch | Report

 Full PDF Version  This submission outlines key concerns regarding Turkey’s compliance with its international and national human rights commitments to guarantee effective access to legal services provided by an independent legal profession as set out in the Basic Principles, which is required to ensure the right to equality before courts and tribunals and to a fair trial, in accordance with Article 14 of the ICCPR. It highlights, in particular, concerns in relation to the following … [Read More...]

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Thailand: Arbitrary detention & enforced disappearance: LRWC calls for restoration of democratic rule & human rights protections | Statement

Full PDF Version Thailand: Systematic violations of international human rights including arbitrary detention, suspected enforced disappearance, removal of independent judicial oversight Statement 20 June 2014 Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) is a committee of Canadian lawyers who promote human rights and the rule of law through advocacy, education and research. LRWC is an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations … [Read More...]

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LRWC Newsletter: June 2014 Edition

LRWC Action News | UN Human Rights Council 26th Session | Universal Periodic Review of Turkey | Notable Decision - Tsilquot'in Nation v. BC | To Unsubscribe from LRWC Communications | LRWC Airmiles Full PDF Version LRWC ACTION NEWS Bahrain LRWC joined with the Media Legal Defence Initiative and eight other NGOs to send a follow-up to the December 2013 Letter of Allegation. The follow-up asks UN Special Rapporteurs for Freedom of Expression and the Working Group on Arbitrary … [Read More...]