Burma (Myanmar) Campaigns

Burma: Immediately Investigate and Remedy Murder of Lawyer U Ko Ni | Letter

Full PDF Version Friday, February 3, 2017 President U Htin Kyaw President’s Office Office No.18 Nay Pyi Taw, Republic of the Union of Myanmar Fax: 011 95 1 652 624 Minister of Home Affairs Lt. Gen. Kyaw Swe Ministry of Home Affairs, Office No. 10 Nay Pyi Taw, Republic of the … [Read more...]

Southeast Asia: Systematic violations of the internationally protected rights of Rohingya and other migrants is costing lives and must be stopped | Statement

| full pdf version | | Open Letter to Other States | Letter to Australia | Letter to Canada | Statement 26 May 2015 Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) is a committee of lawyers who promote human rights and the rule of law through advocacy, education and research. LRWC is an NGO in … [Read more...]

Oral Statement to 25th Session of UN Human Rights Council: Concerns about the independence of lawyers in Myanmar | Statement

full .pdf version Date: 17 March 2014 HRC section: Agenda Item 4 Speaker: Ms. Vani Selvarajah Oral Statement Item 4: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar, Mr. Tomas Ojea Quintana Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) & Lawyers … [Read more...]

Myanmar: Call for Release of Prisoners of Conscience Held in Myanmar | Letter

Full PDF Version Tuesday, October 22, 2013 U Thein Sein President Republic of the Union of Myanmar President Office Fax: +95 67 404 146/ 106 Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar Fax: + 95 1 652 624 Dear President and Attorney General; Re: Call for Release of Prisoners of Conscience Held … [Read more...]

Myanmar: Oral Intervention at the UN Human Rights Council on Prisoners of Conscience | Video

Oral Intervention by Vanitha Selvarajah at the UN Human Rights Council on Prisoners of Conscience On March 12, 2013, Vanitha Selvarajah gave an oral intervention on behalf of LRWC at the 22nd session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on the release of prisoners of conscience in Myanmar and the … [Read more...]

Myanmar: Oral Statement to the UNHRC on the Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar | Statements

PDF version Date: 12 March 2013 HRC section: Agenda Item 4 Speaker: Ms. Vani Selvarajah Oral Statement to the 22nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council from Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC), a non-governmental organization in special consultative status, and Lawyers for Lawyers (L4L) and … [Read more...]

Burma: Attacks on demonstrators; Arrest of political dissident, Nyi Nyi Lwin (U Gambira) | Letter

Attacks and arrests of peaceful demonstrators 29 November and 3 December LRWC has been extremely disturbed by the violent police crackdown on 29 November 2012 against peaceful villagers and monks demonstrating against expansion of the Lapadaung Taung Copper Mine. More than 50 monks and 40 villagers … [Read more...]

Burma: Lawyer Saw Kyaw Kyaw Min | Letter

In October 28, 2008, lawyer Saw Kyaw Kyaw Min was accused of engaging in an offence described as contempt of court / disrupting judicial servants while defending clients in a criminal proceeding. The alleged criminal act involved Saw Kyaw Kyaw Min's refusal to make his clients face the court after … [Read more...]

Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand: Business enterprises and attacks on human rights defenders and protestors | Oral Statement, UN Human Rights Council

Full PDF Version 21 June 2012 Item 3: Interactive Dialogue with the Working Group on the Issue of Human Rights and Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises Oral Statement to the 20th Session of the UN Human Rights Council from Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC), a … [Read more...]

Burma: Restore professional licenses of thirty-two lawyers & dismiss contempt proceedings against U Kyaw Hoe and Daw Thinza Hlaing | Letter

Lawyers Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) and Lawyers for Lawyers (L4L)[1] have been following current statements and efforts of the government of the Union of Myanmar towards reform and respect for human rights. Several positive steps have been taken, such as the establishment of a national human rights … [Read more...]