Canada: Statement on Restoration of Canada’s Court Challenges Program | Joint Statement

Full PDF Version (English) Full PDF Version (Français) 70 Canada-based organizations, including LRWC, endorsed a letter welcoming restoration of Canada’s Court Challenges Program (CCP) and objecting to expansion of the focus to include claims under sections 2, 3, 4, and 27 of the Charter. … [Read more...]

Pakistan: Investigate and Remedy Murder of Mohammad Jan Gigyani and Implement Measures to Protect Jurists | Letter

Full PDF Version March 15, 2017 Mr. Mamnoon Hussain President of Pakistan President’s Secretariat Islamabad Pakistan Tel: +92 51 9204801, +92 51 9214171 Fax: +92 51 9207458 Email: Mr. Mian Nawaz Sharif Prime Minister Prime Minister … [Read more...]

Colombia: Provide Effective Protection for Lawyers at Risk | Joint Letter

Full PDF Version (Spanish) On 24 January lawyer Jhon Fredy Concha Valbuena was shot to death. On 1 February lawyer Jorge Enrique Belalcázar Gutierrez was shot and injured. Gutierrez had previously been denied protection measures by the National Protection Unit. In response to mounting violence … [Read more...]

Sudan: Immediately Release and Remedy Arbitrary Detention of Ms Tasneem Ahmed Taha El Zaki and Ms Nura Obeid Osman | Letter

Full PDF Version Sudan: Ms Tasneem Ahmed Taha El Zaki, human rights lawyer and Ms Nura Obeid Osman, accountant have been detained since 27 December 2016 by the Sudanese Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) without charge or disclosure of the reasons for detention and are denied access to … [Read more...]

Saudi Arabia: LRWC and Others Nominate Waleed Abu al-Khair for the 2017 American Bar Association International Human Rights Award | Joint Letter

Full PDF Version LRWC, the Law Society of England and Wales, Lawyers for Lawyers and the Union Internationale des Avocats joined to nominate imprisoned Saudi Arabian lawyer and human rights defender Waleed Abu al-Khair for the American Bar Association 2017 International Human Rights Award. The … [Read more...]

Cambodia: LRWC and ICJ Submit Amicus Brief in Appeal of Human Rights Defender Ny Chakrya

Full PDF Version (English) Full PDF Version (Khmer) The International Commission of Jurists and LRWC prepared an amicus brief for consideration by the Supreme Court of Cambodia in the appeal by Mr. Ny Chakrya from conviction (22 September 2016) under the Cambodia Criminal Code for: defamation … [Read more...]

Saudi Arabia: Hands off Samar Badawi, says LRWC | Letter

Full PDF Version 17 February 2017 VIA FAX & EMAIL TO: His Majesty King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud King of Saudi Arabia and Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Office of His Majesty the King Royal Court, Riyadh Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Fax (via Ministry of the Interior): + 966 … [Read more...]

Zambia: Drop Charges and Remedy Wrongful Arrest and Detention of Lawyer Oliver Holland | Letter

Full PDF Version Friday, February 17, 2017   Mr. Mumba Malila Attorney-General, Ministry of Justice PO Box 50106 Fairley Road, Ridgeway Lusaka, Zambia   Dear Sir; Re: Wrongful arrest and detention of lawyer Oliver Holland Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada … [Read more...]

China: Cease and Remedy Widespread Human Rights Violations Against Human Rights Defenders and Activists | Joint Letter

Full PDF Version Members of the Human Rights Council are urged to pressure China to stop and remedy widespread and systemic human rights violations against human rights defenders, environmental and democracy activists and lawyers in China which include: enforced disappearances, arbitrary detention, … [Read more...]

Philippines: Investigate and Remedy Unlawful Killing of Veronico L. Delamente | Letter

Full PDF Version Twenty-seven year old Veronico “Nico” L. Delamente, indigenous anti-mining activist, Mamanwa tribal leader and member of the Kahugpungan sa Lumadnongmga Organisasyon (KASALO) was killed on 20 January 2017. He was shot to death by two unidentified men while waiting to meet with … [Read more...]