Burma (Myanmar) Campaigns

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...]

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...]