Latest News and Updates

Implement Accountability Mechanisms for Council Members | Oral Statement to the 35th Session of the UN Human Rights Council
Pakistan and Cameroon: Human Rights Defenders Require Access to Protective Measures | Oral Statement to the 35th Session of the UN Human Rights Council
Myanmar: Ensure Independent Legal Profession and Remedy Threats and Attacks Against Lawyers | Joint Oral Statement to the 35th Session of the UN Human Rights Council
States Must Ensure Independent Judiciary | Joint Oral Statement to the 35th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

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

Colombia: Investigate and Remedy Murder of Naimen Agustin Lara and Ensure Adequate Protection for Human Rights Defenders | Joint Letter

Full PDF Version (English) Full PDF Version (Spanish) Nestor Humberto Martínez Fiscalía General de la Nación Diagonal 22B No. 52-01 (Ciudad Salitre) Bogotá Colombia 25 May 2017 Dear Mr Humberto Martínez, Re: Lawyers’ Collective el Equipo Jurídico Pueblos We write on behalf of the Colombian Caravana UK Lawyers Group (hereafter ‘Colombian Caravana’), Lawyers Rights Watch Canada, Fundación de la Abogacía Española, Lawyers for Lawyers, Colombia Caravana de Juristas the … [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 […]