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Turkey: Immediately and Unconditionally Release Idil Eser and 9 Other Human Rights Defenders | Letter
Sudan: Immediately Release Dr. Mudawi Ibrahim Adam, Hafiz Idris and Mobarak Adam Abdalla | Letter
Angola: Prosecution of Angolan Journalists Rafael Marques de Morais and Mariano Brás Lourenço Violates International Law | Joint Letter
Turkey: Immediately Release and Withdraw Charges against Taner Kilic and other Lawyers | Joint 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

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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
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Featured Letter

Turkey: Immediately and Unconditionally Release Idil Eser and 9 Other Human Rights Defenders | Letter

Full PDF Version LRWC calls on Turkey to immediately release Idil Eser, Director of Amnesty International Turkey and nine other human rights defenders arrested and detained on 5 July 2017 ostensibly for investigation of alleged membership in “an armed organization with the purpose of committing the offences listed parts four and five of [the {Penal Code).” The ten arrested are well known for their contributions to peaceful human rights advocacy. No charges have been laid and the detainees … [Read More...]

Latest Newsletter

LRWC Newsletter: April – May 2017 Edition

LRWC Action News and Updates | UN Human Rights Council | Education | Annual General Meeting | LRWC Members Working Pro Bono in April and May Full PDF Version LRWC ACTION AND UPDATE NEWS BRAZIL Editor faces criminal defamation … [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 […]