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Pakistan and Cameroon: Human Rights Defenders Require Access to Protective Measures | Oral Statement to the 35th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full PDF Version Video Stream Available Here (Chapter 25, at 43:37) The following statement prompted a reply from the delegation of Cameroon, which can be viewed here (Chapter 81, at 02:21:56) Organization:              Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item:                            Item … [Read more...]

Myanmar: Ensure Independent Legal Profession and Remedy Threats and Attacks Against Lawyers | Joint Oral Statement to the 35th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full PDF Version Video Stream Forthcoming The following statement was delivered by Joseph Doyle, LRWC's Representative, on behalf of LRWC and Lawyers for Lawyers. Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada and Lawyers for Lawyers Item: Item 4 – Interactive Dialogue with the Special … [Read more...]

Accountability for Non-Complying Council Members, China and Saudi Arabia | Oral Statement to the 35th Session of the Human Rights Council

Full PDF Version Video Stream Available (Chapter 20 - starts at 35:50) Organization:              Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item:                            Item 3 – General Debate Date:                           12 June 2017 Speaker:                      Mr. Joseph … [Read more...]

Ensure Protection for Hostages as Victims of Trafficking | Oral Statement to the 35th Session of the Human Rights Council

Full PDF Version Video Stream Available Here (starts at 2:03:00) Organization:              Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item 3 – Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children Date:                           9 June … [Read more...]

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...]

Canada: Statement to the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises | Statement

Full PDF Version Organization:     Lawyers Rights Watch Canada Speakers:          Part 1: Gail Davidson Part 2: Catherine Morris Date:                   Monday 29 May 2017 Re:                      Visit to Canada of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational … [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...]

Canada’s Forgotten Child Hostages | Op-ed by Catherine Morris

Joshua Boyle and Caitlan Coleman were travelling in Central Asia when they were captured in Afghanistan in 2012. This family is no less entitled to protection against human rights violations than diplomats, aid workers or journalists. Full PDF Version Canada’s forgotten child hostages … [Read more...]