Latest News and Updates

Report on Khadr | Written Statement to the 13th Session of the UN Human Rights Council
Colombia: Amicus Brief on Compliance of Special Jurisdiction for Peace Act with International Law
Zimbabwe: Ensure Transparency and Independence of Judiciary | Joint Letter
Canada: Condemn Acts of Reprisal and Intimidation against Michael Lynk, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967 | 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


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

Featured Letter

Zimbabwe: Ensure Transparency and Independence of Judiciary | Joint Letter

Full PDF Version Judges of the Supreme Court of Zimbabwe August 3, 2017 The Honorable Robert Gabriel Mugabe The President of the Democratic Republic of Zimbabwe Munhumutapa Building Harare Re: Concerns over Constitution Amendment Bill (No.1) and judicial independence in Zimbabwe. Your Excellency, The undersigned bar associations and organizations concerned with the rule of law respectfully write to note our grave concern over the future of the independence of the … [Read More...]

LRWC at the UN Human Rights Council

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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 […]