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...]

Event: The True Cost of the Site C Dam | Monday, April 3 – 7-9 PM

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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...]

Myanmar: Need for an International Commission of Inquiry, and an Independent, Self-Governing Legal Profession | Joint Oral Statement to the 34th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full PDF Version Video Stream (Starts at 1:59:39) MYANMAR: Commission of Inquiry into persecution of Rohingya needed - The joint statement of LRWC, the ICJ and the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute, supporting a Commission of Inquiry and called for a proper investigation of … [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...]

Pornpen Khongkachonkiet, Somchai Homlaor and Anchana Heemmina: CRIMINAL DEFAMATION CHARGES DROPPED 07/03/17

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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...]

Khalafalla Al-Afif Mukhtar, Midhat A. Hamdan, Mustafa Adam: RELEASED 06/03/17

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