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The Right to Dissent: International law obligations to respect, protect and fulfill the right to participate in public affairs by engaging in criticism, opposition and dissent | Handbook

Waleed Abu al-Khair and Dr. Cindy Blackstock Awarded Law Society of Upper Canada Human Rights Award in Award Ceremony
Event: The True Cost of the Site C Dam | Monday, April 3 – 7-9 PM
Canada: Statement on Restoration of Canada’s Court Challenges Program | Joint Statement
Pakistan: Investigate and Remedy Murder of Mohammad Jan Gigyani and Implement Measures to Protect Jurists | Letter
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LRWC Successes

Pornpen Khongkachonkiet, Somchai Homlaor and Anchana Heemmina: CRIMINAL DEFAMATION CHARGES DROPPED 07/03/17
Khalafalla Al-Afif Mukhtar, Midhat A. Hamdan, Mustafa Adam: RELEASED 06/03/17
Al Hassan Kheiry, Arwa Elrabie and Imany-Leyla Raye: CHARGES DROPPED 19/01/17
Ghada Jamsheer: RELEASED 20/12/16
Nguyễn Văn Đài: WGAD COMPLAINT FILED 29/11/16
Khurram Parvez: RELEASED 25/11/16
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Featured Letter

Canada: Statement on Restoration of Canada’s Court Challenges Program | Joint Statement

Full PDF Version (English) Full PDF Version (Français) 70 Canada-based organizations, including LRWC, endorsed a letter welcoming restoration of Canada’s Court Challenges Program (CCP) and objecting to expansion of the focus to include claims under sections 2, 3, 4, and 27 of the Charter. The letters requests that the proposed mandate be changed to preserve the CCP’s historic mandate of protecting and advancing equality rights and enabling access to courts by marginalized individuals … [Read More...]

Latest Newsletter

LRWC Newsletter: December 2016 – January 2017 Edition

LRWC Action News and Updates | Awards | Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IAHCR) 160th Session | International Crimincal Court (ICC) | UN Human Rights Council Appointments | Notable Report| LRWC Members Working Pro Bono in December and … [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 […]