Canada Campaigns

Canada: Urge Saudi Arabia to Immediately Release Waleed Abu al-Khair | Letter

Full PDF Version 20 December 2016 The Honourable Stéphane Dion Minister of Foreign Affairs 125 Sussex Drive Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G2 Email: stephane.dion@parl.gc.ca   Dear Minister Dion: Re:      Request for Release of Waleed Abu al-Khair by Saudi Arabia LRWC writes … [Read more...]

Canada: Ontario Court of Appeal Upholds Decision of Law Society of Upper Canada – Trinity Western University v. Law Society of Upper Canada (2016 ONCA 518) | Case Summary

On 29 June 2016, the OCA handed down its decision in Trinity Western University v Law Society of Upper Canada (2016 ONCA 518). Justice MacPherson, with both other judges agreeing, rejected TWU’s appeal, finding the original decision of the LSUC to have been made reasonably.  Gavin Magrath presented … [Read more...]

Canada: The Case for Replacing the 2002 Legal Services Society Act – Part II: A Call to Action | Article

Full PDF Version "The Case for Replacing the 2002 Legal Services Society Act - Part II: A Call to Action" appears in the July 2016 edition of the Advocate (74 Advocate 529). This article was authored by the Honourable M. Anne Rowles and Connor Bildfell. A full PDF of this article is available … [Read more...]

Canada: Recommendations for Reforming Canada’s Access to Information Act | Submissions

Full PDF Version In response to the Government of Canada’s invitation for feedback on proposals for the reform of access to information, LRWC and the BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association joined the submissions for reform prepared by the Centre for Law and Democracy. … [Read more...]

Canada: The Case for Replacing the 2002 Legal Services Society Act – Part I: Tracking the Trajectory of Legal Aid in BC | Article

Full PDF Version "The Case for Replacing the 2002 Legal Services Society Act - Part I: Tracking the Trajectory of Legal Aid in British Columbia" appears in the May 2016 edition of the Advocate (74 Advocate 355). This article was authored by the Honourable M. Anne Rowles and Connor Bildfell. A full … [Read more...]

Saudi Arabia: Waleed Abu Al-Khair Nominated for Law Society of Upper Canada Human Rights Award

Nomination Letter from LRWC, UIA, and the Law Society of England and Wales (PDF) Letter of Support from Alex Neve, Amnesty International (PDF) Letter of Support from Adam Coogle, Human Rights Watch (PDF) … [Read more...]

Honduras: Canada Has Blood On Its Hands – Justice in Honduras Requires a U-Turn in Canadian Foreign Policy | Press Release

PDF Version (English) | PDF Version (French) Canada Has Blood On Its Hands; Justice in Honduras Requires a U-Turn in Canadian Foreign Policy April 21, 2016 (Ottawa) Today, First Nations women leaders, legal and human rights activists called on the Canadian government to take a lead in … [Read more...]

Honduras: Canadian Human Rights Delegation to Speak About First-Hand Experience of Violence During Fact-Finding Mission to Honduras | Media Advisory

Full PDF Version MEDIA ADVISORY April 19, 2016 Canadian human rights delegation to speak about first-hand experience of violence during fact-finding mission to Honduras A Canadian human rights delegation just back from a fact-finding visit to Honduras will hold a press conference to make … [Read more...]

Canada: The Necessary Components of an Effective and Integrated National Security Accountability Framework for Canada | Joint Letter

Full PDF Version (English) | Full PDF Version (French) BY EMAIL March 9, 2016 The Honourable Ralph Goodale Minister of Public Safety 269 Laurier Avenue West Otttawa, ON K1A 0P8 Dear Minister: Re: The necessary components of an effective and integrated national security … [Read more...]

Statement: Interactive Dialogue with the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders, 31st Session of the UN Human Rights Council | Joint Statement

The following joint oral statement by Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada and Asian Legal Resource Centre was submitted but was among the statements of  eleven NGOs that could not be delivered during the Interactive Dialogue with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights … [Read more...]