Burma: Presentation and photo exhibit about the persecution of the Rohingya in Burma | Event, Friday May 5 in Mississaugua, Ontario

Horror and Hate: Presentations and a photo exhibit about the persecution of the Rohingya in Burma When: Friday, May 5, 2017 (Program: 7 pm-9 pm | Photo Exhibit 6 pm-9 pm) Where: Noel Ryan Auditorium, Mississauga Central Library, 301 Burnhamthorpe Road West, Mississauga. This free event … [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...]

Viet Nam: Response to Submissions Made by Government of Viet Nam in the Matter of Nguyễn Văn Đài | UN WGAD Petition

Full PDF Version In the Matter of NGUYỄN VĂN ĐÀI: On 17 April 2017 NGOs petitioning for the release of imprisoned Vietnamese lawyer Nguyễn Văn Đài, filed a response to submissions made by Viet Nam on 6 April in reply to the petition filed by the petitioners on 25 November with the UN Working Group … [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...]

Waleed Abu al-Khair and Dr. Cindy Blackstock Awarded Law Society of Upper Canada Human Rights Award in Award Ceremony

Event Promo Poster (PDF) Law Society Gazette Coverage Event Photo Album Event Webcast Archive The Law Society of Upper Canada awarded the 2016 Human Rights Award at a 22 February Event, honouring Human rights defenders Waleed Abu al-Khair and LRWC Member Cindy Blackstock, PhD for their … [Read more...]