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...]

Colombia: Investigate Attacks Against and Ensure Adequate Protection For Human Rights Defenders | Joint Letter

Full PDF Version (English) Full PDF Version (Spanish) Juan Manuel Santos Calderón, President of the Republic of Colombia Palacio de Nariño Carrera 8 No. 7 – 26 Bogotá - Colombia 22nd March 2017 Dear President Juan Manuel Santos, Re: Letter of concern regarding increase in … [Read more...]

Cameroon: Immediately Release and Remedy Arbitrary Detentions of Anglophone Rights Advocates | Letter

Full PDF Version In response to protests against discrimination and marginalization of the English-speaking population and violations of the 1961 unification agreement, the Government has employed measures that violate international law obligations. A crackdown using measures that violate … [Read more...]

Philippines: Immediately Investigate and Remedy Arrest and Detention of Senator de Lima | Letter

Full PDF Version Tuesday, March 28, 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:; Dear President Duterte, Re: Impartial and timely investigation … [Read more...]

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...]