Viet Nam: Stop the Crackdown Against Human Rights Defenders and Bloggers | Joint Letter

Full PDF Version  October 16, 2017 A coalition of Vietnamese and international human rights groups are coming together to Stop the Crackdown in Vietnam - Ngưng Ngay Đàn Áp. Vietnam is in the midst of an unprecedented political crackdown against peaceful expression. So far this year, … [Read more...]

Pakistan: Ensure Thorough, Competent, Impartial and Effective Investigation of the Murders of Bilal Anwar Kasi and Victims Sandeman Civil Hospital Quetta Bombing | Letter

Full PDF Version   Wednesday, October 11, 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. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Prime Minister Prime … [Read more...]

Israel: Immediately Release Palestinian Lawyer Muhammed Allan, and End Use of Military Courts to Try Palestinian Citizens | Letter

Full PDF Version Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Prime Minister’s Office 3 Kaplan St. Hakirya Jerusalem 91950 Israel Tel: 972-2-6705555 Fax: 972-2-5664838 pm_eng@pmo.gov.il Minister of Public Security Gilad Erdan The Ministry of Public … [Read more...]

Canada: Reforms to Access to Information Act Inadequate to Ensure Right to Access to Information | Joint Letter with 35 Organizations

Full PDF Version On International Right to Know Day, 28 September, the Centre for Law and Democracy released an open letter to Canada calling for the promised reform of Canada’s 35-year old Access to Information Act and rejecting Bill C-58 amendments as wholly inadequate. The letter, endorsed by … [Read more...]

Thailand: Decriminalize Defamations and Protect Rights of Migrant Workers and Human Rights Defenders | Joint Letter with 87 Organizations

Full PDF Version (English) Full PDF Version (Thai) Joint open letter submitted to Thai authorities September 20, 2017 on the use of criminal defamation and other related charges against 14 Myanmar migrant workers and labour rights activist, Andy Hall by a Thai-owned chicken farm, Thammakaset … [Read more...]

Canada: Bill C-59 Does Not Address Human Rights and Civil Society Concerns | Joint Letter

Full PDF Version (English) Full PDF Version (Français) Over 35 organisations and individuals from across Canadian civil society issued a joint letter to government that lays out overarching concerns with Bill C-59, An Act respecting national security matters. Bill C-59 makes some meaningful and … [Read more...]

Turkey: Immediately and Unconditionally Release Didem Unsal and 17 Other Lawyers | Letter

Full PDF Version Photo: Semih Özakça (L) and Nuriye Gülmen (R) LRWC calls upon Turkey to immediately and unconditionally release Didem Unsal and 17 other lawyers, who were arrested and detained on 12 September 2017. The timing of the arrests was only one day  before the lawyers were scheduled to … [Read more...]

Canada: Canadian Child Hostages Overseas: The Ultimate Commodity – Working Paper by Catherine Morris

Full PDF Version Canadian Child Hostages Oversees, examines Canada’s international law obligations to secure the safe release of Canadian citizens taken hostage and illegally detained abroad generally. The working paper focuses on the current the case of Canadian citizen Joshua Boyle, his wife, … [Read more...]

Colombia: Caravana Lawyers Group Calls Upon Colombia to Stop and Remedy Attacks on Members of the Corporación Colectivo de Abogados Luis Carlos Perez and other human rights defenders (HRDs) | Joint Letter

Full PDF Version (English) Full PDF Version (Spanish) LRWC, la Fundación de la Abogacía Española, Lawyers for Lawyers, the Colombian Caravana UK Lawyers Group, Colombia Caravana de Juristas the Netherlandsand the Colombian Caravana Irish Lawyers’ Group joined to call on Colombia to stop and … [Read more...]

Philippines: Protect Cristina “Tinay” Palabay from Intimidation and Threats | Letter

Full PDF Version Friday, August 18, 2017 H.E. Rodrigo Duterte President of the Republic, Malacañang Palace, JP Laurel St., San Miguel, Manila Philippines Fax: (+632) 742-1641 / 929-3968 E-mail: op@president.gov.ph The Honorable Vitaliano N. Aguirre II Secretary of Justice Padre … [Read more...]