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Saudi Arabia: LRWC Requests Support of Petition to Release Waleed Abu al-Khair to Receive Law Society of Upper Canada 2016 Human Rights Award | Letter

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

Saudi Arabia: Imprisoned Activist Waleed Abu al-Khair Earns Human Rights Award | Human Rights Watch Press Release
Saudi Arabia: Hands off Samar Badawi, says LRWC | Letter
Zambia: Drop Charges and Remedy Wrongful Arrest and Detention of Lawyer Oliver Holland | Letter
China: Cease and Remedy Widespread Human Rights Violations Against Human Rights Defenders and Activists | Joint Letter
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LRWC Successes

Al Hassan Kheiry, Arwa Elrabie and Imany-Leyla Raye: CHARGES DROPPED 01/19/17
Ghada Jamsheer: RELEASED 20/12/16
Nguyễn Văn Đài: WGAD COMPLAINT FILED 29/11/16
Khurram Parvez: RELEASED 25/11/16
Tigor Gempita Hutapea and Obed Sakti Andre Dominika: RELEASED 22/11/2016
Thai Public Broadcasting Service: CHARGES DISMISSED 16/11/16
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Featured Letter

Saudi Arabia: Hands off Samar Badawi, says LRWC | Letter

Full PDF Version 17 February 2017 VIA FAX & EMAIL TO: His Majesty King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud King of Saudi Arabia and Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Office of His Majesty the King Royal Court, Riyadh Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Fax (via Ministry of the Interior): + 966 11 403 3125 Email: info@moi.gov.sa H.E. Waleed bin Mohammad Al Samaani Minister of Justice, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Fax: + 966 11 401 1741 / + 966 11 402 0311 / +966114055399 His Royal … [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

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 […]

International Law Right to Timely and Confidential Access to Counsel | Report

Full PDF Version International Law Right to Timely and Confidential Access to Counsel by Samantha Black Many international and regional instruments recognize the right to counsel, the characteristics of which have been defined through the jurisprudence of regional and national courts, treaty bodies, and additional interpretive documents. This memo examines the current state of international […]