Colombia: Delegates to the Fifth International Caravana of Jurists to Colombia (August 20-28, 2016) | Invitation and Application Form

Delegates to the Fifth International Caravana of Jurists to Colombia (August 20-28, 2016) If you are interested in providing physical presence, solidarity and accompaniment of Colombian lawyers who are part of the movement for an enduring peace with justice in Colombia, please consider joining a Canadian contingent of lawyers on this delegation to Colombia in August. Below is a background document with a description of the delegation and an application. Invitation and Introduction to Colombia … [Read More...]

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Saudi Arabia: LRWC Calls for Release of Waleed Abu al-Khair and Raif Badawi | Letter

Full PDF Version The Honourable Stéphane Dion Minister of Foreign Affairs 125 Sussex Drive Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G2 Email: stephane.dion@parl.gc.ca Dear Minister Dion; Re: Release of Waleed Abu al-Khair and Raif Badawi Lawyer’s Rights Watch Canada is writing to ask that you request the immediate release of human rights defenders Waleed Abu al-Khair and Raif Badawi during your visit to Saudi Arabia this week. We join the calls of Amnesty International Canada, who also believe Mr. … [Read More...]

Honduras: Canada Has Blood On Its Hands – Justice in Honduras Requires a U-Turn in Canadian Foreign Policy | Press Release

PDF Version (English) | PDF Version (French) Canada Has Blood On Its Hands; Justice in Honduras Requires a U-Turn in Canadian Foreign Policy April 21, 2016 (Ottawa) Today, First Nations women leaders, legal and human rights activists called on the Canadian government to take a lead in calling for an independent, international investigation into the murder of world-renowned Indigenous activist, Berta Cáceres, and to investigate Canada’s engagement with the Central American country since a … [Read More...]

LRWC Newsletter: February – March 2016 Edition

LRWC Action News and Updates | LRWC Participation at the UN Human Rights Council | Annual General Meeting | Awards | LRWC Members Contributing Pro Bono in February and March Full PDF Version ACTION NEWS and UPDATES BAHRAIN Bahrain targets children of human rights defenders with trauma to punish mother and aunt On 14 March 2016, Bahrain security officers arrested Zainab Al-Khawaja and her 15-month-old son. Al-Khawaja and her son are being held in Isa Town prison, where there is … [Read More...]

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Saudi Arabia: LRWC Calls for Release of Waleed Abu al-Khair and Raif Badawi | Letter

Full PDF Version The Honourable Stéphane Dion Minister of Foreign Affairs 125 Sussex Drive Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G2 Email: stephane.dion@parl.gc.ca Dear Minister Dion; Re: Release of Waleed Abu al-Khair and Raif Badawi Lawyer’s Rights Watch Canada is writing to ask that you request the immediate release of human rights defenders Waleed Abu al-Khair and Raif Badawi during your visit to Saudi Arabia this week. We join the calls of Amnesty International Canada, who also believe Mr. … [Read More...]

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LRWC Newsletter: February – March 2016 Edition

LRWC Action News and Updates | LRWC Participation at the UN Human Rights Council | Annual General Meeting | Awards | LRWC Members Contributing Pro Bono in February and March Full PDF Version ACTION NEWS and UPDATES BAHRAIN Bahrain … [Read More...]