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Colombia: 2014 Caravana of Lawyers Delegation – Cali/Valle del Cauca Report | Report

Full PDF Version 2014 Caravana of Lawyers Delegation - Cali/Valle del Cauca Report, International Colombia Caravana, June 2015. Report of the Fourth International Colombia Caravana investigation of dangers faced by lawyers and other human rights defenders in Cali and the department of Valle del Cauca area including murder, unlawful detention and suppression of dissent and labour rights activism. LRWC director Heather Neun was part of the Cali delegation. … [Read More...]

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Canada: Canadian Groups Call for a National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Women and Implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples | Joint Statement

Full PDF Version Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada, the Native Women’s Association of Canada, BC CEDAW Group, Feminist Alliance for International Action, and International Women's Rights Project call on the federal government to immediately adopt and implement TRC recommendation to conduct public inquiry into missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls Joint Statement June 2015 - Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC), the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC), B.C. CEDAW Group … [Read More...]

Chutima Sidasathian's award-winning photo of Rohingya from 2012
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LRWC Newsletter: April – May 2015 Edition

Full PDF Version LRWC ACTION NEWS and UPDATES ARGENTINA The ongoing investigation into the untimely demise of Special Prosecutor Alberto Nisman, charged with investigating the 1994 AMIA bombings, is set to take yet another turn. Prosecutor Viviana Fein is poised to release her report on the death of Mr. Nisman in early June and it is suspected that the report will conclude that Mr. Nisman killed himself. A 203-page medical report was submitted to Prosecutor Fein on 19 May 2015 … [Read More...]

Chutima Sidasathian's award-winning photo of Rohingya from 2012
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Thailand Not Adequately Addressing Human Trafficking: US government leaves Thailand at lowest ranking in annual trafficking report | Joint Letter

See full (pdf) letter The US Department of State maintained Thailand’s Tier 3 ranking, the lowest category, in its annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report released 27 July 2015. A global coalition of 25 human rights and labor groups, including Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) sent an open letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry applauding the 2015 TIP ranking of Thailand. The Tier 3 ranking accurately reflects Thailand’s lagging efforts to combat human trafficking and … [Read More...]

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Chutima Sidasathian's award-winning photo of Rohingya from 2012
Photo by phuketwan.com

LRWC Newsletter: April – May 2015 Edition

Full PDF Version LRWC ACTION NEWS and UPDATES ARGENTINA The ongoing investigation into the untimely demise of Special Prosecutor Alberto Nisman, charged with investigating the 1994 AMIA bombings, is set to take yet another turn. Prosecutor Viviana Fein is poised to release her report on the death of Mr. Nisman in early June and it is suspected that the report will conclude that Mr. Nisman killed himself. A 203-page medical report was submitted to Prosecutor Fein on 19 May 2015 … [Read More...]