Prisoners: The Right to Medical Treatment – Summary of Preliminary Research | Report

Full PDF Version Prisoners: The Right to Medical Treatment Summary of Preliminary Research Prisoners have a right to receive medical treatment. By arresting and detaining a person, the State takes full responsibility at international law for providing health care to ensure their lives and wellbeing.[1] While prisoners generally do not have a right to choose a specific medical treatment,[2] international human rights law requires State authorities to provide the most appropriate … [Read More...]

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Legal Aid: A Right or a Privilege | PowerPoint Slides

Full PDF Version Author Lois Leslie explains international law rights to legal aid and how legal aid in BC fails to comply with international law standards. The panelists identify the consequences of inadequate legal aid and suggestions for change. Panelist are: Austin Cullen, Associate Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of BC, The Honourable Anne Rowles, Retired Justice of the BC Court of Appeal and lawyers Michael Mulligan, Birgit Eder, and Anthony Robinson. Click to see the LRWC … [Read More...]

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Bahrain: Arbitrary Detention of Nabeel Rajab | Letter

Full PDF Version Friday, October 10, 2014 Shaikh Hamad bin 'Issa Al Khalifa King of Bahrain Office of His Majesty the King P.O. Box 555, Rifa’a Palace, al-Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain Prince Khalifa bin Salman al-Khalifa Prime Minister Kingdom of Bahrain al-Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain Dr. Ali Fadhul Al-Buainain Attorney General P.O. Box 207 Diplomatic Area, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain Tel: 97317570001/ Fax 97317570005 Dear Excellency, Prime … [Read More...]

Columbia: Legitimacy of David Ravelo Crespo’s Conviction Questioned | Joint Statement

Full PDF Version (Spanish)  | Full PDF Version (English) LRWC joined twenty-six NGOs to publish a statement to the Supreme Court of Justice of Colombia, expressing international concern about the conviction of David Ravelo Crespo for aggravated murder and calling on the Court to carefully consider the international community's concerns in this important case. It is widely believed that Mr. Ravelo's prosecution was politically motivated, as a result of his work as a human rights … [Read More...]

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LRWC Newsletter: October 2014 Edition

LRWC Action News | Education Events | LRWC Members Contributing Pro Bono in October | LRWC Airmiles Full PDF Version LRWC ACTION NEWS BAHRAIN Arbitrary detention of Nabeel Rajab continues Nabeel Rajab, one of Bahrain’s most prominent human rights defenders, was arrested and charged with criminal defamation based on an alleged tweet suggesting that the Ministry of the Interior encouraged the use of violence. If convicted he could be sentenced to an additional three years in … [Read More...]