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...]

Event: End Labour Exploitation and Trafficking in BC | Thursday, November 16, 6 PM

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Turkey: Lawyer Ramazan Demir Wins IBA Human Rights Award

Turkish human rights lawyer Ramazan Demir is the recipient of the 2017 IBA Human Rights Award. Ramazan Demir has been jailed and prosecuted twice for providing legal representation in high profile cases to lawyers and journalists facing charges because of their legitimate professional activities. … [Read more...]

Canada/USA: Boyle/Coleman Family Rescued

News flash – BOYLE/COLEMAN FAMILY RESCUED IN PAKISTAN. Announcing the very happy news of the release of Joshua Boyle, Caitlan Coleman and their three infant children. Boyle and Coleman were taken hostage in Afghanistan by the Haqqani network in October 2012. The three children were born in … [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: 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 Minister of Public Security Gilad Erdan The Ministry of Public … [Read more...]

Canada: LBWC and LRWC Joint Submission for the Universal Period Review, Third Cycle

Full PDF Version LRWC and Lawyers Without Borders/Canada in Joint Submissions for consideration on the third Universal Periodic Review/Canada recommend that Canada: Ensure protection of rights and access to remedies for people negatively affected by the activities of Canadian corporations … [Read more...]

Bahrain: Summary of Charges against Nabeel Rajab

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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...]

States Must Cooperate with UN Technical Assistance In Ensuring Independence and Integrity of Legal Profession | Joint Oral Statement to the 36th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full PDF Version Video Stream Available (Chapter 37, at 01:06:02) Check Against Delivery Organization:  Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada and Lawyers for Lawyers Item:                 Item 10 – General Debate: Technical assistance and capacity-building Date:                 28 … [Read more...]