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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...]

Journalists Chutima Sidasathian and Alan Morison. Photo by Alan Morison

LRWC Newsletter: June – July 2015 Edition

LRWC Action News | UN Human Rights Council | UN Human Rights Committee Review of Canada | Notable Reports | LRWC Members Contributing Pro Bono in June and July Full PDF Version ACTIONS NEWS AND UPDATES BAHRAIN Nabeel Rajab released: Zainbab Al-Khawaja’s sentence increased - Nabeel Rajab, President of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights and prominent human rights advocate, was pardoned and released from prison—ostensibly for health reasons—on 14 July 2015 after serving 3 months of … [Read More...]

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Bahrain: Release Prisoner of Conscience Dr Abduljalil al-Singace as Hunger Strike Reaches 160th Day | Joint Letter

Full PDF Version Forty-two NGOs including LRWC demand the immediate release from prison of prominent human rights defender Dr Abduljalil al-Singace who has been on a hunger strike in prison since 21 March 2015. Dr. Dr Abduljalil al-Singace was sentenced by a military court by life in prison for exposing and speaking against human rights violations in Bahrain. Reports indicate that prison authorities have denied necessary medical attention and subjected him to torture and other prohibited … [Read More...]

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Journalists Chutima Sidasathian and Alan Morison. Photo by Alan Morison

LRWC Newsletter: June – July 2015 Edition

LRWC Action News | UN Human Rights Council | UN Human Rights Committee Review of Canada | Notable Reports | LRWC Members Contributing Pro Bono in June and July Full PDF Version ACTIONS NEWS AND UPDATES BAHRAIN Nabeel Rajab released: Zainbab Al-Khawaja’s sentence increased - Nabeel Rajab, President of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights and prominent human rights advocate, was pardoned and released from prison—ostensibly for health reasons—on 14 July 2015 after serving 3 months of … [Read More...]