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Bahrain: Comply With UPR Recommendations and Process | Statement to the 36th Session of the UN Human Rights Council
Thailand: Decriminalize Defamations and Protect Rights of Migrant Workers and Human Rights Defenders | Joint Letter with 87 Organizations
Need to Develop Mandatory Code of Conduct for Members of the UN Human Rights Council | Oral Statement to the 36th Session of the UN Human Rights Council
Myanmar: All States Must Use Diplomatic Means to Urge Government of Myanmar to End Humanitarian Crisis | Oral Statement to the 36th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

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

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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

Thailand: Decriminalize Defamations and Protect Rights of Migrant Workers and Human Rights Defenders | Joint Letter with 87 Organizations

Full PDF Version (English) Full PDF Version (Thai) Joint open letter submitted to Thai authorities September 20, 2017 on the use of criminal defamation and other related charges against 14 Myanmar migrant workers and labour rights activist, Andy Hall by a Thai-owned chicken farm, Thammakaset Co.Ltd. 87 national and international organisations, business groups, and parliamentarians including Fortify Rights and LRWC signed on the open letter and urge Thailand to decriminalise defamations and … [Read More...]

Latest Newsletter

LRWC Newsletter: June – July 2017 Edition

LRWC Action News and Updates | UN Human Rights Council, 35th Session, 6 - 23 June 2017 | Publications| Notable Decisions | LRWC Members Working Pro Bono in June and July Full PDF Version LRWC ACTION AND UPDATE NEWS BAHRAIN Nabeel … [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 […]