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Canada: Bill C-51 perverts the rule of law

by Catherine Morris  Law Times (print edition) and Georgia Straight (online), 27 April 2015 One of the worst things about Bill C-51 is that it threatens the rule of law and undermines the integrity and independence of Canadian courts. Bill C51 would allow CSIS and the Minister of Public Safety to co-opt and harness judges in violations of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms (Charter) or other laws in or outside of Canada. This concern must be singled out in the clamour of worries … [Read More...]

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First Nations’ Rights Speaker Series: The Gap between Law and Practice – Cindy Blackstock: Justice for Children | Video

Cindy Blackstock: Justice for Children Pt.1 Cindy Blackstock: Justice for Children Pt.2 Cindy Blackstock: Justice for Children Pt.3 Cindy Blackstock: Justice for Children Pt.4 … [Read More...]

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LRWC Newsletter: February – March 2015 Edition

LRWC Action News | UN Human Rights Council | Notable Reports | Annual General Meeting | LRWC Members Contributing Pro Bono in December and January | Make a Donation Full PDF Version LRWC ACTION NEWS ARGENTINA Prosecutor found shot dead the day before he was to give evidence of government cover-up. On 18 January Argentinean Special Prosecutor Alberto Nisman was found shot dead in his home with a .22 calibre gun nearby. Nisman had been scheduled to testify in front of congress on … [Read More...]

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Thailand: Four years of arbitrary detention of human rights defender, Mr. Somyot Prueksakasemsuk | Statement

Full statement (pdf) Statement 12 May 2015 Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) is a committee of Canadian lawyers who promote human rights and the rule of law through advocacy, education and research. LRWC is an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations (UN). April 30, 2015 marked the fourth anniversary of detention of Mr. Somyot Prueksakasemsuk, a human rights defender and magazine editor, on lèse majesté charges under … [Read More...]

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LRWC Newsletter: February – March 2015 Edition

LRWC Action News | UN Human Rights Council | Notable Reports | Annual General Meeting | LRWC Members Contributing Pro Bono in December and January | Make a Donation Full PDF Version LRWC ACTION NEWS ARGENTINA Prosecutor found shot dead the day before he was to give evidence of government cover-up. On 18 January Argentinean Special Prosecutor Alberto Nisman was found shot dead in his home with a .22 calibre gun nearby. Nisman had been scheduled to testify in front of congress on … [Read More...]