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 … [Read more...]

Pakistan: Investigate and Remedy Murder of Mashal Khan and Reform Blasphemy Laws to Comply with International Obligations | Statement

Full PDF Version Wednesday, June 7, 2017 Mr. Mamnoon Hussain President of Pakistan President’s Secretariat Islamabad, Pakistan Tel: +92 51 9204801, +92 51 9214171 Fax: +92 51 9207458 Email: publicmail@president.gov.pk Mr. Mian Nawaz Sharif Prime Minister Prime Minister … [Read more...]

Sudan: Immediately Release Disappeared Lawyer Dong Samuel Luak and Aggrey Idri | Letter

Full PDF Version June 1, 2017 President of the Republic of South Sudan Silva Kiir Mayardit c/o Permanent Mission of the Republic of South Sudan to the United Nations 336 East 45th Street, 5th Floor New York, NY 10017, USA Minister for National Security in the Office of the … [Read more...]

Pakistan: Ensure Legal Representation for Kulbushan Jadhav and Guarantee Right to Legal Counsel | Joint Letter

Full PDF Version On 14 April 2017, the Lahore High Court Bar Association (the “LHCBA”) stated that it will take action against any lawyer who extends their services to Kulbhushan Jadhav, an alleged Indian spy who was sentenced to death in early April 2017 by a Pakistani military court. The … [Read more...]

Maldives: Investigate and Remedy Murder of Yameen Rasheed, and Implement Protections for Human Rights Defenders | Letter

Full PDF Version Yameen Rasheed, human rights activist and outspoken critic of the Maldives government was brutally murdered on 23 April. Mr. Rasheed was the third media figure to be targeted in recent years. Prior to his murder, Mr. Rasheed had been campaigning for investigation of the 2014 … [Read more...]

Pakistan: Take Measures to Protect Members of Religious Minorities From Harm and Prevent and Punish Attacks | Letter

Full PDF Version Lawyer and community leader Saleem Latif, was murdered on 30 March 2017. His attacker has admitted to killing Saleem Latif for adhering to the beliefs of the Ahmadi religion. Prior to the murder, the Government of Pakistan apparently took no action to quell, prevent or punish … [Read more...]

Egypt: Remedy Unlawful Arrest, Detention, and Conviction of Lawyer Mohamed Ramadan | Letter

Full PDF Version Thursday, April 20, 2017 Abdel Fattah el-Sisi President of Egypt Abdeen Palace El-Gomhoreya Square Rahbet Abdin, Abdeen Cairo, Egypt Mohamed Hossam Abdel-Rahim Minister of Justice Lazoghly Square, Ministry of Justice Cairo, Egypt Email: … [Read more...]

Brazil: Prevent and Investigate Acts of Intimidation Against Journalist Érik Silva | Letter

Full PDF Version LRWC objects to the defamation prosecution of Érik Silva, newspaper editor for publishing information about civil servant salaries. The prosecuton contravenes Brazil’s domestic and international law obligations to ensure that journalists and others can exercise rights to freedom of … [Read more...]

UAE: Free prominent rights defender Ahmed Mansoor, held on speech-related charges | Joint Letter

Full PDF Version LRWC joined 88 NGOs to call for the immediate release of prominent, award winning human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor, arrested 20 March for exposing human rights abuses in UAE and the region. UAE authorities claim he is being detained pending investigation of accusations he … [Read more...]

Canada: Reform Access to Information Act | Joint Letter

Full PDF Version (Joint Letter) Full PDF Version (LRWC Letter to Joyce Murray) More than 50 civil society organisations and individuals endorsed an open letter calling on the Liberal Government to reform the Canada's Access to Information Act in accordance with pledges made during the election and … [Read more...]