Turkey: Turkey Violates International Human Rights Obligations – Prosecution of Ramazan Demir | Letter

Full PDF Version Friday, August 22, 2014 President of Turkey                                                                                                                 Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Cumhurbaskanligi 06100 Ankara, Turkey Fax: +90 312 468 5026 Email: Foreign Minister of Turkey Ahmet Davutoglu, Basbakanlik 06573 Ankara, Turkey Fax: +90 312 417 0476 Email: Dear President Erdoğan and Foreign … [Read More...]

Thailand: Oral Statement to the 26th Session of the UN Human Rights Council – The Council Must Declare the Coup Illegal

Full PDF Version Mr. Budi Tjahjono's statement delivered 23 June 2014 begins at 21:01 Date: June 20, 2014 Document id: ALRC-COS-26-21-2014 HRC section: Item 4, General Debate Speaker: Mr. Budi Tjahjono of Franciscan International Oral Statement to the 26th Session of the UN Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC), NGO with general consultative status and Lawyers Rights Watch Canada, NGO with special consultative status THAILAND: The Council must declare … [Read More...]


Turkey: Submissions on the Universal Periodic Review of Turkey from LRWC, Lawyers for Lawyers and Fair Trial Watch | Report

 Full PDF Version  This submission outlines key concerns regarding Turkey’s compliance with its international and national human rights commitments to guarantee effective access to legal services provided by an independent legal profession as set out in the Basic Principles, which is required to ensure the right to equality before courts and tribunals and to a fair trial, in accordance with Article 14 of the ICCPR. It highlights, in particular, concerns in relation to the following … [Read More...]

Canada: Minister of Foreign Affairs’ Criticisms of Gaza Inquiry are Misleading | Statement

Full PDF Version Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird’s statements slamming recent decisions on Gaza by the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) are one-sided and distort the truth. On 11 August 2014, the Minister called the HRC’s decisions on appointments of members of a Gaza commission of inquiry a “sham” and “an utter shame.” These condemnations follow the Minister’s 23 July 2014 statement, which incorrectly claims that the HRC resolution “completely ignores” the responsibility of Hamas … [Read More...]

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LRWC Newsletter: July 2014 Edition

LRWC Action News | Fourth International Columbia Caravana | International Law Rights to Legal Aid | Michael Mandel Peace Internship | LRWC Members Contributing Pro Bono in July | LRWC Airmiles Full PDF Version LRWC ACTION NEWS Bahrain Human rights groups call for Bahrain to be designated as a ‘country of concern’. LRWC joined the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights and 26 other NGOs in sending a letter to the UK Foreign Affairs Committee requesting that Bahrain be designated as a … [Read More...]