Burma (Myanmar) Campaigns

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...]

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...]

Burma: Statement of Paul Copeland at “Horror and Hate” Presentation on the Persecution of the Rohingya in Burma | Statement

Full PDF Version The following statement was delivered by Paul Copeland at the 5 May 2017 event, Horror and Hate: Presentations and a photo exhibit about the persecution of the Rohingya in Burma. Treatment of the Rohingya in Myanmar I have been asked to prepare a statement on behalf of … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]