Prisoners: The Right to Medical Treatment – Summary of Preliminary Research | Report

Full PDF Version Prisoners: The Right to Medical Treatment Summary of Preliminary Research Prisoners have a right to receive medical treatment. By arresting and detaining a person, the State takes full responsibility at international law for providing health care to ensure their lives and wellbeing.[1] While prisoners generally do not have a right to choose a specific medical treatment,[2] international human rights law requires State authorities to provide the most appropriate … [Read More...]

Oral Statement to the 27th Session of the UN Human Rights Council, 10 September 2014, Human Rights Defenders Subjected to Arbitrary Detention and Enforced Disappearance

Full PDF Version Date: 10 September 2014 Not Delivered HRC section: Agenda Item 3 Speaker: Gavin Magath (intended) Oral Statement to the 27th Session of the UN Human Rights Council from Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) Human Rights Defenders subjected to arbitrary detention and enforced disappearance Mr. President, Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada commends the Working Group on Enforced Disappearances and its Chair-Rapporteur Ariel Dulitzky for their report to Council, and … [Read More...]

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Bahrain: Arbitrary Detention of Nabeel Rajab | Letter

Full PDF Version Friday, October 10, 2014 Shaikh Hamad bin 'Issa Al Khalifa King of Bahrain Office of His Majesty the King P.O. Box 555, Rifa’a Palace, al-Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain Prince Khalifa bin Salman al-Khalifa Prime Minister Kingdom of Bahrain al-Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain Dr. Ali Fadhul Al-Buainain Attorney General P.O. Box 207 Diplomatic Area, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain Tel: 97317570001/ Fax 97317570005 Dear Excellency, Prime … [Read More...]

Thailand: Pattern of International Human Rights Violations Since 22 May 2014 | Statement

Full PDF Version [errata: The vote on membership in the Human Rights Council takes place 21 October 2014] Thailand: Pattern of international human rights violations since 22 May 2014 Statement 16 September 2014 On 3 September 2014, the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Southeast Asia, expressed serious concern about increasing restrictions on human rights defenders in exercising their rights to peaceful assembly and expression in Thailand.[1] LRWC … [Read More...]

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LRWC Newsletter: September 2014 Edition

LRWC Action News | International Colombia Caravana |  UN Human Rights Council | Education Events | LRWC Members Contributing Pro Bono in September | LRWC Airmiles Full PDF Version LRWC ACTION NEWS BAHRAIN Police assaulted and arrested prominent human rights defender Maryam Al-Khawaja at the Manama airport on 30 August. Ms Al-Khawaja, who is a citizen of both Bahrain and Denmark and resides in Demark, was in Bahrain to visit her father, Abdullah Al-Khawaja, who is currently … [Read More...]